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Sunday, April 1, 2012's been a year.

I have so many thoughts that I could let out right now, but with my sleeping husband by my side; it’s all too tempting and inviting to join him. For now, I want to share through my tears of thankfulness of this special day. This time last year, we were getting off a plane and about to walk through the front doors to a home that didn’t exist for us just months prior.

We are extremely blessed and can’t say enough how thankful we are for all of you that have been praying us through our journey.

My mind has been turning all day and kind of weirded out by the thought of all that has taken place in the last year in this Darling home of ours. All the tears, laughter, storytelling, moments, praising, praying, eating (so much eating!), hugs and kisses, brokenness, and smiles…all so beautiful and has made this all so complete.

There was a day not too long ago, that “home” was supposed to be a nursing home. The word “home” was confusion in my heart and mind as I thought about what our life was looking like.

We have come so far…God has brought us so far.

And we are so very thankful.

Mama, my sister, and I all sat in the kitchen tonight talking about and sharing our memories of the first night the accident happened. Going back to those moments which feel like they were so long ago, stirs up an emotion that leaves me almost speechless.

We’re home. Home sweet home. It’s been a long full year in this house and now we’ve started the process for the building of a home that’s going to actually be our home…can you believe it? I can’t.

Here’s the video I made last year of our long journey home…

I had first thought about making a video with a song I heard today and use pictures from our time since being home, but like I said at the beginning of the post, Cale is looking pretty stink’ cozy! So, maybe a video with this song will come, but for now, I wanted to share it with you…

Please take the time to listen to the words. The song makes my heart dance…

Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." -Matthew 19:26


  1. I love you. I am so glad your own home will be up soon. Father has already seen it you know. He is above time. That is "WAY COOL". My you have a blessed sleep with a double portion of rest. Marion

  2. Beyond beautiful. Thank you guys for sharing yourselves with us. We can't wait to see what the future hold for all of us. Hope to see you you guys soon!!!
    Alexis and Jason Courneen

  3. The video is just beautiful. Thank you for sharing it.
    Stephanie Nally

  4. Thank you so much girl for continuously opening your lives to those around you so that we can see how God is moving in and through you and Cale.I love you so much and can't wait to see what God has in this next year of your life.Steven's "Long Way Home" has become my favorite song lately.They lyrics are more than adequte to describe what each of us goes through in life coming up on the unexpected.God will see us through to the end, we just have to "keep on we're gonna make it, it's just a long way home". =)


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