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new life: may 8

there were SO. MANY. BABIES @ Mops tonight. B and Amy are both “graduating” as their kiddos are getting older; the Lord knew I’d need to see those sweet little newborns. there had to have been at least 4 babies…maybe 5! love, love, love. when i went to the doc’s office for our first checkup with our o/b, brooke was
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new life: may 6

baby bean…you’re probably not much bigger than a rice grain right now. you travel well, for sure, sweets. so we got back from chicago sunday night. you and i passed out and daddy went grocery shopping. monday, your sisters and i recovered, while daddy went to work. today, we got to travel for another exciting adventure…your auntie, Christa, presented her
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new life: may 3

We slept like babies last night. Your daddy is very wise, and got our hotel room switched so that everyone would have plenty of room to sleep and play. Between the six of us, we had 2 queen beds AND a couch that pulled out into a bed AND the pack n’ play. Last night, we met up with your
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new life: may 1

the really cool thing about writing to you, precious babe, is that we grow closer to one another each day. the really HARD thing is that not many people know about you yet. your mommy does not get her gold star for keeping secrets. but hey, i’m a work in progress! your mimi once told me when your biggest sis
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err-and?

last week. kids dropped off, except for the babe. she and i had a three hour window. we had errands to run, lunch to eat, playtime to be had, and calls to be made. walmart, the first time…she and i set a family record with how quickly we were in and back out. spreading out the wares on the kitchen table
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new life: april 29

April 29th. Tuesday. Jesus Calling Let me TEACH you thankfulness. Begin by acknowledging that everything—all your possessions, and all that you are (including your hubby and kids, here and in Heaven)—belongs to ME…If you slow down your pace of life, you can find ME anywhere. Sweetie. my promise to you is this: WE (God, your Daddy, Mama, Siblings here and in
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new life

sweet Baby of ours. we discovered you were on your way April 15th, and rejoiced, Daddy n’ I. you have three big sisters who will love on you here, and two siblings in Heaven, who love you just as much! this time around, we’re not telling many people…especially not family. your brother, Isaac, was the first to go Home last
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insights from a sick sis

Your sister, Catori, was sick today. Poor thing! Double-ear-infection. She had been pulling on—and crying about—her right ear. So we paid attention to that side. Turns out, the left side was much worse. Notes for mama: when your child talks about an ear hurting, err on the side of caution and help BOTH Also…when your oldest (or any) child gets a carrot
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creativity

“My life can be my art. Creativity is a matter of perspective…the lens through which we see things. Choosing the correct lens and finding the right perspective is key. Knowing there’s often more than one right answer, and being courageous enough to view the scene from another vantage point. Not being afraid to make mistakes.” We had the distinct privilege
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ignite 2 relight

a spark. that’s all it takes! the coolest thing about asking God to ignite me once again is what it leads to: spark>ignite>learning, leaning, and loving>relight>passion that shines brighter than one could ever conceive of. the kind of radiance Christ glowed with when he was TRANSFIGURED. a lot of times i’ve let excuses extinguish my flame. but that’s ok! our
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