My dear friend Julia was so sweet and gave me a "Diapers and Wipes" shower for Preston. It was full of family and friends and my mom (as well as Woodie's mom and grandma) were able to come from out of town to make it. It was so sweet and we received some much needed supplies. The funny part was when my mom said "all those diapers and wipes would last me about 2 weeks" She probably is right!!! Anyhow, we enjoyed playing some games, food and baby entertainment. Thank you to all who could come. On Sunday, all of our out of town guests came to church with us . You know everyone there was excited about 4 visitors !! Since we have been here in Mobile we have attended this church and totally fallen in love with it. The people are an older congregation but their hear for the Lord is evident and passionate. Oh and did I mention....they LOVE on EVERYBODY !!! I remember the first Sunday we went to visit, we were greeted with "Well, my how are you ? How have you been?" I asked Woodie if he knew them and he said no. They just already act as if you were just there the week before. It is refreshing !! Enjoy the pictures from our wonderful weekend !!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Today I have to brag on my husband. He is so sweet and thoughtful. When I was pregnant with WIll, I had ALOT of swelling in my legs, hands, face, etc. Around 6 months, I couldn't wear my engagement ring, then soon after my wedding band had to come off because it was cutting into my fingers. I was devastated. I kept telling Woodie "I can't not have a wedding band. Someone will think I am an unwed mother". Woodie kept reassuring me that it wasn't the ring that made us married but the committment we made to each other and to the Lord. Of course I knew that but still. I had a purity ring I wore when I was single on the finger beside my wedding finger that was big enough. So I put it on my ring finger and wore it until Will was born. Well, this pregnancy hasn't been quite so bad as far as the swelling until the last couple of weeks and my hands have ballooned up again. As of last week, I had been wearing the same 'purity' ring as I did with Will...but Sunday we were talking at lunch and Woodie mentioned that he didn't like the purity ring. I was puzzled because I had just worn it this time last year. I asked Why? He said he didn't like the fact that I was wearing a ring that he didn't give me. I was like ok. I didn't figure it was that big of a deal since we only have 3 weeks left. Well, monday It got really warm here and I had to take off the purity ring because it was cutting into me again. Tuesday I got home and Woodie had said he had a "surprise" for me (and oh how I love a good surprise !!!) We ate dinner and sitting in our den watching TV and Woodie went out of the room and came back in ...got on one knee and opened up a little box from Kay Jewlers and there was a silver WEDDING BAND.!!!! So simple but yet so sweet !! He had gotten a ring for me to wear while i was swollen and pregnant !! Thought I would share !! Isn't that so sweet? Once again the Lord has so richly blessed my life
"With every breath I take in... you are Good. When the road starts to turn, around every bend I've learned.... you are Good." This is from one of my favorite songs about the Lord sung by Point of Grace (thanks Heather !) . I remember the last time truly crying my heart out as I sung every word of this song. It was when Will was 3 months old and breastfeeding wasn't going well AT ALL !! I remember closing myself in Woodie's office and just putting this song before the Lord and asking Him to convince me of the truths of those words . Today, I find myself singing those same words but now full of joy, CONVINCED of the truth of his Word and his path for me. Ya'll know what I mean. As Christians sometimes we know truth but in our hearts we have hard days living or even displaying it. We just want our hearts to crave Him but our sinfulness keeps us from enjoying and loving HIM fully. Well, I went to the doctor today and he said Preston had "turned" and was head down and in position. We were so relieved and immediately went together in prayer to just thank the Lord for watching over Preston and being in control of even the smallest of details of our children's lives. Thank you to all who had been praying for us this week.
Friday, September 19, 2008
We have been blessed this weekend to have some time to just be husband/wife and leave the world of parenthood for a few days ! Woodie's parents just adore Will and love spending every minute with him. He is just so fun at this age, babbling, crawling all over the place and of course getting into all cabinets, etc. While we are in the last few weeks (4 to be exact) before Preston is due to make his entrance... they offered to take him for the weekend and much to our suprise THE WHOLE WEEK !!! We are missing him already but enjoying the time to spend together as well. Tonight we were able to go out to dinner and then went to Wal Mart (exciting I know) but we needed some groceries and things. Honestly, I try to go with Woodie because I spend less when someone else is there to watch everything that goes into that buggy. Its a weakness of mine. On a different note, I have a huge prayer request. Today was my first weekly appt to the OB to see how much I am progressing and how ready Preston is to come. Well, the Dr came in and measured and tried to find his heartbeat but was having difficulty because it wasn't down low where it had been the week before. So he kept moving the heart monitor around to try to find it and eventually went higher ..... and FOUND it !! The bad part is that Preston has flipped himself around this week and now is "FEET FIRST". The dr said he would give him another week to flip back into position but after next week, he probably won't be able to due to size and lack of room. So our options are to 1. give him the week to flip himself then 2. DR try to externally flip him(which he says isn't likely successful and hurts) 3. Have him by c-section since he will be breech I really don't want a c-section since it is major surgery and would love it if he would just flip on his own. I am 1 cm dilated which is exciting !!! We go back next week to see if our little man has flipped back... please pray with us/let me know if you know of any exercises or things I can do to help him flip PLEASE !!!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Well, we have officially been moved for a couple months now and promised some friends I would start a blog so we could keep in touch, however, I never received my tutorial in blogging and just now am semi-figuring this thing out. The Lord has been so good in His time and providence for our little family, even down to the tiniest details. As many of you know (or may not know), we are now in Mobile, AL. After finding out we were pregnant for the 2nd time.... yes, Will was only 3 1/2 months old.... lets just say I totally lost all my emotions. I was a wreck and so many thoughts were present...scared, insecure, happy, sad, novice, inexperienced. After all I had only been a mom for only 3.5 months, had NO idea what I was doing, and it seemed like I would have 2 kids tomorrow !! My sweet husband quickly and gently led us in this situation and felt that being closer to family would be greatly needed for me and he could finish his last 5 classes online while looking for a job transfer. Our opportunity came quicker than expected and within a week of finding a position with Sprint in Mobile, AL...we found out they would transfer us and wanted him to start at the end of July. It was already July 4th and we had a HOUSE to get off our hands ! !! I called the realtor and she came out, we listed it, took pictures, decluttered, etc. I told Woodie wasn't he glad that I had been watching HGTV - all women love this and is often the reason we want cable , NOT for football!!! Anyhow, after many viewings... we had a FULL CASH OFFER !!! It was only day 7 WOW !!! and they wanted to close in 10 days. Even better, because we would close before we left Lousiville. So we packed up our first little home as a couple and as parents, loaded the uhaul, and said goodbye to our 5 years spent in Louisville. We both loved this place. We loved the fall, spring, snow, our Church family at Ninth and O, the Seminary, friends at work at the hospital and just the city itself after all its where we became the "Turners". So today we find ourselves in the deep, deep South, being among the people and relatives we love, 92% humidity on a "good" day, swatting "love bugs" so fiercely that people look at you funny, and anxiously awaiting our 2nd son, Preston Daniel Turner in 4 weeks. Life is good but our God is Great !!!