November 28, 2012

It's been a week...

...and it's now all starting to sink in.

         Our home of 18+ years was destroyed by fire and smoke early in the morning of November 18th.
                                            THANK YOU,  Lord we all made it out safely!!
                                    We can not be grateful enough for the blessing of life today.
                                                    The Lord must have more work for us.

It's been a lot to process. All the memories, all the photos lost, running through the house in my mind and remembering where everything all runs through my head.  I'll never be able to bring any of my kids back "home", we'll never have family devotions in the living room again, I'll never make pizza in the kitchen again - all the "never again" things that run through your mind make me pause and realize my life just changed. A lot. We're all "down-sizing" and taking inventory of what is important to us. I know the Lord has a lesson for my family in all of this. Romans 8:28 must be taken to heart and trust that God will use this gigantic loss for GOOD.

Thank you all for your prayers for us. We have a lot of things to deal with today and as we look ahead.

November 13, 2012

3 Months and Counting!

It's been three months since little Joanna made her grand appearance!

We are so thankful for this little bundle of joy and are enjoying watching her grow.