Friday, October 31, 2008

I was given an Angel Mommy Blog Award!!

I want to thank Amanda for awarding me this beautiful Angel Mommy Award. She was awarded by one of her blog friends and she passed the award to me as well since we have lost little ones. I also want to thank Nikki for creating this beautiful award!

Amanda and I met from Cafemom and we both lost our babies in March. She is from Texas where I am from as well and one day we are hoping we may be able to meet in person. She is a huge blessing to me and to others. She always has an encouraging word for me and prays for me as well.

Thank you Amanda, you will forever have a place in my heart.

I would like to pass this award to Maria, and to Jen.

May God bless all of you!!!

Thanks and Grace....

I want to thank each of you who sent me such an encouraging message to me on my "daddys" 13th anniversary. As I remember 13 years ago I still hear myself calling him daddy and I will forever for he is my daddy. I am not sure if you all saw the "scrapblog" that I made of us but there was on pic of him feeding me with a bottle the day I was born. When I scanned that pic yesterday morning tears just flowed as I truly miss him but know that he is surrounding just like so many that have passed on that I truly miss which are:

::my grandpa who passed when I was 5
::my father when I was 14
::my best friend Nicole(she was 16, drunk driving accident) and I was 18
::my other best friend Jessica who died of her ex murdering her and I was 19
::my cousins husband Patrick who died in Iraq when I was 24
::a dear friend from high school Orlando that passed away in Iraq a few years ago
::and of course my sweet angel in Heaven~Nehemiah
::and my sisters sweet angel in Heaven~Baby Cortes

I am sure others have passed in between but my goodness thats alot already...

So this morning was a little RUFF... I woke up because I made hubby some breakfast before he left to work and when I was walking down the stairs I smelled something that would come from the "dogs." Yup BINGO my nose knows.... LOL King (our newest addition in July) has been having some problems with his stool. I won't go into details BUT I was not in a good mood after that. At the same time of making hubby something the smell was just horrible BUT hubby had put on my Christian CD (what a shock he'd rather watch TV (Praise God!!). I was NOT in a GOOD MOOD!!! Ok so a few things the Lord showed me this morning since I hadn't had my Quiet Time with my Father yet... I went to the backyard to spray down the tray that is under the kennel and I always look out to the mountains that are behind my house because you would just want to shout "GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME" with His beautiful scenery He gave us. Ok there was this HUGE cloud that looked like half of a angel wing!!! Then the sun was only shining right underneath the wing!! WOW it was beautiful... All I could say was "Wow Lord thats beautiful thank you..." Ok so NO MORE bad mood... Praise GOD! So I come in and wash off King and clean the room his in and then I put him back in his kennel cause I needed my Quiet Time. So I came back upstairs and I know I posted about Grace a few days ago of how I haven't came to terms of what Grace actually meant in my life. So I open my Bible and skip thru some verses and BINGO... Mercy & Grace popped on one of my devotionals since I have a Women of Faith Bible and they have like a year worth of devotionals in them.


Ok now im off of here to call the vet for an appt for King and hopefully I can go to work!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Remembering my Father

Today is 14 years since my father passed away. Here is his story and what has been left in my heart in these 14 years:

My father, Nestor Manuel Castro, was a father to two girls, a son, a brother, an uncle, and a husband. My father was born and raised in Puerto Rico where he met my beautiful mother. My father always had an alcoholic problem and as well with drugs. My mother and father tried for 6 years to have my sister and I even when the dr's would tell them they wouldn't be able to have children! God is good! My mother and father moved to Texas where they brought the both of us into this world. My father went to the Vietnam War which was one of the causes to his death later on in the years. We grew up going to a Catholic church which we always wanted daddy to go with us but he just went a few times.

My father didn't do things right in his life but I still love him and always forget the things that I saw in my 14 years.

I will never forget the day I found my mother sitting in my room writing a letter to him for a divorce and she just wept. She loved him but didn't love the things he did and didn't want us to suffer any longer. I remember waking up in the middle of the night listening to her weeping and I asked her "Mommy what's the matter?" I had already knew just because of so many years of seeing my mother suffer to his alcohol and drug problem.

