Thursday, February 28, 2013

As White As Snow

Three snow days! That's what we've had here in KC, and thanks to the world's greatest boss, who told me to stay inside and off the roads, I had three days to not worry about being anywhere but all cuddled up on the couch with a blanket, the 3rd season of Downton Abbey and a bottomless cup of coffee. 

As much as I dread driving in the snow and even more so, getting stuck in the snow, I so very much enjoy looking at it from our sun room window. It's amazing how snow can make just a normal city street with sewers & parking lots look like a beautiful fairy tale wonderland. And it's that very image of God's creation that actually reminds me the most of Christ's redeeming love. 

"...Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow." Isaiah 1:18 

Even though my heart is so cluttered with sin, it is by His death on the cross, that all He sees is the beautiful snow covering my sinful life and for that, I am forever thankful. 

A few pics from Snow Days in KC 2013





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Sunday, February 17, 2013

In love with family

Last weekend was a dream because 1. my beautiful cousin (beautiful on the inside and out) Cara got married and 2. I got to spend the whole weekend with my family. I love this family more than I could possibly write a blog post about so I'll leave it at that. They mean the world to me. Here are some pics from the weekend!  

A whirlwind of a weekend!


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Monday, February 11, 2013

It's Official!!!

It's official!!!! Today was the long awaited MATCH DATE and I am SO proud to announce that Andrew has matched with the Otolaryngology & Facial Plastic Surgery Residency program in Dayton, Ohio!!!! We give 110% of the credit to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who cares about the details of our lives, and brings us through difficult times and good times, all the while shaping & molding us into the people he has called us to be.  Andrew has worked SO hard for this day and it is so clear that the Lord has honored his hard work, perseverance and dedication. 

Thinking back to that summer in Waco, TX when Andrew was studying so hard for the MCAT to be accepted into medical school, this was the verse he quoted as his source of encouragement: Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future." Andrew has continued to hold on to that promise throughout medical school and we want to continue to trust Him in that promise for the rest of our lives. 

Congratulations A! You're going to be a surgeon!!! Excited for 5 years of residency in Dayton with you! 

White Coat Ceremony pre med school
Dayton, Ohio here we come!

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013