Monday, September 16, 2013

Here I am!


We've had a full Summer, in every way possible. We've had good news and bad news, I've had the honor of being called "mommy" by the beautiful girls in the photo below (oh my heart!), I let them go when the time came with many tears, we've had lots and lots of doctor visits, we have pulled together as a family while Daniel (Ben's brother) started chemo (1 week down only 8 more to go!!!), I've thought about giving up writing this blog because I felt like I was doing a terrible job but was encouraged to keep at it by some beautiful mamas....we have been really living. Boy this summer stretched me out of my comfort zone! Several foster children, cancer, my children growing up into new things and new independent people, helping mamas get their children back, being present as a heartbroken mother accepted Christ, I've witnessed God's faithfulness, received His grace, felt His Love and peace in my heart and family, and I've seen miracles with my own eyes. I'll tell you more in the days to come, but for now know that my life and heart are FULL, and I'm ready to come back! Love to all, Sam

 

10 comments:

Melissa Lyon West said...

I'm glad you are still here:)

Crys McKissick said...

Thanks for sharing the beautiful journey God has you and your family on!

Leslie said...

I'm so glad that you've decided not to give up on the blog. Even if you can't post often, I still would love to come on here and read the updates you're able to post. You're so encouraging, and I'm at a time in my life where I need it a bunch.

Aimee Raggio said...

I love you, dear heart!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for keeping up with your blog. I truly look forward to reading more about your busy summer and all the wonderful things you do/create. Keep up this amazing blog!!!
Love from Amanda in Ontario, Canada

Heather Warren said...

love lovr love reading your blog! such a refreshment to my day to read about your and your family, struggles, joys, heartache and triumphs....So encouraging know we can get thru!

Dawn said...

Glad you are back!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sam,

I watch everyday for your new post. It lets me keep up with you and your family since we see each other so little and I don't even get the chance to talk to your Mom that often. So I am so glad to hear you are going to continue blogging. I love your pic's and you outlook on life. God has truly blessed you. Love and prayers always. Pegi Gilmore.

Anonymous said...

I am so glad to see your post and equally glad to know you are back. I look forward to reading your blog and check it often. Your family stories (happy and sad) give me inspiration daily.
Lindsay in Toronto, Ontario

Anonymous said...

I love reading your updates no matter the frequency. You are such an inspiring lady - your positivity shines through even when the going is tough <3 Becks, UK