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

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!!

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!