Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Another Wednesday for Wyatt


It is Wednesday again!!!!! Time to try to raise awareness for sweet little Wyatt!!! If you haven't signed the petition yet, I urge you to do so now. It is soooo fast and simple! Wyatt's two little minutes on Earth deserve to be recognized.

Here is a link to their blog. Here is a link to the petition (or you can click the Wednesdays for Wyatt button!). And if you are a blogger, would you join us?! It’s quite simple to participate. All you have to do is copy and paste this post on your blog, and come back to Danielle Finchum's blog link up with MckLinky! Once you do that, your all set to win this first ever Wednesday’s for Wyatt giveaway. Let make this a huge success, shall we?

Each life deserves to be recognized, don't you think???


Psalm 139

13 You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
NLT

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Random Moments...

Just recording a memory I don't want to forget!!!! :)


Sept 29, 2009

Kennedy and I are driving down the street listening to Brandon Heath's "Give Me You Eyes," It is a gorgeous day - completely clear, blue skies. Out of the blue, Kennedy points to the sky with a huge smile and says "Sammy's up there!"

"He is?!" I respond.

"Yeah!"

"Is that where Heaven is?" I ask.

"Yea. I'm pointing to the sky!" she laughs, just in case I can't see her finger pointing upward.

"What do you think he is doing?" I ask.

"I don't know. I think he is swimming!!" she happily chirps.

"Oh fun!" I add, with joy so great it almost bursts my heart.

**Giggles*** heard from back seat.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Short Answers




Here is our next installment of SHORT ANSWERS!!!!!



What is soap made out of?
Kennedy: Bubbles.
Me: anything else?
Kennedy: I don't know.







What's the hardest thing in the world to do?
kennedy: to fix my bike.
me: who could fix it?
kennedy: the bike fixer.





What's something you wish you didn't have to do?


kennedy: eat my dinner before ice cream.





What are you learning at school?
kennedy: I learned how to make green.
me: And how do you make green?
kennedy: You um...yellow and red.
me: makes green?
kennedy: yeah....does it make green?
Me: (shake my head no)
kennedy: what does it make? I don't know!! Orange?





What is your favorite book?
Kennedy: The dog that has a home. The dog that Grandma Lori has - the dog book. Do you remember that one?





Where do cats come from?
Kennedy: From their mommy's tummies. Is that where they come from? They come from God?





What is your favorite color?
kennedy: Purple. I said purple.






Who is your best friend?
kennedy: Danny. Danny from school.













Wednesday's for Wyatt



I recently learned about a little boy named Wyatt who graced the world with his presence for two sweet mintues. However, on his birth certificat he is listed as a stillborn. His parents are fighting to get legislation in their state changed which will allow little Wyatt's life to be recognized. Please join me in signing their petition and spreading the word.

Here is a link to their blog. Here is a link to the petition (or you can click the Wednesdays for Wyatt button!). And if you are a blogger, would you join us?! It’s quite simple to participate. All you have to do is copy and paste this post on your blog, and come back to Danielle Finchum's blog link up with MckLinky! Once you do that, your all set to win this first ever Wednesday’s for Wyatt giveaway. Let make this a huge success, shall we?

Each life deserves to be recognized, don't you think???

Psalm 127:3 (The Message)

Don't you see that children are God's best gift? The fruit of the womb his generous legacy?


Monday, October 19, 2009

Harvest of Friends Blog Party!




Lynnette Kraft is having another Blog Party!!!! These are so fun! This time around she offered some random questions for us to answer in hopes of getting to know each other better! I hope you will play along! Just head to her blog (click on the button) and link up with her!!!



1. What is your favorite thing to snack on while you're blogging?

I don't usually eat while blogging! I might grab a soda, though!



2. What is one thing you wouldn't want to live without?

Other than my family (which is a given) I won't wouldn't to live without my sense of sight.



3. Beach, Mountains or Farm? Where would you live if you had a choice?

Hmm....I think I would choose farm on the beach near the mountains! Can I do that?!?!


4. What's your least favorite chore/household duty?

I greatly dislike cleaning bathrooms. They just gross me out.



