SO, this would have been Paula's 37th birthday ... I think about her everyday of the year, but today, and June 24th - the day she went Home to Jesus, I especially miss her. She was beautiful and loving and funny and kind and generous and wise and brave and Godly and just plain GOOD!!! She was the best Mommy I have ever known (well, her and MY mom!!) and the best friend a girl could ask for. She makes me that much more anxious to go to Heaven - seeing as how she is saving the mansion next door to hers for me!!!
If you are reading this, please say a prayer for her girls - Morgan & Faith, and her husband - Stacy. My prayer is that the girls can take enough of her with them to be good women and strong Christians ... I have never known anyone with a stronger faith or a bigger heart for God!
I miss ya Peanut! And I love ya FOREVER!!!!!
Friday, July 6, 2007
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
....and if I may be so bold to ask...
AMERICA, BLESS GOD!!!
Monday, July 2, 2007
OK, so two posts in one day.... whatever could that mean? Well, we are being cautiously excited but we got a call today that a birthmom has picked us for her child. She is carrying twins, but as of now is thinking that she wants to parent one of them herself and make an adoption plan for the other. However, she did want a family that would be willing to parent both of them just in case.... and that is US!!!!!!!!
We will be meeting her on Monday afternoon, so we will know more after that! Will try to keep you all up to date! Two girls, due Sept. 28 .... WOW and AMEN!!
Keep us - and Kim (the birthmom) and the babies - in your prayers!
I am going to bed now - 10:50PM..... had a very big day and am a bit whooped!!
OK, nothing new on the adoption front, so this is pretty much just a hi!!
I also just want to say that my husband is an amazing man ... no, he didn't shower me with gifts or anything like that! I just like him a LOT and wanted to share with ya!
So, Saturday we went to the Lion's Club - my daddy would be proud!! - Pickerel festival. Not quite sure what a pickerel is (or even if I spelled it right) but they were having a carnival and there were fireworks and corndogs, so who could say no!!!!! There was a dart throwing booth at which my handsome man won his sweet daughter a VERY large penguin. She LOOOOOOOOVES penguins and this one is about as big as she is! Between that and the milkshake she devoured, she was a happy girl! Even if the lights up high were too loud! All in all a very good day!
Sunday we woke up to 47 degrees - brrrrrr .... HELLO, is this not JULY?!?!?!?!?!?! Any way, we went to church and then came home and played in the yard. Well, Hattie and I played, the man "played" with his self bought Father's day gift - a new hedge trimmer!! He made our yard beautiful ... even if he may have slightly gone overboard on a few bushes! Then he boosted Hattie up for a couple of baskets and we came inside.... another good day!
OK, so this may not be interesting to all of you, but I LOVE my life and I wanted to share it. I have been reading a Beth Moore book and checking out her website - she is a Bible Study teacher and amazing woman of God. She recently did a study on marriage and got some feedback from husbands who, by and large, said that they just want to be appreciated.......so....
Honey!!!!! I love you! I am soooooo honored and blessed to be your wife! You are EVERYTHING I could have ever have asked for or prayed for! Thank you for being so good at loving me and for being such a great dad to Steven, Chris & Hattie!!! I love you more everyday!!!!!!! XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO