Wednesday, March 26, 2008


And it was my daughters!!! Jhocelyn had been coming to Ramon and I for a couple of days asking us about heaven and hell and how she was supposed to get to heaven. Well yesterday afternoon she came to me and was asking some very serious questions so I explained it to her again and she told me that she wanted to pray and ask Jesus into her heart. So I prayed with her and I'm happy to say I truly believe that my daughter is now a daughter of the King!

March 25th 2008- Jhocelyn's birthdate into the kingdom of God

Sunday, March 23, 2008

1 life born, 2 united, 2 to meet their Savior,

ON Good friday all of those things happened. A very close friend of mine gave birth to her daughter EMily Esther in the wee hrs of the morning. Several hours later people from my church were married. I didn't know them but they attend my church and my mother helped organize the wedding for the church. ANd yet 2 others were taken very un-expectantly from their families. I didn't know them either but yet they were family to a close friend of mine.

Why am I writing about this? Simply because it's easter sunday, resurrection sunday, the day that explains and is the very basis of my faith.

Even though there are families out there who are celebrating the first easter with out loved ones they still have hope. Today as I was in the service I couldn't help but think about all of the people I am writing about. A child was born on the very day that Christ died for me! Two people went before Him and connected their lives on the day that Christ died for me! And..... 2 poeple met Christ on the very day that He died for me!

HOPE!!! That is the word for all of those people. The parents of EMily have hope for her life because Christ died for her. The couple who were married have hope for their marriage because Christ died for them. The family's who lost their loved ones have hope they they will see them again because Christ died for them!

All these people who have never met, know nothing about eachother and yet are somehow connected simply because of the fact that Christ died for them!

As you go about your week think of Christ and the sacrifice that He made for you and make sure that you have the same hope that they have and that I have.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

1 Peter 1:6-9

6:IN this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials. 7:so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 8: and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, 9: obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls.

Just take a minute and think about these verses, of what they mean.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Things I've experienced in my 24 yrs....

I have lived in the amazon,

I have had 3 children,

I married the man I love more than my own life,

I lived in texas,

And now on to the things most of you don't know about me.....

I went to boarding school for 2 yrs,

I have had my heart broken,

I have experienced the love and forgiveness of God in my life in BIG ways,

My husband and I have had some really hard times in our marriage due to circumstances only to come out closer to GOd in the end,

I've experienced true friendship from very special people in my life,

I've had moments of true doubt,

My children are the best things in my life and yet one of my biggest fears,

And now for some of my favorite things,

I love to dance with my kids everyday,

I love to swim in the rivers of venezuela it is one of my greatest joys and one of the things I miss the most,

I love the rolling hills of virginia,

I love to talk with my friends,

I love to lay on the sofa with my husband in the safety of his arms,

I love to be outside in the spring,

I love shoes,

I love to play games with my husband and friends,

I love to watch the look on my kids faces when they discover something new,

I love to greet my husband at the door when he comes home from work,

I love to study the Bible and learn more about GOd,

I love to dream,

I love coffee shops,

I love to work with teenagers and teach them the things I wish I knew when I was their age,

I loved my years in texas,

I'm learning and growing in Christ and the daughter of the king and I love it!

Friday, March 14, 2008


TOdya my father is leaving to meet up with a friend to leave for Haiti early tomorrow morning. THey are many people going on this trip. Please pray for their safety, for the work to get done and most of all that many more people will come to know the love of Christ personally.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Jesse's first words!

Well it seems the time has come for squirt boy (yes that's really his nickname) to start talking. His first word as odd as it sounds was "guys" I was telling his oder brother and his older cousin to bequiet and I said "Bequiet Guys" and he jesse proceeded to yell it after me. And yesterday he said "kisses" and today he said "no"

Oh the joys of mother hood!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Prayer Request

Please pray for baby Gwyneth she is having some difficulties right now. Go to her fathers blog to find out more.

Also please pray for my Grandfather a missionary in the amazon rainforest in venezuela he is 88 yrs old and is not doing well. Just remember both of these people as you pray today.


Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Jhocy's 3!

3 years of Jhocy,

Monday was Jhocelyn's birthday so I thought I would show some of my favorite pictures of her since she was born until now...

Jhocelyn, I prayed and prayed for a daughter and God gave me you! You bring so much joy and laughter into my life. I love the way you are always laughing. YOu love to laugh and even at 3 you make up your own jokes to make others laugh with you. I love it when you tell me you want to be just like me when you get big. I love when I see you playing with your little brother, or when you try to "help" me in the kitchen. You are a loving, caring, adventurous little girl and I can't wait to see what God has in store for your life. We love you and you will always be "my girl"

Monday, March 10, 2008

For Tricia,,

It's so funny that I'm doing this today. Today was an extremely frustrating day for me with my kids. I actually ended up in tears because i was so overwhelmed. Even though I don't know Tricia personally I do find myself thinking of her and Gwyneth when things seem never ending. So Tricia this is for you....
I can't wait for you to experience.....

Being thrown up on and pooped on at the same time,
Being woken up 12 times in one night,
Having your child be perfectly fine till the phone rings and then they decide that the world is about to come to an end and need your undivided attention right that second,
To be walking out the door and have someone spill something on you and truly not caring because it just happens all the time,
To have someone come to the door and realize that your 2 year old is running around naked behind you,
The moment your husband walks in the door inform him that it's HIS TURN!
To play in the snow or the rain with your children,
To experience the first REAL hug from your daughter,
TO have your daughter tell you she loves you and that your the best,
To hear her laughter as she watches her favorite cartoon,
To hear her thanking GOd for you,

I needed to do this tonight. I needed to remember why I wanted to be a stay at home mom in the first place. YOu are still in my prayers Nate and Tricia,,,,

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Prayer for my kids

Please pray for my kids they seem to have contracted the flu. Logan has thrown up 3 times tonight. Please remember them when your praying tonight.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

When I actually took the time....

When I actually took the time to just sit and enjoy my kids I got to......

Hear my 4 yr old helping his sister put her shoes on,

Play car races,

Hear my 2 yr old thanking GOd for every person in her life,

Hear the wonderful sound of my 3 kids laughing together,

Had the joy of sitting with all 3 of them and reading together,

Got to build a princess castle with my daughter,

Was able to listen to my son's dreams and ideas for when he is grown up,

Had my daughter tell me that I am the "best"

Fell in love with them all over again!