Tuesday, January 27, 2009


It has come to my attention that I have been slacking on posting. I sincerely apologize. Things are great around here. Jackson has gained two pounds since Christmas, which makes the total three pounds since starting this new formula. He now weighs 16 pounds 9 ounces. That is the most he has ever weighed. Weight gain was our main goal, but we weren't prepared for all the wonderful things that were in store. Jackson has come alive in the last month. He smiles and laughs and has so much more strength. He truly seems like a different child. Small miracles but miracles none the less. Abigail continues to dazzles us with her wit and intelligence. The picture of her above is of a puzzle she has completed. She is really into puzzles and is now doing 63 piece puzzles. She got a mid year report from school that would make any parent gush with pride. She is an amazing kid. She continues to take dance twice a week and loves it. The theme of their recital this year is the circus. I got to preview the costumes they are adorable. I'm not sure how I will go to the recital since it is the week I am due, but we will see. Pregnancy continues to go well and I am getting rather large. I am now on iron pills since my iron was low at the last test. They are big pills and I really don't like pills but it's just another thing to go through. Caroline is quite the mover and can't wait to see how her personality stacks up to my other two. The store is going through some changes. We are no longer going to carry consignment clothes. The laws are changing and concerns over lead in clothing has made it not worth trying to keep the clothes. We are in the process of making booths and renting them out to crafters. This is the direction I always wanted for the store so, hopefully it will take off. I have bee busy trying to make stuff to fill my booth. I didn't realize just how low I let my inventory get.

I used to laugh at my mother when she talked about how fast time was passing. I am so sorry mom. I get it now.

Friday, January 16, 2009

One Day You Will Lady Antebellum

You feel like you’re falling backwards
Like you’re slippin’ through the cracks
Like no one would even notice
If you left this town and never came back
You walk outside and all you see is rain
You look inside and all you feel is pain
And you can’t see it now

But down the road the sun is shining
In every cloud there’s a silver lining
Just keep holding on (just keep holding on)
And every heartache makes you stronger
But it won’t be much longer
You’ll find love, you’ll find peace
And the you you’re meant to be
I know right now that’s not the way you feel
But one day you will

You wake up every morning and ask yourself
What am I doing here anyway
With the weight of all those disappointments
Whispering in your ear
You’re just barely hanging by a thread
You wanna scream but you’re down to your last breath
And you don’t know it yet

Repeat Chorus

Find the strength to rise above
You will
Find just what you’re made of, you’re made of

Repeat Chorus

One day you will
Oh one day you will

To A Friend I Have Never Met

My dearest friend Trish shares the same sad story of Emanuel's Syndrome. I have spoken often of her and look up to her. I would have never survived this diagnosis without her. I have never met her. We can spend hours on the phone as if we are sisters and keep in touch through blogs. When I heard this song I thought of her. She is struggling right now with a delicate situation of trying to adopt her foster son. We share so many traits and immediately feel the same things. I know how I would feel in her shoes and can easily imagine the agony she is in now. All I can say is the harder the road the sweeter the victory. I love you dearly and think of you all the time.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Nothing Without You Bebo Norman

Take these hands and lift them up
For I have not the strength to praise You near enough
For I have nothing, I have nothing without You

Take my voice and pour it out
Let it sing the songs of mercy I have found
For I have nothing, I have nothing without You

All my soul needs
Is all Your love to cover me
So all the world will see
That I have nothing without You

Take my body and build it up
May it be broken as an offering of love
For I have nothing, I have nothing without You

All my soul needs
Is all Your love to cover me
So all the world will see
That I have nothing
But I love You

With all my heart
With all my soul
With all my mind
With all the strength that I can find

Take my time here on this earth
And let it glorify all that You are worth
For I am nothing,
I am nothing without You