Wednesday, October 29, 2008

MY BIRTHDAY...

Well yesterday was my birthday. While I really just wanted to lay around and wallow in self-pity; I did get out of bed and leave the house. The day started a little rough, I had a flat tire on my way to work. The day got much better, thanks to some wonderful friends and my precious family.

Considering everything we have gone through in the past month (The miscarriage, My husband loosing his job, a co-worker with no insurance running into the side of my car, and terrible stress at work) I really just wanted to forget my birthday this year. I am so glad I didn't. I think this may have been one of the best birthdays I have had in a while, and it was definitely one of the best DAYS I have had recently.

First of all my best friend and her mother took me to lunch at Olive Garden (my 2ND favorite restaurant in Jackson) My friend has a 2-year old daughter (she has a 5 year old as well, but she was in school and couldn't join us) Well, she really just brightened my entire day. She talked and talked and talked the entire lunch, and I got some sweet hugs for my birthday. However, she didn't like the singing AT ALL when they brought my cake out, and our waitress and all of her friends gathered around our table singing, she promptly squatted down under the table and hid her face with her hands until it was all over. Since she was so traumatized we let her have the first piece of birthday cake. She, of course, enjoyed it, she enjoyed it all over her face and hands and everything else she touched. I really wish I had thought of taking pictures of the whole thing, because she was just absolutely precious.

Then last night my family took me to eat at Kyoto's Japanese Steakhouse (my #1 Favorite restaurant in Jackson) This is a Hibachi Grill where they prepare your meal in front of you as entertainment....It's great and can't be explained unless you have actually been. We honestly had the best time (I got away without being sung to this time) However, another girl at our table was having a birthday yesterday as well, they sang to her, and come to find out she had been to Olive Garden for lunch that day as well for her birthday. We finished the night off at Crispy Cream and took some doughnuts home with us.

It was a very simple day, but one of the best birthdays I have had in a long time. I spent time with my friends and my family, had lots of laughs and was genuinely in a good mood (those don't come a lot lately). My only regret is not taking my camera and having pictures of everything.
So I just want to take this time to say Thank you Lord for a wonderful day!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Getting Started

I am new to the world of blogging, but here it goes anyway.

I started out reading updates of people that have had problem pregnancies or just have the most adorable multiples I have ever seen. I thought it might be fun to start a blog of my own.

My husband and I met in December of 1999. His roommate was dating a close friend of mine, and they introduced us. We got married on May 20, 2006. We started planning for a baby in July of this year. On August 27, 2008 we found out I was pregnant. I had my first doctor's appointment on September 22, 2008 and found out the baby's heart wasn't beating. I was 7 weeks and 6 days. As devastating as that has been to us...I know God is carrying us through. I know that he has a plan and a purpose for my life, and it's to prosper me and not to harm me (Jer. 29:11). His Amazing Grace has lifted me so many times before, and I know he hasn't brought me this far to leave me here.

I walked away from God for about 10 years of my life. I had not been living the right kind of life, I had not been doing the things I knew were right, and honestly, I didn't care. In January of 2007, the Lord brought me back to him. I praise him everyday that he is in control of my life. Even when life gets hard, and it does....I know that God will give me grace to sustain. I just have to remember, even when things get rough, God is in control!!! He knows what we need, when we need it, and what needs to happen for an eternal purpose. It may not always be what WE think we need or what WE want, but God deals in the eternal.

So I have made it through my first post...Now you have the VERY limited edition of the summary of what brought me where I am in life today atleast the important parts...Hopefully I will begin to update things a little at a time.