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Thursday, March 25, 2010

My New Book- Be Fruitful and Multiply

Vision Forum had a great sale last week! We got Jonathon Park season 1 for $5.00 and I also got this book. I have heard about it so much for several years so I was excited to find it during a great sale. Can't wait to read through it. I started this afternoon and I'll pick up at bedtime on Chapter 2.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Even In The Valley God Is Good

This past Friday was the funeral of Carolyn Pigg. It was the last day of Winter but it was a beautiful "springy" day. Very fitting for this dear ladys home going celebration! It was an honor for me to call Carolyn my friend. She was a shining example of a true lady. We at Waterville loved her. In her final months her devoted husband, children, family and friends took loving care of her and treasured their time together. Carolyn loved the Lord! Her daughter called her not only her mother but her best friend! How blessed they were to have each other. Carolyn's sister Linda wrote about their childhood. It was so touching! Carolyn had picked out some songs for the choir to do at the funeral. These were some songs that were from the Easter musical a few years ago. I can remember her saying how much she loved them. Johnny and Carolyn were a beautiful couple. I know he was blessed to have a godly wife. I always loved it when they would match on Sundays! I pray Sammy and I can be examples to other couples too just like John and Carolyn were to us and so many others in our church.

Even in the valley God is good, even in the valley He is faithful and true. He carries His children through like He said He would. Even in the valley God is good.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

An update on Sarah

Sarah had her regular appointment with Dr. Waldrop yesterday. As usual Sammy took her and the kids and I stayed in the overly fancy waiting room. The small statues (forgot the proper name) always amaze Jacob. Let's just say I do not like to go to these visits. Not that Dr. Waldrop is unlikeable just that it makes it that much closer for us to make a decision on what to do for Sarah. The Dr. we are seeing has worked on children but never the head so he felt like it was time to see someone at Vanderbilt in Nashville. This shouldn't have surprised me but it did. We have went from Dr. to Dr. but have finally been seeing him the past few times. He said they have an excellent team of Docs there and has heard nothing but good about them. Sammy mentioned someone else that we had heard about to see and Sammy said he turned pale as a ghost and just shook his head witha big fat NO. That was good enough for us. We have no reason to not trust the person he sends us to. So with that all being said we are just waiting to get in with the group at Vanderbilt. Have we decided to go ahead and do the surgery? No not yet, but we have to know what we can and can't do. The age of two is fast aproaching and this is the age we knew we would have to get serious about making a decision with the help of a knowledgeable Dr. I know that we can pray and ask the Lord to show us what to do. He gave us Sarah and he loves her more than we all do put together. She is still just so little to me and I hate to see her go through all this if we decide to go ahead with everything. I wish I had been doing a blog when she was a newborn. I would love to have documented everything we have been told and also studied about through others that have had this procedure done. We are still praying that it would just go away on its own. It has gotten lighter but the size is still very irregular. That is what the Dr.s don't like about it and also that it is just so big. Now on a funnier note, as we were leaving the office yesterday, Sammy was trying to tell me a little about what was going on. I could tell it was more than just your normal visit. Well this very nice couple held the door for us as we walked out and Thank you and Have a nice day were exchanged. Just a few steps away these two very nice professional looking women were walking down the hall. All of the sudden I thought one was about to fall dead and the other one stared like somthing goofy. Ok was there a snake in the floor and I didn't see it. Let's just say I WAS NOT in the mood for it. Sammy was trying to quietly talk to me as we headed to the elevator and I was trying to ignore the two women but then- here she blows- "OH MY ___ THEY HAVE SIX KIDS". And so forth!!! Sammy didn't even here it he was looking for the restroom as he was talking. But the kids and I both saw and heard it. Why is that such a big deal? And it wasn't the nice you have 6 kids and that is kinda weird but hey whatever. It was the RUDE " I need some attention type woman so I am going to be a smart elick" Why don't people like that just glue there mouth up. Okay that was ugly! I know I am also doing wrong to match their ugliness. Most times I can laugh it off (like the one a few days ago that I can not even type on here it was so bad) it just got to me yesterday. Someone needs to start a list of all the dumb things people say so that everyone else can learn from it. Those poor women if they only realized how dumb THEY looked. We finished our trip with our usual visit to Krispy Kreme. We usually just go through the drive thru but I knew they would have special ones since it was St. Patricks day. The oldest 4 went in with me and we decided next time we would all come in and enjoy eating them inside. Let me just say DELICIOUS!!! They are always good but today they were exceptional. I could have ate more!!! Yum Yum.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Memorable Days

Well it was another day that I can't believe I didn't bring a camera. Today was a really fun day. All of us with the exception of Sammy who was at work and Morgan who had her 2 classes went over to spend the afternoon with our friends the McNelly's. This would include both Julie and Jane who live by each other and their children and then 2 other families and all their kids. It was such a quiet relaxing afternoon for us Moms. We had such enjoyable conversations about kids, curriculum and just life in general. Now for the boys they enjoyed playing outside with Nerf guns. Josiah and Jacob were thrilled with how many boys were there. Sometimes it seems like they are always outnumbered with girls. Not to say they don't enjoy playing with their sisters or any other girls, but what fun they had with those Nerf guns. Jacob fell in the mud and to be honest I'm not sure if I have ever seen him that muddy. So before getting in the car I just took his shoes off and wiped down his pants so he was good to go for the ride home. The last thing I wanted to do was squash their great afternoon with worrying about a little bit of dirt and mud. Jacob and Josiah both decided they would be back in a couple of days but I informed them we would have to wait till the next get together and that would be in about 4 more weeks. Katie had a good time too. I think at first she felt a little lonesome with Morgan not being there but she quickly perked right up and I could here all the giggles coming from the girls in the other room. Morgan looks forward to going next time. I think her classes should be finished by then. We are starting a young ladies bible study in a few weeks with a few other Moms and daughters. It will only be twice a month but I think we can get through the book pretty quick. It is such a good study, I've read through it a couple times. It just says so much about how to be a lady and how important modesty and purity is. Not just on the outside but also what you are on the inside. Because let's just face it- What's on the inside always comes out good or bad. Looking forward to the weekend. Upward Basketball is over so now we can rest some and do some things around the house. There's always something to do when it comes to the house and yard. I think I may even try to get in a few posts a week. I started this to help us look back and remember fun things we do because it looks like my scrapbooking days are gone for now. But Sammy and I are thinking about just doing the six kids and counting blog. I've got some ideas rolling around in my head if I can just find the time to post about it. Off to do more laundry!!!!! That's what happens when you stay gone to much in the afternoon.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

A Hectic Sunday

All seemed to be going well Sunday until I heard the BIG CRUNCH SOUND in the driveway. It was a terrible sound and then to realize I had backed over Daddy's car. He always parks right behind me but I always look back . Not this time. Actually the van turned out to look worse than the car. He took his car over to our friend Charlie's lot and he is able to get most of the dent and scratches out. We'll work on the van too. Our afternoon was much better. Our sweet friends Ernie and Shirley took all of us out to eat for lunch. The kids really enjoyed that. They are a lot of fun to be with. We meant to take some pictures but forgot the camera. Then after church Sunday night my very good friend Cindy gave us a very precious gift. She knew how my morning started. But this was a special surprise. I think I am either going to hang it above the fireplace or I will sit it on the mantle with picture of the kids above it. It has everyones name on it . I just love it.