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Praying Mama to three boys.
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27 April 2013

Happy Hangover

Spring has finally arrived in Minnesota!  Can I get a "YAHOO!!!!!  YIPPEE!!!!! YIPPEEE!!!!  YIPPEEEE!!!!!!!" ?!?!?!  YES!  It's here.  Windows are open, birds are singing, and all is well with the world.

Today I am holding tight to the happy hangover from a super special night!  I had the outstanding opportunity to go and listen to Glennon Doyle Melton.  And YES, she was just as amazing as I had anticipated her to be.

The church was packed.  I was not surprised   There was this buzz of excited women who were there to listen to her story, hear her express her faith, and it was nothing short of a massive blessing.  Her two favorite verses, are also two of mine. . . . her message of "Here I Am. . ."  and "Be still" ring so very true in my ears and flow through my veins on a daily basis.

Her laugh is contagious  her spirit . . . so very BRAVE!  I am so blessed that she showed up.  It was an honor to listen, to allow myself the time to just be still, and to soak in all the love in that church.

Meeting her after and sharing a brief moment is a blessing that will stick with me for a very, very long time!!!  YIPPEE!!!!!
Love wins!
We CAN do hard things!  Brilliant words to live by!  xoxo

Precious friend Lisa, Glennon, and me. . .the giddy teacher.  There were hugs and squeals of JOY!

Happy Saturday.
be blessed.

off to go and play in the sun with my loves and hold tight to this happiness hangover! 

05 April 2013

Our Sweet Life

There is heaven in this boy. I know I have said this before. But seriously. My little Shepard boy, Ollie Finn, constantly has his darling blankie on his head. I caught him this evening in a moment of peace playing with his leap pad and chilling with his blankie. Love this little. CRAZY much!

Easter was amazing. The promise, the hope, the feeling of love is amazing. He is risen!!  It doesn't get any better than that. Ever. Amen. My boy and the littles were precious with Easter egg hunts, little baskets, books, snuggles, prayers, and love. We had a blessed day. Pure joy.

We have a happy and blessed house. Even when it's a crazy hot mess.  Which. . .is . . . well, most of the time. We are just blessed beyond measure. Loved and forgiven.  It doesn't get much better than that.

Well, we are back at into our groove. Spring break feels like it was forever ago and I can hardly believe how fast it went. It has been a blessing to return to happy darlings at school and get back into a routine with the crazies here at the home.

Last night brought my normal bible study date. It couldn't have come soon enough.  We a loving every second of our Esther study.  These women are more precious to me than gold. I love them. So crazy much and they continue to bless me so much. What a gift they are.  I also don't know how Beth Moore does it, but she's rocking this one right out of the park. This study is truly nothing short of earth moving.  Check out the happy mail day I was blessed enough to enjoy.  A whole stack of Bloom books!!!  YIPPEE YIPPEE YIPPEE!!! PURE JOY!!!  I can hardly contain myself!!!!

Have mercy...I don't remember the last time I was this excited about getting the mail.....then today arrived. And Carry On, Warrior. . . it is HERE!  Sleep is so overrated. I can't wait to dive into these!!!  So excited. I can hardly stand it!!!

That's all for now.
Correcting to do now that the littles are down for the night and the big is at hockey.  A moment of peace with a purple correcting pen.  Ahhhh.