I forgot to post that Colleen had strep all week. I am scared to death that Ryan and Chris will get it!! Chris and Colleen had it in ’99 and it was HORRIBLE! They gave it back and forth to each other 3 times.

But, it’s been 6 days since Colleen got sick and they show no sign. I pray they’re fine!!!

I don’t worry so much about Rog and I getting it, but of course I know it’s possible. I had it in 89 and it really didn’t hit me that hard at all. I have no tonsils, though – don’t know if that makes it more mild.



God, music, relocation

Good things come to them that wait


The loan has been approved! We are just waiting for all the papers to be verified and then we shall get KEYS! in a few weeks to maybe a month.

We had a bit of a test early this week as we were told by our attorneys that the loan arrangement did not look very solid. So we had to go to a different lender and reapply all over again!! So a few extra stressful days there…

Waiting, and trusting,



More Power To Ya

More Power to Ya: The Petra Devotional

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Muscle Shoals, Vol. 4: More Power to Ya

You say you’ve been feeling weaker, weaker by the day,
You say you can’t make the joy of your Salvation stay,
But Good things come to them that wait, not to those who Hesitate,
So, hurry up & wait upon the Lord

More power to ya, when you’re standing on His word.
When you’re trusting with your Whole heart in the Message you have heard,
More power to ya, when we’re all in one accord,
they that wait upon the Lord they shall renew,
They shall renew their strength

Jesus promised His Disciples He’d give strength to them,
Jesus told them all to tarry in Jerusalem,
When they were all in one accord the power of His Spirit Poured & they Began to turn the World around


So Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might,
Put on all His armour and fight the good fight, in all of our weakness
He becomes so strong, and He gives us the power & the Strength to carry on


God, music, relocation

He has made a way

God will make a way

God will make a way
Where there seems to be no way
He works in ways we cannot see
He will make a way for me
He will be my guide
Hold me closely to His side
With love and strength for each new day
He will make a way He will make a way

By a roadway in the wilderness
He’ll lead me
And rivers in the desert will I see
Heaven and earth will fade
But His word will still remain
He will do something new today.

This is a song, by David Moehn or something like that – and I heard it today and it gave me such comfort that we are doing the right thing with buying this house!!! We had the home inspection today and everything went fairly well. There is a lot of work to do, but structurally it’s very sound!! I have been nervous about having to get a home equity loan on this house to get it, but that song arriving on the cd right after i’d prayed about whether we were doing the right thing made me feel we’re going the right direction. I have also prayed that God will BLOCK it if it’s not right.

We’re going up on our mortgage by about $400, but down on other expenses by about $200. So it should be okay. I just pray Rog has more work soon – we’re in the middle of work stoppage right now, week 4 starting tomorrow. We did save for it, though – it usually happens in the summer and it happened in the fall instead. We’re just now going to run short if we don’t get work THIS week. Pray for us, please –

autism, chris, relocation


hi – house thoughts —

We are almost done with our 4 day wait to see what the school says about Chris. To summarize – our offer and financing are approved. We are waiting for the school district in the new area to state to us whether Chris can stay in his present school that is meeting his needs. We do not know what they will say – have no idea – though common sense says they would have his best needs at heart.

I had said from the beginning that if they say Chris has to leave his school we would not buy the house. I have a friend (one of my best friends) that is trying to convince me to think this a little less black and white. She is stating that perhaps the new school WOULD have a viable option for Chris even if they do not approve his going to his present school. She is also saying to think of Colleen’s and Ryan’s needs. They are attending the City schools, which Chris is not attending. Colleen has just entered the middle school and for the next 6 years will be dealing with attending an inner city school. Ryan will just begin Kindergarten in 2 years but then of course by middle school will also be dealing with the same as Colleen (though of course by then Chris will be grown and probably living somewhere else so we could probably move by then.)

She is just saying to keep an open mind and keep the whole family in mind, not just Chris. That is very hard for me!! But she is right.

I also don’t know how long Chris will be with us in our home. My good friend Kathy is just now finding placement for her autistic/ADHD son. Her son is out of control, running down the street, banging on windows, and has to have the police called on him regularly. He is almost 16. I hope Chris doesn’t get to this place, but he IS ALSO leaving without permission and going down the street. I know we’ll have a fence at either place, but her son is at the point where he just hops fences to get over them. So I’m starting to wonder if I’m being too narrow minded basing this decision TOTALLY on Chris. I’m adjusting my thinking, though I don’t know what I’ll do yet if they will say no tomorrow about him attending his present school….

What is good for Chris at this new house is we’ll finally have a place to set up a work area for Chris that will mirror his work area at school. He will have a rocker for music time, an exercise bike, and a reading area and a icon/object schedule. We were going to start this past summer on this but didn’t know where to put the exercise bike and chart! Now we’ll have a place, whether we decide it should be in the basement family room, or in his bedroom.

Thanks for listening…..



chris, photos, relocation


we’re just waiting on a snag about where Chris is going to school, and if that resolves this house will be ours!

(not valid link) is the new location of my house pictures. That photo site of mine had been full – it’s still a little messed up but I’ll work on it slowly 😉 — it’s fun to have my photo site up again!