Saturday, February 23, 2008

birthday wishes

Brooke will be coming home this Wednesday for her February visit. We will celebrating her 11th birthday. WOW! i actually cannot believe she will be 11 on March 6! Happy Birthday Brooke!!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


ethan, my youngest, took this shot as we drove home from seeing brooke. i have found a great passion finding crosses in really weird places. The cross in this picture is on the right side. You may have to double click to see it better. At any rate, I love this shot--especially since it was taken by ethan. I find that in the hardest places in life we can always see the cross...that is if we are looking for it. And man, when we find it comes a pouring out of mercy-grace-love. That pouring is being poured out on me...the very sinner that i am. I'm grateful for the cross.

Monday, February 18, 2008


ya want to stop brooke in her tracks..? just start singing:

"Jesus loves me this i know...for the Bible tells me so...little one to Him belong...i am weak but He is strong. Yes, Jesus loves me...Yes, Jesus loves me...Yes, Jesus loves me...the Bible tells me so."

The look she gives is one you don't wanta miss! (no matter what you sound like)

Sunday, February 17, 2008

what a visit!

we had a great visit w/brooke. We were sitting in the kitchen eating and Josiah said "mom, i can't wait til we get to Heaven,
because Brooke is gonna talk!" I said "She sure is Josiah." He returned with "I wonder what she'll say--it'll sure be alot!" ha...
Man, i loved that.
Our visit was filled w/smiles, love, hugs, and relaxation. She enjoyed some Mac N Cheese right before she went back to Glenwood on Saturday. Thanks to our dear friend carolyn for the mac n cheese, your food is always a hit!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

coming home...

brooke will be home for a visit from thursday (feb 14)- til saturday (feb 16). we are all looking forward to a well-needed visit.

Saturday, February 09, 2008


I hope to give a full update on Brooke's progress, more pictures of her and our recent visit, and future plans for April (austism awareness month) stay tuned in.

Monday, February 04, 2008


we did not bring brooke home on thursday but went to see her on saturday. we had a good visit w/brooke.