The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. ~Philippians 4:4-9

Our family is a circle of strength and love, with every birth and every union, the circle will grow, every joy shared adds more love, every crisis faced together, makes the circle stronger
- author unknown

Monday, August 31, 2009

Friday, August 28, 2009

Beth Moore and Travis Cottrell "Living Proof" LIVE

I am so excited to be going to see the Live Simulcast of Beth Moore and Travis Cottrell tonight with my mom and a couple of friends from church! Its the next best thing from seeing them LIVE! I love Beth Moore, she is the most awsesome uplifting christian woman I have ever seen and Travis Cottrell, if you havent heard him sing prasie and worship you should check it out. Below is a video Im sharing from another recent Living Proof Live and you can here Travis Cottrell and see how spirit filled any of Beth Moore's events are. I need to be filled with the spirit right now!! I have just been so down about the infertility battle the past couple of days. It seems everyone I know is pregnant or just had a baby, and dont get me wrong I am SO HAPPY for them but it just hurts. I just still pray for a miracle and for God to grant me peace with whatever his will be and please take these jealous feelings away cause I feel so guilty!! Anyways, hope everyone has a GREAT weekend. I am so looking forward to the beautiful weather ahead, I think fall is not far away and its almost ALABAMA FOOTBALL TIME :)

(pause my playlist at the bottom before watching video)

Living Proof Live - Fargo ND from Rich Kalonick on Vimeo.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Thankful Thursday

This has been such a long and busy week but today I am so thankful.......
Thankful that Sam really seems to be enjoying Kindergarten still :) makes it so much easier to get him up in the mornings if he is eager to go!! So very thankful for this past Sunday at church when he was baptised!! It was SO AWESOME to see my baby so happy to show others how happy he is that he knows Jesus is his savior!! Thankful for a Beth Moore bible study that started up at church, its called Living Beyond Yourself. I had a great time at the first bible study meeting!! I am learning so much already from the study and find myself wanting to keep going in the book once I get started. If you have never tried a Beth Moore study you really should give it a try, she in wonderful. This weekend I am actually going with some friends to see her and Travis Cottrell ( he sings awesome praise and worship) at a local church, it will be via a live simulcast but I cant wait!! It will be a great time and I am so thankful to be able to go, I really feel like I need it right now!!!!
So very thankful that Barbara's daddy was able to come of the ventilator this week. I remember all to well going through that with my PawPaw and its not fun seeing them on a vent!! Barbara and Laura, I am praying for your daddy and grandfather and so thankful that God has already answered so many prayers for him this week!
Well as I said this has been a BuSy week and theres lots to do.... dont forget to be THANKFUL!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sams baptism

You are a precious gift to us
sent from God above
He placed you in our loving arms
5 years ago
and blessed us with your love
may you always walk with Jesus
live your faith in all you do
treasuring Gods love
the way we treasure the priceless gift of you
We are so proud of you Sam !!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Conversations with Sam

Alot of my blog readers are my friends in Facebook so you may have already read this on my status yesterday but I wanted to post it in my blog so that when I have my blog made into a book it will be there.....
Have to say when Sam said this yesterday my eyes filled with tears but had to laugh as well.... I sure hope God is telling Sam something and he is right!! Hope everyone has a GREAT Friday :)

conversation with Sam on the way home from school yesterday... "mom, i think i'm gettin to big for this car seat, i think i need a new one and we give this one to our baby" me, "what baby, Sam?, i dont know if God is gonna give us another baby or not.... Sam," yes he is mom!! he is makin it right now, its just takin him a long time, i promise"!!.......

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Let my love give you roots and help you find your wings.....

I heard this song for the first time last week and then Chad had it on his ipod today and I heard it for the second time. I have to say this song really touches my heart. I encourage you to listen and watch the video especially if you have children!! The lyrics are beautiful, things that I always want Sam to know. As we are watching Sam grow it has been such an exciting yet very bittersweet time.
My baby... he's just growing up so fast, right before our eyes, time is just passing by!! He is off to kindergarten, so independent, the most loving little boy I could ask for, and most importantly he has recently accepted Christ as his savior and will be baptized this Sunday and to God I am so very thankful and so blessed to have Sam.

Sam as this song says I pray God will fill your heart with dreams
I will always be here for you no matter what life brings
Pray that faith will give you the courage to do great things
Let my love give you roots and help you find your wings

Tears as you take off but I will cheer as you fly

I know there is lots of great fun times for us ahead and memories that will be made but I look at how fast these past 5 years have gone and it makes me realize how fast they will continue to pass. I just want you to always know how proud we are of you and how much we love you ~ MOM

{pause my playlist at the bottom}

Lyrics to Find your wings by Mark Harris

It's only for a moment you are mine to hold
The plans that heaven has for you
Will all too soon unfold
So many different prayers I'll pray
For all that you might do
But most of all I'll want to know
You're walking in the truth
And If I never told you
I want you to know
As I watch you grow

I pray that God would fill your heart with dreams
And that faith gives you the courage
To dare to do great things
I'm here for you whatever this life brings
So let my love give you roots
And help you find your wings

May passion be the wind
That leads you through your days
And may conviction keep you strong
Guide you on your way
May there be many moments
That make your life so sweet
Oh, but more than memories


It's not living if you don't reach for the sky
I'll have tears as you take off
But I'll cheer as you fly

WoRdLeSs WeDnEsDaY

Friday, August 14, 2009

take a moment...

