Monthly Archives: February 2011

The week in bullets


Here is the update for this week:

*Jared has been in Baltimore since Friday. As excited I was for him to go (come on ladies sometimes we need a break from the hubby), I am way more excited for him to come back. Absence does make the heart grow fonder. 🙂

* Gabrielle and I have colds. Ick. We are snotty, and it is no fun.

* Doctor’s appointment today went well. The baby’s heartbeat was 154. It is always so nice to hear your baby.

*A little off topic…had dinner at El Mezcal, and discovered Chimi Cheescake! Can you say yum?! I am going to crave that the rest of my pregnancy. Thanks, Jenna.


A Cancer Warrior


This morning I read all my usual blogs. I went to the Caring Bridge site where I read Jerry Scroggins blog. I met Jerry at the survivor’s dinner at Relay for Life last year. Jared had gone to school with his daughter. We ate dinner together and talked about the terrible “C” word, cancer. I learned that Jerry had urethral cancer. He had been a survivor for year like me, but was still undergoing treatments. After dinner we got to walk the Survivor Lap together. It was an amazingly emotional time. This morning when I read his blog, I found out that he passed away last night. It broke my heart. He was such an amazing man. He had such amazing strength and was such a warrior for Christ. I always loved reading his blog. It was always uplifting and wonderful even though he was going through such a tough time in his life. God has gotten a really wonderful angel in heaven. I am so glad I met Jerry.He will always been a part of my heart. Here is the link to Jerry’s Caring Bridge site.

I want to leave you with a poem that he posted on his blog not to long ago. It is written by G.N. Louisignont.  I think we all can be inspired by it.


The Best Day of My Life

Today, when I awoke, I suddenly realized that this is the best day of my life, ever!  There were times when I wondered if I would make it to today, but I did!  And because I did, I’m going to celebrate!

Today, I’m going to celebrate what an unbelievable life I have had so far:  the accomplishments, the many blessings, and, yes, even the hardships because they have served to make me stronger.

I will go through this day with my head held high, and a happy heart.

I will marvel at God’s seemingly simple gifts;  the morning dew, the fresh, white snow, the sun, the clouds, the trees, the flowers, the birds.  Today, none of these miraculous creations will escape my notice.

Today, I will share my excitement for life with other people.  I’ll make someone smile.  I’ll go out of my way to perform an unexpected act of kindness for someone I don’t even know.

Today, I’ll give a sincere compliment to someone who seems down.  I’ll tell a child how special he is, and I’ll tell someone I love just how deeply I care for them and how much they mean to me.

Today is the day I quit worrying about what I don’t have and start being grateful for all the wonderful things God has already given me.

I’ll remember that to worry is just a waste of time because my faith in God and his Divine Plan ensures everything will be just fine.

Tonight, before I go to bed, I’ll go outside and raise my eyes to the heavens.  I will stand in awe at the beauty of the stars and the moon, and I will praise God for these magnificent treasures.

As the day ends and I lay my head down on my pillow, I will thank the Almighty for the best day of my life.  And I will sleep the sleep of a contented child, excited with the expectation because I know tomorrow is going to be…

The Best Day of My Life!



Well, I am a couple of days late. But, I am officially half way there! Only 20 more weeks and we will get to meet this little boy or girl who is kicking the crap out of my bladder. 🙂 I am feeling great. Still tired, but I think that has to do with me having a 17 month old to chase around.

Gabrielle knows where the baby is. She will lift up my shirt kiss my belly. But, she also thinks that everyone has a baby in their belly. So, watch out of you are around her. She may want to kiss your baby as well.

I can’t believe that she is 17 months old. She loves her daddy, a lot! Everything is daddy this and daddy that. Mama kind of got thrown to the side for right now. But, that is ok. Also a funny thing. She has a hard time saying Mom. She can say the “m” sound. But, as soon as you ask her to say mom, she says, “Bob.” So, I am Bob. It is really cute and I love it. I wish she would say Mom. But, I know as soon as she starts saying it, I will miss being “Bob.”