The next day when we got home daddy was gone with some of his things and the house felt so empty. This was in 1993 but daddy still loved mommy very much even with having to do such a hard decision of separating our family. The divorce was final sometime the end of 1993.

Daddy got introuble for some reason and has in jail. I remember going to see my dad at the jail and just wanting him to come home. He always told my mom, sister and I that he loved us so much. I know my father loved us so much he just had a problem.

A few months after being in jail we get a call that daddy is sick. We find out he has cancerous tumors in his lungs that are spreading seeds to where there were two in his brain. They surgically removed the 2 tumors in his brain and thanks to our Heavenly Father those two where NOT cancerous!

After the brain surgery daddy started losing his memory. We were in the VA hospital one day for some reason and I went with my mom and sat right next to him and when I got up to use the restroom he asked my mom "who is that?" When my mother told me this it was so hard for me to understand as a 14 year old. Mind you I did not have a relationship with my Lord & Savior.

My father passed away on October 30, 1994 of cancer. The cancer had taken over and with him going to the Vietnam War he was diagnosed with Agent Orange.

May you rest in peace daddy... I love you!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Some thoughts...

I know I haven't blogged in a few days but my heart seems to be "blah." Seems im a little distorted I guess you can say... I have been thinking alot and being in prayer and feeling anxious about several things.

::Today is the day that Stellan will be born and I will praise Him and Rejoice for the MckMamma Family and pray that the Lord will give Stellan a strong heart and that he will be healed in Jesus Name. Amen!

::There is something that I am waiting for but I can't place it on here but I am waiting patiently (no its not a + pregnancy test... I mean I do want one don't get me wrong but this is something else) I will let ya know laters... Just say a little prayer that the Lord will open or close the door!

::Yesterday was our 10th year anniversary of us being together. Which means the day he came home from Korea due to the military and we met! Soooo awesome....

::I am going to start charting my cycles, etc....

::At church my pastor's sermon has been about Grace. This is something I am really having a hard time with but in time I will be able to know about His grace.

::I am trying to let go of jealousy, bitterness, and disgrace in my heart.

::My devotion this morning was in Isaiah 54:1 and a few other verses in Isaiah but this is the main one that spoke to me and I hope it speaks to others as well.

Sing, O barren woman,
you who never bore a child;
burst into song, shout for joy,
you who were never in labor;
because more are the children of the desolate woman
than of her who has a husband," says the LORD.

Lord you are my Redeemer and I love you!

Friday, October 24, 2008

I Will Lift My Eyes

This morning as I woke up I put on the my Christian radio station and the song was by Bebo Norman -- "I Will Lift My Eyes" and as I heard it its exactly what I needed to hear.... The lyrics explain it all:

God, my God, I cry out Your beloved needs you now God be near, calm my fear And take my doubt Your kindness is what pulls me up Your love is all that draws me in Chorus:I will lift my eyes to the Maker Of the mountains I can’t climb I will lift my eyes to the Calmer Of the oceans raging wild I will lift my eyes to the Healer Of the hurt I hold inside I will lift my eyes, lift my eyes to You God, my God, let Mercy sing Her melody over me God, right here all I bring Is all of me Your kindness is what pulls me up Your love is all that draws me in Chorus:‘Cause You are and You were and You will be forever The Lover I need to save me ‘Cause You fashioned the earth and You hold it together, God So hold me now

Just by listening to this song this morning the Lord is showing me that he is truly near, that He is helping me calm my fears of everything in my life, that He is helping me stop doubting, I will lift my eyes to the Maker because the mountains that come in my life I can not climb without HIM!!!! He is my Healer and He will take the hurt I have inside... And the rest just self explains itself...

I thank my Lord, my Maker, my Healer, my God, His Mercy, His Kindness, and The Love He gives.... He will hold my heart together even when if feels as its crumbling inside....

I love you Lord!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Wow already 7 months...

