six percent :: the final frontier

Tomorrow we head out.

Jude, Victoria, Zach, Poppy and I will leave in the morning, to arrive in Iowa on Wednesday.

Which means that, right now, I’m running around like a crazy person.

Trying to remember what to bring, and what to leave.

Thinking about how terribly I’m going to miss my kiddos.

And, most of all, praying that all goes perfectly in Iowa.

Turns out Jude will need surgery on both feet, which means two thigh to toe casts.

Oh my.

Thankfully, we’ve got the best orthopedic surgeon on the planet set to operate on Jude’s feet.

And some amazing friends, who made Jude’s last trip to Iowa so wonderful he can’t wait to go back. Even if he can’t swim in the hotel pool.

Any and all prayers most appreciated.

He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. ~ Psalm 91:4

P.S. Will update from Facebook when I can’t post here.



  1. Praying for you and Jude !

  2. Praying for those precious little legs and all of you! For safe travels, steady surgeon hands and a quick recovery.

  3. Angie D. says:

    ‘Praying for:
    safe travels
    for God to guide the surgeon’s hands
    and for a peace that transcends understanding.

  4. Sweet little boy, cute blue shirt! Praying all goes as planned for Jude on this final visit. It must be hard to figure out who goes, and who stays behind. It’s nice you get to spend time with your older two and that they can help with the drive.

  5. Praying for all of you and your medical team!

  6. I know how terrible a cast is and I know how terrible double leg all the way up to your waist casts are. Lots of prayers for patience and speedy recovery time.

  7. Praying for Jude and peace for Momma as she is away from the other kiddos!!

  8. will pray!!!

  9. Praying for your little guy…and your sweet ones who will be waiting at home.

  10. Many prayers coming your way. :)

  11. Will be praying!

  12. Just prayed. Will continue.

  13. Y’all remain in our thoughts and prayers for safe travels and successful surgery!

  14. If your travels take you thru Cincy you have an offer for a home cooked meal, place for the kids to play, and even a room for the night if you so desire!!

    Prayers for nothing but a sucessful outcome –

    hugs – aus and co.

  15. Thoughts and prayers with you on your travels. Take care :)

  16. You are in our prayers….never a dull moment ’round those parts! Well, at least SOMEONE will get to put his feet up for the rest of the summer….though, I’m sure that wasn’t exactly what he had in mind. He’s such a little love! I just know its all going to be the very best it can be…enjoy the journey, my friend!


  17. so glad you are almost home.

    how is sweet Jude doing?

    prayers for you all.the.time my friend.


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