Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Yesterday and today this pretty girl has had a fever. Yesterday she was feverish and didn't really want to do anything. She didn't eat or drink much, was content to just be held and slept a lot. Today she's much better, thought not quite 100%.

I hate it when the girls are sick. I really hate it. It makes me nervous. I'm not one to just rush them to the doctor so sometimes I worry that maybe I wait too long. I'm glad to have Jason to give his feedback though! It's especially hard when it's baby who's sick. They can't tell us how they're feeling or where they hurt...we just have to guess! I was telling Jason the other day that I wish they had little sensors that would go off when it's time to take them to the doctor! Wouldn't that be nice?!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

mountain tops and valleys

I'm at the peak of one of the tallest mountain tops right now. I'm elated. I'm ecstatic! My heart is bursting with joy!

Why you ask? We found out yesterday that our baby is not just one baby, but TWO! We're having identical twins. And I couldn't be happier!

As I ponder how happy I am, I can't help but think of the so many Christians who are going through valleys right now. I follow three blogs really closely that are written by Christian moms who have suffered terrible heartache. Patrice lost her first baby at birth and her second baby was born with EB. Cari lost her baby girl (10 months old I think) almost a year ago to SIDS. And Lindsay lost her only child to SIDS about three weeks ago (he was only four months old). It's heartbreaking to read these stories. And yet I go back day after day. These three women struggle to continue believing. They grasp to any small truth about God that they can. Yet in the midst of their heartache they TRUST what He's doing in their lives.

It's a reminder to me that things don't always happen at the top of mountains. Many times we walk through valleys, clinging to the truth of God's Word. I, myself have been through some of those valleys. We lost a baby to miscarriage almost two years ago. We THOUGHT we had lost this baby a couple months ago. Those are difficult valleys to walk through. Yet in the midst of it God brings His peace and comfort.

So, right now I'll rejoice on this mountain top! I'll cherish these moments of utter joy! But I'll remember that the valleys will come. And when they do, I pray that I will be able to continue to worship and praise God for what He's doing!

julia's 1st birthday!

Juls turned ONE on Sunday! Happy Birthday baby girl! Here are some pictures from her little party we had with just us! Her big party is this coming Saturday! (sorry the pics loaded backwards):

Opening presents, baby! And enjoying the paper more than the presents, of course!

Yeah, she liked it. She ate the WHOLE piece of cake (and then got a bath)!

"I just CAN'T wait, guys!"

Happy Birthday to you!

Pretty birthday dress!

learning to walk...sorta

This seriously just makes me laugh. Hard!