I often say that Phil and I have been in “survival mode” for the past 7 years. Our family has grown quite quickly. We barely have time to adjust to the ones we have before another is on the way. Our routines, schedules and life always changing. The only thing we’ve gotten used to is…change and adjust….and survive.
February 12th, 2015 by Aubri
The other night while I cooked supper I put on one of my favorite pick me up jams, “I Need a Hero.”
And you girls danced and sang. I might have too a little. How could I not? Listen to those drums!
I remember this song from when I was your age Lily and the times I’ve hummed it, sang it, bopped around to it here and there throughout the years. I remember the waiting. Waiting for my “hero” and wondering if there would ever be one for me. And I want you to know that I’m glad I waited because he finally came. God in His wisdom brought just the hero I needed.
My hero was your Daddy.
He wasn’t a knight on a fiery stead, he wasn’t larger than life, or superman, he was better.
He was a sinner whom the Holy Spirit has called by the Gospel, enlightened with His gifts, and sanctified and kept in the true faith. A man that could look at married life and see that indeed it holds many “insignificant, distasteful, and despised duties,” but in the Spirit was aware that these duties “are all adorned with divine approval as with the costliest gold and jewels.” (Thank you Luther.)
February 11th, 2015 by Aubri
This year Winter has come and gone and come and gone again. We’ve had fake Spring then life in the Tundra so many times I’ve lost track of what season it actually is. But maybe that’s better than the perpetual brutality of the long bitter Winters we’ve had in the past. We’ve been able to open windows in January and run around without coats in February and I suppose for all our sanity I’ll take it.
February 4th, 2015 by Aubri