My Family


Oh my gosh!  I so live in a house of boys!  We were in the car yesterday and I said something about lace.  Taylor asked me, “What is lace?”  Neither of my boys knew what lace was.  I had to describe it.  Zach thought it was the stitching around a trampline, and Taylor thought it was used to tie shoes.  You have got to be kidding me.  Oh well, I love being a boy mom!

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I got the chance to go to Virginia this weekend to see my mom and my neice, Katie in the Virginia Christmas Spectacular!  It was wonderful, and they did a great job.  Many years ago, as a student at Liberty University, I had wished my mom could be part of such a tremendous music community–she loves to sing and has always loved music.  It was really cool after all these years to see HER singing in the living Christmas tree!  I had a chance to see family, shop and talk with the girls and have lunch with my dad!  So glad I made the choice to go–something I will never forget.

I have had some sweet moments with Zach this past week.  I got to go on his fieldtrip to the Southern Cival War and Train Museum.  We are enjoying the last few elementary school events, as Zach is our youngest.  It is hard to believe that he will be in middle school next year!  Zach’s fall baseball team won the county championship for 11-12 year old ball Monday night.  Zach is 10.  He had a beautiful hit down the third base line and made  two great plays at second base!  He’s a gamer!

Thirteen weeks ago, our son, Taylor, broke his leg.  The very day he broke it, we had experienced an amazing family moment telling God that we wanted to seek Him as a family.  Taylor prayed and said that he was going to sign his name with a “yes” and let God write on the blank page of his life.  Within hours, he broke his leg in a skimboarding accident.  After much time, crutches, sports therapy, cold laser treatments and missing football and baseball, he returned to tackle football a week and a half ago.  On Thursday, we received a call.  He had broken his collar bone at football practice.  Now he is starting over again.  What the heck is going on?!  What about God writing on the blank page of his life?!  I am reminded of what I told my boys the day their sweet grandpa died:  GOD KNOWS SOMETHING THAT WE DON’T KNOW.  I love Isaiah chapter 40.  “”how can you say the LORD does not see your troubles?…Don’t you know that the LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth:  He never grows faint or weary.  No one can measure the depths of his understanding.  He gives power to those who are worn out; He offers strength to the weak.  Even youths will become exhaused, and young men will give up.  But those who wait on the LORD will find new strength.  They will fly high on wings like eagles.  They will run and not grow weary.  They will walk and not faint.”  So at this point, we have chosen to put our trust in the One who has all understanding and we look forward to what He is going to do in Taylor’s life!