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IMG_4319A strange title, I know. Hopefully by the end it will make sense. Summer just came to a close and wheat harvest flew by a long time ago. Most of harvest Joel was driving truck this year. The boys still managed to ride along to the grain elevator as many times as they could. They think they are so big when they get to stay up late trucking with dad.

IMG_4429newWhen Joel was driving the combine one evening, we all raced out to the field for a ride. The combine is everyone’s favorite.

Processed with VSCO with s2 presetSquishing my whole crazy family into the combine is my favorite. I can only handle it for so long though because personal space is also my favorite.

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IMG_4447Someone told me this summer that I make farm life look romantic. It almost made me laugh out loud. I’ll let you in on a little secret. I love farm life and so much of it is completely wonderful. Maybe even romantic at times. I know I’ve got it good. Really good. I mean, look at those adorable farm boys out with their daddy! But the truth is, there are days when I am so envious of non-farm families. I start comparing and it doesn’t take long for envy to creep in. I see predictable schedules, holiday weekends, normal dinner times and lives that don’t depend on the weather and my heart races to a discontent state with the life the Lord has lovingly planned for me and my family. I used to think I had the right to whine because, sheesh, those things can be hard on a mama with little kids. But the Lord has been working on my heart and showing me what I so often forget.

I few months ago I read this:

“Envy is forgetful. In concentrating on what we don’t have that we think we should have, we fail to keep in mind the huge catalog of blessings that are ours simply because God has chosen to place his bountiful love on us. This forgetfulness causes us to do more comparing and complaining than praising and resting.” (Paul David Tripp, New Morning Mercies)

I forget. I forget all that I have in Christ. I forget the gospel and God’s extravagant love. I forget that I am daily living in His riches of grace. I forget His promises that I can stand firm on. I forget that He faithfully meets my every need. I forget and I forget so often.

So my new motto has been: less comparing and complaining, more praising and resting. And before you think I’ve got it all figured out for even one minute, I don’t. I fail over and over because I forget over and over. Just ask my husband how my attitude was the other night. Yikes. It is hard work to get my heart to a place of contentment. But when I allow the Lord to guide me there, the resting and praising bring so much joy.

So, thank you Lord for the gift of farming. Thank you for my precious farm boys. As we close out summer and get ready to enter the fall harvest season, may I do much more praising and much less complaining. May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and My Redeemer.

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  • Maria - Farmers feed cities – Thank you! We all envy, though that doesn’t make it right. Love your little boys! Adorable!ReplyCancel

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    Jess Reply:

    Thanks, Maria!

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  • Beth Zeller - Through the years I have (and sometimes still do) wasted lots of days lost in envy of a more predictable, controlled way of life. Farming is not an easy way of life. It is so unpredictable in so many ways, especially financially and with trying to schedule your time and days. And it is frustrating to have so little control over so much of it! However, I too, am thankful to be married to a farmer. The flexibility of our life has given me the gift of time spent with my grandchildren. I am so thankful for that blessing. Farming is not what my husband does for a living. It is who he is. Thank you, God, for giving me a farmer to love!ReplyCancel

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    Jess Reply:

    I love how you said that, Beth! I’ve wasted so much time lost in envy too. But if I stop comparing and take the time to look at what God has given me, there are so many gifts. So many gifts. Thankful for my farmer too!

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    • Jess - I love how you said that, Beth! I’ve wasted so much time lost in envy too. But if I stop comparing and take the time to look at what God has given me, there are so many gifts. So many gifts. Thankful for my farmer too!ReplyCancel

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  • Michelle - I doubt there are many people who, given a choice, wouldn’t wish for something different. But I know this City Girl is so grateful to the farmers who feed my family. And I look at your farm boys growing up in such a loving family and am grateful for the wonderful example of parenting you provide me xxReplyCancel

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    Jess Reply:

    Thanks, Michelle! Looking forward to meeting you SOON!

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  • Meggie - Thanks for sharing your heart. Glad I’m not the only one who gets caught up in discontentment! By the way… We appreciate farmers and their families so much!!ReplyCancel

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    Jess Reply:

    Nope, I am right there with you! Praying that God would continue to do a work in my heart that so often becomes discontent in so many ways. Thank for your sweet words, Meggie!

