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Thank You, Josh & Lacie, for sharing your weekend with us all. Brody is the SWEETEST, little boy, He crack’s me up, he’s so smart! We were fortunate to spend a little time with him, watching “Uncle Josh play hockey!! I like how you worded we “got” to watch him!
“Lacie, you look Fantastic”!!! With Lot’s of Love, Mom & Dad!
The girl’s and the chick’s, are so cute! Josh, good luck hunting,and be careful. I realy miss living out there. I miss being in the wood’s, with Roxy.If you need any hunting tip’s give me a call lol. I love and miss you so very much be good!!!!!
Hey Mom, I miss you too. Hope you’re doing well down in Hawaii.
Yes indeed, it just does not get nay better than that!! Looks like you found one of the greatest hikes in the NW. I too love that area more than any place I have ever been, it’s just simply sweet. Glad you all our enjoying Gods country to the fullest. 🙂
It looks like you had a wonderful time in a fantastic place, for your second anniversary and your birthdays. Savor every single wonderful moment of your happy times together. Each and every day, you are creating memories. Memories that you will look back at and cherish. Make them wonderfully happy memories!
Thank you Steve. We did have a wonderful time there! We’ll do out best to savor every moment. Live moves fast but I’m trying to enjoy the present moment more and more these days.
WHAT A PROFESSIONAL JOB SOMEONE DID ON THE CHICKEN COOP ! I NEVER IN MY LIFE SAW A BETTER ONE !!!
LOOKS LIKE YOU LIVE IN THE COUNTRY….. I LOVE COUNTRY LIVING. I GREW UP ON A FARM AND HAVE ALWAYS MISSED IT… WISH MY KIDS COULD HAVE GROWN UP ON A FARM OR AT LEAST IN THE COUNTRY . LOVE TO ALL. GRANDMA BAAA
Hey Grandma, glad to see you found our blog! Yeah, I wish I could take credit for building that chicken coop but it wasn’t me. We ordered it from a business in Oregon who makes them. We started with 15 chickens and now we’re down to 12 (stupid coyotes and dogs!). Country living is fun! We enjoy it very much.
WOW !!! I JUST GET SCARRED LOOKING AT YOU GUYS CLIMBING SOOOOOOOO HIGH ! I JUST TONIGHT RAN ACROSS THIS BLOG. I WAS JUST STARTING TO CLEAR SOME ICONS FROM MY MONITOR AND CLICKED ON THIS AND WHAT A TREAT !!!!! JOSH, YOU ARE A HANDSOME GUY AND LACIE IS AN ABSOLUTE BEAUTY
WHAT A PAIR YOU TWO MAKE ….. YOUTH IS FLEETING –MAKE THE MOST OF EVERY DAY AND HOLD YOUR FAMILY CLOSE ! ALWAYS THANK GOD FOR LETTING YOU FIND ONE-ANOTHER !!!
LOVE, GRANDMA BAA
Hey Grandma, I’m so glad you found our blog. I haven’t posted much lately but my goal is to update it at least once a month. You’re right, Lacie Joy is an absolute beauty and I do thank God for bringing us together! Hey me and Lacie would like to come visit you sometime soon. When would be a good time?
I love her! I hope to meet her soon! I love you and your beautiful family cousin! We need to keep in touch more than we have. Enjoy every minute with that precious little angel.
Emma is beautiful, Josh. What a nice keepsake this blog will be for her someday! Many happy times ahead fot
r all of yoy.
Love the story and photos of precious Emma Grace! <3
Thanks for sharing! 🙂
It is such a pleasure, Josh and Lacie, to observe from afar your falling in love with your little girl. She will make you laugh, make you proud, make you cry, and make you pray. And she will teach you more than you ever imagined about the Father-heart of God.
Great blog! LOVE your pictures as well!!
It looks like such a great time…..wish we were camping near you! (Maybe some day, huh?) 😀
Wish you guys were here too!! Looking forward to visiting you in Michigan sometime this next year!
