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Not Part of the Plan- GirlDefined

I was so thankful to again be chosen to be a part of the launch team for GirlDefined’s new book: “Not Part of the Plan: Trusting God with the twists and turns of your story.” I was so excited when they announced this new book. I’ve been so encouraged as I’ve followed the story of Bethany’s long journey of singleness and Kristen’s trial of infertility. Their openness to these struggles have encouraged me so much as I see their love for the Lord grow even in the midst of hard. I remember hearing Kristen share of her third miscarriage at the 2019 GirlDefined conference- months after a big and hard life disappointment for me. I was lost and confused and my only hope was to cling to the Lord as my life didn’t go in the direction I had hoped it would. And hearing the struggle Kristen had gone through and how the Lord comforted and worked in her heart was so helpful.  I was so excited to read this book. I’ve loved every book of theirs. It’s so personable and so very practical. They share thei

Ethan's Birthday!

Ethan is 14 or is he?

He got a birthday card that said 13 but I want say who gave it to him! :)

We spent the day with my grandparents, aunt, and cousins.  We went to the beach and hung out at my grandpa's house.
He wanted strawberry shortcake so my Nana made it for him but there was nowhere to put the candles so we put them on two hot dog buns! :)

His birthday card from Grandma Almeida

Owen wants that!

His house key!


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