Well, the day has finally come and it's time for me to put my big girl pants on and take a step away from Facebook. As apprehensive as I feel, God is reassuring me that this is the right thing to do for now. My hopes are that it will free up some time for soul searching, writing, playing guitar and spending time with the ones I love.
Callie is now 8 months old. It's so incredibly difficult to grasp how quickly she is growing. At 7 months she started crawling, and now is already trying to stand up and use her feet to move! I keep telling her to slow it down because Mommy is NOT ready to have a toddler yet. Here are a few pictures from our little photo session. She truly is the light of our lives!
I walked into my house yesterday after work with my hands full of
groceries thinking about the to-do list that was in front of me before
company arrived. My eyes went directly to the fireplace where I saw two
gifts sitting, I smiled to myself thinking, not only did my incredible husband take the time this morning to clean the house, but he also set out gifts for me! As
I walked toward the kitchen my attention was drawn to the beautiful
decorations all over the house. A laugh actually escaped from my mouth
as feelings of relief and love rushed through my body. Then, from out
of nowhere I see something big moving behind me! I turn my head and see
Josh Rollins, one of my dear friend's husbands, standing there with a
camera in his hand. Before I could say anything, my friends popped out
of the kitchen yelling, "SURPRISE!" They had all come in early to
decorate the house for my birthday and spend a little extra time with me
and Callie. I was completely taken off guard and so overwhelmed with
The night progressed and more friends and
family arrived for food and incredible conversation. At one point
during the evening I stepped back and was completely in awe of how
blessed I am. Seeing so many people you love and admire in one room is
an overwhelming feeling that is just not describable. We all hung out
well into the night, and I woke this morning with a smile on my face and
peace in my heart. Thank you to each and every one of you who wished
me a happy birthday, your love and friendships mean the world to me and I
am so very thankful!
Here's to a wonderful new chapter in my life... I look forward to seeing what is in store.