Wednesday, August 31, 2011

First Grade

Today was the first day of First Grade at the Fanno Creek Academy and Dacia Grace R-O-C-K-E-D it! Last night we went over a chore chart of sorts that allows her to be responsible for her morning routine and then for staying on task during school.  I am so glad that we took the time last night to go over this chart.  It was such a useful tool which will be used over and over an over again this year.


Here she is working on her morning folder that I created from several different things I found online.  What a beauty with her toothless smile!  Probably the best picture I have of her since her teeth were pulled.


Working on her reading notebook.  Her handwriting has approved so much during our August break.DSC_0502This year we are studying the book of Proverbs but before we dive into that we are learning about scrolls.  Here Dacia Grace is working on her alphabet scroll which she will continue to work on over the next week until all the pages done for a scroll.

Here is a list of what she would like to learn this year:

(1) To read my Bible

(2) To paint better

(3) To read on my own

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

God of all Comfort

Last night we lost the baby!  We are grateful that our God is the God of all Comfort.  We are grateful that we serve a God that is ALL THE TIME GOOD!  We live with the hope that we will one day meet each and every child that I have had the privilege to carry in this world but never held in my arms this side of heaven.

Knowing what we know about our pregnancy history we chose to tell everyone that we were pregnant this time because we wanted to embrace the life that God had blessed us with for as many days, weeks, years as we were privileged to have that one in our lives.  The reality is that we will have that little one in our lives for the rest of our lives.

We pray that in our sorrow that God will work it for His glory and good.  I know that God has used my pain of miscarriages in the past to help others going through it for the first time.  It is not easy.  It is not pretty.  It is not fun.  But through it all God is there!

We don't claim to understand why we cannot carry a child to term. But we have.

We thank God so much for the miracle of Dacia Grace.  Each and every miscarriage highlights that miracle in our lives.

Please do not pity us.  Please do not try to fix us. 

God is good!  He is all the time good!  Even when the world would say that He is not good, we rest in the comfort and knowledge that He is good!  His mercies never end!  They are new every morning!  Great is His faithfulness to us!

"My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness."  Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weakness, that the power of Christ may dwell in me.
II Corinthians 12:9

Let now your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me.  In My Father's house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you to My self; that where I am, there you may be also.  And you know the way where I am going.
John 14:1-4

Remember my affliction and my wandering, the wormwood and the bitterness.
Surely my soul remembers
And is bowed down within me.
This I recall to my mind, 
Therefore I have hope.
The Lord's lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, 
For His compassions never fail.
They are new every morning; 
Great is Thy faithfulness.
The Lord is my portion, says my soul,
Therefore I have hope in Him.
The Lord is good to those who wait for Him
To the person who seeks Him.
It is good that he waits silently 
For the salvation of the Lord.
Lamentations 3: 19-26

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Roses are red;
Violets are blue.
Babies are sweet
Hoping to paint the Hom nursery a pretty pink or blue hue!