Friday, April 4, 2014

Friday Encouragement

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. 
2 I will sayof the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust." 3 Surely he will save you from the fowler's snare and from the deadly pestilence

4 He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. 5 You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, 6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.

7 A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. 8 You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked. 9 If you make the Most High your dwelling-- even the LORD, who is my refuge-- 
 then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent. 
11For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; 12 they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.

13 You will tread upon the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent. 14 "Because he loves me," says the LORD, "I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. 
 He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. 
16 With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation."

This has been a favorite of mine for the past year! I love how God promises to take care of us and protect us! We have seen this in real life in the past several weeks.

What is your favorite verse?! 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

TBT April 2005

We were young, innocent and life looked great...
What I didn't realize was just how drastically my life would change. April 9 2005, I married my best friend. He was my everything, my world. We were young and in  love.

I had spend the past 7 months, planning a wedding from the chemo room and hospital rooms.

We were excited. This was a new beginning. Surgery was over, the cancer was gone, we were getting married!

We had a blissful wedding day. Perfect in every way.

We had an amazing honeymoon in Hawaii. Romantic, sweet, everything a girl could dream of.

We came crashing back to reality, 3 days after our honeymoon we did another round of chemo. We were still optimistic.

We settled into our little house in the woods. We both worked fulltime. We traveled as we wanted..

And then one fateful day, I still remember that awful day...
Continued next Thursday!

8Concerning this I implored the Lord three times that it might leave me. 9And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness." Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. 10Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ's sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Roller skating fun!

We found this fun place that has homeschool rollerskating for $5 per person, if you rent skates, $2 if you bring your own! 

The place was pretty deserted when we arrived at 1 pm.  There were 2 other families skating, 6 kids plus my 4 kiddoes.
David loves roller skating and can skate with just about any kind of skates. He wears a pair of size 12 skates at home. So when you put a regular fitting size on his feet, he flies.

Lee and Elizabeth had some pretty good races too. 

Big brother offers some advice...
Fayth had never skated before. She wanted to try quads instead of inlines. I tried to help her get started, but honestly all I could do was giggle at the poor child. Her feet would fly in every direction! It was the most hilarious thing. She would put her feet down, hold on to my arm and suddenly those feet where flying every which way. I was supposed to be holding her up, but was in a fit of giggles. It was like watching a cartoon character!  So we got a skate support. This little pvc pipe thingy did not laugh at her and it gave her confidence.

She preserved and did not give up. By the end of the 2 hours, she was skating quite confidently! I was very proud of her!

Two very tired boys.. They had so much fun!

We will def be going back to skate again. We met some wonderful new homeschooling friends too! What a fun way to get P.E! Yes  I skated too! I had not been on skates for a very long time! At one point, as I raced around the rink, challenging Elizabeth to a race, a very concerned big brother warned me to be careful. He didn't want me to break a bone! :)