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Monday, April 28, 2008

pray with me...

Lord, here i am hurting for their family. my heart aches for the pain i know she feels and for the heavy weight of sadness that fills her. my prayer is that she will know You and You alone are all that can heal this brokenness and give comfort. i pray that she would know how much you love her and how much you love her baby girl. Lord, i pray she and her husband would draw near to You today and in the coming days.

friends, please pray for a family who have just learned that their precious baby girl has passed away inside the womb of her mother. this mommy will have to deliver her first child tonight knowing she will never hear her cry. this is a day she will never forget. be praying for them.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

saturday morning...

real quick i wanted to post about some memories ross and i were just sharing. during breakfast we were talking about things in our childhood that we hold as special memories- orange rolls from moeller''s bakery, crabbing in the bay, playing on the beach, etc.

after breakfast ross was sweetly washing the dishes and he asked if i remember our date nights during our first year of marriage. we would scrounge up our last couple of dollars and go buy a couple of egg rolls then walk the mall. another date was to scrounge up those dollars, take our coupon and go to TCBY. we would get the same thing every time- i got white chocolate mousse and he would get whatever sorbet was available- buy one get one free.

it can be so easy to forget what God has brought us from. He has been so gracious to us and to our marriage even when by any standards we were failing. He has redeemed us and our marriage- He is good.

Monday, April 7, 2008

my health and our friday night event...

the date on this is monday the 7th but it is actually friday the 11th now...i have been a little busy this week.

let me say that last week was yuck. i ended up going to the er on tuesday might have been wednesday morning. i could not catch my breath at all. i do not have pneumonia but did have bronchitis. they did a chest xray and gave me a breathing treatment and then sent me on my way with a prescription in hand. i also had no voice all week. this made it interesting because it isn't like i could just not talk to the kids. they still needed interaction and correction at times. thankfully i am feeling much better and i have been able to sleep the last three nights without waking up in major coughing fits.

on another note- tonight is friday and often times on friday evening we will take the kids out to eat. tonight we decided to go to chick-fil-a. it is nice, new and has an enclosed almost sound-proof play area. if you remember many posts back i told you about daph's throw-up issue at chili's. i learned my lesson that night...if she says she can't eat any more then DON'T make her. tonight she had her last nugget and said she couldn't chew it anymore. i immediately handed her the box and she spit out the nugget. all was well and she ran off to play.

three minutes later she had a look of terror on her face as she ran out of the play area and i grabbed a napkin in the nick of time. she started her friday night throw up. i said to ross, "grab one of those bags." he did, he opened it, and in went the rest. what a team we are, i tell you!!

everyone got cleaned up and the evening went on. what's up with the friday night throw up from our 3yr. old? anyone else have this trouble?

as for an update on the pregnancy- we are starting into the 28th week. we are at the point where i will start going to see the dr. every two weeks, have non-stress tests twice a week, i still have at least 2 more perinatologist appointments left, steroids will begin in 4 weeks and we are hopeful baby will be baking in the "oven" for 9 more weeks. we will keep you posted if baby decides to join us early.

there you have it...the latest. stay tuned because i am planning a post all about my husband sometime over the weekend. i think it is high time to share how awesome a man he truly is.

have a great weekend!