little moments & rest for this momma

July 31, 2014 by 4 Comments

driving with the kids July 30,2014

Here we are.  My family.  At a red light.  I turn my head because I hear them laughing with each other and smiles for all 3; which is not always the case when you are working with 3 kids that are 4 years and under!  This momma was well pleased and snapped a pic!

These moments I like to take in.   And even take a breath.  PauseRest.

Breathing in this sweet moment makes the other no-so-pleasant moments-memorable.  You know, those moments when everyone is crying in the car (including the momma) and I wonder if life will ever be ”normal’ again?  Whatever ‘normal’ really is?  I mean, the more I read and learn.  The more I am realizing that everyone’s life is not going the way they thought it would go.

Was I in some kind of time-trap before my late husband got cancer?  For most of my life, everything about my life was pretty much simple.  I mean I had troubles but nothing like major or didn’t really hear much about major suffering or even much about cancer.  Well, I take that back.   I guess two early on miscarriages is not so little.  That part was painful.   But really though, a pretty sheltered life in general.

And then BANG.  December 29th, 2012 was the hard day my sweet Marky got diagnosed with brain cancer.  Life got way more complicated and complex then I ever dare dreamed.

So something I have learned since that sorrowful day back a year and half ago+ is to take in the little moments.  Remember & be in the moments that make you smile.  This brings me back to the other day in the car when I took this little picture.

Friends, let’s treasure the little momentsLife really is more about living in the moment then jumping to next year’s trouble.  Each day really does have enough trouble of it’s own (Matthew 6:34).  This is something that I will forever be changed by thanks to my sweet Marky.  He really learned the art of living in Today.  And by God’s grace, I want to do the same and teach these precious littles what their daddy profoundly taught me by his example.

This doesn’t mean that my thoughts don’t jump to next month, next year or heck even 5 years from now.  Scary-Yes!  Yet, when it does I can wheel myself back to the truth that the Lord has all those days too.  My tomorrow is not mine.  It never did belong to me.  I was bought with a price.  And I’m okay with that.  The pressure is off me.  My future is set and planned by my kind and loving Father who is releasing me from the burdens of worry and anxiety.  What grace!  What rest!

We only have today.  Nothing is a guarantee for tomorrow.  Let’s make the most of this moment right now.  All for God’s glory! 

Sweet Family!

July 29, 2014 by Leave a Comment

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Brokenness and Gratefulness.

July 25, 2014 by 6 Comments

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The God of all grace

June 12, 2014 by 5 Comments

“And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen.” ~ 1 Peter 5:10-11   …continue reading

Loved always.

June 10, 2014 by 4 Comments

He is greatly missed, but always will be remembered in our hearts. Thankful for the Godly Legacy Mark leaves. Forever changed & grateful.

Mark is at Home. And I am here.

June 6, 2014 by 22 Comments

  Mark has been in Heaven for over 48 hours as of right now.  Two days in Glory with His beloved Jesus, our Savior. Can you believe it? I’m still trying to catch my breath and believe this is best. This little life is so …continue reading

I Have a Shelter

May 28, 2014 by 6 Comments

Thankful in days like these that we do have a Shelter to hide in. This song speaks great truth about our Lord. Hope it encourages the down casted, as it has me. Wanted to give a little update. Mark had his first seizure yesterday morning. …continue reading

“pain is no measure of his faithfulness”

May 22, 2014 by 15 Comments

“I believe in a peace that flows deeper than pain That broken find healing in love Pain is no measure of his faithfulness He withholds no good thing from us No good thing from us, no good thing from us.”  ~’Open my Hands’ by Sara …continue reading

a legacy worth repeating…

May 11, 2014 by 2 Comments

Happy Mother’s Day, dear Momma! You have given us a godly legacy that is worth repeating! We miss you so much our hearts hurt!  But, by God’s grace, we want to follow in your footsteps of a life well spent for our King Jesus! You loved and shined brightly …continue reading

We Delight in The Lord

May 7, 2014 by 21 Comments

We had a very nice vacation in Florida – thanks so much to all of you who helped make this possible and for praying for us during our travels.  God sustained us the entire time.  Mark was most comfortable in the pool, so we did …continue reading

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