Monday, March 30, 2009

Looking Good


Our "wall of art" has been looking pretty good lately. I just thought I would share it!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

By Your Side

Sometimes I feel like I fight the hands that are holding me. I try to find my own way. I struggle to give my problems and worries to Him and know that everything will work out. Often I don't make time to listen to what He wants.

I need to know that I can just stop and rest because He is holding me. I need to have trust and not turn away when fear or uncertainty creeps in. He is always by my side no matter what. Why is that so hard to understand at times?

Friday, March 27, 2009

Spring Break = Fun

We escaped for a couple of days this week since Stacey and the kids are on Spring Break. Nana and Papaw even came along too! We had a good time swimming, playing games, and eating.







The cousins even came over for supper and a few games. We don't get to see them very often so it was nice to spend some time with them.


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Trust In The Lord

Thus says the Lord:

"Cursed is the man who trusts in man
and makes flesh his strength,
whose heart turns away from the Lord.
He is like a shrub in the desert,
and shall not see any good come.
He shall dwell in the parched places of the wilderness,
in an uninhabited salt land.

"Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
whose trust is the Lord.
He is like a tree planted by water,
that sends out its roots by the stream,
and does not fear when heat comes,
for its leaves remains green,
and is not anxious in the year of drought,
for it does not cease to bear fruit."

-Jeremiah 17: 5-8

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Change

I am someone who does well if I have a routine. I usually roll well with some unexpected bumps along the way but seem to get out of sorts sometimes if my routine gets too far off track.

The place where I work is changing a few things. The bad economy even effects the medical field. There have been rumors that we will shut our clinic down three afternoons a week. We are still waiting to see if that pans out. I have also agreed to shift my schedule a bit. I will be working with different co-workers but doing the same job. I have a few really good friends who I work with now that I will miss dearly. We have helped each other along our "journey". We have been there for each other through the tough times of divorce and health problems. We have also shared in the joy of kids and spent time talking about God and Sunday sermons with each other.

I will be out of my comfort zone for a few days but I know things will be alright. I will get along with everyone and make some new friendships. I just feel like I am losing some friends which makes me sad.

Continuity gives us roots; change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights. ~Pauline R. Kezer

Sunday, March 15, 2009

A Visit With Family

Today Stacey's dad (Jay) and his friend (Fran) came to visit from Huntington. We took them to the Chocolate Moose for lunch. They enjoyed the restaurant and we enjoyed the visit. We don't get to see them very often. It was a good day.



Saturday, March 14, 2009

My Husband


My husband has been very busy the past couple of weeks. I have been missing him lately and thought I would make a list of all the things I love about Stacey.

-he loves to cook (which is good because I don't like to)
-he listens to me talk about my day at work
-he hugs and kisses me often
-he gets me blankets when I am cold
-he listens to me sing with the radio
-he shares popsicles with the kids
-he lets me warm my hands and feet on him when I am cold
-he loves me unconditionally
-he lets the kids bury him in the sand at the beach so they don't have to bury me
-he holds my hand
-he protects me
-he goes grocery shopping with me
-he checks the math homework (not my strongest subject)
-he helps clean the house
-he mows the yard
-he sacrifices his needs for those of our children
-he takes walks with me
-he cuddles with me
-he takes the kids to practice with him giving me some "me" time
-he works hard to take care of our family
-he is always there when I need him
-when times are tough he sticks with me
-he is helping me raise our children

I love him and am so thankful that he puts up with me! I can't wait to find out what God has planned for us together in the future.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Faith

Being a stay-at-home mom is not an option for me. We need both of our incomes to make our situation work. I only work three days a week which usually works well for us. Yesterday was one of those days I wished I didn't work outside of the home and could be there for my kids.

The school called Stacey and let him know that Makenna was in pain. He called me at work for advice on what to do for her. I wanted to run to her at that moment! I wanted to be there to hug her and help her pain any way I could.

I was at work and just had a good start on a long 12 hour shift. I knew Stacey was taking her medicine and she would be able to get some relief. I did the only thing I could do for Makenna at that moment... I prayed for her and asked God to take some of her pain away. She was still on my mind all day but I had some peace trusting that God would help her through the day.

I learned just how big my faith is. I was able to put one of the most important people in my life in His hands to help and protect. Sometimes my faith doesn't seem big enough or I start to doubt things. I guess when it really counts I do have enough faith to see me through.

He replied, "Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you." Matthew 17:20

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Elbow

We took Makenna to Central Indiana Orthopedic Center yesterday where two other doctors looked at her x-rays. They have decided that she has a fracture in her elbow. She has also damaged the calcium deposit on the end of a bone that is used for bone growth.

Today we went and had a splint made for her. She has to keep it on at all times except to bathe. Please continue to pray for Makenna. She is uncomfortable in the splint and the sling is beginning to hurt her neck. We go back again on Monday to have it re-evaluated. She is trying her best to stay caught up on all of her school work since she has missed part of the last two days of school.

Hopefully, the rest of the week will be better!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

The Emergency Room

Saturday evening on my way home from work I got a call from Stacey that something was wrong at the elementary school. When I got there he told me Makenna was playing on the see-saw with another girl and fell off when it was up in the air landing on her elbow. I immediately noticed the swelling and knew I was on my way to the hospital with her.



We waited in the waiting room for a couple of hours and then finally got x-rays and a room. The x-rays were very painful for her. At one point, the technician had to ask me if I was alright.



We waited another hour or so in the room and even went back for more x-rays.



Stacey and Keaton came to be with us. Keaton was a good boy while we were waiting.



This is the final result: one badly bruised elbow that may need more x-rays to make sure it isn't broken. It is really swollen today. Please pray for Makenna. She is in a lot of pain and is scared at the thought of more x-rays. I am sure school the next few days will be a challenge for her.



This is how we spent our Sunday afternoon... rest and relaxation after a very long Saturday night!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Play Time

Makenna only had a half day of school today and the weather outside was pretty good so we walked to the Farmland park. The kids enjoyed playing for a while. They are really ready for the warmer temps so they can be outside more often.







Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The Sign...


Today is my mom's birthday. Today is also my birthday. Today was supposed to be Keaton's birthday but he decided he wanted to come two weeks early. :)

This is the sign that sits on State Road 32 in front of Monroe Central. I was very shocked to read this yesterday on my way home from work.

We had a good day today. We met up with mom and dad tonight and ate dinner at Damon's.

Happy Birthday Nana! We love you!!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

How Times Have Changed

Tonight I took Makenna to the hymn sing at church. I thought it would be something for us to do together and also a good opportunity to teach her how to read the music in the hymnal. She caught on really quick! In between a song she told me that she likes to sing the songs on the projector screen better. She was amazed to find out that when I was little singing out of the hymnal was all we did...no projector screen. I feel old!