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Sassafras had to go get her bilirubin checked again this morning. I am so in love with headbands and booty ruffles! #raisingarrows #raisinggirls #bootyruffles #babynumber3

Foster Care Built Our Tribe. I fell so deeply in love with my boy at first sight that I sometimes forget the road we took to get here. Which, in some ways I feel is good at times, refreshing in a sense. Adoption through foster care is a long seemingly unending road. We knew the “risk” and we moved forward regardless. We knew that there was a chance our son would not stay forever. We believe that there is something beautiful and powerful in the journey of biological parents willing to fight their way to freedom to earn their child back. We decided to put our trust in God... whole, full, raw hearted trust because that was all we had left. We knew that He had our sons best in mind. I realized that I had no control. The moment I made an attempt to control the future I was reminded that God’s promises to meet our every need would prevail over my circumstances. And through this all, I found peace. Now, easier said than done, there were nights filled with weary cries, broken thoughts and angry words. But in the end, we trusted. This is our sons story, he came from brokenness and through Christ, his story can be built upon truth, bravery and a whole lot of patience. #nationalfostercaremonth


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This kid is officially braver {and has longer eyelashes} than I.
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#livingbrave #raisingarrows #honestmotherhood

Finally got his mane trimmed today and bribed him HARD (🍩) to let @miabastillebeauty give him that mohawk!

Train up a child in the way he should go,
And when he is old he will not depart from it. They are always watching you. The decisions on how you treat your body, the music you listen to, the stuff you watch on TV..... the way you “discuss” people, what you worship and prioritize in you Life.... the way you treat others. Be wise parents. Depend on the Lord to guide you so that through that outpouring you can flow into them. #raisingarrows #treadmilllessons

That bear Josiah has use to belong to his daddy when he was little 😭😘 Josiah has been dragging it around with him the pass few days ❤️❤️ Today we put one of his little nephew’s onesies on it (because Josiah is an Uncle now😐 and because his nephew Boaz @angelina__price has out grown the “newborn” size 😢) There’s just so much cuteness and sentimentality in this picture... not to mention the bench is a passed on family treasure as well!
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My boys playing at the gym this morning, sure do hope his love for basketball is genuine 😍 we look forward to watching him do something his daddy enjoyed so much growing up #babiesofinstagram #raisingboys #littleboys #raisingarrows #lovemyfamily #blessedmomma #lovemyfamilyandmylife #weforwells #lovewhatmatters #motherhoodthroughinstagram #justlikedaddy #mybabyboy #mybabyisgrowingup

I can't think of a better "to-do list" for life. Loving God and then loving others sometimes seems obvious, doesn't mean it's always easy, but the last two might not. A lot of us can find so many reasons not to love ourselves. We see all our flaws and know all our mistakes. As women we also tend to put everyone else first.
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Hear me when I say, "Loving yourself is loving others!" It also shows God gratitude because He created you!! 🙌 I wrestled with how this aligned with my health and fitness for awhile. Should I set aside the time and money to improve my health? It wasn't any easy decision for me. I finally said yes and 18 months later I haven't looked back! I am truly a better version of me as a result.
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So what about living purposefully? Don't we all have purpose? Yes we do. The question is are you living that out? Ephesians 2:10 says, "For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." Isn't that verse exciting?! You are God's handiwork and He has work for you! Are you ready and willing to answer the call? If you're not then it's time to make a change.
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Wherever you are is where you start! Maybe you need help to get healthier. There would be NO GREATER HONOR than to help you be ready to serve our Lord more fully! ❤ So reach out or give me a 🙋‍♀️ below if you'd like me to message you. We are all part of #thebodyofChrist and we are all #bettertogether❤

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Happy Saturday! When I’m busy in the kitchen Jackson is always getting into cupboards and destroying everything so we made this activity tube to keep him busy! ⠀

Gavin helped Jackson rip pieces of paper and glue them onto an empty paper towel tube drew some pictures and we taped it onto the side of the counter. He has so much fun putting things into the tube like small toys or Cheerios and keeps him busy while I get meals ready. ⠀

Try this out if you need help distracting your little ones in the kitchen while you meal prep!

I think we put so much uneeded pressure on children testing them to see if they are at a certain expected level, and if there not it can lead to a feeling of failure. Children's passions should be encouraged and cultivated why do we expect children to be good at so many things, why can't they just be GREAT at something they love doing and have a passion for. Our identity doesn't come from a test score sheet, it comes from God and he always says we are good enough #rickgodwin #homeschool #raisingarrows @ricklgodwin

How do you deal with mean kids? This is a new battle for me. My youngest daughter has a huge heart and wants to love people more than anyone I know. Her favorite thing this year has been helping with a special needs class at school for the kids who are developmentally challenged. .
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But, here's the deal, there have been some girls at school who have told her mean, petty things just to entertain themselves. We do our best to encourage her and praise her heart and kindness, we are trying to teach her that hurting people will hurt people, but I am at a loss sometimes.
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How do you all deal with this kind of thing?
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We have been going to several high school graduations in the last few weeks. {Tis that time of year! 😄} . Hubby and I have come away with feeling....well...old! 😂 11 years have passed since those momentous days for us. Here we are now with kiddos of our own and I hear over and over how QUICKLY the time will go....and I believe it. 😭😮 .

We have a few short years of teaching, instructing, and guiding them before they get to that point of independence. Oh, the heightened sense of urgency in proclaiming Christ daily, of seeking dependence on the grace of God to do this thing called parenting, of praying for their little hearts to truly know and love Jesus, of teaching them what is most important, and of resting in His promises in Scripture...Often I forget to look at the big picture when I'm in the daily grind. Every hour we need Him. ❤

As the school year ends, and parents blink away the years that have flown by, may I always have this hand to hold - even when you are 15... #raisingarrows #mommabear #faithfulmen

Blessed beyond measure.
What's a girl to do with such handsome men in the house?!
They give me all the heart eyes. 😍

The simple cotton clutch. ♥️ ( #handmade )
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It’s been years since I’ve sewn these sweet girls, and I’m working on improving my technique each time I stitch one together. ✨ ( #sewingproject )
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✨What would you carry in one of these? 👇🏼
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Ps 127 v 3-4 Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
The fruit of the womb is a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior,
So are the children of one's youth. #raisingarrows

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