Welcome! Nuestra Casa Es Su Casa ...Our house is your house

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!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Hello :)

Hi! :)  Not knowing where to start or what to write has kept these pages blank.  Last year, on my 42nd birthday, Timothy bought me camera.  He (and a few other siblings) mentioned how much they miss seeing pictures and "reading about our family".  That was almost a year ago.  This week was my 42 11/12 birthday...in Jaynee language, that means I am 42 and 11 months old now (why do we stop celebrating monthly birthdays after our first year of life????).  

So where to start?  So much has happened in the past couple of years!  So much has happened in just the past couple days!!  Sharing what the Lord has taught me/is teaching me inspires me to write.  Pictures of growing children, a look into family life, recording memories, sharing joys and struggles...the time taken to write those entries yields priceless treasure years later when on a rainy day, children sit gathered around the computer in the living room reading and viewing joys and  memories of days past..

I considered continuing to write for just our family...a personal journal of sorts just for us...one we could print up, bind into a book and pass on to our children someday.
I thought about making the blog "private" inviting just some close family/friends into this little place where we share part of our lives.
And so I prayed and talked to Daniel and really pondered whether to keep writing an "open" blog that anyone could see.  It's not so much about what I want to do or don't want to do.  It isn't about what others want or don't want.  And it isn't even about whether or not writing can help or bless or encourage someone.  What does the Lord want and what would bring glory to Him?

Whether ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.  I Corinthians 10:31

Our God is so faithful and so good!  And amidst all the hurts and heart ache and the unknown, there have been great joys, healing, growth, and ultimately a deeper more intimate relationship with our holy, righteous, loving God!

Some things the Lord has laid on my heart to share in the days ahead....
*Update on the children....They've grown soooooooooo much!
*Glimpses into daily life happenings
*How the Lord has worked in our lives
*Update on the church in Mexico
*Home schooling/Scheduling ideas that are working for us right now
*And wanting to know if any of you have any questions you'd like to ask.... I may or may not be able to answer, but I'm open to hearing what you would like to know. :)


So today, I don't have any pictures to share...just one of me I snapped with the laptop camera as I sit on the edge of my bed typing.  I know it's not the best shot (but it was the best one out of the three I took, if you want to know the truth ;) ).  Just wanted to say hello :) And all posts have to have a picture, of course, right?    I don't have time to write much more.  My man should be home from work soon, dinner is cooking on the stove, one of my college boys is serenading me on the piano, the other just got off work, half a dozen other kids are playing with their neighborhood friends, a couple others are still finishing schoolwork, and I'd better go check on everyone and get back to doing what I love best...caring for my family :).

love,
Jaynee

20 comments:

  1. Hello Jaynee!! It is so good to hear from you again!! I love that you are going to share what your family is up to - especially as they grow and start to leave.
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  2. Fun to "see" you! Blessings! Maureen

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  3. Oh Jaynee!!! Welcome back! I've missed you my friend! I can't wait to hear all your updates, scheduling ideas, and read from your heart. You are a blessing to me!!
    With Love,
    Kami

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  4. Yay!!! Glad that you updated. :) The time goes so fast and the little ones grow too fast. So much changes over time. Can't wait to hear what you all are up to.

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  5. I was so happy to see a post from you! I sure have missed them. I was always so blessed by your blog posts in the past and have prayed that you would start them up again.

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  6. So happy to see you again! Look for to updates from your family:)

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  7. I am so glad to hear from you Look forward to more updated on your family

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  8. SO happy to hear from you again, and I look forward to reading your blog once more :) It was a joy to have Timothy here for school this year, and I am looking forward to having him back in the fall! He has a servant's heart, a joyful attitude, and a love for God that is not often seen these days, and it was a blessing to have him around! Keep up the good work! God is rewarding you :) Many hugs!!!

    Love,
    Heather

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  9. Thank you for taking the time to heal with the Lord and the time needed to focus on your family...however I'm thankful to "see" you again and catch up with how things are going. May GOD continue working in and through you all. With love from NZ :) Your friend there

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  10. This is wonderful news! I'm really looking forward to updates of your family and to see how the Lord has been working in your lives. May He be glorified through this blog.
    Love,
    Valerie

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  11. Hi Jaynee! Lovely to be hearing from you again :)) xx

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  12. Welcome back Jaynee! I don't know if this is where to put the "questions we'd like to ask" part, but if you have any tips of organizing your home I would be forever grateful! We have lots of people and little space, and I struggle with it daily! Even if you aren't perfect, none of us are, I would appreciate any help or useful advice I can get!!!

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  13. Yay! Welcome back!!!
    :) Mary Beth

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  14. I used to keep up on your blog like 5 years ago. Out of the blue your family came to mind and I couldn't for the life of me remember your names. I went on a google search and there you are. So glad to see you all well! God Bless!

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  15. Hi Jaynee,
    I am a Hsing Mama in Alberta, Canada to 13 dear ones. I found your schedule so helpful in the past. I would love to see how you are working the days out now. What are your priorities in how you order your day? What is a favourite meal your kids enjoy preparing? :) :) :) We would also enjoy more pictures! The crafts and joy of the Lord in your home always blessed and encouraged us!

    May the Lord richly bless you!

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  16. You all came to my mind today. I'm glad I checked the blog to see this update. Please write again soon and I can't wait to see pictures of the children. Love seeing your picture....you are beautiful dear lady.
    Blessings,
    Cathy

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  17. Really look forward to seeing what the kids are doing

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  18. I love seeing you writing again...thank you. It is a blessing.

    Malissa (Oregon)

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  19. Jaynee! So good to see you back! Wonderful! O tho know you and wonder how you are all the time.

    Love,
    Jessica Argon

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  20. Just found your blog after googling 'large missionary families'. We are a young family living in Virginia, my husband is active duty Navy and stationed here till 2018. I've been so curious about whether a large family can do missionary work successfully or not. We are a young family seeking the LORD's will for our future. Expecting our 5th in March and my oldest turns 5 next month! :) your blog is so encouraging please keep updating it!!

    Meagan Johnson
    Lilac.alba@icloud.com

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