Sunday, May 13, 2018

Mother's Day

Mother’s Day Reflections

Today is a day to celebrate Mother’s….

I've done some reading of perspectives on social media sites and was troubled by some moms and their greatest moms day wish was to be away from their children….speaking of spas, and escapes, and grand vacations from those who made the reason for them to celebrate.
Children…those marvelous little humans that bring us pride, and joy, a challenges in our days….they are gifts…the Bible speaks of them as blessings.

Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court.
  — Psalm 127:3-5

Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.
  — Proverbs 17:6

Of course, when we are cleaning, and picking up and dealing with the daily muck…it is hard to see the forest for the trees.

I've been reading Desperate by Sarah Mae and Sally Clarkson in my moms group.  It has given me renewed thoughts and things I've forgotten or put aside from the business of life…it has renewed my fervor to be more intentional of bring beauty into our lives, seek out other mama's who need to be encouraged, to be more intentional in my prayers for my children.

Last week, on the Trim Healthy Mama Podcast….they spoke of home being a place of healing.  Working on simple things like our words, making things lovely, cooking and loving our families through our service brings great healing to our husbands and children.  

It just seems like the Lord has been reminding me of the power of a mom in setting the tone for her home, mothering her children and becoming a healer through the every day things.

I personally know some awesome moms…they inspire me, challenge me, pray for me and walk beside me….all of these things have been encouraging.

It has been a lovely reminder….and here is the simple truth…I love being with my children, I love making my home a place of beauty, I love the aspects of being a mom…but sometimes we need to be reminded of how fortunate we are to do what we do as mothers.  We don't need big houses or lots of money…we need to simply make beauty.  We can do that in simple ways through out the day…setting a pretty table, going out to pick flowers from the garden, straightening the living room up before my hubby gets home, making a craft with the children..simple, yes?  Beautiful, yes?

So this day, the Mother’s Day…let's reflect on the beautiful children in our care, the place we call home, the other moms around you that have been put in your life, our wonderful husbands that provide for us each day…let us be grateful beyond words and enjoy what we have been given!



Friday, March 2, 2018

Museum of Science

Saturday was an awesome day!


The 'big girls' had given the younger kids a very special gift for Christmas.  A day at the museum of Science in Boston!

It was a wonderful day with lots of hands in activities ...they. July and raced a bob sled, walked through a mirror maze, interacted with science centers in the human body, and did some of the shows!  It was fun!

I even learned about this underwater fish trap that was found in the back bay of Boston.  It was believed to be built by Native Americans if the area.  It was fascinating...science with history...how cool is that!

A wonderful day for our family!

More Baptism Photos

We were given more photos of the kids baptism....wanted to share!

Elijah

Devon



Rebecca


Joseph

Sara



Jacob

Benjamin



These kids just love the Lord and as Joe pointed out...Mom had happy tears!

Praise the Lord!







Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Baptism times 7!

What a wonderful kick off to the start of Chinese New Year!

This past Sunday, 7 of our kiddos were baptized.



There were many happy tears by this mama....it is just amazing to me that in our daily life and struggles that Jesus would call each of these special kids to Him!  They each proclaimed their love for him with joy!

Such a beautiful day for our family!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

This Week

This week has been a busy one but it has been wonderful watching everyone pull together into the power of a team!

We've had most of the kids and dad sick....two were left standing.  One of those darling boys was scheduled for day surgery too!  We are so grateful he stayed healthy!

Dad is off traveling across country for work, sick kids and a surgery in the middle of the week....surgery two hours away in the middle of snow that mounted to about 7 inches.  We returned home late that night tired but grateful to see the bright lights coming up the hill!  The cool thing??  We pulled into a cleared driveway.  The troops were rallied...those that were healthy...to clear the driveway by big sister when she returned from work.

Everyone is on the mend and dad is on his way home in the morning...busy, yes!  Impossible?  No...totally awesome to be a part of this team!  Go team Lowman!

Saturday, December 30, 2017

The Angels Are Rejoicing THIS Morning

God's Word says that the Angels rejoice when one sinner comes to HIM!  That is such an awesome visual!

This morning we know they are rejoicing over two sweet children asking Jesus into their hearts!

There are many happy tears in celebration!

God is good ....ALL the time!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Fall

Catching Up On Our Fall....


It seems we blinked and and we are in October already!  Time is soaring by but it is good.


We've spent our fall entrenched in our studies…books, projects and the great out doors makes for an exciting school day where everyone falls into bed at night…happy and healthy.


Here is one of our first day of school photos…



We've been hiking a bit more…


To our beloved Deerfield fair….



Horse back riding, Maranatha fun day…we did a ride up to see the beautiful NH color on the Kangamungas Highway…that was spectacular!  We've been entrenched in a few service projects too.


Our kiddos have made big strides….one was diagnosed with dyslexia this summer.  We've done intense work with him and during our group read aloud….he recently requested a book.  He said, “Mom, its like magic in my head when I read.  I can see the picture in my mind,”. How cool is that?  Seriously?  It makes all of the hard work that we put in this summer with school pay off….a beautiful thing.


We are missing Jason as he zooms across the country with the International Alert Mobile Response Unit.  He has been on the front lines to some of the disasters, met some amazing ministry leaders working out there, was in the same room as Vice President Mike Pence and Franklin Graham and is currently working in Pennsylvania at a Father Son Leadership Conference…one that he was an attendee last year with his own dad.  He is loving his adventures but says he is ready to come home.  We are excited for all that the Lord had provided for him…it has grown and stretched him in so many ways.  We are so grateful for the Alert Cadet and Alert programs and the influence it has had on our families.


Well…that's all for now.  Hoping to catch up here a bit more regularly.  Happy Fall Ya’ll!