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Summer has donned her Easter finery to wish you a happiest, joyfullest Easter.  (She doesn’t realize that joyfullest is not a word, so please don’t tell her.)

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Books More Than Boys

April 16, 2014 — 16 Comments

For the past three days, Sarah’s dear friend, Hope, has been staying with us. 

You may remember Hope from when she was here for Sarah’s 16th birthday along with Victoria (Sarah’s childhood friend, standing to her right) and Taylor. (Sarah’s Manteo bestie.)

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Do you recognize the couple in this picture?

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Carried By Love.

April 2, 2014 — 20 Comments

Thanks so much to all of you who responded to Monday's post and expressed your concern and sympathy for our dear friends, Ferrell and Milllie Hardison, who just lost their 31-year old son. It really touched my heart that you would express such genuine compassion for a family you don't even know.

Steve and I attended Mitch's funeral at The Bridge Church Monday night and to say that it was the most amazing, funny, inspiring, joyful, heartbreaking, touching funerals we have ever been to would be an understatement.

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The Path Of Sorrow

March 31, 2014 — 36 Comments

Set out near the tobacco fields of rural eastern North Carolina, sat a traditional, old-fashioned church. It had a musty smell, creaky floors and a small congregation. No one really ever expected that it would ever grow into much of anything.

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Right around the time of my birthday, I got two cards in the mail.  One of them was from Nathan and Meagan. The other one was from Noah! Continue Reading...

One Purdy Cowgirl

March 24, 2014 — 11 Comments
So here's the thing. I wandered unsuspectingly into our kitchen one recent morning and found that it was inexplicably inhabited by a mysterious cowgirl. Continue Reading...
In yesterday’s post, I alluded to the fact that we’d been through a hard week. Really hard. It started last Thursday when Sarah started complaining of headaches, dizziness and fatigue; although she is someone who rarely naps, she took several naps over the course of a couple of days. She was also noticeably pale and had developed dark circles under her eyes. After she had missed two days of school, I took her to our local doctor’s office Monday afternoon. Sarah’s regular doctor wasn’t in so we saw her associate; he did a thorough exam and then ordered blood to be drawn for a battery of tests to be sent to an outside lab. Continue Reading...