A milestone of sorts...three kids off to the SAME school (at least for one year)..Madeline K, Mallory 2nd grade, and Taylor 5th grade! Wow, how time flies..I remember like it was yesterday Taylor starting K. Can't believe he is "big man on campus" already. I also remember how choked up I was when he started K. Mike and I went inside the building to "see him off." Totally different story with Mallory. Mallory wanted to be dropped off in the carpool line when she started K, and Madeline...well, let's just say she would have preferred riding the bus if we'd had one. Today I am not sad, just proud. Proud of these three kids and the joy they bring to my life. I am thankful for their wonderful school, teachers, and administrators that teach them with a Biblical worldview and don't accept the world's standards. I am thankful for the Lord's provision provided to our family through Mike's job and the Godly men that own and operate his company. It is moments like these that we can see the "fruits of our labor." I am thankful for my husband and his many sacrifices he makes to give everything to our family, love you honey!
As you prepare for back to school with you and yours may you remember to be a light to others around you and that God created each of us for a purpose!
be blessed! Lara
PS, Parker is full of smiles these days although capturing them is quite the trick. My angles on these pics aren't the best, but his smile is! I love this boy!!!
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.Jeremiah 29:11 Our unexpected journey with Down syndrome, babies with heart conditions, T21, and AVSD.
Lara, 40 year old wife to Michael (married 17 years, best years of my life)! Mom to 4 wonderful kids! Taylor, 11, Mallory, 8, Madeline, 6, and Parker born 5/23/09. We found out after delivery Parker has Down syndrome and a complete AVSD. He was scheduled to have open heart surgery at 4-6months, but God intervened! His surgery was postponed until July 2010 and God healed his VSD hole in the process. So, on July 20, 2010, Parker had open heart surgery to repair his transitional AV canal defect. He was in ICU for less than 24hours and home in 72 hours. We never looked back! I own an Executive Search Firm focused on Accounting/Financial placement (used to work in Big 4). Actively involved in my kids activites and school; all are competitive swimmers and son Taylor plays tournament baseball. Girls do tumbling as well. Avid runner and boot camp fanatic. Used to be a competitive figure skater growing up. LOVE to shop, ebay/etsy crazed, addicted to Starbucks non-fat lattes, a child of the KING, thankful that we are saved by faith and grace!