Thursday, April 29, 2010

Two Men and a Baby

My word, I can not believe the withdraw I am already going through. I am leaving my little peanut this weekend for the first time. Yes, I have left her for one night before, but a whole weekend!!! I really do not know how I will make it. I seriously miss her if she takes more than an hour nap (which is very rare, still)... I am leaving tomorrow morning at 8:00 for Charleston, SC for the women's retreat at my church. I know it will be good for me, and quite refreshing but I know I will be distracted. Little Grace Taylor will be spending the weekend with her Daddy and Uncle Mike. I know they can handle it, and she will have a great time, I am just so worried Iam going to miss something. It really does not help that she is really on the verge of crawling, scooting everywhere and pulling up on her knees, and she had two little white buds waiting until I leave to break through her sweet pink gums... I just can't go. It's too hard. Well, thank God for technology and skype. I plan on peeking in on her every minute her Daddy and the retreat schedule will allow. I miss you already my sweet sweet girl.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

If You Could See Me Now

Well yesterday was the anniversary of my Mom's death. I wish I could say that it gets easier, but that's not the case, at least not for me. Nine years ago on April 26th 2001, my mother Maureen went home to see Jesus. I know she is in a better place, it is me that is left hurting. I wish so badly she was here to see my sweet girl. I know she would eat her up, and it just pains me so much that Grace Taylor will never know what a wonderful woman her Grandmother was...

Only the good die young, and that speaks true to my Mom who was only 39. I love you Mom, and I know one day I will see you again, and I look forward to sharing eternal life with you!

If You Could See Me Now
(Kim Noblitt)

Our prayers have all been answered. I finally arrived.
The healing that had been delayed has now been realized.
No one's in a hurry. There's no schedule to keep.
We're all enjoying Jesus, just sitting at His feet.

If you could see me now, I'm walking streets of gold.
If you could see me now, I'm standing strong and whole.
If you could see me now, you'd know I've seen His face.
If you could see me now, you'd know the pain is erased.
You wouldn't want me to ever leave this place,
If you could only see me now.

My light and temporary trials have worked out for my good,
To know it brought Him glory when I was misunderstood.
Though we've had our sorrows, they can never compare.
What Jesus has in store for us, no language can share.

You wouldn't want me to ever leave this perfect place.
If you could only see me now.

*Picture was taken Christmas 2000.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

And the Baskets were Filled

Easter Brunch at Lolli & Pops

After church we headed over to the Grandparents for some Southern cooking. I brought my favorite Strawberry Shortcake. My little Easter bunny had the best time smelling the Daffodils, and she looked as pretty as a flower. Love that child!!

Easter Festival in Seabrook

The family headed to Seabrook on Good Friday for some sun and Easter Festivities. Grace Taylor absolutely love the Easter Bunny, she couldn't get enough of his soft fur! There was live music, hot dogs, sunshine and kids everywhere, what more could you ask for!! We were only there for a quick minute and then headed back home Saturday evening so we could make church and Easter Brunch.

Monday, April 5, 2010