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Rescuing Ruby!!

What a surprise!!   We were told by the publisher that the book would be on Amazon in about 3 – 5 days. Imagine my shock when my sweet friend Shelby texted me hours after the publisher told us that, to say she had just ordered it!! WHAT??? So friends!! ¬†Finally!! Rescuing Ruby can now…

Saturday’s Test

We all have them. The fears that are tucked away in our head…that if we allow them to be pondered for very long we can become overwhelmed and even paralyzed. The fears that must be ignored so we can focus on the faithfulness of God. Personally, I cannot even give them any place in my…

A Money Back Guarantee

Here’s the deal of the day….. That comes with a money back guarantee… If you can look at her pictures and not smile… I mean, seriously. Knowing what this sweet chica has been through… and look at her now! She even smirks! And when she smirks –  You KNOW she’s up to something… Sooooooo was…

Ruby’s Miraculous Debut…

Well that girl of ours,  who has stolen everyone’s heart,  has been up to something quite miraculous!! Actually the first time Ruby did this {which was way back in early April} I literally almost fell over…. and I could not stop between giggling and crying,  all the while worshipping the Lord!! But try as I might, …

Still Bouncing….

The other morning I was out walking, just sweet Ruby-girl and mommy. We have a couple mile loop we do…and every little bit I stop and give her a bite of her oatmeal and we get back at it.  We talk, we pray, we sing, we [literally] stop to smell the flowers…. and if her…

The Little Enormous Things

True confession: Telling Ruby stories are some of my favorite stories ever to tell. To think that some medical professionals really, truly thought that her  life would amount to sitting propped in a corner, unable to interact in  any way, no facial expressions, no progress of any kind…just sit. Seems pretty incredulous to the rest of us,…

Hope Kids

Hope Kids is a ministry that encourages and offers Hope to families who have a child with a life-threatening  illness.   After an application process we were granted the beautiful privilege of being part of it all because of our sweet Ruby. Hope Kids  has basically weekly events that are hosted for FREE…. from Diamondback…

Hmmm: Rip-Off or Reward?

Every now and then,  we have had people  suggest that bringing  “all these kids home”  takes away  from the ones that we already have. There’s even been an occasional one who has cornered and questioned: Don’t you think you are kind of ripping off  your other kids by having one with so many needs?  …

That Awkward Moment

Recently Ruby and I spent some time  in a waiting room with a bunch of other moms. It was not a place we had been before and the group was made up almost all young women  and their babies. I smiled to myself when we entered and  saw them all  sitting holding their little ones…