Archive for February, 2009

valentines day-miah’s b-day!!!!!!!!
February 16, 2009

Jeremiah & Truck

Jeremiah in his new truck

15 years ago God gave me a wonderful gift when he gave me my sweet Jeremiah. As a teenage mother, I was clueless as what this mommy thing was all about. All I knew was I adored this little guy, and I was going to need Jesus to help me do this mommy thing right. During my pregnancy with Jeremiah I felt a closeness to God I’d never known before! Before I discovered I was pregnant, I cried out to God asking Him to help me get back on track spiritually. Just days before finding out, I asked God to do whatever it took to help me walk with Him in obedience. His answer:JEREMIAH

Last Fri. we celebrated Jeremiahs birthday at my folks house, as we do all the family b-days. It’s so hard to believe(and really sad to,) that Jeremiah will be able to step out on his own in just 3 more yrs. It makes Kevin and I want to live out our faith like never before, knowing we have just 3 more yrs. to model a Christian marriage and life before him on a day to day basis. We feel we’ve failed in so many ways! Jeremiah, my only son, is probably my most nurturing of all of my children. He has a HUGE heart, and definately has the gift of service! He helps me soooooo much with the house, with the little ones etc. He has a very clear sense of right and wrong, which I am very thankful for. I love you Jeremiah! You are such a blessing!

The pic above is Jeremiah’s new truck, which GOD blessed him with a GREAT deal on: $300!!!!

Our Last Month!
February 5, 2009

Hi, my name is Heather. I’m finally getting this blog going that I’ve been wanting to do for months now. I thought I’d  share first about our last month. Jan.4th is a date that will forever be etched in my mind. This is the day that my husband finally agreed (it took much prayer and persuasion,) to adopt!!!!!!! Right now, I’m thinking and investigating Ethiopia. Our oldest is a boy, followed by 4 girls, so we’re definately making plans to get a baby boy!  I’m hoping we can start this process by summer, as we are planning to get our van paid off first. The days and weeks that followed this joy of Kevin’s agreement were some of the hardest of my life. One of my little ones, the one with the strongest will, went through several days of defiance. It seemed like no amount of discipline was going to change this little one!  Right on the heals of this, we had a house fire. Thankfully, my really smart and discerning husband had fixed that smoke detector just months before, after it being disarmed for over a year! The fire stayed contained in the bathroom. My firefighter husband himself put it out! We only had some minor smoke damage throughout the rest of the upstairs. I was niave enough to think we could just go on with life as normal, -one of our 2 bathrooms for a while. We ended up moving into a hotel for 2 wks, and still almost a month later are doing the repairs. In the midst of this, our heater in our home quit working, our dryer broke, and our car began acting funny. I had been praying for God to teach me to walk in joy regardless of my circumstances. I believe that God was using this to mature me in my faith. Isn’t that constantly on the heart of our father God? At moments, I felt like I couldn’t do it! I was falling apart! But, God is trying to teach me to look to Him for His strength and power, and stop trying to live this life He’s given me in the flesh!  He is sooo good. He has met every need and challenge! I want to grow to handle life’s challening moments with  more grace! I am in process!  I love the verse in Hebrews , that says “such a high priest meets our need!”  Heb.7:26