Wednesday, January 30, 2013
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013
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Thursday, January 17, 2013
We went to a High School soccer game.
And after jumping off rocks Caleb and I talked and ate the oranges we picked off of the trees. I asked him if Heavenly Father had a plan for him. He said "Yes, to die and come back to him." I asked if Heavenly Father had a plan for him in between being born and returning to Him. He said, "Yea." then very matter-of-fact "To be happy." He does want Caleb to be happy. He wants all of us to be happy. I love Caleb. He is a sweet boy and I know that Heavenly Father has a plan for him. He knows his potential and what lessons he must learn to be what he can become. I tell Caleb and Hannah that Jesus is in heaven watching and cheering them on. So don't give up. We can do hard things!
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Thursday, January 10, 2013
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Monday, January 7, 2013
My two favorite gifts from Christmas were a book and a new camera. The book came from our favorite Texans alisonmoreno.blogspot.com. It is Heaven is Here... by Stephanie Nielson. I loved this book. I read it whenever I could and was happy and sad as I read the last line of the book and closed it. Check out her blog: nieniedialogues.blogspot.com. You will not believe this woman! She is ... honestly there are no words. Throughout this book I kept thinking, "I want my mind and thoughts to be like hers: ever fixed on the Gospel and her [but for me 'my'] family." There seems to be nothing more important to her than those two things. Her trials are like the barren Mulberry tree in the picture above. To one it may seem bleak and hopeless but under closer inspection the fallen leaves reveal the sun and the promise of Winter's end and Spring's arrival. Through her book and blog she shares her faith and hope, One then see past her scars and into her deep emerald green eyes filled with the love and trust she has for Jesus Christ.
Our family motto is "We Can Do Hard Things!" and through practice I hope to be better and better at photography. I see so many great photos out there in blog land! Keep sharing your talents.
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Friday, January 4, 2013
Afton was born Nov. 7th and weighed 8 lbs. 11oz. After we brought her home she did not have a middle name. Cory asked the kids what they suggested and Caleb immediately replied "Beth, like Bethlehem." From then on she was Afton Beth Randall and now we also have a sweet story to go along with her name.
I hope this post finds you all well. We are happy and loving having a little piece of Heaven in our home.
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