I have been blogging since 2008! Time just keeps on ticking by. Ruby is 16. Molly is 15 and Mack is 13. Josh and I will soon celebrate 20 years of marriage. We live in North Carolina now–we moved here in August 2016. It still doesn’t feel like home, but I am more and more ok with never feeling at home here on earth and just looking for Jesus to come back and make all things right and good, peaceful and beautiful. Until then, I plan to love Josh well and be a helpful and fun wife. I plan to keep raising these teenagers and pray that we will still like each other in the end. The older I get, the more I can only focus on one step at a time. Planning too far ahead seems wasteful and quickly becomes overwhelming. I have been given this breath, this step, this day. Lord, help me be used by You.