Thursday, June 30, 2011

God's Plans

Let me just start off by saying that our family believes with every ounce of who we are that God's plans far outweigh what our human minds can possibly fathom.  We do not always understand His ways~but trust Him fully to fulfill the purpose He has for each and every one of our lives.

Each day, each moment of our lives is just a brush stroke of the picture He is painting.  How awesome to watch things unfold and see just how God works, through trials and blessings.  Through what He gives and what He takes away.

Our sweet baby is resting in the amazing arms of Jesus tonight.  I went for an ultra-sound this afternoon and the baby did not have a heartbeat.  I am supposed to be 11 weeks + 2 days but the baby only measured 8 weeks.  I am scheduled to have a D & C tomorrow morning at 7:15.  Please pray that there are no complications and that God's hands will be with the Doctor.  The same Doctor that has delivered all 5 of our precious boys will be doing the procedure. I am so thankful for an amazing, Christian Doctor.  We love him more than words could ever say. 

We are very sad that I have miscarried, but we know God is in control of ALL things.  We feel so blessed beyond measure in all things that He has given~and even in the things He has taken away.  We have an amazing hope in God's plan and HE gives us a peace that passes all understanding. 

All of my life,
In every season,
You are still God, I have a reason to sing.
I have a reason to worship.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Pregnancy Update

Just a short note to let people know what has been going on the past few weeks with baby #6.

Went in two Friday's ago for my first prenatal appointment and as part of the exam had an ultrasound done. Doctor didn't see what he was looking for....maybe due to my uterus being posterior. So, went back in today and this time we did see baby but are unsure about a heartbeat. 

So, I have to have a formal ultrasound scan done at the hospital on Thursday. I will be 10 weeks tomorrow so we should have been able to see cardiac activity.  Praying they see a little flutter on Thursday.

Continuing to trust in God's plan.

Friday, June 17, 2011

~~Philippians 4:6-7~~

 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Be still...

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Little peanut is the size of a grape this week.  Who knew something the size of a grape could wear you out before you even get out of bed in the morning.

Yup...that's it folks. This is the extent of this blog post because I'm exhausted!!  ;-)

Monday, June 6, 2011

My Child's Heart

Ethan is the oldest of our 5 kiddos, he is just finishing his last year in Elementary school.  He is an all around great kid with a sensitive and caring heart.

I wanted to rescue that heart today.

He is a trumpet player in the band at school, in his second year.  He LOVES his band teacher...our family LOVES his band teacher.  Today Ethan learned some very sad news about his teacher. They were expecting baby # 6 in a few weeks.  This past Friday the students were told that their teacher was at the hospital with his wife because the baby was coming early. Today they learned the baby is now in the arms of Jesus.

Ethan is working through a vast array of feelings and questions.  Please keep the students and more importantly, the family in your prayers if you think of it.  The band director is in charge of all the bands grades 4th-12th.

Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones ~ Wes King

One time or another everyone I've known has taken a beating
From these sticks and stones
Well they're words with sharp edges hurled at the heart
By tongues of fire they tear you apart

Sticks and stones
Condescending tones
Bruise the spirit and break the bones
Read these tombstones, cause of death unknown
Words that kill are
Sticks and stones

I must admit my skin is thin
Words like these can make my heart cave in
Well, they'll tear me apart
Make me feel alone
Would you stop throwing these sticks and stones

Sticks and stones and
Condescending tones
Bruise my spirit, and break my bones
Read these tombstones, cause of death unknown
Words that kill are
Sticks and stones

O be careful little mouth what you say
O be careful little mouth what you say
For the Father up above
Is looking down in love
So, be careful little mouth what you say

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Oh BaBy!!!!

By now I'm guessing that most of my blog readers know our BIG news....but just in case you don't....

BaBy # 6 is on its way~~sometime in January!!

We are thrilled, excited, and SO thankful to God for this answer to prayer.  A prayer we have prayed for a long has been a journey. 

Thank you Lord, for the waiting room and for saying YES!!!! 

To be continued....when I'm not so tired!!!  (So...maybe in 20 years~HA!!)      =)