Wednesday, September 15, 2010

My Pink Party

On Monday night my friends and family surrounded me with love, gifts, prayer, and support. I was so overwhelmed by the amount of people and gifts I was completely speecheless. I tried over and over again to think that night after I got home how in the world I was supposed to thank all of these wonderful people for everyting they have, are, and will be doing for myself and my family. I came to the realization that I dont think I could ever possibly verbalize a thank you for all the love that has been poured out for us. So as a thank you to each of you I would like to take a moment to pray for each individual that has been such a great part of our support system through this tough time in our lives.

Dear Heavenly Father,

I come to you tonight at a loss for words on how I should thank these individuls who have such an amazing servants heart and use it to serve myself and my family. I thank you so much for the way you have blessed me by putting me in the pathway of these loving children of yours Lord. Thank you for sending committed friends who walk with me on this difficult journey and are a tangible expression of your presence. I ask that you multiply their time Lord as they take time away from their families to serve others. I also ask that you bless them abundantly as you see fit Lord. Please open the eyes of my heart Lord to see when these individuals are in need as well and mold me to be the servant to them as they have been to me. In your almighty name I pray. AMEN!!!

The pink party meant so much to me, not for the abundance of gifts or awesome food but to have all of my friends together and see what a wonderful support system God has laid out before me. I know he put each and every individual on my path of life because he knew they would serve a great purpose through my journey and I am so grateful for that. I love each and everyone of you!!! Thank you so much for being a part of mine and my families life!!

"Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith." Galatians 6:10

Friday, September 3, 2010

Home Sweet Home

I absolutely loved Mayo Clinic.. I had impecable care and an amazing team of doctors that treated me like I was there only patient, God had definitely blessed me! I fell in love with Rochester, Minnesota. The people there were so nice and the weather was unbelievable. I loved being there, I knew without a shadow of a doubt that going there was the best decision for me. All of that being said Ashland, Kentucky had never sounded so wonderful!!! I couldnt wait to get home to see my babies. I had been away from them for way too long!!

I did not realize what a privelage it is to be a stay at home mom until I wasn't able to do all the things I do for my girls each day. I took so much for granted! I couldnt wait to fix sippys, brush curly hair for 30 minutes, listen to whining b/c the movie in the van was skipping and most of all I couldnt wait to see their beautiful faces. I think I had a perma-smile for the rest of the evening after we returned home.

The next day we had our first MOPS meeting of the year. I couldnt wait to see everyone there. I knew I had missed everyone but I did not realize how much!! When we went into discussion groups after out speakers I realized that this bump in the road was not just me alone, I had a ton of people on this journey with me. There were so many people over the past month that were there every step of the way to pray for me and encourage me.

Psalm 23:5 "My cup overflows." At that moment I realized that my cup was like a waterfall and God had placed so many wonderful individuals in my path to help fill that cup for me and I am so thankful for that!

There have been tears and I know that there will still be some hard times to come but I am comforted in knowing that I have so many amazing, compassionate, loving, and prayerful people in my life.