Friday, April 16, 2010

Let's Go Fly A Kite

Saturday afternoon, on our way home from an outing, Hattie sat in the car looking out the window with a dreamy look in her eye. She said to me "Mommy, is it windy?"

(pause here to point out the fact that she not only made an observation and voiced it, but she initiated a conversation... I KNOW! My sweet communicative challenged girl!)

I looked at her in the rear view mirror and said "yes Honey, it IS windy"!

A few minutes later she spoke again.

"Mommy ... I want to fly a kite please."

And my mama heart leaped within my chest and became determined to help my girl fly a kite! So, when we arrived home as we were getting out of the car I looked at my man and asked him to get back in the car and take his girl to get a kite.

And he did. As a matter of fact, he got BOTH of his girls a kite.
Princesses for Sophie.

Buz & Woody for Hattie.

He then proceeded to teach his girls to fly a kite.

Well, one of his girls anyway...

Sophie was a little more interested in the weeds ... er, I mean the pwetty fwowers!!

But, bless his heart, he tried.
And, bless her heart, she was just thrilled. Can ya tell?

She did enjoy watching sister fly hers though!

Now, ya HAD to see this one coming!

Awww MAN!

So, the focus shifted to the play set!

And picking more pwetty fwowers!

And just bein plain stinkin adorable!

Now, that is what I would call a great day!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Amy Beth

I have a friend. And, like a few of my friends (you know who you are), I have never met her face to face. But, if there is one thing this blog world has taught me, it is that you do not always have to meet someone face to face in order to make a friend. A REAL friend.

Now, I understand that there are quite a few that will not understand that fact, but that is neither here nor there. The fact remains, I have a friend.

My friend is 25 years old. She is a giver - a giver of exquisitely wrapped gifts, given with more heart than anyone I know and a giver of herself. She gives up sleep to be there in a time of need for one of her "girls", she gives up space in her home and her heart for people in need and she gives up herself for those she loves.

No, I have never met this friend in real life ... but we have talked, texted, emailed and laughed and cried at, over and for each other. Honestly, she is like one of my children to me. I love her that much. And, right now, my friend is in need. In need of prayer.

Amy Beth shares a lot of herself on her blog - her hopes, dreams, highs and lows. She has not been evasive in sharing the dreams that she has for her life. She wants a family - a husband and children ... and a mother in law (who, incidentally, will be the luckiest mother in law alive!!). She has spent years praying over these people that she has not even met yet. She has already given them her heart.

But, in the last few months, my friend has had some health problems. She contracted mono and it has kicked her hiney. She also was diagnosed with pneumonia and then they found something worse. In short, her condition - which they are now labeling a disease - is causing her body to form cysts. Cysts on and in her lungs as well as her ovaries and uterus. They do not believe that they are cancerous - at this time. But it is a possibility and the long and short of it is that, cancer or not, my sweet Amy Beth is being told that she cannot ever have a child.

I cannot tell you how this breaks my heart.

Because it breaks hers.

So, as her friends, there are some of us that are committing to spend an hour in prayer for our friend tomorrow. Now, I am not asking you to commit an hour, but I am asking you to pray - however you feel led. Please.Just.Pray.

HERE is a link to Amy Beth's blog (I dare you to read it and not fall in love with her!), please feel free to visit her. And, PLEASE pray.