Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Silly Sunday

This past weekend I picked up Gavin to spend the night with us and go to church on Sunday.  He's getting to be such a big boy and loves to laugh and play.  After church, we went to lunch at Yen Ching where the oriental ladies ohhed and ahhed over him, then we came home and played for a little bit before his mom and dad came to get him.  Of course I always have the camera out so there is always lots of pictures taken when Gavin's around.  Posted below are pictures of breakfast, me and Gavin, Gavin with Uncle Shawn, us playing in the pack n' play tent, and him so excited to see his mommy!

New Chairs and Cheeseburgers

Last Saturday when I get off work, I drove into Rockport to get Gavin for the weekend.  I picked him up around 3 and then we headed back home.  We stopped at McDonald's for lunch and I got him a cheeseburger happy meal.  My friend Mandy gave me this booster seat so that I can have a chair for him when he comes over.  Gavin LOVES his new chair.  He was in it quite a few times this weekend and when he wasn't in it, he was constantly walking over to it and pointing to it or playing with the straps.  Thanks Mandy for giving it to us!  I love watching him eat with his little fingers.  I think it's so stinking cute to see him pick up his food and try to get it in his mouth. 

We've Got A Walker

Yeah, he's finally walking.  Beth said last week Gavin had been trying to walk more and more each day and by Wednesday, she said he was walking all over the place.  So Thursday when I got off work, I drove into Rockport for a visit and to see my little guy walk.  I can't believe how much he's growing up and all of the things he does each day.  It was hard to actually capture him walking with a camera, so there isn't many pictures of the actual walking.  LOL!  I need to find a new little digi camera that takes video so I can capture these moments.  While I was over there, we did play and act silly.  Mom got him this little wagon for his birthday.  I plopped him in it and pulled him around a bit and then tipped it over.  He just stayed in it and layed on the ground being silly. 

This last picture is one of my favorites cause we were both laughing at each other being silly.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tired of Waiting on God

This post came from a daily devotion from the Proverbs 31 Ministries that I receive each day.  It pretty much sums up how I have been feeling for quite some time. 

"Isaac was sixty years old when Rebekah gave birth to them." Genesis 25:26a (NIV)

Do you ever get tired of waiting on God to answer your prayers? Recently, I began to feel a sense of frustration with the wait, and also a little bit tired.

Tired of saying the same old prayer day after day, month after month, year after year. Tired of telling God about the same old problems that were still going on. Tired of hearing myself pray about the same old problems, leading me to wonder if God was as tired of hearing my prayer requests as I was of praying them.

So I bowed my head and admitted to God that I was simply tired of the wait.

In a heavy state of emotional tiredness, I turned to the crisp, white pages of my Bible. I was hoping God would il luminate a few verses that would jump out of the book and straight into my heart.

I began reading about when Isaac's wife Rebekah gave birth to twin sons. One particular sentence caught my eye and I went back to read it again and again. My heart leapt as I realized God was using this one little sentence to speak hope into my spirit. He used His spiritual highlighter just as I had wanted.

Genesis 25:26 tells us that Isaac was sixty years old when his twins were born; a simple Bible fact, yet profoundly meaningful to me on this specific day. You see, Isaac had been patient for the Lord to provide the perfect wife; he was forty years old when he married Rebekah. If you do the math you realize Isaac waited twenty years for Rebekah to bear him children! He could have chosen a concubine to bear him a son. But he was a man of great patience who waited on God. Eventually his patient faith was rewarded.

Isaac never gave up hope that his Lord could make the impossible, possible. He had learned that his Lord would provide. So he continued to pray the same desperate prayer for a son, day after day, month after month, year after year. In fact, we learn in Genesis 25:21 that "Isaac pleaded with the Lord" (NLT), meaning he earnestly and strongly prayed about his problem. He did not half-heartedly ask God for a son, he pleaded! He begged. He poured his heart out.

