Friday, October 19, 2007

Almost done

I can hardly believe it, but our home is almost finished. I stood inside for a long time this morning, and I absolutley love it. Maybe it was the smell of fresh paint, or maybe it was the cool fall breeze coming thru the open windows (finally!) or maybe it is because the Lord is preparing my heart to set up camp there for a long time. I want to post pictures, but I think I will wait until it is all done - for the most dramatic effect of course.
There is a diner at the end of my street, within walking distance, and Bryan and I ate lunch there today - the chicken fingers were great and (heaven help me) they have doughnuts in the mornings along with coffee with french vanilla creamer. I told BK that I would have to be careful or I might just put on a few pounds, and his response was, "Now you know what's happened to me!"
While we were eating, a lady from our neighborhood held Levi the entire time we ate and he just smiled and giggled and cooed. I am still convinced that the best thing you can do to break the ice in a new community of people is to have a baby... He is definately the most popular person in our family these days!
Please pray for us as move in day draws near and I promise to post pictures again soon.

Monday, October 8, 2007

We knew it would happen...

We just didn't know when!

"Do not lie in wait like an outlaw at the home of the godly. And don't raid the house where the godly live. They may trip seven times, but each time they will rise again." Proverbs 24:15-16.

Last night when we went to check on the progress of the renovation of our home, we realized that the master bedroom window was completely busted out, and many things were stolen. Among the things taken were power tools and ALL of the paint for the inside of the house. This was NOT fun for Bryan to come home to after being out of town!

Here are the things I am thankful for:
1. They did not bust any more windows
2. They did not spray paint graffiti on my walls
3. That we have granted by the Lord to "suffer" for His name

My prayer thru this first harsh experience is that each time it happens we will rise again, praise His name, and NOT GIVE UP! I heard a quote on the radio this morning that said that part of being great for the Lord is to endure persecution without resentment - what a timely word for me to hear!

Also, Ethan fell on the front porch as we were leaving and ended up with 3 stitches in the back of his head. I guess it had been too long since we had been to PriMed.