Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Misphah and Shen. He named it Ebenezar, saying , "Thus far the Lord has helped us." 1 Samuel 7:12

Friday, April 09, 2010

You'll Wanna Stick Around

This is my friend Katie.
Each year while our kids home school test we get to play.
This year our playing meant the world to me.
I'm lucky, I get to plan our adventures and she doesn't question what we do; she smiles her beauteous smile and we head out.
This year I made her drive.

I love Katie for who she is and the friend that she is to me.
Katie's story is really neat and in some ways parallels my own. Her story now holds an extra special place in my heart. Katie is the mom of a daughter and a son, wife to a knight on a shiny firetruck, bow and arrow in his hand. Katie is an amazing mom and her daughter Faith is one of the most precious young ladies I know. Faith has a heart of gold and her 10-year-old life already mirrors her Savior Jesus Christ.

But Katie's story, that's the story that is near to my heart right now. The simple version: Katie found out she was going to be a mom at the age of 16,
Faith was born 2 weeks after her 17th birthday.

See, my life took a turn for the different on Monday, March 29th when my 16-year-old son came home with BIG news.
My 16 year old son, who is a gift from God and a huge joy in my life, gave me the news that his girlfriend is pregnant. Their child will be born 2 weeks after he turns 17.
Yep, you read that correct. Go back and read it again if you think you misread it.
You can believe I will be blogging this journey.

This journey from motherhood to Yiayia-hood*.

"Be joyful always,
Pray continually
Give thanks in all circumstances for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."
1 Thes. 5:16-18


Stie said...

You are a beautiful person both inside and out. You're a wonderful mother and I know Steve would be the first to say you are an outstanding wife. Our God is a God FULL of surprises :) I just know this new chapter in your life will be a blessed one. I love you more than you will ever know. Please stay just the way you are!

Glorianne said...

First off I want to say that I am a bit jealous of Katie that she has you in her life to plan an adventure. I want to get on a plane and go hang out with you and whatever you have planned...
But then you offered the BIG news. To that I am confident that I can put an amen to whatever your mom said. But seriously, how can this are my cute as a button little red haired cousin. When did you age past 7?

Hi I'm Michelle said...

Glorianne- I am grown now and just think you now have another cousin on the way! I would love for you to come to Florida, if you come we have room to put you up!! We love guests, especially Chute guests from Maine :-) 3 miles from the beach, 1 hour from Disney?? E-mail me cuz!

MochaPrincess said...

WOW! I did not see that coming. Okay. You are just awesome simply awesome and I can only hope that I can be the mom that you are. The fact that he told you and did not just act like nothing happened is huge and you guys just rock. There is no perfection and I can't wait to be on this journey with you! God bless and congratulations as it is simply that!

Anonymous said...

Michelle- I love your spirit of worship in all things. You are beautiful inside and out. Your love of the Lord and understanding of His grace to us is uplifting. I will grieve and rejoice with you. May HE who was there will continue to be there in this journey. May HE go before you and prepare a place for you. I will be praying for you and yours. *HUGS*TEARS*SMILES*JOY*GRACE*PEACE*
Robyn-Flowery Branch

Katie said...

I love you too my friend! i thouroghly enjoyed our time together no matter how creepy :) I am proud of you!!!

Robin said...

Praying with you my Friend as you walk this journey with your son...
love and hugs

tessahjake said...

Love you!


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