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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.

 

March 2013

 

Saturday, March 30, 2013 - Happy 13th Birthday Joseph!

 

Today we celebrated Joseph's 13th birtthday with some front porch mandolin tunes. Our family is thankful for Joseph's ability to make everyone smile, his hard work, and gentleness with the little ones. We pray the Lord will continue to direct Joseph's paths and guide him in the years to come.

 

Friday, March 29, 2013 - GOOD FRIDAY

 

We enjoyed a beautiful spring day outside as a family remembering what happend 2000 years ago to our Lord and Savior when he took our place on the cross.

 

Sometimes in a large family, you try to carry mulitiple items at one time.

 

And sometimes you learn that the effort

 

just wasn't worth it.

 

But there are other times when even the smallest ones can handle a big load.

 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

 

"Can we wish, if it were possible, to walk in a path strewed with flowers when His was strewed with thorns?"

 

---John Newton

 

 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

 

Today the Green children helped fill birdseed bags for the wedding. Yes, they are looking forward to throwing them at Daniel and Caitlin :)

 

And the rest of the birdseed went to feed the birds on a cold day.

 

Monday, March 25, 2013

 

Daniel and Caitlin were excited to open shower gifts after church service Sunday.

 

Less than 2 weeks before the wedding!

 

And this little girl can't wait...

 

Saturday, March 23, 2013

 

Julieann helped Daddy scrape off the old wallpaper in the Master Bathroom this afternoon.

 

And then Rosie wandered in with intense observation :)

 

Daddy and the boys spent part of the Saturday running lawn mower errands and eating at Zaxby's,

 

while the girls had fun shoe shopping!

 

Friday, March 22, 2013

 

"Mommy, I love you."

 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

 

When this boy comes to Momma with dried mud on his clothes,

 

and this boy comes to Momma with dried mud on his clothes,

 

perhaps this big boy had something to do with it?

 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

 

Autumn Faith loves playing with little Fannie.

 

And Grace picked the first cherry blossoms today.

 

Joseph does a great job watching and playing with the little ones.

 

And after playing queen for a little while today, Julie's words were precious to me. She said, "Mom, I don't want to be a queen anymore. I want to be a mother. Come on Rosie. Let's play mother." And so she left all the luxuries, the jewels, and the fame to simply be...a mother.

 

Saturday, March 16, 2013, Part II

 

Shakerock Farm's tour guide.

 

Today we enjoyed another beautiful day outside playing with the animals, riding bikes, picnicking on the front porch, but most importantly...

 

walking barefoot :)

 

Saturday, March 16, 2013

 

Maggie gave birth to twin does yesterday morning!

 

Grace and Autumn Faith spent time watching the goat babies,

 

and enjoying the glorious weather!

 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

 

Goat milk soap --- it's good for your skin!

 

...and you just can't beat the youthful glow!

 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

 

After Grace's birthday celebration Sunday, Thomas, Nathaniel, Daddy, and Mommy headed to Myrtle Beach for Daddy's work conference. On Monday, the boys enjoyed the aquarium...

 

especially the sharks!

 

Everyone also enjoyed a stroll along the beach after the conference sessions.

 

Hamburgers at Fuddrucker's was a favorite,

 

and so was "borrowing" my phone for snapshots of Mommy and Daddy :)

 

Monday, March 11, 2013 - HAPPY 10TH BIRTHDAY GRACE!!!

 

Yesterday after church, we celebrated Grace's 10th birthday. We are thankful for our little girl who is becoming quite a lady,

 

and whose personality keeps us smiling.

 

Country Distractions from Kenny Green on Vimeo.

While the Green children were enjoying music on the front porch, a motorcycle drove down our road. It doesn't take much to distract children raised in the country :)

 

Grace's Birthday Celebration from Kenny Green on Vimeo.

Church worship service, fellowship meal, and a birthday celebration on the front porch made the day extra special.

 

Saturday, March 9, 2013

 

Spring planting has begun ...

 

And Duke and Duchess have come to watch the action.

 

Friday, March 8, 2013

 

This morning Julie and Rosie decided to pick fresh grass to feed to the donkeys. Yes, my frying pans disappear much like my forks and knives :)

 

The donkeys seemed to like eating out of a frying pan.

 

Checking the mail and reading the mail is a highlight of the day for the Green children.

 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

 

"Every brother who has a sister should cherish her and let his heart go out to her in loyal, manly love. He should prize her love for him as one of the sweetest flowers in earth's garden, one of the most sacred and precious things of life, and he should love her with an affection deep, tender and strong..."

 

--- J.R. Miller

 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

 

"Oh sunshine of youth, let it shine on! Let love flow out fresh and full, unchecked by any rule but what love creates, and pour itself down without stint into the young heart. Make the days of boyhood happy..."

 

----Norman McLeod

 

Monday, March 4, 2013

 

This is where I found Autumn Faith this evening after her bath :)

 

Saturday, March 2, 2013

 

Another bathroom renovation!

 

Friday, March 1, 2013

 

Boys will be boys,

 

and girls will be girls...