Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008

The kids seated at the "grandkid table" that Grandma and Grandpa got for their kitchen
Our nephew Joseph enjoying Grandma's exersaucer
Sisters cooking Thanksgiving DinnerHope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We certainly did. We went down to GA on Wendesday so I could help do some of the cooking. On Thursday we had Thanksgiving dinner with just the Bradfield family which now consists of soon to be 6 kids and 4 grandkids! Everyone was present except for my brothers fiance, Paola (we missed you!), After dinner we had a hayride and a bonfire where everyone told a funny story about themseleves! We finished out the day by watching a Christmas movie.

On Friday we celebrated with my Moms family with another Hayride and Bonfire. My cousin Dawn and her family of 4 boys were able to come so Isaac and James had a big time with them! I don't think I have ever eaten so much in my life but the food was all so good!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thanksgiving...so much to be thankful for!

It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is here already! We have seen some exciting things happen in our business recently and are so Thankful for all that God has done for us! I think I am the most thankful this year though for our children. I always knew they were a blessing but after having a miscarriage that truth is SO MUCH MORE real to me. I am longing for another one as soon as God will grant me the privilege! Life can be very stressful when they are all little and you don't have house cleaning help or a child old enough to be of much help but it is a season that will only last for a short time. It is a tiny price to pay when you consider that you will have those children for the rest of your life to enjoy and keep up with even when they are grown! A lady from church let me borrow a book to remind me to stand on the truth and not forget the promises of God concerning childbirth. Shortly before the miscarriage occured Daniel and I got a table that would seat alot of children so anytime I am tempted to think about the miscarriage or be fearful I am going to say this verse outloud.
" Thy wife shall be a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table" Psalm 128:3 . I am especially reminded of this verse when I look at that table with all the empty seats! I am going to stand on that verse and believe God for every chair He has given us to be filled!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Thank You!

I just wanted to let everyone know how much I appreciate all the prayers, e-mails, phone calls and comments left on my facebook. I am blessed to have such wonderful family and friends!

Isaac's Prayer

This is what Isaac prayed at dinner last night.

Loorrd, Please put a new baby in Mommy's tummy and make it grow big like us, Amen!
If you feel led, please pray in agreement with Isaac! Also pray for my cousin Wendy who would give anything just to have one child! I have been praying for her but now will be praying for her all the more.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

To Our 4th Baby

Though we only knew about you for a short time, you were very much loved and anticipated! It could not have been more perfect. You were our 4th child and would have been 27 months younger than Sissy. We were excited about you beyond words! I don't understand why God allowed this to happen but I trust that he had a reason...
Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil...

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The Election

I am very disappointed about how the election went but I feel so encouraged to pray more for my country! As sad as it is that our country elected such an ungodly man for President, I have to say that I still love my country and my home state of Virginia very much. I am so thankful that God put me here! I have done a fair amount of traveling but my heart has always been here. I have a real burden for our nation and feel that more than ever now is the time for us to intercede and do what God has called us to do with our lives!