Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Give Me Jesus

Our daughter Elsie is a senior in high school and has been studying American Sign Language since she was nine years old.  She knew after the first class that she took at our church that ASL was what she wanted to pursue as a career.  We waited and watched as she continued in her studies.
She has shown a passion for this language and for the 
Deaf Community that has been inspiring to watch.

Recently she was given the opportunity to begin signing for worship at our church.  The first time she got up on stage and began signing to praise songs I became overwhelmed by God's goodness.

When our children are little we hope and pray that they will grow up to be who God has designed them to be.  I was standing in church watching my daughter step into the role that God had designed her for. It was beautiful and it brought tears to see her doing exactly what she loves.

Please watch as she signs to a song of special music called 
"Give Me Jesus."

Sweet Momma

Sunday, February 2, 2014


If you are a mom to a bunch of kids, or maybe just one or two, you might notice the "kid things" taking over the house from time to time.  It might be the never ending science project, the lego project where the whole universe is being recreated or just an art project that won't dry.

I happen to LOVE all these kids and all of the "things" that come with them.  I know there will come a day when my house is cleaner than it is at the moment, but that will invariably mean that there aren't as many feet pounding down my stairs and I will miss this time.

My kitchen window sill seems to be the collector of many things.  Over the past week it has become home to my new friend "Hairy."

My little Sunshine is in a class at our homeschool co-op called "Upcycling."  She has the most creative teacher in the world.  They take left over things and make them new again.  A couple of weeks ago she brought home my new friend and we have enjoyed watching him grow...

Go Seahawks!!!

Sweet Momma