The Gang

The Gang
October 2008 Sweet Potatoe Harvest

About Me

I am a busy mommy of 6, seeking to be a loving, godly helpmeet to my husband and a biblical discipler to my children. God has blessed us with a child with Autism. May the lessons that the Lord is teaching me and our family be a blessing to you and yours!

My Favorite Books

  • Bible
  • Created to be His Helpmeet by Debi Pearl
  • Four-Season Harvest by Eliot Coleman
  • Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weaver
  • Home Cheese Making by Ricki Carroll
  • Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon
  • Shepherding a Child's Heart by Tedd Tripp
  • The Excellent Wife by Martha Peace
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Yes, you guessed it, I actually slept very well last night. Praise the Lord!!

Today Thomas has a dentist appointment to get some of his 6 teeth that need fillings done. I'm hoping that one of these 6 is not beyond repair. It looks pretty bad to me. He had to have 3 teeth pulled in October because they were too damaged to repair. Pray for him today if you read this email that he will handle the procedure and recovery very well. For a child with Autism who has sensory issues and a limited understanding of why someone would make his mouth hurt, getting teeth filled and pulled is even more traumatic, than for a "normal" child.

Phil drove by 7 more houses yesterday and has decided he wants to see the inside of 4 of them. We have driven by over 40 houses in the last 4 months and been inside I think close to 15. Our house hunt has been much more difficult than we thought it would. We need space since we have 6 kids. Plus, when you factor into that the need for a school room and therapy room, and yard space for the dogs AND all that in the right price range, it makes for a difficult house hunting process.

We combed over our budget and picked a payment we were comfortable with then called our Mortgage bank and asked them what our mortgage including taxes & insurance could be for the price we have in the budget. By doing this we know what we can really afford. Pray with us as we search for the right home for our family. We really miss being together and are looking forward to living under the same roof full time again!

This morning I had the kids read Matt 6:25-34 for their morning quiet time before school. We've been encouraging the kids to pray with us about the house that God wants us to have. Matt. 6:25 says "For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food and he body more than clothing?" We pray that our kids will see that God's perfect will is more important that the "perfect food, clothing.... or house!"

I pray that you will have a wonderful day living in the Grace & Strength of our Lord Jesus Christ!