Saturday, February 28, 2009

Good but tiring day!

Saturdays are definitely my normal day to sleep in and rest from the previous week... However this Saturday we had plans in Orlando for the day. We went to Sanford for lunch with Mike, Mickey, and Emma Jane at Qdoba! It's always super refreshing to be around people like them who have so much in common with us. Mickey and I had a good time talking, catching up and discussing the ministry. I love how God places people in our lives at just the perfect time to encourage or even just to level you out. Mickey definitely does that for me lol :) THANK YOU MICKEY!

After our afternoon with the Elkins we headed over to Altamonte Springs where the Wertz's are staying at Lori's mothers house. They've been in town over the last week to spend time with Lori's mom... In January doctors gave her 6 months to live. It's been a very difficult time for them and especially Lori. I didn't expect to be able to see them when they came up because obviously they were here to spend time with her mother but Lori asked us to come see the kids... and we definitely couldn't refuse the offer! :) I seriously love their family with all my heart... most of you already know this! It's just so good to be around people who know and love you for you 100% of the time. Please keep their family in your prayers they will be going through so much over the next part of the year.

Well as I was saying Saturday's my day to rest so since it's so late I'm gonna go to bed! This baby needs some sleep! :) Love you all!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Well, here goes nothing! :)

I've definitely been putting this off for a long time :) but I think it might be time to start my blog! So much has been going on in our life in just the past 3 to 4 months... So much is on my mind and this may be just the right thing to get it all out :)

Just to update everyone... over Thanksgiving my Grandfather passed away from many different complications. He was a very stubborn man but claimed to know the Lord as his savior, I pray that he truly did. Two weeks later Sheldon and I unexpectedly found out that we were EXPECTING! :) I think I'm still in shock mode! It's been going by slow but fast at the same time. I am so excited to be a mommy finally! If you know me well my greatest desire in life was to be a mommy! No, we were not planning on having a baby this soon for many reasons one being weight... I wanted to lose weight first but obviously God had other plans. I've come to realize that no matter how well we think we know something, he definitely knows much better! So now I'm just soaking this process in day by day! :) We find out two weeks from today what the gender of the baby is and I cannot wait to find out if it's a little Landon Reed or Avery Anne!

The past week or so I've felt as though I'm going through a changing process... I think that God is very steadily in the work of refining and molding me as I mature through out this pregnancy. I've found myself to be very self aware more so of the things that I need to be working on as well as goals I have for myself before the baby comes. You knowing me, I'm going to list some of the things so that you can help hold me accountable when you think about it! :)

1. being a better wife
2. to become more compassionate
3. to gain back being pure of heart
(“Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God” (Mt. 5:8))

4. cook more than we eat out (silly but FOR REAL! ministry takes up so much time!)
5. be a better friend