God is good all the time and all the time God is good

I cannot even put into words how blessed we are. I cannot wrap my brain around how God knows our needs so well and knows exactly when, who and what we need. My cup is overflowing with blessings and I could not be more grateful. Fall is such a busy time for us. Back to school for me. Back to daycare for E. Birthdays. Harvest season for Brent. but it is is one of the times that I feel the most thankful and blessed.

I have been trying to really make myself get my camera out and document moments with Elias. Some are intentional but most are just things we want to do with them and I take advantage of the moment.

A few weeks ago we took him to the creek. He LOVES water. And he isn’t always cooperative for the camera but I think I got a few sweet moments captured.


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Typically we just hang out in our backyard which consists of playing with balls, sliding, and driving a motorized tractor or paw patrol four wheeler.. ha. and EVERY single day we enjoy a “pop” as soon as we get out of the car……

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I typically snap a few shots and then sit back and try to just enjoy the moment. They pass by far too quickly.

I often think about what it would be like if Evan were here. And if he would look anything like Elias. And what our lives would look like if he hadn’t been sick. It’s so hard to remember that without being sad. But I do remember that he is far better off than we are.

I am so thankful for every moment we had with that sweet baby. I am so thankful that I can say I am his mama. I am so looking forward to sharing his story with Elias. When he is older. But mostly I am so thankful that being his mama brought me to where I am today. I wish he was here to live this life with us. But part of him will always be with me and will always be a part of our families story and for that I couldn’t be more grateful. I am so thankful that God is good.

With September being Childhood Cancer Awareness Month I am reminded of how sweet and short this life is and how we need to be so thankful each moment. Remember those that are going through the hardest thing they could ever imagine and do for them what you can..whether it be prayers, monetary donations, or anything you can give. I know it would all be appreciated. I’ve never walked in the shoes of a parent with a child that has cancer so I cannot imagine what that is like. But I do know that these kids deserve #morethan4!!!