"This is the day the Lord has made, I will REJOICE and be glad in it" Psalms 118:24

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Remembering and the NEW things!!

Exactly 1 year ago today, Hunter had open heart surgery! His heart is completely healed now and we are so thankful! The Lord provided the sweetest gift to Jarrod and I by providing the skilled and knowledgeable doctor's that took care and repaired Hunter's heart! What a blessing!

Last night before bed Jarrod and I sat up and talked about how at that point we were trying to get as much sleep as we could before the BIG DAY. Our morning started very early. 4 a.m for Hunter's last feeding before surgery. I remember just sitting there feeding him and running my fingers through his white blonde hair and admiring his sweet little face and thanking the Lord for him. I knew that no matter what the Lord was going to take care of my sweet little boy. It's funny because when I actually think back on the actual "waiting room experience" with all the people we loved I can remember that I had the most peaceful calming spirit. I was nervous but the calming feeling was much stronger! It was all the Lord, there is no other way I could have been calm.
A little bit before the surgery I was sweetly reminded of the Lord's grace.
Isaiah 41:10
"Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God
I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand."
Our Family 1 year after Open Heart Surgery!
That day is now a memory that I am thankful for and Hunter has the scar that will always remind me that the Lord is sweet, giving, sovereign, && MUCH BIGGER than my fears!! I am in awe of his kindness!!!

Here we are 1 year later and boy oh boy, Hunter has surely come a LONG way! He went from only drinking my milk via pumped and bottle fed to nursing exclusively until he was 1 YEAR OLD. sitting up, crawling and pulling up on time to (this is the big one) standing on his own 3 weeks ago and one week ago he took his very first step!!! The first 2 times that he took a step I missed them by seconds but yesterday evening I got to see it with my own two eyes and BOY OH BOY was I thrilled! It was clear as day! he weight shifted pulled his foot up and put it in from of the other and continued to stand for another few seconds before plopping over!
I am so overjoyed for the new accomplishments that Hunter is achieving! The Lord is GREAT!

This has been the most amazing 15 months and I can't wait to share the rest of his years. && this next year is going to be a busy one for us also. Hunter will become a big brother in April to a little sister!

They already have the sibling relationship and she's not even here yet. EX: Hunter will rub my tummy and say "bay-buh" so sweetly BUT there are other times when he will just beat on my belly and I will have to tell him to be sweet and gentle. && for Kinsley, she's already feisty. I rocked Hunter to sleep the other night (as I normally do, yes he's rotten) and well Kinsley didn't like that her brother was laying on her so she kicked and kicked until I moved him THEN I moved him to the right of my belly and guess what?! She started kicking him again. I just laughed and thought how fun it is going to be to see them together!!! I LOVE IT!!!

I feel so blessed to be a momma to my sweet boy and soon to be baby girl! The Lord has richly blessed Jarrod and I!!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

True Beauty!!

Just wanted to share a quick joy from my day!

As I was riding home in the car this afternoon a song came on and my heart literally leaped for joy & my eyes filled with tears. I was overwhelmed with gratitude for all Christ has done & I felt compelled to share these precious words.

The specific lyric that struck me was:
"Before you ever took a breath
Long before the world began
Of all the wonders HE possessed
There was one more precious
Of all the earth and skies above
You're the one HE madly loves
Enough to die!

You're beautiful, You're beautiful
You are made for so much more than all of this
You're beautiful, You're beautiful
You are treasured, you are sacred, you are HIS"

My prayer for my family is that we won't get so consumed in this world that we forsake our first Love. We were made to worship Christ, to share the gospel and be striving to me more like him through his word.

What a precious gift it is to be HIS!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

It's a........

I just wanted to take a minute to sit and share how our morning went. =D

It all started by a early early morning. I woke up at about 5:15 a.m. and tried to convince myself to go back to sleep. I wanted to be rested and ready for the day. Well, about 45 minutes later (after laying there trying to sleep) I just got out of the bed and decided that I would make breakfast, take a shower and then get Hunter and Jarrod up. Around 8:45 a.m. My mother in law Cindy (Jarrod's mom) got to the house, my mom and sister followed about 5 minutes later and then Jarrod got back from picking up breakfast for him and I. =D What a sweet husband I have.

