Thursday, March 24, 2011

Not Out of the Woods Yet

Parenting is hard. Marriage is hard. Life is hard.

We still have so many things going on right now that just make my head and heart hurt. But, God can heal broken hearts and lives and I know He has plans to restore our family. The waiting is hard, but will be so worth it. Right? It will be so worth it, right?

We still need wisdom and prayers.

But, life has been good, too. We are attending a church that we really like. The children are getting fed weekly with memory verses and Bible stories. We have even gone to my sister's church in La Plata a few times this month and really enjoyed it. I wish we weren't so far away from them or we'd visit more often. The kiddos love being at their house and cannot wait until we get to go again. Maybe for Easter.

We enjoyed some warmer weather last week and got to have a playdate at the park with some friends that just moved back from New Hampshire. Rick even did a bit of fishing. Now they are talking about us possibly getting some snow this weekend or early next week. That would be crazy.

The kiddos are all doing well in school. It seems to be a daily struggle with Cody, but Kari and Noah seem to enjoy doing school work and going above and beyond when it comes to their studies. Kari has entered a few writing contests and attends a math enrichment class. Noah loves to read and consistently tells us about the author of the month. He also attends an enrichment class for reading.

Kari has recently started hanging out with a girl from her class who also lives around the corner from us. It is neat to see her walking home from school with her friends and have Mckenna over for dinner or playtime. Noah struggles with her being gone, but also enjoys the time he gets to have Momma and Daddy all to himself.

Like I said, life is hard, but still good.            


I am not sure how it started. I guess maybe it was a genuine illness at first. Then the teenager babysat a little late on a Saturday night. ...