"Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it."

Isaiah 30:21

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The simple things....but not really....

We think of the butterfly sometimes as a simple thing in life. But actually, if you really think about it, it's simply a miracle.

Another miracle our Lord has created for us to enjoy.

Every summer, one of our favorite things to do is find monarch butterfly caterpillars on those cool looking milk-weed plants. We bring them home, put them in a jar w/ some leaves, and wait for it to cocoon. It usually happens over night, or when we're not watching. But when it hatches, it's just so amazing. The kids love this, and I love that I can share this with them.

I love to teach them and show them about all the wonderful things our Lord has created for us here on this earth of His. I'm thankful for these simple yet complex things He lets us experience. What an awesome creator we serve.

Monday, September 21, 2009

The smell of Fall is in the air!

Well, in about an hour or so, we will be off to another one of Olivia's soccer games. They have played 6 so far, and are undefeated. Eric is enjoying coaching her team again this year. They are playing so well, and are learning what teamwork is all about.

Fall not only brings soccer, but lots of other fun activities - like our school's annual auction, fun booster club activities and fund-raisers, our anniversary!! (12 years this year!), pumpkins/halloween, making apple pies w/ my mom, grandma and sisters, etc.....the list could go on. Needless to say, it's my most favorite time of year!!! I love the crisp fall air, the cooler weather, the gorgeous leaves changing colors, and all the fun activities! It's a busy, hustle/bustle time of year, but still my favorite. I only wish summer came after it, and not our cold Michigan winters!!! Brrrrrrr :( But let's not think about that yet :)

This past month a lot has happened to our family. The major change was a switch in our daycare. For 6 years my kids have been going to the same daycare, and they won't be going anymore due to some changes in that family's lives. It's sad, it's kind of like mourning a death in a way....we have to say goodbye to something that's been routine for years, and that's hard. But life is full of changes, and GOD brings those changes for a reason. Throughout all of this, I went to my Lord in fervent prayer for a door to open for a new daycare, and last week He answered our prayers in a big - no, HUGE way. He is so amazing, why do I ever doubt? So tomorrow Emmitt will start going to Amanda's house 3 days and week. We went and visited her last week, and my motherly instinct just told me, YES, this is it! Praise God.

This same God who brings on the changing of the seasons, and does things so vast we can hardly comprehend them, listened to me and my prayers last month, and cares for me so very much that He answered them ten-fold! I thank Him and Praise Him for being so awesome!!

I hope and pray you have a blessed Fall, and that God blesses you in a special way too :)