Count It All Joy

Count it all joy, my brethren,
when you meet various trials,
for you know that the testing
of your faith produces steadfastness.
And let steadfastness have its full effect,
that you may be perfect and complete,
lacking in nothing.


—James 1:2-4

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Be not discouraged, keep on,
there are divine things well envelop’d,
I swear to you there are divine things
more beautiful than words can tell.


—Walt Whitman

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Advent & Christmas 2019

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Halloween 2019

The little ones are growing up so fast! This year we had a zombie (Lillia), a ninja (Zane), an adorable little fairy, and a sweet little shark. For the first time Zane and Kyla went trick-or-treating together! Zane is such a kind helper to his little cousin. He walked up to all of the doors with her, even though it slowed down his candy acquisition. We don’t see them enough, but I am so grateful to have our family close by so that we can share these special days together.

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Sixteen

Wow – sixteen! I am filled with wonder and pride when I think about the person that you have become, Lillia. From that tiny baby that was placed in my arms sixteen years ago to the talented, kind-hearted, creative, and hilarious person you’ve become . . . it’s been a wild ride but one I feel blessed to be on with you. I appreciate so much that you live your life as you define it, despite the challenges that presents. We see the world very differently – that has become abundantly clear the older you get. I don’t always understand your perspective, but if you are patient with me, maybe someday I will. Now that you are sixteen you can get your driver’s license, which will give you something you’ve never had before: FREEDOM. As you spend the next couple of years preparing to make your own way in the world, I will do everything I can to support you. Lillia, you are so loved. Happy Birthday!

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