Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Good Days and Bad Days

Life is simply good days and bad days mushed together in random order to create a journey. Saturday was one of our terrible days. :(
Drew wrecked his bike and fell down a concrete drainage ditch. He had his helmet on so the important stuff was protected, but he really took a beating to the face. I have held strangers as they've bled into my hands; I have comforted the terminal while they slip into death's slumber without shedding a tear, but when I saw my busted up little baby, my heart EXPLODED! After six stitches and five hours at the hospital, we returned home to finish healing. It will take about six months for his wounds to heal, but I am so thankful that God protected my little could have been so much worse. I know that God loves us and sustains us through our good days and our bad days, and for that I am eternally grateful.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

It's been a while since I've posted. I didn't realize so much had happened until I started looking through all of my pictures. Drew graduated from Kindergarten! We spent the last week of school going on field trips, playing at field day, and having a class party. I seriously can't believe he's this old already, but I'm so proud of all that he's accomplished this year. We also took a trip to Atlanta to celebrate Sean's brother's 30th birthday, and a trip to Birmingham to go to the zoo. (I LOVE THE ZOO!!) We've just really enjoyed spending time as a's purpose becomes so clear when we are together.

Friday, May 9, 2008

hugs, kisses, cake, & spashes

So, I feel like the luckiest gal in the world. I have had such an amazing week!
I have been horribly sick...morning-sickness doesn't even begin to describe's more of an all day - every second that I'm breathing - overwhelming feeling of puke. I eat and I get sick; I don't eat and I get sick. It just hasn't been fun, and the weight gain hasn't made it any easier. (I'm so amazed that I've managed to gain weight without keeping any food down!!) But my sweety-pie made everything better as he held me in his arms and told me how excited he was, how beautiful my changing body was, and how lucky he was to be with me. I really don't think he knew how desperately I needed to hear those simple words, but it was one of those moments that I realized how lucky I really am. I have a husband, a friend, who loves me for me and who is willing to experience life with me. He loves me fat or skinny, as a student or a stay at home mom, grumpy or happy...I am loved. I am living the life that I dreamed of, and I feel so blessed!
Despite the sickness, I have been able to find the time to have fun with Drew. I love him so much!!! He fills every day with joy and surprise. This week we went to the fountain downtown and ran through the water together. I hadn't planned on getting in the water, but once we got there, I just couldn't resist :) We had so much fun together.
As if the week couldn't get any little cutie-pie made me a mother's day cake at school!!! He decorated it with icing and wrote our names on it, and the smile on his face when he gave it to me melted my heart! We took pictures before eating it of course, and when I opened it to cut a piece for each of us, I noticed the little smear in the frosting on the bottom where he'd taken a little taste-test while decorating. lol. It was the best mother's day gift ever!

Thursday, May 1, 2008


It has been such a wonderful week, and we have so much to be grateful for! Sean is LOVING his new job at Jerry Damson; I am finally done with this semester's finals, and Drew is finishing this school year with a bunch of fun activities that I can't wait to help with! I just feel like I'm finally able to take a deep breath and enjoy myself.
Ben was in town this week; it was SO good to see him! I love my brothers so much. They are such a source of strength to me, and I have been miserable with both of them living so far away! We got to go to Sarah's softball game, go to Panoply to see Sarah's art, and then go out to eat. We had a great time together, and I hope this summer is filled with many more opportunities for me to just relax and breathe.