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    • Jess - Nope, I am right there with you! Praying that God would continue to do a work in my heart that so often becomes discontent in so many ways. Thank for your sweet words, Meggie!ReplyCancel

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  • Toni :0) - Thankful for farmers every day. It’s a hard life but I’m grateful for those that choose to do it. God bless them and their families.ReplyCancel

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    Jess Reply:

    Thanks for your encouragement, Toni!

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  • Ali - Oh, thank you for this. I have read your blog for several years but never commented. We are dairy farmers, have two young kids (5 and 2), and a third coming in a few short months. This has been a challenging year in the way that agriculture lends itself to being–financial stresses, employee turnover, battling mother nature, etc. It becomes exhausting in so many ways. The exhaustion turns to envy, and sometimes envy to resentment. I so appreciate you sharing these words today as they’re such an encouragement to looking at my own heart and reevaluating my perspective. Prayers for a smooth and bountiful harvest season.ReplyCancel

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    Jess Reply:

    Yes! I can so relate to this, Ali. It is a hard season in so many ways. Praying that we would both do less complaining and comparing and more praising and resting…that God would move both of our hearts more and more to a place of contentment in where He has us. Thanks for sharing your heart! It is always encouraging to talk to a fellow farm wife!

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    • Jess - Yes! I can so relate to this, Ali. It is a hard season in so many ways. Praying that we would both do less complaining and comparing and more praising and resting…that God would move both of our hearts more and more to a place of contentment in where He has us. Thanks for sharing your heart! It is always encouraging to talk to a fellow farm wife!ReplyCancel

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  • Kimberly Oyler - the first time i read your blog i thought, “hey! this looks so fun. i want to be a farm wife!” you do make it look so romantic and fun! miss you friend, hope you’re doing well!ReplyCancel

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    Jess Reply:

    Well, farm life is fun…buuuut I don’t know if it could ever compare to Hawaii life. Ha! Can’t wait to hear more about your adventures. Miss you too!

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    Jess Reply:

    Not that I’m comparing… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    • Jess - Well, farm life is fun…buuuut I don’t know if it could ever compare to Hawaii life. Ha! Can’t wait to hear more about your adventures. Miss you too!ReplyCancel

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  • Summer - The wheat looks beautiful โ™ฅ Nice photos too โ™ฅ

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    Jess Reply:

    Thank you, Summer!

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  • Caitlin Allison - Love this. I don’t live on a farm, but I struggle with this DAILY. I think Satan likes us to be anything but grateful. The hardest for me is on social media…if there is ugliness in my heart, it doesn’t take much to convince me that everyone else on IG has a better life than me! I’m super glad God is faithful to complete the work He started in me…because there is a lot of work ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

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    Jess Reply:

    YES! Social media is so great but it can be one of my biggest pitfalls too. It is so easy to compare. There is a lot of work to be done in me as well. So thankful for our faithful God!

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    • Jess - YES! Social media is so great but it can be one of my biggest pitfalls too. It is so easy to compare. There is a lot of work to be done in me as well. So thankful for our faithful God!ReplyCancel

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  • Today | Small Town Nebraska - […] a here is a good read for all farm moms and wives as harvest is […]ReplyCancel

  • Allison Pernecky - This post has rung true to what I’ve been going through lately as well. My husband could attest the same to my horrid attitude he had to put up with the other night! I was saying that I think it must be a lot harder to raise a young family at our age vs. our parent’s age (specifically our mom’s). There is so much to compare ourselves to with the various routes of social media we deal with that sometimes, when we’re having a rough day especially, it’s hard not to think that other people are more successful, happy, better moms, etc. My husband travels a lot for work, so I’m holding down much of the fort myself, so I often times feel envy for my friends who seem to have so much more family time than myself. But, like you said, we just have to try to stop the comparison (SO much easier said than done) & focus on the many, many blessings that we do have. Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

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    Jess Reply:

    Allison-It is so hard, right? I am sure it is tough to have your husband away so often. Keep clinging to Him! When I finally stop comparing it helps me so much to remember that this (my life) is his perfect, loving plan for me and my family. THIS is it! And I am so thankful that we are not alone in this as He gives us the strength to accomplish whatever it is He is asking us to do. Hang in there, mama!

