Wednesday, May 7, 2014

There's Lots You Should Know

Hellooooooo Blogosphere!

I've resurrected my blog in order to convey some information, but really just to get more people praying for us. So, if you're not willing to pray for us, then stop reading now...

Just kidding, you can read what you want.

All that to say, for some time now, the Hubster and I have been considering adoption. We have several dear friends who have or are in the process of adopting. We are SO PRO ADOPTION. Not only because we are compelled by scripture to care for orphans (James 1:27), but we want to be a part of the physical representation of how God adopts believers as children through the sacrifice of Christ.

Here's where it gets interesting. We are pursuing embryo adoption.

"What's that," I hear many of you asking yourselves. Thanks for asking, I was just getting to that.

Wikipedia says, "the giving—generally without compensation—of embryos remaining after one couple's In vitro fertilisation, or IVF treatments, to another person or couple, followed by the placement of those embryos into the recipient woman's uterus to facilitate pregnancy and childbirth in the recipient. Most often, the embryos are donated after the woman for whom they were originally created has successfully carried one or more pregnancies to term. The resulting child is considered the child of the woman who carries it and gives birth, and not the child of the donor. This is the same principle as is followed inegg donation or sperm donation."

Basically, when people choose in vitro fertilization to have children, often there are "left over" embryos. But those "left overs" are people. Little tiny human beings. When there are "left overs" (ugh, I hate using that term) the choices are to terminate the embryo (kill a baby, let's just say it plain, here), donate it for research (where they still kill the embryo), and now ADOPTION. The biological parents sign over the rights to the children. Then, a couple chooses embryos and has them implanted into the adoptive mother's womb, where she carries the baby (or babies) until they are ready to meet the world! You should probably read what Russell Moore has to say about it. He says it way better than I do.

It all sounds a little weird. We know that. But, these are babies who we believe deserve a chance at life!

Anyway, we thought it would take several months to get started. Welllll, it was more like, SEVERAL DAYS. This process is going VERY VERY fast. There are two little embryos just waiting for us. So, on June 10th we have our transfer day and if all goes well, we will know on June 20th if the babies implanted or not.

Here is where you come in.

We are asking for you to pray with us for two major things before and ESPECIALLY on June 10th:

1) That our babies would "thaw" well. Our babies were "frozen" using older technology, so they have a lower likelihood of surviving when they are taken out of their frozen state. We believe that The Lord can do amazing things no matter what modern medicine tells us.

2) That our babies would implant well. We are praying they find their home and get nice and cozy!! :)

Thanks for taking the time to read this. We would be so grateful for your prayers.

If you want to know any more about why we made this choice, please get in touch with me.

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Inspired by some of my favorite folks at Two-Point Perspective, I shall blog today.

Things in the thriving country of Wood-Squared are clicking along quite nicely. I've moved on to the last Percy Jackson book (The Last Olympian) and I'm still working on Adopted for Life. I As of today I have finished Romans, and I suppose I'll move on to 1 Corinthians, though I'm contemplating reading Galatians. I know, I'm sure you're all on the edge of your seat waiting to know what I'll read next!! :)

Little Stinker is growing, growing, growing. Three of his teeth have broken through, and I think three more are on their way! His current interests are anything that Momma or Daddy is holding... Pens, utensils, BIBLES, books, safety pins, if we're holding it, he wants it! He can get up on his hands and knees and "bounce," but can't quite get himself moving forward yet (thank goodness). I think that means we've got to start baby-proofing the house. Wooo hooo!

Timothy is doing well, of course! His job is great and we are so thankful to the Lord for that. He is good at what he does, and it seems like the Lord taylor-made this job for him.

There are lots of things rattling around in my head to write about. We are looking toward where the Lord is leading us as a family. We've always wanted to adopt, so we are looking at what changes we have to make in our life to get that accomplished We're praying for the children that God would have for us, whether they share our DNA or not. Little Man just loooooves the other kids at church, so we think he'd like some siblings, sooner or later.

Other than that, we are sooo thankful for our happy little life. We may not be famous, we may not be rich, but we are SO RICH with blessings. We have friends who are as close as family, a sweet marriage, an adorable kid, and the merciful love and GRACE from the Father through the Son who sacrificed for us. Lord, let us live in humble submission to You!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

What to do, what to dooo....

I've been thinking about this blogging thing, and I want to keep it up...

Something that excites me is reading, so I was inspired by this blog to post what I am reading.