That looks awesome… got me thinking I might need one too…
You’d probably love it Kalon! And since you can work remotely too it’d be a great thing to try out.
How fun! Looks like it was a blast!! *Wish I was there 😉
Thanks for sharing!
So happy for you! When we “purged”, it was in preparation for moving overseas. It really, really did feel good, and it leaves me wondering: if it feels so good to get rid of things, why in the world do we accumulate in the first place?
We will be watching for your updates” we hope you fully enjoy yourselves.
Thank you Christi!
That’s a great question: why do we feel we need more stuff if it feels so good to get rid of it? I’m so happy we downsized. It’s got me thinking how we can make this more of a long-term lifestyle even after we move back into a house. I would much rather spend money on experiences and travel then more stuff.
Thanks for keeping in touch!
I’m so excited for you guys!! Can’t wait to read about all your adventures and to see your pictures!
Have a blast and be safe! Much love to you all!!
Thanks Connie! Hopefully at some point we can make our way out to Ironwood and see you and Bruce! We’ll keep you posted. We haven’t made it far yet (still in Yacolt!).
Aww, poor Lily Joy!! :'( I hope her foot is all healed up by now!!
Thanks Connie. It’s doing much better now. She still can’t walk on it 100% but it’s healing good.
Beautiful Garden,, So Organized honey GREAT JOB ? LOOKS LIKE FUN. LOVE YOU GUYS NANA. Papa will be Proud of you .
Thanks Nana! I need Papa to show me how to grow some awesome flowers like he does.
I Love your Blog,, haaa. Josh you must take after Me on certain things I don’t like dirty dishes left in sink, every time some one puts something in there I put in dish washer. Last thing I do before I go to bed is clean. sink , don’t like getting up to dirty dishes,, Your Great Grand. Mother.
Omalee. taught me that .haaa. God Bless you all. Love Nana
Thanks Nana! Now that I’m not on Facebook anymore I’ll try to post family photos on here more often. It was good to talk to you today! We love and miss you!
agreeing with you in prayer!! We love you Charlie and are cheering you on!
Thank you Heidi!
Thank you so much for sharing. Sending our love to Charlie and you guys and will be praying for sure!
Thank you Harmony!
Praying for baby charlie. We declare full healing over this chin and that he will take his feeding.
Thank you Jessika!
I was praying for him and God gave me a picture of a lion and a lamb in Charlie. And I’m calling out to him and saying “it’s time for the lion now baby Charlie. There will be a time for the lamb, but now is the time for the lion.”
Auntie Redda loves you so much baby boy❤️
We are definitely praying for our precious Charlie boy!! God’s Hand is upon him w/healing & all will be well!! We are in agreement w/ God’s will in Heaven for life, health, breath, strength, all things aligned & in order for He is Mighty to save (sozo) & does all things well!!! His Hand is not short that He cannot do, but is fully extended to do all that is His good pleasure & we rejoice that He delights in showering us w/His Goodness!! Always His goodness!! So we know we have what we ask for!!! We are in total agreement w/you, Joshua!!!
Baby Charlie we love you very much. And we are praying for your complete healing, and wisdom for all the doctors whom God has put in your pathway.
….All things happen for the good for those who love Christ and are called according to His will….
Thank you Lord for little baby Charlie.
Praying for complete healing in Jesus name!
Thank you Stacy!
We love you baby Charlie and we are praying for a quick and complete healing. We are also praying for Gods wisdom for all the medical staff that the Lord has put in your path. Your such a blessing and we thank the Lord for your arrival.
Agreeing with you in prayer! Praying for little Charlie. What a sweet little angel.
Thank you Audrey!
We love you guys are are praying for baby Charlie and his parents!!
Thank you David!
Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.
Thank you Great Ginny! You’ve been such a wonderful source of support and encouragement during this. Lacie and I agree, that every time we talk with you we walk away with so much more peace. You’re awesome! Keep praying!
Oh my goodness!! I just now heard baby Charlie was born! He’s adorable!!
