Friday, May 27, 2016

I have some incredible friends that not only pray for me, check on me, but have gifted me with some beautiful things to try & help ease my heartbreak. Thank you Jesus for people who love. Who reach out. They may not have the "right things to say" because there is no such thing. But knowing you have people in your corner....there really are no words. Just a simple "I'm checking on you" sure can go a long way. Heartache isn't something that just goes away, even when life continues to move on. My heart is shattered. Yet I praise on through the pain. I don't know when I'll feel "normal" again. As I heal, I still worship as tears burst forth at random moments. I'm so grateful for the Holy Spirit because He is truly the greatest comforter. And He uses people to bring His special love to those who need it. If you are reading this & you know someone hurting, reach out. You don't have to give them a list of scriptures. Just give them love.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Healing outdoors is good for the heart, mind & soul.

Friday, May 20, 2016

What a precious surprise for my heart from a sweet friend. You have no idea how much your thoughtfulness means.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

This is something D & I debated on sharing publicly. But many of you have showered us with prayer for years on this "having a baby journey." So we wanted you to know that we miscarried this week. I want to ask that you would please be sensitive in your comments. Even though words come from places of love. They sure can sting. In the middle of this heartache, me being able to get pregnant is difficult to see as hopeful when it's so hurtful at the moment. The Lord has been doing tremendous things in our lives & He is good. Through this pain. He is still good. And even though we don't understand. We still trust. We know there is something better coming our way. The Lord has been getting us ready & stirring our souls for awhile now. This year He gave us the word "Fruitfulness." And He has shown out in many ways already. He is NOT done. Just be praying for us as we heal, in all areas & as we get ready for what God has in store for us in the future. Thank you for your prayers, your support & your love. We love you all so much!
This song by Amanda Cook from Bethel Music has become our anthem through this. Here are a few of the lyrics...

I will trust
Here in the mystery
I will trust
In You completely
Awake my soul to sing
With Your breath in me
I will worship
You taught my feet
To dance upon disappointment
And I, I will worship
Let the weary rise
Lift their eyes to see
Your love crushing every lie
Every doubt and fear

Friday, May 13, 2016

Our official 16th wedding anniversary photo.

Happy Birthday to this chatterbox! Who constantly surprises us with new words & sentences. He says well over 500 things. Could be more at this point. He's too smart! And we love him to bits!