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Haley Kirkpatrick  Jesus Lover / Wife / Mama / Seminary Student / Writer / Reader / Knitter / Jump In With Both Feet-er

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Technically I am the one writing my thesis, but I wouldn't be able to write it without the love and support of so many amazing people.
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My rough draft is due today. I'm wrapped in a blanket and drinking tea (from a special mug just for today) that MacKenzie brought me.
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Our son is being well loved and thoroughly cared for by Scott (whose boss insisted he should stay home so I could write). Oh, and I actually have food to eat because somehow Scott found breakfast, lunch, and dinner even though I haven't grocery shopped in over two weeks.
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I have friends who listen and edit when I'm so excited / frustrated / drained that I just can't even on my own any longer.
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I have friends and family who spend hours and days with our son so I can spend hours and days in the library.
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It takes a village to raise all kinds of children, even thesis children. To my village, I love you. Thank you.
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#whatseminarylookslike #seminarylyfe #grateful #thesisordie

One more unto the breach dear friends.

When @joyeggerichs and @matthewvreed first told us they wanted to bless us with their beautiful home while they moved to France, one of the things they asked is that we would use the home to be a blessing to @multnomahu. Every Friday, because of our generous God and our generous friends, I get to open God's/their/our home to Hebrew students at Multnomah. Today I am so grateful that I began to wonder if maybe we didn't need a bigger table.
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I am still trying to wrap my mind around this gift of home we've been given. It is not our home forever, but it is our home for now. There is so much in the now and not yet tension of the Kingdom of God wrapped up in this season of our lives. I am amazed that something I've been doing for four years--Hebrew tutoring--in a home that both is and isn't ours can teach me so much about who and how God and his Kingdom are in this world.

You know that old Caedmon's Call song "Love is Different"? Well, it's 100% correct. Sure, love is cuddling and getting googley eyed and wanting to spend every single second together. But it's also implementing regular alone time nights in your house because the introvert NEEDS it and the extrovert (๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผ) forgets that she needs it. It's taking vitamins and getting regular check ups to make sure everything's as it should be. It's meal prepping and taking out the trash and stopping by the grocery store on the way home. I guess I'm just saying Caedmon's Call got it right. It's different and harder and easier and weirder and funner (yep) than I thought it would be.

Tonight we decided to make sushi and watch "The Stone of Destiny." That this is also @kirkavailable's idea of a perfect night only confirms for me what a good choice it was to say, "yes," to him.

Ash from the Eagle Creek fire that took off yesterday (started on Saturday). The air is hazy from the smoke, and the eastern towns and cities in Multnomah county are being told to be ready to evacuate.
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The fire crossed the Columbia River last night, this river that has always seemed so big couldn't keep the fire away from our Washington neighbors.
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So now we pray. We pray for rain. We pray for a shift in the winds, that it might take the fire back over what has already burned and slow the blaze. We pray for those who have had to leave their homes, unsure of what will greet them when they return. We pray for those whose farms, orchards, livestock, and livelihoods are threatened. We pray for those whose health is already poor who now must breath air thick with ash and smoke. We pray for those already fighting the fire on the ground--for their safety and their success. We pray for those waiting to fight the fire by air, grounded because the smoke is too thick and the visibility too poor--that they would be patient, find other places to help, and that the air would clear so they can help contain the blaze.
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And we pray still for Houston, Rockport, Corpus Christi, and the rest of Texas who are dealing with the dangers and aftermath of too much water. Displaced, some for the second time, having sought refuge in Texas after Katrina. For those already on the ground providing food, water, shelter, first aid, and more.
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And we pray for those whose home is threatened at the possible repeal of DACA. Let us speak up for them, who are also our neighbors. Who love this broken country enough to want to stay and help make it better. Who do not remember any home but this one. Speak up for them, stand with them. Make this land better by ensuring they stay here, standing alongside their fellow Americans.
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Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Now that the golf season is winding down (๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ x 1,000,000), Scott is spending Tuesdays at home so I have another whole day of studying / writing. He just came in with breakfast.
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How did I ever get so blessed as to walk with THIS man for the rest of our days?!

When I first began enjoying the beauty of Mount Tabor this first view was my favorite, overlooking this city I love. These days I prefer the second, skimming over the outer east side of Portland, and landing on the hills and mountains (currently hidden by the haze of too much heat and not enough wind or water). I love this city, and my heart yearns for something more open, for more room, for space to run and play and dream (for kids and adults both).
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#thatkirkpatricklife #mttabor #getoutside

Texas road trip fuel / first stop. I love visiting places that are special to my people.

Three years have gone by faster than I could have imagined, and somehow, in the best way possible, it feels like we've been married forever.
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Almost four years ago I sat across from him in this very same place, enjoying his company for the very first time. I didn't know who he was, who he would be to me, not yet. All I knew is I wanted more--more hours together, more of his sense of humor, more of his kindness, more of all of who he was.
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Almost four years of knowing him, three years of being married to him, and I want more, can't wait for more, am so grateful for the more that awaits us.

It's hard to remember life before him.

Along with getting to spend some good time in the text, @mqbuxman and I had some fun with verbs yesterday. Hebrew nerds, parse away! (Cc: @julia.glanz @zach_munoz @k.a.malueg @pokeysticks @alyssaschmid @portlandchad @somboonserious)

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