So sorry to hear he’s been struggling. We’ll sure be in a spirit of prayer over him…for totally healing for his jaw, and that he can start sucking and eating! In Jesus’ Name!!
Wish I was there. Love you all so much!
Auntie Connie & Uncle Bruce
Thank you Lord for answering prayers, we are so excited about baby Charlie’s progress. We we pray right now “Lord, we ask in the name of Jesus Christ that your Angles keep charge over Charlie Jhon Michael Monen and that you touch him with the Holy Sprit and we claim complete healing right now, and we all belive togeather that Charlie’s sucking will be strong and that his jaw be restored, thank you Lord for your devine healing. In Jesus name we pray.
Praying for Charlie?? Hes so cute and alert!
Lord please heal him!
In Jesus name, amen.
Thank you Mindy!
I love the video of baby Charlie!! He is precious!! xoxo
Continuing to pray for more progress and total healing…in Jesus’ Name!
Praying also for you, Josh and Lacie! So thankful you’ve been able to get rest, and that you have an awesome support team there.
Thanks for the updates and for sharing this journey.
We rejoice w/you at the progress! We continue to call Charlie’s chin & jaw line to come forward! We pray his lungs be fully functioning on both sides & that God’s strength & healing be fully manifested in Charlie’s body!! Healing is the “children’s bread” according to the Word, & it is our inheritance, so we thank Father, Son & Holy Spirit for this promise/provision & lay hold of it rejoicing!!!
Thank you for keeping us all updated on Charlie’s progress. We will continue to pray for Charlie’s Jaw, and Sucking. We are also praying for the Holy Spirit to give you both peace during this trial.
Thank you both for your prayers! Good to know Grandma and Grandpa Monen are standing with us in prayer! Keep praying!
We agree! We agree! We agree! Thank You Father for YOUR pathway to Charlie’s healing!!!
Thank you for the update!! been praying a bunch for sweet Charlie!!
Thank you Heidi!
Bless Charlie John Michael Monen, with a complete healing. in the name of JESUS!!!!
We ask you have favor with our sweet Charlie ?Amen? Sending our love and prayers for you and lacie? p.s. Gods got this, keep your faith up?
Continued prayers for Charlie! So happy you found a Ronald McDonald House; they’re a blessing!
Thank you Connie for your prayers! Can’t wait for you and Bruce to meet little Charlie. 🙂
Aww…We can’t wait to meet Charlie!! Love him so much already! I love seeing all the progress he’s making…The Lord is GOOD! We keep praying. Love & miss you all! <3
God is continuing to show Himself Faithful & sooo very Good in all He does & in all His ways!!! We continue to pray & thank Him for His Hand at work on Charlie’s behalf!! We call those bones to grow out! to come forward! to match God’s design!! His Life & Breath to flow freely to Charlie & from Charlie!!!
Holy Spirit, Breath of God, come we pray & breathe over Charlie! Cause his perfect chin & jaw to be manifest here on earth as it is the Father’s will in Heaven!!! Thank You, Thank You our Lord & God!!!!
Amen! Thank you for agreeing with us in prayer for Charlie’s healing. I’m so happy Charlie has Nana and Papa V praying for him. And thank you so much for taking the time to visit and pray with us this weekend!
Such beautiful faith and fathers love in your writing Josh. I know God is so very proud of you. He definitely feels the same for Charlie. I pray in agreement and just lift up you and Lacie, and your whole family before our heavenly Papa. I pray that the Holy Spirit inhabits the room, the , floor and the whole hospital. That your presence there will touch the lives of every nurse doctor and employee. Jesus be lifted up. Let the miracles overwhelm the whole place. I have been there and there are not words to describe the moments that turn to days. Every thought and emotion until your just there. I pray you just rest in Gods arms and receive His love. Those times past are some of the most precious of my life and the hardest. Praying with you and all those above. ??
Jeff, thank you so much for your thoughtful comment and prayers. I didn’t know you had a little one in the hospital before. I love prayers like yours that come from a place of experience, strength and hope. Thank you for your prayer support.
