Thursday, November 13, 2008

Being a Mom

My mom emailed me this poem and I love it! I thought I would share with you moms out there. I think we can all agree that being MOM is alot of work but the rewards are far greater than we could ever imagine.

Before I was a Mom,
I never tripped over toys
or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn't worry whether or not
my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations..

Before I was a Mom,
I had never been puked on.
Pooped on.
Chewed on.
Peed on.
I had complete control of my mind
and my thoughts.
I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom,
I never held down a screaming child
so doctors could do tests.
Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night
watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom,
I never held a sleeping baby just because
I didn't want to put her down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces
when I couldn't stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small
could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom,
I didn't know the feeling of
having my heart outside my body.
I didn't know how special it could feel
to feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond
between a mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so small
could make me feel so important and happy.

Before I was a Mom,
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night
every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth,
the joy,
the love,
the heartache,
the wonderment
or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much,
before I was a Mom..

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

All Boy ;)

This is what my little man has been up to. Markers
and fireplace dust. All boy!

Hunting 101

On Thursday, Tyrel took me hunting for my first time. It was so much fun. Let me tell you about the trip we had. He took me somewhere outside Ft. Supply and we hiked for what felt like 12 miles (I don't think it was even a mile though) to a quaint little field and told me sit there. Before he went off exploring he gave me basic hunting 101 rules. Then he left and I enjoyed my time hiding in my little hole trying not to move an inch. I spent that time praying and daydreaming. I asked our most gracious God to bring me a deer and help me to be calm (not patient). After awhile Tyrel came back to check on me and then left again. This time he said he was going to walk around the perimeter of my field and "spook" up some deer. Before he left he told me "Be Ready". So I was. Not but 10 minutes later I am hunkered down in my hole praying again and I lift my head to see the very deer I asked God to send me! Thank You God! So I remember the hunting 101 rules Tyrel told me and began to put them into action. I slowly pulled up to my knees and got my bow ready. I checked the distance, about 60 yards, too far for me to shoot her. So God gave me the calmness I had asked for as I waited for her to come closer to me. I probably stood propped up on my knees for a painful 20 minutes watching this doe. Then I hear the pop of a bow and watch MY God sent deer take off into the trees. I look to my right to see my wonderful husband standing there. WHAT?! I couldn't believe he shot at my deer. Oh well. I had to give him a hard time but the truth was that I was thankful to be out there with him and given the opportunity. I love you Honey!

Jack Jack

We watched the Reid's dog Jack last week. So while they were enjoying themselves in Florida, this is basically what Jack did. Poor Jack Jack!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Thank you Mom for the beautiful flowers. They really brightened up our day. I want to thank everyone for the words of encouragement and numerous prayers. We love you and couldn't get through this with out our awesome God and amazing friends and family.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Young @ Heart

Congrats to my parents for winning best costumes at thier 1st annual halloween neighborhood block party. You guys are too much fun.

Happy Birthday Baby

Happy Birthday sweet baby. We may not be able to celebrate your birth today but when God calls us home, we will I promise. I lost you so early but still feel you are a part of my inner most being. I look forward to the day when I get to meet you and our Creator. I pray that the rest of our family and friends would come to know Jesus, so they can meet you and God, and join in the party too! This is for you...

Today is the due date
For you to be born
But all I have is
An emptiness to morn.

This should have been the time
For the anticpation of your arrival
But no one seems to remember
To share in my grief and sorrow.

Why couldn't you join us
To become a family of four.
You'd have had parents who loved you
And a brother whom you'd adore.

There isn't a day that goes by
When I haven't thought of you.
Calculating how far along I'd be
How big my tummy would be getting too.

I look at other babies
and listen to their coo.
I wonder what you'd have looked like with
My dimple, bubba's eyes, and daddy's big ears too!

But I will never know these things
Because you will never be here.
But in my heart you'll always be
My baby, my Halo, & Daddy's little dear.

I know that you have gone
To a much better and peaceful place.
And that the amazing grace of God
is shining on your face.

It doesn't make it easier though
For the pain I have is still here.
I will never forget you my angel
That fact remains quite clear!

(Original by Jager Revised by Me)

For though the pain of seperation is immediate, a joyous future with Christ is ensured through his sacrifice, resurrection, and ascension into heaven.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Kid Fest

Kid Fest is an amazing halloween alternative that our church puts on each year. Members from the church act out scenes from the bible, this year it was the birth of Jesus, loaves and fishes, and the crucifixion.

Graydon sat so nice while watching the mini plays.

Then it was time for fun and games.
Graydon absolutley loved the basketball hoop. He kept stealing the ball away from other kids and shooting baskets. He also really enjoyed the duck pond. Actually I think he liked playing in the water mostly.
Snack time. This picture landed Graydon on the front page of the Woodward newspaper. Taking a break with Daddy and Uncle Nane.
The last activity of the night was the hayride.


Graydon getting ready to go in his dragon costume and candy bucket.

Daddy and Graydon getting some candy! Baby Cole as a ghost.

Graydon and Ben the Lion. "The Boys" Caden the Fireman, Carter the Elephant, and Graydon the Dragon.
October 29th we took Graydon to trunk-or-treat at one of our local churches here. If you don't know what that is, church members will fill up the trunks of the cars and park in thier church parking lot. Kids are then able to trick or treat in a safe and controlled enviroment. Graydon loved it.