Saturday, January 23, 2010

Nail Biting

Friday we had step 3 of Luke's application process for kindergarten! I think they all have gone pretty well. He tested "average" on the Missouri KIDS developmental test, which I was happy that he was able to sit still the whole time and take it! (30 minutes long 1 on 1)

He really loves the school and asks me if he is going there EVERY day. So I am praying that he gets in! (please join) I've never seen him so eager about anything. They send acceptance/rejection letters Feb. 15th. I am biting my nails. I just think it would be the perfect place for him. And I don't know what I will tell him if he doesn't get in, b/c he doesn't really understand that :(

Pick Luke!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Christmas Pictures! (better late than never!)

We had a great family time in the bahamas!! I didn't get as many pictures as I wanted to (ahh), but wanted to share our fun times. I think we'll have to make this a tradition! We had a fabulous time...
Beach Goin
Pool Goin
Party goin!
We took our beloved sitter Katie so Wayne and I could have some together time without the "wild indians" as he calls them :) She is so wonderful and really loves our kids. Although once sister figured out that we left her with Katie every night to go to dinner... she would say "no Katie" haha
Love my beach babies!

Here is sissy with painted toes- everyone loved it!!

Poppy's Girl :)
Luke played in the different pools and showed off his new swimming skills thanks to his swim coach Ms. Alyssa! Several parents commented about how comfortable he was in the water= wild! He also got to hang in the cool Kids Club and play and do arts and crafts.

The last two days we stayed off paradise/atlantis at the Compass Point. We had little huts right on the ocean. Loved it here.

Tata for now! The title of my blog is so true... Fast Days, Relaxing Holidays!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Circumstances for a purpose

Today at church a couple shared their testimony- the husband about being diagnosed 6 months ago with stage 4 brain tumor/cancer, and the wife about her grief and loss of hope in the situation.

He shared an article by John Piper about not wasting your cancer. At first I was thinking, waste cancer? How on earth could cancer and possible death be something to not waste. But as he shared he pointed out in an article by John Piper that "What God permits, he permits for a reason. And that reason is his design."

"You will waste your cancer if you believe it is a curse and not a gift."

"The aim of God in your cancer (among a thousand other good things) is to knock props out from under our hearts so that we rely utterly on him."

Wow. I've spent a lot of time today thinking about these points... and thinking of applying them to just my circumstances in general. Too often I am not content in areas of my life that I want to go differently, and had never recently considered that those very circumstances were designed for me to go through by God himself. And that they are for a purpose, a purpose that God designed for me to go through to produce faith, or perserverance, or whatever he wanted in me.

Thankful for that testimony... and eager to start not wasting my trials