Friday, April 15, 2011

a new adventure...

a big huge gigantic announcement.
i've been waiting impatiently to share!!!!

i am not pregnant.
though that may have been an easier task to add another kid than doing this!

go read my
'about me'.
it's over there
go ahead, i'll wait.

Do you see it?
that new adjective to describe myself?!

we have decided to

I realize this announcement has many people saying "she's crazy"
yes mom, I hear you.

and it may be so,
but here we are.
  any questions i'll happily answer if you leave them in the comments section.


there is much i want to say about this,
but i can not possibly cram it all in one post,

Part 1 on WHY coming later ...

God Bless,

Thursday, April 14, 2011


they found no tumors!!!

Praise the Lord.

you are all amazing.
i wouldn't be a bit surprised if i get to heaven one day and God says
"now mandy, you know that one time?
well, she did have a tumor but you had so many prayer warriors that sucker just evaporated "

(and yes, in my head Jesus can say sucker.
just don't tell my son)

Love and thanks to you all!!

God Bless,

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


there are moments it's so easy to have faith and trust.

others not so much.
mine tend to wobble back and forth faster than my 3 year old can run.

right now i feel like i am holding my breath.

waiting to exhale.

i've been almost fine up until now.
almost detached feeling.

don't worry,
i know the Lord has us in His hands,
i'm sure in 5 minutes i'll be fine.

right this moment i'm just overwhelmed.

we should know no later than friday what the diagnosis for brynna is.
please pray,
we appreciate it so much more than i can tell you.

God Bless,

Monday, April 11, 2011

a little help from some friends...

my insides are all a mush of love and sadness and joy and pain.
we often forget how blessed we truly are,
how our children are blessed to be born in this country,
with the help readily available when needed.

i found this blog today

PLEASE go there,
please support this family with your money, prayers and love.
what an amazing way to be the hands and feet of Jesus.

they are trying to adopt a down syndrome baby through
an amazing organization that finds homes for down syndrome babies,
that would otherwise be cast aside and left to die or suffer in adult institutions.

we can't all adopt,
but each of us can contribute $10.00 to this families financial journey to bring their son home.

children with down syndrome are amazing children.
my cousin is one of them.

this is sweet EVYN AMBER ROSE.
she's one of my daughter's best friends.
she's a constant presence in our lives.
she's a blessing.
 always walking around telling people she loves them, giving them hugs.
the girl loves her DS, icecream and Justin Bieber.
and I love that my kids don't even notice that she's slightly different from them,
the truth is, once you see her heart you forget she even has down syndrome.
she is NOT a burden or a mistake.
neither are these precious babies awaiting homes in a family that will love them and give them a chance at life.

*there are also some great prizes donated for anyone who donates to have a chance to win!*
"I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!"

God Bless,

                                                  Matthew 25:40


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