This verse came to my mind the other night while me and lacie talked, worshipped, and prayed together for Charlie.
“Taste and see that the Lord is good;” Pslams 34:8
Charlie will taste and see just how good, how faithful, how loving, how kind, how amazing God is and so will all of us ❤️
Amen! Thank you Loretta. I love this. You’re such a strong prayer warrior and I know you love little Charlie, so I get so happy when I think about you praying for him. Keep it up! It helps so much!
Hello dear Josh & Lacy, and Welcome to our Sweet little Great Grandson Charlie. I haven’t Ignored you,
We’ve been Praying for you ever sence day one,and put you on every Prayer chain we know,all the way to Seattle.want to bring to your remembrance the first Scripture’s. The Lodr gave me the night I gave my Heart to him, I dident believe he was there until after I had prayed, he took me to. Mark 11:22 -25,
And Jesus ansewering, Saith Have Faith in God, for verily I say unto you that who so ever shall say unto this Mountain be thou removed and be thou removed and be thou cast into the sea : and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things shall come to pass : he shall have what so ever he Saith. therefore I say unto you what things so ever ye desire when he pray Believe that ye receive them. And when you stand praying Forgive if he have ought against any, That your Father also which is in Heaven may forgive you your ttrespasses ,but if you don’t Forgive neither will your Father which is in Heaven forgive your trespasses,,,that’s how I knew there was a God, because that night I thought I e’s just talking to the ceiling, I came out with those words I forgive John of every thing, I wasent thinking of those words they just came out, cause I dident know how to repent, when I finished I grabbed a bible and opened to Mark 11: God’s useing. You for what’s happening, for the one’s around you, He’s Our Healer and he’s going to Heal Little Charlie I believe that in my Heart, Its in his Timeing, keep the Faith, I know he’s given Dr’s Wisdom. To. do what they have to do, it’s Our God. who Does Miracles and Heals, after you’ve done all STAND!!!❤❤
LOVE YOU GOD B)ESS NANA & PAPA
Thank you for your prayers and for those scriptures Nana!
Oh, i just wanted to say i am praying for your sweet boy, the doctors, specialists, mama and daddy, and the entire family!
Almost all of my children have been delivered at home by mary and pita! They are angels as far as i am concerned! Lol.
My little Abigail was born with hypertonic tmj and myofacial abnormalities.it looked somewhat like what your charlie has been going through. She was born, unable to open her mouth, or smile, or cry. She had no rooting reflex, no swallow.
We were so scared! But Yahweh is so good! It took three hands to get hef mouth open a tiny bit, but just enough i could slide the tiny french five tube youre using down her throat to push breastmilk into. I would massage her little neck downwaed to stimulate her swallow. Over time, that worked! She also had a severe posterior tongue tie, that we couldnt see very well at all for the first few weeks.she didnt get enough of a suck for a special bottle for months, but everyday was improvement! I pumped every two hours for 13 months to be sure she got my milk! Iwas so very tired, but she was so precious.
Instead of her jaw being to short, it was the top portion of the mouth, so mNy teeth she doesnt have room for and her palette will one day have to be stretched. Her jaw is very tight in the back still, but the last year, shes been able to open her mouth fully! She got a bottel at 8 or 9 months and still destoryed the nipple on ot because of biting down, but was able to drink while i rubbed her throat. By thirteen months she was swallowing and graduated to soft or ground up foods. Most things she could swallow and as she grew, that improved greatly! Shes 7almost 8 years old now. She has a lot of work to do on her teeh, but she smiles, laughs, plays. Is so very happy and such a blessing to everyone she meets! I am praying and beleiving you will be met with the same successes in Jesus’name!
Lorinda, thank you for sharing your story with us about Abigail. I love hearing positive stories like this. It encourages us! Thank you.
