Saturday, March 24, 2012


This week has been very difficult. The past eight months of sickness have been very hard and especially the last six months of being limited in my walking and enduring much pain in my knees and feet in addition to the rest of my health issues. Beyond the question of why this had to happen, I keep asking how long is this going to last? I continue to have hope it will get better when improvement shows itself... no matter how slight. This past week, however, I have backtracked. I am now feeling how I was feeling five months ago. Constant pain. Each day is worse. I can't sleep, can't walk, can't sit without pain. We have racked our brains to try to remember if I did something different last week that would have caused this reaction. The only change we can think of is the weather. The weather did change drastically a couple of times the last week or so, but I don't understand why it would cause such extreme pain and continue now that the weather has seemingly stabilized again. I can understand a couple of bad days because of the weather - but not such a set back.

I was encouraged by the improvement I had seen over the past six months even if it was slight. I can't imagine having to start over and go through all of that hard work again. What if this is going to be a way of life? It is hard to keep hope alive after such an enormous set back.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

happy st. patrick's day

Nothing like some green cookies to celebrate.

Friday, March 9, 2012

shared birth day

Each of Michael's sisters have a son born on March 9. It is both Logan and Jacob's birthdays today. 
We so wish we could be there to help celebrate their birthdays.

Happy 5th Birthday Logan
Happy 3rd Birthday Jacob

We love you!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


When I started this blog last year, I was anticipating transitions. Michael was finishing up school and with that we were praying for a full time ministry job for him. Where? We didn't know.

By the end of last year we knew where. Michael was blessed to become a pastor at Chrio Communities. This meant we were able to stay where we currently live. We feel so grateful that Michael has been able to do what he just finished preparing for through all of his years of schooling and what he feels called to do. He loves his job and the people he works with. We are enjoying getting to know the community in this new role and continuing to explore what this looks like. I also look forward to discover how I can be more involved and use my gifts and passions.

If you live in the area, we would love to have you join us if you don't already have a place you are plugged in.