I have such fond memories of being seven. It was one of my favorite years. I learned so many things and gained so much confidence. I hope that Judah will look back at his seventh year with the same fondness.

Happy Birthday Judah! You never cease to amaze me. I admire your free spirit and sense of self.

I am so glad you were born!


oh i need you

Don’t you just love it when you are in the car listening to the radio, and BAM! A song comes on that moves you. It could be that it makes you dance, cry, reflect, or laugh. The words speak straight to you and meet you where you have a need. 

Today it was a song by Plumb. Just one verse plus the chorus and I was toast! Things are happening in our home that we didn’t expect. Things that we don’t understand. Things that we cannot get through without God. 

Standing on a road I didn’t plan
Wondering how I got to where I am
I’m trying to hear that still small voice
I’m trying to hear above the noise

How many times have you heard me cry out
“God please take this”?
How many times have you given me strength to
Just keep breathing?
Oh I need you
God, I need you now.

-Plumb, “Need You Now”

this girl

A baby no more. (sniffle, wipe the tears)

Emary is a fun little gal. She’s super smart and silly! She adores her brothers, Happy (Harper) and Beebah (Judah). Loves to sing, “We-eeeeee, ever!” Can you guess which song that is? She prefers to run and when she does walk it’s on her tip-toes. Likes to scrunch her nose and stick out her tongue. She loves to pick out her own clothes (Lord help me!). A bundle of a blessing this little one is. Beyond love this girl.