Saturday, February 28, 2009
This is from a card we were given when Abby joined our family. I cut it out and kept it on the fridge forever... it's words just bouncing around my soul for days. Today, the words mean more than I could have ever imagined and I am so glad to have them.
I promise to update next week... with lots of new things!
Friday, February 20, 2009
We are going into the hospital with Abby on Monday for a three to four day stay of testing. Your prayers are coveted. We are working with a new doctor who has an approach we like a bit better. He wants us to sleep deprive Abby to try and get a seizure instead of plummeting her meds. She actually had gone about 23 days without a seizure until two mornings ago. So we are now back to one night seizure free... that makes me feel better about trying to cause one in a few days. Funny side note: I had told God that if she had one before we went in, I'd feel like He was telling me it was ok. Smile... He is so cool like that.
We are also hoping that if we can get a seizure captured on the EEG that the information will be helpful for our trip to the Cleveland Clinic in May.
I'll be back next week. Love to you all.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Abby has drawn the name of my first give-a-way winner and it's Erin! Even though I am always sad both teams can't win... there will be more opportunities for free goodies.
I was silly to think I could make and give something away each week and SO I am going to try once every two weeks! So next week there will be another item up for grabs... I already know what it is and I am excited.
Love to you all... keep an eye out for the mail man Erin.
And I'll be posting photos of our weekend with baby Hannah Banana (and her precious parents)soon.
Monday, February 16, 2009
"Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless." Ephesians 5: 25-27~
growing deeper and richer. It has and continues to just blow me away.
We are challenged, we endure, we obey, we grow, and we reap huge blessings from above.
Friday, February 13, 2009
My heart is broken for the families and friends of the passengers and crew members in the tragic plane crash last night. Please lift them up in your prayers over the next weeks, every time you see a plane in the sky.
I praise the Lord of Lords for protecting my precious and loving flyboy every time he flies... thank you Lord for your gracious hands of protection around him.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
So here is my dream house in Florida. I am so in the zone... ready to start packing!
The amazing oak trees with Spanish moss swinging from the branches, walks on the beach at least every other day, the salt moving through the air, the breeze, the warmth of the sun, the wonderfully delightful craftsman houses with tons of character and my "oh so favorite" arched doorways and deep front porches... LOVE IT.
Did I mention gardening year round and afternoon thunderstorms? Maybe an orange tree or two in the back yard... oh... and avacado! Yep... I am ready.
We are going back for a week in March. Dusty gets to go this time. It's time he met the mighty ocean and played in the sand.
I could handle this house too... or this one... they are calling me...
Dreamin and wishin... thinkin and a prayin...
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
The weather was perfect. Have I mentioned perfect? We took walks on the beach for hours, we napped, we ate, we rocked, we talked, we slept in, and we rested some more. P... er.... fect!
Lastly, God gave me the delightful gift of seeing dolphins before we left on Sunday. They were simply magnificent.
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Abby was shocked when I made the suggestion but quickly warmed up to the idea.
After "breakfast", we played dress up and had a blast. I have not played dress up since my mother had a tea party business years ago... years. So it was as much fun for me as it was for Abby!
She even got to jump on the bed in her dress and pearls!
The highlight of the day was when my parents pulled into the driveway in their rental car... having gotten up at 4:30 a.m. to fly here from VA to surprise me. The pure delight in my spirit was such a welcomed feeling... I can still feel it lingering there! Abby and I ran out into the driveway to meet them in our ball gowns... it was quite the sight.
They took me to lunch and then made a scrumptious Birthday dinner as well! Don made it home from a trip just in time to join us for dinner. Yeah.