Thursday, May 29, 2014

Babies Laughing

My best friend, Heather, recently posted an old video of her babies laughing on facebook and as I was watching I was reminded of the day these sweet babies were born. They we so small and fragile and they were fighting for their lives. There were times that even the doctors seemed like there was no hope left but thankful we service a MIGHTY God who was and is watching over the babies.
Now they are 5 years old and FULL of life! There is NEVER a dull moment and I am so thankful that Chris (aka Uncle Rufus) and Myself (aka Aunt Bethy) get to be a part of their lives on an almost daily basis! Below are just a few of the videos I found of these babies laughing . . .

Monday, May 19, 2014

7 Years

7 year ago today Chris and I said, "I Do!"
It was and still is one of the best decisions of my life!
This past weekend we booked a hotel and planned a weekend a relaxing of celebrating my graduation and our anniversary. We kicked off the weekend with a graduation party with some of our friends . . .
We were definitely missing a few people but thank you so much to those 
that came out and celebrated with us! :)

When we got to hotel that night they upgraded our room to a suite and 
when we walked in this is what we found ....
Saturday morning we got to sleep in and when we woke up we realized we really didn't have ANYTHING planned other than a concert that night ... It was an amazing feeling! :)
We went shopping, to the movies and just enjoyed each others company.

That evening we met up with Uncle Scott and went to Richardson for the annual Wildflower Festival. 
We saw Joan Jett from REALLY far away then we headed over to watch 
Here is a clip of them singing one of their hits: Three Marlenas

We were able to sleep in AGAIN Sunday morning! It was sooo nice not having to set an alarm for anything. 
Sunday afternoon, after another movie we went and had our yearly couples massage and then we headed home to get everything ready for another week of work and to love on our Georgie!

Here is a glimpse of the last 7 years . . .
7 Years
100's of Fights & Make-ups
3 Dogs, 4 Homes, 6 Cars
70 - The number of anniversaries I still want
to spend with You!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Mother at Heart

Here we are again, it's almost Mother's Day and yet again I am not holding my baby in my arms. Yes, it is very frustrating and I'm going to apologize now if I randomly start crying through out the day but even through all this I still have hope!

Honestly though, even with hope some days just plain SUCK! Some days I just can't take it anymore, I stop trying to keep it together and I am sad. I'm sad because I know without a doubt that God would not have placed this overwhelming desire on my heart to be a mom if that was not going to happen one day and I am sad because that day isn't today. I am sad because I already have so much love for my baby/babies and I don't get to share that with them. I'm sad because there are parents that don't realize that their screaming baby is a gift from God and I would give anything to be tired because my baby kept me up all night.
Some days I am just plain sad!

My prayer is that God will continue give me comfort as we wait for Dallas (our adopted baby) & Jameson (if/when I conceive). I pray that God continues to lead us as we are making decisions about our future family and that He will be with Chris as he is dealing with my emotional  breakdowns.
I am thankful to know that I am not alone through this journey because God has blessed me with an amazing husband and supportive friends that have seen me at my worst and my best and love me the same.

One day I will be a mom
and one day I will get to hold and snuggle my baby on Mother's Day
but for now ...

God Bless

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Class of 2014

I did it! A few weeks ago I took and PASSED the state teaching certification test so now I am an official certified teacher!
My team at work decorated my door and gave me a little treat.

This past weekend I FiNaLlY graduated from
 with my Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies. 
I was able to cram a 4 yr degree into 9 whole years ;)

Thank you so much for everyone who helped me through this journey and prayed for me! 

As of right now I will be teaching Computer Foundations again next year but if another classroom position open I may be switching. 
For now I'm leaving it in God's hands.

Now I have more time to focus on home study and agency paperwork as well as getting our home ready for baby Dallas!