Hello friends! Just checking in real quick, we have been so busy this week! Monday we had friends over all day, we were in Tennessee at Amish Country Tuesday, and yesterday we started tearing out our hearth and fireplace and we were laying brick until midnight last night! Ben has made a run to Lowes to get more mortar so I am having a short break. He will be off work until Sunday so I may not be here much until then. We are hoping to finish this brick hearth and wall by Friday night!
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
My sweet friend Autum has just been told that her unborn grandchild has a condition that only gives her a 5% chance of living once she is born. Her daughter Allyssa is 18 weeks pregnant and in so much pain right now. Just a few days ago we were praying for Stef's sweet baby boy and they found out Friday that everything was just fine. I know that God is still in the "miracle making business"! Friends let's pray for a miracle! Let's also pray that God will comfort their sweet family during this very stressful time. Thank you all so much for always responding to my requests for prayer...it means so much to me that we can share one another's burdens in times of need. I love you all ~ Samantha.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
Now a little update on me to answer some of the emails and comments I have had lately. I still have bad days. It has been 5 weeks ago today since I found out my sweet baby passed away and it still hurts almost as bad as the day I found out. I think I am surprised at the pain....how long it has lasted without letting up much. There are days that I am busy and I feel like the day passes more easily than others, and I was proud last week when I went two days without crying....but it didn't last. It hurts to tell strangers when they ask that I have three children when my heart knows that there are five, but I can't say it because I can't talk about it....it's too much. I can say that I have learned a lot through this two year battle....I've learned to not take fertility for granted...it is truly a gift from God, I have learned that I am stronger and weaker than I thought I was, I'm leaning on God more than I ever have and learning that he loves to be needed just like I do as a Mother, I have also learned that having bad times is what makes you fully appreciate the good times. Keep the prayers coming and know that this hurting mama needs them badly. Thank you. I Love you all, Samantha
Thursday, October 9, 2008
My friend Stef is having a hard time right now. I don't know what is going on except that she has received some distressing news about her baby (She is almost 23 weeks pregnant) and it could turn out bad. Friends, please lift her up in prayers today. My feelings on this subject are still so frazzled and raw because of what we have been through in the last month, this has just upset me so much. I am praying that everything about that sweet baby will be perfect. Stef we love you...
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
I'm kind-of on a drawing kick again, except this time it's not coming so easy. I am way better at more life-like charcoal drawings and this time I'm in a whole other world! I have been trying my hand at digital drawing with my computer in photoshop, it's fun....but I'm not very good at it. I feel so dumb! I went to two different book stores last night trying to find a book on digital drawing and I only found one, and that one was so far over my head I didn't even get it. I have never been great at tech stuff -or drawing for that matter- and I feel like there is so much that I don't know. If any of you have any recommendations for books, websites, blogs, anything, please drop me a line. I need one of those Dummies books but I don't think they have one, I will look into that. Besides my trouble with understanding the computer end of this new adventure I am having a hard time simplifying my drawings into more cartoonish characters. Maybe I shouldn't say cartoonish, but you know, like the drawings from the "Dick and Jane" books. I think that is the look I'm going for but I'm so ignorant on this subject that I don't even know what to call it! LOL!The drawings above are of my girls in their Miss Madeline dresses. I scratched these out last night when I got home from the book store. I'm feeling a little overwhelmed right now with the amount of things I need to learn but excited at the same time! I know I will never be great at this but I love learning new things!
I hope everyone has a "Very Merry Unbirthday" on my Birthday!
Sunday, October 5, 2008