Friday, April 24, 2009

My Minute of Fame

A few months back, Consumer Reports did a nasty nasty bit on how dangerous babywearing is, because in the last 10 years there have been 22 serious injuries associated with babywearing. A whole 22 in 10 years! WOW! (note sarcasm here) All of which were most likely caused by either parents being negligent in learning how to properly care for their carrier, or caregivers tripping and falling while wearing their baby, which would have been WORSE had the parent simply been holding the baby at the time of the fall, because then they would have gone flying. Anyway, I inserted my 2 cents in a comment on the blog that this was posted on. Imagine my amazement tonight when I get a message from a friend telling me that I'm in the Chicago Tribune! Me, down here in the deep south (AL) being in the Chicago Tribune. What happened was one of the blogs put out by the Tribune quoted me on my comments on the other said blog. Check it out here

So, I had my minute of fame. Even though I have not been babywearing for a couple of months now because of my sever back pain. I did however buy some fabric today to make myself a new carrier, because I do miss having my little monkey on my back when we're out and about, instead of down in the cart or stroller. So who knows, maybe my babywearing days aren't over after all :)

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Mommy!

54 years ago
You came into this world.
A sweet and innocent babe
Into a dark and sinful home.
Each and every year
You celebrated this day
53 times here on earth
And now today, your 54th away.
But 54 is special
It's the best one of them all!
The most perfect gift is given
as you kneel before the Throne.
Heaven's throwing a party
For this special birthday surprise.
For on this one you'll see Jesus
And you'll look into His eyes!
Happy Birthday Momma!
It's the best one of them all!

April 11, 2009

Monday, April 6, 2009

Long Time no See ;o)

Yeah, I know. I'm a slacker. I'm so bad about keeping up with this.

Not much is going on here, really. Just living day to day. PJ still doesn't have a job, but I know that God has a plan and we'll survive :)

I had an all girls' weekend this past weekend with my wonderful in-laws. Mom Mac, Liz, Briana, Jennifer, and I took off to Canton, GA to meet up with Aunt Mary Lynn, Aunt Carol, and Kathryn for Carol's son Christopher's wedding shower. 8 women, 2 hotel rooms, pictures, games, chips, dip, hot wings, LOTS of coffee, and TONS of fun and laughter. All of that equals up to one very sore gut!

I love my in-laws so much. I"m very blessed. My first marriage didn't give me that privilege. So it's lovely to have a mother-in-love that I am PROUD to call Mom :) I can say wholeheartedly that I would NOT have made it through the past year without her. With the cascading avalanche of heartache that has erupted since May, it has been not only her love and compassion, but her guiding words of wisdom and discernment that have kept me grounded. I love you "Mom"! You truly are my other mother! I really truly believe that Momma decided it was safe to leave me in your hands before she gave up her fight to go Home! And if she didn't know it then, she certainly does now :)

A few pics from our girls' weekend.


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I am a Christian wife and homeschooling mom of two precious boys. I enjoy photography and spending time with my family, along with any other hobby I can manage to dig my nails into. I'm married to PJ, God's precious gift to me ;) I'm honest, passionate, and find myself falling deeper and deeper in love with my Creator each and every day that passes. I was diagnosed as a Type 1 Diabetic at the age of 10. I chose not to care about my health then, and am paying the price now with multiple complications including kidney damage and neuropathy. I currently reside in Florida, where God led my family in February of 2011, but my heart is, and will forever be, in Alabama.