After thinking about it for quite some time, I have decided to start a family blog! Thank you for joining me here!
I decided to name our blog "Living the Abundant Life" because to me John 10:10 pretty much sums it up. It says "...I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." Jesus came for one reason...to give us LIFE! Eternal life in heaven for sure, but also, LIFE on this earth! So often I have sat basking in His goodness, just drinking in everything He has to offer us. And it's soooo much better than anything the world tries to shove at us. I have said to myself so many times, "This abundant Life sure is good! It's everything He promises it to be." That doesn't mean that we do not experience sorrow, hard times, and the effects of sin all around us, but it does mean that He has conquered the world and all of those things, and we do not have to wallow around in despair and defeat! It is my hope to share some of what flows out of my heart on a regular basis, and hopefully be an encouragement to you--anyone who might happen upon my humble little blog. : )
The reason I decided to start this blog right now is because our 2 year old daughter, Sarah, adopted from China in October of last year (on my birthday) : ) was diagnosed with cancer on June 1. Her specific type of cancer is called Retinoblastoma, and she has tumors in both her eyes. Instead of starting a Care Page for her, I decided to post all about our journey here, and then continue this blog even after our journey with cancer is over. I have been posting on fb already, so I will transfer those posts over here to catch anyone up who wasn't following over there.
I have no idea how to "do" a blog, so bear with me for a while until I figure this whole thing out!
Thank you so much for caring about us and our Sarah, and for following along. We appreciate it!