Monday, February 9, 2009


Let's face it... I'm pudgy and I'm pregnant. Therefore, I want cake. But who knew that my mom, post-menopausal and recently a Lifetime member of WW also desperately wanted cake. We celebrated Mom's birthday this weekend and I made a cute cake using the skills learned this summer at a Wilton Class (Hobby Lobby). I hate Wilson icing so I looked up a different buttercream type icing and tried it instead. The cake looked really cute (9" round - 2 layers) and I was nervous that it wouldn't taste okay. Well, I wish I could say that there was a little cake left for you guys to try but we ate it.... all. Me, Dad and Mom. No one else. I'm not sure what to say other than "Fat kids love cake."

Jeremy didn't get to come to Pelham this weekend but he's almost caught up at work and feeling a little less stressed!! Woo-hoo! If you don't know Jeremy, then you're missing out! He comes off shy at first but once you get his New Jersey started there is NO slowing down. He's a fast talker with strange stories from the land of Yankees. He's also an AWESOME chef and likes to put his own spin on classics. I've cooked maybe 10 meals during our entire marriage and it's not because I can't cook.... he's just so much better at it!!! If you ever come over for dinner, ask for either Beef Stroganoff, Spaghetti w/ Cannonballs or General Tso's Chicken w/ sticky rice.

I also got to see a ton of FBC Pelham folks on Sunday morning. My family joined FBC Pelham in July 1992 and this church has GROWN so much over the past 17 years. Bro. Mike and Mrs. Mary have been (and will always be) like family to me and my family. They are the type of people you just want to hug and LOVE. I didn't tell Bro. Mike this after church because we were both a little weepy but during his sermon, he got really loud at one point (not unusual for any minister especially him) but Baby really started moving when Bro. Mike got loud. I wonder if Baby was saying "Amen" or "Use your inside voice." I'm always telling our dog, Dewey, to use his inside voice.

After the sermon Sunday, the word FAITHFULNESS has been on my mind. I began thinking about the faithfulness I have seen from those I love the most....

-My sister has shown me her faithfulness by continuing to be my other half, my joke box and my "ask anything" baby sister. If you do not have a relationship with your sibling(s), work to develop one NOW. My mom has always told us that when she and Dad are gone, we will only have each other and that has strengthened our bond. We have a very unusual sister ESP and have always had a special connection that is hard to explain.

-My parents have shown their faithfulness to us through their constant prayers, their devotion to our needs and their support of our decisions. They have shared their strength and wisdom in the darkest of moments. Their faithfulness to each other has SHOWN me what love looks like year after year after year.

-Jeremy has shown his faithfulness to me during this time by being the decision-maker, the provider and the leader of our home. He has comforted me and given me love every day, even those days that I do not deserve it. Although his tender heart has been broken many times over, he remains the gentle giant that I loved from the moment I met him.

-God's faithfulness to me is shown through the Family he blessed me with and the Husband he chose for me. God has shown His faithfulness to Jeremy and I by giving us comfort. God will be faithful to us during this entire journey whether that ends with a miraculous healing of our Baby or our Baby's final breath. His faithfulness will continue as we either raise our precious Baby or mourn our deepest loss. We KNOW he will be faithful to us and give us the strength we need. Our responsbility is to continue our faithfulness to HIM and be mindful of His plans for our future.

Love you all,


  1. Once again you are the example of faith. I hope you know how you shine before all of us as a beacon on the path. I am praying for you and I have passed your story (and blog)on to my family and friends. May God continue to bless you and may you continue to find his blessing in every step. In Him, Jessica Breland

  2. I have also added you to my blog role and sent the link to all my family and friends. I hope to have everyone I know (or that reads me) praying for Y'all soon!

  3. I mean really, enough with the cake...can't a fat kid dieting get a break!! No, you are great you little Betty Crocker! I love you!

  4. I posted about you on my blog this morning. Here is the link:

    I admire you both so very much!