Saturday, June 30, 2007
My labs also explained why I had this horrible diagnosis. I had the HPV virus. After 3 months of waiting, we went in for the biopsy. I remember crying in the waiting room after the procedure and telling Rob that I was so happy that we had had at least two children, because the Dr's made it sound as though a hysterectomy had a high possibility of occurring. A few weeks later we were told our "number" of SIN and I was scheduled to be frozen. The freezing worked and The Father covered me with Mercy. I was told I would need a pap smear every six months as opposed to the normal year and we went on with our lives.
Fast forward three years, to the pregnancy of our fourth child. During my routine initial pap, displaysia rears its ugly head once again. I was only about 8 weeks pregnant, and all we could do was wait for 7 long months. But, The LORD had a miracle to perform in my life I just didn't know it yet. Many people prayed for me during this time, the men at Robs work came together in the office and stood in prayer to our wonderful Father. The folks at church, came together and lifted us up in prayer. I had my beautiful fourth son on July 3rd 2001. I went in for my pap smear six weeks later, the nurse said she would call me if the results were positive, and that it would be about two weeks. More waiting....two weeks came and went and no phone call, so I called them and asked for my results. She said "its negative" I asked her to check again ;-) and she replied again with "yes mam, negative"
You see I had been HEALED! I knew it, The LORD told me I would be. But I needed proof! I was given a word during this time by a lady whom I had not met before and it was this "You will be healed and restored from the things that you carry with you due to your sinful past." Praise The Father!!!
So moving on to present day rejoicing....it is six years later and I received a phone call from my midwife today to let me know that it is once again negative! This is just one example of how The Lord restored me and made me whole, from a life filled with heart ache and pain of all types. HE can do this for you! He can restore you, make you white as snow....you only need to ask HIM, truly give your life to HIM and HE will make you WHOLE!!!
Friday, June 29, 2007
I just did not want to color my hair. I am soooo sensitive to fums and chemicals. PLUS, I really like the color of my hair, not the grey of course....but the rest of it. So it has been colored and seems pretty close to my real hair color. There are a few greys that averted the color.
P.S. If you ever want to scare yourself, walk outside with a mirror into the ever illuminating truth of the sun....and take a good look at your face. AAAKKKK! As I was searching for greys but could not help finding every flaw upon my poor face. Time to go pluck those eyebrows ;-)
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Herein lies my dilemma. I am not sure how to get this painted. It is directly over the staircase. Rob had mentioned placing a long board across, perhaps I will try that...its just such a long way down.
Lastly, had I known that $3.48....10 minutes....and the willingness to turn your hands purple, would have been all it took to get that window panel stained; I would have done it 2 years ago! Maverick likes it.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
After, pretty, clean, new wood tiles! I love it!
Monday, June 25, 2007
On a more fun note, here we have summer fun going on. I remember doing this when I was little, putting the sprinklers on the trampoline and jumping away...so much fun!I really have soooo much to do, if I'm not careful it seems a bit overwhelming. Along with painting the whole house. I have flooring in the bathroom and kitchen to rip up and replace. Totes to load up and take to storage as to declutter the house. A baby to nurse and children to play with. We will be taking two weeks off of school as a"special break" to give me plenty of time to complete these things. I also will not be taking any sewing orders until July 15th. I have one order to finish up today and get in the mail, then I will have that extra time available as well. Please keep me in your prayers that nothing goes out, LOL like my back or my foot, or most of all my sanity!!
Friday, June 22, 2007
So this lovely wall board runs throughout quite a bit of my house. The hallways up and down, the stairs and the library and exercise room. It is in about 70% of the house. The upside is it is easy to clean, and you can run into it with roller blades or the big wheel and there is no damage done.
Why have you lived with this eye sore for so long, you ask? Well we were going to pull it down and sheet rock all the walls, then paint. So sense we are going to probably list the house I need to give it a clean coat of paint my realtor friend says. YAY! I actually get to paint the house!!
So as you can see we have VERY dark brown trim through out our house. It is original so over 100 years old and can you believe it has never been painted! I pulled out my color wheel, found the color of the trim then moved up the color scheme to find the lightest color in that color scheme ( I know this is getting confusing, bare with me) So I find a color that seems as though it will work well. Remember I have 70% of my house to paint this color on. So I commit to the 5 gallon container and get busy painting. Long story short ;-) 5 hours later.... 2 coats of kills....1 coat of paint and I'm not sure that I like it. Its bland. Theres no motif. I'm not sure what to do. Don't get me wrong I still dislike strongly the french design, yet its just blah now. Any ideas will be greatly appreciated! I guess I will head to Big Lots tomorrow and pick up lots of pictures for the walls, then stop by Lowes and pick up some stain for that window panel that has been unstained for over a year :-/
Thursday, June 21, 2007
On to things around here. Rob and I have made a decision to move closer to his work. He currently drives over one and a half hours to and from work for almost three years now. We have stayed because this is my dream home. Three story over 4,000 sq feet, beautiful 105 year old Colonial. This home on the other side of the metroplex would cost around 400,000.....we bought it for 75,000!!
