Monday, January 26, 2009


"My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be." Psalm 139: 15-16
Early this morning one of my friends niece's, Ansley, was taken to heaven. Her story is really a remarkable story, one of true faith. Anley's mothers' water broke when she was 29 weeks pregnant and out of the country on a last romantic get-away before the birth of her first child. After being able to give her daughter 2 more weeks in her tummy Ansley made her debut on June 19, 2007. The doctors quickly realized that there were several problems and she spent her first few months of life in Atlanta Children's Hospital. Her parents found a doctor in Mexico that gave them some hope for Ansley. She was one of the first children to receive stem cells from a placenta. She seemed to improve with the transplant and her days consisted of physical therapy and lots of holding from various family members and friends. This last week she was in the hospital with a virus. Her doctors feared that she would not recover from this, but in true Ansley style she did. She was able to come home yesterday morning and spend her last night with both of her parents and grandparents close by. God gave them a true grace as she passed away sleeping her in Mama's arms early this morning. Please keep these dear sweet parents in your prayers.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Our Great Nation

"I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great and you will be a blessing." Genesis 12:2

I married into a political family. In fact, my in-laws were extremely instrumental in bringing the Republican party into our area years ago. My father-in-law was the first Republican candidate for a political office in Southeast Missouri. Republican Governors and Senators used to stay with them when they were in our area. They were Republican when it wasn't cool! I have a lot of admiration for them. Today, our nation is making history. I can't help but think what excitement this is for our generation and the generations to come. Yes, I do love George W. I have been told so many times that he reminds people of my Daddy... and he really does. Is it the accent since they are both from Texas? Is it their funny jokes? I don't know, but I do know that today is a day to remember. I know that this is God's plan and this is what He has decided that our nation needs. At church on Sunday we were given a prayer card. Please join me in praying for our new president, congress, and the people of our nation.

Saturday, January 17, 2009


Update: Harper is in stable, but very critical condition. The doctors think that she is having heart issues. Another prayer request is for one of Kelly's friends. She had her first baby on Tuesday and he is in Arkansas Childrens hospital with PPHD. His name is Brayden and her blog is
Let's keep praying prayer warriors!!!!
Ok bloggy friends, there is a new Mama and baby that need our prayers immediately. Kelly is a lady that I have meet through this wonderful world of blogging. She had her first baby girl, Harper, last night and Harper is having trouble breathing. They have medi-flighted her to Tulsa and are preparing to put her on a heart-lung machine. You may visit her site here
Love and Hugs,

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Christmas Blessings

We had a wonderful Christmas in OKC with my family. It has been such a crazy time since we have been home that I forgot to post about the holiday. This was my favorite picture, and one that really captures each childs personality.
We don't get to spend a lot of time with my brother and his family and it always amazes me that our children are so completely connected to each other. They do spend about 3 weeks out of the year together, and sometimes more. They each have their own personalities that really seem to harmonize together. I was anxious to see how Will Henry would blend in with the others this holiday, and they didn't miss a beat. There were lots of scooter rides around the lake, Chik-Fil-A runs, and pretend play. Of course there were some wii bowling and baseball games thrown in.
I hope that each of you had a wonderful Holiday too!