I have had a difficult couple of weeks, but waking up each morning next to my husband and the sweet face of this baby boy are what get me out of bed on the hard days. I don't know what in the world I did to deserve to be a mommy and a wife, but I thank God every single day for what I have. A third sweet baby of ours went straight to the arms of Jesus last Thursday. Even though that precious soul is in those wonderful arms, the physical reminder is still here. Why does there never seem to be any rush for it to go away? I pray that it ends soon because I don't know how much longer I can bear this. I pray that I wake up tomorrow and my body feels whole again. We all have struggles we deal with in life. As I have explained before, miscarriage is "that" trial that has been presented to Marc and me and we are trying our best to figure out what God wants us to do with it. We thought it was over two years ago, but nope, that wasn't in the plan. Yes, it is different and easier this time, but that doesn't take away the fact that Marc and I have lost another piece of us. All of these pieces will fit together perfectly someday when we are all reunited in Heaven. Oh my, what a large, perfect family we will have!
One of my dearest & closest friends is also suffering the loss of a child this week, but in a much more difficult way than I could ever imagine. My heart is breaking. Another friend saw her precious baby on the ultrasound screen today with an irregular heartbeat after already experiencing a trip to the emergency room and bedrest. Why is it SO hard? Why do we have to hurt when we just want nothing more in this world than to be mommies? Why, why, why? Someday we will know. But that's the hard part.... waiting for someday.
Will Mason have a little BROTHER or a little SISTER?
My Diaper Cake Business!
The Love of My Life
With the 2 Biggest Blessings I've Ever Received!
May 11, 2008
Mason's Newborn Photoshoot
Four Months: Our Beautiful Miracle Sees the Ocean for the First Time!!
September 27, 2008
One Year Old!
May 11, 2009
18 Months Old!
November 3, 2009
2 Years Old!
May 11, 2010
2 1/2 years old!
Our lives have not been the same since the arrival of Mason Thomas Mother's Day 2008, and now waiting on his little sister, Mallory, to arrive in Feb. 2011! We are so excited to be in the midst of a new chapter since Marc finished residency at Vandy and we moved from Nashville to Bowling Green in July 2009. Marc is beginning his 2nd year as a practicing ophthalmologist at Graves-Gilbert Clinic. I am so proud of my wonderful husband for all of his hard work and the amazing doctor he has become! After getting married March 8, 2003, we had five years of wonderful adventures before becoming parents. Whoever told us this parenting thing would be hard, come live in our household for a day! :) Thankfully, Mason makes it pretty easy for us. I am not saying that being a mommy is without it's challenges, but overall I am one happy, well rested momma! I gave up my job as a sociology professor at Lipscomb University to hang out with my sweet baby boy and watch him grow every single day. Through the heartache of three miscarriages, I feel it is my ministry in life to reach out to other women who are going through similar experiences. Even through the pain of miscarriage, we are walking examples of how God CAN provide! We are truly thankful. I would love to hear your story and share mine with you. It may be the greatest pain we ever endure, but God's plans lead us to the biggest blessings we could ever receive. Our nightly prayer... Thank you, Jesus, for Baby Mason & Baby Mallory!