Wednesday, July 13, 2011

4 months!

Today my sweet Mason Greggory is 4 months old!  I cannot believe how fast they grow up...  At four months old, Mason weighs 14.2 pounds and is 24.5 inches long.  He can roll over from his tummy to his back, he can grab objects, he can laugh and smile, he can hold his head up much better than a month ago and he is sleeping in his room through the night.  I have a growing boy on my hands!

Our journey with Mason has been the most challenging yet most rewarding journey Bryan and I have ever been on.  Life becomes a balancing act...spending time with the Lord, spending time with Mason, spending time with Bryan, knowing when to worry and when to let it go, trying a new parenting skill only to realize it will never work and trying something else, knowing when to be protective and when to take a step back.  One think I can say for the last 4 months is Mason has brought me closer to the Lord.  His life alone is a testimony to God's mercy and faithfulness.  Bryan and I were talking the other night to our friend Gabe and we said Mason has only been with us for four months but we really can't remember life without's as if he's always been with us.

I love you Mason.  I pray that you will one day accept Jesus as your personal savior and that you will be humble and always walk in truth knowing you are a child of the King.

Month One

Month Two

Month Three

Month Four

Friday, July 8, 2011


"When you seek my face, put aside thoughts of everything else. I'm above all and in all..." -Jesus Calling by Sarah Young

Lately it seems that the above quote is impossible for me to live out!!!  I have never done well with change!  Actually, it makes me extremely anxious and at times, insecure.  As excited as I am about moving back home, I am also nervous because it is yet another change.   In the past weeks I feel as if I have let my insecurities get the best of me.  My worries and thoughts about this change have been so selfish and petty at times.  However, the Lord is always faithful to remind me what is really important.

On Monday evening Bryan's Grandmother, Mrs.Pat White, lost her battle with cancer and went to be with the Lord.  Bryan and I have both lost our Grandmothers to this disease in the past six months.  As Bryan and I were driving to Mt. Vernon Monday evening we both prayed that through Memaw's death the Lord would be glorified and lives would be changed.  I cannot tell you how neat the past couple of days have been...I have grown closer and feel more connected to Bryan's family in a way that can only come from the Lord. 

As we celebrated Memaw's life on Thursday the message was so simple yet so profound...Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your life.  As I sat there and thought about my life and my walk with the Lord I realized how off task I have been lately.  I have been worrying about the most ridiculous things instead of waiting on the Lord.  He has a plan for me in Sulphur Springs...He has a plan to use me to further His kingdom and bring glory and honor to Him.  How easy it is to forget this and miss out on HIS plan because of my own selfish desires and insecurities.

I am so thankful for Bryan's MeMaw...she was a beautiful lady who had a gentle spirit and kind heart.  I am so thankful for her life and that the Lord used her as a testimony to HIS love even in her death.  What a joy it is to know that Bryan's Memaw and my Mimi are together with Jesus and completely healed and that we will both see them again!