As I drove past a sign that pops up the date and time I realized that its 10-22 which is 7 months since I miscarried my precious little angel... I still remember that day like it was just yesterday. The dream that was shattered but with God I can move on and keep dreaming and claiming in His name that one day I will be able to feel the joy of morning sickness again, the kicking that I didn't get to feel with Nehemiah, the growth of my belly, and the first cry out of our precious baby the Lord will bring us one day. I have learned that this is a growing period of my life that He wants to strengthen my walk with Him. Ever since the loss of Nehemiah I won't lie but I have felt as if I've fallen away from my walk with the Lord, but I have realized that the more I fall away the worse I will get. I am fasting coffee & any soda for 40 days and going to Him every morning. Today is my 3rd day and I feel so uplifted. As I remember a few days ago this scripture was said either on the Christian radio or an email or somewhere and it spoke to me.

At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. Then he fell to the ground in worship and said: "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked I will depart. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised." Job 1:20-21

I will stand in my faith, trust, put on my armor of God and MOVE ON!

Sunday, October 19, 2008


Ok so tell me if this pic is priceless OR what??? So this is King our pitbull... Yes we have a pitbull and no he is NOT aggresive! He is a good puppy and well he was only about 2 months here. He is now 4 1/2 months and is about 45 lbs. so this pic is of us when I was driving to puppy socialization classes and he only wanted to sit behind me. LOL he is a pain... He is my baby boy though...


P.S. don't look at my white arm! LOL

Saturday, October 18, 2008


I am still feeling down... Thanks to all of you who have left me an encouraging message... I truly appreciate them all... Today I actually counted how many pregnant ladies and how many newborns I saw. 4 pregnant ladies and 2 beautiful newborns... The JOY that each mother had on their faces and I am sure the look they saw from my face wasn't very pretty as I want to be happy for them. I feel as if I can't control these emotions that run thru my head. Sometimes I wonder if people watch my face when im places and see pregnant ladies or newborns...

Lord forgive me! Ahhhh its that rollercoaster feeling again and also the feeling of walking away little by little from my walk with my Lord & Savior.

Please keep me in your prayers.

Friday, October 17, 2008

The pill IS working!

So I have been on Provera for 13 days today and I am supposed to finish taking them on the 14th day which would be tomorrow and well I just received my monthly 2 days early. I spoke to the nurse and she thinks its okay for me to get it a few days early and says that its a good thing that the pills are helping me regulate! I was hoping for it NOT to come and have a BFP (Big Fat Positive) test on Sunday but well it's not His timing... Maybe im feeling a little down because of my hormones...

I will praise Him for allowing this pill to help me regulate and hopefully get a BFP in the next couple of months...

When will I find peace and joy?

It's been almost 7 months now since my angel baby has went to Heaven. In my heart I feel so empty with words especially when I know that I should be in prayer. Why do I feel so down? Why do I feel happy at times and then something or someone just brings me down again? Why do I let me feelings get hurt so bad? Why does someone elses pregnancy hurt me? Why can I just be happy for them? I am so lost with words.... Sometimes I sit and wonder if I will ever find peace and joy for others...

I guess this comes with time of grieving after a miscarriage.... I know im not alone but I do feel alone...

Lord please help me get out of this cloud that seems to creep up to me everytime I feel as if all is well BOOM something or someone says irritates the crap out of me... I know im not perfect, I have feelings and emotions because im only human, but Lord please help me. I don't want to hurt any longer I just want to be happy.... I leave all of this in your hands!

Ok I vented!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Amanda's Candle for Nehemiah

Amanda is one of my Sisters in Christ that I met on Cafemom around the time I lost Nehemiah. She has been a blessing and I thank the Lord for blessing me with her. We both went thru miscarriages in March. Mine was March 22nd and hers was March 26th. She named her angel baby in Heaven~Noah Joel. We both know Nehemiah & Noah are together rejoicing with our Lord & Savior and we can't wait to be able to meet them one day when its our time. The candle I lit (picture on my post from yesterday) was for all of the angel babies in Heaven.

She lit a candle for Nehemiah. Thank you Amanda...

