Thank you so very, very much for the love and support for our newest little blessings after my last post. My heart has been so encouraged as we stand up and fight this fight. I am confident of this one thing…
…The battle belongs to the LORD.
Some have asked me why we don’t just sign their letter and then not do anything about it. We really can’t do that! Signing something that we completely disagree with AND that we would never follow through on is plain dishonest. As much as we know that there is nothing they can do to enforce their rule, we won’t put our signature on it and endorse it. Ever! Rather, we’ll take the more difficult road and put our faith in the ONE who is able to make a way through any mountain we face.
We’ll trust the ONE who parts the waters and calms the seas.
We’ll cling to the ONE who can make a way through this obstacle too.
Because it’s when we take the road less traveled–the one that will stretch and grow our faith–it’s then that we see His glory shine the brightest. Shine, Jesus, shine.
The good news is that we are working on a couple of options. I know my God…He is Faithful and True and even in this, He will have His way. Truth, righteousness, and the sanctity of human life is always worth fighting for. No matter how hard! Putting our yes on the table with God doesn’t mean that things will be easy. It does mean that He will gently lead and guide us and show us the way.
Our yes gives the Father an opportunity to show us once again that He truly is the Great I Am.
In other news, the big house hunt continues. We have actually found a couple of options over the last week which would be a good fit for our family. But somehow there is always something. Something that won’t work. Water! So many country houses have water! A lake, a ditch, a canal, or a stream. We can’t be anywhere near water. Hailee loves, loves, loves water. If she can find it, she will. It’s a huge risk that we are not willing to take–even if we were to somehow put a fence around the water. And then there are the nasty feedlots. I cannot stand them! I would seriously be tearful every time I drove past those things. And when we have found a home in a newer neighborhood with a large yard, it’s the covenants which prevent us from buying the house. Only being able to put up a teeny, tiny fence is not going to work with my little runners. Can’t do that either. And so we continue to look and trust that God has the perfect home for us. Hebrews say that, “Faith is being sure of what we hope for, and certain of what we do not see.” My constant reminder.
Yesterday we had cardiology appointments for all of our kids who have Down syndrome. Heart issues are always a concern with Down syndrome. But God has been so good to my precious loves. Hailee’s ASD has completely closed on its own. And there is no sign of anything concerning after Harper’s repaired PDA a few years ago. Sweet Kael has a perfectly healthy heart. No issues whatsoever! “No need for me to see them again unless something specific comes up in the future,” the cariologist told us. Thank you, Jesus. We’ll take that!
Some of you have written to ask me what supplements I give my kids during the cold months. I’m busy working on a post. Hopefully I can finish it soon.
Thank you for your love and support. It really means a lot.