Wednesday, August 8, 2012


A friend of mine gets prophetic words for people and then stitches them on a quilted heart.  A few years ago even before Bekah was dx, we went through major financial trouble and found out about the older kids' struggles with depression, she gave me the word serenity.


  1. The state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled: "an oasis of serenity".
  2. A title given to a reigning prince or similar dignitary.
calm - calmness - tranquillity - peace - composure
In the midst of the storms that have raged around my family, God has been my oasis of serenity.  He has given me serenity beyond what I could ever imagine.
Megan returned home from the hospital for the second time early in July.  Everyday she would tell us how much she disliked being at home becuase she couldn't shake the memories and thoughts that brought her to a place where we had to call an ambulance to save her life just a few weeks prior.  (not going to share any more details than that, lets just say it was the scariest day of my life and I am so thankful we still have her with us) We all really needed a fresh start, but how? We are barely making ends meet now with Jason's new job and that is by the grace of God.  There is no way we can afford higher rent for a bigger place esp with deposit and last months rent added on.  It seemed insurmountable but God is still a God of miracles and I began to cry out in desperation for what I felt my family needed.  We saw that friends of ours had a house for rent that they had moved out of a few months prior.  We thought they had renters but apparently the possible renters backed out at the last minute.  So we went and looked at their house but again the price was a little high and a deposit was not possible for us to come up with.  We shared this with them and they felt like we were supposed to move in so decided to finance the deposit in with the rent and come down a bit on the rent until Jason gets a raise which has been talked about but not happening just yet.  

In just over a two week period of time we packed our house and moved, cleaned the other house and turned our keys over.  

The peace that is in this home is amazing!  I heard God whisper to me today that our home's name is Serenity.  Perfect.

Here is our new dwelling and I feel so incredibly blessed to call this my home :)

Daddy working hard at painting

Bekah's room (she chose the wall color and it matches her bedding perfectly)

Bekah's room, she did the stickers all on her own

Megan loves mustaches
the boys playing video games in the living room

our room we don't have to share with David anymore

David's room

more of our room

Megan's room (you can see her pet turtle Shark)

more of Megan's room

There is even a shelf in the kitchen that is perfect for D supplies (left to right jelly beans, sharps container, glucose tabs, lotion, pump pouches, hand wipes on top, band-aids, glucogon, sites, extra test strips, lancets, a few syringes and needle nose pliers and a few other misc things in that bucket, cartridges,  extra tubing and alcohol wipes, prize box, regular and travel version of the Salter Nutriweigh food scale and out in front are the measuring cups that are in the form of Russian Dolls)

I also have a whole room to do laundry in and I did not photograph Josh's room yet becuase it is a work in progress as we are building him a space of his own in the garage. 

Yes indeed God is in the business of working miracles! 


  1. Praying for Meghan. I'm a teenager. I know what its like. You should tell her about "To Write love on her arms." They have a website you should check it out! Its an organization that brings hope to us people who struggle with depression, self harm, and suicide. That organization saved my life. It may help Meghan too. <3

  2. Perfect! We had something similar happen to us, but we were trying to sell our old house in order to buy a new one. It didn't look like it was going to happen then a whole bunch of things fell into place and in the end it worked out perfectly. Love it when God has a plan, even when we don't.

    Congrats on the new place!