Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Lesson 16

Most of you may not know what Lesson 16 means...but for those of you who have done Sonship by phone discipling...you know that it is the LAST lesson! Usually I don't blog about things that are too serious...I leave that for my dear husband, but Sonship came at just the right time in our lives. I'll give you an excerpt from our last homework assignment...asking us what has the Lord done in your life since starting Sonship? This is part of my response...this process has made me better understand the depth of my sin-expose my true need for Jesus-point me to the sacrifice paid on the cross-remind me that I am more loved than I thought possible-which in return hopefully is prompting me to love others more...I hope as a result of understanding the Gospel a little better, I relate to people with more grace, repenting faster and more often...

After completing Sonship, I wish I could claim that I always agree with Brad, that I'm never impatient with our children, and that I always feel at peace...but then I guess I wouldn't continue to see my need for Jesus, and the power of His forgiveness and acceptance...I would recommend Sonship to anyone who wants to better understand what it means to forgive and be forgiven, but also be prepared for an intense ride! Praise God for Meredith and our prayer partners who walked this journey with us...I am thankful for you...and thankful to God for his grace, love and mercy.

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Sunday, July 16, 2006

Home sweet home

Sweet Alydia (the baby Memoo has been watching the past 2+ weeks) has found a home! Her new parents are wonderful people, and so excited. We will continue to pray for this precious little girl.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Gamma's 95th

We celebrated my (Brad's) grandmother's 95th with a luau. (Gamma's wearing pink, standing with Abby.) She is an amazing woman who dedicated her life to serving families in their greatest time of need. Some notable sayings heard frequently from Gamma-- "Sharing is Loving," "If it weren't for me, you wouldn't be here." (You know, she's right!?!) and, most famously, "My husband and I never had a fight!" Stacey and I haven't had a fight either...today!

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Alydia Violet

As many of you know...my mom works in the world of adoption and every once in awhile gets to foster a baby.
Usually it is only for a night or two, but this time she has had "Alydia Violet" (as Abby lovingly calls her) for the past 9 days. Some of you have had the privilege of meeting this sweet baby and have asked for an update on her... On Monday, a family will be coming to meet her. Please pray for God to give Alydia His family for her, and that she would be well loved and grow up knowing the grace of Jesus. Thank you!

Wednesday, July 05, 2006


Levi enjoyed the fireworks show from the driver's seat.

These sparklers were but a foretaste of the high power bombs we burst in the air later on, compliments of our friend Tomas (who just returned from a state where you can purchase serious firepower).

Luke, Abby, & Levi enjoyed the BBQ ribs on 4th of July

Abby & Luke swam in a sea of bubbles-- compliments of the Davie, FL Fire Department.