So..... I still blog. Little snippets on Facebook, even smaller snippets on Twitter, rarely, but mostly at Jonesjourneyoffaith.blogspot.com. I come here to check out the writings of my children which are precious and random and perfect. I wondered once upon a time what I might do if I did not spend way too much time on Pleonast. Alas, I did not cure cancer, nor fix a social injustice as I once convinced myself I would be able to do if my energies were not sucked up by the black wall of Pleonast. Instead, I do laundry and pin great ideas on pinterest and talk in a cabby-esque accent as I drive my children to and from their excessive number of extra curricular activities. I from time to time re-read the catalog of gems and ridiculousness I have written on these pages and I think of how my life, my faith, my ideas, my mind has changed. And I am glad. And I miss some of you alot. But such is life and the chapter of it which I reside.
Hope you are well, hope you are being changed and transformed, hope you will say hello and let me know you are alive. Visit me at the blogspot if you'd like. Visit me at the house if you can. I make great Sweet Tea.
This is an organization started by Noah this year and it has really begun to take off. Please pray that his offerings bless the lives of the little ones.
Nathan: Still completely amazing. Working hard so I can live a life of leisure. Lost weight, got more handsome, learned a new joke or two. Amazing.
Noah: Got the lead in the Community Youth Theater Musical, "Give My Regards to Broadway." Preached a sermon last Sunday morning. Auditioned and was accepted on the Sky Academy Forensics team, an outreach of the Western Kentucky University team. Won Sportsman of the Year on swimming team. Grew 6 inches. Smarter than I am, but too sweet hearted to take advantage of the situation. Handome and wonderful.
Macy: Was in "Give My Regards to Broadway," astounds me with her athleticism and determination. Blew her personal times out of the water on the swim team. Never seems to complain and is an amazing helper at home. One of the leading scorers on this Springs soccer team. Grew 5 inches this year. Still isn't big as a minute, but what she lacks in stature, she makes up in heart. Could be the best sister there ever was or will be. Beautiful.
Molly: Also was in the play, joined the swim team--became a major competitor, swam on a relay team with 10 year olds (she is 7). Cut her breaststroke time by 11 seconds in the Southern Kentucky championships. Set on being the best under 10 ultimate frisbee player ever. Realized she is an amazing artist and draws pictures that blow me away. Sensitive to the feelings of everyone around her....a child of amazing faith. Could win awards for being fabulous. Gorgeous.
Emma: Newest member of the fam. Foster child who is 3, sassy, and adorable.
Jordon: Two year old bro of Emma, has learned in his short life how to charm the pants off any adult. Adorable.
Lucy:Joined a gang, had the sheriff come out to reprimand, now on house arrest.
Sara: Lucky wife of amazing husband, Proud mom of three amazing kids, foster Mom to the sweetest toddlers in Kentucky, taxi driver, homeschool mom, continuous launderer.
How are you?
On October 30th we were set to meet our boys, but received a phone call that morning telling us, the foster family just could not let them go and they woudl be given the first rights to adopt the boys. We are heartbroken for ourselves, but accept this will mean the boys will not have to transition out of the only home they have known. We have taken the past couple of weeks to experience the pain and anger that comes with the loss of the boys, but are moving on to work toward opening our hearts and home to a child who needs a home. We are journaling our experiences at www.jonesjourneyoffaith.blogspot.com....feel free to join us there. We ask for your prayers over the next few weeks/months, while we move forward in our journey. Thanks.