About Me

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Kirkland, Washington, United States
I am a child of God. I am a follower of Jesus. I am a wife, momma, daughter, sister and friend. I love good conversation and hearty laughter. A good cup of coffee is always appreciated. Most of all, I desire to bring others into an experience with Jesus. One that will shape their lives and rock their souls for Him. Geoff is my best friend and amazing husband. Parker is my handsome boy who lives in Heaven. Norah is my bright star and bringer of joy. Tori is my overcomer and peaceful warrior. I live to show Jesus' love to each person He places in my path. I pray this blog strengthens you, comforts you and encourages you and that it MOST OF ALL causes you to want to get to know Jesus in a deeper level.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

A Prayer Request

I don't want to divulge too much, but I do want to ask for prayer on a project that I am working on with the help of my Uncle Jim. It is in the beginning baby stages, but hopefully it will be something that will blossom to help many. It's a nonprofit that would be in Parker's name (it would be called Parker's Gift), that's all I really would like to say right now.

So whenever you think of Geoff and I, please say a prayer for this nonprofit.

(Hopefully soon I will be able to tell you more :) )

Thank you.

An Update - Nothing exciting, just normal

I know it's been a long time since my last post, but in all honesty there is not a lot of new stuff to share. Life has just been pleasantly normal lately.

Geoff and I are still attending grief counseling and it has been wonderful. Willie, our counselor, as I have said before, is a wonderful woman of God who has been a true blessing in our lives. So that's been the same.

Work has been normal as well and we are so thankful for that. Geoff and I work in two fields that, praise the Lord, have not been affected greatly by everything that's been going on with the economy.

Church has been normal and that's a blessing to finally feel fully normal again at church. Eventually I hope to teach Sunday School again, but in the mean time I enjoy being a student and filling in when needed. Geoff has been leading worship and I am blessed every Sunday by the songs he plays due to God's leading.

So that's basically it. I told you it was all pleasantly normal, nothing too terribly exciting. We are feeling more hopefully. We are feeling more light. We are feeling God's presence every day and thinking of our beloved Parker everyday.


I am amazed when I think about the fact that this Sunday the 15th will mark 6 months... I am amazed when I think about the fact that this Sunday the 15th will mark a half a year since Parker died... I am amazed and in awe of how God has worked in our lives, filling us with strength and hope. I am amazed, in awe and blessed by how God has drawn Geoff and I so tightly together since our son's death. God is good and I am truly thankful for all that he has done for Geoff and I in these past six months.

And one more thing. I just want to say thank you. Thank you to each of you who have come across my blog, my facebook page or have come across me in person and have mentioned that you have been praying for Geoff and I. It has helped us so much. It is such a blessing to know how many people have been praying for us so thank you so very much!!

You all, each of you, are such a blessing to Geoff and I. We could not have come this far without the support of God, family and all of you wonderful friends.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Feels like Spring...Praise God

In the beginning...

The clouds hung heavy

The clouds were dark

The rain seemed to drowned my hope

These days of dark seemed to last for so long


The clouds began to part

The clouds began to part and the rain simply drizzled

The rain drizzled and the world brightened


The sun has begun to shine

The sun feels warm on my face

The sun has broken through the dark clouds

The sun shines amongst the rain causing it to sparkle with every drop

Those days of darkness...

Are becoming less and less

These new days of sunshine, warmth and renewed hope...

Are lasting longer and longer

My soul is light again

My heart is filling again

My God...

Has sustained me

Has moved us from those days in beginning to these days of renewed hope.

Praise God...

For his soulful healing that continues (it is not done, but continues).

For helping Geoff and I remember and lovingly miss our Parker

For he is good yesterday, today and tomorrow.