Uriah, House Projects, and Pictures

We are down to seven at home this week. Why? Dad and John left after church on Sunday and drove Uriah to Wisconsin. A homeschool father there felt the Lord’s leading to offer the use of his shop, tools, and mechanical expertise to help us. One project Dad has felt needed to be done was a complete overhaul on each axle to get them in new condition. It would cost a fair amount to pay someone else to do it, so this was such a blessing! They are also tackling many other repair projects on Uriah. We are extremely grateful to this sweet family who are “housing” Dad and John, taking care of them, and spending much time helping on Uriah.

(The sendoff Sunday!)

Because of Nathan’s cold, he asked Mom to spend the nights at their house to help Melanie with middle-of-the-night Abigail feedings. Mom was home in the daytime – but not coming home quite as early as she is usually up and around – and spending nights with Melanie and Abigail. As of Wednesday, Mom is now back home.

(A picture from when Abigail was in the hospital.)

In the meantime, the house work continues. Heat and humidity have settled into Kansas (and many other places!), but the boys are such great workers. We had a storm last night which cooled off everything, and we’re enjoying a break from the heat. We’re making steady progress. The tiling preparation has been done, and the first tile laid.

(Joseph cutting tile.)

(Jesse and Joseph taking the forms off the driveway.)

May Jesus fill each of you with joy in Him!

Only for Jesus,

Joseph holding Abigail :-).

Anna holding Abigail.

Abigail and I :-). Abigail is so precious–truly, an incredible gift from our Lord. Thank You, Jesus!

10 thoughts on “Uriah, House Projects, and Pictures”

  1. Thank you so much for your wonderful pictures and updates! That little tiny girl is soooo precious!!
    Your brothers are learning such important things in building a house and all that goes with it!
    I feel so blessed to know your family…if only though this website. Your ministry is important to our lives.
    Beth B. in Indiana ….(It’s really hot and pretty miserably humid here, too…in fact, I made cookies with my daughter Becca last night and the last one that was left on the plate this morning was soft with the humidity in the house…even with our air on full blast!!!!)

  2. Thank you for the update. That baby is so precious! She looks so alert in the pictures. She seems older than she really is. I know you all will enjoy her in the years to come.

  3. Thanks so much for sharing, and bless you Teri for helping out in the middle of the night!

  4. What a blessing to have people so willing to help others. I am so pleased to know that Uriah will be taken care of due to the generosity of others. Abigail is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing her with us!

    God bless
    The F. Family

  5. Aw, how sweet! It must be really fun to enjoy such a tiny little blessing like Abigail! What a wonderful family you all are.
    (We have very hot humid temperatures lately up here in Illinois too.)

  6. What a beautiful baby!! In more ways then one. 🙂

    What a true blessing about the bus. I pray that everything that needs fixing and done gets done with little to no problems.

    Thank you for letting us into your lives, we have learned so much from it.

  7. Hi, Melanie! I had lunch with you in the parent waiting room at St. Luke’s the day Abigail was discharged. I just wanted to connect with you. I would love to hear from you some time, but I am sure that this is a busy time for you. Katie is doing very well and will hopefully be coming home next week! Congrats again to you and your family.

  8. Thank you for the updates. I appreciate a window into your lives. I gain wisdom and understanding from watching your lives unfold before my eyes. You all are truly a blessing in more ways than you can imagine! Thank you does not express my gratitude!

  9. Still praising God for the gift of Abaigail!!!

    I have what may seem like a silly question but I try to glean all I can from godly families and look at details….. I noticed in the sendoff photo, that mom is in front and the children standing back. Is that a purposeful, regular, trained thing or is that just how that happened to be in this specific photo? It really caught my eye and I found it so beautiful. If this is a trained thing, how did you teach that respect of standing– what is actually spoken about or was it just through modeling, etc?


    Just how it happened.

  10. Praise the Lord for the GREAT things He has done!!!! Thank you for sharing!!

    Brian & Charity for
    Brian & Charity
    Jimella, Eden, Philip, David, Mark, Abigail,
    Meorah, Merry, Titus & Hope
    Central California

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