Monday, April 30, 2007

Final Thoughts

Tomorrow morning I will be giving birth to my son Morgan Parker. Words can not describe the emotions that I feel tonight. Joy that tomorrow I will no longer be fat!! But sadness as I realize this could be the last time I ever conceive a child, therefore all the wonder and goodness of being pregnant may end in the morning. I love being pregnant!! It's like having a pass for everyone to be nice to you. People let you skip in line when they see you, they help you pick up things when you drop them, they give up their seat for you and I can't even begin to say how nice the men at Publix are when they take out your groceries...they even open the car door for you! But tomorrow I will become just another person to strangers :(

Taylor is at Grandma and Grandpa's for the night and Mark and I are just spending the evening alone. Tomorrow we become parents of "children". Weird thought!! As I sit here and think back upon these past 9 months I am reminded of the miracle that has occured inside of me. Once you are pregnant, there is no denying the sanctity of life. To feel your child moving inside of you makes you realize how precious their little life is. I have loved every minute of feelilng Morgan move slowly and at times rather violently, feel him have hiccups, feel him stretch, turn over or just lay still while sleeping. To be in a crowded room of people and all of a sudden you feel your child move inside of you and no one else's like a little secret between just the two of you and it's the best secret ever!! The memories of being uncomfortable or in pain will fade and the precious memories of joy will always be at the front of my mind. I am so thankful God has given me the ability to bare children. It is something I have never and will never take for granted.

Because of this generous gift, Mark and I vow to always love our children unconditional, to help them through out life no matter the circumstance, to make our home a haven of peace and rest and most importantly to always lead them by being Godly examples. We pray that we will demonstrate in our own lives how to be committed to the Lord in all that we do so that one day our children will accept Christ as their personal Lord and Savior in their hearts.

To all who have prayed for us during this pregnancy we thank you from the bottom of our hearts! We look forward to sharing with you all how God has blessed us with Taylor and now with Morgan and how we know God will continue to bless us as we glorify Him in all that we do.

I Sameual 1:27 I have prayed for this child and the Lord has granted me what I have asked of Him.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Easter in Hilliard

On Saturday, we had a family day at Hilliard for the choir and orchestra from our church. There were tons of things to do for the kids and Taylor was completely exhausted by the end of the was me and my big buddah-belly!! Taylor's first Easter egg hunt and she had to wear a jacket...what was up with the weather in Florida for Easter this year? It was so cold I couldn't wait for her to find all the eggs so I could go warm up inside! However, she did find the golden egg and she won a really great prize which her daddy and I kept and gave to her the next morning for Easter :)

Aunt Amy aksed Taylor if she wanted to ride the ponies and she was very exicted!

Then they got to the ponies and Taylor just stared at them like "there's no way I'm getting on that horse!"

The the ultimate test came when Aunt Amy tried to put her on the pony...needless to say Taylor just watched from a distance.

But Taylor tackled her fears on the big blow-up slide! This is where I ended up spending the rest of my day, in front of the slide. There was a really big double slide as well that she went down. She would go head first, backwards, upside down, whatever...but if I would stop and ask her if she wanted to ride the ponies she would abruptly say "no!" How doing flips down a slide is safer than being on a pony that is attached to a walking wheel with trainers is beyond me! But everytime she got to the bottom of the slide she would say "again?" By the end of the day my family were about the only ones left at the park and Taylor, Aunt Amy, Mark, Grandpa, Katherine Carr and AJ Tyre (Uncle Too-Tall and Kat-Kat as Taylor calls them) were doing flips down this slide and acting like a bunch of teenagers while me and my mom just said there laughing at their stupidity!

Thursday, April 12, 2007


This is what happens when your 1 year old gets in to your dark blue eyeshadow. She thought she was so beautiful she was calling "daddy" at the top of her lungs so that he could see how cute she was! Of course by the time he got there with the camera she had already wiped half of it off. I guess this is the beginning down a long road of girls and makeup!

Thursday, April 5, 2007


I think it's official my child has plotted a conspiracy against me! She is determined to not let me get an ounce of sleep this week and to mess up every single room she walks by! The doctors say she can sense the new baby arriving any day and is seeking out my attention....I say it's a conspiracy to drive me insane!! People keep saying "Oh you look so tired you must be ready to have this baby?" I want to say "No, this baby is fine it's my almost 2 year old that is sucking the life out of me!!" Tay knows I love to her pieces but come on give mom a break :)

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Pregnant in Jerusalem

On Sunday evening I was in our churches Passion Play. Of course, I was the only pregnant lady on stage and I (actually my belly) really stood out!! Thankfully, my choir director got a stone bench made so that I could sit on it during the play whenever I needed to.

The play was amazing and you could feel the presence of God in that place. Who knows how many lives were touched by the greatest love story of all - the Easter story!! Happy Easter to all...we love you!