Josh and family! I just saw this on FB this morning and read through all you’ve been through the past week or so. My heart aches for you all! I will join you all in prayer and ask the God gives wisdom to the doctors and gives you energy, peace, rest and powerful prayer. God will see you through this whatever the future holds He never leaves us nor forsakes us, praise be to God!
Thank you Melissa!
Thank you Josh for the up dates,praise God for the progress,He’s not finished. ❤
Math 18:19-20 Again I say unto you that if 2 of you. Shall agree on Earth as touching any thing that they shall ask it shall be done for them of my. father which is in Heaven,
For where 2 or 3 are gathered. together in my. name there am I. In the midst of them,
There’s so many Prayer’s going up for. little Charlie and you & Lacy and all involved, We’ll give all the Glory to God.
If we have the Faith as a. grain. Of Mustard seed we can ask any thing. and it shall be done.
The Mustard seed is the Smallest of every seed!
Love you guy’s and Praying for Charlie’s. Total Healing, hope to see Him soon, and the whole Family . Love. Nana & Papa ❤??
Nana, thank you for your prayers! It’s great Charlie has a faith-filled great grandma like you praying for him.
Joshua & Family, I was reading your post yesterday Josshua and it gave me reason to pause and really think more deeply about your mention of atonement concerning sin and sickness. And for me and my understanding of what the Word tells us, is that sickness came to us all in the beginning with sin at garden of Eden. And if that is so, then I believe it is very clear that the two go hand in hand. And therefore, with the Atonment that Lord Jesus provided for us all on the Cross was for both eternal salvation and healing of every kind. So today have still have His promise that if we belive in our hearts that He died for our sins and rose again on the third day we will have enternal life and all that goes with believing in faith including healing. For He is the same yesterday and forever. Yes, I very much with all my soul belive Jesus heals and miracles are witnessed every day. I’m praying for baby Charlie and for healing tonight. Thank you Lord for every thing. Amen.
Amen. Thank you for sharing that Dad. Those are great biblical examples that support the truth that God still heals today! Thank you for your prayers!
So thankful for a successful surgery. Emma’s class was praying for all of you today! Praise God for doctors who had the skills necessary to help Charlie and the grace of God for a successful procedure. We will continue to lift you up before our Heavenly Father. Mrs. Walker
Thank you Mrs. Walker! I was so happy when I heard that you and Emma’s class was praying for us. You’re such a blessing. And thank you so much for buying cupcakes for Emma’s birthday party. That was so kind!
Josh these verses helped me tonight while I was praying. Psalms 27.13-14. I would have lost heart, unless I believed I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living . Wait on the lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, wait I say on the Lord!
That was totally God! During surgery, when I was up in Charlie’s room waiting by myself, I opened up Psalms and was drawn to Psalm 27. I was literally reading and meditating on that Psalm while he was in surgery. I love how God works! He’s so good.
I have been following Charlie’s progress and updates. I am praying for you and your family. May God hop baby Charlie in His hands.
Loving the progress!! before you know it you will be settled back home with your precious boy! Thank you Lord for good reports, we ask for more!
wanted to come this weekend while my boys were at my parents but i caught a cold! sending my love!
Sending my prayers and love for Charlie and the whole family. We all know that the Lord is in charge and that the Angles are keeping charge over Charlie, however I also know how difficult it can be to go through a trial like this. So I’m putting in some extra prayers for you all to have peace and financial blessing as well. Just remember that the Lords said “…all things happen for the good for them that love the Lord and are called according to his Will…” we may not understand it why now, but someday it will be revealed. I love you all. And thank the Lord for providing such an amazingly great team of doctors for Charlie.
Thank you Dad!
awesome news about his breathing! rejoicing with you!!!!
So happy to hear good news about Charlie’s breathing, and the fact that you get to hear him cry ,I love to hear the sound of a newborn cry, well honey your so very smart, about swallowing with your mouth open I tryed it. I couldn’t haaa . Love you all
, Praying still ???? Nana & Papa
I know, it’s weird that it’s so refreshing to hear a baby cry. Thank you for praying!
Amen!! Praying for little Charlie to clamp that jaw down! ??