Blessings to you and your family!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Beautiful Creations

I work next to 2 ladies that started a new project in their store. It's a machine that places pictures, words, poems, etc... on crystal. When I saw them I just fell inlove with the beautiful creations they had made since they are promoting this new "toy" in their business. I know that it was made with love and I know as they made the 2 things I wanted Nehemiah was able to touch their hearts.

This is a ornament for our Christmas Tree but right now its hanging on my husband & wife silhouette on my dresser. I found this picture of an baby angel on a cloud with a halo and stretching. How magnificient of how our baby angels may look in Heaven.... It says Nehemiah on the top and on the bottom it says "In the arms of our Heavenly Father on March 22, 2008." If anyone is interested let me know and I can get you one made and I will let you know the prices.

The other creation is a necklace of my ultrasound of Nehemiah when he was "active" in my womb. This was my first ultrasound where the heartbeat was 134. The crystal they used is shaped just like your ultrasound comes out on paper. Amazing... I wore it today for the 1st time.
These gifts came in handy at the right time!
Thanks Darlene & Nicole!!!

You Light Up My Life

Here is my candle I lit for my precious angel in Heaven~Nehemiah. As I sat and watched the flame all I could think of was "I wonder what Nehemiah thought of all those beautiful candles on in rememberance of us angels."

All I could think of was the song "You Light Up My Life" that was sung to us at our wedding when we lit our unity candle. How the Lord has lit up my life with salvation, my husband, and a perfect little angel in Heaven! How the words go "You give me hope to carry on." Amazing how a song can just melt your heart into pieces.

Lord help me as I struggle each day and try to walk next to you. Thanks to all these Sisters in Christ that you have put in my path. Thank you Lord that today we can all come together as mothers to angels in Heaven and be able to be in silence. I love you Lord. You are so worthy. In Jesus Name, Amen.

This 2nd candle is from my cousin Melina (thank you Melina for texting me your candles).

My Mom's Candle

Since my mom has been in the hospital with my grandma she read my email to light a candle at 7 p.m. tonight to remember our angels.

She lighted one a day earlier since she didn't know when she would be home. Thank to our Heavenly Father grandma will be home today to light a candle for our angels!

Here is my mom's candle from yesterday that I edited...

Wave a Light Today!

As I sit here at work and think of this special day of being able to light a candle for our angels in Heaven I just think of all our angels poking there heads out of the clouds to see all the bright lights from the candles and how excited they are knowing that we are remembering all of them today! I will keep each of you in my prayers tonight as I light my candles. May everyone feel Gods comfort for an hour.

I love you Nehemiah - March 22, 2008

I love you Baby Cortes - August 22, 2008 (my sister has an angel awaiting her)

And to all my friends with angels in Heaven I love all of your angels as well....

XOXOXOXOXOXO precious angels....

He is Merciful!

Well the results came in from the 2nd scan they did on my Abuela (grandma in Spanish) and there is NO blood clot and there was NEVER a blood clot. Hmmmmm who read the 1st results?? Ok so she is going home today and is feeling better already. She has episodes of fainting because of her blood sugar level since she has diabeties but has had a few strokes.

My mom called and the tone of her voice was estatic!!! I love seeing/hearing Christ in her....

I thank you all for lifting up my Abuela in your prayers!

Lord God I praise You for working your miracle! In Jesus Christ name, Amen!

Monday, October 13, 2008

He prepared me...

Today was a good and quiet day... I was feeling alright while at work and when I got home I just felt down. With having gone thru a miscarriage I usually feel this way every now and then. It's a really odd feeling even though. It's like something is wrong in my heart but I just don't know how to explain what I feel. I just want to be by myself and if I cry I cry and if I just want to be quiet then so be it. Well today was that day when I got home. I started cleaning around the house and then hubby came home and I just ran upstairs for some peace and quiet (with the dogs). I went to lay down in bed just to read the Bible and my puppy decided he wanted to be up on the bed with his mommy. He is HUGE (40 lbs.) and acts like a baby. So I let him and it was if he could feel how my heart was feeling. He laid next to me and just stayed there until it was bed time. I got up and put them in their beds and came back upstairs to get ready for the night. My cell phone rang as I lay in bed to read Ecclesiastes (sp?). It was my Mom and she sounded tired. She tells me that my grandmother is in the hospital. This is something that happens every so often because she is a diabetic and has had a few strokes. She mentioned a blood clot in one of her lungs and right there I knew the Lord had started to prepare me for this. Isn't God amazing at how he prepares you to hear something?! He has done this to me more than once and I praise Him. I knew in my heart when I got home something was just not right! Thank you Lord for preparing me and keeping all of us in Your arms.

