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Monthly Archives: October 2011


Today Christopher and I became homeowners for the first time in our 6+ years of marriage.  It will be our sixth place of residence and finally, a permanent one.  This is a huge step and we are so very excited to make it.  With baby boy number 3 on the way, we desperately need more space and a yard for these kids to play in.  Now we will have all of that.  Our house is a 4 bedroom 3 bathroom thing of beauty with a 2 car garage and fenced in backyard.  We will finally have a place to put all of our stuff, and we will finally be able to have family and friends over for visits, dinner, fellowship, whatever!  We will have so much room that we’ll need to eventually buy more furniture to fill it up!  We have been so blessed these past six years, and God has supplied all of our needs.  We have been through a lot, but He has taken care of us and has carried us every step of the way, and I look forward to life in our new home and neighborhood.  I can’t wait to see what God has in store for us there, beginning with welcoming our newest baby boy.

Moving day isn’t for a few more weeks and Christopher and I will be sure to take and post pictures for your viewing pleasure.  🙂

Happy Birthday, Robert

For the past month Robert has been saying, “Want it to be your birthday.  Want to be tree years old.” (He doesn’t quite have his pronouns down yet.) And tomorrow my little boy will finally get his wish.  It will be his birthday and he will be three years old.

I feel like Robert is our miracle child in so many different ways.  We tried for two years to have a baby before finally getting pregnant with him.  Then I was at a risk for miscarriage and had to take medication throughout my first trimester to help prevent that.  Then he was born with a heart defect and had to have a balloon procedure done at five days old.  At this point last year, I had no idea if my child would live to see his third birthday.  He was in heart failure and we were told that it was important that he have open heart surgery within three months.  My family learned a few years ago that life on this earth is not guaranteed and all I could think was that I only had three more months with my child.  Robert had open heart surgery in January and praise God he is alive and well today.  I am so grateful to have this little boy in my life.  He has changed our lives so much and has brought so much joy.  He is a feisty, rambunctious, sensitive little fellow who is full of energy and personality.  Such a drastic change from just a year ago when Robert was sleeping around 18 hours out of 24 in a day, and when he was awake he only had energy to sit on the couch and watch a movie.  God has been so good to us and to our little boy.  I am so grateful to have had another year with our Robert-Boy, and I hope and pray for many many more.

Happy Birthday, Robert.  I love you so very much.