Thursday, April 9, 2009


Busy weekend and week ahead.... Today is the last day of school before spring break and I could not be more ready for the chance to GET OUT OF HERE!!! This has been an extremely long semester so far and I desperately need a break from everything school.

Friday morning, we will travel to Birmingham and meet with our delivery doctor for the first time. I am excited to finally meet Dr. Head but nervous as well because this begins the finalization of our plans for Elizabeth's arrival. Pray for Dr. Head and his colleagues so that they might assist in making the best choices for my health and Elizabeth's safe arrival. We will also try to take a quick tour of the Labor/Delivery unit at Shelby while we are in the area. Over the past few weeks, we have learned that many of our friends are nurses/staff work in that area of the hospital so it will be great having people that love us close by.

Mom, Jessica and I are heading to Gulf Shores Tuesday-Friday of next week and I couldn't be more excited!!! GIRL TIME!! I love my husband and I could spend almost every moment of the day with him but I'm so thankful for the time I will get to have with the two most important women in my life. We have plans to do a lot of people watching, general lounging and did I mention a whole lotta NOTHING.

Speaking of the beach... what is the first thing you think of when you begin planning a beach trip? Bathing suits. Oy. I tried on EVERY swimsuit I have and let Jeremy tell me what he thought... big mistake. His expressions alone were priceless. One particular tankini had the tendency to act like a roll up window shade when pulled down over my big belly. Frightening. So, if you are vacationing in Gulf Shores this next week, please do not be alarmed if you see a sight that makes your children run and hide. It's just a swimsuit. Now, where is my self-tanner? Nothing says "spring break" like oompa-loompa tinted skin.....

Today is Maundy Thursday and tomorrow is Good Friday. Let us each remember those events that changed the world 2000 years ago. Where would we be without Christ's sacrifice for our unworthy souls? I wanted to watch the Passion of Christ this Easter season because of the beautiful portrayal of Mary in the film. By no means am I comparing myself to Mary but I have had a glimpse of the pain she must have felt. She was a humble woman that spent her whole life knowing that her sweet child was the Son of God and that there would be a day when he would leave her to serve his Father in a mighty way. I pray everyday that my sweet Elizabeth Ann's presence on earth will be a testament to God's love and grace and that her departure will bring God glory and honor. Oh how Mary must have felt.....

Celebrate this miraculous time of year with your family and have a Blessed Easter Sunday!



  1. Have a wonderful trip to Gulf Shores. I wish I were going too! We continue to pray for you and your Elizabeth Ann. I asked prayer for you at church again last night. We are praying for a miracle!
    Tobitha B.

  2. You SO deserve a beach getaway! I hope you really do a whole lot of NOTHING but reflecting and praising our mighty God! Your words are so true about Mary's feelings being similar to your own. What a neat way to look at it during the Easter season. Even with your sweet daughter still in your tummy, she is impacting many and your faith is such a testimony! I appreciate your transparency and commitment to serve the Lord, no matter what! Our entire church family is praying for you!
    Much love,
    Eric and Amanda

  3. After recovering from Knee replacement I would love to go to the beach, have a great time, I am praying for you. Your loving daughter knows everything you are feeling and she knows how much you love her. God Bless you all.
    Polly and Steve

  4. We live in Helena, close to Shelby Hospital. Wave on your way by..... Love You.