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Thursday, July 27, 2006


I know posts as of late have been sporadic to say the least, but life is in full gear here as we prepare to move. Saturday is our D-Day.

Mom and I have already moved over seemingly countless mini-van loads of boxes and smaller pieces of furniture, and more await for our dear friends who come Saturday to help with the major grunt work. I can’t imagine moving without friends. It would make a daunting task seem impossible.

Laundry is beckoning me and boxes are screaming to be filled, so I must close now and ask for your prayers that God would continue to give us strength as we complete our packing and move to our own home.


Tuesday, July 11, 2006


Little did I know, when you were named Cara, that the meaning of the name was "friend." Your love is unconditional and your support to Dad and me is such a blessing! To have my daughter also be my friend, is such a delight. Spending time with you is one of my favorite things to do.
Your encouragement to me has been such a source of strength this past year. Your love for the Lord and your desire to bring glory to His Name bears much fruit in your family. These past 19 years as your mom have been a true gift from the Lord. May God grant us many more.


Go here to read a little poem written by John for Mom on the occasion of her birthday.

Monday, July 10, 2006


On the 10th day of the 7th month of each year, the Horn family joins together in happy celebration of our dear mother’s birthday. Each year I am impressed all the more deeply as I understand in a fuller sense the binding influence Mom has in our family. Mom’s devoted love is like glue; always helping us stick together in hard times. She is, as every mother should be, the heartbeat of our family.

Her unwavering love and devotion as a wife is worthy of much praise. Dad’s ever present helpmeet, she seeks to assist him wherever needed. From one time billing clerk to caregiver for our grandfather, Mom has been a living testimony of a wife furthering her husband’s vision.

Mothering her children is a clear delight of her soul. Mom has always sought to make each of her children feel well loved and special as an individual. Lunch dates, coffee breaks, playing games and simple heart-to-heart talks are just a few of the ways Mom demonstrates her love. Mom shows us by both her words and actions how very much we are loved - even if we’re not acting lovable that day.

Many women strive to be a woman in the mold of Proverbs 31. My mom already is one. She rises early and prepares lunches for her working men each day, even if sleep deprived from nights up with my grandfather. She is an incredible bargain hunter, clothing her family quite inexpensively. After a successful shopping trip, her delight is to "show-and-tell" all her finds with us - just don’t under guess when questioned about the outfit’s cost. :)

Her husband’s heart safely and securely trusts in her knowing that she seeks to do him good in every way. And, most importantly of all, she is a woman who passionately loves and fears her Lord. Dad, you were right, you certainly picked a jewel.

Happy Birthday, Mom!


Sunday, July 09, 2006

Bare Walls

Once again our walls are bare. Pictures, prints, framed handwork and wall hangings now lay neatly stacked in piles or boxes ready for transport to our new house. Sometimes it seems as if we just did this, but other days it feels like a lifetime ago.

Much is still to be done in preparation for our move, but we all look forward to being settled at last in our own home. Being settled is something for years I took for granted, living from toddlerhood to legal adulthood in one house. Moving was not in my practical vocabulary. Now, in the midst of our second move in 10 months, it seems almost normal.

No one in our family can hold a candle to Mom’s moving record; this will be her 21st move, with 16 years spent in one house. Needless to say, Mom is quite the moving pro. I still am amazed thinking back to our move from New Jersey, and how one could look at our home not and not know that we were moving less than two weeks before our departure date. Thankfully we are taking it a bit easier this time around.

After July 29th, the move date, we all hope it will be a long, long time before our walls are bare again.


Sunday, July 02, 2006


The following are an assortment of pictures taken in the past month. Enjoy!

Mark & Amy's Wedding

Working On Our New House

Making Some Dear Friends

Angi & Steven's Wedding -
Sorry, I don't have any pictures of the Bride and Groom

And that, dear friends, is a little slice of our last 30+ days.