Sunday, May 29, 2011

3 months...

My world is closing in
On the inside
But I’m not showing it
When all I am is crying out
I hold it in and fake a smile
Still I’m broken
I’m broken
Only one can understand
And only one can hold the hand
Of the broken
Of the broken
When no one else knows how I feel
Your love for me is proven real
When no one else cares where I’ve been
You run to me with outstretched hands
And You hold me in your arms
I need no explanation of why me
I just need confirmation
Only You could understand the
emptiness inside my head
I am falling
I am falling
I’m falling down upon my knees
To find the one who gives me peace
I am flying
Lord I am flying
When no one else knows how I feel
Your love for me is proven real
When no one else cares where I’ve been
You run to me with outstretched hands
And You hold me in Your arms
I have come to you in search of faith
Cause I can’t see beyond this place
Oh You are God and I am man
So I’ll leave it in Your hands

May 28,2011
Happy 3 months in Heaven sweet Hadley.  
We miss you more than these words can say. 
In Christ's Love,

Friday, May 27, 2011

Dad's 50th and Friday Fun!!

Last night we celebrated my Dad's 50th Birthday!!!  We went to one of his favorite restaurants, Texas Land and Cattle, and it was DELICIOUS!!!  My younger brother, Andrew, is in town from Boston and it made last night even that much better having him home!!  We miss him so much and wish he would come home.  But, he is doing really well there and we are very proud.  I definitely could not have moved away like he did right out of college, but he knew it would be a great opportunity and we are so happy for him.  Though we do look forward to the day he is back on Texas soil :)  Here are some fun pics from last night celebrating my wonderful and amazing Dad!!!! 
She LOVES her Uncle Andrew.  She doesn't get to see him very much but we skype often and she gets SO excited to talk to her Uncle!!  She melts his heart like no other!!
Butter anyone?
"Happy to You Pa"
A little scared with all the singing...haha!!
Practicing for her birthday in a few weeks!!
Want some cake Pa?
Mega (our amazing grandmother) and Andrew
Gigi feeding B some yummy cake!!
Briley, Gigi, and Gigi's best friend Janet
Mouth full of what else?  Icing!!
LOVE him.
Today was busy at school!!  It was our last assembly for the school year and it was sad :(  Our school is splitting this year because we are so big and a new elementary school is opening in our subdivision in the fall.  So we will be going from 800 kids to 400.  We are losing a lot of amazing teachers to the new school.  Including 3 from my kindergarten team.  We will only be a team of 3 next year.  I'm trying to be ok with change, but it is hard.  I'm going to miss them so much.  More on that in another post...too much to say!!

After school, I rushed to pick up Briley so we could go and enjoy a fun birthday party!!  Briley's friend LD turned 2 and she had so much fun at the party!!  It was the absolute perfect location for a birthday party full of toddlers.  Here are some fun pics of Briley and her friends...
Briley and Elliott loved the "baby" center
She was singing "rock-a-bye baby"
Briley's BFSB...Elliott (isn't she precious?) LOVE HER.
Briley wasn't brave enough to do this alone and Mom didn't bring socks to do it with her but lucky for me she wasn't too interested!!  Maybe next time!! 
Sweet boys!!
Picture time!!!
Amari...what a cutie!!!
Not too bad of a group pic with most under 3-4!!!
Somebody is done with pictures!!
Happy 2nd Birthday LD!!!
Briley seems so big to me in the pictures where she is sitting at the table!!  Where did our baby go?  She has gotten so big right before our eyes...she is such a joy to us everyday!!

We are celebrating Hadley's 3 months with Jesus tomorrow morning.  It's hard each month when the 28th comes but I treasure going to the cemetery with Daniel and Briley and releasing the pink balloons.  Tomorrow afternoon we are going to the Ranger game with my kindergarten team and all the hubbies!!  We are excited to spend time together before school is officially out.  Sunday we are painting the playroom and Monday we are RELAXING!! 

Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday weekend!!  Aren't 3 day weekends just what the doctor ordered??

In Christ's Love,

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


A family member posted this picture on facebook and I can't get over how much Briley resembles me as a little girl.  A lot of people say she looks like her Daddy, which I do see, but I don't think you can deny that she looks like me too!!!

Am I just kidding myself or do you see it too??  Maybe I just have wishful thinking.  I'm about a year older than Briley in this picture so I will have to come back to this picture next year and compare again for sure.  There is definitely no denying she is mine whether or not she looks like me or not...we most definitely have the same INDEPENDENT personality.  Sassy thinks she can do ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING by herself these days.  My Mom says she can't believe how similar our personalities are compared to mine at her age.

I have been watching Oprah's last episodes this week and I love this song that Stevie Wonder sang to her.  I have heard this song so many times before, but it means a lot more listening to it now.  He wrote it about his daughter and I love this verse in the song...

"I can't believe what God has done, through us He's given life to one.  Isn't she Lovely, made from Love." 

Whether they look like me or their Daddy...Briley and our sweet Hadley in Heaven are so very LOVELY to us!!

In Christ's Love,