Monday, November 29, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
I had seen it over a year ago and just couldn't get it out of my head. I LOVE the colors and even though I liked some of the other choices, I kept coming back to the color scheme. The good news is that it's been discontinued, so I was able to purchase the 6 piece set for very cheap (I had bought the blanket a bit ago). The bad news is, IT'S BEEN DISCONTINUED! What was I thinking? I have looked all over, but with the exception of the blanket, 6 piece bedding set (includes comforter, sheets, bed skirt, bumper, valance and diaper stacker) and mobile (which I still have to purchase); I haven't been able to find any of the other accessories. BUMMER! I'm still looking for the rug, hamper, lamp and (*sniff*) canvas wall art. So, if you come across them anywhere, let me know and I will swoop down on them. I know that I can always substitute, and will probably have to, but I would love to have the complete set.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Bummer! We were really hoping to hear something soon and have a court date in January. Okay, change of plans! So, let's pray now that we have a court date assignment before Liam's birthday on December 14th (still secretly holding out for a late January court date~ please, oh please). It's hard to wait, but I keep reminding myself that God's timing is perfect. He has a plan in all the frustration and madness.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Secondly, my parents took us shopping for a new nursery set Sunday afternoon. I'm the most indecisive person in the world, but I love this set! Thanks Mom and Dad. Aidan will be so lucky to have you as his grandparents.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
So, after I posted it, another friend sent me a message that I HAD to check out the documentary that inspired the song. I went to Amazon.com that very day and bought a used copy. It arrived last night.
I watched it from beginning to end and it moved me so much. It's a call-to-arms to go out into the world and show God's love by serving other's in their time of need. The story follows Sara Groves, a Christian singer and songwriter, as she aids victims displaced in the days following Hurricane Katrina, as well as to Rwanda where she meets survivors of the genocide that occurred there more than 15 years ago. I'm telling you, buy, rent or borrow (you can have mine) this. I've even included the link here. Watch it. It will bring you to tears and leave you questioning what your purpose on Earth is and whether you have been fulfilling it. As one of the people that she meets along the way, says, "During autrocities, I used to ask where is God. I've ceased asking that question. Now I ask, 'Where are God's people?'"
Another wonderful and moving documentary that I bought a bit back is The Invisible Children. This is the story of Ugandan children who walk miles each night to the city center where they huddle together to avoid being kidnapped and forced to be child soldiers by the sectarian Lord's Resistance Army. It was because of this documentary and the work that Charity Gray and Watota are doing, that I was inspired to give, even if it is only a small amount each month.
As Sara Groves quotes Mother Teresa as saying, "In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love."
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
I will post pictures as soon as I get some!
As promised, here they are:
My brother, Kirk, and sister, Lindsey
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
However motherhood comes to you, it's a miracle.
'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these, you did for me.'
Monday, November 1, 2010
We had so much fun! On Sunday, we took the kids by the hospital so that their mommy and daddy could see them in their costumes and they could spend some time together. Then we took them to "Trunk or Treat" at our church. Below are some pictures of the day:
I guess Auntie thinks she's pretty special too!
I try not to think about the fact that this was also Aidan's first Halloween and his daddy and mommy weren't there to dress him up and take TONS of pictures like all first-time parents. I'm sad, yet I know that we'll be together next Halloween. We miss you little guy! There's not a moment of the day that we don't thank God for the wonderful gift of being your Mommy and Daddy.