Some changes…

Hey, guys! I am writing this with a really heavy heart. We’ve had some personal things come up and I will not be able to attend the big Readers’ Retreat in Nashville. I was looking forward to meeting so many of you and enjoying all the festivities! It’s a good thing I know that God gives us what will make us that happiest when we are seeking His will and His wisdom. I never want to be anywhere else 🙂

Please be praying for us as we are working through some big things. (My marriage is FABULOUS! It’s not that!!! In fact, I am the luckiest woman in the WORLD to be married to my Jared <3) Anyway, pray for us to have wisdom and peace in all things. That would mean so much to me 🙂

I look forward to the next time we can all get together! If it’s not here, it will be a grand banquet and celebration in Heaven! woot woot! THAT I can’t wait for! For REALZ!

Updates and Such

FullSizeRenderHey, all! I just wanted to give you a brief update of some things going on in my world right now. First of all, I am SO EXCITED that I will be seeing some of you in 3 WEEKS!!!! What in the world? I’m dying right now. I can’t wait. I so need the vacation  ❤

I know I have been MIA for the most part, but a dear friend gave me some great advice (***clears throat and nudges Dina Sleiman***). She said to me, “Charity, deal with the things you need to. Your blog will always be here waiting for you.” What wise words from an amazing chica.

As you all (mostly) know, we have been in the process of adopting and we are reaching the home stretch now. This last year has been full of love, hugs, tears, trials and everything else you can imagine. It’s been beautiful to see our new 16 year old graft into our family. My heart has been stolen! I can’t say much more than that right now, but just keep praying for us all here and I will fill you in and show pics as soon as I am able!

That being said, I’m totally exhausted! IMG_0688My oldest son graduated from high school this year and it’s been madness getting everything prepared for his future. I’m also homeschooling the other two, so life is full! This would be a much more accurate picture of what I’m looking (feeling) like these days. (My youngest son is always ready to make a fun face. He’s a total goob **as in goober**).

On top of that, I also had my brother in town visiting for two months. It was a great time and the FIRST time in about 20 years that all four of us siblings had gotten together (just the four of us!!) for brunch. IMG_0920CRAZY!!! Here we are! (Please don’t kill me, sissy — Jody). Aren’t we a great looking crew. My mom had it so easy….*hahahahahahahahahahahaha*

So, that’s a bit of a recap of the last few months in my house…of course, there’s a lot more, but I won’t bore you with the details of my day-to-day drama. ha!

Now what?

Well, first of all, I will be at the AMAZING Christian Readers’ Retreat. I am beyond excited about this. There are no words! (No, NO! Not JUST because I want to break from from my kids…) I’ll tell you why. BECAUSE I’M THE BIG, FAT WINNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh my gosh. Somehow I didn’t see this for 4 whole days. It took my awesome and sweet pal, Sydney, to congratulate me! HOLLA!!!!

Ok, so that’s not the only reason I am really excited. I just can’t wait to meet all these amazing friends that I have been getting to know over the last few years. PLEASE try to find me there! I wasn’t sure how that was going to work, so I thought I might try to wear something like this:


Now, something you should know about me…I never know what I’m going to wear until the very moment I have to dress. You see, nothing ever looks like you think it will in your mind. So, it’s going to be a grand surprise whether or not I actually DO wear this shirt. hahaha. Yes, I know.

High. Maintenance.

Either way, since I am the BIG, FAT WINNER, you will get to see me WIN THE BOOKS and then you can find me!!!!! I can’t WAIT to meet you ❤ Please be sure to come by and introduce yourself!! Again I may, or may not, have a little something for you 😉

And as far as my blog?image1 I am slowly reading and writing as I am able. See, this is me reading a couple weeks ago! I absolutely love reading and posting face-offs for you guys. I pray that I never have to stop. For the time being, it’s just as I can. Soon enough these knuckleheads will be out of the house and I will have NOTHING holding me back! …(First of all, I know better than to say that to God…whew. And, secondly, GRANDBABIES!! hahahahahahahahaha)

Wow. I’m such a mess.

I love you all! Please keep up the prayers and support. See you in NASHVILLE!!!!!!


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