Thursday, February 7, 2013

Children Leaving the Nest

Well, its finally happening, one child is getting ready to move out for the remaining of her Junior and Senior year of college.  Now mind you she is just moving 25 miles away but I hardly ever go to the town her college is in.  I now wonder how often I'll see her since this is the child that when she would go to camp during the summer she NEVER called home.  It will be an interesting transition seeing how long it takes for her to call or come visit.  My guess is that I'll call first because my mama heart will want to know how she is doing.

I know this is what we have been preparing our children to do, leave the nest, but oh how difficult it is to believe that they are ready.  God is in control and I know that in my heart but my mind sure does struggle.  He loves this child more than I ever could but my knees will be down on the ground just a bit more interceding for this step into adulthood.  Now is the time for this child to really know what faith is to her, to know where she stands on convictions, and to seek God for herself, to really own these things not just rely on what her Dad and I believe.  Growing pains for her and us...

Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you.  Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.          ~John 14:27  

I'm praising the Lord that we have 8 more to love and instill God's grace and love in before they take flight...  This doesn't mean we don't love the one moving and that we won't show God's grace and love to her but I believe it will look a little different from here on out.  A new chapter in our lives.  A chapter of new beginnings.  We love you daughter.

Mom of Nine ~ 

Friday, October 14, 2011

Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Here is one of our favorite Fall foods.  We are eating it this morning for breakfast, yum!

Pumpkin Bread

4 large eggs, beaten
2/3 cup milk
1 cup oil
2 cups pumpkin, canned
3 cups sugar
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1 cup chocolate chips

Grease 2 loaf pans.  Mix eggs, oil, milk, and pumpkin in large bowl.  Add flour, salt, baking soda, sugar, spices, and chocolate chips to pumpkin mixture.  Mix well and divide evenly between loaf pans.  Bake at 350* for 1 hour or till knife inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool slightly in pans before removing to cool completely on wire rack.  Slice and serve.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Blogging for Large families

Yes, I'm up and running this morning and looking forward to sharing little snippets of my week with you.  My goal is to post once a week, minimum and more if I can. 

I'll be back after we get done with our school, haircuts, bank run, etc. See you soon!