If you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, "Move from here to there," and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. ~Matthew 17:20

Monday, June 16, 2014

Working and Waiting

The past week has gone like this...yard work, waiting on a phone call, yard work, waiting on an email, yard work at my Mom's, waiting on a text, and oh yeah, more yard work.

I love yard work but all the cutting, sawing, weed eating, burning, mowing, spraying and pruning have left callouses on my fingers and a touch of poison ivy on my leg.  But I LOVE how good everything looks at the end of the day and I love that I am getting some exercise.  I mean, who doesn't love yard work in June in Arkansas when the humidity is 90%?!?

In addition to working around the house, I am also trying to deal with waiting.  You know about waiting; that seven letter word that drives me to want to drink, smoke and sniff glue all before 10:00am.  Waiting to hear yay or nay on a role for Cole in a movie, waiting for more feedback from a couple that is interested in our house, waiting to see when we will be headed to LA...sigh.

The highlight of my week has been seeing this young man be able to volunteer at Arkansas Children's Hospital instead of being a patient. 
He is loving the experience and we are loving watching him flourish.  It is so amazing to see God's hand all over this situation and knowing that because of His grace, Spencer is now able to encourage children who are sick.

Cole is loving being home and in between yard work, he is spending time with his friends which is definitely a much needed break for him.

Even though waiting is not my forte, I do love all the quality time I have had with my family.  And waiting is not all bad when you have this view to contemplate all of the wonderful opportunities God has in mind for us...

"Keep on asking, and you will be given what you ask for.  Keep on looking, and you will find.  Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened."
~Matthew 7:7-8

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The Women in My Life

This past week has been a pretty stressful week for me.  Getting used to the idea of not having Rusty around, putting the house on the market and sending Cole to LA without me, has had my emotions going in all different directions.  To add to my stress, Cole has been sick since the day he landed in Los Angeles and this mama's heart has been aching.  Thankfully, Darin Shea took Cole to the doctor today and the doc thinks a stomach bug and stress are the culprits that have been plaguing Cole and I am so glad that he is finally on the mend and will be flying back to Little Rock tomorrow!!!

With all that has been going on, I have been so blessed by the Godly women in my life.  Yesterday, I was able to spend all day with my Mom, Papa and Gigi to celebrate Mom's birthday.  We made tacos, ate chocolate pie,
(I forgot the candle so we had a virtual candle), 

and had so much fun sitting around talking and laughing.  It was a perfect day.

And this beautiful lady saved me this week by acting as Cole's home-away-from-home-Mom.  She had a stressful week but she opened her home to Cole and has taken such good care of him, which has been an answered prayer since I couldn't be there with him.

Today, the sun is shining, the birds are chirping and I got more cleaning done.  It's really the little things that make me happy.

Stay tuned for exciting news (hopefully) to be announced soon!

"For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord.  "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope."
~Jeremiah 29:11


am so grateful that I was able to be in Little Rock for my Mom's birthday

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Never A Dull Moment

When Cole and I drove home from Los Angeles 13 days ago, I was imagining myself being able to relax, rejuvenate and soaking up some much-needed time with my family.  I know better than to make those plans but I just couldn't help letting my mind go there, if only for a brief moment.  My "moment" only lasted for four days before three biggies happened:

1.  We received a call on Saturday that Cole really needed to be back in LA on Monday for a very important meeting (of course).  After some scrambling and quick plans, we put him on a plane Sunday morning with the intention of him flying home Tuesday or Wednesday.  Well, of course the meeting went well, he's on hold for a Feature Film and will be staying another week in LA until he can meet with cast and crew.
My mind refuses to believe that he is old enough to travel to LA by himself.

2.  After much discussion, Brad and I put our house on the market on Tuesday.  We realize it may take a while to sell but we feel that we are being led to move to Los Angeles for both Spencer and Cole.  There are so many medical experts that we believe will be able to take Spencer where he is now and move him forward and we are so blessed to have our doctors at ACH steering us in the right direction.

3.  Spencer will begin volunteering at Arkansas Children's Hospital next week as a junior volunteer in the 3rd floor playroom.  That playroom is so special to us because, 14 years ago, it was the very first place he was able to visit when he was finally able to leave his room, and I love that he will be there to give back to the staff and patients.  Also, he has been asked to volunteer as a baseball coach to 8 and 9 year-olds at Junior Deputy beginning June 18th and lasting for five weeks.  I am really not sure which opportunity he is more excited about.

During all of the craziness, we were able to sneak away to a Traveler's baseball game with my brother and nephew Will, and it was Will's birthday.  I had a picture of the boys when Will was a week old and they decided to recreate the picture.
They are so stinking cute.

I am excited and terrified to see what God has in mind for us.  Whatever it is, I know it will be more awesome than anything I could ever imagine.  

"And may you have the power to understand how wide, how long, how high, and how deep God's love really is."
~Ephesians 3:18