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    • Jess - Allison-It is so hard, right? I am sure it is tough to have your husband away so often. Keep clinging to Him! When I finally stop comparing it helps me so much to remember that this (my life) is his perfect, loving plan for me and my family. THIS is it! And I am so thankful that we are not alone in this as He gives us the strength to accomplish whatever it is He is asking us to do. Hang in there, mama!ReplyCancel

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Every summer Joel says we should buzz the boys’ hair. And every summer I beg him not to get out the clippers. I love my boys cute little haircuts and I couldn’t imagine tiny bald boys running around my yard. I don’t know why, but I just couldn’t do it.

And then it happened. Joel must have caught me in a weak moment. He knows me well enough to know that I would change my mind in five minutes so he literally ran for the clippers. I didn’t even have time to grab my big camera and he was done.

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Baby Tiny had his first real summer haircut. It was actually quite lovely because normally he has to sit on my lap for his haircuts. I always leave needing a shower because I am covered in lollipop slobber and hair. So this actually was a much better option for me. But now my baby looks like a big boy (insert tears)!

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Griff was next. He thought he was so big and was so proud of his haircut. Cutie!

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Joel gave Levi a mo-hawk. If you know Levi, you know this is SO not his personality. He will hardly let me spike up his hair. I have a few risk takers running around my house but he is not one of them…at least not yet.

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He thought it was cool for a minute until he started worrying that Joel might actually leave it that way. This was when he started begging his daddy to cut the rest.

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Of course, he did.

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Little boys are so fun…and so silly!

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And just look how cute these two are with their summer haircuts.

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I’m already ready for Tiny to get his baby haircut back. He’s growing up way too fast. I’m pretty sure he likes it though. He is always trying to be just like the big boys…and now he looks just like them too!

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  • jenny - It will grow back so fast, you won’t believe it! They look so adorable. ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

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    Jess Reply:

    Thanks, Jenny!

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  • Kelly - Soooo cute! I only know how to do clipper cuts around here and I am too cheap to take them anywhere! oh dear. ๐Ÿ™‚ KellyReplyCancel

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    Jess Reply:

    I don’t blame you! Clipper cuts are way easier!!!

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  • Tiffany - Oh Jess!!! I can’t even handle how much cute, and sweet, and summer is happening here!!! Those bellies and those basketball shorts and those sweet buzzed heads, such a fun post!!!ReplyCancel

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    Jess Reply:

    Thanks, Tiffany. It was a fun summer with those sweet boys!

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  • Tina - I have 4 boys and when we do the summer hair cuts (which are becoming all the time haircuts b/c they’ve learned they don’t like combing their hair and that’s easier)…when they’re all newly cut and super short, people think my kids are clones. ๐Ÿ™‚ And yours look all super alike as well, so now I get it! ๐Ÿ™‚ We did ours a month ago and my 6 year old is already telling me his hair is too long and he needs it cut again.ReplyCancel

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    Jess Reply:

    That’s so fun! My boys loved not combing their hair and it was super nice to just run out the door and not have to worry about crazy bed head! Four boys sounds like so much fun! I have a feeling you could teach me a lot! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Jess - That’s so fun! My boys loved not combing their hair and it was super nice to just run out the door and not have to worry about crazy bed head! Four boys sounds like so much fun! I have a feeling you could teach me a lot! ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

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  • Mary Ann - I loved the shaved heads….they are so cute and all getting so big.ReplyCancel

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    Jess Reply:

    Thank you, Mary Ann! Such a gift to watch these baby boys grow up!

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  • Amy - Too cute!! Loving that stock tank pool! ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

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    Jess Reply:

    They had so much fun in that “pool”!

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  • Jennifer Minor - No, no, no Jess!!! They look TOO big like this!!! Ha, ha!! Seriously they are so adorable. Shirtless big boys with, BB shorts, and slick heads…not babies anymore. BUT such cute big boys!!ReplyCancel

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    Jess Reply:

    Oh, thank you! They seem so big to be all of a sudden too. It happens so fast…but what a gift to watch them grow!

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    • Jess - Oh, thank you! They seem so big to be all of a sudden too. It happens so fast…but what a gift to watch them grow!ReplyCancel

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    Jess Reply:

    Oh that is so sweet! Thank you! I miss writing too. Hoping to carve out some more time now that school has started!

