Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Might Be the Last Post for a While . . .

But I just have to share how cool God is!

Nat and I are still trying to sell our house outside of Chicago (think EXPENSIVE mortgage payments, here!) and we are now living on a pastor's income. While I am still doing some freelance for RBP, it isn't a whole lot, but we know that God will provide for us.

Well, I got an e-mail today from another Christian publishing company with whom I have done some freelance work. They are offering me a proofreading opportunity with a REALLY tight deadline. But because the deadline is tight, they are offering me a REALLY nice hourly rate!

Basically, it will amount to well over half of a house payment for us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes, it will mean that I will be deprived of sleep for several days, but I know Who to rely on for my strength.

While this may seem trivial for some, it is just one more way that my God is providing for my family. And to me, this is nothing short of a little blessing that God is providing us with right now. It humbles me and amazes me how the Almighty chooses to care and provide for His own.

I truly am blessed, and I praise my Heavenly Father for His goodness to me and to those I love.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Imagine a Cool Title Here

Well, it is almost 5:30 (yes, a.m.), and I have told myself that I have to begin my freelance work by 5:30 this morning. So, I have less that 2 minutes to record a Jack moment.

"Mom, can I have some gum? My talk smells bad."
I'm telling ya, I never know what is going to come out of his mouth sometimes!

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Andrew is 2!

Well, my precious little guy, this is a few weeks late, but Mommy wants to tell you just how precious you are to me.

I will never forget the day you were born; you were so alert and had such a calming look about you. When we finally had a few moments to ourselves, I remember thanking God for giving me another little boy to love and care for.

Andrew, I love your sweet smile and I love your hugs.

I love the words you are saying; you are quite the talker!

We are working on your attitude right now; Mommy and Daddy want you to learn to obey without temper fits! However, we know that if we continue to follow God's plan and continue to lead you in that direction that God will help us teach you in a loving way.

I love that you are able to do so many new things now. You LOVE Elmo and all things Sesame :-)

You LOVE Thomas and all forms of "choo choos."

You are going to Sunday School now, and you like to learn about Jesus.

But best of all, every time I give you a hug, you hug me back and you say, "Wuv you, Mom!"

Awwwwwwwe, it melts my heart!

I love you, my two-year-old boy, and as soon as I can find the cable to the camera, I will post your birthday pictures!