Sorry I have not updated in a while. My small family has been sick for what seems like months (even though I know it has not been lol). So, I have been preoccupied. We had our first ER run with our little Ella, almost 2 weeks ago. It was scary, but it also gave me a glimpse of how much the Lord has truly blessed our family. We went to the ER because Ella had awoken in the middle of the night and she could hardly breathe, she was coughing and started vomiting as well. I went and picked her up out of her crib and she just went limp in my arms, (so SCARY). We went to the ER and they told us she had croup, which is most of the time not dangerous and doesn’t usually last longer than a week. I was just so grateful to God that, that was the all that was wrong and that we could leave the hospital that night. Makes my heart hurt for those families who go into the hospital and don’t get to leave.
On a high note, a couple of people from my church and I got to go to a “RADICAL” conference in Louisville Ky. It was such a great time of learning, fellowship and conviction! Our small group at church had just finished reading the book Radical, by David Platt so it was a great reiteration of what we had just read. I was able to attend several break out sessions on Radical womanhood and radical relationships, which was so encouraging and eye opening in the aspect that not only should we be radical about being mission minded but also be radical in our everyday lives with our loved ones.
Sadly, I have fallen back on my organization plans. Even as a type this I feel bad for not keeping up with it :(. However, Zac and I have been able to put back more money than we have for a while (towards our loans), and have not gone out to eat in quite some time! (Except with a gift card the other night, that doesn’t count lol).
Zac and I are hard at saving money to pay off our loans. Mainly, we would love to move out of my parents home soon, and paying off some of our loans will free us up to be able to do that! Please be in prayer for my small family, that we can put into practice what we learned at the conference but also that we can pay off some of our loans and be able to live our family life in our own home.