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Mar 07 2015

one little reflection

We see ourselves in our children better than in any mirror. ~Lisa-Jo Baker, Surprised By Motherhood, p187~   I believe God loves us too much to leave us flailing in our self-centered universes, so He delivers these tiny reflections of ourselves into our homes with earthquake effectiveness. ~Lisa-Jo Baker, Surprised By Motherhood, p187~

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Feb 05 2015

from Great Grandma

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Evangeline Joy was ecstatic to receive mail, and plopped herself right down in a rocking chair to read her card from Great Grandma and Great Grandpa. She and I will have fun birthday shopping using her birthday money too.  

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Feb 05 2015

Twins with a 29 year gap

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My parents think it is kind of amazing to be reliving a lot of my little girl days through my own daughter. She has different shaped eyes than I do (thanks to her daddy’s narrower almondy eyes), but her profile and her the growth pattern of her hair, and her smile, etc ~ they are […]

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Feb 02 2015

Tea for Two: a birthday tea party

Ever since I can remember, I dreamed about having a daughter and celebrating her second birthday with a “tea for two” theme. Well, dreams (especially the silly little ones) sometimes come true. And I try to remind myself that the way God plans my dreams are better than the way I would plan them. It […]

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Sep 12 2014

leading a wee army

You are as much serving God in looking after your own children, and training them up in God’s fear, and minding the house, and making your household a church for God, as you would be if you had been called to lead an army to battle for the Lord of hosts. ~C.H. Spurgeon~

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Jun 26 2014

Time rolls on

Time is an ever rolling stream. How true. Isaac Watts, in beautiful hymnody, hit the nail on the head. Here and here are his pertinent, poetic reminders. I am so thankful that God is giving me grace to truly, fully enjoy my three miraculous children right now, even as I so long and pray and […]

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Apr 21 2014

Tangible Resurrection

I am so humbled that God gave me the incredible gift of little humans that show God’s incredible power, His love of drawing straight with crooked lines, His miraculous ways of bringing forth life ~ how good and gracious God is to give us these treasures to enjoy here on earth and that He entrusts […]

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Feb 03 2014

Our little girl’s first birthday!

Happy Birthday, beautiful Evangeline! What joy! What good news! She brings joy and good news to us each day, thanks be to God. What a year… Psalm 103:1-5 Bless the Lord, O my soul,     and all that is within me,     bless his holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul,     and forget not all his […]

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Oct 21 2013

Giving them My All

“…There must be in every centre of humanity one human being upon a larger plan; one who does not ‘give her best,’ but gives her all.” ~G.K. Chesterton~

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Oct 04 2013

She is my sunshine

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She makes me happy when skies are grey!

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