Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Redemption House

As we prepare to leave this haven home, I can't help but think back on the mercy gifts that have been so lavishly poured out in this place. I see the Lord lifting her up to give her those first steps we knew might never happen. I hear the Heavenly sounds of those first words that were literally the very breath of God on her lips. It's bittersweet to leave this home that has served as a shelter from the storms of the last few years, but we are SO excited to move on to our Redemption House.

The last few weeks... oh my. Sharing our video story at church was surreal, but absolutely amazing. Such a GIFT to tell our story of impossible healing. I can't even tell you how many times I have been laying on the floor pleading for the Lord to lift His limitless hand over her sweet brain...all the while thinking we will never shut up about it if He chooses to grant healing. What a dream it is for us to tell her story. (p.s. still working on trying to get our video on the blog...its a huge file & thus far... not working)

We were invited this past week to a church in the town where Rob teaches to share as well & my grandfather(hes a pastor) also shared it at his church. To know that the Lord foreknew how great the depths of power & mercy He was going to pour out over her when we were in the middle of receiving one devastating diagnosis after another is just more mercy than my heart can hold!

Its completely ironic, but the gratitude looks the same as the pleading. That first year or so, oftentimes I couldnt do anything but soak His feet with my tears and plead for the Holy Spirit to intercede because the pain had no words. He gifted us with the faith to BELIEVE, but we knew in His mercy and sovereignty He may choose to say NO. We are experiencing a greater mercy in this life than I ever could have imagined.

So on another note, we closed on our Redemption House a couple of weeks ago & have been getting it ready to move into. Lots of dinner picnics...

Hide & seek in empty closets...

Bench building...

Bench swinging...

and as of today... boxes abounding.


Girlfriend has a new favorite game. Apparently it's called "Mommy, I'm ready for you to potty train me." She likes to take her diaper off (I'll save you the image...though I do have some!) and sit on the potty and say, "I goin' ta pee-pee." Lovely. Planning on boarding that train once we get settled in the new house.

Zachary got his very own Christmas tree this year and falls asleep everynight staring at it.

So hows that for a random catch up post?? We'll be doing lots of unpacking over the next few days, but hopefully I'll get back to updating more soon!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Stay Tuned...

Wanted to let ya'll know real quick that I'm trying to get our video uploaded & it's taking some tiiime! Stay tuned and hopefully I'll be able to figure it out soon : )