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A glimpse into the life of Daniel and Jaynee Lockwood and their 12 precious blessings. Thank you for visiting; we pray that what we share here may always bring glory to our wonderful God and Saviour. May you praise the Lord with us for the great things He has done and continues to do as we serve Him sharing the gospel here in the little town of Cuidad Insurgentes, BCS Mexico. He alone is good and faithful!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Posting in May :-)

Half the month has gone by already! We are still here, alive and well. I love to write especially about how good the Lord is, the events of each day He gives, and how He works in my heart and in the ministry here.
But this month I have been taking inventory. :-) My mom knows I have taken inventory since I was little. I would go into my room and tear the place apart and tell everyone I was "taking inventory". That basically meant I was going through every little nook and cranny, seeing what I needed, what I didn't, organizing, cleaning, planning etc...
Now while my house could definitely use a good "inventory" taking (summer schedule's are wonderful for that!), the past couple weeks I have been taking inventory of something else. I've been spending time thinking, praying, seeking the Lord and asking Him for wisdom in many areas of our lives...my life and the lives of my children.
And it has been so good! A bit painful...sometimes very painful...but the healing balm of the Saviour soothes and makes even the most deep sore whole. I've been listening more. I always thought I was a listener, but I realized that often I've only heard what I want to hear. Listening to the Lord's still small voice, learning to trust and wait on Him...patiently. Definitely not by favorite thing to do, but more and more, I am learing how good it is. And listening to my husband.
How often do our husband's say something that we don't like to hear. "That could not possibly be so! I'm not like that! I don't think that way!" How proud and stubborn I am sometimes. When I yield my heart to the Spirit's call and humble myself, the tears flow so freely and then the grace...the amazing, undeserved, wonderful grace...fills my heart and the joy that follows makes me feel so free!
Psalms 73:28 "But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord God, that I may declare all thy works."
I just thought I'd share some pictures I took over the past couple weeks. Some dear friends of ours gave us a new camera and I've been having so much fun taking pictures. Also, truth be told, we got a new phone plan that the phone company just began offering...it has unlimited calls to the USA as well as a much higher internet connection speed! And it will cost us far less than what we were having to pay. So I was super excited to try it out and my pics uploaded in a jiffy!
Well, they might not be that thrilling; we really have done not much short of study, study, study the past 2 weeks as we are bound and determined to hit our goal of finishing the school year by the end of this month. We have something really exciting to look forward to the beginning of June, but more on that later (and no, it's not a new baby :-) ).
Apart from studying and our normal daily routines, I've had so much fun planning our summer schedule which I'll gladly share when it's completed (if anyone is interested).
Oh, and before I forget, we took Samuel back to the doctor yesterday. Another x-ray showed a lot of new bone growing over the broken part...like a big weld :-) The doctor was very pleased and we have a "good bye stinky cast" date....May 29th!!!! That boy is going to get some serious cuddles and snuggles...and a serious bath! I can't wait!!! 15 more days! And to think how light he will feel after it's off. I've definitely strengthened my arms this past month!
I had the most wonderful Mother's Day last Sunday. This was the first year that my children really got into it! They have always made me cards and got me a little something. But this year, they were so very sweet. Cards, lots of extra chores done just to bless me, little gifts they saved up to buy, and my favorite...tons of hugs and kisses!

And while I know many men give their wives flowers, my man gave me something I have really, really wanted ever since Hurricane Jimena came through. A new clothes line!!!!!!

When we were up north last year, one of our supporting Pastor's sons gave Timothy this new toy. I had never heard of a "rip stick" before. It looked a bit like a skate board, but it was sure a lot harder to stand upon! Of course, in all fairness, my husband has forbidden me to set even one of my feet upon it. I have had 3 knee surgeries already; and I'm not getting any more coordinated...wise man he is! But our children all the way down to Josiah can ride it so fast! I love to watch them :-)

Neva and Hna. Meche came over 2 weeks ago just to help me. You see, our church celebrated it's 5 year anniversary. Brother Chava, a dear friend of ours and Pastor for about 30 years, drove almost 800 miles to be with us and our church here for this special day. After not having water the entire week before, my house needed a bit of scrubbing and they came simply to lighten my load. :)
These two I've been trying to keep by my side lately. With the mornings filled with me teaching the older ones and my arms often holding Samuel while I do, these two have been getting into trouble lately! So I just keep them by my side and put them to work...We had 26 people to prepare supper for!

Lots of good food, wonderful fellowship, laughter, and fun!

The other day, Daniel took the oldest 9 with him to town and I so enjoyed playing with Eliseo and Nehemiah (Samuel was asleep for most of it).
Big, Blue, Straight Eyes :-)
I pull out the camera, and this is what Nehemiah does....

I just love them all...

Boys at church and boys at home....

And sweet girls too....

Working together as a family here in Mexico. Just where we belong. :-)


  1. So nice to "hear" from you again, Jaynee! Glad you and your family are doing well, and wonderful that Samuel's cast will be off soon! Your posts often correspond with how the Lord is working on my heart, and I am thankful He continues to work on me too - however painful! I just wish I learned more quickly!! May the Lord continue to bless each of you!
    Love in Him,

  2. Loved all the pictures, Jaynee! Miss you all and glad to hear your friends that came down were such a blessing to you :D Say hi to everyone down there for me!!

    ~ Ashley (from Ustick Baptist)

  3. Hi Jaynee,
    We continue to pray for Hna Meche and Neva each day, so it is nice to hear how they are going. What a blessing they are to you. :)

    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Love and blessings, Jillian ♥

  4. Your family is just beautiful, I love reading your new writings. You are so blessed, and I feel blessed to "know" you.
    May you have a wonderful weekend.

  5. Lovely pictures, Jaynee. I love the ones where the boys are clowning at the camera - what winning smiles!
    How are you feeling? I hope you have regained strength and been able to rest. I smiled at your discription of your "inventory" taking as a child. Isn't it interesting to look back and see how the Lord prepared you for your life with your childhood desires, talents and personality?
    We are trying to finish up our school by the end of May as well - I am looking forward to having more time to do "inventory" :-) and other much neglected tasks!

  6. You are blessed. Great photos. I love the clothes line. I need to get a new one up too.

    Have a lovely weekend,

  7. Love all the photos and I'm so glad you have a faster "connection"!

    How fun to take inventory and share a bit of your little girl years doing the same thing :-)

    Praise the Lord for Samuel's healing. I remember seeing the xray of Gavin's bone growing, like a bump, over his broken parts.

    Straight eyes!! yeah!!

    Yes of course I'd love to see your schedule. It's always fun to see what you're doing, seeing how you organize everyone. It's also a great motivator for me :-)

    Praying the Lord encouages each of you and gives you the strength to do all He sets in front of you~

    p.s. great pictures of you too :-)

  8. I would love to read about your summer schedule! I am fascinated by your life and need all the help I can get with my 5! :) Eliseo has such beautiful big blue eyes! What cuties you have :)

  9. So nice to get an update from you. Great pictures. I love them. How nice to be getting so much accomplished. I would love to hear your summer schedule one of these times too!!! Take care and may the Lord bless you all.


  10. Great update! Thanks also for your prayer and encouragement via email for our ministry - we appreciate it. May the Lord continue to bless you!g

  11. Congratulations on the 5 year anniversary of your church!

    Many parts of your life right now sound so similar to my own, and it brings me a smile. We too, are working hard to finish the main school year, a couple weeks after you. It is also time to pray for and begin activity sheets for the making of our summer schedule. I look forward to that, as well as some summer chore training, as we are in a new house.
    I love to hear accounts of and see pictures of your family life. Have a nice day!


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