Sunday, May 12, 2013

A Mother's Day post: from bitty to biggy

This little chickie has gone from:

Sarah Avery 7 Mos

to Biggy

Sarah Avery 5.3 years

AND she is so much fun, she is adventurous and she has a heart of gold. On this Mother's Day, I am totally thankful for my daughter who is full of compassion for others, who is healthy, thriving and who makes her Momma's heart melt everyday.
I can always remember wanting to be a mom, even wanting to adopt a child one day. As I got into my 30's, admittedly, without a husband, I began to really question if I was going to get to become a mom. I can remember tears flowing with short and long consistent prayers, asking God, is it time yet? Where is this man, a husband for me and how is it going to happen? Well, thankfully, whew, it did! And thankfully a short time later, little baby Avery came. She rocked my world with her beautiful little self and continues to amaze us everyday. However, I don't think there are many days that go by without me wondering if I am a good mom who is doing the right thing, the biblical thing, the healthy thing, the safe thing, etc.. Motherhood is definitely the most challenging and scariest thing.. It's also a good thing that I have a husband who shares these things with me and shares these responsibilities :) And thanks be to God for grace, everyday!
Mother's Day also reminds me that there is sadness for some people too. To name a few; ladies who are waiting for a mate, those who haven't been able to conceive or Mother's who aren't living, or babies that didn't make it. We have 3 little babies that didn't make it and are in heaven. Yes, it is sad, I certainly didn't want to lose them, but I know that God has given me comfort in the loss and there is a plan far deeper than I understand.

On another note,  I am very thankful for my Mom who continues to amaze me with her strength/fortitude, unending love and servant attitude. And thanks to my Mom and Mother in Law who spend a day or two a week loving on my child while I am at work. To all the other moms out there, Happy Mother's Day! Hope you have a great one full of love and good health.

Monday, March 19, 2012


I have so much fun with my little girl when I am off of work. We love to get out and do fun things she enjoys and just love spending time together. We often play with friends or do some type of kid activity. She is already 4 years old and I feel like she is growing up way way too fast. She loves to dance in her own little creative way, play dress-up, make up elaborate stories involving sea creatures most of the time and LOVES to play with all her little siblings (her stuff animals that she says are real and are her sisters or brothers). She wants me to lay down with her everynight as she goes to sleep and put my head on her pillow with her. She always has to have a cup of water on her nightstand for her to gulp as she slows down and starts falling asleep (and she doesn't have accidents in her bed which amazes me). One of the things that she has been doing lately is having what Matt calls MFM's.. Meltdown for Mommy. She is ok without me for certain periods of time, but there is definitely a clock that goes off everyday that it is time for Mommy to be back in the picture. We love her so much and wish that these sweet, fun and remarkable years wouldn't go by so fast.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

here is the biggest news...
Matt and his Dad are starting a new business/national franchise in the Birmingham area called
 Mosquito Squad

It's kind of a big deal for us :) so please support us and be on the lookout for our new slick truck around town. We begin spraying for the nasty little skeeters in March. Check out our website when you get a chance and sign up for service beginning in March.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

I'm back

It's been way too long and there are many great things to share with you. Be on the look out for some new posts :)

Saturday, July 2, 2011

It's been a long time.....

I think I am coming back. It's been 6 months and I have realized that I loved reading back through my blog enough to put the effort back into doing it again.

Don't know how to catch up, so I am basically going to start where we are today.

Life has really been nuts for all of us, we have been so busy. We have been able to do a lot of fun stuff this summer and we have pictures to prove it.

I'm going to start off with this picture. This little almost 3 1/2 year old still loves to be rocked and still loves her paci's. Soon, this stage will be over, but for now, please please, look at this little sweetie!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Another major stage

So I don't forget:

SA and I were driving in the car Monday night after a dinner party with friends. She is really into telling stories, making stories up and sharing them and it is super cute and very funny. So, as we were driving she wanted to hear about the day that she was born out of my tummy. She then tells me after her birth story that she has a baby in her tummy. I explained to her that she did not have a baby in her tummy and she asked me "why". Thus began about 17 more "why's". It took about 5 why's for me to figure out that oh my gosh, my child is asking the "why" questions. So, we are here and they continue and I am having to use my already clouded brain/memory to give her explanations. And I am LOVING it~