Sunday, June 19, 2011


Happy Father's Day to one heck of a man!  

Over the past 4 1/2 years, you have really gotten the hang of this daddy thing.  I must say, you were a natural from the start, but every day that goes by, you seem to impress me more and more with your fathering ability.

You are a fun dad!  I am confident when I say, there is nothing you wouldn't do for these little ones to make them smile :)

You are a loving dad.  As far as the girls and I are concerned, you have hung the moon.  I love the way the girls light up every day when you get home from work.  I love when they talk about the silly things you do to make them laugh.  I love that you show them the proper way to love and be loved in return.  

You have such a passion for teaching the girls new things about life, the world, the church, and the list could go on and on.  

And ever since I met you, I have loved your love for children.  Here we are about to welcome our third child into this world.   What a neat thing... 

You are an amazing father!  Happy Father's Day my love!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Today, I am thankful....

for my husband - the only man who can do his job and mine, all with a smile and never complain once.  Five years ago, I knew I was marrying a good man, but never in my wildest dreams did I imagine I was marrying THIS good of a man.

for my mom - a second mommy to my girls.  She has such strong faith in God and is constantly positive about any situation.

for family -  we could have never chosen better parents or siblings if we had tried.  They have always been our rock through whatever life has thrown at us.

for my kids.  Every time I look into their sweet little eyes, or feel little Noah kick, I see hope.  They are pure joy to me and a sure sign that Christ is with me.

for my friends - calls, e-mails, texts, visits, food delivery, babysitters - I honestly don't know how I managed bed rest (or life for that matter) without them.  They teach me how to be a better friend to others.

AND, most importantly, for a loving God who turns even the worst situations into blessings.

I am so humbled by all the people who are here for us.
If you've ever been on bed rest, you know it's an all out mental battle with yourself.  There is nothing much I can do for myself physically, but everything I can do for myself mentally and spiritually.  Please pray that I don't lose sight of my blessings.  God is good!