Thursday, May 2, 2013

Friendships, Tea Party Fun, Being Encouraged

I have been so encouraged by friendships over the past few weeks.
God is good and certainly provides encouragement through friendships!
Also, Hazel enjoyed her cousin Kendal's fourth birthday party/tea party last weekend. Hazel thought it was incredibly fun! Very pink, very pretty, the perfect party for little girls.

Kendal and Hazel chatting it up!

Time for tea

Kendal Grace

Last week I spent an evening at a dear friends celebrating another friend's 40th birthday!
It was a really great night of conversation, tears and laughter. I left smiling and so incredibly thankful for these women.
My friend Katie hosted a wonderful lunch in Royal City a couple of weeks ago, when three of us April birthdays got to chat and laugh. Hazel played with Maddie and Maddie's new kittens and had a fantastic afternoon. Yesterday, Aubrey hosted brunch at her home and again I had a great afternoon with wonderful women.
While loving this time I think too on those whose lives are sort of on hold right now or are at a difficult place. My friend Heather's daughter Lilly is battling leukemia. She is only five. My heart breaks daily for this sweet girl and her mama, for her whole family. I pray and pray and take comfort in knowing God hears my prayers. Saturday, Heather and my paths crossed and I had a good visit with her. She is amazing. Please pray for them.
I think of my sister Natasha whose life is sort of on hold right now. She is just having to get by day by day with some pain and discomfort and not being able to use her left side much at all. A family really depends on the mom/wife to be there, be strong, have energy... Right now she is limited. I think everyone feels a bit misplaced. I hope her recovery just goes smoothly and that her family is patient while she recovers. I rest a bit easier knowing she has this ICD. I am sorry that this defective heart gene is a concern to our family. But no one ever said life would be easy.

This baby boy will be born in 18 days or less. We are SO EXCITED to meet him!! I am ready in some ways, but yet, I have a lot of things to do before he arrives!! It hardly seems real that he will be here so soon! I get winded easily, I pee a lot, I LOVE to feel him move and I thank God often for this pregnancy! :)

My mom's birthday was on Tuesday. I miss her always. She was so fun and EASY TO BE AROUND. She was prayerful, encouraging, funny. I really want an afternoon with her. I think of how much she enjoyed her kids and just really invested in us. She was a great example and I think one of the reasons I love being a mom so much is because of her example and attitude. I want to have five children too! (Okay Vance, that was for you) I really should give a shout out to my husband. I am so random, kind of messy, we were "done" after three kids and now here baby #4 is almost here... because he loves me so much. I am not only encouraged by friendships. I am encouraged by my husband and my children too.

Prayers for a smooth delivery and a strong baby boy would be appreciated.

I am feeling so, so blessed.


Katie said...

I love your thoughts and your heart Michele. Your perspective is always so uplifting! I can't believe it's only 18 more days!!! How exciting!

Today is the National Day of Prayer...I'll keep you, that sweet baby boy and your family in my prayers today. So much to be thankful for!

Anonymous said...

Praying for all!