Monday, May 23, 2005

Only 6 weeks to go till baby#2 due date! It is quite overwhelming to think about with our current situation...(living w/ the inlaws and a minimal job)... Jed was born 5 days early and the dr. said that it wouldn't surprise her if this one came 1-2 weeks early! That means possibly just 4 weeks away!!!! I really don't know how this is going to work out...I feel at such a loss. I HATE to not have a plan...I always have a plan...Several of them...Just in case. But, currently, I have no plan. So now, I just have to trust in God's plan.

And You know the plans that You have for me
And You can't plan the end and not plan the means
And so I suppose I just need some peace,
Just to get me to sleep
-Caedmons Call

Dr. Phil (smart guy sometimes) says that the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. We have a long history of God's provision...

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Family of Origin

This is my family of origin. The Browns. The original "Brown 5."
Original Brown 5
Left to Right: Nathan, Me, Jason, Mom (Denise), & Dad (Dan)

Nathan: My youngest brother graduates from college today. I love you Nate and I'm sorry that we can't be there to help you celebrate. Welcome to the 'real world' where people "spit on you"(according to Drew's blog)... I'm very proud of all that you have become. I hope that everything works out with the China pursuit. Although, a whole year of not seeing you will be way sucky...

Jason: My middle brother, who, this year, is learning so much more about love and forgiveness than most people learn in a lifetime. Jason, you are going thru the fire right now and you are using this time to let God refine your character in an amazing way. I am so excited about how much I have seen you grow. As kids, we always 'ganged up' on you (that's just what happens to the middle child...right?) but please know that we are on your side and we love you so very much.

Mom & Dad: The best parents ever! Thank you for supporting things that aren't always what you would have, oh say, taking your grandchildren 10 hrs. away to start a church with no clear plan for providing for them. Thank you for your prayers and your generosity in letting us stay with you before moving.

Someone once complained that it was as though all us kids thought we had the best family ever...The only thing that I have to say in response to that is "Are you blind?!?"