It has been a long time since I have posted and I really don't have any sort of great excuse. Life has been busy. We started soccer back up and the kids are so excited. I love my children's passion for the sport and the conversations we get to have about the purpose God has for them all being out on that field. This has been the best month of the last few years of my life, illness wise, that I can remember. I have actually been up and around and I was able to walk and run with Gifte the other day. I only ran for maybe four minutes total in thirty second intervals but it was fantastic and brought the biggest smile to her face and to mine. Oh how I long to run again someday. I know for many that isn't something that they would choose to do. But I love to run. I desire to run on the soccer field with my kids again and when they run complexes, I can too. I remember reading a blog post by Sarah Frankl who had the same disease as me, she knew that she had accepted her disease when she stopped dreaming of running. I thought that I was going to have to do the same thing and just accept it but I can't. Lol! In my house, if you say you can't do something what that really means is that you are saying that you won't do something. The Lord led me to a book about going back to eat the way that God intends for us to eat and my whole family is getting ready to start this journey. We've talked about it for weeks and prayed about it. We are intently going through a change for 40 days and giving it to the Lord. We are praying about many things as a family, one of which is healing for Kailyn and I. Please pray for us as we go on this journey together. Other then that, life has been busy with things around our small farm, church and just life in general things. Jared, my brother and our boys (and help from us girls and a few others) have built a barn for our animals and our feed. It hasn't reached completion yet on the inside but it is fantastic on the outside. We have goats who we continually think are going to have babies and we haven't had one. Our favorite horse abscessed on the bottoms of his front two feet. It has been awful! But as of this post, he is doing better and is able to be out in the pasture again. He was so happy to be out of the barn stall that he went running through the pasture. Austin said that he scared our cow and made him jump longways over the huge water trough. The thought of it made me laugh in bed this morning. I must move my tired self out of bed to go help make breakfast. I hear the songs from "Fiddler on Roof" being sung in m /y kitchen and children very excited to help their daddy cook :-) We will then be off to church to worship Jesus freely! How easy it is to forget that so many do not have that opportunity. The older kids have ODP for soccer and the little girls and I are going to my sister-in-laws baby shower this afternoon. We started the Perspectives class at our church on Sunday nights. While it makes for a very busy day, I love the classes and being there with my family. Our older four children are sitting through the class with us :-) Learning right along side us. What better way to learn then together! Hoping your day is full of joy!