Wednesday, November 20, 2013


The last two weeks have been a whirlwind. We have had a lot of adjustments to make with unexpectedly having a newborn in the house, they were happy adjustments, just a search for a new rhythm really. We've changed up schedules a bit, rearranged the family closet to accommodate another little one, learned a new sleep schedule, trained other tiny hands to be gentle, we've made lots of extra time for snuggling and bonding, had doctor and hospital visits as we got our little girl through her first real illness (RSV), we have become expert bottle feeders (at least we feel like we are much better at it!), and little Lyric has just fit in perfectly.

I would like to also add writing back into our new rhythm, so I've decided to try and post everyday, even if it's just a few words and a picture of our day. I do miss this place, and being regular here, but with so much life going on under my roof it has been hard to make time for it.

I've counted and since we found out we were having a new babe (just two hours before we got our first foster kids!) we have had the pleasure of ministering and loving on eight children. What blessings they have all been! To get to be the soft place to land on the worst day of their life, to get to be the ones that comfort them, to get to be the hands and feet of our sweet Savior while ministering to their little bruised souls....we just feel so honored that God would trust us with such a huge responsibility and allow us to be so blessed by and learn from each and every child! I'm still in awe that He would trust rotten old me with something so valuable.

Another little adjustment has also been made! Our sweet Penny Pie is walking! How is that possible?! She was one year old last week and this week she is walking all over the place. Since I can't slow down time I'm just going to soak up every bit of life I can while I've got it! And I'm so incredible thankful for that opportunity...xo, Sam




Alisa said...

I don't know how you do it all! Yes, of course I do - God has been with you all the way... Otherwise you probably wouldn't be able to do it!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you are going to try and find time to post for an absolutely selfish reason. They are a bright spot in my day. You have a God Given talent and you are using it well. That was actually the homily this morning.

God bless you and your whole family