Monday, March 24, 2008

Random Moments in Our Lives

For everyone who is now far away, here is a bit of what Charis & Porter are up to.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!

This was Porter's second Easter, but last year PoPo was riding home from the hospital on Easter. A lot has happened since that sunny day last year. Like Porter catching up with Charis.

I had to snap pictures before Porter took off walking. The past couple of days Porter has been walking everywhere.

Having fun with Easter baskets!

PoPo going after his first jellybean!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Children: A Heritage of the Lord

Lo, Children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.
Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.
Psalm 127:3-5

God is adding to our quiver!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Week One

Well, we've been away from St. Louis for one week. Now that most of our boxes are put away & life is starting to take on some semblance of routine, I have had time to let myself feel the weight of our decision to follow the leading of God. It wasn't exactly what I had planned to feel.
I was pretty sad on Sunday. I didn't feel how I thought I would at church & I was more homesick than I could ever remember being in my life. I missed Destiny.
Well, Sunday was a beautiful day, so Matt thought it an excellent idea for all of us to go outside & enjoy the weather (in hopes to lift my mood). I got PoPo's shoes on and proceeded to follow Matt & Charis out into the back yard only to begin to slip & sink in the mud. "Oh, I forgot to tell you it's muddy," Matt hollers from across the yard. Perfect. My day was just perfect.

A couple of days ago it was a gloomy rainy day & I thought, "hmmm, how befitting of how I feel."

After a nap & a McDonald's Coke my mood lightened.
I HAVE found much joy in our new (well, new to us) retro leather couch we bought for $35 just before we left St. Louis. It fits perfect in our new living room. When I feel lonely I sit on it. It makes me happy.

Charis & Porter have adapted well. In fact, Sunday at our church's welcome potluck, Charis sat at her chair saying hi & holding a complete conversation with everyone who walked by.

Porter just enjoys chillin' with his dad & tries to sneak in some typing when daddy's not looking.