Monday, August 25, 2014

Blessings Overflowing....

As I sit here, the night before our due date, I think back to my last post. The post where we announced to the world our exciting news that we were finally expecting! Since my last post our due date was moved from August 28 to August 26. I never got morning/afternoon/all-day sickness; just nauseous in the beginning. I have loved every minute of being pregnant! From getting to feel those first little flutters to the full out rolling  around here in the end. I have to say that I have been blessed with a wonderful pregnancy.

We decided when we first started trying that we would not find out the sex. Well, Baby Doodles made this easy for us to do. When we went for our 20 week ultrasound, the baby moved 3 times within the 45 minute ultrasound and never even gave us a decent profile picture. Our doctor doesn't do any other ultrasounds unless necessary, so we were never even tempted to find out what we were having.

That is the thing we are looking forward to most whenever Baby Doodles decides to make his/her appearance. We are anxiously awaiting that day, and it looks like Baby is in no hurry. We have scheduled our induction for September 4 because as of our appointment today there has been no progress. We know that God has things in control and Baby Doodles will come when ready.

We ask that you continue to pray for us. Pray that labor and delivery go smoothly. Pray that baby is healthy. Most importantly pray that Dudley and I raise this baby to love God and live for Him daily!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

December 19, 2013.....

December 19, 2013. A day I will never forget.

I know I don't have many followers, but to those of you I do have, do you remember this post?

Well, God most definitely knew better than we did.

On the morning of December 19, Dudley and I received the greatest Christmas present we could have asked for:

We are expecting are little one August 28, 2014! 

What a journey we have already been through. I have had to give blood 3 times before actually seeing the doctor. We had our initial visit on January 2 where we got to see our little sweet pea for the first time and see it's heartbeat. Then today,  we went back to Dr. Gentry and we not only got to see it's head, body, legs, arms and spinal cord, but we got to see it kick and hear it's heartbeat! 

There are so many emotions we are feeling and thoughts running through our heads, but the biggest one is how awesome our God is! Nothing else can explain this phenomenon called life and the process of how it is created. We are so grateful that He has deemed us worthy to carry, watch over, and love one of His children. 

We ask all of you that you would be there with us to help us raise this little one to know the Lord and to raise it to spread the good news of Christ.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Words of Wisdom...

I have never thought of myself as one who is good with words or good at being able to express my feelings. Today isn't going to be any different.

2 years ago Dudley and I decided that we were ready to start down the road of expanding our family. We weren't in a hurry. We just decided to let love lead. A year passed and nothing was happening, so this past January we decided to talk to my doctor just to make sure everything was okay. We went through all the initial testing and everything seemed great. This left us really wondering, if everything looks great why aren't we getting pregnant??

It was decided that we would start seeing an infertility doctor to see if there was anything more we could do. Long story short, I have been on two different cycles of treatment, both of which produced results, but I still didn't get pregnant.

Throughout all of this we would pray that if God wanted us to have a baby He would allow it to happened. He knew our hearts and our desires. We really thought we were letting God lead.

Jump to now:
We have been on such an emotional roller coaster not knowing what to think when God sent us the right people at the right time.

It was brought to my attention my someone I love, admire and look up to,  that maybe we were letting getting pregnant take the place of God in our lives. At the time we didn't realize that is what we were doing, but looking back now that it is exactly what we were doing. It was consuming every part of my life. When this person shared their thoughts with me it was exactly what I needed to hear. From that moment on, Dudley and I made the decision to get our focus back on God. We needed to remember that He is who makes us whole.

We have since decided to stop fertility treatments for now and just let God lead. We know that he has a plan for us and we just need to love and adore Him. He knows what is best and all we can do is trust  him fully.

I write this mostly to remind myself of Isaiah 55:8-9 "'For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares The Lord.' 'As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.'" And of Romans 5:3-5 " we also rejoice in our suffering, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us."

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

My Oh My!

I guess the first step is to admit when you haven't succeeded. So, I admit, I bit off more than I could chew when it came to keeping up with this blog. I thought I could keep up with it, but as you can see...I could not. It has been a month now since my last entry, and I have to be honest with you, life has just gotten in the way.

There have been so many different stressors throughout this month that I just haven't felt like updating. It wasn't because I wasn't thankful for anything, but that other things were getting me down.

With all that being said, I have to say that I am very thankful for how some of those stressors have turned out. There have been several instances where I am 100% confirmed in my belief that God does things in advance that we may wonder about, but it always turns out for the best. Why we ever worry is something I will never understand, but I am glad God is in control of all aspects of my life!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Ups and Downs....

It has been 10 days since I have last posted, and there are reasons why.

These last 10 days have really had their ups and downs, and frankly I have not posted on purpose. Some of those days have been great while others have left me with a heavy heart. So I am going to put what I am thankful for in one post....

March 1-10, 2013

Day 121-131: I am thankful that God knows what is going on in my life and all I have to do is trust and have faith in Him. He is there for me when my days are going well. I can praise Him for allowing things to go well in work and life. However, I must always remember to praise Him through the hard times!

 Romans 5:1-5

Thursday, February 28, 2013

February 20-28

February 20, 2013

Day 112: Today, I am thankful it is the half-way through the week today!

February 21, 2013

Day 113: I am thankful that Dudley and I both have jobs!

February 22, 2013

Day 114: I am thankful for the opportunities I was given in high school to share my singing talent. Tonight, I went good 'ole MHS for the show choirs community night and the memories came flooding back. Knowing what I know now, I really took for granted the opportunities I had to better myself and do more with my singing. Hindsight is 20/20, right?

February 23, 2013

Day 115: Today, I am thankful that I live close to most of my family. It is very nice to be so close when things good or bad come up.

February 24, 2013

Day 116: I am thankful for the power of a song. I am a firm believer that songs often emote the emotion we may be feeling. I have find myself hearing the right song at the right moment it needs to be heard. Songs and music speak directly to my heart and my emotions!

February 25, 2013

Day 117: I am thankful for friends you can get together with and help each other out no matter the need.

February 26, 2013

Day 118: Today, is a hard day to find something new to be thankful for because it was a rough day, and I keep going back to being thankful for Dudley and his listening and understand ear.

February 27, 2013

Day 119: I am thankful for sweet little boys who have no control over their own lives and yet they still can smile and tell me they love me...Wish things were different for him

February 28, 2013

Day 120: Today I am thankful for God being in control of things!!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013


February 16, 2013

Day 108: I am thankful for time spent out away from the house and stresses of life!

February 17, 2013

Day 109: I am thankful for Dudley's job!

February 18, 2013

Day 110: Today, I am thankful for peace of mind in knowing that even though things don't go our way, or in our timing....God's got it! He knows what He is doing and all we have to do is trust in him!

February 19, 2013

Day 111: Today I am thankful for 3:30! I don't say that a lot, but today has been a rough day and I am just ready to head home!