Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Merely 10 of the Many Reasons my Mom is a SuperMom!

Please vote for my mom, Carrie DeLille, as Richmondmom.com's SuperMom! She is so deserving!

10. She has listened to God's call for her life: adoption. 7 (8 if you count Isaac, who is not home yet) of my siblings are adopted. My mom never thought she would have more than 3 children, but God wanted her to be an instrumental part of His plan for taking care of the widows and orphans of the world. When God called her name, she said "Here I am."

9. She shows me how to be a good wife to my husband. She has shown me what it means when 2 become one flesh, and what it means for a wife to be submissive to her husband while still being equal as a human being.

8. She is an awesome grandma! Every week, Jack spends a night at her house, and he LOVES it. He loves his "gwamma."

7. She let us live at their house for 10 months, rent-free, so that we could get on our feet financially.

6. When I was on bed rest with Lily, she helped me in some way every single day (for 4 weeks!). She brought over food, took Jack out for fun outings, brought my brothers and sisters over to play with Jack, and cleaned my house. I don't know what I would have done without her.

5. She is so encouraging. She periodically will tell me verbally or send me a note saying that I am a good mother and that she is proud of me. Her encouragement always comes at just the right times.

4. When I found out less than 24 hours in advance that I would be induced to deliver Jackson, she was on a plane from Virginia early the next morning and arrived in Austin before his birth. She stayed with me and helped me figure out the newborn thing as a first-time mommy with a preemie.

3. When Lily was first born, she spend a week at my house helping with Jack and taking some of the middle of the night feedings so that I could get some rest. She made sure I was able to take some down-time, even when I thought I was okay, so that I could let my body heal.

2. When I got the stomach flu a couple of months ago, she brought me popsicles and took care of Jack.

1. My teen years. 'Nuff said.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Love Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry

I have decided that I'm done apologizing.

That's right. No more apologies.
No, I'm not talking about life in general; I'm talking about the Gospel.

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, [fn] for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. [Romans 1:16]

For a long time I have worried too much about whom I may offend when I talk about Jesus. Not anymore. I asked myself this question: Which is more important: to not offend anyone in this life, or to do everything I can to make sure those I love are saved in the next life?

The answer is pretty obvious. So, as long as I am "speaking the truth in *love*, I have nothing to apologize for [Ephesians 4:15].

This does NOT mean that I am going to go around, intentionally offending people and spewing doctrine all day long--THAT IS NOT LOVE.

But I will no longer apologize for loving my Lord, and I will no longer shy away from sharing His love with everyone I know. If people are offended by Love, that just means they need it all the more. So, I will keep sharing, and hopefully they will eventually be ready to hear it. When they are, I [and GOD!!!] will be ready and waiting.

Life is too short to waste time mincing words. What if that person you love is in a fatal accident tomorrow, and you never shared with them because you were too afraid of offending them? Is that worth it? No way.

Of course I'm not going to be in peoples' faces all the time. I'm not going to be some sort of preachy weirdo. But I'm going to do my best to live for Christ and show His love to everyone [as best I can]. I'm going to love Jesus and talk about Him the way I always want to. Uncensored.

It's an emergency! People are dying!


**Note: Due to my incredibly IMPERFECT nature, my ability to live out this statement is...well, limited. But I am going to do my best. To all reading this: Please feel free to hold me accountable. I need it.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Getaway


The Cobbs had a nice getaway to my parents' Wintergreen house this past week. I don't know what it is about the mountains (honestly, I never have been that big a fan until now), but it was so peaceful. So quiet, so beautiful, so serene, so the way God intended it to be. It was exactly what we needed.









Monday, April 5, 2010

He is risen indeed!

JESUS IS ALIVE!!!!! He has overcome death and the grave!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Also, my kids are cute. Enjoy.

Also, Lily will be 6 months old tomorrow????!!!!!










BRIDE!


Yes, Kelli is still a bride, and Casey and I threw her an AMAZINGLY EXCELLENT bridal shower this past weekend. In case you're confused, Kelli's wedding reception occurs in June, so she shall remain a bride until that day has passed.