Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Life in the fast lane

So much has taken place since I posted last. We've had birthdays, a new (to us) church building, a wedding, a cold winter (that I'm looking forward to seeing come to an end), holidays, sunshine, rain, laughter, and tears. Seasons have come and gone, our lives are passing by quicker than ever it seems, but one thing has remained the same...the steadfast love of our Lord. It nevers ceases, it's always the same. That is one thing we can always be sure of. Our lives have up and downs, highs and lows, joys, sorrows, and even anger. But thankfully through the midst of it all, God is faithful.

On to the wedding!  Our second oldest daughter was married back in January! It was a beautiful day (despite the cold) and she was a very beautiful bride! We are so happy for the Bride and Groom, and very excited to see what God has in store for their life together as Husband and Wife. In the near future I hope to post some pictures of their beautiful day.

All the children are continuing to grow by leaps and bounds. In a month, we will be down to only 2 who are not in their teens. Our son will be 13 this year, and we will again have 4 teenagers in the house. The oldest at home will be graduating as well. Our sweet little grandaughter continues to brighten up our lives. She has been walking for a few months now and she is such a sweetheart. Having a granchild has been more of a blessing than I could've imagined. She is such a joy!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Happy Birthday, Clara Mae!

Clara Mae is now a decade old. She is ancient!  7 of our 8 children are now in double digits.  It doesn't seem right somehow.  Our lives are flying by, and there's nothing we can do to stop it.  But we so are thankful for every year, every day that God blesses up with.  It is definitely a blessing to be alive and to share this life with these beautiful kiddos!

Happy Birthday, Clara Mae! We love you so much!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Merry Christmas!

We enjoyed a wonderful Christmas this year...our first one in our new home. We had my side of the family over on Christmas Day and it was such a joy to see all the happiness on everyone's faces, and just to enjoy the day with those we love. I am so thankful for the family God has given to me.  I wouldn't trade them for the world!  It was definitely a Christmas we will never forget!

Christmas 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013

Glorious Grandparent-hood!

We are grandparents! Let me say that again...We. Are. Grandparents. It's hard to comprehend but it's wonderful at the same time.  Words cannot describe the awesome feeling of seeing your very own daughter bring a beautiful baby girl into this world.  It is a magnificient feeling! When I heard Eva cry right after being born, I bawled!  But it was tears of pure joy!  I cannot thank God enough for allowing us the true joy of being parents, and now grandparents.  It's wonderful!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Our last birthdays of the year...

August is the last month of the year for our immediate family's birthdays. Which does make me sigh with relief.  Now I can concentrate on other Christmas. Lol.

Our oldest daughter still at home and our youngest share the same month, and almost the same day. Grace is now 18 and Miss Liberty is 4.  My babies are growing up on me.  It's kinda sad.  But I'm thankful for the life they have been given and the joy they bring to my heart.  I love them so!  Never a day passes that my heart is not overwhelmed with gratitude for what the LORD has given to me.  Why me?  I am so unworthy of His mercy and grace.  But His kindness never ceases to amaze me.  

Happy Birthday Grace and Liberty!  We love you so very much!

Yes, the one on the left is a goof ball. ;)

Friday, August 9, 2013

Another graduate in the Brown house!

Grace has officially graduated from Liberty Home School.  What a grand occasion for us all.  We have been home educating our kids for the past 13 years and it is so wonderful to have 2 children already accomplish all that has been required of them in their home studies.  Congratulations!

We are so proud of you, Grace!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

It's Moving Day!

Home. Home is where my family is. We have called so many places home in our 20+ years of marriage, I have lost count. Actually I haven't but it seems like an abundance. We have moved a total of 13 times (counting this last time). Crazy, huh?  But this time, Lord willing, is our last.  We became homeowners last month and it is one of the most thrilling moments of our lives!  We have been doing an incredible amount of cleaning and slowing moving things to our new home, and today we complete our last and final load. Today is moving day.  Tonight we spend the first night in OUR home.  Words cannot express the feelings I have right now.  I'm a little nervous too... I keep expecting a big meteor to fall from the sky and crush my ecstatic emotions. This has been a long journey for our family, and one filled with some crazy outlandish tales.  But I wouldn't trade the ride for anything in all the world.  God has and always will be our rock and our fortress, and has and always will be there for us thru ever mountain and valley.  He has met our every need.  He has never failed us. Glory be to the LORD most high, for He alone is worthy of all praise! 

"I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.  Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live." ~Psalm 116:1-2