Sweet and Lovable, a Delight to Everyone
Julieann, the eighth of the Green children, was born May 2, 2008. A delightful baby from the beginning, Julieann quickly stole the hearts of Mom, Dad, brothers and sisters. In late October 2008, our precious girl was diagnosed with infantile spasms, a rare form of epilepsy. As her illness unfolded, we began documenting her progress on this page so that friends and family would know specifically how to pray for her. We are so thankful to the Lord that her outcome so far is very good. For now, Julieann is seizure-free. We know that the seizures could return tomorrow, or in 10 years - so please continue to pray for her.

 

February 2010

 

Saturday, February 27, 2010

 

DIXIE AND DAISY

 

Grammy and Grandpa found the Green children two German shepherd mixed breed dogs. The children have missed Foxy terribly and we think Dixie and Daisy are helping them with the loss.

 

Daisy gives Carolyn a doggie kiss.

 

Grace loves Dixie!

 

Who's leading who?

 

Grammy helps Julieann take a little ride.

 

Thursday, February 25, 2010

 

What happens when a homeschool mom tries to steal away for a few moments of peace with some ice cream?

 

This is what I see from my chair.

 

But one day when the house is empty and quiet, and I will have no little mouths begging for bites of my ice cream, I will look back on fond memories and wish I could experience it all over again!

 

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

 

Today I reflected on a little boy with his faithful dog.....

 

and I witnessed a young man say goodbye.....

 

Goodbye Foxy.... we will miss you.

 

 

 

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

 

A day....

 

for silly....

 

girl hair....

 

togetherness!

 

Monday, February 22, 2010

 

MCG DOCTOR VISITS

 

Grace and Thomas had scheduled Dr.visits today at MCG. Grace's appointment started the day at 8:30 am.

 

We waited for some time after Grace's ultrasound to see the doctor. Grace's kidneys look great and we pray the test in August will show us she is outgrowing her kidney reflux.

 

Anna Rose enjoyed the outing. After Grace's appointment, we had to wait until 3:00 pm for Thomas to see the doctor, so......

 

everyone got really sleepy....

 

and took an afternoon nap!

 

Little did Kenny and I know that Thomas "borrowed" the camera and took this picture of me trying to revitalize Kenny before the next appointment.

 

Thomas was such a brave boy and did not even flinch when the nurse drew two vials of blood. He told us he was a brave Confederate soldier!

 

Saturday, February 20, 2010

 

BATTLE OF AIKEN

 

Learning about Confederate cannons.

 

"Hmmmm.....I believe I can work this one myself."

 

Speaking with the camp Chaplain.

 

Friday, February 19, 2010

 

The first daffodil.....

 

and Grace shares it with Julieann.

 

Carolyn sews Confederate buttons on coats for tomorrow's Battle of Aiken.

 

Thursday, February 18, 2010

 

God often sends us trials so that our graces may be discovered and that we may be convinced of their existence. Besides, it is not merely discovery; real growth in grace is the result of sanctified trials. God often takes away our comforts and our privileges in order to make us better Christians.

 

He trains His soldiers not in tents of ease and luxury, .....

 

but by turning them out and subjecting them to forced marches....

 

and hard service.

 

---Charles H. Spurgeon

 

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

 

Thomas at MCG for some allergy testing.

 

Showing Benjamin his fancy blue "watches".

 

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

 

Joseph had a little too much fun today with Anna Rose!!!.

 

Monday, February 15, 2010

 

MORE SATURDAY WORK ON THE BATHROOM

 

After taping, mudding, and sanding the sheetrock last week....

 

Kenny and Nathaniel rolled a coat of primer paint.

 

After a few hours, the boys watched Daddy paint the color coat.

 

Then it was time to begin the wainscoting.

 

Saturday, February 13, 2010

 

Waking up to a winter wonderland!

 

All of the Green children enjoyed the snow....

 

and all of the Green animals.

 

Friday, February 12, 2010

 

Last year on February 12th and ..........

 

this year on February 12th!!!!!!!!

 

Grace is ready for a snowball fight and....

 

Benjamin is ready too!!

 

Thomas and his red hair in contrast with the white snow.

 

After playing in the snow, Joseph spends time enjoying sweet Anna Rose.

 

 

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

 

STAYING WARM ON A COLD, WINDY EVENING

 

A warm bowl of corn chowder......

 

Warm cookie bars for dessert.....

 

And a warm after dinner decaf.

 

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

 

Christian, if you would know the path of duty, take God for your compass;

 

if you would steer your ship through the dark billows, put the tiller into the hand of the Almighty.

 

Many a rock might be escaped if we would let our Father take the helm;

 

many a shoal or quicksand we might well avoid if we would leave it to His sovereign will to choose and command.

 

--Charles H. Spurgeon

 

Monday, February 8, 2010

 

WEEKEND VISIT WITH RELATIVES

 

Nathaniel asked Uncle Doc to tell a story.

 

The Green boys listened intently to Uncle Doc.

 

Grace enjoyed playing with Aunt Gay's locket.

 

Daniel and Carolyn shared farm life stories with Grandma and Aunt Clara.

 

Before Kenny's aunt and uncle headed back home, the Green children asked Aunt Gay to play the accordion, polka music and all!!!!!!!

 

And as the long day drew to a close, Grace and Anna Rose shared a moment of sisterly affection.

 

Saturday, February 6, 2010

 

A PEEK INSIDE OUR HOUSE TODAY

 

More bathroom renovation....

 

Nathaniel studies up on his hunting skills....

 

Killed him a bear when he was only three...

Nathaniel, Nathaniel Green

King of the Wild Back Yard.

 

Musical chairs on a cold, windy day....

 

Sweet Rose sleeping...

 

Sad dreams and....

 

Happy dreams.

 

Friday, February 5, 2010

 

A RAINY DAY INDOORS

 

Playing games....

 

Working puzzles...

 

Playing Chinese checkers (or really just moving pegs around)....

 

and no need playing with baby dolls when you have the real thing!

 

Thursday, February 4, 2010

 

BIBLE DIORAMAS

 

Everyone worked together modeling clay for their Bible dioramas on the "Conversion of Paul".

 

Joseph worked on the figure of "Saul".

 

Daniel helped the boys with their horse carving.

 

Julieann played sweetly with her clay.

 

Carolyn was kind to help Grace with her carvings.

 

Joseph and Benjamin's "Conversion of Paul" diorama (after Julieann had played with the figures for a while).

 

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

 

THINGS FOR A MOTHER TO BEHOLD

 

Flowers in a vase and.....

 

boys with crickets!

 

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

 

3 year old Nathaniel wandered into the school room, smiled at me and said, ......

"Mom, I killed me a bear."

 

"Got me another one."

 

Monday, February 1, 2010

 

God, you have prepared in peace the path I must follow today.

 

Help me.....

 

to walk straight on that path.

 

If I speak,

 

remove lies from my lips.

 

If I am hungry, take away from me all complaint.

 

If I have plenty, destroy pride in me.

 

May I go through the day calling on you, O Lord,

 

you who know no other Lord.

 

-- Ethiopian Prayer