Sunday, August 15, 2010
On our way home, we got pulled over by the police for dark tinting on our windows.. what a slap in the face. We had such a wonderful spirit and this guy comes along and ruins it. I wanted to be so angry and let it ruin my day, but I saw my husband. He was so calm and respectful. He didn't say one bitter word or complaint. He didn't get angry or walk around pouting. And, especially, he did not let it ruin his day. I am so grateful that he is an example to me. I was in the kitchen, being pitiful, and my dad came in and reminded me something that I can always look at to calm me down. I was holding Isabella in my arms and he said, "Just look at your beautiful daughter. She is the only thing that matters." I still stood there sulking and waited until he walked away. I looked at Isabella and realized he is right. Just looking at her sweet smile made my heart melt. Why would I let something so stupid ruin my day?
Monday, August 2, 2010
I watch a show on BYU TV called the Food Nanny. They recently had a family on the show who were faced with a trial in their life. They were in a severe car accident and the husband suffered debilitating injuries. He was unable to work and the wife had to go back to work to bring home money. I saw this young family, who suffered so much and I asked myself, "How blessed is my family?"
This family was so positive and never gave up. They were so optimistic about what the future had in store for them and the husband even mentioned that it is a trial in his life that he just has to overcome. I see these sweet people as an example of how we should always stay positive and never stray away from the Lord's plan. He has so much in store for each and every one of us and we may never know on this earth the reason why He has put these trials in our way. He wants us to turn to Him.
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
First and only hicky from Isabella.. I learned my lesson!
First walk outside......
First suck of the thumb.. thanks Nana
First trip to church....
Went to watch the kids soccer game.. got her first sunburn!
First nap in the crib.. went very well.....
First nap in the play pen... didn't go so well....
First trip to the infamous Castle near our house.... I was a little more excited than she was!
First trip to Florida.. she got to meet her Abuelo!
Kissing her cousin, Oliver. They love each other already!
First dress of white.. blessing day
First picture with the cousins.... Oliver and Norman
Friday, July 16, 2010
Isabella was born with fluid in her lungs; she was blue all over and had difficulty breathing. The nurses cared for her right away, but it wasn't enough. She had to stay in the nursery on oxygen for 4 days. When you dream about your first child being born, you never imagine something going wrong. It was extremely scary to think that we could lose her. She received a blessing and we put our faith in the Lord's hands. We tried not to fill our days with tears. I was extremely emotional, especially because I was not able to nurse her right away. The nurses were very supportive; though, and after the second day, I was able to nurse her every 2 hours. Terry and I set our alarm and went in the nursery to see her and feed her, even through the night. It was an experience I will never forget. On the 5th day, the neonatologist assessed Isabella, and decided she was well enough to room in with us! They put her bassinet in my hands and said, "Off you go!" This was the first time I really felt like a mother. She was MY child and I was taking her to MY room. I can still picture that hallway as I rolled her down to my room. The joy I felt was overwhelming.
The Lord blessed Isabella with strength and she was able to persevere. I am forever grateful for the experience I had. It made me a stronger woman. I was able to put my faith in His plan and trust Him. I am grateful for my family and the love and support they gave Terry and I. We are so blessed to have this beautiful little lady in our lives. The adventures begins!
Thursday, January 14, 2010
The Beatty's and Epperson's came to visit... which is always important and exciting for us because we miss our family everyday! While they were visiting Terry and I took a pregnancy test and.... IT WAS POSITIVE!!!!!!! MOM did not find out until later!