5. Who do people say you remind them of?

Well, when I was about 30lbs lighter they used to say Keri Russell. But not now!!!

6. Prefer parties and socializing or staying at home with the fam?

I prefer staying with the family - I guess I am kind of a home body! I am not really comfortable in most social situations!


7. What's your all time favorite movie?
I am not a movie person. I don't watch many movies and so don't have a favorite.


8. Do you sleep in your make up or remove it like a good girl every night?

It depends on the night! I would say I take it off about 60% of the time! Oops!

9. Do you have a hidden talent or a deep desire to learn something that you've never had a chance to learn? What is it?

Hidden talent? Not so much. But I really would like to know how to knit and crochet. My grandmother tried to teach me once, but I was so slow figuring it out and then I just got to busy to practice.


10. What's one strange thing you're really good at?

Hmm....I honestly can't think of anything.



11. What first attracted you to your spouse?

His smile! :) Definitely!! But a close second was his muscles! ;)


12. What is something you love to smell?
Coffee.....yum....



13. Tell something about you that you know irritates people.
Being a perfectionist and getting frustrated easily. My introverted personality - it makes me appear secretive and hard to get to know.

14. When you have extra money (HA!) what's the first thing you think to do with it?

Buy clothes, shoes, accessories for Kennedy!


15. Are you a silent laugher or a loud laugher? What makes you laugh the hardest?

I am in the middle for sure! Unless something is beyond hilarious, then I am loud and tend to snort!!! I think that Kennedy makes me laugh the most!

16. Where is your favorite place to shop?

I love going to consignment stores or thrift shops looking for deals and bargains!

17. What's one thing you'd do more often if you had more time?

I would exercise more.

18. Are you a big spender or frugal?

Jeff might say a big spender!! I would say I am in the middle - I love bargains, but I often buy too many bargains!

19. Who is your favorite character of all time (from a movie or book)? (Can't be real)

What?! I have no idea - I hate questions like this!


20. Would you want to be famous?

NEVER. EVER. NO WAY.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness


October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. And today, October 15th, is Remembrance Day.


On Remembrance Day, we light a candle in honor of each child we have lost. You are supposed to light it for at least one hour today so there will be a continuous wave of light all over the world for 24 hours.


I would love if you would light a candle in honor of my sweet boy sometime today.


Psalm 119:71 (New Living Translation)
71 My suffering was good for me, for it taught me to pay attention to your decrees
.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Short Answers & The Pumpkin Patch!


How will you stay healthy this winter?


Kennedy: By staying in my house and not going outside.
Me: But how will you get to school?
Kennedy: You can just drive me.
Me: But you will have to go outside.
Kennedy: I can just put a jacket on.


How do you spell CD?

Kennedy: C and O.
Me: Not quite.
Kennedy: How? Tell me in my ear mom. FIrst there is a C. And then what? And then....S?
Me: Nope.
Kennedy: Ummm..... N.
Me: Nope.
Kennedy: Ummm.....Is it P?
Me: C D.
Kennedy: D! and then R?




If you found a wallet full of money in your yard, what would you do with it?


Kennedy: I would put it in my penny bank.
Me: But that's not your money is it?
Kennedy: What? What isn't my money?
Me: If we just found it in our yard.
Kennedy: It wouldn't be our money, mama?
Me: I don't know...how would it become ours?
Kennedy: I don't know. We could just keep it.
Me: What if someone lost it and they were sad?
Kennedy: We could give it back to them. And what if there was one of our grandpa's and they had a wallet adn they put it right there and they went inside to go home and they forgot it? And then we wouldn't know that. That. That they left their wallet...and.... if we were mean we would take their wallet out of our yard and then we would keep it.




How do you sweat when you're hot?

Kennedy: You just go outside when its cold. You can get whatever is cold and put it over you. You could get anything cold.
Me: But how does the sweat get there?
Kennedy: Well if it is sunny at your house and you went outside and you were really hot and then you needed to go into your classroom and it was recess but Ms Jenny didn't call me but Ms Jenny didn't call um....um....me....um....then you would ask me Jenny if I could go and then she would say yes or no.



