How are you? Let’s catch up!
First, if you are reading this post, you survived May. All the praise hands and KUDOS to you!
Next, let’s discuss summer. Do you prefer planning or a more haphazard-let-come-what-may-approach?
I lean more towards the come-what-may approach but have found as an adult it is helpful if I will plan but then, there’s the follow-through… #goodgrief
The boys and I have already had our first ‘come to Jesus meeting’ because they prefer to stay drunk on fun. I’d love to hear your suggestions in comments on how you balance downtime and the plethora of summer activities.
Now, Facebook Live. I love and appreciate how you help make this space matter and less awkward because for me (even as a speaker)- Facebook Live is awkward. I’m not sure if it’s because I feel like I am talking to myself or if it’s the whole propping-staging the phone on the ironing board at an angle that doesn’t show my turkey neck or deep brow wrinkles. I haven’t justified buying a tripod yet because well, I still weigh it all out.
We can discuss these things and more next Tuesday, June 13th at 9 PM (Central) MARK YOUR CALENDARS for our fourth Facebook Live. We are going to start our discussion of why bad things happen and what to do with suffering. Over the next several weeks I am going to share seven secrets I’ve learned along the way, and I’m anxious to hear your feedback. A lot of what we discuss is going to be in the book I am writing. If you missed the previous Facebook Lives where I am working through the awkward, you could go HERE to view.
Next, yes, the farm is still for sale. We had a lady from Texas this past weekend come and view and we thought it was a goner, but she made an offer on another. We have since my last post drawn lines and now have a mini-farm buying option. The house, one barn, the pond and five acres as an option. Feel free to email me with serious inquiries.
We are approaching our one-year anniversary as foster parents. We have two boys with us right now (thus explaining my absence online). I am looking forward to sharing much of what we have learned over the last year through fostering. Would a Facebook Live or written post be better? Let me know your preference in comments.
Finally, saving the best for last. Babies don’t keep. I know I say it every year because it’s true! Our little boy is NINE today!!!! N-I-N-E. Why must that number sound so grown-y? Why must it be his last year of single digits?? Already??? Why won’t he fit in my lap anymore?
Yesterday we took him to Lake Winnie because he’s asked us to every.single.day.since his last birthday which was exactly 364 days ago. I would not lie to you. (insert wide-eyed-emoji!) So, we took him because we love him not because we love theme parks. You can see his exuberant joy if you follow us on Instagram.
I thanked God this morning for fearfully and wonderfully making our little man so strong, healthy and kind. He is a nurturer by nature, a cuddle bug and had the sweetest tiny voice as a babe. God is doing great things through his fearless faith. He reminds me often through his brave acts not to put God in a box. I am going now to make him nine small pancakes to start his day and leave you with this video of him. We replay it every year on his birthday. Here’s why.
P.S. I have updated the SPEAKING page and would love for you to make plans to join us if you are in the area or better yet, gather your girls and I will come and join you!
Love your blog. My son just turned 9 this week! Can’t believe how time flies. I also bought a Pray Big cap recently. I’m totally a believer in prayer. My husband has Stage 4 colon cancer ( now in liver) and prayer is what keeps us going!
Anita, Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment. I am going to take time now to pray for your husband. May God’s perfect will be done -knowing His grace is sufficient.
I always enjoy your blogs. The video of the birthday boy was precious! I’m looking forward to hearing your update on what you’ve learned through fostering. I prefer written form since I closed out my Facebook account several months ago.