Friday, September 25, 2009

Until The Whole World Hears

Casting Crowns is one of my favorite Christian bands! They have a new album coming out in November and this is their current new song, powerful!

It's about safety

Here's a video I got from a friend:

Bethany, I'm sorry I forgot to send you those links, I'll try to get them to you this weekend (you may have to remind me (here or via facebook or email! LOL)

How can ANYONE think it's ok to put 25,000 times the levels of mercury that IS considered TOXIC in food or water. Come on, this is just simple common sense, it's NOT SAFE. It's not be safely tested and we do not know the short term effects, much less the long term effects. Just because it's "called" a vaccination does not make it automatically safe. I am NOT antivaccination, but I am anti this vaccination.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Pray for the Sullivan's

I came across this blog tonight and have just ached for them. Sara Sullivan had breast cancer, courageously brought a beautiful baby girl into this world, and her husband Brady is now going to have to raise her without her Momma, who was called home for at this point, no known physical reason.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Well child apts, crayons up the nose, and AWANA

Emma has her 2 yr well child check up. Now for some of you, you may GASP when you find out this was Emma's 2nd EVER well child check up! She got one when she was I believe 4 weeks old, got 2 shots and that was it, until Friday. With each of my children I learn more and more, sometimes my opinions and views stay the same, sometimes they change from night to day! Well with each I've found myself more and more on the road of delayed vaccinations, as well as with the thought that unless they are sick I am not taking my children into the clinic to only be exposed to what ever illness is on this post! (It's a small post, with a tiny clinic...something's always going around, seriously ALWAYS). So after a great deal of prayer and a ton of research I decided to wait on vaccinating Emma anymore, until she was two and her immune system was stronger and she would need fewer vaccinations! So first things first...she's the peanut that I've always known her to be! She weighs in at a tiny 24.6 lbs for those who are hung up, oh I mean like percentages...she's in the 11% for weight, at one point she was at 3%, but thriving and eating like a champ and her height was very low and she actually evened out, so no concerns! She hadn't had a huge drop, she was just very petite!!) Her height, she's TALL so she's thin and tall (she's living the dream ladies! ROFL..seriously just kidding! All I care about is she's healthy and happy), she's 33.3 inches tall which is in the 84.6 % for height! See Tall and thin! I have to say what's really funny is the day before she was in a little dress and her legs were so long, I couldn't get over it. I kept telling her "Emma when did your legs get so long?" She would just giggle and lift her leg above her head! (She's my CLASSY girl, I have to tell you...remember she was in a dress!!)

So while at the apt, I tell her dr that we noticed it looked like she had a small piece of paper up her nose, that we could not retrieve! He looks up and says "yes she does have a piece of paper up there" he left to go get his retrieval instrument and the nurse, who's this tiny little thing and I tell him "She's VERY strong, we may need more help, because I will NOT lay across her" so he has her go get another nurse (he had told her a particular name) in comes a nice strong male nurse!) he takes her body, while I hold her head still, talking to her and reassuring her she's going to be ok, wiping the tears away as she's SCREAMING "I scared, Mommy, I scared"....oh my heart (of course she was also scared before that because she had to lay on the drs table and she's in this stage of being terrified of all things that are not WIDE or the floor when she's laying aka HATES changing tables (Which is where the fear began). So anyways, the dr gets a tiny, itty bitty piece of it out of her nose and we still think it's paper, he goes in again (let me tell you this IS a skill btw!) and pulls it all out and it's NOT paper. It's white and the dr has no clue what it is, I look at it and knew immediately! It was the tip of a white crayon. You know the beautiful perfect top of a crayong when you first get it, from where the paper ends to the very tip, yep she had it all up in her nose! INSANE I tell you! I am not sure if she stuck it up there and it broke off then or it the tip had already broken off and she stuck it up there (either way would NOT surprise me! Oh that girl! So afterwards, we went back to the immunization clinic (I should say room!) so we go back and thankfully it's a NEW immunization nurse and I tell her we have delayed vaccinations and I want them one at a time, and she's great with it! (The total opposite of the last nurse that worked back there, who was horrible!) So that was great!! Emma got the Hep. B vax, she cried of course, but it was over fast and she got over it quickly and had no ill effects! Which I didn't expect her to. (I'm not anti-vaccinations..just pro-delayed...although I AM anti Flu shot and the new H1N1 flu vaccination and thinks EVERYONE needs to do their research on this new vaccination and have their facts before they allow something to be put into their body that has not even been created a year ago and right now there's a lot of information that's showing it's dangers and ones that I find convincing).

Jacob had his 2nd football game today and Jack had his 2nd soccer game Thursday. Thursday I forgot my camera. I need to download today's football photo's though. Jacob did well, he plays guard and hit HARD! I'm not sure what the score was, but we won! Last weeks game we scored more points than our team did all together the previous season! (The score last week was 32 (us) to 28). Jackson's soccer team does not keep score, although the kids sure do. Last week our team won, this week they didn't (Jack informed me! LOL).

