It’s been quite some time since I have written anything. In fact, almost a year. There have been tons of changes that we have gone through as a family in the last year. I have started and stopped… then started a new job. Jason has been promoted at NEMCC and will have the opportunity to teach in the Fall. He and I are both still in college, Though I hope to only have a semester or two left to finish my associates degree.
The boys are doing fabulously. Jake is 10 now and in 5th grade and has been recently been dubbed “rain-boy” because of his ability to retain historical facts at an alarming rate. I am a proud Mom that likes to show him off to all of her friends like a party favor. Seriously, I am very impressed with him and how he is developing his amazing little personality. He is a very caring person, the best big brother that any kid could ask for, and has a great imagination and a silly sense of humor. He is my morning child, my rose colored glasses child.
Jack is still my sweet baby. He is 7 now and in 1st grade… yet, still finds the time to cuddle up to his dear old Mom every chance he gets. He has such a wisdom to him… kinda like when people say that others have an “old soul”… well, that’s Jack. He has a very natural ease with his school work and actually tends to get bored with it easily. He has a dry sense of humor, but also loves to have tickles and fun giggling. He is slowly getting over some of his fears that he has developed over the last few years. He is slowly becoming a bit more independent and learning to venture and trust in himself again. He is the also the one who will roll is eyes at the things you say and test you to the utmost extreme. I catch him often deep in thought as if he is analyzing the entire world around him.
We have had such a wonderful time over the past year getting to know each other better and loving each other deeply. God has really been wonderful to us. We have found a new church where we have completely enveloped ourselves. We feel incredibly passionate about our service to God. It is awesome how God works. We always imagined that we were completely faithful to God, but I really don’t think we had any idea what being faithful to God and church was until we started attending at West Corinth Baptist Church.
Jason and I have started teaching a couples class on Sunday mornings. It is awesome that God ha entrusted us with that because Jason and I are NOT a perfect couple in any way, shape, or form… yet through our struggles and mistakes we can help other couples with their walk with each other and with God as well. Several other opportunities have presented themselves as well that we are praying about. It is the first time in our married life that we have really felt at home in a church… felt like a part of something bigger than us. We understand the saying “a family that prays together, stays together”. I know there are people out there right now that are rolling their eyes at me… it’s okay.
We are not the picture perfect people. We are sinners, every single day. We still have our issues just like anyone else, and I am not trying to make us out to be holier-than-though… because we are not. We are just happy, and trying to let the Lord’s light shine though us. I have always tried to have a light alive in me and to be an inspiration to others… it’s just easier with ammunition. HA!
I hope this little letter finds everyone happy, happy, happy and I hope to hear back from you all.