Thursday, September 15, 2011

Oh Happy Day

Take a walk with me again down memory lane . It was 3 yrs. ago this week we received the sweetest soul ever this side of eternity! Naomi came into our lives with such a calm sweet disposition and I am fond of saying she is my reward. Such a friendly lil thing, never meets a stranger and blesses everyone she meets (except for the cashier she told "you got fat") Oh, my I was mortified when I realized she told the girl that. We had just been talking about how our cat really got fat and you know when she saw the girl.......well, I guess she just thought she needed to know. And she's been prone to ask people their names and where they live. I've been working on teaching her not to ask about people's secrets. But , then when she asks someone how they got hurt and then proceeds to show them her leggy and how it helps her the kindness in her soul comes shining through. I know God has an awesome plan to use her in the lives of people with injuries or other disabilities. She is just now really coming to an understanding of her own disability although she is able to do everything anyone else can. For the first time this summer when we began to go to our neighborhood pool we encountered our first obstacle in her dealing with the amputation of her foot and that was how to get into the pool. She actually learned to swim just this summer and I was amazed at how fast and fearlessly she took to the water. She was swimming on her own in only a few weeks. But, still getting from the poolside chairs to the pool on the hot concrete was a challenge. I could carry her and put her in, or leave her prosthetic by the side of the pool to get wet, or she could hop on one foot . None of which are good! Swimming with the prosthetic is out of the question now that she is swimming without it. Maybe we will figure it out next year. We traveled to Shreveport Shriner's last monday for the fitting of leggy #3 and they will be shipping it to us this week. She can't wait and told somebody "my leggy's coming in a box and it's going to surprise us" .

Thursday, April 21, 2011

My Blessings

My pride and joy! Beautiful sisters !

The children whom the Lord has given me.

Oh, the love between these two.

Beautiful Feet

Friday, March 4, 2011


She stretcheth out her hands to the poor; yea she reacheth forth her hand to the needy. Prov 31

One of my favorite animated movies is "The Incredibles" I love the mom and her stretchy arms. She can whip forth her arms in a nano-second and I am highly impressed and also very jealous of those arms. Heck I need arms like that. I can only imagine how many times a day I could use that kind of help. How about when I'm in the kitchen cooking and I hear the water running in the bathroom.......knowing it's not supposed to be on that high or that long. LOL. Why in the world didn't God make us moms with stretchy arms or another set of arms to begin with. If we'd been born that way who would think it strange.

And then the Lord showed me Prov 31 and the stretchy arms that gal has. It was His idea after all; just look at how the Proverbs woman stretches out her arms to the poor and needy. Some all the way to China......others to Eastern Europe and Africa. Here my friend Megan is stretching out her arms to grab ahold of one precious soul, beautiful Sophia. You can go to to see her beautiful daughter to be. While you're there leave her a word of encouragement and prayer.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Introducing Ivan's Family

The Kramer Family

You can go to to read this AMAZING story and follow Ivan's journey home. God is so good!

Monday, January 17, 2011


That's what I love about God. He puts His Crazy Love in our hearts and we respond with that same love toward others. Love that defys explanation, love that goes the extra mile, love that labors tirelessly , love that embraces the unloved, uncared for, unlovely (in the world's eyes). We as the body of Christ do the things that others would say "are you crazy". Yep! We are! Crazy in love with HIM and all that He is.

It is amazing how our God can intertwine and connect his people in this world. I will introduce you to Ivan's family in the next post. This picture is from our garage sale fundraiser this weekend. It was precious to see children bring money from their piggbanks and toothfairy money. They also helped people bring their purchases to the cars and cleaned up after too. What a HUGE help !