Not Me Monday!

So this is something new I am starting thanks to MckMama who I just love reading her daily blogs. She is about to deliver Baby Stellan here in just 2 weeks. Check out her blog and please pray for Baby Stellan!

So here is my Not Me Monday...

I did not stop by Church's Chicken on my home to buy corn on the cob so that I can use it for my Pot Roast on Saturday!

I did not just go Saturday morning garage selling and drive around to 5 houses and didn't find a thing! I did not just go to the last garage sale and it was one you were able to walk into the house to buy whatever she had in it. This is the truth, I did NOT buy anything!

I did not turn on the water sprinkler yesterday at about 5 p.m. and turn it off this morning at about 7 a.m.

I did not drink 5 cokes yesterday!

I did not just leave the house a mess this weekend!

Ok so this is my Not Me Monday post and I did not just sit here at work and think of everything! LOL

P.S. this is just to much fun!!! Thanks MckMama for starting this...

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Oh my Friday past!

Oh my I can't believe I forgot to do my Friday Blessings post! Yikes... Ok so here I go... This past week was quiet BUT blessed...

Saturday - a blessed one (I can't remember what I did)

Sunday - OF COURSE a blessed day since I got to praise & worship & hear His word.

Monday - blessed day

Tuesday - blessed day

Wednesday - blessed day

Thursday - blessed day

Friday - My 8 yr old cocker spaniel Destiny decided Thursday night that she was in pain so I woke up early Friday morning to call the vet and get in ASAP since I had to work. I was able to get an early morning appt and they kept her to xray her and well when I saw the prices of xrays I just had to run to work and pray that I wouldn't have to pay alot. The dr called and said "she is not showing me any signs of pain" in my mind I wanted to go and woop her bootie...LOL She cried half of Thursday night! Ok so the dr thinks it may be the beginning of Artheritis (sp?)... Well she is 8 yrs old! So then she tells me to pick her up when I can and so I did hours later and my bill was $50.00 since they found infection in BOTH ears! If you want a Cocker Spaniel just a reminder: Ears get infected at least every 2 months (at least my cocker does) So it was BLESSED because the Lord knows my finances and she didn't have any xrays done just the visit/ear stuff/and some other thing I can't remember. Praise God!

Ok hopefully I will jot down everyday starting oh my TODAY for next Friday! LOL...

And I want to thank each of you that comes and leaves me a sweet comment on my posts!

God bless.. Melanie

Thursday, October 9, 2008

My siggy

Ok so I am a member of a website and well signatures at the bottom of messages is a BIG thing on this particular website... I have been asking around to see if anyone would make me a siggy for October 15th Pregnancy Awareness Day and this nice girl made me one!! I had/have tears in my eyes now... Tears of Joy knowing my angel is in the arms of my Heavenly Father and many other little angels of my Sisters in Christ!

Here is the siggy...

I call myself a Christian!

I hope everyone that is in my life will understand what it means to be a Christian. At times we take for granted what salvation is all about. When we give our life to our Lord & Savior that is not where we stop! We have to walk beside Him even when our hearts are hurt, hard, discouraged, etc. We have to be in His Word and give him praise and honor for giving us LIFE! When I say I am a Christian im not telling you to live my "religion" because I don't claim a religion, I am just a believer in Christ who is my Lord & Savior.

When I say I am a Christian...

