WELCOME to motherhood
Feb10

WELCOME to motherhood

Its the feeling of your heart suddenly beating outside of your body.  Loving someone so tiny so much.  On February 8th 2013 in the afternoon our sweet Jaiden baby arrived.  Perfect little baby weighing in at 5 lbs 14 ounces. My life will forever be different now and I wouldn’t want it any other way. Richie and I had a really rough couple months leading up to Jaid’s birth but looking back I know it was all worth it because we got her!  It’s crazy to think that we are parents now.  We are responsible for a little life!  I can honestly say I have no idea what we are doing but that’s the best part.. we are doing it together! I’m excited to see what happens next as we get to know Jaid more and...

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The Flood
Feb03

The Flood

Today Richie and I went to the 9am gathering at Poulsbo.  I almost didn’t want to go to church today because every time I do I get flooded with questions on how I am doing.  I just take on the hard embraces, the worried looks and the watering eyes and reply with a “I’m doing fine, really.” You see I recently got out of the ICU and I’m just trying to get healthy again before the babe comes.  I totally love that people are worried for me and caring.. it just gets a little overwhelming.  I feel as though I could burst into tears at any moment.  My belly is still sore from all the shots I got, I have a drain tube coming out the side of my body from my kidney, I am only a week away from my due date and I just went through the most traumatic experience of my life where I honestly almost lost my life.  Its safe to say I am barley holding on right now. Peter & Jeff were speaking and they read the story of Noah and the flood.  I never realized how dark and depressing this story really is.  God taking out all of creation!  However, Peter put a different spin on it for me today.  It wasn’t so much of a “bad people with an angry God” but more of a loving God and a chance to start over.  He left us with this question: “Who in your life do you need to encourage to start over?” What a great question.. then it hit me.  I think I need to encourage myself to start over.  I need to let go of what happened to me last month and get positive again! I’m about to start a whole new chapter in my life of being a mom and I don’t want to let this drag me down.  I left feeling encouraged today and wanted to share the points with others… Here are my notes: BIG IDEA | God gives broken people a chance to start over (Gen. 6:6) Lessons about starting over | 1. God will do whatever it talks to help people start over 2. You can’t start over in your own strength 3. you start over with a new mission in life (John 14:12) 4. God promises to be with you (Gen....

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