I can envision Isaac passionately pleading to God throughout those twenty years, with out-stretched arms and a tear-stained face pressed against the hot, dirty soil, begging God to answer his prayer.

Isaac was surely tired of the wait, but he never stopped praying or believing that his dreams could come true. And in God's perfect timing, they did.

If you are tired of the wait, you may be pleading to God just like Isaac. It may take twenty years for God to answer our prayers, or it may only take twenty minutes. But today, let us find comfort in remembering Isaac's patient faith an d take hope in believing that God is not tired of hearing our prayers. Instead, He is simply waiting for the perfect time to answer.

Dear Lord, please help me have patience and faith while I wait to hear from You. Help me live in excited anticipation for the day when I will see how You answer my prayers. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Don't make me go "Subway Drive-Thru" on you!

Last Saturday I had to work until around 1:30 and was starving when I got off.  I was going to my sister's house in Rockport and there really is no where to stop to get something to eat between downtown and her house going the way I go, except for a Subway inside a gas station.  And since I'm trying to eat healthier, I decided to go there.  I pulled up to the menu and waited for someone to take my order.  Keep in mind I am a patient person for the most part, so it takes a lot to get me aggrivated.  I sat there and sat there and no one acknowledged that I was there.  So I back the car up and pull forward again thinking they will hear their beep mechanism and acknowledge that there is a car at their drive-thru.  Nothing.  So I kindly give a friendly little toot of the horn.  Nothing.  I know they are open because the big, neon open sign is on and I can see people moving around inside the restaurant through the big picture windows they have.  Now I am starting to get mad.  I thought about driving up to the window and tapping on it to let them know that they have a customer, however I'm sure they would spit in my food.  I kindly toot the horn again and nothing.  At this point, I am flaming mad.  I'm on my period, I'm starving, and there is no where else to stop along the way.  So what do I do?  I grip the steering wheel with both hands, take my foot off the brake and STOMP on the gas.  My tires squeel as I go speeding through the drive through and blaring my horn past their window.  I wonder if they saw me then??  LOL!  Even turning out of the gas station back onto the road, I gun it and squeel tires.  I was so flipping aggrivated.  I know now how ridiculous and possibly dangerous that situation could of been, but I.WAS.MAD! 

I'm still chuckling just blogging about this.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Cuteness, Car Rides, and Cupcake

Saturday evening, Mom and Jeff, and Beth, Tommy, and Gavin came over for dinner.  We had homemade lasagna, green beans, salad, and beer bread.  And for dessert we had some yummy ice cream cake from Lic's.  I actually won the cake for calling into the radio station on Gavin's birthday, but the coupon got lost in the mail so the radio station gave me another one.  Gavin was so cute on this particular day.  He's so silly and his Mimi is just as silly.  Together, they are both giggle boxes!

Did I just have a gall bladder attack?

A week ago this past Sunday, I had a gall bladder attack.  Or at least I believe that's what it was.  It started around 11:00 p.m. when we got home from eating supper and church.  My chest started hurting and felt tight and I just felt full.  I went to bed and then woke up after a little bit with bad stomach aches and diaherra.  I was up and down all night with stomach pains and aches, diaherra and just discomfort.  I didn't go to work Monday and just layed on the couch all day.  All week I had discomfort, stomach pains, and really bad heartburn.  After talking to different people, I decided to call the doctor and make an appointment to see him.  I already had a doctor appointment for March 22 for something else so I was just going to tell him about it then.  But since I had been feeling under the weather all week, I decided I should probably call and try to get in sooner.  And because I felt bad all week, I worried somewhat about it and caused my body to stress out.  I woke up two mornings in a row with swollen eyelids and Friday night I had a swollen upper lip.  It looked like Sha`nae nae was back!  LOL!! 

I went to my family doctor yesterday at 8, and he ordered some bloodwork and then scheduled me to have an ultrasound.  I went this morning at 9:30 to have that done and will have to wait to hear back from the doctor's office to find out what's going on.