One word cannot describe who I am. I am very complex but simple, loud but quiet... I am a constant contradiction to myself.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I have the honor.....

Of singing in Haiti!!! I am sooooo excited about it! I was asked to sing while we are there! Issac is going to be "talking" on Sunday and they asked if I would sing. I am sooo excited for this opportunity! How amazing! God blessed me with the talent of my voice and now I get to use it to praise Him in! What an amazing God we have!!!

To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. -Matthew 25:15

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Haiti Change/Update

I recently recieved the following from Rebecca (who is also going to Haiti)

"Also, our trip has been changed just a little. Not dates or where we're staying, but what we're doing while we're down there. We will only be doing 4-5 days of surgery. We plan to go up to a village in the mountains and deliver rice and beans, toothbrushes and tooth paste, and maybe do a craft with the kids. Also, we will be doing VBS or something similar for the kids on the Tuesday or Wednesday we're there."

So, I am pretty stoked about this! Going to the moutain villages!! AWESOME!!! Being with the kids doing VBS...also awesome!! I am so blessed by God to have a mother who will keep my son while I am gone! And so blessed to be able to take this trip in the first place!!! We have such an awesome God!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Ugly Red Bumps!!!

I have managed to get hives...great!! I bought this new body was from bath and body..smelled so good just had to have it. Material things right??? Guess I learned my lesson. I am now broke out in hives from the top of my head to the soles of my feet. Yes, even the soles of my feet are swollen it is like walking on balloons.

So, I have tried taking Benadryl, and Claritin, nothing has helped. I thought, hey try a shot!! Was pretty stoked about this whole get a shot in the booty and they go away. Well...since I have not finished getting all my vaccinations for Haiti and I am going to get my typhoid vaccination on Wednesday so I cannot have anything else. If I did get the steroid shot there is a possibility the vaccination would not take or it would give me typhoid. NO THANKS!!!

Here I am itching, red, and miserable and not able to do anything about it…….. *BOO*

Friday, January 14, 2011

Nap Time Saved My Sanity

"I've noticed that one thing about parents is that no matter what stage your child is in, the parents who have older children always tell you the next stage is worse."  -Dave Barry

Today was a day of patience...and I was lacking. So, my son is three and he is a hand full. Well, he is TWO hands full or three or four!!! Every day is wonderful but also a challenge. Today was one of those days where I wanted to bang my head against the wall. Nothing seemed to be going right...I needed to get laundry, dishes, and more cleaning done in the house but my son did not want me to do any of that, he wanted to play. So...........all housework was set aside so we could play, so I got down on the floor to play with him, then he didn't want me to touch his was I supposed to play???

Anyway, I just got up and tried to continue with the house work when he decided he was going to throw a tantrum because he wanted to go outside. Let me remind you, there is snow on the ground, and it has been about 2 (yes I said 2) degrees the past couple days, so he has been locked up in the house. Needless to say we then went outside for an hour...where he decided he was going to run in the mud puddles the snow had made even though it was a little shy of 30 degrees. FRUSTRATING!!! He got in trouble for getting wet, and I made him come in so we could have a bath.

Bath time- I filled up the tub with more water than usual because I was trying to make lunch while the tub was filling I went to turn it off and he started screaming about the water being off....UGH! So, I told him he could enjoy the water he had or get out. Reasoning with a three year old is like nailing jello to a tree.

After he finally calmed down enough for me to wash him, we got out of the tub, and had lunch! After lunch it was nap time!!! Thank you nap time, you saved my sanity!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

All Packed Up!

The above is a website you can go to and see where we will be staying. There are not any photos of the rooms or the buildling but it will give you an idea of what is going on. Also, when you look at the event calendar you will see "forest park church" that is church I am going with!!!

I am getting sooo excited about going to Haiti I actually packed my bag today! Yes, I am that crazy!!! I have just about everything packed except for socks, bandanas, and the fan I ordered. The fan I ordered in a little 5 inch battery operated fan! Pretty stoked about that too!

I am so ready for this experience and ready to be humbled by God. Now, as I look at my life I wonder why I needed to get that shirt, those pants, those shoes...but I don't stop myself. Instead, I continue to stock up on material things I do not need. Can Haiti help me change my ways???

I say I am going to Haiti to help the Haitian people and I am...but I also think they will help me.

Monday, January 10, 2011

First Snow of 2011

Early this morning the snow began to fall. It slowly began to cover the roads and the grass that had stop growing was also being covered. Finally I was home and ready to crawl into bed! So, I put on my pj's and snuggled down into my covers to hear..."MOMMY!!! MOMMY" I managed to roll myself out of bed to go see what my three year old needed at 3am. When I went in his room, he said, "my movie turned off." Sure enough, it was not playing. After the movie was restarted I began to make my way back to my room when I was stopped by "lay with me mommy."

So, I lay down beside my sweet baby boy to watch a dinosaur movie. "Rub my back mommy," were the next words out of his mouth, so I laid down and began rubbing his back to help him go back to sleep. My eye lids began to drop and my head began to feel heavy and I was almost asleep when I heard "I want chocolate milk." Ugh, so I get up make some chocolate milk take it to him, and tell him to go to sleep after he finishes.

"Lay with me mommy" he said, but I told him mommy needed sleep and she was going to her bed. "can I lay with you moomy" he asked. Of course you can babe, just finish your milk first. Finally, I went to lay down and about ten minutes later I heard the pitter patter of his little feet on my wood floor and he climbed up to snuggle! Off to bed we went!!! Then I was woke up this morning by my three year old jumping on the bed "its snow its snow, I play in it mommy, I play."

So, after eating some breakfast we went out to play in the snow. We played basketball, and made a tiny snow man. Then he wanted snow balls! After making several snow balls my son began to pick them up and throw them at me!!!! Fair???? I don't think so!!! But it was a lot of fun. It was not money that made the day was simply spending time with my lil man!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Coming Soon...Haiti!!

Soon, I will be leaving for Haiti. In fact, it will be in 23 days!!! I am going with a medical team to help with medical attention that is lacking in Haiti. In Haiti, they must pay before recieving services. This means if they go into the emergency room almost dieing, they will not be seen unless they have money.

The average Haiti person makes about 1 dollar a day, and an out patient surgery is about 100-200 dollars. So, the medical team I am going with will be able to help these people who have never been to a doctor or who cannot afford a doctor.

I have never been out of the country (USA), so I am very excited to find myself in a position to go. The only things I worry about are leaving my son for ten days, and how I am supposed to keep up with my school work...did I mention I work full time, go to school full time, and have a three year old! Wow life at 24 is looking good!!! HAHAHA

Who I am

One word cannot describe who I am. I am very complex but simple, loud but quiet.... I am a contant contradiction to myself. What I do know.... I have a wonderful three year old son who is everything in my life. Every day he makes me laugh and smile.

This blog will also serve the purpose of being able to write down my thoughts on being a mother, a wife, and just thoughts on my life in general.