Andrew--- strong, intentional, kind, competitive, intelligent.
Elijah--- passionate, reflective, compassionate, hilarious, imaginative.
Isaac --- curious, energetic, joyful, creative, agile.
Eliana--- affectionate, nurturing, observant, determined, tender.
Isabella--- independent, fun-loving, comedian, helper, genuine.
|Elijah, the adventurer|
|This is why I can't get through my email...|
|The cat that we thought was Lexie, but is actually Leo! The vet made a gender mistake!|
|The triplets birthday celebration in Gatlinburg|
|With GG in Gatlinburg|
|With Parker and Chelsea, before braving the Alpine Coaster in Pigeon Forge|
|Home base, best rest|
|In Dallas, TX at Chick-fil-a Seminar|
|Enjoying a warmer day|
|Maple Syrup Festival, Salem, IN|
|Our outside pet, who visits every morning around 7|
|Cardinals vs Pittsburg|
|13th Birthday for Andrew (and one little girl who loves him very much)|
|Lake Tahoe under many feet of snow|
Boy, have I been feeling the winter this year. The frozen ground, colors-sleeping, bone-piercing cold makes things more difficult for me. It makes my soul still and draws out the longing, the desperation, the unmistakable humanity. So much hard here. So much pain. Even my body has been determined to force the acknowledgment of weakness. Lent is the culmination of a season of feeling deeply my limitations. Then comes Spring. We have had a few, warm, teaser days but I feel so much anticipation as I keep peeking around the corner for the first hints of the bright display of intricate, interconnected art in Creation. I need the visceral reminders that what I experience today, while real and true, is not all there is. The hope of resurrection in Easter speaks into my still soul in a way that reminds me that in Christ, all things will be new. I wait to see it in my favorite flowers, taste it from the garden, emerge in soft grass, be whispered in warm wind, and all the while, pray to be encouraged by it once again.
It is also a change in season for our family. More to come;)