Friday, September 23, 2011

Is My Heart Broken?

Holding her for the first time 6 days after surgery

In the midst of the day-to-day routine, sometimes a moment comes like a gift, wrapped in the ordinary, a moment that jolts you back to an extraordinary time. Yesterday, while picking up her big sisters from school, Jackie, unprompted, asked from her car seat while looking at the light, thin, but long scar on her chest, "Is my heart broken?" I replied, "No baby. They fixed it." She asked, "Who fixed it?" That would be Dr. Charles Fraser and the amazing heart team at Texas Children's Hospital. We are grateful beyond words..."like something the Lord made."




I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; Be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. Psalm 27:13-14



Amy

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Goodnight Goodies



Goodnight goodies, or good for anytime for that matter, bring to mind memories dear to our family of T Bar M camp, family camp and mother/daughter camp to be specific. It feels like a home away from home. It is our kids' favorite place to go. "Love God, Love Others" graces the entrance to the camp and Don't Waste Fun is the motto. Each evening after family huddle time at camp, we end the day with chocolate chip cookies or brownies and milk, aka Goodnight Goodies. While visiting some dear friends recently, also T Bar M family campers, Tina made these wonderful cookies. They quickly disappeared and did so when I made them too. These are sure to become a family favorite.




Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies 
recipe courtesy of Tina 

1 cup ( 2 sticks) butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1.5 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 cups oatmeal
1.5-2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Mix sugars and butter together. Add eggs and vanilla and mix. Mix in flour, salt and baking soda. Mix in the oatmeal. Stir in chocolate chips.

Bake at 350 for 12 minutes.


Isaiah 40:31




Joy,
Amy



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