Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Girls :)

Update --December 2012

Wow, I did not realize I have not posted in a long time!  Soooo much has happened since I last posted.  The waterproofing is finished and the basement is a construction zone mess from the waterproofing.  Eventually (Lord's timing), we will clear up the mess and start construction to finish the basement living quarters.  This requires clean up and then repairing the damaged walls and floor from the flood.  We have new flooring and baseboards; we just have to fix the walls first (drywall repair and finishing) and then install the new flooring.

Meanwhile, we keep busy with our five girls and their various needs; ages 12, 16, 17, 18 and 19. The two oldest are in college and the 17 year old, Kelly, graduates this year.  We are praying our next child is closer to Faith's age for a change.  Faith is the 12 year old.  I finished my M.S., Psychology degree and am praying for God's direction for future steps. Meanwhile, we are in prayer for God's perfect timing to finish the basement.  For now, we are spending our time with the girls and saving up for a big two week trip to Yellowstone National Park this summer.  Until then, that is our focus. We continue to be so blessed by others supporting our ministry and the Lord honors our prayers and keeps moving in mighty ways.  It is very exciting to see the girl's grow, and how happy they are.  We just love our girls!!  Thank you everyone for your love and support!

His Will, His Way, His Timing, For His Purposes,

The Shive Family : )
 David, Cheryl, Faith, Kelly, Rachel, Carisse and Amanda