Thursday, May 28, 2015

Precious Girls, Precious Days.

   This morning I came out of my bedroom to find 8 year old Grace playing with 5 year old Mercy (little bit) at the top of the stairs.They were playing so peacefully and beautifully with Grace's Addy doll and a mish mash of ponies, buttons, paper dolls and Grace's homemade dollhouse crate. The Lord reminded me of what a blessing it was to see my 2 precious girls sitting there playing together. There will come a day all too soon that I won't come out of my bedroom and stumble upon this beautiful scene. These precious little girls will have families of their own!

" Lord, help me not to miss out on the beautiful seemingly small blessings of today. Help me not to let my wrecked house steal the joy out of this season of my children's lives. Help me not to get overwhelmed but to let your peace and your joy flood my heart all the day long."

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Isaac Visits his Current School of Choice

For the past 2-3 years now Isaac has been saying that he would like to become a doctor. We have tried our best to encourage him and provide him with opportunities to explore the medical field. As of right now, at age 11, he says he wants to attend VCOM for medical school which is located only about 20 minutes from us. We know Isaac's personality and and feel that he would make a wonderful doctor if that is what God has called him to do!
 It took me several months to set it up but I was able to arrange for him and James and a few of their friends to tour the medical school. I was so grateful for how  the VCOM students and staff went over and beyond to make time for us and answer all of the kids questions about what it is like to attend the school. They even gave us demonstration about the human heart and a tour of the school!

This is Isaac listening to my heart while a 1st year VCOM student instructs him.

Our group with the 3 VCOM students wearing purple uniforms. 

After the tour, the boys and I enjoyed walking around
downtown Blacksburg and a delicious lunch at Chipotle! 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Grace is starting to catch me!

Grace is growing up... way too fast! I just think she looks so grown up here. I'm not sure there could be much better than having an 8 year old girl!