Morning time plans

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Daddy I loves you!

Heidi: Daddy I loves you, I loves you so much.
Me: Heidi, what do you love about Daddy?
Heidi: I loves his legs and his socks.

Monday, April 19, 2010


I can say a zillian times that I trust in the Lords will.

And then something will test that.

This week it is the waiting for the ash cloud to move and the plane to take off as planned on Sat, so my parents can come see their little Hopie and their big girl Heidi. There is so much longing and planning that have gone into this trip, and excitement and counting down of sleeps and cleaning schedules. It does seem utterly unfair.

I have been reminded this past week of the passage in Job chapters 38-41. It seems so appropriate to the weeks events. A volcano erupts and chaos is the result. All of our plans are shown for what they are, our plans. God is indeed awesome, He was the one who created all things, all the wonderful things outlined in Job, and the volcano.

And so I am somewhere in between, wondering at the majesty of our God, who can create such a world and is so infinitely more than man, and feeling a huge disappointed.

Which leaves me where?

In a place where I have to choose, choose to trust Him yet and His wonderful plans for us, and the timing of them, to pray for a miracle and to praise Him whether I meet a plan on Saturday or not. God is good.

Saturday, April 17, 2010


Well after a long time in the making I finally finished my first quilt. The coolest thing about that statement is that I finished a quilt. Seems like I spend a lot of time starting things....This is my year for becoming a finisher. You never know I might find I like it!

So, here it is.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Heidi skipping!

Mum....I want to tell you something

Each night as I leave the room my small girl calls out, Mum I want to tell you something.
I am always amused by what statement she comes out with, usually a question. Tonight it was "Mum, has you ever seen a baby lion that sits on your hands?". Last night was "has you ever seen a car with a flag on it?"

There are many amusing things that come out of her mouth (and a few not so amusing things too). But is did my mummy heart good to hear her sitting on the stairs the other morning "reading" my bible. "Jesus is so big, and he is God's son". Stated simply with absolute trust, 2 truths. You can't say ask for more as a parent, than that she will continue to hold on to truth with childlike trust.

Jesus is so big and he is God's son Amen