Sunday, August 31, 2008
Bobbie was doing so great today, it was SO good to see her. She was up out of bed for a short time, it is all so amazing.
She is so annoyed that she got hit by a truck...lots of people would have lots of different feelings about getting hit by a truck but Bobbie is just annoyed. :)
I got to talk to her lots and she hurts...a lot...but she is doing SOOO good compared to how she should be doing...it is amazing.
Every time I get news it is good news and it is such a relief. Such a relief.
Thank you for all the prayers...God has brought us all thru so much...He is right there with Bobbie.
Saturday, August 30, 2008
ben just talked to dave...bobbie's last blood test came back and her hemglobin went back up which is GREAT news...it makes surgery less likely.
Ben, along with several of dave's friends have moved everything from the house in oxford to the new house. now we just have to put everything away.
today i sat with bobbie for a while by myself while she slept. i just kept staring at her nose and lips because they have the least trama to them that shows.
every prayer i have prayed has been answered:
on the way to the hospital:
"Lord, please don't take my sister" - He answered.
Since then we have prayed for continual healing...He is there with her...healing her.
She is in so much pain. When they did an ultra sound to check out some of her organs they saw the baby-flipping around, perfectly fine.
God is so good.
Bobbie is as stubborn as ever, trying to take as little pain medication as possible. I know it is just the mom in her wanting to protect her baby.
she told her nurse she is having a girl (still too early to confirm by ultra sound) and that she is going to name her Madalyn. It is going to be one of the most joyous occations of my life to see my sister give birth to her second child...two people we almost lost.
when bad things happen we only have one choice...to look for God...and trust me...HE has not left Bobbie's side since that Truck even touch their front yard.
Pray with us...Praise God for HIS protection...HE is so good.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
And I just got a call that Amanda had the baby and she is healthy and everyone is doing good :)
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
July 9, 2008
Yesterday Ally called me and asked if I wanted to go with her to the Family Alternatives Facility because she had to drop off some paper work. Of course I answered YES! So, today Kobe and I met Ally at her house (which is about 3 minutes from our house) and we went to Alternatives, which is right on the way to Kobe’s school from our house! At least this will be semi convenient Praise the Lord! I signed up for the classes today for Ben and I and what a huge blessing that was. Their classes are on Wednesday nights for 4 weeks! This will work out well with Ben’s schedule and give us a little extra family tine for the month of August. How perfect. Praise God for the help!
Today as we walked out of the building Kobe was walking out singing “We’re going to be Foster Parents – We’re going to be Foster Parents…” So adorable J
They also gave me all the paper work that needs to be filled out so I could get a head start on it. Awesome. I am SO excited!!!!
July 14, 2008
Wow, I can’t believe it is already July 14, 2008. We had Amanda’s 2nd Baby Shower yesterday and that was fun. There have been a couple things I have been thinking about lately when it comes to foster care-adoption vs having your own kids.
1. I may never name another child again.
And that kinda stinks because I had come up with a girl’s name and a boy’s name I wanted to use. I had decided I wanted 2 boys and a girl and that worked out so perfectly in my mind. It will be interesting to see what happens J
2. Baby Showers and foster care don’t go together.
You know, I NEVER had a baby shower. Someone decided to come 3 weeks early and messed up those plans J
And as for foster care, it is so long before you know for sure if your child is really yours for good it would be weird (and heart breaking) to have a baby shower and then have the baby go home to someone else.
No more baby showers for me.
3. One thing foster care and pregnancies do have in common is people saying rude things to you.
Amanda was telling me about the insensitive things people had said to her about her having kids so close together, how hard it would be, ect. And I can relate to that. Recently I ran into an old friends parents and told them about our plans to Foster Parent and she went on to tell me about her friend’s horror story with Foster Parenting. I know in a way they feel like they “need to worn me” but it puts me in a weird place because God told us to do it-so what choice do I have? There is no reason to be worried or scared about it because it is what we are supposed to do. End of story.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Kobe & Michael...they are such good buddies right now:)
Love his little face!
Yes, he played with a card most of the time Bobbie was opening presents.
David ACTUALLY looking at one of his gifts...
He wasn't too sure about this cake thing...
Isn't it cute? I made it :)
Dad trying to help him get into it...
Eventually he did...
Ben took these pictures, all while David was trying to feed him the lovely cake :)
He had a really great Birthday party, got lots of new clothes, some toys and a great bike!