Sunday, May 31, 2009

Introducing Katelynn Nicole

Katelynn Nicole Thompson was born at 7:19 on 5/29/2009. She was 7lbs 5.7 oz and 20 1/2 inches long. Here are few picture with more of the story still to come.......

Friday, May 22, 2009

A reminder for me!

This song by the "Martins" has been going thru my head...very fitting reminder for me at this time!

Wait on the Lord and be of good courage
and He will strengthen your heart.
Wait on the Lord and be of good courage
and He will strengthen your heart.

WAIT! I say Wait!
Wait upon the Lord!
Wait! I say Wait!
Wait upon the Lord!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Growing even more!

(in this picture Katelynn had just moved really big and I was asking Jon if he felt her..just as my friend Elizabeth snapped the picture. It was a perfect picture and I love the expression on both of our faces.)

These pictures were taken last week (at 37 weeks). I now have approx 2 weeks left! Going to the doctor tomorrow and will be having an ultrasound to check my fluid levels. If they are to low they will take the baby. I am hoping all will be fine and I can go on my own free will! I am very excited...but also have that natural fear of...can I really do this? I know I can and only with God's help! I so want to be a Godly mother and I know that battle against the world will be a tough one. But I am learning that even for my own daily life the best place to stay is "on my knees". I know I will be there alot more once Katelynn gets here. Jon and I are dedicated to serving God and making our home a "haven". No we are not perfect...and may not measure up to what everyone thinks we should be. But we are seeking what God want for us as a new family! Pray for us as we began this new journey! One that we are so blessed and excited to travel together!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Congratulations Brandon, Class of 2009!

This Saturday is a big day for my brother Brandon. He is graduating from GBS majoring in music. I am not going to be able to be there to see him receive his diploma...and I am really bummed about that but I wanted to take a moment and say how PROUD I am of him. He has always been one that has pushed himself a bit more thru life. He also was one...if it wasn't going to be perfect then he didn't want to do it. He was hilarious as a teen and would spend more time in front of a mirror doing his hair than I would. But I will say that he has turned out to be a pretty handsome and classy guy!

Here are a few pictures (he will probably kill me when he sees these...good thing I am still pregnant and he wouldn't want to harm his niece in anyway.) I wish I had some Highschool pictures, but I don't have any on my computer at the time.

College years...and still Dad sidekick.
Maybe I will be a Football Player? He got this outfit for Christmas one year and the boys loved playing football...they would pretend they were pro's!!!

Umm....Brandon I think you got in the wrong closet to finish getting ready for church.

He has always had music talent....although when it came to practice time as kids....well I won't share all my "dirty" secrets!

Sleeping....something he does quite well. (somethings never change)

A spiffy dresser even as a child

Playing church...he was the preacher and I think I was the song leader or either we were singing a special together. Our congregation was all his stuffed animals

1st attempts at the trumpet.

Or maybe I am to be a Fireman?

Brandon, I know God has big plans for you...and I am so happy this day has come for you. I am sure you couldn't be happier. I am also proud to know that in a short time you will be continuing your education and working on your Masters in teaching music. You will be an excellent teacher. I can't wait to see where God leads you. Sorry that Jon and I can't be there on your big day...but we will be thinking of you!

Friday, May 08, 2009

Happy Mothers day!

It's Mothers Day and I have been thinking of all the special "Mother's" I have had in my life and I just wanted to share how important and how blessed I feel to have them apart of my life. And also include some people I know who have become mothers here recently and wish them the happiest "Mothers day"

MY "Mama"

It goes without saying that my own mother has been the biggest influence in my life. She is a woman of Perfection and that expected we kids to do our best. But realized we were kids and we did mess up. I know she feels alot of times like a failure...but I want her to know that I love and appreciate and feel very blessed to have her as MY MAMA. I've seen her work with so many "kids" who are now grown adults and have families of there own and feel proud that my mother had a part of there life....and know that they were impacted by her. As a child and than as an teen and later a young adult she always allowed me to help her in many ways. Especially in the kitchen. Those are probably some of my biggest memories. Then her insistence on family devotions. I remember I used to hate it when she would stop during family prayer and say "I can't hear you...we are talking to let me hear you!" As a would take the pray right out of me! But as an adult it has helped me to really deepen my prayer life. Not so much to pray loud all the time but to really concentrate and get into my prayer as a serious conversation with Jesus. And I believe that was her goal. So thanks mom...getting ready to step into "motherhood" myself...I have been blessed to have you as an example. I love you!

Debbie Thompson
My wonderful Mother-in-law...I am so blessed by her..because she gave to me a wonderful husband! She is probably the hardest worker I know. Her daily schedule makes me tired just to think about it let alone to live it. But she is so compassionate about peoples hurts and feelings, she also bakes homemade sourdough bread (the best I might add.) and hands it out to people in need of encouragement, and I know she spends alot of time in prayer while she is pouring over her BEAUTIFUL flowers. If you are ever on your way to Cincinnati from Indianapolis area you pass right by her house and can see her beautiful flowers. (Kind of neat that all the years that my family made NUMEROUS trips to GBS that I was passing right by my future husbands house and didn't even know it. Isn't great and amazing how God works?) So Mom T, thanks for all you've done for me. You have taken me in as a daughter and loved me as your own. I can't thank you enough! I love you.

