Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Family updates...

It's official... David will be a student at Dallas Theological Seminary beginning in January! We have been praying for some time now that the Lord would make His will clear to us regarding our future (David's schooling, vocation, when I will stay home, etc) and we couldn't be more humbled and grateful for His provision and blessings as He has led us through SO many life and heart changes during the past couple of years. As usual, we have no idea how exactly He will use us long term, but we will continue to seek His will, with obedient hearts (by His grace of course:). Proverbs 3:5-6

Most of you know what an incredible man David is, but I have to take a moment to share with you what a blessing he is to me and our children. As most of you know David has A LOT of energy and therefore requires very little sleep. He averages anywhere from 4-5 hours of sleep per night (some times even less), but the main reason for his lack of sleep is that he chooses to spend every available moment loving on and spending time with myself and our kids, requiring him to stay up until wee hours of the night (or morning) doing his school work (after we are all in bed). It was only a few weeks ago that I got up to go running at 5:15 a.m. and passed David in the hallway as he was just barely going to bed from a long night of homework. There isn't any amount of sleep deprivation that keeps David from making us crack up laughing with his crazy dance moves, silly songs, etc. However, the thing that amazes me the most is his unwavering commitment to lead, love and grow his family in Christ daily. I knew from the moment that I met David that something was different about him, but I would have never guessed that he would be able to encourage and inspire our family in such life changing ways.

On to other family news... Abigail is now potty trained!!! Andrew had his first ear infection and we learned that like "Papa Toot", he too has a Penicillin allergy (poor Andrew had the poka dots to prove it:).


The Keierleber Family said...

Poor Andrew. :(

What a blessing David is to you! Praise God- for him and all God has given y'all! :)

So, when David first told me he was thinking about going back to school, I joked, "man you'll never be done with school." I totally didn't mean it in a mean way, but I can't help thinking about it. Paul is going back to school too so what I said was not to be rude, just joking between two seminary couples. But, I still feel bad about it. Sorry David! Please know that I think going back to school is a wonderful thing, and what is even better is how you keep your first ministry first!

We love y'all! We are so glad y'all moved back and we aren't moving! :)

Mary Ross said...

Three verses came to my mind that I had marked in my Bible several years ago, thinking of you and Rachel and Becca. Proverbs 23:24-25 "The father of a righteous man has great joy; he who has a wise son delights in him. May your father and mother be glad; may she who gave you birth rejoice!"
We do delight in you and rejoice with your news. It is so gratifying to see our son grow in wisdom and commitment to following God's direction.

Proverbs 15:33-16:3 "The fear of the Lord teaches a man wisdom, and humility comes before honor. To man belong the plans of the heart, but from the Lord comes the reply of the tongue. All a man's ways seem innocent to him, but motives are weighed by the Lord. Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed."
I wish we had a crystal ball to tell where God is leading you with your MBA and now seminary. It feels like he is putting a lot of building blocks in place for a call he has for you down the line. I pray you hear his voice in His plans for you and your family.

And another verse I have come back to over and over again: Psalm 127:3-5 "Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one's youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their enemies in the gate."

Dad and I are so blessed!


rachel said...

It is so neat to hear those words from Mom about you (and us girls). I'm proud of you guys. It's hard to belive after all the problems you had in school you would have made it through 2 MBA. It's amazing what God can do with people.

Andrew has joined the red letter allergy club. I also have the PCN allergy. Evie has a shellfish allergy.


Kathy A. said...

Such cute pictures, thanks. Hope we can get all of our kiddos together again sometime, this summer maybe?
Pastor Jeff, our head pastor at Parkview, went to Dallas Seminary. It is very highly thought of. I know the Lord has great plans for you and your family.

Love to all,
Aunt Kathy

Caryn said...

Way to go David! Praise God that is awesome news!