he’s taller

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My two year old decided to shoot up past his four year old sis, suddenly. My how they grow up. Like a blink of an eye.

To read more about of sweet Josie, click on the category “Josie News”.

do something about it

Do you have a secret bucket list of ultimate dream life goals?  Even if it’s just a mental one, I seem to add to mine all the time.  Since we move to The Farm, something inside me awoke.  The cheesy saying that “dreams come true” it suddenly real to me.  I felt inspired and blessed to know that God sometimes puts those dreams inside us for a reason.

I fell in love with creative writing as a Freshmen in high school.  A very sweet English teacher took interest in me, and saw something I didn’t know I had.  I was living in Las Vegas (and as such I can say it is  “The City of Sin”) and I was a lost and somewhat lonely child.  It wasn’t at all easy to make friends.  As a teen I often struggled with expressing myself acceptably.  I found writing was my outlet for emotional overload.

This weekend I thought I’d start down the road of writing again.  This time to glorify the Lord and not myself.  He gave me this gift and I want to use it in the way He wants.  So, I have a little gift, I have a little dream, and now I’m going to do something about it.  I have NO idea what will happen with it, but if nothing else we will enjoy it.

The point of the Josie Bean books is to bring awareness about dwarfism, and encourage Little People, and especially children, that LP’s are everything that average sized people are, they just do things different.  There are extra challenges, but a wonderful and full life ahead for Josie who is fearfully and wonderfully made.

So, my pen will continue.  These things take some time.  I hope that in the months to come I can show more.

josie and her shades

It’s been awhile since I did an update on Josie’s health and progress.  It’s time for all her yearly screenings, and we’re inching our way through them.  Earlier this month she went to a pediatric ophthalmologist to get her eyes dilated and checked for detaching retinas and overall form and function.  I’m so glad to report that she checked out just fine!  On the way home I took this picture of her.  She fell fast to sleep with her goofy little glasses on.  They glasses broke that very day and she asked me with such a glitter in her eyes, “Can a please have more glasses for my birthday?  Pink ones!”

How can I deny them to such a cute and happy face?  In case you care to know Target has sunglasses for kids in the dollar section this month.  Wish granted.

Soon will come updates on bone development and sleep apnea studies.  So much fun, those doctor appointments.  Perhaps the waiting rooms will produce an opportunity to sneak out those knitting needles.  I hope, for my sanity, they do.