Becky Glick
This woman...has been like that "other mom" almost all my life! She is one of my best friends mom...and thus became very involved in my life. I can't thank her enough for all the countless conversations I have had and the many words of advice she has given me. She has also been a constant and best friend to my own mother and for that I am grateful. I have the utmost confidence in Becky as a spiritual woman who has a heart after God. I have seen her minister to crowds of people and in her quiet way reflect the love of God. I am blessed to have her in my life! Love ya, Becky!

Carol Russell (sorry no picture)
She is enjoying Mothers day in heaven....this woman was like a "Grandma" to me. She took so much time in my life. She would have me come over and clean her beautiful wooden cabinets and just listen to me talk about anything and everything. Then usually as payment she would either pay me or take me out to dinner or take me shopping and buy me something. She also taught one of my college classes and she was an awesome teacher. She never failed to boost my self-esteem and to let me know she believed in me and was praying for me. On few occasions she took my brothers and I and the Glick kids, and the Sheposh kids to the zoo. She insisted on us calling her Grandma Russell instead of Sis. Russell because she didn't want people to think she was catholic or a nun. In her last years I remember how hard it was to watch her go thru the stages of cancer and watch it eat away at her. I think my most memorable moment in her last days was getting ready to walk down the aisle on my wedding day and looking over and seeing her in the crowd. She had tried so hard to save her strength to make it to my wedding and she had done it. I remember tears coming to my eyes and feeling so honored that she was there. (I had told my mom in days earlier one guest that I wanted to be there more than anything was her.) She was such an inspiration and a influence to my brothers and I! So Lord, let her have a extra special mothers day there with you!

Several others come to mind and I will just mention them: All of my grandmothers, Andrea Gray, Patty Crosby, Shirley Herring, Becky Caplinger, Diane Ranke. And a host of other woman that have touched my life. My prayer is that I can be just as good of a woman, and a woman after Gods Heart as I believe these women have been. Happy Mothers day!!! I love and appreciate each of you!

Also a big Happy Mothers day:

To my wonderful Sis-in-Law Tasha and my BEAUTIFUL niece Madelynn

My cousin Rachel and her new son Timothy Wayne...sorry again no picture that is recent enough...I hope to have pictures of her and her new son soon!

And 2 of my wonderful friends Tanessa and her daughters Emma and Kaylee (sorry Tess if that's not spelled right.)

and Caroline and one of my favorite little guys Jonny Jr.!

And to all the rest of you Mom's out there...much love and have a wonderful mothers day.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

She turned!!!

I am so thankful...she turned her little head down. Katelynn has been "Breech" for sometime now and today by the Ultrasound she is head down. She has not dropped that much though. Also they are concerned with my fluid levels. I am considered boarderline. If it get 3 points lower they will take the baby. Also they advised AGAINST me going to my brother, Brandon's , graduation next Saturday. BUMMER!!! But other than that the baby and I are doing great and this mommy is very anxious for the next 3 weeks to fly by and hopefully end them with a darling little girl in her arms. Daddy is to anxious for words! (and I will say she already has him around her little finger!!!)

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Less than 4 weeks left!

Today was a wonderful day at church! We had 3 ladies that have been coming to church for awhile all come to the alter! They prayed the sinners prayer and claimed forgivness! Please pray for one of the ladies, Lisa, she is an heavy whiskey drinker, and she has cancer. She is a very TINY woman and sickly. I don't think she really knows alot of God or what it means to be saved. But she testified to the fact that she felt like a heavy load had been dropped from her chest. Praise God for His peace that He brings!!! Than Shannon (who is Jon's sister whom I have talked about being one of our new converts and their grandkids going thru the custody battle.) she said, she had done this before but only half-hearted but this time she really ment it!!! And the 3rd lady Carol, she and her husband are good friends with Jon and Patti, she has been seeking God and testifying and came forward today and asked Christ into her heart! She really wants her husband to find Christ and not "sit back there on the pew" (Please pray for Darrel her husband that he will come to know Christ!) All 3 of these ladies have been on our prayer list and it's been exciting to see God work!!!!

Also this weekend we were able to pick up some shoes for Katelynn for about 2.50 a piece at Once Upon a Child. I think baby and kid shoes are priced CRAZY!!! I mean $9 for a pair of new born shoes??? She will be able to wear them what, 3 times, Maybe??? Used is the way to go!!

I love how small they look!!!
We got her 2 pair of white dress shoes in 2 different sizes, a new born or size 1 (don't remember which) pair of T-shoes and a cute little jean pair of shoes.

This shirt was made by my mom, it's quite comfy and giving me room to grow in these last final weeks.

36 weeks! Just over 8 months! I am counting down.
Please pray that she will turn, doctor says He believes she is still breech.
I go Thursday and have an ultrasound so hopefully she has turned her little head down.
If not I think a C-section might be in my future. I am trying to think positive...but I really want a normal delivery. I know when it's all said and done I will be happy just to have her in my arms!