Friday, January 30, 2009

4 Years and The Circus

Yesterday marked 4 years since the fire that devasted our of the children mentioned it at breakfast, and we all just sat and thought about it for a moment. God has done some wonderful things in our lives since then. It has been 4 years of growth and stretching like never before.

To celebrate our 100th day of school (which was last week), the kids worked extra hard to have the day off yesterday. It was joyous! We all went to the was the first time for Jett and Heather to ever see a circus.

There is just something about seeing mouths open with amazement, eyes so large you think they'll pop, and hearing "this is the best day ever" over and over again. The "thank you's" stopped about 2 hours after we returned home. It was so much fun to share the joy and excitement with all of the kids!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Jesus Did It!

Before our dinner tonight Kaitlyn was playing around with a digital picture frame we have and the pictures would not appear as they normally do. Jett was very bothered by this, and Kaitlyn's attempts to rectify the situation did not produce any satisfactory results. Jett became even more upset because the generic pictures were being displayed, and he didn't know any of the people in the pictures.

So, he brought me his sorrow, and I recommended that he pray about it. Jett, in his childlike faith, said, "Oh, yeah, Jesus can fix it!" So, he asked everyone in the room (Heather, Madison, Kaitlyn and me) to close our eyes while he laid face down on the couch. When he was finished, he announced that he had talked to God. Just then, the pictures came right back on the photo frame.....Jett shouted, "Jesus did it! That's so cool!" Oh, the prayers of a child.....