all about this blog.

i am a lover of Jesus.
i am a wife to B.
i am a momma to three; D, K and L. 
i am an avid photo-taker.

D is 5, loves the color orange and 
would do art projects all day long if i let him.

K is 3½, loves the colors pink and pink 
and while she loves running with the boys, she is a girly-girl at heart.

L is nearly two (we share the same birthday, how cool is that!), 
and was born with chromosomal and brain abnormalities.
he has been diagnosed with a rare disease.
we have almost lost him more times than
we care to count, both in the womb and out. 

we are so grateful to God that He has allowed us to be the parents
of this brood and are comforted in knowing that He has a purpose
for each of our children's lives.

i started this blog because i found myself stuck in the house for
two whole months in order to protect my children.
i needed some way to escape the hibernation 
and document what we were doing each and every day. 
thus, the birth of the blog.

that escape led to a wonderful realization.
i realized that i was letting life slip by me.
i was just trying to get through each day rather than soaking up every minute. 

so now...
i'm determined to not let those little mundane moments slip by.
the ones that distract you from whatever it was that you were on your way to do.
the minute simple moments.
moments to cherish for a lifetime.

He is continually teaching me to enjoy every moment... 
and not worry about or fear the future.

i absolutely love being a mother. 
yes, it's hard.
yes, i am humbled more than i ever thought imaginable.
yes, some days i just want to run away to someplace quiet where no one will touch me.
but, i know that this is my purpose.

But He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you,
for my power is made perfect in weakness." 
Therefore I will boast all the more gladly 
about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. 
2 Corinthians 12:9

Therefore, since we are surrounded
by such a great cloud of witnesses,
let us throw off everything that hinders
and the sin that so easily entangles,
and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
Hebrews 12:1

the race marked out for us.
not the race marked out for others.
the race marked out for us.

L has his own race with his own timeline.
once we stop feeling like we're behind, 
we can just enjoy today.  
it's so hard though.
so, so hard.
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