Friday, April 24, 2015
Posted by Becky Biehler at 10:05 PM
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Grandparent's Day is a HUGE tradition at Regents. The kids love having their grandparents come to school to see their classroom, look at art projects, buy a book for the library, and listen to songs and recitations. Lucky for me, I get to go too! We also display our Family Project for the year. This year we decided to try our hand at string art. It was really a cool project and I think they turned out super cute!
We are very blessed to have grandparents who live in town and even more blessed because Gigi was in town from Arizona! Perfect timing!
Getting to watch these kids perform and speak the Word of God from memory is one of the greatest joys I have found. It is hard to fathom the amount of information even the kindergartners can retain and recite by memory. Surely God was in that place! Amen!
Posted by Becky Biehler at 9:41 PM
Sunday, April 12, 2015
This time next week, we will have a new family member. He will be 8 weeks old and he is a brindle, male boxer. We have been anxiously awaiting his arrival and getting prepared for a new puppy in the house. I hardly remember Harley being a puppy. I do remember how she loved to dig holes in our backyard and would sometimes play so hard we thought she might pass out. I look back on pictures of her when she was so very small, and I can hardly believe it. So, bringing Gunner home will be bittersweet. What a joy to have a new furry friend and to love and spoil, but yet a reminder of a sweet girl we lost not long ago.
The breeder says he has perfect markings and wanted to keep him for a show dog, but her husband told her she needed to wait until the mama's next litter. He comes from a great bloodline and the breeders seem to truly LOVE raising Boxers and have been so great to work with.
Adam and I will drive to Waco next Saturday to pick him up. I pray for some speedy training of this little guy! I don't have as much patience now that I have three kiddos:) As long as he potties outside and doesn't chew up my house, we'll be great buddies!
Learning to love again... we can't wait to be your new family Gunner!
Posted by Becky Biehler at 9:07 PM
I really struggle with this sometimes. It's easy to get into a rut of focusing on what has passed and those who are taken out of our lives. I love this quote though. I seem to have this in my mind on repeat these days!
We lost our sweet Harley about a month ago. My heart is broken and I long to see her sweet face, see her lying next to me while I work, or hear her little scratches on the door because she needs to go outside. I want to be able to hurry home to let her out of her crate. I want to see her sweet kidney bean, because she is so excited to see me every time I walk in the door. I want her to stay in the bedroom with us until the last person is out of bed. I just want her here again. I could see it in her eyes that she wanted to keep fighting, but I couldn't bare to see her body fail her. We were blessed by a sweet doctor who came to our house so we could let her go in peace. We couldn't bring ourselves to load her up and take her in. It was just too much. She passed so peacefully and I will never forget how she licked Adam's face as she started getting drowsy. It was her final act of love and loyalty to him. I have cried because I wanted to save her and keep her here with me, but I will smile because she brought my family joy and happiness for eleven years. She was loved immensely.... and the feeling was mutual.
Posted by Becky Biehler at 8:46 PM