It shouldn't come as a shock that Shannon and I love children as we daily wrangle our combined eleven kids, some days (secretly and perhaps a little crazily) dreaming of adding to the bunch. But aren't we called to extend our hearts beyond our own families and into a starving world?
If you have not read the comments under our last post, I urge you to grab a cup of coffee and head somewhere quiet for a little while. I have spent several hours soaking up every single story and tidbit of wisdom. Every comment has truly blessed me and I hope the advice speaks to other mothers who may be struggling-- or simply in need of an encouraging word today.
If not us, then who If not me and you Right now, it’s time for us to do something If not now, then when Will we see an end To all this pain It’s not enough to do nothing It’s time for us to do something ~ Matthew West
I can't say exactly WHAT made Heartcease Higgin's house my favorite place in the world... It could have been her bathroom: pearly pink bathtub, frilly curtains with eyelet trim, magical oil-filled melting balls in translucent shades of red and blue, soaps in happy shapes of birds and seashells; the scent of lilac... Maybe it was her kitchen: sun streaming through lace curtains; caramel cooking on the stove; dining table squeezed next to a mirrored folding door that concealed a washer, dryer and countless art supplies; the scent of slightly burned pie crust in the oven...
Who is your hero? I met mine in May of 1998. He was fresh from Basic Training and I was coming out of my freshman year at LSU. A series of odd events brought him to my dorm room on the very day I was packing up for the summer. It took one afternoon to convince me that I'd found "the one". I have really great instincts. We were married in September of 2003, had our first baby in September of 2004 during flight school in Fort Rucker, AL.