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    • Jess - Oh that is so sweet! Thank you! I miss writing too. Hoping to carve out some more time now that school has started!ReplyCancel

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IMG_8655newI have to be honest and tell you that when DaySpring contacted me about promoting these party cups I was going to say no right away. I only like to post about things I love and when I saw these I wasn’t in love. But as I was looking at them Levi came over and said, “Wow, mom! Are you getting those for us?” He loved them. The monster ones of course. And then I remembered it wasn’t always about what I loved, but what my kids love too. And they love these fun reusable cups.

IMG_8666newThese princess cups are pretty adorable. I would have snatched them up right away, but no one in my family was too excited about pink or princesses. But wouldn’t these be fun for a princess party? Someone pleeeeease plan a princess party for their little girl for me.

IMG_8672newOf course my boys loved the U-Neeks cups. They call them monsters. They each have a little message on them along with a Bible verse. And each character has a name. I love that.

IMG_8680newAs soon as I opened these cups I came up with all sorts of things I could use them for. Party favors, Sunday School gifts, VBS prizes, or a fun summer gift for your child to give to a friend or neighbor.

IMG_8697newOf course I had to come up with a boy version too. Since I have boys and all. This character’s name is Dweeber. ๐Ÿ™‚

dayspring cupsDon’t tell my boys, but I am kind of partial to that cute pink princess. I may just have to keep one for myself.

IMG_8730newI filled the cups with a glow stick, bubbles, a piece of chalk, play-doh, and a little lollipop. I found everything at the Dollar Tree except the mini lollipops. Did I mention the cups are reusable? Once the kids have used up all their goodies, they will still have the cup to keep and reuse.

IMG_8734newSo, it turns out these cups are pretty awesome…Levi was right. I’m pretty sure they would make any kid smile and I kind of love them now too. Besides the cute characters and bright colors my favorite part is the verse on each one. We are about to wrap up Sunday School at my church and I’m planning on giving one of these to each one of the preschoolers in my class. I can’t wait!

Just for YOU, DaySpring is discounting all reusable party cups! Through Thursday, June 16, these cups will be marked down to $5 (regularly $11.88). There is no code necessary as they are already marked down on the DaySpring website. They come in sets of 12 and there are 11 styles to choose from. Make sure to check them all out and maybe you can create a fun summer party favor too. Yay for SUMMER!

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IMG_8222newFor months there had been plans for a new building to go up at the farm. The boys were super excited because that meant a crane would be coming. They told me it was going to be the best day ever.

IMG_8224newThey waited and waited and were always asking dad when he thought the crane would come. He really didn’t know. And then one evening Joel told me that the crane would be there the next day. Of course it was our Bible study day and everything within me wanted to not tell the boys about the crane and hope they forgot about it. Haha. Anyway, it was a little break that I looked forward to every week and, don’t tell the boys, but I could think of a million other things I’d rather do than watch a crane all morning.

IMG_8229newBut I knew I would crush their sweet little boy hearts and I just couldn’t do it. Instead the morning came and I announced that we were skipping Bible study because it was Crane Day! We went and picked up donuts, took them to the farm and watched the crane all morning. Because if you are going to spend your morning watching a crane you definitely should eat donuts too.

IMG_8231newIn between watching, we wandered around the farm together and we actually had a lot of fun that day.

IMG_8243newIsn’t that how it usually goes? When we take time to just stop and enjoy the ordinary things, those are the moments we end up cherishing the most.

IMG_8245newI never want to forget these little boy years of watching cranes and tractors for hours.

IMG_8249newWhen seeing their daddy brings such excitement. Always the biggest smiles and the cutest waves.

IMG_8253newWhen just being together watching a crane is better than anything else we could have planned that day.

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IMG_8234newGriffin wears his cowboy boots tucked into his jeans every single day. He is coming out of his shell and growing in confidence. Seeing that cute dimpled grin is my favorite.


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This is so Levi. I think the whole day was worth it just for this picture. His first tooth gone and the biggest grin. This boy loves life.

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IMG_8269newAnd Jakey. He found everything possible that he could get into. He loves the farm. Probably the most out of all three boys (which is hard to believe because they all love it!). He gets so excited when we drive into the farm and would spend all day with his dad if we would let him.

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IMG_8287newThese boys are growing so fast. I know someday I am going to wish that I could just spend the morning hanging out at the farm with these three cuties. I’m going to wish that I could go back to ordinary moments like these.