"When I say, 'I am a Christian' I'm not shouting I'm clean livin'. I'm whispering I was lost and now I'm found and forgiven. When I say, 'I am a Christian' I don't speak of this with pride. I'm confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide. When I say, 'I'm a Christian' I'm not trying to be strong. I'm professing that I'm weak and need HIS strength to carry on. When I say, 'I am a Christian' I'm not bragging of success. I'm admitting I have failed and need Jesus to clean my mess. When I say, 'I am a Christian' I'm not claiming to be perfect. My flaws are far too visible but Jesus believes I am worth it. When I say, 'I'm a Christian' I still feel the sting of pain. I have my share of heartaches so I call upon His Name. When I say, 'I'm a Christian' I'm not holier than thou. I'm just a simple sinner who received Christ's good grace, some how."

I received this from Tammy Trent who is a speaker for Women of Faith and also a singer and many other things. I was able to hear her speak, sing, dance and also I was able to shake her hand at the Revolve Tour with Women of Faith. She lost her husband to a scuba accident in 2001 and since our loss of our baby I have been emailing her and she does email me back! She is a sweetheart and her heart for Christ shines!

She sings beautiful and if you ever get to see her in concert or conference you will have a blast with her when she starts to dance and you will also cry to hear her testimony!!! Watch it now!! LOL I love her....

Here is a pic of her and her hubby...

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

What to say...

Ok so today hubby came home to tell me his coworker and his wife just miscarried. After so many months of hearing how many people in my life have miscarried its just so sad. I know the Lord has a plan and His plan is for the best, but at the same time not knowing this couple and since my hubby just got promoted it's now my job to send them flowers, card, and go see them. Please keep me and the family in prayer. I don't know anything but their last name. I will find out everything else tomorrow and hopefully go and see her. Please pray that the words that come out of my mouth will be from the Lord and that I will be able to share my testimony. Thank you friends... I will update after I go see her.

Awesome website

I found this website of a friend of mine that lost her baby this year as well due to "stillborn."

This video is beautiful and made me cry...

I spoke with my child

At peace and a lil lost....

Ok so the title says it all but I will explain...

::The feeling at peace is because well my due date was on Monday and I can honestly say I thought my day was going to be rough and thanks to our Heavenly Father and all the prayers from all of you I was able to get thru my day. I thought more of my little angel in Heaven knowing he/she is doing well rejoicing and loving it! (See you one day my angel)

::The feeling lost is because I don't know what the Lord has planned out and well I won't know. I started Provera on Sunday and they are settling well. I also started back on Prenatals and those are doing well too. I haven't been able to sleep right lately and I am not sure why. I feel in my heart I need to get on my knees more and pray harder.

Let me let you in a little bit of what I had been praying for:

A few days ago I prayed that the Lord would give me more of a "hunger" for Him. Well yesterday when I woke up and went into the bathroom to brush my teeth I heard it clear as day "You want to be hungry for Me, but you aren't in My Word." WHOA!!! BOOM!!! Can you say speechless?!

Ok so I will admit I haven't been in His Word or in much prayer and I know I need to. I have been praying for His Will and what He wants me to do as a "career." Since we retire in less than 5 yrs. I want to have a good job. Hmmmm I wonder where that will be.... Alot of careers have been in my head: working with disabled children, hospital, clinic, government job, home for teenagers. So that's what I've been thinking...

Well let me do some crocheting so that I can relax. God bless all of you!

Visit this blog and see...

Thank you to Trying Sew Hard for sharing...

You can possibly win this beautiful Autumn set from Country Girl At Home
Check out her blog and see....

Good luck and God bless all of you!

Sunday, October 5, 2008


Ok so the title is "Lots" because I have a few things to blog about and I don't know really what the title should've been so here I go....


This weekend was really nice! Weather was beautiful and I was able to decorate a little bit for Thanksgiving since we don't really do anything for Halloween... We went to watch the Beverly Hills Chihuahua (sp?) and it was really cute...


I love to wake up Sunday mornings and know that I am going to worship Him with my church family and give Him praise! Today's service was about Grace... I really needed to hear it too... The worship songs were so touching due to the fact that tomorrow would of been my due date. I praised the Lord and with those words "give me strength" I just worshipped Him. God is amazing and even though tomorrow may be a sad day for me I know He will be with me and I have to give Him all the Glory and Honor because what has happened was already planned out as the rest of my days are planned out because I am His child. Mommy loves you sweet angel in Heaven. I named our angel in Heaven even though we didn't know the sex yet, but my sweet cousin told me one day to name him/her and well I do know now what mothers say when they know in their heart that its a boy or girl because I honestly felt it was a boy so his name is Nehemiah (Comforted by God).

