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I am a Christ loving, homeschooling mom who has a wonderful crazy life. I have a husband I passionately love and 11 incredible kids. Trying to live a healthy lifestyle and help others do the same.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Borrowed Time

Borrowed time..........

I've been thinking about what that means lately.
How can we live like there is no tomorrow and have borrowed time?

Recently we have been on the fast track to crazy. We are speeding along with our adoption paperwork to get to our kids by summer. We are in the process of buying a farm in Michigan that we will move to after we get the kids home. We may be building a house on the farm. We will be moving our 15 alpaca up there soon and just bought a friends herd of 15 more. On top of that, Mel will be leaving his job of 8 years at the Pentagon to transition to telecommuting and farming when we move.

CRAZY you say.......why yes, that would be my life.
Oh yeah, I also have 7 kids at home.

Following God's plan rarely looks sane.

PEACE. That is what we have in all of this. That alone is crazy.

Where is all the money coming from to ransom our kids and start a new life? I have no idea.
I've heard people say, "Remember that God owns the cattle on a thousands hills." But, do you realize he also owns the hills!
God has called us to live this life, He will also provide.

We can not borrow time from God, because no one is promised tomorrow.

Prepare for tomorrow, but look around you at the blessing of today.

Love it, live it, breathe it all in, and follow your God dreams.

Be strong in the Lord, never give up hope
Your gonna do great things, I already know
God's got His hand on you, so don't live life in fear
Forgive and forget, but don't forget why your here
Take your time and pray, Thank God for each day
His love will find a way
These are the word I would say
(Sidewalk Prophets song)


  1. Yes, you're absolutely crazy! lol. But I think this is the best kind of crazy out there!! And I LOVE Jessica Dorothy, I sure hope we get to meet her, and all of ya'll before you move!

  2. Wow, you guys do have A LOT of things happening right now. I will be praying for all of you for the move, the adoption, etc. I admire your family so much and I can't wait to see Mason and Jessica at home with all of you. What a wonderful time they are going to have growing up with your family and on a farm.
    Happy Easter,
    Patty Lococo

  3. I know people think we are a bit crazy too :) so its good to have some company! We are so excited for your family... a bit heartbroken that your precious family will be leaving us after just recently getting the blessing of getting to know you all...but happy for you as your follow your calling. We will keep you in our prayers that HE will provide abundantly and fling open every door for you to walk through (well maybe run through!) I was blessed today to hear the story of how God led you to Jessica and Mason..I really think you should share it on your blog :) Looking forward to getting together soon!
    love in Christ,

  4. Hello,
    My name is Jenny and I have been told that we live near each other. I am in the process of adopting #10 and #11, special needs from Ethiopia. We also have one child from Virginia and three from Liberia. (And 5 biological.) I love your necklaces and will be ordering one. Although we have done several adoptions before, this is our first time we are trying fund-raisers. I'm looking forward to following you and maybe we can meet sometime. My blog is www.ourplansmultiplied.blogspot.com.
    Nice to "meet" you,

  5. God bless you in your quest to bring yet another 2 children home with you!
    I will pray for you and follow your blog. Love from Sweden//Anna

  6. Read about your family on the blog "Micah Six Eight." :-) Donated to your Reese's Rainbow account.
    With Prayers,