My six

My six

"As for me and my house we will serve the Lord." Joshua 24:15

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


This week has been very challenging, and it is not even over yet! My middle four started back to school on Monday, today Devyn starts college and Friday Addie starts pre-k. I have done good so far to keep my emotions in check. Today and Friday will be the hardest, I am getting old.

Today, at 2:00 college official begins for Devyn, I am so excited for her! I did not experience the college life, I am thrilled that she is, and guess what , the whole semester is paid for! She got HOPE and the Pell grant, all she has to pay is about $200 in books, not to shabby :)

Last night in my quiet time I could not stop thinking about my oldest. I grew up with her, she has helped shape who I am. This is my tribute to her:

What I See

   When I look at you, 
  I see a fragile infant that made a dramatic debut, a fighter, who beat the odds.
  I see a sassy toddler who had a question and answer for everything. Who loved
  to learn and experience the world.
  I see a determined five year old, ready for school, not looking back when she
  stepped on the bus for the first day. Who also professed her faith and without  
  a shadow of a doubt knew she needed to be saved. 
  I see a bright first grader who made TARGET, one of only three children in the 
  school for the first grade class.
  I see an eight year old running crazy fevers that had all of  her doctors 
  confused, especially when she didn't flinch or cry having a spinal tap.
  I see a strong willed pre-teen who was set out to start a Christian club at the 
  new middle school since one had  not been established, knowing the 
  importance of sharing Christ. 
  I see an excited teenager ready for the magnet program and all the challenges 
  of high school. Meeting her goals and graduating with honors.
  Today I see, 
  A confident young woman who trust her Lord to take her hand and guide her as       
  she sets out on this next journey.
  Today is the day you have been waiting for. God is going to do amazing things
 among you, for He knows the plans that He has for you.
                                                                                            Embrace it.
    Joshua 3:5; Jeremiah 29:11                                                           -ph

I have had the privilege to be the mother of six of the most amazing kids in the world. They are my life. 

Today is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it !


Friday, August 5, 2011


Yeah , my 60th post! What ever, I am still a slacker. School is about to start and this summer just flew by.

 Colby played allstars for the first time this year. His team won the State B. Championship. Brady and Daulton both played travel, which led to an exhausting trip to Myrtle Beach.  Addison and Gracie just tagged along. We got to sleep in everyday and we watched a lot of movies this summer!

Devyn will start college in two weeks. She has now decided to go into nursing. The growth in her in the past two months has been amazing. The Lord has really worked in her life. We have become closer. She has always been a daddy's girl, but we have developed an even closer relationship this past year. Have I said before that she is my hero? Yes she is. She just experienced one of the hardest trials in her life. She cried for the night, but come the next day she chose to let the Lord heal her broken heart and move on. Watching her the past three days has been amazing. I know the Lord is at work, she has immersed herself in the word and is moving forward. She has always been strong willed. As a child it was a challenge, but as a young woman it is a good quality. Noble Character. Devyn is a fighter, from the time that she was born she has fought. I think a lot of the reason is her medical condition. We were not sure of the out come of her surgery and her cyst, but we were sure that we were not going to pity her. We were not going to raise her with kid gloves. We wanted her to be a survivor. and she is. She figures there is nothing she can do about her broken heart, yeah she says, it still hurts, but I have to feel the hurt in order to get over it. I can't sit and dwell, God has bigger plans for me.  Ephesians 6:10 "Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power."

Once again I don't know why the Lord allowed me to have such an awesome kid. Not only Devyn, but five more of the most awesome kids in the world.

Thank you, my Lord.