I am again struck by just how blessed we are here to have access to life savings medicine when we need it. As I held him during his treatments I kept thinking about parents around the world who may be holding their children with the very same diagnoses but with no help at all...or the little ones who have no one to hold them as they battle to breathe. It is so easy to get caught up in what is going on in my own life and to forget, to forget just how priviliedged we all are and how much we CAN do to help others around the world. It doesn't take much to gie up a little bit of luxury (latte? new clothes? chips or pop at the store?) and to really make a difference.
Now....life has not been all medical around here. Mainly it has been filled with so much joy...
It was Grandma Juli's birthday so we had a little cake & ice cream party
andgot to meet one of our newest cousins little Lindsey (isn't she beautiful?)
My brother and his wife also had twin girls last week...they are stunning too!
and fill her up with kisses! Georgia hung out with her for about an hour, she loves babies!
Since we are going to Mexico for part of December on Whatever Project #2 and spending 10 days serving at an orphanage there, we decorated our Christmas tree a bit early.
I came around the corner and found Ravenna dressed in only this
Now that is some Christmas spirit!
We made all of our ornaments
We've been doing this for the past 5 years and I love it
It is truly or whole family's simple tree
Not to be outdone by her sister...
and apparently I have been drinking lots of coffee
because this is Parker's latest portrait of me
and his other recent invention
Is a pancake truck...
He has been talking about it non-stop. He knows where every gauge is, how each lever will turn the batter into pancakes and where those golden cakes will come out!
We may be wading through deep waters here with lots of unknowns but I am so thankful that God does not leave us there. He has placed our feet on the firm foundation of His love and deep joy today.
Many blessings, lots of coffee and a truckload of pancakes from our family to your today!