And to think, I almost skipped Crane Day.

(Crane Day was back in March, but these photos were too cute not to share!)

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  • Michelle - The photo of the three of them peeking through the bars is so, so cute. All the photos are gorgeous but that one is just perfect. Great post Jess!ReplyCancel

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    Jess Reply:

    Thanks, Michelle! Can’t wait to show you around the farm in person!

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  • Toni :0) - That is SO awesome! Perfect photos!!ReplyCancel

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    Jess Reply:

    Thank you, Toni!

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  • Kimberly Oyler - i thought that pic of grif was levi!! griffin is getting so big!ReplyCancel

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    Jess Reply:

    Kimberly! I know! You will hardly recognize them!!

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  • Muriel Siadak - Jess. I love to hear about these great moments. I have 2 sons and although older still so much fun. This crane day reminds me to again savor every day with them.
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    Jess Reply:

    Hi Muriel! Boys are so much fun, aren’t they! Yes, savor each day!!

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March 5, 2016. Cora would have been eight. I can hardly even imagine eight.

IMG_8210newHow do you celebrate the birthday of a loved one who isn’t here anymore? We struggle with this question every year as Cora’s birthday approaches. Thankfully the day is no longer accompanied by the gut wrenching pain that left us feeling paralyzed, but eight years later and we still often find ourselves stumbling around, not knowing what to do. Do we celebrate? Reminisce? Look through old photos? Cancel everything that day? Fund raise for a good cause? Do random acts of kindness? Eat cupcakes and cry? The last one always seems like a good option.

March 5, 2008 was one of the most memorable days of my life. I still remember the incredible nervousness we had as we called the hospital in the darkness of that early morning after suddenly being awoken by my water breaking. We couldn’t get to the hospital fast enough. I remember being greeted by my sweet nurse friend who happened to be working that night and checked us into our room. She was only there for about an hour but it was such a gift to see her face as I was preparing to be ushered into motherhood. In other words, I had no idea what I was doing and needed her to reassure me that everything was going to be okay. I remember finally hearing “girl” after two hours of pushing and not believing that I actually had a daughter. I thought boy for sure! I remember hearing my family recount the story of Joel going out into the waiting room to tell everyone that we had a daughter. They said he had tears in his eyes as he proudly introduced his girl, Cora Paige. He was so proud of her. I remember Cora’s dark hair and how absolutely perfect she was. I remember how many visitors we had and feeling so exhausted yet my heart was so full. I remember how well our family and friends loved us as they rejoiced over the miracle of sweet Baby Cora. I couldn’t believe that we actually got to take home that beautiful baby girl. She was the most precious gift and she was ours.

So as you can imagine, everything within us wants to celebrate that beautiful day. We long to celebrate Cora’s life. And we do so in the best way we know how. But the celebrating is mixed with the painful reality that the one we celebrate is no longer here. The life that was so precious to us, ended way too soon in death–at least that is what our limited perspective tells us. There is no one to blow out candles or open presents and well, the emotions of that day often feel very conflicted.

IMG_8214newI have noticed a pattern over the past eight years of birthdays. Not the kind of pattern that leaves me prepared to face the day with a battle plan. The truth is I never really know what to expect because that is just how grief is…unexpected. But I have noticed something about myself. As March 5th approaches each year, I begin questioning if I am enough.

Am I doing enough to make this day perfect for Cora?

Am I doing enough to show people how much we still love and miss her?

Am I doing enough to celebrate how significant her little life was?

Am I doing enough to keep her memory alive? For my boys? For other people?

Am I doing enough to make an impact in the lives of others who are hurting?

As a mom, I naturally want to create a beautiful birthday for my daughter. And I think that is okay. Cora’s life…any life…is precious and worth celebrating. But no matter what I do, how I celebrate, or how big I plan, in my own strength it will never be enough. I don’t have to try to do enough for Cora because Jesus has already done enough for me–enough for both of us. Every year as I’m trying to seek satisfaction…and maybe even find comfort…in doing enough or being enough, I am reminded that the satisfaction I’m looking for is found only in Jesus.

He is enough.

He is enough to experience peace in my daughter’s absence.

He is enough to comfort my broken heart.

He is enough to bring joy in the midst of sorrow.

He is enough to complete the good plan He has for Cora’s life and for my life.

