Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Happy 8.5 Mia!

8 1/2 years!  Time flies!  Seriously.  I can't believe our little girl is 8 1/2 today.  She's not a little girl anymore, she's growing up.  It hurt worse when Brad told me she was half way to 17.  Yikes!  Thankfully we are not there yet.  Today we will do a little celebration for her.  She wanted a lemon cake, so that is what it is.  Here's the sweet girl on her half birthday! 

She is as sweet as she looks.  She's been memorizing verses for Sparky's (Awana club) and one of her verses came from Revelation 21:4, "He will wipe away every tear from their eyes.  There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."  As she was memorizing, she asked me if we could add in no more seizures too and I told her for sure.  She now will ask to pray after a seizure and always throughout the day whenever we pray for God to take away her seizures.  Patiently, we wait on God's timing for that. 

Thank you for praying for our sweet girl!

Thursday, April 07, 2016

These kids...

They keep me on my toes!  I don't know that anything has changed since the last time I blogged; we are doing well. 

Parenting is definitely not for the weak hearted.  I keep having to remind myself that I'm in it for the marathon, not the sprint.  That seems especially true when your kids need so much discipline.  You think, why haven't they gotten this yet, I have told them a million times that they shouldn't be mean to their brother/sister.  Then I need only look in the mirror at my own reflection and think about how God is constantly working on me, does He ever say the same things about me?  We are born sinful and we are always maturing.  I just have to keep reminding myself how little my kids are and that the time invested now will pay dividends (hopefully) when they are older.  It's a journey, not a destination. 

And they are good kids.  But they are kids and make mistakes.  I guess the hardest part is getting to the heart of the matter, getting them to realize the heart issue about it. 

On a different note, Mia had a seizure at MARE yesterday.  We had finished her riding lesson and were in the barn looking at some things.  I didn't see it happen, but all of a sudden I hear a crash and she is flat on her back on the floor.  But, by the grace of God, she still had her riding helmet on and she fell backwards.  Her head was totally protected and she got away with no bumps, bruises or scrapes at all.  Even through all of the junk of the seizures, I see God's hand on her life in a mighty way.  Over and over again, He protects her.  I'm so grateful.  Thank you Lord!
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