Showing posts from August, 2015

Life as a Momma...

Is about The.grace.of.God.

I'm so thankful for His grace for it is indeed my strength, song and sustenance. 
Going from no kids to 2 under 2 is a challenge, but not one that God cannot handle. 
What's funny is I really used to be confident in my ability to work with kids, not until recently have I sensed whatever good is in me, or whatever ability I thought I possessed on my own,  it indeed was Christ and it never was me anyways. 

It's been a humbling season. Even before we got the kids, God was preparing my heart for relying on His strength, thus stripping me of my perceived strength. Once I got off Instagram(for me, instagram and social media become consuming and idols to my heart), my brain/soul was freed to deal with heart issues I didn't know were there; such as trusting God to maintain, keep and sustain me. I can't explain it, but now more than ever I know If I'm going to make it through this life, and take care of these precious souls well, it will be by …

Houck... family of FOUR!

The Lord blessed us last Wednesday with 2 separate calls/cases in a day, a newborn baby "M" and A 14 month girl "L"! We turned into a family of 4 overnight!

meet "L" 
My friend Katie caught a smile on Thursday! I think it was her first!
We received L (the 14 month old baby girl) into our home that very late Wednesday night. It was a tough evening for her because she knew something had happened, that she'd been separated from her family so quickly. When she came Wednesday night she was very somber, didn't smile at al, and I could tell was grieving immensely. Because baby boy "M" was in the NICU for a few days, we got a few days for L to warm up to us and adjust. This was a blessing in the sense that L really needed some bonding time with us. She attached to me quickly, but struggled with Kalen and Neila. Over 2 days, she grew more fond of the other members of the family! :) on Friday, we got a call from the caseworker telling us our baby …

He Holds my Heart Forever: a Declaration!

It's been a hard month full of trust and faith tests from my good Lord Jesus. He is loving me, molding me, shaping me and that sometimes can be so painful. But this sweet... Beyond sweet gift just came in the mail and I about cried. 

This note is what JUST what I needed, and only this mystery person knows how God uses red birds(cardinals) to uplift my spirit and remind me of His love for me especially when I feel unlovable or unworthy of love. This is why the body of Christ is so beautiful. This is why it's ok to let your brothers and sisters in Christ know that you're not okay sometimes. Life is hard. We must walk together hand in hand! Perseverence is a community project! Thank you to my mystery person who blessed my socks off tonight. Thank you Jesus for your faithfulness to us and how You yourself walked through the only fire that could burn us. Now we walk through the fires of life with you and won't be burned, we will come out shining! Like gold! Thank you Jesus f…