once upon a time there was a family who was yet to be complete. there was a mom and a dad and five beautiful children. they loved one another very much and thought that their family of seven was very busy and full. but Someone thought that another person needed to be added to make the bouquet of roses more beautiful. whoever heard of only getting a bouquet of five roses anyway, right? adding another baby would give us a half dozen rosebuds that would bloom into beautiful roses in our family garden. so, along came jonah to make our family complete.
on may 18, 2011, he made his entrance into the world in fine fashion.
our wonderful nurse, melanie, got him cleaned up right away
and taught him how to sun bathe, which he absolutely loved.
it soon came time to notify the world
how did people ever know anything before cell phones and texting?
i was first to love on him after his bath.
he cleaned up beautifully!
then he was welcomed with lots of kisses from daddy
and great big smiles from all of his siblings
family and friends soon came to welcome him
soon we took him home and he found his special place within our family
jonah was God's masterful touch added to our family bouquet of roses
but this is not the end of this story
only the beginning to the many stories we will all tell about the time jonah came into our family
just some insights into my thoughts and feelings about my life and what God is revealing to me and how i am experiencing His grace and mercy in so many ways. please feel free to comment and share your heart here too. i'd love to hear from you. you never know whose life you just might touch with your insights as well.
My First Blog Entry March 27, 2009
laying my heart at the feet of Jesus well, here goes. not really sure how this is going to go but i do believe it is in my heart to begin to share some of the things that God is doing in my life and secrets that live in my heart. i've really been inspired by a blog that i have just begun to read by a young, sweet mommy (what she calls herself). happening upon her blog was not an accident but, i believe, a direction from the Lord. as i have read much of what she has written from her heart, i've been moved to tears and smiled a lot, enjoying partaking of what she has shared. wondering if anything that i have to share might move anyone as her writings have moved me, i thought that i just might let some of my heart be opened to those interested in hearing the secrets in the heart of a wife and mom who sometimes feels as if she might drown in the difficulties of raising five children if it weren't for my God who is ever so merciful and His Grace who is ever so powerful. as i write this, tears stream down my own face, thinking of some of the situations that i am laying at the feet of Jesus at this very moment in my life. this seems to make it plain to me that going forward with this new adventure of blogging may just be a way for God to continue to remind me of His love and His goodness toward me. open heart surgery, with God's love as the knife, that's kind of what it feels like. cutting away the dead, useless pieces and repairing it with His intense, unconditional love. i hope that a few people are touched and moved to sharing their lives as well by reading some of what i may reveal of myself as i continue to lay my heart at his feet and trust Him to keep it and make it whole.
i am a wife of 19 years to my wonderful husband, aaron. a mom of 6 precious children (josiah 17, rachel 16, olivia 14, amanda 12, jacob 3, & our newest addition, baby jonah, born may 18, 2011. my life is full and exciting as i depend upon God to empower me to take on the everyday tasks that are set before me. i love God with all my heart as He has revealed His amazing love for me. i love sharing many of the things He has shown me in a Bible study at my church. allowing Him to use me to unveil Truth is a very big part of my life. it is just all so "GOOD!"