If you were a superhero, what would your name be?

Kennedy: Kennedy. Just Kennedy!
Me: I love it!

How many stars are in the sky?

Kennedy: One hundred.


***************


Last Friday Kennedy's Preschool went to the Pumpkin Patch and I got to go along! I went last year too! It was too fun! So enjoy the photos!!!!!







Sunday, October 4, 2009

19 Months

Today Sam would be 19 months old.

Last weekend Kennedy and I went to the cemetery and cleaned things up a bit. We pulled weeds around the teddy bear and wooden cross. I had planned to replace the white flowers with orange ones. Kennedy decided we needed to keep the white ones - so she placed them by one of his shepherd's hooks! We also brought him a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch.
I think Kennedy is finally realizing what the cemetery really is. I am so thankful that she isn't scared of it at all. We always walk around and she loves to ask about the names on the headstones. She loves to run everywhere!
I wanted to share a song with you all. I have been hearing it quite a bit lately on the radio - not sure why since it was on their album in 2004. Either way, I relate to so very much of it. It is "Homesick" by Mercy Me.

The song starts with:
You’re in a better place, I’ve heard a thousand times
And at least a thousand times I’ve rejoiced for you
But the reason why I’m broken the reason why I cry
Is how long must I wait to be with you

I really feel this way about Sam. I have felt joy many, many times knowing he is safe in Heaven, knowing that he will never feel the pain of Earthly sin, knowing he didn't have to suffer. How wonderful it must have been to be welcomed into Heaven!!! But at the same time, I cry. I miss him. I miss him a lot. I grieve the memories we will never make together. And I often wonder how long it will be until I reunite with him in Heaven. I realize for him, 50 years is nothing in comparison with eternity! But should I be given a long life here on Earth, it will feel like such a very long time until I get to see Sam again!!!

Anyway, I am sharing the music video for this song, as well as the full lyrics. Enjoy.




homesick

You’re in a better place, I’ve heard a thousand times
And at least a thousand times I’ve rejoiced for you
But the reason why I’m broken the reason why I cry
Is how long must I wait to be with you

I close my eyes and I see your face
If home’s where my heart is then I’m out of place
Lord won’t you give me strength to make it through somehow
I‘ve never been more homesick than now


Help me Lord because I don’t understand Your ways
The reason why I wonder if I’ll ever know
But even if You showed me the hurt would be the same
Because I’m still here so far away from home

Chorus


In Christ there are no goodbyes
In Christ there is no end
So I’ll hold onto Jesus with all that I have
To see you again

Chorus

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Short Answers Take 6!!!!!



Time for Short Answers again!!!!!

What is your most cherished memory?


Kennedy: What does cherished mean?

me: Your most special one.

Kennedy: The toys that I don't want to share that are really new.
me: A memory is something you remember. What is the most special thing that happened to you that you remember?

Kennedy: Um, It is STARBUCKS!!!!!

How old is Mom?

Kennedy: 31!!!


Do you like the sun or snow better?

Kennedy: Both of them. I like both of them.

me: If it could be snowing right now or sunny right now, which would you like?

Kennedy: Um, a little bit snowing.


If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Kennedy: I would want to fly.
me: Why?

Kennedy: Cause I would want to go up in the sky.

me: What would you do up there?

Kennedy: I would talk to God. I would fly up to God and say "When I am sca
red can you please be with me?"
me: Cool!


Where do Norwegians live?

Kennedy: What are Norwegians?

me: They are people.

Kennedy: Oh! In houses!!!

What is your favorite toy?

Kennedy: My new toys.

Me: Which ones are those?

Kennedy: Just, I don't know.

Me: Could you go get it for me
right now?
Kennedy: Just my new ones! And there is lots of my new toys!


What size shoe does Daddy wear?

Kennedy: I don't know.

Me: Can you guess?

Kennedy: What about you give me a little hint, Mom!
Me: It is bigger than 10.

Kennedy: 11?
Me: Good guess!

Kennedy: How about you say it like this: "wha..wha... just part of the name."

Me: twe..twe...
Kennedy: 12!!!!!!!
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