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happy birthday {5 years of miracle}

And he thanked God for his birthday. And on this day–I always thank God for her…and wish she, too, could hear this sweet prayer “Thank you God for giving me a birth day.” I sat there across from him in Chick-fil-a…his restaurant of choice on his special day. His best friend by his side. (The […]

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After July 4th {Blogging is so yesterday. BUT. I’m about to start writing again.}

OH MY. It’s been awhile. 4 weeks since I blogged. BUT. I think I’m going to start blogging again. Yes. I know it’s out;). Who blogs any more? But I’m a writer and I miss it–and it’s a good way for this momma to process AND it’s a good way for me to document our […]

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Sonya - July 6, 2014 - 4:37 pm

Don’t stop writing! Please! 🙂 I’m surprised you think blogs aren’t in vogue anymore. Everyone I know reads blogs all the time, and I have you on my list of must-reads! I’ve missed you, so glad to see you back, and I will continue to follow you! Keep on keeping on, warrior, and sharing your God-nuggets! I love it and learn from them too! *hugs*

Maureen - July 7, 2014 - 1:38 am

I am reading your posts!! I have you on my links so I see when you post something new! (Just thought you would want to know that!)

Love those Mommy moments! So glad you and your sweet family had such a great time there! I haven’t been to Stone Mountain for about 12 years, but I remember it was so pretty…and HOT! Really hot!

Keep writing!

Kim - July 7, 2014 - 12:56 pm

I love your blog…. missed your insight and thoughts, please keep it up 🙂 God Bless!

julia dansby - July 8, 2014 - 7:45 pm

I have missed your stories! Glad to have ya back. Yes – keep on keeping on with your mommy moments. Especially with the feelings God stirs up inside you. So often we remember the circumstances of a memory, but the feelings of the moment we forget or lessen their impact on the memory. Such summer fun y’all are having – enjoy the rest of it before the grind starts!

Megan - July 9, 2014 - 8:47 am

I really appreciate those of you who are still blogging 🙂 It’s been discouraging to me to see more and more people stop writing. Looking forward to your writing!

That won’t work for me. {Learning new lingo for the sake of family}

One phrase I think I have learned to say too well: “Hmmm. Let me think. Gosh. Okay. I think I can make that work.” Can you volunteer here? Hmmmm. Let me think. Gosh. Okay. I think I can make that work. THIS is my only opening–would you like it? (There are varieties of how the […]

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Megan - January 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Ahhh I can’t wait to follow your journey as you take this step! I am in my heart a country girl and just keep dreaming of the day when we can make it happen!

Amy - January 23, 2014 - 9:40 am

I love it!! We too are in the process of finding our little piece of dirt. Even though we are not in the suburbs of Atlanta, we do want a place big enough for the animals. Yes, it’s hard work, but that is the kind of work we were designed for 🙂
amy (in south ga)

Kim - January 23, 2014 - 9:25 pm

Hi! I’ve been a lurker for at least a year. I find your blog wonderfully inspiring. After reading this post, I just had to comment to put a plug in for where we are living–Greenville, SC. We are also from ATL, and I always thought we would go back to the big city, but not anymore! Greenville is the perfect mix of country and city. Traffic is essentially non-existent and the homeschooling community is robust and very active. In fact, I know way more people who homeschool than do public, and we are doing public school 🙂 I could go on and on, but I wanted to throw it out there because a lot of people don’t realize the virtues of this area.

SleepyMom - January 24, 2014 - 8:57 am

You know it’s okay to live in the “country” and not actually do any farming. Just saying.
My parents also hated city life and staring at the neighbors house 10 ft away so they moved us out of the city to 13 acres surrounded by another 50+ that no one had ever built on. BUT they chose a wooded steep hilly area so no real farming possible. We could have dogs and cats able to run around free and enjoy life. We saw tons of wildlife all the time and we always were in the shade because of all the trees and we certainly never had road noise, neighbor noise, etc. My Dad has chickens now because you don’t need a huge flat pasture for them, and my mom has a huge garden that she built done by the road because that’s the only flat space. The garden has to be long and narrow to fit between the steep hill and the road. I’ve got to tell you country life with minimal farming is kind of awesome and tranquil. There’s enough to do that my kids love visiting and helping pick ripe stuff from the garden and feed the chickens, but it’s not so time intensive as to prevent my parents from traveling to visit grandkids, working, hobbies etc.

I hope your farm adventure in the country works out perfectly for your family.

Natalie - January 24, 2014 - 2:38 pm

Oh how I agree with you! This post sounds like the cries of my heart too! How much slower life could be… if we didn’t live so close to 285. Praying for you and your family! I am so excited for you all! And I can’t wait to follow your “farm story”! 🙂

Ashley - February 6, 2014 - 10:16 am

You just need to move north! Cherokee county! Some farm land but close enough to the city. We live here and couldnt imagine living anywhere else!:) new follower btw and a hopeful adoptive momma in the making:)

When I leave the room {Natalie Grant}

Well done Natalie Grant. Oh my glory. I don’t often post videos–but I on iTunes downloading songs for my daughter…and I some how ran across this new recording by Natalie Grant. I just have to share. Natalie truly knocks it out of the park heart and soul with this one with every word and emotion […]

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Alyson - January 8, 2014 - 11:06 pm

I just listened to this after my first time leaving my 4 precious gifts home alone all day by themselves as I am having to be at the hospital with my momma. “Leaving the room” was not easy on this momma’s heart today, but necessary in my faith walk. I am a bit choked up right now. Two of our children (our 17 and 12 year old are new to our family). Our two biological children are 13 and 11. I stand in awe of His faithfulness. I cannot understand how He makes all things work together, but He does. Especially in our wildly beautiful, hard, breath-taking, mind-losing at times, situation. This song from beginning was beautiful. Thank you for posting this.

Teaching them that the magic is really just beginning… {the day after Christmas}

The Jesse book is now closed…but the ornaments hang for a few more days–remembering all we learned together this year as a family as we walked each day together. The presents–all unwrapped…and as a mom of little ones…I feel the need to squeeze out more sweetness…more memories…more magic. And there is reason. I believe–because the […]

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