Wednesday, May 28, 2008

A Day at the Park

This is going to be a picture overload post but I thought that I would let you all share in Luke's first trip to the park. He thought that it was great fun :)











One last picture from a few days before.


Sunday, May 25, 2008

I was Tagged

I know it has been awhile since I have posted but my sister, Sarah, tagged me and I decided that I should finally do one of her tags.

Here it be's!

1. The rules of the game get posted at the beginning.

2. Each player answers the questions about themselves.

3. At the end of the post, the player then tags five people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read the player’s blog.

4. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.

What were you doing five years ago?

1. School

2. Just getting my driver's license.

3. Playing in the Illinois Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra.

4. Practicing piano like a fiend.

5. Being an annoying, selfish, self-indulgent teenage girl.

What are five things on your to-do list for today (not in any particular order)?

1.Wake up
2. Excerise.

3. Do my devotions.

4. Take my shower and get ready.

5. Give Luke meds and make sure he is healthy.

What are five snacks you enjoy?

1.Chips and Dip

2. Pretzels.

3. Chocolate chip cookies. MmmmmMmmmm.....!

4. Kettle corn.

5. Chocolate frosting right out of the container.

What five things would you do if you were a billionaire?

1. A one year mission trip to a third world country
2. Fund the translating and distribution of Bibles into foreign languages.

3. Save money for Luke and his college and medical needs.

4. Have a CF free baby. Insurance doesn't cover it completely.

5. Give to medical research. Especially to ALS research and CF research. Two diseases I've seen the devastation of firsthand.

What are five of your bad habits?

1. Being a Nag

2. Procrastinating.

3. Chocolate

4. Being cluttered.

5.Biting my nails.

What are five jobs you’ve had?

1. Piano teacher

2. Video Clerk

3. Cracker Barrel clerk

4. Baby store clerk.

5.and the best job ever..... Mom

Oh, and here's a teaser pic of Luke. I plan on putting more up on Monday or Tuesday.



Friday, May 2, 2008

What is Motherhood

5 Minutes for Mom is hosting a Mothers day Contest where you have to post a picture about what motherhood is for you. Here's the link to their awesome contest!

I had a tough time finding a picture of what motherhood means to me. When I think of being a mom I think of long nights, midnight feedings, and happy laughter. However, I am in a unique situation, to me motherhood also means- breathing treatments, enzymes, medicines, hospital stays, and regular doctor appointment. I wouldn't trade this job for any other. I love receiving smiles and giggles and I especially love spending time with my little guy. Nobody told me that parenting would be this hard but nobody told me that I would enjoy it so much and that each day is filled with more meaning because I have my little man to take care of.

Luke brings me so much joy so I am posting a picture where I am giving him a breathing treatment but also where he is smiling because his mommy is holding him. This is before the little guy started wearing a mask but now he does wear one when he gets his treatments. This picture makes motherhood worthwhile for me.