Wow...our family just keeps growing and growing and growing. We had two nieces born this year! Stephanie and Adam (Brett's sister) had their first baby. We are so super excited!!! She is actually early, if I remember right her due date was Christmas Eve! God is good!
Mia Joy was born at 8:48pm. (they are a day ahead of us) She is 7 lbs 15 ounces and 20.5 inches long.
I'm totally loosing my mind this week! Yesterday was an AWESOME day besides the fact that I hit and killed a squirrel. That made me sooo sad. And today...I have been going insane searching for a misplaced signed blank check! Agh! How did that happen I have NO idea. I have tried so hard to hang on to that thing all week, and today when I need it...go to get it, it has grew legs and walked off. Go figure! Try as I might!!!! Anyways...I'm very stressed. I seriously have been looking for this check all day...w/ the exception of the 1 1/2 hours I went to the bank and out for coffee. Poor kids probably think their Mom is going nuts. Ha...I am!
I am feeling 80% better today...sleep helped! The snow is coming down and its so pretty out this morning. Brett and I got in some good devotion time this morning. He is a great husband. I admire his strongness and patience. I guess this is the shortest entry ever...my little ones are needing me!!! Thank you Lord for good sleep! :)
Up till this past weekend I have been thinking how fortunate I have been to avoid being ill. Sunday came and I had a sore throat, Monday a bad headache, Tues full blown sick. Agh! And my little Eli is sick and then Brett got sick too. I'm still sick (and the other's seem to be quite better)...and I was the first to come down with it. Go figure!!! Tonight my right lung hurts. It feels bruised, not sure what is going on there...but if it doesn't feel better tomorrow...I may have it looked at...or listened to rather! I am in self pity mood though. I've been sick (like I said) since Sunday. And I just can't seem to grab the rest I need. Like I told Brett...Moms don't get sick days. I still have to cook, change diapers, clean (although I have to let some of this go b/c I truly don't have the energy to do it!) etc etc etc. I could just really use some TLC. Where do we Moms go to get such a thing when we are sick and they all still rely on us?! All I have been able to do is pray that I am better soon. I'm truly sick of being sick!
You're Not Alone I search for love When the night came and it closed in I was alone but you found me where I was hiding and now I'll never ever be the same It was the sweetest voice that called my name saying You're not alone for I am here let me wipe away your every fear My love I've never left your side I have seen you through the darkest night and I'm the one who's loved you all your life All of your life You cry yourself to sleep cause the hurt is real and the pain cuts deep All hope seems lost With heartache your closest friend and everyone else long gone You've had to face the music on your own but there is a sweeter song that calls you home saying You're not alone for I am here let me wipe away your every tear My love I've never left your side I have seen you through the darkest nights And I'm the one who's loved you all your life All your life Faithful and true... Forever For my love will carry you.... You're not alone for I... I am here let me wipe away every fear... Oh yeah My love I've never left your side I have seen you through your darkest night Your darkest night And I'm the one who's loved you all your life All of your life
Well the cut and paste didn't work like it should...but nevertheless here are the words!
Brett...I love you so much. Thank you...from the bottom of my heart for loving me. For being here for me, for being patient and supportive...you are truly The Man of my dreams. (Brett brought these roses home one night after band practice. I was already asleep, so they were waiting for me when I got up in the middle of the night w/ Z. 12 roses with 12 paper strips, one in each rose...12 things he loves about me.) Awwww! It touched me deeply! Our Baby Z gearing up for Christmas. She wants to be Santa's helper!
The song on my play list by Meredith Andrews is for my Mom. She lost her Mom and Grandma this year and I know time is very difficult for her now. When I hear this song, I think this is what Jesus would sing to her. Hang in there Mom...life will get easier. Love ya.
I appreciate Brett's desire for a real tree. Growing up as a young child my Dad always took us through Blairs Tree Farm searching for that perfect 12 foot tree. And I remember really enjoying it as a child. When Micayla was young...we just had a fake one, b/c I wasn't adventureous enough to go and get one w/o a man's help. But now...I have come full circle and can once again enjoy this adventure with my wonderful husband and three wonderful children. Thank You Jesus!!!