We are having the hottest days of the year here thus far, so one might think we'd be sitting on the front porch with cool glasses of lemonade in hand, but alas, we are making hay. I snapped this shot of Allie and Henry when the hay wagon rolled in around 9:00 p.m.
Last week was VBS at our church and I am part of the coordination team. After several months of planning and painting, it was time to open our doors to the the 11 and under crowd. What an awesome and crazy week! We had about 100 kids having fun learning about Jesus everyday. Here are a few pictures. Sorry family, there are none of Caleb.....they all turned out blurry.....he just never stops moving :O)
Thirteen years ago today I gave birth to my first child. A beautiful 7 lb. 15 oz. baby girl we named Allie. Where does the time go? Am I the only mom who cries on their children's birthdays? I was looking through pictures of when we moved to the farm seven years ago. Allie was six. Now, my eyes are filling with tears because I realize that in seven short years she will be twenty. What's a mom to do?
I just want to pause and thank the Lord for the gift of my precious Allie.
"Heavenly Father, thank you for blessing me with an amazing daughter. Help me to savor every moment that I have with her. Give me the wisdom to raise her as a young woman who hungers for you. Remind me daily that while the days are sometimes long, the years are ever shorter and being a mom is the most important mission I have. I ask these things in the name of Jesus. Amen"
Allie- I love you more than words can express. You are my right arm most days and a treasure to our family. You grow more beautiful every year. May God bless you richly.
Yesterday was a big day at our house. We had a tree moving company relocate 20 trees, that we planted about six years ago, to our immediate yard. WOW - What a difference! Check out the "Before & After" shots.