At the moment, I am reading:

Romans (I'm on chapter 9! yippeee!)
The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians book 3)

I'm hoping to finish these books and let you know what I think about them. Maybe it will be helpful, and maybe it won't, but at least it will keep me reading the good stuff.

My housewifery skills are coming along, slowly but surely. I mopped the floor today and pretended to be an Olympic curler, so that was fun! "HHHHAAAARRRRDDD!!!!" Today is laundry and anythingIcandowhilethebabyissleeping cleaning day! Yippee!! So, load one is in the dryer, load two is on its way to the washer, and the floor is mopped. Next? Probably lunch. Then, I'll try to clear off my bed from the weekend...

Speaking of, we went to the Sola Gratia conference at Countryside Bible Church in Southlake, Tx. I enjoyed it immensely. We got to hear Richard Phillips, Dr. Russell Moore, and Dr. John Hannah. Dr. Hannah is actually the reason Hubby likes John Owen so much, and that is the reason O got his name!! :) Dr. Hannah's last talk was my favorite. It was how we practially root out sin!!!

Oh no, Little Man is upset... Guess I should have used the blogging time to eat lunch.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Helllooooooo again! I've come to accept the fact that I am a terrrrrrrrrrible blogger. But on the upside, I am becoming a better listener! I've had two recent opportunities to be the listener in a social situation, and I FINALLY found my self really listening and processing what the other person says, and not just thinking of the next thing I am going to say. I'm praying to be a "agent of sharpening" in the lives of the women I'm close to, just as these women are CONSTANTLY sharpening me. And that is a very, very good thing.

On the baby front, we're doing better and better. He's starting to eat real food and he enjoys most of it. He is NOT a fan of peas, and squash is not a fan of him. It seems the "carb-y" foods make his reflux FLAIR up.

I'm learning about being a mom and house wife... Loving my husband, keeping house, raising Owen as the Lord would have me.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Well, this has been waaaaaaaaaay too long!
Lots of things have happened in our sweet little life since I last blogged. I believe I was writing about our trip to Seattle when last I wrote. To let you in on a little secret, I didn't feel so good during our trip... I felt seasick most of the time... And the feeling didn't go away when I got home.

So, I went to the doctor and I was PREGNANT!

Needless to say life has changed. Our little man got here at the end of August and I "retired" from teaching. We think he's great. We'll keep him.

Christmas was fun with the little man around. My parents bought him waaaay too much stuff and we're going to visit Timothy's parents soon.

It's neat being parents. I love watching Timothy be a dad... It makes me love him even more!

Friday, July 25, 2008

When the summer's gone...

I start working on my classroom...

This summer has been great. Our trip to the UK was awesome. I should blog all about it, but it was 14 days. I'd love to tell you about it. I'll even buy the coffee and show you pictures. :)

We've been back for over a week and I think I'm finally getting caught up on life. I've spent most of the time in my classroom getting stuff together for the new school year. Beth, Ashley, and I have been working together and it's so nice to have the Three Musketeers back together again.

I've been really enjoying catching up with church, even though I only missed 2 weeks, I felt like I was gone forever!

I've really been quite boring since I got back. I'm really only blogging because Kristi was teasing me. :) This one's for you, Kristi!!


Friday, May 30, 2008

Let the Summer Begin!

... With sitting in a hospital surgery waiting room. Fun. My dad has to have his femoral (thigh?) arteries "rotorooted" as he says. He did fine. He's in ICU at least overnight.

He's already complaining about things, so I'm sure that means he'll be fine. :)

On a brighter note, school has ended and summer has begun! No more students (or parents) for 2 whole months! I don't mean to complain. I do love my job. It's just that I also love the SUMMER! Pretending to be a house wife, reading books, organizing for next year, vacations, sleeping later, having lunch with the girls at actual restaurants (as opposed to the teacher's lounge) are all very pleasing summer activities to me.

I got to spend some time with Laura and her two sweet kiddos the other day. M is such a charmer! Littlest Bit slept the whole time, but when I held her, she was facinated by my hair color. She's a girl after my own heart! :) It was really nice to catch up with Laura and shock her husband by being on his couch when he arrived home.

From here on out is summer mode. Wearing my nose ring 24/7, doing crazy things with my hair... Shorts and tshirts and make-up only when I want to and NOT because I feel like I have to! Woo hoo!!

Slightly over a month before we go to the UK! Wooo hooo! I've got to get to the gym and kick my butt some so that I'm only a small mess when we're hiking around the beautiful island. :)

Let me know if you want to hang out... I've got nothin' but time...:)