Tomorrow (well it's officially today here in Germany!) we start back up on AWANA!! (Approved Workman Are Not Afraid -2 Timothy 2:15)! I love AWANA, LOVE IT!! I love seeing children learning GOD's word, love knowing that all these versus that they are memorizing are going into their hearts to stay for the rest of their life. I love that for some of these children, this is their only chance to learn about Jesus. I love that I can see my own children memorizing GOD's word, as we work on the verses throughout the week and then see via the records that they got them and go home and review them and keep on moving on to new verses! Most of the kids favorite time is Game time! Chad (my hubby) is the Games director and is always well loved by the kids!
So if you want to pray for all of us volunteers (I'm the Spark's Director) and most of all the kids!


Beth has written a very important blog entry, if you're a Christian, if you're an need to go read this...IMMEDIATELY. Here's the link and make sure to watch the Youtube video she has on there as well. This is no time for waiting, action is necessary.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Jesus, Lover of My Soul

We sang this song today at PWOC and it's just one of my favorites. It's so simple and to the point.

Jesus, Lover of my soul: Hillsong

Jesus, Lover of my soul, Jesus, I will never let you go
You've taken me from the miry clay
You've set my feet upon the Rock, and now i know

I love you, I need you,
Though my world may fall, I'll never let you go
My Saviour, my closest friend, I will worship you until the very end(repeat)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Jackson update

God always amazes me. He gave us an answer quickly and almost unexpectantly. The PA we saw wasn't positive what it was, said that if it didn't show improvement after a while we could have him see the dermotologist. As I thought we were going to get ready to go, he said "I'll be right back" and comes back a moment later with the dermotologist, who looks at it and says immediately "it's Granuloma Annulare, it can sometimes look like ring worm, we don't really know what causes it, but they go away on their own, doesn't cause any issue, discomfort, etc" (Jack's other foot has what we thought was ring worm and we'd been treating it, although it hadn't been going away and had this odd bump in the center).
I'm so thankful that we didn't have to wait around waiting and wondering. He did say it could take a few months to up to a year for them to go away, so we just wait for them to go away. I have to say that although it's odd, I can take odd! LOL

Thursday, September 10, 2009


I try not to worry, no seriously I make a conscience effort to not never gets me anywhere but stressed out and we're directly instructed by GOD not to worry. So saying that, I will say that I have fallen into the sin and found myself worrying. I can say I'm normally pretty good at pulling myself out of it and reminding myself of GOD's promises. So.....with that brings up Jackson. We went camping this weekend and on Sunday Chad and I noticed he had these strange bumps on his foot, they're hard (actually feelsl ike bone), they don't hurt him, he hadn't even really noticed them until we noticed and mentioned them to him. Knowing he hadn't had them the day before I knew I needed to bring him into the clinic and have someone check them out. Tuesday I called the clinic and got an apt. for Friday morning at 8:30 AM (let me remind all of you that I HATE mornings and although I'm often up at 8:30 I'm not awake normally, except on Wednesday's for PWOC), so getting up early is not my idea of a good time to say the least.

I know that what ever is going on, GOD already knows about it and it's in his hands and Jack will be taken care of. Will you take a moment though and pray for him, pray that what ever these bumps are they're nothing serious, and pray for me? I'm still a momma whose little man has something odd going on his foot.
Thank you and God Bless

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

New addition

Meet Bentley! We got him Monday night, from a friend. He's 4 months old, he's a black cocker spaniel. We just love him to pieces!!!

Thursday, September 03, 2009

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

It's the disease that no one wants to talk about, much less think about, yet it kills more children than Cystic Fibrosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Asthma, and AIDS COMBINED. COMBINED. Every single day 46 children will be diagnosed with a form of childhood cancer. Each year 12,600 children will be diagnosed with cancer. One in every 330 children will be diagnosed with a form of childhood cancer by the time they are 20 years old. My daughter, Jordyn is one of those children, she was one of the 330 children when she was diagnosed just 6 days before her 1st birthday, she is part of the children who died from it as well. Jordyn is not and was not and never will be just a statistic, she's not just "another number", she is and always will be my daughter. My first born. She made me a mother and began a love affair that will never end. She stole my heart from the moment that stick formed 2 lines, she took a piece of my heart right to Heaven with her and it remains and will always remain there until the day I join her.

Cancer is not something that just happens to the people down the street. It happens to your next door neighbor, to your dearest friend, and it can happen to your child. You can not live in denial or pretend it does not happen, because let me tell you it's happening every single day. A child and his or her parents world is turned upside down and inside out, and the life the knew before is over, and over forever. Never for the rest of their life will ever be the same. I can promise you that.

This month I urge you to wear a GOLD Ribbon where can you get one...well . Two of our favorite places to donate to for research of childhood cancer is : and

Don't let another day go by, where you think bad things don't happen to kids. Remember they do, and do something about it. Remember that there are children fighting, there are children about to go into the fight for their life, there are children living a life after that fight with difficulties, and there are children who won the fight and are with JESUS now.

Jordyn shortly after she was diagnosed in the German hospital she was initially treated in, before her hair fell out. That smile never stopped, neither will my love for her.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Choosing Thomas

I found this link from Suzanne and whew, wiping the tears away still, but although tears aren't always the funnest thing to shed, but they make us human, that we have a heart and compassion. This video is about a precious little boy Thomas who was born with Trisomy 13 and other health issues, and it's also about the fact that although his parents were told abortion was something they could "do" they chose life, they chose to have Thomas live for what ever amount of time outside of the womb that GOD intended for him, and because of that they were allowed to feel a love like one they'd never felt before.