May 24, 2011


we have a few big decisions to make in the coming days (or weeks, or months). as with any big decision that looms ahead, i can tend to get anxious about waiting, deciding & pretty much every other detail surrounding, as the days wear on. i am not a particularly patient person, & over these last few months, it is this quality (or lack there of) has been put to the test more times than not.

i know that we are not an anomaly in having to face big decisions. everyone has times in his or her life where they encounter having to make life-changing decisions, & are put to the test to have faith in the midst of the trial. this is helpful to remember--that it is just a part of life--and when we're through it & on the other side, we will be better for it.

i read this today, & was encouraged. if anyone out there is having difficulty waiting for answers to their situation, i hope it does the same for you.
'The plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations' (ps. 33:11). But we must be prepared to wait on God's timing. His timing is precise, for he does things 'at the every time' he has set. It is not for us to know his timing, and in face we cannot know it--we must wait for it.
Some things cannot be accomplished in a day. Even God does not make a glorious sunset in a moment. For several days he gathers the mist with which to build his beautiful palaces in the western sky.

Some glorious morn--but when? Ah, who will say?
The steepest mountain will become a plain,
And the parched land be satisfied with rain.
The gates of brass all broken; iron bars,
Transfigured, for a ladder to the stars.
Rough places plain, and crooked ways all straight,
for his who with a patient heart can wait.
These things will be on God's appointed day:
It may not be tomorrow--yet it may.

-Streams in the Desert

so, we must take heart, & rest in this truth. today.

May 17, 2011


forgive me for my lack of words to you all lately. it seems i've been living my life, day after day, without the slightest hint of literary inspiration.

i feel as if i have gone dry.

i want to write. i want to blog, write poetry, write prose. i'm attempting a few things, but for the most part, i am at a loss to express myself in the written word. and that, my friends, is discouraging, to say the least.

but, i must persevere, however mundane the results may be for now. things at home are good. busy, tiring & sometimes overwhelming. but good. the baby is growing up, & is the sweetest little boy i could ask for. the puppy is growing even faster, & may not be the sweetest thing ever, but he's trying. my love is home again after a four-day photo shoot, and is so good to me (read: six loads of laundry done thanks to him).

despite the recent seasons of sickness, exhaustion & stress with all that's been going on in our lives, we are blessed. we never have more than we can handle. though it seems we rarely have less.

and for this, i am thankful.

May 5, 2011


two weeks ago, we added a member to our family. meet Eames: a 9-week-old lab/golden/something[maybe shepherd?] mix.

why the name eames? well, charles and ray eames are two of our favorite designers. it seemed appropriate, since it didn't quite make the cut for baby names.

like i said, he's only 9 weeks. and, he's not little. we'll see how big this boy gets.

he and c are becoming fast friends--eames adored him from the start. though, being from a litter of six, he is trying to learn how to play with his brother-that's-not-a-puppy.