Monday, April 28, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
So much is happening and I can't even begin to touch it with this short blog post. I spent the weekend at a Ladies Retreat and had an awesome time. I was so encouraged by the teaching. The theme was How God's greatness grows our faith and faithfulness. We covered Hebrews 11 and the faith "hall of fame." It was so good to hear the old Bible stories that most of us know, retold and the challenges that they faced and how that they were ordinary people with extraordinary faith!!! What made it even more real was knowing and hearing about the challenges that some of these women had faced and were facing even that week. New friendships were made, new decisions decided upon and hopefully we will all be able to remember and apply what we learned back in our busy, crazy lives. Another element that was added to the retreat was Noah being sick back at home. His fever came back on Saturday and stayed until mid day Sunday. The ladies were so good to pray for him each time it spiked and after they prayed Mike called and said his fever had broke. Thank you for all of your support ladies!! As far as Noah is concerned, we spent Monday in the doctor's office with a high fever and strange behavior (well he is my child). They did bloodwork and a urinalysis and still believe that this is virus related. We do go tomorrow (Wednesday) for an EEG to make sure that this is not seizure activity. Please pray for him tomorrow because it is a very stressful test on him. The MRI is scheduled for May 8th to investigate his headaches. Through all of this I still know God is faithful no matter what the outcome. He is the Great Physician and has asked us to come to Him in times of need. So that's exactly what we are doing. Thank you for your prayers!
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
I'm pretty convinced that Springtime is my absolute favorite time of year, that is until fall comes. What I love about Spring is that it is a time for new beginnings. Until lately, I've always thought about it being a time for new happy beginnings but I'm not so sure now. It seems there is a lot of beginnings of trials for people around me. Lauren, Charlene, Aunt Janie and many more that I probably don't even know about yet. And to add to that list is Noah. We spent Sunday night in the ER until about 4:30am (not for fun mind you) because Noah had spiked a fever of 103 and because of that, had a seizure. We are home now and the doctors tell me that is nothing too abnormal for a toddler his age and most likely due to a virus. Now we have a appointment with the neurologist on Thursday for a consult and to set a time for an MRI. He's been having headaches and they don't want to leave that unexplained. So.... can Spring still be a time for new beginnings? ABSOLUTELY. I can tell you without a doubt that my faith has grown so much lately (that seems to happen when you are sitting by helpless unable to do anything but pray). I am so comforted by the Scriptures that I read about God being our comfort in times of trouble. I am reminded of my favorite verse of all times : Nahum 1:7, "The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble. He knoweth them that trust in him." Please pray for those around you and remember to thank the Lord for the things you have. God can do great things through these trials. I am so looking forward to being with about 23 other women this weekend for the retreat at the beach to have some fun, fellowship and to spiritually recharge. Thank you Lord for new beginnings.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
OK ,before you all think that we are HORRIBLE parents, a little disclaimer here. Noah has always hated this book. It has made him cry since he was little, BUT he always (at least every couple of weeks) brings it to us to read to him. We remind him that it makes him cry but then he cries because he can't read it so...... what to do? Well, this time for posterities (sp?) sake we thought we'd film it. So enjoy Silent Night.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Warning!!! If you do not want to hear shear, unadulterated gushing from a proud Mama-stop reading immediately. I can't help it, today's blog will be dedicated to the profound cuteness of children. All of these pics were taken from this week. Noah's sense of humor is definately coming out and I'm a little worried. It's pretty much like his Daddy's. What will I do with two of them??