Beth and Beth

A few years ago a friend of ours named their daughter after me and another friend. She is a cute little girl and here is a recent picture of us from the SIL Christmas party in December of 2012.

Ben's Karate Party

Ben's karate club had a pool party at Christmas time. They had a great time posing for pictures, eating pizza and swimming!

Soccer Pictures

Mikayla helping gaurd goal from corner kick.

Kirsten in action on soccer field.

Jumping Hurdles

Recently the school held it's annual track and field day.
Here are two pictures of Ben jumping hurdles.

Hebrews 12:1
let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,

I Am Jesus' Little Lamb

A year ago Jerard was in the hospital due to major siezures that left him basically immobile. The last time I ever heard him laugh or saw him smile was a year ago March 6, 2012.
It is amazing a year has almost passed since he died.
He's been in my thoughts more recently. As thankful as I am that he is with Jesus, my momma's heart misses my son.

This hymn often plays through my mind as I think of him.
"I Am Jesus' Little Lamb"
by Henrietta L. von Hayn, 1724-1782

1. I am Jesus' little lamb,
Ever glad at heart I am;
For my Shepherd gently guides me,
Knows my need, and well provides me,
Loves me every day the same,
Even calls me by my name.

2. Day by day, at home, away,
Jesus is my Staff and Stay.
When I hunger, Jesus feeds me,
Into pleasant pastures leads me;
When I thirst, He bids me go
Where the quiet waters flow.

3. Who so happy as I am,
Even now the Shepherd's lamb?
And when my short life is ended,
By His angel host attended,
He shall fold me to His breast,
There within His arms to rest.