At 9:15 a.m., we all headed out of the house and were on our way to A Stork's View to see our precious baby. I started to get so nervous on the ride over. (I always get jittery when I get to see the baby again.) We arrived and BAM the feeling hit that I knew that Lord willing we were about to find out what the Lord perfectly placed in my womb! This precious little baby that Jarrod and I had made together. WOW, I was so excited/nervous and praying the whole time. My sweet sister Tabitha took pictures of the whole journey which included signing in, getting in the office, laying on the table, the moment we knew, the baby and our precious almost family of 4 and then pictures with all the family. It was a blessing and precious moment to keep forever!

As I checked in all I could think about was how badly I had to use the bathroom, drinking a whole glass of apple juice before was a bit much. I asked the Tech if I could use the bathroom and then come lay down. NOPE, she wanted to wait just a little bit so that my bladder would push the baby up a little further! So, I laid on the sono table and my sweet hubby sat next to me and then the FUN began!!! The Tech started showing me Kinsley moving around and then shortly after she looked at me and asked "Okay, are you ready to know what you're having?" I paused. Of course, I wanted to know soooo badly but I was so nervous. So, I just responded "Not yet, I want to guess just a little more." She said okay and also responded with "I have already seen what it is, so when your ready" then a few minutes pass and I thought I saw something I knew was "the part" and I said "okay I'm ready". Immediately, the did the "potty shot" view and I just KNEW that she was a girl! I think my eyes probably got as big as my head. I just shouted out. "It's a girl, I knew it was a girl." She then showed us the 3 little "hamburger" lines!!! Everyone in the room screamed I think. Jarrod's face was so sweet, he immediately kissed me and was so excited! He just knew!

During the rest of our 30 minute sono, we scanned over the "area" a million times and also did the blood flow look to make sure that there wasn't something that we weren't seeing. and NOPE, She's a girl!! She has the most beautiful little legs! I think that is the one thing I could not believe how long and pretty they were! I was just in awe the whole time! It was an awesome feeling to know what our baby was!

I'm so excited to announce that we are expecting a precious little GIRL!! Hunter is going to be the best big brother to a little SISTER!! I can't wait to see them together!!

I am rejoicing for this precious miracle the Lord is granting us! I am so in love with my gorgeous hubby and 2 babies that the lord graciously gave me. =D

Continuously praying for this growing baby!!!

P.S. a MAJOR update on Hunter coming soon. He's been throwing new stuff at us left and right. =D

Saturday, August 21, 2010


Good Morning Beloved's

The happenings of Hunter have been so exciting and plentiful the past few weeks!
We are so very proud of our big boy! I've been so overwhelmed with gratitude and thankfulness!

Forgive me for being so lazy and not posting
(I took these all this morning, it took some encouragement and a little nudge to get them on photo )

My New Tricks
So excited to pull up to his knees
I have to get an electronic to get him to do this one!!
I'll let me phone get banged on the floor anytime to help teach my kiddo!!
pulling to his knees in his crib =D
and like I said electronics or wanting mommy works for this one.
I also can't believe that we are preparing for Hunter's 1st Birthday! Where does time go?! I am so excited for his birthday but in the same breath it brings me to tears that my baby boy is getting older. Last night I rocked him to sleep and normally I just give him a kiss put him down in his bed, but not last night.
I held him so tightly, watching his little facial expressions as he slept, kissed his little cheeks and just rocked him a little longer while taking it all in. I thanked the Lord for my precious gift and just prayed. GOD IS GREAT!

I was at a wedding a few weeks back and I heard the song "I hope you dance" It was just so sweet. Here is one line that overwhelmed me.

"I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Living might mean taking chances
But they're worth taking"

So baby boy
Love God with all your heart, share the gospel with everyone, challenge yourself and never give up. You will always have Mommy and Daddy here to cheer you on!!

Thank you, Jesus for giving me such an amazing husband who cares for me, our precious little boy and thank you for this new precious baby that you have allowed to grow in my womb.
With tears of Joy, THANK YOU!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Excited To Announce....