So thankful to see such amazing progress happening with Charlie! Praise God! xoxo. Continued thoughts and prayers with you all the way! Much love…Auntie Connie & Uncle Bruce
Thanks Auntie Connie and Uncle Bruce!! Miss you guys.
Praying for Charlie to “Flip the switch”…and start swallowing!! Thank you Josh for the update, and awesome explanation as to what’s happening! You’re all in our thoughts and prayers. We love you! Auntie Connie & Uncle Bruce xoxo
Thank you guys so much for thinking of us and for your all your prayers!!
Good to hear that Charlie is progressing just as planned. The Lord says to be specific in your prayers, so we are praying that Charlie begins to start swallowing just as he should so that he can eat and come home to his family. We pray also that Jesus gives you all the strength, rest and peace in a very practical and spiritual way meeting all your needs. We love you all.
Thank you Dad! Appreciate all the prayers!
So happy to see Charlie’s progress and will continue to pray for him and his upcoming surgery. ?
Thank you for your prayers Melissa!
We are praying for you Charlie. We finally made it home. We will be thinking of you all as Charlie has his surgery.
Thank you Joanna and Family! Glad you made it home. Thank you for your prayers!
Praying for baby Charlie. God bless him. Hope you guys are back to home soon.
Thank you Suresh!
So glad your little Family is home , praise God , He’ll take care of you, he’s so good to us, Just keep Trusting him and keep the Faith. If we can do any thing let us know Love you all, God’s Blessing’s. Love Nana & PAPA ??❤??❤?
I hope Charlie and the whole family are doing well! ♡
Thank you for thinking of us Carrie! We are doing well. I was just telling Lacie I need to post an update on Charlie for everyone… just been busy working! Hope all is well with you. 🙂
Uncle Bruce and Auntie Connie are praying continually for sweet baby Charlie! We love him so much, and have seen Charlie make much progress in the 2 weeks we’ve been here. He hasn’t smiled at me yet…but I’m hoping to see it before we leave! He’s not shy of me any more and let’s me hold him, so of that I am truly thankful! xoxo. *I also have to add that I’ve never seen a baby so LOVED as Charlie is loved! His brother and sisters (and Mom & Dad) constantly love on him with pats on the head and snuggles. So sweet!
Thank you Auntie Connie! It’s been such a blessing to have you and Uncle Bruce stay with us again this summer. The kids adore you guys and we’re so thankful for all your love and prayers for Charlie. I’m happy you’ve been here to celebrate with us these past few weeks as we’ve all watched Charlie’s healing unfold right before our eyes! He’s doing so good. And yes, he gets heavy doses of love poured on him daily!! Love always wins!
I am sending my prayers to your family, especially for Charlie. I hope he’ll recover soon. God will heal this sweet little child.
Wow what a trip, sounds like a great time traveling with the family. I so happy for you all that it went so well. And the kids seemed,to enjoy every bit of it. They well remember your road trips for ever, because you and Laci made it fun. Great job Mom and Dad.
Hey Dad – Thanks. Yeah it was a blast! A lot of good memories were formed. Now we’ll be making that drive again not too long from now. Counting down the days ’til we become Texans!
First day down! Glad you guys made it to your first stop safely! ❤️
Yep, one down, three to go! See you in Texas soon sis!
Loooooove this update!! Cheers to more adventures and another great day tomorrow!
Thanks Chloe! We’re stopping in Sacramento right now to change out our snow tires. I’ll post another update tonight!
Oh so glad to hear your travels are going great and I really appreciate the photos ☺️
I agree Grants Pass is a unique town lol.
Praying for your continued safe travels!
Thanks JoJo! We’re having a good time. I’ll post more photos over the next couple days.
You’re almost here and the boys are excited. Drive safe.
Thanks Kevin. Looking forward to getting together soon!
That was so much fun. You should post more soon. Love you so much daddy.
That was so fun! So happy you found out how to comment on here. I will post more, maybe you can post the next one. 🙂