Those who plant in tears will harvest SHOUTS OF JOY. They weep as they plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the HARVEST.

Psalm 126:5-6

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A Year In Review

Wow it's almost 2010. I can't believe it. What an eventful year we had. For some reason I just realized our family didn't take a family vacation this past year. We did lots of little one or two night excursions but nothing really big. Well 2010 will make up for it with our trip to California in June.
-Last January I was still getting used to having a little boy in my life.

-February is always a good month with Daddy having a birthday and our special little Brecken at the end of the month. She turned five this year and I see her spreading her wings and getting a voice.(Not to sure if that is a good thing or not)

-March began with Levi getting very sick very fast. I took him in and he had RSV. He seemed to heal very quickly, and then him and I were off for a five day trip to Phoenix. I got to see my best friend and many other friends during that trip. Levi got to meet his Aunt Lisa and cousins Blane and Dusty. It was a great trip but mommy and boy were ready to get home and see all the girls, and daddy.

-April is always a warm welcome because we know that warm days will be coming soon, and that our April baby will be adding another year. Reaghan turned the big 9, watch out she will be moving into the double digits.

-May Nana and Papa came to visit, and celebrate Kharis Ann's 3rd birthday. I will never forget that birthday she requested PBJ sandwiches, Cheetos, and veggies and dip, YUMMM.

-June was a very cool month and not much swimming got done but lots of outside time in the cool summer nights. It was great I wish every summer was that refreshing.

-July was nice and warm so we were able to get lots and lots of swimming in. We went to Seward Nebraska for the 4th of July and had a wonderful time. It was so chilly watching the fireworks that we had blankets and jackets on. Pretty crazy. Marc and I celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary with a picnic at Viking Lake. It was very romantic. Creighton turned 7 on the 17th. We Spent a weekend in Des monies at a Fathers of Vision conference which was wonderful. July 23rd I found out i was pregnant with baby number 8. Boy that was an exciting month.

-August was pretty hot and I was pretty sick.

-September Marc's parents came to visit and celebrate Levi's first birthday. Maclae turned 11 just 4 days later. We had a wonderful visit with Gram and Grandpa,on our three day trip to South Dakota with them. Mommy heard babies heartbeat for the first and last time.

-October was interesting. I was getting big and starting to feel better. I had felt the baby move a couple of times and really getting excited about the next few months. Then on Oct. 21st I woke up and looked at my self in the mirror and thought to myself , "I don't feel pregnant anymore." About and hour later I started spotting. About two hours later we had been given the news no one ever wants to hear "There is no heartbeat." I will never ever forget that day I can still see myself lying on the ultrasound table feeling like I wanted to crawl into a hole and die. We came home and told the children and began to walk down a very dark and lonely road. On October 23rd at 6:21 I gave birth to Elias Arthur Lee who had already gone home to be with the Lord. My saving grace through all of this has been that my baby boy will never have pain or sorrow or grief, because he is already sitting with the King. The road we were about to travel would not be easy but with God all things are possible.

-November was pretty much a blur to me. My mom came to stay with us and I pretty much went on with life and the daily happenings at night and when I needed a minute I would sneak away and cry like a baby. Thanksgiving was a pretty good day for me.

-December started out with my oldest turning 13 on the 8th. We had a great time Emily and i spending the day shopping in the city and then going out ot dinner with Dad. Her and I stayed in a hotel that night and just hung out. I was really excited about Christmas but then a couple of days before I got really depressed. We got 12 inches of snow for Christmas which was nice to have. The kids have really enjoyed sledding. I turned 36 on the 29th and am looking forward to a new year. Praying that the Lord will guide me through this time I am in. Not really feeling much Joy right now just kind of going through the motions.

To everyone have a great New Year's and may we all seek Christ in the coming year.


Tanya Ross said...

Looking at your year in review made me think how fast this year went. I love ya and I am so proud of you. You are doing a good job raise your family and healing is here. Take one day at a time and always look up. He is holding you so dear. Have a wonderful New Years eve and I will see you soon. Love Tanya

Sally, Greg and Hannah said...

Wow! Sounds like you had a busy year! I don't know if I could do as good trying to remember what happened each month though...and I only have one child! :) Yikes!

Again, I am so very sorry to hear of your baby going home to be with the Lord. What a blessing is waiting for you someday when we get to Heaven!

Have a blessed new year and thanks for sharing your thoughts! :)