Why, my Lord--- dare I ask why? It will not hear the whisper of the wind or see the beauty of it's parents' face--- it will not see the beauty of your creation or the flame of a sunrise.
Why, my Lord?

"Why my child--- do you ask 'why'? Well, I will tell you why.

You see, the child lives. Instead of the wind he hears the sounds of angels singing before My throne. Instead of the beauty that passes he sees everlasting beauty-- he sees My face. He was created and lived a short time so the image of his parents imprinted on his face may stand before Me as their personal intercessor. He knows secrets of heaven unknown to men on earth. He laughs with a special joy that only the innocent possess. My ways are not the ways of man. I create for My Kingdom and each creature fills a place in that Kingdom that could not be filled by another. He was created for My joy and his parents' merits. He has never seen pain or sin. He has never felt hunger or pain. I breathed a soul into a seed, may it grow and called it forth."

"I am humbled before you, my Lord, for questioning Your wisdom, goodness and love. I speak as a fool--- forgive me. I acknowledge Your sovereign rights over life and death. I thank You for the life that began for a short a time to enjoy so long an Eternity."

p.s this has nothing to do with the miracle that is growing inside of me.
Today should have been the day our baby angel should have entered this world.


I feel like a........

Today is one of those days. I feel big, fat and bloated and not yet showing. This pregnancy has been totally different from all my others. To start, I have had absolutely no nausea during this pregnancy. With my other babies I was so sick for 3 months straight. I'm not showing yet. Well, maybe a little. But usually by now I would have a good sized bump. You can't even tell I'm pregnant. Just that I've gained weight. I feel like this baby is stealing my beauty, my face is nasty and dry and my hair looks and feels like hay. I also feel like I've been hit by a truck. I am so dang tired. I hope I don't sound like a "Debbie Downer" I just wanted to point out the difference from this pregnancy to my others. Oh yeah, and one more thing, this baby has put me through an emotional roller coaster ride since my first doctor's visit. We are going to have a long talk when he/she is born!
I am blessed that this baby is healthy and thriving so far. Let's hope and pray it stays that way!
On March 17th, we will be finding out what the gender is.... I just have a strong feeling it's a girl this time. Either way we are blessed.
Any guesses? I have a poll on the right side of the blog.


Our little Alien

Today I am 15 weeks and 2 days. I had an appointment and a surprise ultrasound and our little peanut is doing fine.
Can you see the baby's face. She/He is looking right up at us! I love that little face! You can kind of see an arm bone and the outline of its body. It's so cool.
The baby was moving so much during the ultrasound, we even saw it wave to us. It was awesome. March 17th we will be finding if this little peanut is a boy or a girl! Any guesses so far?


Doherty Hotel visit, and a nap afterward

Michigan Vacation 2010

Jude sits in a McDonald's fun tube slide, Henry works a vending machine at the airport, Henry sports sunglasses in a Chinese restaurant, Kara and Adam show off their Christmas snuggies, and Jude irritates Midwest Airline passengers with his crying.

Bowling at Gateway Lanes in Clare

Spencer nailed a strike, Lucas chills with his uncles, Cassandra enjoys Jude and Mom and Dad watch all the action.

Group Shots in Michigan

While the kids were in the basement watching a movie, the adults were enjoying themselves in the kitchen upstairs. There were 20 people in the house our first weekend.

I only have a few pics from our trip to Michigan