it all happened with a scratch.
“Adam, he scratched his ear raw, I’ve never heard him cry this bad before, the blood is everywhere, what are we going to do?”
That was November.
Since then Adam and God have been having this ongoing walk together.
It first started with a lead to a job in a more humid climate.
We played with the idea of moving to Washington and we were deep in prayer about it. Our anniversary was in January and we decided we would go check it out.
The lead to a job turned into an interview.
It was December as we were planning out our trip to Washington. You all know how tight money is in December.
We sat at the computer and after we had picked a place to stay, the flight and the cost of rental car, it was just to expensive.
“lets just shut the computer down, If God wants us to go he will make it happen.” -Adam
The next day Adam gets an email from his potential job, and they offered to pick up the tab for our hotel stay. We had just enough money for flights and a car…
Happy 7 year anniversary.
We get to Washington and its sunny and has a spring like smell. The little town we were checking out is called Bellingham, its a between Seattle and Vancouver. We decide to take the long way and visit Sudden Valley. A valley that has a blanket of moss and ferns that cloak the environment.
We are completely in awe with this state.
“yeah I mean I guess we could live here.”-me
We end up meeting with a Realtor, she is so sweet and brightens up everything about looking for a home, I mean her name is Joy! We drove around and looked at 3 different towns surrounding Bellingham. We love sudden valley and a little Dutch town called Lynden.
Adam goes in for his interview, everything goes great and they gave him an idea of what he could be looking at as far as a job.
We have dinner with the manager of the company that night.
“We had a meeting after you left today and it looks like we may need you sooner than we thought.”
I had my fitbit on and my resting HR was 104.
As we left the restaurant we couldn’t believe that this could possibly be happening. Every type of emotion came over us and at that moment all we could do is ask God what he wanted in this.
We got back to Colorado and of course Adam was a mess, all he wanted to do was what was right for our family. Its a big move. no pun intended.
I got in this depression about the idea, all the what ifs came over me like a dark cloud arising for a thunderstorm, then the storm hit and my heart started to break.
our dream home.
As a mothers heart I didn’t know what I could handle. Do I sacrifice everything here in our home for one child? my little sensitive Zion doesn’t take change well, that’s a lot of change. Ruthie is well Ruthie she just tags along but Zion… oh man, me I’m probably going to get depressed…
The rain, I like rain, I like Colorado rain. I don’t like the 24\7 5 months in a row Washington rain.
Then it hit me. Adam is walking in this with God. I am his wife and I will follow him.
I just asked God to give me a sign, just something blunt to let me know he hears me.
We had lincolns Genetic appointment. The one we have been waiting for since he was born. I was a complete mess that day and I couldn’t pin point why.
As the geneticist looked at Lincoln and went over his results they came to the conclusion that he has Bathing Suit Ichthyosis- BSI
Less than 20 patients are reported in the literature.
This particular skin aspect appears after the sheading of a collodion membrane (what Lincoln was born in) observed at birth. Contrarily to other forms of ARCI, the members (in exception of the folds) and the face are not affected by ichthyosis. Scales are present on warmer skin areas such as the trunk, the scalp, and the axillary region. On affected areas, the patient present with scales similar to those observed in lamellar ichthyosis (LI).
BSI is caused by specific thermo-sensitive mutations in the TGM1 gene. Affected skin areas (warmer areas), show a clearly reduced enzyme activity in contrast to healthy skin areas that demonstrate an almost normal enzyme activity. Transmission is autosomal recessive.
In human terms that means that Lincolns Skin reacts to heat. When he gets overheated he will start to scale. He has scales on his head- where your body produces the most heat, and on his tummy and back- hes always dressed there.
“sooo your telling me that heat makes Lincoln more apt to scale?” ” Like in Colorado when its summer he will have more scales, thus making his ichthyosis worse, and him more uncomfortable.”
OK GOD, I GOT IT…
From the 40 day challenge Draw The Circle.
There are moments in life when you need to quit a job, make a move, or end a dating relationship. And you need to take that step without knowing what the next step will be. Don’t wait for more revelation; be obedient to the amount of revelation God has given you.
There is an old adage: ready, set, go. And I know its predicated on the importance of preparation. But I think its backward. You’ll never be ready. You’ll never be set. Sometimes you just need to go for it. The sequence of faith is this: Go. Set. Ready.
Some people spend their entire lives getting ready for what God wants them to do, but they never end up doing it because they never come to the realization that they’ll never be ready.
If you wait until you’re ready, you’ll be waiting for the rest of your life.
If you take the first step, God will reveal the second step. The problem is that most of us want the twenty-five-year plan. We want to know exactly where we’re going and exactly when we’ll get there, but God doesn’t operate that way. He gives us just enough revelation, just enough grace, just enough strength. Why? so we will live on daily dependence on Him.
Adam got his job offer this week.
We leave for Washington Feb 20.
Peace and Courage- who would have thought those words were going to mean so much to us this year.
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with adam wherever he goes.”
Peace I leave with kaysie; my peace I give kaysie. I do not give to kaysie as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27
Please Pray for us
to find a home
The ease of finding doctors for Lincoln. He has 7 different doctors here.
adam acclimate to his new job.
a church to call home.