I know my blog has been pretty quiet lately.  We are just enjoying the 100_4204 summer!  I plan on our summer break being pretty short this year, so I am trying to fit a lot of fun into a short amount of time.  Our school year ended June 12th, and I plan to start our new school year back up on August 3rd.  I want to start a month earlier than usual so that hopefully I can plan some extra breaks throughout the school year when the weather isn’t so hot.  And, after our whirlwind year this past school year, I am realizing how necessary it is to plan for the unexpected school interruptions, by allowing for more breaks throughout the school year.

   A couple weeks ago, I talked a little bit about making a summer plan.  Here 100_4212is a link to my little plan for our summer.  
Summertime Plans
It is flexible and nice for summertime.  It works great for us.  I have a list of things we would like to do for the summer, and on the opposite side, we can write down the things we actually did!  I got this check off list idea from Brassy Apple.  We have already been able to write several of these items down on our check off side, and we are making some fun memories for our 09 summer (even though it will be a short one)!

   In other news, I am still going through a lot of doctor appointments, tests, and waiting for results.  Still waiting to find out if my tumors are cancerous or not, if I will have to have surgery or not, if I will be able to have kids again or not.  So much testing and waiting.  I will soon approach my original due date with Corbin – August 3rd.  I know I haven’t talked much about losing our baby this time.  I have just been so overwhelmed with my health issues, that I haven’t spent much time grieving the loss of our baby – which isn’t good – because then the grief likes to sneak up on me and surprise me and try to overtake me.  So, all I am able to do is continue to cling to God, to His promises, and to His word.  I love Lamentations 3:16-33

He has made my teeth grind on gravel,
   and made me cower in ashes;
my soul is bereft of peace;
   I have forgotten what happiness is;
 so I say, “My endurance has perished;
   so has my hope from the LORD.” Remember my affliction and my wanderings,
  the wormwood and the gall!
My soul continually remembers it
   and is bowed down within me.
But this I call to mind,
   and  therefore I have hope:

 The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases;
   his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
   great is your faithfulness.
 “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul,
   “therefore I will hope in him.”

 The LORD is good to those who wait for him,
   to the soul who seeks him.
It is good that one should wait quietly
   for the salvation of the LORD.
It is good for a man that he bear
   the yoke in his youth.

 Let him sit alone in silence
   when it is laid on him;
 let him put his mouth in the dust—
   there may yet be hope;
 let him give his cheek to the one who strikes,
   and let him be filled with insults.

  For the Lord will not
   cast off forever,
but, though he cause grief, he will have compassion
    according to the abundance of his steadfast love;
 for he does not willingly afflict
   or grieve the children of men.



  1. Just wanted to say I am so sorry for the loss of your little one. I lost twins at 22 wks and I know how devastating it can be. I often am grateful for this experience, even though it is hard…because I know that the Lord walked this very same path long before me when He gave up His Son for my sins. Yet our hearts ache and our arms reach for our little ones! Sometimes the reunion day cannot seem to come quick enough…but we wait in His time. You have a beautiful family! May the Lord bless you richly in His love and mercy.
    Love in Him,

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