Four Weeks of Elizabeth Joy

She looked so tiny when we brought her home ❤️ I wasn’t sure how she was going to hold her own against 3 energetic siblings. I needn’t have worried. She is so loved by everyone here. Some are more gentle than others, but she’s not had any sibling inflicted injuries. Yet. She peacefully sleeps through [...]

Introducing Baby!

In the spring we found out she was on the way. “Finally something good this year!” said her Papa, who had been feeling really bummed out with the ups and downs of raising turkeys, (mostly down,) and the ins and outs of life during a “pandemic”…(mostly in.) News of a little baby to love was [...]

Fall Update

And just like that, summer is gone. Gone by in a blur, leaving us wondering where it went. We didn’t get all the things done that we hoped, and we didn’t go swimming even once. It was a short summer in some ways, but in other ways a long one. A summer of changes happening [...]

Taming The Tongue

(No, I don’t have it figured out.) I think I’m a slow learner. Something I have realized about myself is that I don’t retain the things I read or hear, on the first exposure. I often have to ask a person’s name repeatedly, before I can process it and connect the name and face. And [...]

The Master’s Pruning Shears

One of the loveliest plants I know Is a beautiful thriving rose From the blossoms on the thorny stems To the fragrance, that from them flows. But did you ever pass through the garden drear, In the bleakness of early spring And noticed those poor rose bushes Such depressingly ugly things! There isn’t a trace [...]

February Gray

Gray is my favorite color. Except in February. And in November. There’s so much gray in those two months, I’m surprised there’s enough to spill out into any other months. But there is. January’s not all bright white snowy days. And March. March has a few grey days as well. Some days in March , [...]

Midnight Musing

I wonder as I rock my babe to sleep, Did my own mother ever feel this way? As she asked the Lord my little soul to keep, And held me at the ending of the day. Did she look down at me and shake her head, And pinch herself, and say "whose child are you?" [...]

2020 in Pictures

In January. Baby Layla was born. Miss Ruth is going to have such fun growing up with a cousin so near her age. We got my “little sister” married off to one of our good friends. I’m sure I’m biased, but what a gorgeous little bride... what a precious couple. Anna Grace was thrilled to [...]

A Prayer For Redemption

Lord, I know that nothing is new to You. That there’s no such thing as “unprecedented times.” I know that You're controlling everything that goes on down here, even though it all seems completely out of control to me. And I know that You have in Your hand the power of redemption.  That You alone, [...]