I was reminded by those who cared about me that it was ok to take time to grieve, and to let that sadness out. I was reminded that the Lord knew my pain, and far from ignoring it, He was mourning with me and was waiting to shoulder my burden if I could humble myself to release it to Him. He reminded me of something we were told early on after arriving here: after all He had done to bring us here, He had not changed His mind just because I was going through a rough time. He was there when we were working so hard to get here, He is here with us now, and He will be here the next time heartache strikes us where we’re vulnerable. We never have to be alone in our sorrow.
I'll keep This one short and sweet, because if you're reading this, you probably received one of these. Thank you. We are constantly loved on by the family, friends, churches, and supporters that God has surrounded us with. You have a holy knack for timely encouragements, and the Lord has used you all in ways you (and probably we) are not even always aware of, and we thank the Lord for all of you.
It seems like only yesterday we were writing a post to announce the birth of boy #3, and already here we are welcoming baby # 4! Lincoln Stous (aka "Baby Stous" for his first day of life) was born on Thursday, September 24, weighing in at 8Lbs 10 oz and measuring 21".
God has decided that for the moment, our family of four was not quite the size it was meant to be, and come November we will be parents of THREE children! Another little boy is due to arrive November 30 (though we’re hoping for an 11-12-13 birthday 🙂 ) The ultrasound showed a very active […]
So, super exciting news, we've started toward a field! Not just any field, but the very beautiful, very needful country of Papua New Guinea. We've been praying about it for a while, and though we're still open should God choose to send us elsewhere, we feel like this door is one that is open for us.
Lately I’ve been having many fire hose moments- truth and conviction and the powerful message that “Jesus not only loves me, He LIKES me” has been slamming me in the face. I feel like I’m trying to drink from this fire hose, but I’m missing so much at the same time. So much awesomeness, so […]
In case you haven't heard, and knowing our family and friends you probably have, we're expecting another baby! Though it took us by surprise, we are quite excited to be welcoming another member into our family come the end of April.
I fully realize that the "ee-taow" experience isn't necessarily normal, but a girl can't help but dream :)