He is enough to graciously allow me to comfort others with the comfort I have received from Him.

Jesus is enough.

IMG_8215newSo we celebrate March 5th in the best way we know how. We eat donuts, send balloons up to heaven and spend time together. We talk about Cora, laugh, cry and usually go about our day pretty much like normal. One year we hosted a book drive to benefit Cora’s hospital and one year we went bowling as a family. Every year seems to be different. Every year I have to release myself from the expectation that I have to do enough and preach to myself that the satisfaction my heart seeks is found in Jesus alone.

IMG_8216newThis year as we were driving home with our van full of pink balloons, Levi looked at me and said, “You really miss her, don’t you mom.” I told him that I did really miss his sister and that it made me so sad that he and his brothers didn’t get to know her. He was quiet for a minute and then a huge grin came across his face as he exclaimed, “But we will get to know her in heaven!”.

Yes we will. What a precious gift to know that in Jesus life doesn’t end at the grave.

He is more than enough.

corasbdayLet them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man! For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things.

Psalm 107:8-9

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  • Lea - Oh, you just spoke from a Mother’s heart and it was so beautiful. And, thankfully, He is enough, no matter what HE is, but the love and support of others during our time of grief sure makes the way easier as well. Blessings abundant!ReplyCancel

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    Jess Reply:

    Thank you, Lea!

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  • Toni :0) - Shocks me it’s been that long already, seems like just yesterday….I still pray for her and your family. She’s never far from my thoughts as I make sure to appreciate every moment with my children-in her honor. Hugs (( )) (( )) for strength and support. ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ˜ŠReplyCancel

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    Jess Reply:

    Toni-Thanks so much for continuing to pray for us. I am so humbled by that…and so grateful!

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    • Jess - Toni-Thanks so much for continuing to pray for us. I am so humbled by that…and so grateful!ReplyCancel

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  • Meggie - Jesus is enough. Praise God. Thanks for sharing from your heart. Love reading here.ReplyCancel

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    Thanks, Meggie!

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  • Brittany Price - Loved this! Jesus is so precious to be enough. My sweet husband just suddenly passed away leaving me a widow with three boys under three. It’s a pain filled journey but a Jesus filled one too. So thankful for the hope of Christ! Thank you for writing!ReplyCancel

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    Jess Reply:

    Oh, Brittany. I am so, so sorry. I can’t imagine. I just got done reading through some of your blog and I am so encouraged by your words! You are right. It is a pain filled journey but definitely a Jesus filled one. Keep clinging to Jesus! Also, your boys are precious!

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    • Jess - Oh, Brittany. I am so, so sorry. I can’t imagine. I just got done reading through some of your blog and I am so encouraged by your words! You are right. It is a pain filled journey but definitely a Jesus filled one. Keep clinging to Jesus! Also, your boys are precious!ReplyCancel

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  • Paige Roberson - My daughter was born on March 7, 2008 so it is easy for me to remember Cora’s birthday. I’ve been reading for ages and rarely post but just wanted you to know that people you don’t know pray for you and your family.

    More than enough rings so strong in one of my favorite songs, Healer:
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    Jess Reply:

    Hi Paige! Yay for March babies! Thanks so much for continuing to pray. That means so, so much to me. And yes, such a good song! Thanks for sharing.

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    • Jess - Hi Paige! Yay for March babies! Thanks so much for continuing to pray. That means so, so much to me. And yes, such a good song! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

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  • Caitlin Allison - Levi! Oh, that made me teary. What a sweet boy to speak truth to his momma.ReplyCancel

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    Jess Reply:

    Caitlin- Yes! I can’t tell you how many times God has used him to speak Truth to me. So thankful for that boy!

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    • Jess - Caitlin- Yes! I can’t tell you how many times God has used him to speak Truth to me. So thankful for that boy!ReplyCancel

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  • Leah - What a sweet post.ReplyCancel

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  • Kimberly - You are such a good mama– and you are enough and you’re doing enough. And Levi– such a perfect thing to say on a hard day! You will have a wonderful reunion in heaven!!ReplyCancel

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    Jess Reply:

    Thanks for your sweet words, Kimberly!

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  • Ali - Happy Birthday sweet angel Cora.ReplyCancel

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    Jess Reply:

    Thank you, Ali!

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