That Hunter is going to be a BIG BROTHER!
yep, that's right
We're pregnant with Baby Greene #2!!
Jarrod and I went to go check on the digital test for the answer.
& this is what we found when we walked back in the living room.
His very first big boy mess... He was just letting us know he was so excited to be a big brother!!
Can't you just see how excited and proud of himself he was for making a mess!! =D

Psalm 139:13-14
"For You formed my inward parts;You covered me in my mother’s womb.
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well."

"Once there was a family of 3, now there is 4!!" -My hubbby

It was such a sweet surprise to our family!
We are so excited and are rejoicing that the Lord blessed our womb.
I think we are to expect the new baby around April 22-24th, 2011!!
We are rejoicing for sweet blessings!!

I would like to ask for you all to keep us in your prayers as we are awaiting this sweet new baby!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Precious Love

Just wanted to share a few precious moments I stumbled upon this morning.
Our Precious Love Moments

Getting ready to take Hunter to his very first Christmas boat parade
My precious baby just 12 weeks old
My love and I sharing the Classic Glass bottle Coke =D
Our Little Honey Bear
Our Very First Christmas as a family of 3!
&& Here is a picture of our Precious 11 month old!!

When I see these pictures I can only see

I feel so incredibly blessed to be his mommy. I am enjoying every moment that I get to watch him grow and learn more and more!
Praise The Lord

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Parenting for Life

Godly Parenting Class.

Jarrod and I are going through a Parenting for Life Class at Church on Wednesday nights and what a blessing it has been for me. I came into this thinking "Oh, this will be great to learn more on godly parenting for Hunter".
Boy was I wrong in a way. Yes, this will help me with shepherding Hunter but ultimately this class is for me. It has been convicting my heart and helping to expose my shortcomings and causing me to draw near to the Lord for direction. I am so thankful for this rebuke. I don't want to live each day frivolously, I want to glorify my Savior.

I'm having to evaluate my priorities, my heart and mind. It's funny to think now, but I've really felt like my heart was in the right spot. I have now realized that I didn't have my priorities in the correct order, my first goal was to do what fit best with Me, then the Lord and Etc.

How did I forget to put my first love, FIRST?
My heart weeps over my selfishness!
Proverbs 28:26
"He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, but he who walks wisely will be delivered"
I am so thankful that The Lord doesn't forget me. I am so thankful that He is always faithful!

A few things from our parenting class: (I really tried to limit it to just a few)

*Strive to seek God first; not to just get through the day and "Eventually" get to him.
Isn't that a slap in the face to the Lord? Can you imagine if He treated us the way we treat him? Praise God he is merciful and always faithful!
John 3:30
"He must increase, But I must decrease"

*My Goal is to be a faithful instrument for Christ to shepherd my child.

*Parenting is a multi-faceted relationship that lasts a lifetime.

* A Quote from John McArthur's summary on week 2
"We must have the right motivation, focus, and balance. These challenges keep us on our knees so that our parenting is part of our walk of faith. Instead of merely completing a list of "to do's," Parenting is a wonderful opportunity to trust God."

* Humble myself and apologize when I make ungodly actions.
I want to be an example for Hunter. There is no perfect person and I want to display that when I am wrong I need to ask for forgiveness.
1 Corinthians 10:31
"Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God."

*Teaching the Importance of forgiving others.
Ephesians 4:32
"Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.

*Our speech should be edifying in content, motive, tone and volume.

Lastly, I will leave you with a side note of Christ's earthly ministry.

He was not selfish; he was generous.
He showed us that the way to gain was to give up one's "rights".
He met the genuine needs of others at His own expense.
He chose to view others' interests as more important than His own.
He was impartial in his sacrificial love.

I am so thankful for the blessing of an eye opener to my sin and for the Lord to use this for his glory to refine me.

Please pray that I can keep a steadfast heart in the word.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Another small blessing.

Yesterday evening we went out to my mother in laws house for the evening. Jarrod was getting ready to go out to the hunting land to check on the hog trap they put out. My mother in law and I were sitting in the living room with Hunter and I was working with him to start crawling. We had out Austin's (Jarrod's little brother) guitar and guess what Hunter wanted so badly? That Guitar!! =D

He started rocking on his hands and knees so fast and threw his whole body forward. a few times. After he did that a few times, Hunter decided to graduate from Rocking on hands and knees to the Beginning stages of Crawling! He took about 2 or 3 crawls and then fell down.. He was determined to get to the guitar.

