Thank you so much for taking the time to visit our family blog. This may be your first visit here, or you may be a friend from across the globe, or family that we have just seen. Who ever you may be, thanks for taking the time to read about our little family, and all we are learning on this adventure the Lord has called us to live! Here you will find, the random thoughts, funny stories, prayer requests, and the journey our family and Jack is on with his battle with Leukemia.

Life these days

Has been full of packing!!! Hard to believe we are moving in a week and a half. There is still so much to do! I have not had much time to do anything recently, other than clean and pack! And if you saw the inside of my house right now, you would certainly think that I have not done one minute of cleaning! We are having a yard sale this Saturday morning, so if you know where we live, come on over from 8-12 and help us get rid of some stuff!!!

Last week our next door neighbor died suddenly of a heart attack, and it left our neighborhood in a state of shock. He was only 45 years old, and was the glue of our community. I had the honor to serve our neighbors be designing the program for the funeral as well as take photos of the funeral. You can see them here. It was a hard week. We also had the honor to host the reception at our house for the many friends and family who came to mourn the loss. This past week, gave me such a deep love and heart for our community and the coming move, has only become sadder to me. I know the Lord has a plan, yet I cannot help but wonder why now.

I look forward to seeing the Lord's plan unfold, as I cannot even begin to understand it! Isn't God's word so true when it says in Isaiah 55:8,9, "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts."

When I think of the early death of our neighbor, and when I think I know what the best situation for us will be, I keep coming back to this verse. His thoughts are not mine, and that is a good thing. Although I do not completely understand it, I am so glad God is not like me! That would actually be quite scary!

In the middle of all the craziness of packing and life, I managed a weekend trip to North Carolina to see my sister and have some down time. It was so refreshing and fun to be with her. How I miss her so! While I was there, the new camera that the Lord provided arrived (I had it shipped there)! I have been having so much fun with it! The pictures below were my official first shoot with it! There is much I will need to learn about this camera, as it it VERY different than my other one. So hopefully, the pictures will only get better from here!

Hopefully, I will get some more long overdue pictures and updates up soon!


Jecholia said...

It is a wonderful thing to see your heart for your neighbor. You have pleased God by obeying his command "to love your neighbor as yourself". You are a good example to me.