Monday, October 31, 2011

Great weekend!

This past weekend Ike and I went to Little Rock, AR to hang out with our friends, the Jones.  We had such a great time!!  Saturday afternoon we went hiking up Pinnacle Mountian.  It was really fun!  I was so proud of Jenifer and Josh, I mean they carried themselves and their girls up the mountian.  We miss these guys terribly!  Little Rock was really nice and very pretty!  I think it is somewhere we could live!  ;)

Buster had his first trip to the kennel over the weekend!  He was a champ.  I was kinda sad for him because he is not fixed and could not play with the other dogs only a pet specialist (which I am sure my only child puppy loved).  But we maybe changing that soon (the fixed part not the only child part)!  This morning I went to pick him up, and as soon as I get him back he goes (like for real) to the bathroom on the FLOOR!  I am sure hoping he does not think he can go inside now!  We both missed that little dog!

What a week!

Our lives have DEFINITELY been a whirlwind lately!  I'm sure you could have guessed that from my recent post.  This week was no different.  :)  Ike is still working out of town, and has not gotten off work before 10 pm all week!  They promise it is not always like this.  :)
Mom has 3 weeks behind her!  3 more before she gets a week off and then 3 hopefully final weeks.  Monday was rough!  She didn't make it treatment she felt so bad.  The rest of the week she has felt better just VERY uncomfortable.  Last night she must have felt good because she cooked us all supper.  It was Delicious (not that she could tell poor thing can not taste anything)!  She made a roast with potatoes, carrots, and peppers yum!
Yesterday we got a call from Rose that baby's heart had stopped beating.  She had a D&C this morning.  I have not talked to her yet, but Chris says she is doing ok.  We were all heartbroken, but thankful to the Lord for His mercy.  We know that under the circumstances this was best.  I am so thankful that Rose and Chris have a strong faith, and can see that the Lord's will and timing are always perfect. 

I know so many of you have been praying for all the things we have going on.  Ike and I both really appreciate it.  We know people are praying, and we are constantly seeing the Lord answer those prayers.

Monday, October 24, 2011


This is a terribly sad post, but I need to remember that the Lord is teaching me
In my post a few weeks ago I announced that Rose and Chris are expecting a baby.  This week they recieved some very sad news.  This sweet little baby has a chromosomal disorder called trisomy 13.  This disorder soo sadly means that if this baby makes it to delivery he or she will most likely only be with us for a very short time.  Rose and Chris are amazing and they both have a faith that just blows me away.  They KNOW that this baby is a blessing to them.  They trust God to use this situation to grow them, and to bring glory to Him.  Rose says we will call this baby Job.  This song is truly Rose's heart right now....
We pray for blessings

We pray for peace
Comfort for family, protection while we sleep
We pray for healing, for prosperity
We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering
All the while, You hear each spoken need
Yet love us way too much to give us lesser things

'Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise

We pray for wisdom
Your voice to hear
And we cry in anger when we cannot feel You near
We doubt Your goodness, we doubt Your love
As if every promise from Your Word is not enough
All the while, You hear each desperate plea
And long that we'd have faith to believe

Thursday, October 13, 2011

One Down!

Yesterday was one week down!  Mom has done pretty good.  She was really sick on Monday and got dehydrated.  They had to give her an IV with fluids, but after that the rest of the week she has felt much better.  She drinks a ton of coke zero (way too much), and the doctor suggested that she try to drink Gatorade instead.  That has really helped!  She usually drinks coke from a can, and she has learned quick that she can not do that because she taste the metal, and she has to use plastic silverware.  So crazy!  Tuesday she felt really good so I met them at the state fair for lunch.  We all had a good time!

Focused on the game!

She got her cotton candy and caramel apple!
Buster loves his mamaw!  It is weird how much dogs pick up on, I am certian that he knows my mom is sick and he is extra clingy and protective of her.  This little dog has had quite a week!  He got out of the backyard 4 times before we finally figured out his escape route. 

Last Friday I got this out of my fortune cookie!  I thought it was so appropriate for me!  God uses everything huh?

In other news this week...  My sister had to go to the emergency room last week.  They found out that she had gall stones, and this week she had surgery.  Our family is the kind that all show up for even the smallest of things so it was hard for me and especially my mom to not be there.  Some of our other family was able to go and make sure she was ok and of course her husband was there.  She is recoverying pretty good.

Ike has been at "camp" for his new job for the past two weeks!  EWE!  I think he has really enjoyed it, but I am not a fan of it :)  You take forgranted the little things like going to sleep with your husband.  I guess I needed to be reminded to appreciate the little things!  I can not wait to see him tomorrow!