Happy Moments ~ Praise God

Difficult Moments ~ Seek God

Quiet Moments ~ Worship God

Painful Moments ~ Trust God

Every Moment ~ Thank God

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Thankful Thursday

I am gonna try to make sure I do a Thankful Thursday post every week now that Sam is in school and I have a little more time on my hands!!
This week I am soooo thankful for Sam's new school where he started kindergarten!! This has been a very bittersweet week to see Sam start kindergarten but I just cant wait to see what all God has in store for this school. Thankful for the loving director and teachers that Sam has to teach him and love on him while he is away from me, it has made me feel so at ease to know he is there with them!!I am so thankful for my husband and that he has a great and reliable job that allows me to be a stay at home mom and be available to care for Sam at all times. I would not trade anything for the past 5 most memorable years at home with Sam.
I am so thankful for my most faithful God, even though I may not always understand all the reasons for things in my life right now. I know he has a reason for everything and that I must be thankful for that!! Thankful that he is teaching me patience and over the past couple of weeks given me somewhat of a peace with our infertility struggle.
Thankful for a fun weekend ahead... a canoeing trip.... never done that before but I am very excited and thankful for the time we will get to share with our church family and have a fun time!!
SO THANKFUL my hubby comes home from a business trip today!! Sam and I have missed him so much!!
Last but not least I was so thankful for this picture below that Sam made at school and brought home yesterday!!

~dont forget to be thankful~

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Monday, August 10, 2009

Where has the time gone???

All I can say is I am still a little teary eyed.... Sam was so very excited to go to Kindergarten today, its just a bittersweet time for me!! My baby is growing up way too fast :( Hope all of you that have children starting or going back to school have a great year and those of you that arent there yet hug on your babies and enjoy it while you can!!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Its been awhile.... but what great news i have!!

Where do I begin, its been a while since Ive really posted!!
I will start out with one of the happiest joyous announcements I could ever make!! Sam prayed to accept Jesus as his savior last week at VBS. He has asked alot of questions recently but after our first night of VBS he really began to question. We were in the car and he started off by saying "mommy I dont want to die in a car accident, i wanna go to heaven" Wow! I talked with him about it and we even met Chad for lunch that day so we could both talk with him about it. Explained to him we would let Pastor Paul also talk with him about it at church, Chad and I really wanted to make sure he was really ready and knew what he was doing. I mean he's my son, I think he's smart and understands, but wanted to make sure. He talked about it off on and on for 2 days. Monday night he was crying in the bathtub saying he needed to talk to pastor paul so he can go to heaven one day. So after VBS on Tues he went to our pastor and asked if he could talk to him..... in his office we go and my heart was racing you know that feeling you get when you get saved, I was feeling it right along with Sam. These are some the questions...

Pastor Paul: so Sam I hear there is something you need to talk to me about?
Sam: I wanna accept Jesus into my heart...
Pastor Paul: Really, well do you know what that means??
Sam: I get to go to heaven!!
Pastor Paul: thats right, how do you know Jesus is real? you can see your daddy and your mommy so you know they are real.... but since you cant see Jesus how do you know he is real??
Sam: because he is in heaven and he died on the cross for my sins!!
There were several more questions and amazing answers and then...
Pastor Paul: Well I cant ask Jesus to come into your heart and daddy and mommy cant either, you have to do this... so we need to pray
Sam: Jesus please come in my heart and save me, ok pastor paul you finish...
and Pastor Paul finished the prayer!!

Wow, he was definitely ready,even though he's only 5. God was dealing with his little heart and it was absolutely AMAZING. Thank you God!!!!!!! What a blessing!
I never have to worry about it, my childs heart belongs to Jesus and I cant wait to see how he will grow and what God has in store for him!!
This past Sunday he went down in front of the church to let them know what he had done and a week from this Sunday he will be baptised!!

Let the little children come to me, and do not forbid them; for I say to you whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a child will by no means enter it. and he took them up in his arms, laid his hands on them, and blessed them. Mark 10:14-16

We had an AWESOME VBS this year and I think there was at least 10 children who accepted Christ. Around 70 children were at VBS every night and you could just feel Gods presence. Our VBS theme was Summer Olympics, Pastor Paul would explain the importance of being on Gods team. There was lots of games played, bible verses memorized, penny offering every night (girls against boys to see who could bring the most pennies and then the money would help buy school supplies for kids in our community) and every night there was medals and ribbons given out. The last night there was an obstacle course with a mud pit and the kids thought that was the great est thing ever!! Sam had an awesome time and it will be a VBS I will never forget!

Think that is enough for now.... next post I will update where we stand with our infertility struggle. We have had a few Drs. appointments since I last updated and haven't received the greatest of news. More on that later for now some VBS pictures.