Monday, January 21, 2013


In an effort to reciprocate his love for me, Jack says to me tonight, "Aww, Mommy, you are getting so big!"

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Nap Time

Ambree and Jack can be bickering about every little thing, but as soon as I announce nap time, it's like I've asked Jack to go off to war. They cry and hug and beg never to be separated.

So Many Names

Ambree, "Mommy, you have so many names."
I'm thinking she means Mommy, Katy, Katherine, etc...
Ambree, "How come when you're on the phone you tell everyone your name is 'she?'"
Me, laughing, "That's what you can say if someone calls and says, 'is this Ambree?'. Say, 'this is she.'"
Ambree, "Oh."
Ambree, "So, when someone calls and asks you if this is Ambree you say, 'no, this is she'?"

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Redeemed Legacy

I haven't posted in a long time. Mostly because I was subconsciously buying into a lie. That I couldn't post on a family blog about a broken family. That what happened defined me, my family, or worse, my children.

By God's grace, that is not who I am. Sean leaving does not define me. What Christ did does. I am a child of God, bought with his blood. What grace! It's not even my own clumsy and intentional failures that define me. Despite me, despite my sin, Christ died for me.

And that light wasn't meant to be hidden because of circumstance. But it's to shine forth! All for his glory.

My earnest prayer is that I would be able to pass down a legacy of redemption to Ambree and Jack. That they would know despite what happened to them, they can have Christ. He is ever faithful and true, unmovable. His sacrifice is sufficient to save. And his return gives hope. This world is not our home. It is a shadow of redeemed creation to come. And as we wait, he redeems those who he's called. Hope! I pray that anchor for Ambree's and Jack's lives.

First Day

August 28, 2012

Fruit of the Spirit

When asked how to show love...

Ambree, "Letting your brother feed the dog."

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Just In Case

While giving Ambree hugs tonight:

Ambree: Mommmy, you really love me!
Me: Of course!
Ambree: Are you taking all of my hugs?
Me: I think there are a few left, I better get them!
Ambree: I will save some just in case you need some later on.
Me: Oh, thank you!
Ambree: I will save them in my heart.
Me: Sweet, girl.
Ambree: I can give you everything in my heart.
Me [heart melting]: Where do you learn this stuff?
Ambree: I taught myself :)