Today also marks the 1st day of being on Provera so that my cycles can get regulated! And I also started back on Prenatals and well of course the Baby Dancing has begun in FULL GEAR now! LOL

I want to thank everyone that has sent me comments and thank all my family for being so positive to me.

To God be the Glory...

Friday, October 3, 2008

Blessed Friday....

Ok so im going to start this new "Blessed Friday" post!!! As I woke up this morning I was just full of so much JOY of all the blessings that has came forth this week. Thank you Lord! So I am going to just start from Saturday to Friday what blessings have came forth.

Saturday - Woke up snuggling with hubby and went to Cracker Barrel for breakfast, watching my little cousin, S. play soccer with a very nice breeze outside and watching hubby play soccer with my little cousin, S. and another little girl on the field ;) (he needs a baby girl)

Sunday - Blessed with a beautiful wedding (renew vows) ceremony of a couple at our church that wanted their "church family" to witness and our pastor gave a little sermon on marriage

Monday - Went to my 1st appointment with a new GYN and she was very patient and explained everything very thoroughly and left with good news that we can go ahead and start to TTC again and had the rest of the day off with hubby

Tuesday - Worked and just another blessed day

Wednesday - Hubby got promoted!!! I was able to place his new rank on his uniform for the 1st time and was blessed to have my cousin A. and G. there

Thursday - Worked and another blessed day

Today (Friday) - Worked and another blessed day (TGIF)

Well I would like to keep this going for the rest of my bloggin days...

For the Lord has brought us many blessings and more to come!

I always like to close with His Word so as I went to my favorite website: BiblegatewayI typed in "blessings" and waaaaaaalaaaaa I love this verse! Thank you Lord for showing your truth!

"because of your father's God, who helps you,
because of the Almighty, [a] who blesses you
with blessings of the heavens above,
blessings of the deep that lies below,
blessings of the breast and womb
." Genesis 49:25

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Well he is offically a 1SGT!!! Thank you Lord for this blessing. After waiting for 11months he is now a 1SGT and not a Drill Sgt anymore. I can say that having a husband as a Drill Sgt you never really get to see them except when they are sleeping! He is such an awesome man of God and I thank the Lord for blessing me with him. It was amazing to be able to stand next to my husband as the Colonel was pronouncing his promotion to about 30 people. I want to thank my cousin Angel & Gina for being there and for always being there for us as well! Thanks to all of our families for always giving us advice and being there for us! We wish everyone could of been there but thats the military life for ya! I can say as a military wife you make your home where the military sends you and even though you have to keep on moving its still going to be a "home" you will never forget because the Lord has it all planned out to meet new friends, church family, etc... Here are some pictures that didn't really come out well because I still haven't learned my camera..LOL

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Today is the day.. finally..

Hubby gets promoted today... FINALLY We have been waiting almost a year for this to happen too and well God is good and today is the DAY! He is excited I sure can tell. He is already gone now for work and I am going to skip out for an hour at work today so that I can place his new rank on his uniform.. FUN FUN FUN! I have been with him for 10 years (married 6 yrs) and I have NEVER been able to place his new rank on him, but I will TODAY! He is going from a Sgt 1st Class to a 1st Sgt!Pictures will follow...

"Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let them say among the nations, "The LORD reigns!" 1 Chronicles 16:31


On Friday night hubby and I went and watched "The Family that Preys" by Tyler Perry. It was an awesome movie! We are avid movie watchers and go almost every weekend. I would recommend this movie to everyone. We also went and watched "Fireproof" and was that movie not a tearjerker. I pretty much cried and lots of scenes and laughed as well. Its a very strong movie and it really makes you realize what you have to do to keep your marriage when it feels as if there is no hope. Hubby has been doing a few things that "he" learned from it. I giggle inside cause I can see him doing different things now. 2 fantastic movies!!! I know I will be purchasing them when they come out...