Some of our most amazing breakthroughs have been in the van. We make jokes but in all honesty, without those drives with 4 children in the back we might not have made it through some of our hardest days.
Each of us has a story to tell. Hers is different than mine but they have intertwined to create in us something unique. It is a brilliant splash of agony and victory. It has been the most bittersweet, painful, lovely ride of our lives.
This weekend was laid back. The kids played outside and we didn't turn on the television at all. Daniel and I went out for date night on Saturday and it ended with me getting locked out of the mall without him for 45 minutes. That was swell.
Nora informed us that she wants to be a missionary to Africa when she's older. She wants to tell people about Jesus, "but not just there. Here too. People here don't know Jesus either..."
She's a wise little girl and without us having to go into detail about her plans, she already has them etched on her heart. God did that.
Braden doesn't say such quite profound things just yet but he is madly in love with a lady named Megan. Megan is Jeni's age and is a good friend of ours. He loves her and thinks she's beautiful. He cries for her at least once a day and wants to marry her. He has such a gentle, kind heart and I pray with everything I am that he would continue to grow in that way until he's an adult with a wife and children.
They would be really blessed.
I had a great weekend with Mabel after the news that she can hear.
Speaking of Mabel, today is Purple day--also known as national epilepsy day. You can wear purple of any kind to show your support and to spread the word. Share our story. Lead people here.
Let's spread awareness together!
Harper will be 2 years old in a couple of weeks. She's super funny and super ornery. She's saying so many words and is the light of my day. Honestly she brings me complete and total joy.
She can't say Quack. If you wanna see for yourself, visit our Raising Redheads youtube channel and click on the video titled, "Harper says the f word."
You can't help but laugh. She's little.