Monday, January 19, 2009

Happy Birthday, Buddy!

Our "baby boy" turned a whopping six years old this week. He's an amazing kid, and we're so thankful. I can't believe he's such a big boy already, although I can barely remember life without him. The night before he was born, I was sitting on our living room floor when we should have been driving to the hospital, crying in disbelief that I was really going to be a mom in a few hours. I had no idea what I was doing. Still don't, really. I just love them with all that I've got, do all that I can to keep them safe physically, emotionally, and spiritually, and try to have fun along the way. Of course there have been some bumps in the road, but by the grace of God, we're weathering the storms.

Our prayer is that we will be able to savor every moment with our kids, because time really does go by so fast. We're so excited about the years to come, and look forward to many new adventures in the future.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Here we are, send us...

Welcome to our very first blog. (Thanks for the encouragement, Kim!) We intend for this to be a snapshot into our lives as we prepare for the journey that will lead our family into the ministry.

As you probably know, we are planning to move in June so Micah can study for his Masters of Divinity degree. Coming to this decision has been a long spiritual and emotional journey for us. But, in the end, we are willing to step out in faith and say "here we are Lord. Send us."

The thought of leaving family, friends, jobs, and a church we love can be overwhelming at times. But, God is faithful, and He keeps opening doors for us to walk through. And, He provides encouragement in the most unexpected of places. Even this morning, as we attended the funeral of a wonderful woman with an amazing heart for the Lord, we felt humbled that we will have the opportunity to serve those who have lost loved ones in the future. It would be a blessing for Micah to lead a service that praised and glorified the Lord in the way that the service did this morning. Again and again, we are reminded that God is good, all the time.

As we go through this journey, both as we prepare for our move, and then adjust to seminary life, we would cherish your prayers. And, we would love to know how we can be praying for you as well.

Thank you for reading, and thank you for being a part of our family's life. God bless!

Darci and Micah