It's so funny that whenever we want him to do anything new or try anything we can't simply put toys in front of him.(not interested) It has to be a wipe, my keys, my cell phone, my husband or now a guitar!! how funny!! =D

Praising The Lord for another small blessing!!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Straw Cup Drinker!!!!!

I am soooo excited to announce that we have a STRAW CUP DRINKER!!
The Cup that made a difference.
$1.44 at Wal*Mart
Drinking from his straw
I saw a blog post from another one of my sweet momma's in Christ about how she got her precious Angel boy to drink from a straw cup and after hearing her exciting news about straw drinking I wanted to give the "Juice Box" a try.

Thank You so much, Elisabeth for your Blog post!!

I got home this afternoon after buying the new cup and washed it out filled it with some cold water and put it to the test. The First time we put it in Hunter's mouth he thought he was suppose to chew on it, so we took it out of his mouth and gave him a second to refresh and then tried again. The second time we placed in his mouth and I gave it a gentle squeeze to get a little water in his mouth. It was a bit of a shocker to him. We then took it away from him and gave him another second to refresh. The Third time we gave another gentle squeeze and he started sucking through the straw!! Jarrod and I were grinning from ear to ear and let him continue on for about 10 minutes, well until he got the hiccups from drinking so much water.

I am so proud of our little guy!!
&& am Praising the Lord for another sweet blessing!!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

My Little Cowboy

1 Corinthians 10:31
"Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God"

Monday, July 26, 2010

Our Weekend By Photos

Our Weekend By Photo's
This picture Captured Hunter's Joyfulness!! =D
My Stud.
Yes this is a picture of "Really babe, another picture"
But with that gorgeousness how can I resist??!!!!!
Sweet Poppy
Smily kid, playing at the Girls party!
The Sweet Minney ears!
The Precious Cake
Party Favors
Birthday girl, Miss Lila!!
Birthday Girl, Miss Ruby!!
Precious tu-tu's and DC's

We had such a sweet and enjoyable weekend!! I am so blessed!!

Friday, July 23, 2010

An Answered Prayer

Answered Prayer
My heart is rejoicing for my sweet brother and sister in law. After a long prayerfully waited 3 1/2 years of trying to conceive they were blessed to raise money for IVF. After a month full of praying, multiple shots, antibiotics and weekly sonograms they received the most glorious news that they are going to be PARENTS!

Ashley and Eric have laid there trust in the Lord for there every need. We will continue to pray that The Lord will keep them held tightly through this pregnancy.

We are beyond thrilled that The Lord answered this precious prayer that so many have prayed. They are overwhelmingly excited and give all the glory to God in this wonderful time.

The Precious Couple with there added blessing

1 Samuel 1:27
I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him.

Thank you sweet Savior.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Captured Moments By My New Lens

Captured Moments
Luke 9:23
And He was saying to them all, "If anyone desires to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me.
My Amazing Gift
1 John 4:19
"We Love, Because He first loved us"
The AMAZING Gift Jarrod and I were rewarded with from Our Precious Savior
His smile just melts our hearts

My Husband is so sweet to me.
I have been wanting the new Canon 50mm lens for a little while now and I planned on saving up money here and there to get it, but Jarrod told me to go ahead and get it and enjoy it! He is so amazing and giving to me. I am truly blessed!

We ordered it Saturday evening and It arrived at my door at 5:05 yesterday evening!! I have already taken a few pictures with it and BOY OH BOY am I excited to get to know my new "friend".

Thank you Lord for the amazing Gifts you have given me! I am undeserving, yet you continue to show your grace to me. Praise the Lord

My Strong Boy Rolling Over Again!

Down Syndrome Awareness

My sister posted this on her facebook page and its raising awareness for Down Syndrome! Praise The Lord! I have been given the biggest blessing to raise a Down Syndrome little boy and I strive everyday for Him to be given every possibility! Hunter is thriving every single day and is amazing me more and more! He is so strong! Our Doctors are in Awe of him!! My sweet savior has blessed us so incredibly much!