6 Weeks ago - We were at Kids Camp. God showed up, did amazing things and eternity is forever changed. No one got sick, no one got hurt, no one needed to have a "come to Jesus" talk with the kids camp director! It was AMAZING :-)
5 Weeks ago - We finished up kids camp and 20 hours later jumped on a plane to go visit our family in Arizona. Got to see everyone. Lot's of laughter and celebration. It's always great to be there. It's always hard to leave.
4 Weeks ago - A co-worker of Matt's, whom he had carpooled with for years, spent a beautiful Friday with his family and then had a heart attack and died. Don was 41. He has a wife and 2 teenage children. Don was a passionate Jesus follower. We know where he is. We will see him again. Its still hard.
3 Weeks ago - Teen camp started. Zach went to grams. Jay, Seth and I headed to camp. Matt stayed back home. He went to work, went to the visitation, and said goodbye to our friend for now.
3 Weeks ago - A young man we are very close took his own life. He was 12.
2 Weeks ago - Our family continued to grieve. It was the first time my children went to the visitation and funeral of a person that was their age. It was hard. It still is. We still don't understand. We know we never will.
1 Week ago - Our oldest son Jay had a serious fall on his skate board and broke both wrists. Emergent surgery on the left wrist. Helping our baby learn to do life without the use of his arms. Working with the college and the doctors to help Jay figure out what comes next.
1 Day ago - Seth began his Senior year of high school. How can than be? Zach started 7th grade, and he is a full 6 inches taller than me. I packed lunches, took pictures, gave kisses and said prayers. Good luck guys - it's gonna be a great year.
1 Day ago - Clean up, load up, head back to the hospital. It's the the second surgery in 8 days for our oldest. Now Jay has a match set. A titanium plate and 12 screws in each arm.
BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS. DO NOT BE TERRIFIED. DO NOT BE DISCOURAGED. FOR THE LORD YOUR GOD WILL BE WITH YOU WHEREVER YOU GO. Josh 1:9
So today I am leaning into God. I try and rely on the strength of others. I remember to breathe.