It will be a sacrifice and a sad loss to move. BUT, my midwife is looking for a home to purchase to turn in to a Birth center. She had voiced during our last visit that my house would be perfect. If I can not be here, I would be so happy knowing that my home spent the rest of its days having babies brought into this world inside its walls.
So I am a mess of emotions..... sadness, excitement, loss, moving on, I hate moving, The Father will provide though and I need not worry about finding a home, there is one out here somewhere and HE will take us to it.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
It starts with Mamas milk tea which contains Blessed Thistle, Dandelion, Fennel, Fenugreek, Nettle and Red Raspberry. I also had a few other herbs that I wanted to take on a daily basis, so in they went with the Mamas milk tea.
Additional Red Raspberry
I'm would like to add Oatstraw and a few more in the future.
I am also making Hawthorn Berry Tincture. I have been feeling for a long time that something is not all together right with my heart. For a few years now I have been telling my hubby that I feel like I need to go running, because my breaths don't feel like they are going deep enough. I feel tight chested sometimes and I have tightness in my upper neck and jaw. The other day my arms went to sleep and I had tingling in my left arm. The thing is the symptoms will go away for months then come back for a few weeks then go away for a few more months. So I forget about them when there gone.
I went to see my midwife yesterday for my well woman exam and explained to her what I had been feeling. She gave me an exercise bike and said to get on it 30 minutes a day. I rode it this morning thinking that I would get winded quickly and not be able to breath, but it was the exact opposite. My chest opened up and I felt like I was getting good breaths. That was at 6:00 this morning, now I am feeling tight chested again. Sigh!
I Hate no Loath going to the doctor. The last time I went it cost me 1500 for a scan I didn't need. This time who knows what the cost would run. There is no heart failure or the like in my family at all. My dad and most of his brothers has high cholesterol. I have had high cholesterol sense I was 28, yet I am only about 15lbs overweight and eat fairly well. Though I haven't always. Perhaps that is my problem.
I just don't know. I am going to make some changes in my diet. No sugar, more exercising lots of water, and Hawthorn Tincture. If you have any suggestions or words of wisdom please share.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
I love you Jordy Bear!
Friday, June 15, 2007
Now this sounds like alot of sewing but as we all know when it rains it pours. So I can go for a week or longer with no orders and plenty of free time. The Lord seems to know just how much I can handle and that is what He sends my way. So that is how I get things done around here.
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
My Angel Baby! She is already trying to crawl (at 4months!) and if you lay her on the floor in one spot you can bet that when you walk back in the room she'll be on the other side of it.
She was so amused with Maverick. She stared at him for the longest time.
My other angel baby in her new dress. This is just like the one here but shorter.
Here is the skirt.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
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Sunday, June 10, 2007
The weather is slowly warming up, although it has been a mild season this year and we are getting TONS of rain. I enjoyed a lovely afternoon nap on Sat. The girls where napping, the boys were playing quietly on their room and I laid there listening to the rain fall and feeling the cold air from the air conditioner blowing on me, it was so peaceful. In my complete comfort, I thought of all the people in this world who may have never had one day of comfort in their whole lives. How truly blessed I am!!
Another 8 weeks of school begins tomorrow. It will be a lite eight weeks with emphasis on the basics; reading, spelling & math facts.
Everyone have a blessed week ahead. Walking through each day with grace, wisdom, kindness and love!
Friday, June 08, 2007
Thursday, June 07, 2007
I came across an article that explains good reasons why, many of which I agree with. Just the other side of the coin ;-)
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Monday, June 04, 2007
This is how it fell, on one side. This picture is after Rob had removed all the siding and was beginning to tear it apart. Yikes! So how did this happen? They were remodeling it and a guy helping Rob, cut the wrong rafter and down it came. So we are just going to start from scratch.
On the sunnier side of things, my Eve turns 2 today! My sweet precious one. It has been such a joy to be a mommy to you. You have taught me that girls and boys ARE totally different creatures. You have given me permission to wear pink, and I wear it alot now. I love your sweet dainty voice and how you walk around holding your babies. I love how you help with everything, whether I wanted help or not. You bring a brightness to our home, and we love you!