Thursday, March 26, 2009

An Idea

So a child I have helped to care for is getting treatment at St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Tennessee. This is one amazing place. Children's hospitals are probably one of the greatest places on Earth. We get to change a child's and families life forever. Children are such a joy to take care of.  At this hospital they have a wall with the letters A-Z on them. Children at the hospital get to pick a letter and what the letter stands for. I decided I would do my own version of this on here today.

A: Amazing- Life is amazing if you think about it. God orchistrates everything. 
B: Beautiful- Spring in Texas, flowers, children's laughter, a new baby sleeping
C: Courageous- seeing children face illness and treatment with smiles on their faces is a true sign of courage
D: Death- we fight it each and every day and we usually win. Another doctor once said "there are things in this world that are worse than death"
E: Earnest- our efforts in making children's lives better
F: FUN- what we try to have everyday at work! I have the greatest job in the world cause I get to play with kids all day.
G: GOD- He is the one that knows everything before we do and created these wonderful children that we have the gift of caring for.
H: Home & Hugs- there is no place like being home or hugs from a child
I: Impossible- to save everyone. It's heartbreaking but it's the truth of life. 
J: Joy- what children always seem to have
K: Kids- the reason I love my job
L: Life- something I have the privelage to impact daily
M: Mom- I love both of mine and something I hope to be some day
N: Naps- I love nap time, especially on my post call days where I didn't get enough sleep the night before
O: Opportunity- We all have the opportunity to change someone's live by being kind
P: Prayers- God really does listen 
Q: Quilts- I love to make them for other people
R: Rain- spring rain is so wonderful to listen to
S: Spring- New life 
T: Texas- my home and I love it here!
U: Unseen- We can't see the future but our God can. He knows the unseen and unknown to us.
V: Violets- one of my favorite flowers
W: Wonderful- my life, my Husband, my job
X: x-rays: something I'm getting really good at reading
Z: Zonked- not sure if it's actually a word but it's how I feel after working a 30 hour shift

That's it for now!


When did I become so synical? I used to believe in the best in people first and think the worst last. That is no longer the case. Now most of the time I think the worst and then convince myself to think the best. Maybe it's because I have seen so much in the past 9 months. There is so much meanness in the world. I can't fathom how people can hurt children. I also can't fathom how people can be so stupid. They think that lying will cover up their story but all it does is make us more suspicious of them. 

Have you seen the beauty that is spring yet? I know some of you live in farther north parts of the country but it is Spring in Texas! Yesterday we had a good ole Texas thunderstorm. One with Hail and wind and lots of rain! The kind where the temp drops about 20 degrees in 10 minutes when it arrives and where everyone talks about how nasty it is outside. I love Texas Thunderstorms!

We are helping my parents move into their house this weekend! I'm ready for them to be out of our house. I'm glad they are moving here though. It has been nice having mom here to talk to. I can't wait to be pregnant and be able to tell them we are having a baby! Hopefully in the next year we will be able to become parents. 

Hope everyone has a great weekend!


Friday, March 20, 2009

Spring is Here!

I'm not very good at keeping this thing updated. I met Jonathan's Mom, she is really nice. The wedding shower and wedding went great. I decided that making the wedding cake was more stressful than running a Code Blue. The weekend of the wedding was exhausting but so much fun. I felt like Duff from Ace of Cakes when we were delivering the cake to the reception site right before the wedding. The wedding was in the country down lots of bumpy roads and when we got there the icing had begun to slide off of the cake. I had to fix the icing and get ready for the wedding in less than an hour, whew! The cake turned out beautiful and it tasted great! Since then I have been just working. We are planning on going to California in July to see his mom, fun! Mom and Dad are living with us for one more week, then they are moving into their own house. I'm ready to have my house back. Jonathan and I are doing well and loving life. We have been married almost 3 years now. How crazy is that? Jonathan's best friend Matt is getting married this summer and we are making his Groom's cake, it should be lots of fun. I love making cakes that look like something else! I am also currently working on a quilt for my sister and I need to finish mine that I started last year. So busy, so busy.

The Bluebonnets have started to bloom! They are by far my favorite flower and I love when they are blooming all along the highway and in fields. They are more abundant down here than in the Dallas area. Bluebonnets are a sign that Spring has arrived in Texas, even if it hasn't quite arrived elsewhere.