Friday, March 27, 2009

SMILES... SOME MAY BE A LITTLE FORCED...

NOW THIS MADE ME SMILE... AND I NEEDED IT THAT DAY:)


OKLAHOMA HAIL... A NEW THING FOR US NORTHERNERS.
When it looks like this on the ground it is usually snow:)

THIS IS THE SMILE THAT WAS FORCED... OUCH.


The kids are really enjoying the trampoline that they received this year as a present for birthdays and Christmas this year. All of the static electricity just cracks me up. I love hearing their laughter from inside of the house. It does my soul good.
Yesterday Louis got his braces on, he was a real trooper. This morning he is sore...poor guy even has a headache. He is hanging in there though. How can a son of mine be old enough to have braces. It seems impossible. He has such a sweet, tender heart. He continues to be such a comforter... and I will say he and Anna are still by far having the hardest time with the loss of their brother. There are so many questions, that I just don't have the answers to. That hurts me. We just continue pointing to Jesus and the plan that He has for us, even when it hurts and we don't understand it. I know how going through a fire like the death of a son, or brother can rock your faith. That has been the biggest concern for me as a mother. Jojo... has that true childlike faith. He can accept that Samuel is in Heaven with very few questions. Louis knows and feels the impact of that loss in such a different way. That breaks my heart for him. He sheds tears... but then continues to plug away as the great big brother that he is. I am so proud of him.
Yesterday we were hit with our first REAL Oklahoma hailstorm. At the end of it, it looked like it had snowed and I am sad to say... the strawberry plants in the garden were pummeled. There is snow predicted for tomorrow, so we will enjoy that, and we are just glad that we didn't plant more in the garden yet. We will see how this garden thing pans out for us:)

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine,
according to his power that is at work within us, to him be the glory in the church, and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, now and forever. Amen!
Ephesians 3:20-21

I have been asking and pleading on some days for so many different things. But wow, that He can do IMMEASURABLY MORE than I can ask or imagine, that is amazing and awesome... Now that brings comfort to my heart.
Continually resting in HIM<><

1 comment:

carlotta said...

You look great, Louis! I hope you guys had fun without us in the 8 inches of snow... :)