Showing posts from September, 2012

Redemption (aka Gotcha Day--Gracie style)

God is in the business of redemption. That's the whole reason Jesus came to this earth... REDEMPTION. And on this day, 8 years ago, my life was redeemed.  God's plan for this world was perfect. It was never His plan for husbands and wives to be infertile. It was never His plan for children to live without parents--as orphans. But... Because we live in a fallen world, both of these scenarios occur FAR too often. BUT... God always had a plan. ALWAYS. "I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you." John 14:18     So, God had a plan for Simon and me.     God had a plan for Gracie.     Before the beginning of time, God knew. He KNEW.     So, on this day--8 years ago--my life was redeemed.   Simon's life was redeemed.   Gracie's life was redeemed.   Our infertility was redeemed.   Gracie's orphanhood was redeemed.   A family was made.      Praise God for Gracie. Praise God fo

End of Summer 2012

  On this first-day-of-school-eve, I thought I better get up some pictures of the last few weeks of our summer vacation. It truly was a GREAT summer--lots of lake time, lots of family time, and of course, the trip of a lifetime for me!   Gemma's Gotcha Day after dinner picture. Grand Coulee Dam The whole "dam" family (LOL)   Beautiful girls in beautiful Leavenworth, WA. More beautiful Leavenworth   Honeymoon Lane--on our actual honeymoon 18 years ago...   Honeymoon Lane--now   Happy Anniversary to us!   Go Vandals!!