Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Drs Visit Update

Apparently I'm not doing my job updating my blog as I should! I didn't realize how many people read it! :) Well, I went to the doctor on Tuesday and the baby looks healthy. No signs of anything wrong at all.
I did not find out the sex of the baby, YET. But I will. I just guess I'm afraid to get too attached right now. I go back on December 1st and I'm almost positive I will find out then.
We close on our house on November 30th so I should have plently to do to keep my mind off overthinking things. I am so appreciative for each of your prayers. Keep them coming! I'm half way there!!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Refiners Fire

On Sunday at church, a sweet friend asked me how I was doing. I told her that so far, I was good but it was hard to feel confident in anything right now.
She proceeded to tell me that in her Sunday School class, they were talking about how God refines us to make us pure by turning up the temperature. And without struggles we wouldn't be who God wanted us to be. Just like precious metal has to be refined to make it pure, my heart needs refining to make it pure as well.
Although I have known this concept, I don't think I had ever thought of it as it applied to me....

It made me realize that the Lord is helping me! I have faults! Some of them are too deep, too embedded or even too painful to change myself. I know. I have tried. I struggle with and am aware of many of them. I just can't change them no matter how hard I try. But guess who can? And He is! Once I thought about it, I felt a sense of peace. I have changed. My heart might not be exactly where it needs to be, but its getting there. I'm getting better.
And in that, I know that no matter what lies ahead, I know its for my own good and to draw me nearer to Him! To make me who HE wants me to be, not who I desire to be.
So with that, I vow not to worry any more. Life is too short and there is too much to be grateful for.

I have always loved it when our choir sang "Refiners Fire" but now I have a new appreciation for it.

"Purify my heart

Let me be as gold and precious silver

Purify my heart

Let me be as gold, pure gold

Refiner's fire

My heart's one desire

Is to be holy

Set apart for You, Lord

I choose to be holy

Set apart for You, my Master

Ready to do Your will

Purify my heart

Cleanse me from within

And make me holy

Purify my heart

Cleanse me from my sin

Deep within"

Thank you, Lord, that my struggles aren't in vain!

Friday, November 4, 2011


It's NOVEMBER! Can you believe it?
Time is flying by and we are excited about all that is in store for us this month.

First, the baby is doing good. I have had an ultrasound every 2 weeks since I was 8 weeks and everything has looked great every time. I'm trying hard to stay positive and not worry. I go back on the 15th and I will be 19 weeks then. I haven't found out the sex yet because the thought of getting too attached scares me but, maybe on the 15th I will be able to handle it. We shall see...... (Yes, I will keep you informed!)

And this month we will finally move into our new house. We have been told we could close before Thanksgiving but haven't actually been given a date. I am excited and anxious about getting everything ready for Christmas but hopefully my friends will come and unpack a box or two! (Hint, Hint!! :))

And THANKSGIVING! There is so much to be Thankful for. My Lord and Savior who keeps Blessing me beyond my wildest dreams (and way beyond what I deserve)! My WONDERFUL family! My Church Family! My fabulous Friends! I am so blessed and I couldn't imagine my life any different. I am sure each of you feel the same way I do!

I also know that there are many out there dealing with sorrow of some sort, but I know that the Lord has a plan regarding all situations and although we don't understand it, I am certain there is a reason. I hope that we can see the good over the bad, even when it's hard. Just "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths." (Proverbs 3:5) Does anyone have the "Hide them in your Heart" CD? If so, you just sang that song while reading it and now it's stuck in your head. YOUR WELCOME!!

And, no post is complete without a picture of my adorable children, right?!? So here you go.....

Fun at the State Fair!

Thor & Green Lantern at the Fall Festival!
Preschool Choir singing at Festival.

I hope everyone had a Fabulous Halloween!!