Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The word that comes to mind....GRATITUDE!

I can't even begin to express the feelings of gratitude I have been feeling lately! That isn't the only thing I have felt, but I would say my feelings are the strongest there!

As I look back over this past year, SO much has happened! We have gone through some MAJOR changes. One year ago, Jerry was so busy spending all his time, energy, and thoughts on taking his STEP 1 boards. He wanted so badly to get a score that could open up possibilities to his career in medicine. He hoped it would give him the option of choosing a career that would let him have a family life too.

As Jerry was focused on that...along with many other things...I was focused on my ever GROWING belly! I also had decisions to make about our future.

And now..We have an amazing, healthy, handsome 10 month old little boy. Jerry scored above his expectations on the boards, and life is GREAT! Don't get me wrong, our life isn't perfect, but we know we have been so blessed!

Now the BIG question is...where will we be next year? What will happen between now and then? I think if we continue to think positively, and continue to grow together as a family, I know we will be ok!

I am thankful for all of my blessings. I appreciate the love and support I receive daily from the people in my life. I would be lost without it. I am so grateful for Jerry, and the daily sacrifices he makes so that one day we can live our dream! I am so grateful for Tayden and the things I have learned being a mom. And the list goes on and on! All I can say is I am so grateful!

GRATITUDE: a feeling of thankfulness and appreciation

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Where do I even begin....

Wow how time flies! Why do I suck at this blogging thing SO bad? I think about blogging, I want to why don;t I just do it? Who knows!?!

Well Tayden is now 7 months old, and he is HUGE! At his 6 month appointment he was 95% in height and 60% in weigh, compared to other babies his age! He got his 2 bottom teeth and I LOVE them! They are so cute! He is such a blabber mouth! He talks, and talks, and talks! He actually gave me a very special Valentine...he said "mama" on sunday morning! I loved it!

Bentley (the dog) loves being a brother. Yet I think sometimes he wishes that little guy would go back where he came from! Bents doesn't get near the same amount if attention that he used to! I try, but it's hard to take him on a walk, while holding a baby! (especially since bents is a puller...yea my neighbors see me getting yanked around). But he is a good dog! and we love him!

Jerry has 3 rotations left! We are pretty sure he has chosen a specialty...PLASTICS! I know you automatically think of boobs. But in his rotation he only saw one cosmetic case, the rest was reconstructive! He LOVED being able to work on little kids cleft pallets. He LOVES surgery, and he is a perfectionist with fine detail! I think it fits his personality! I am proud of him, and excited he loves something so much!

I am just busy! Busy being a mom, busy working 2 jobs, and busy planning sharing times! But I LOVE it! The best part is the busy mom part! IT is the most challenging, yet rewarding thing I have ever done! The only part I would the working SO much part. The saddest/coolest part, is that Tayden has/gets to come to work with me! It is SO SO SO hard working w hile your child needs your attention, or is being, cute, or fussy! BUT I get to take him! And when I don't have him, I have the BEST support system! He gets to play with my parents on Thursday's, and my Grandparent's on Friday's. It means so much to have poeple that you know love your kid as much as you do! that I have FINALLY blogged...a kind of boring blog...I know...Maybe I can try to sleep! I am listening to Jerry snore, and then talk in his sleep from the office! Haha! He will love that I put that on here! Sweet dreams!