Saturday, June 25, 2011

What if?

    Have you ever wondered what you life would be like if you had never _________? I do. It is the inevitable "what if".  Every time I come back home, I can't help but wonder what my life would look like today had we never left. Who would my friends be? Where would  we be working? Would we even have Addi? (probably not.... it was pretty circumstantial, but that is a story for another day).

    The truth of the matter is I was suffocating in Kearney. Everything was WAY too comfortable and I was stagnant.... dying (spiritually speaking). Houston caused me to stretch... grow... change. I needed to be uncomfortable for awhile. I needed to learn how to depend on Christ because everything back home came so easily. I needed to learn to have a relationship with my husband that allowed us to work together, learn together, and grow together. And the truth of the matter is that there were some things might have been a little bit too much to handle if we had stayed as well. God knew....... knows.

    I am thankful for the life that I have. The good and the bad..... the hard and the easy...... the ugly and the beautiful.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Adventures of Growing Up

My baby girl really isn't a baby anymore. Big changes are happening and I am squeezing tight to the last baby moments that I am allowed to have with Addileigh Grace. Time moves so fast and it has never been more evident until the moment you watch a baby grow into a child. I am savoring and drinking deep.... holding onto each new moment like a precious jewel.
Addi likes to grow up fast too........ none of this waiting for mommy to be ready stuff. She is constantly hitting new milestones months before many babies her age do. She storms ahead, looking for new adventures and obstacles to overcome. Meanwhile her Daddy and I are holding onto the tail of her little skirts as she skips by, hoping we don't miss a moment.

New Playhouse

Big Girl Bed

Is any parent ready for this moment? It is like the ultimate switch from infant to toddler and Addi was ready to jump in full force. Daddy shed a tear watching his baby falling asleep in her "big girl bed" and my tears came as the crib officially exited her room and was moved into baby brothers.

As I cleaned all of Addi's old things for the arrival of her baby brother, Addi had other plans.

Picture Mania!

Months with no computer = hundreds of pictures! Get ready for the madness over the next couple of days!!