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

Monday, May 14, 2012


Today for a few minutes I wanted my old life back.

The baby crying, the preschool training.

I was tired and just thought, "I want my old life back"

But then I wondered...
what old life?
Which one?
Life changes so much, seasons coming and going.

No it's not my old life I need back it's an old perspective.
A perspective written many years ago,
penned by men who were inspired by the Holy Spirit to write the very Words of God.

That is what I need,
Christ's perspective.

For this life;
this season.

Christ's strength to get me through.

today, I press on toward the goal,
running with perseverance and eyes to the sky.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

It's Just Busy Around Here, Even When It's Not

We've been busy.
I had two recent court dates regarding the kids, basically when the state removes children they set a hearing 5-6 months out to check on the kids and their placement.
It was pretty identical for both the cases we are involved in.
The judge said things will remain as they are.
I am back in court later this month and things could change for the older kids, but really I am unsure; our farthest our court date is in August so mentally I am preparing to have the older kids until then.

So we remain at a household of 9.
For now.
One of the biggest changes in my life right now is that fact that at court this week the judge ruled that the older two kids can now go to their maternal grandparents unsupervised.... meaning the slow wean out of our house has begun. 
They have spent the last 2 evenings there, getting dropped off shortly before bedtime.
So far so good.
Things have been quieter, today I sat on the floor playing with Aubry and panicked at one point, "Where are the other kids!?" For a second I thought I had forgotten to get them at school.

Well here are some pictures -- Aubs sleeping with her dolly.

Not an uncommon sight. Sarah, Nik, Lexi, Illana, Aubry and I all hanging out!

I got a date night with Steve and Justin a few weeks back- so much fun to enjoy them both. 

Justin purchased this lobster shirt- he has quite the style in clothing.

Lexi and I snuck out for a girls night and saw Mirror Mirror. We liked it and it was nice seeing a movie where nothing got blown up or shot up!

Illana is a drawing fool!! She loves to pick up anything she can write with and write, write, write.
 We sure are busy around here.
Wrestling Spanos style.
We just can't help it, it's our love language I guess.
Aubry reminds me a lot of Justin, always wanting to be held and loved on; the back sling is the easiest for when I am doing housework and a sling is great for out and about.
Illana got into the pantry one afternoon, Kix cereal and white chocolate chips, boy oh boy did she ever eat those chocolate chips!!
So that's been some of our day to day,
I also did some catching up on friends blogs, have been working on the front patio area and can't wait to start some new projects with pallets!!
Happy day!


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