Our 31st year at the fair!!
Friday, August 27, 2021
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Saturday, August 21, 2021
DEAR FELLOW BELIEVERS,
WE HAVE TO GET BETTER AT SOUL CARE! WE HAVE TO!
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Two weeks before my wedding day my dad called to say, "I can't walk you down the aisle. My wife would never speak to me again if I did." I called Stuart and asked him if he would walk me down the aisle. He replied, "I would be honored." I had been a nanny for Stuart, his wife and daughter(before they had twin boys!) At the age of 23 I saw for the first time in my life a loving father and husband. I got a glimpse of what family really means and a longing grew to have that for myself. Stuart passed away 16 years ago today. I was pregnant with my youngest boy, Tim. We named him Timothy Stuart. He once asked me, "Mom why did you name me after a mouse?" "We didn't buddy. We named you after one of the sweetest men that mommy has ever known." I love you and I miss you, Stuart. I thank God for your impact on my life. 💓
Monday, August 09, 2021
Saturday, August 07, 2021
Saturday, July 31, 2021
Friday, July 30, 2021
I spoke to my wife on this glorious morning of our 27th anniversary: "Babe, it's our 27th. I'm excited. I'm just really looking forward to getting away from you. (I was shocked trying to interpret the look of horror and confusion on her face) "Uh, Babe...I mean getting away WITH you. WITH you. I love you so much babe! I wanna be WITH you."
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Saturday, July 17, 2021
I miss Sarah so much it physically hurts. My arms ache to hold her and I want to kiss her sweet face off. And I will. The other day. In 2022. When she gets home!! I have tough days. On one of them I sat in her room, wearing one of her sweatshirts and wrapped up in one of her 17 fuzzy blankets. I let the sobs out and the tears fall. I allow myself the freedom to feel what I am feeling. God knows me. God sees me. He catches every tear. I found this shirt online later in the day and ordered it immediately. I wore it for at least 9 days straight before washing it. freals. Wearing it helps and the comments from others who read it have been heart warming.
Thursday, July 01, 2021
The Lit teacher at Journey Homeschool Co Op used this photo of Tim on her first day of class. He was obviously loving the ride at Nickelodeon Universe. Christine Hunt, the Lit teacher retired this year. Thank you Christine for your years and years of expertise. I am sorry that Nathan missed having you by 1 year.
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Sunday, June 27, 2021
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
I fainted due to dehydration on Sunday, June 13th. My face hit the shower frame and scraped the door on the way down. My side hit our little wooden stand. Patrick called 911 after I was convulsing, bleeding from my nose and peeing myself. Nate held my hands and calmed me down as I cried out, "I'm so sorry!" The EMT's came to check my vitals and advised that I be taken to the ER. I refused a ride with them to save $1500. I had ALLTHETESTS at the ER. And they all came back to rule everything out. No heart issues, no seizures, not low blood pressure. Nothing but dehydration. Which is 100% curable!! I had to stay the night and I lay there praising God! I could have lost my teeth, broken my neck or jaw, lost an eye....any number of horrible things. BUT GOD...I had no broken bones nor was I concussed! Thank you Lord! I was sore and had 3 goose eggs and boy did those black eyes come in nicely!! I rested up and iced and used Arnicare for the bruising. If I do say so myself...I looked totally badass. So many friends that are family prayed for me and brought flowers and food and cards and chocolate!
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Saturday, February 13, 2021
We have known since October 1st that our favorite and only daughter will be deployed. For a year. To Kuwait.
There has been much processing and many tears and prayers. There are brothers who are wondering what this looks like. So many conversations.
The Streams will get through it. By getting through it.
Those who know me understand that babygirl is God's blessing to me to have the mother daughter relationship I never had. And the thought of not hugging or kissing her for a year? comeonnnn
Of course there will be letters and facetime and texting...not exactly the same is it?
As I have been crying out to God He has heard and answered. Very clearly He has impressed upon my heart, "I will be going with her."