Today I was watching my kids play and was overwhelmed with thankfulness! And I started really reflecting on how good I have it! Our family life is similar to most...committments to honor, schedules to meet, misunderstandings with communication, and the stress and struggles that accompany all of those things. Unfortunately, I tend to lose focus of all God has placed in my very undeserving hands.
Today I am thankful! I am the wife of a Godly man, a committed man, a man that I am proud of and am very much in love with! I am the mommy of a smart, vivacious, tender-hearted, precious three year old girl who makes my heart swell with emotion and love. I am the mommy of a busy, smiley, funny little guy that has stolen my heart and who has changed me forever. Today I am so thankful!
Perspective is a funny thing. Nothing special happened today. Nothing out of the ordinary shook my thinking or emotions. Nothing special came by way of mail or phone. Yet...still today I am very thankful!
I am undeserving, but God is gracious and so today I am thankful!
"From the fullness of His grace we have all received one blessing after another."~John 1:16
This is what makes my heart swell with thankfulness today!...
Sweet baby boy!
My precious girl!My most amazing husband in his element...just one of the reasons I love him so much and feel overwhelmed that I was chosen to be his bride!
"But God doesn't call us to be comfortable. He calls us to trust Him so completely that we are unafraid to put ourselves in situations where we would be in trouble if He doesn't come through." Francis Chan
Saving Ivan (a different Ivan:)!
This sweet boy has turned 2 and in 2 very short years he will be transeferred to an adult mental institution unless his family comes for him! He has Apert Syndrome (click his pic to learn more) and is such a smart boy. Please consider giving to increase his grant through RR. Maybe the Lord is calling you to be his forever family! You could change this child's life!
Smolensk Russia Time
Great times, tough times, joyful moments and sad moments...we are a team and sticking together!
The love of my life! He keeps me grounded and is the most incredible man that the Lord could have ever blessed me with.
TONS of personality, always ready for an adventure and she couldn't be any sweeter!
Full of charm and smiles galore...our tender hearted little guy!
Sweet beyond words...with a little stinker mixed in!