Family traditions

Family traditions

Sunday, March 6, 2011

modern medicine

two weeks ago today we were at the hospital awaiting the arrival of our precious little angel MsTay. Labor was progressing well enough, we got to the pushing part of the process and after 2 hours of nothing happening it was time to make a decision. to keep pushing and getting no where or to go in to surgery. the dr stepped out of the room, the love of my life and i said a prayer and decided if nothing happened in the next 15 minutes we would go to surgery, so we ended up in surgery, i wish i could say that it was a blur but it wasn't it was scary and nerve racking, i was exhausted and scared. but we made it through and it's a good thing we did what we did or we would not have made it. little MsTay was trying to come in to the world face first not just posterior but literally, she was looking where she was going and was stuck on her way out.
Two weeks from the day we are doing well enough, i'm still very tired and a little sore, but most of the bumps and bruises are healed up.
i've been surprised at how many people have asked me if i'm having more babies after this, i honestly can't answer. though grateful for the blessing of MsTay, i'm definitely not baby hungry at this time.
modern medicine-miracle #6

Saturday, March 5, 2011



Friday, March 4, 2011

food storage

it's not the end of the world, but food storage has definitely come in hand the last few weeks. the plan was to go grocery shopping on the 19th, which didn't happen because we went to the hospital to have a baby that day instead. and we haven't been able to get to the grocery store for a big shopping trip yet, it just takes too much energy. so anyhow we've been using our food storage to get by while i get well. grateful that our cupboards are full.

food storage-miracle # 4

Thursday, March 3, 2011


have you ever had one of those days where you are just feeling low, today's miracle was inspired by those days
that random text message with words of encouragement
the phone call just to see how things are going
the unanticipated visitor
This miracle maybe one of the least recognized by the giver, just the little thought to check up on a friend that means so much to the receiver.
miracle #3-the unexpected

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


this morning at the designated time the family was called to the table for prayers and scripture study. Handsome was having a bad moment and didn't want to sit next to Dad, Gus was refusing to move to a different seat and Dad was getting a little fed up. well almost at the moment of ultimate frustration Dad decided to walk away from the situation which made Gus upset so she decided she too was leaving, which made Handsome cry because it was time for prayers and now everyone was mad. meanwhile i sat on the couch feeding MsTay and trying to calm the mass of confusion....
...3 minutes later....

the whole family is at the table with scriptures opened, arms folded for prayers, no crying

miracle #2-redos

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

belly buttons

i'm sure that this miracle would have never crossed my mind if i hadn't just brought home a new baby. this morning MsTay's umbilical cord fell off. i cleaned her little belly button and pondered what a blessing belly buttons are. we all have one and it serves as a reminder to us of so much. it reminds us of our need for our mother and how we depend on her. it reminds us of sacrifice, and of love!
Belly buttons are amazing things. amazing in that 10 days ago it was though her belly button that MsTay relied for life. amazing that so quickly her body could change the way it received everything it needed to be sustained. amazing that her body knew just how to close the gap. i love how belly buttons twirl closed.
Belly buttons miracle # 1

March the Month of Miracles

i seem to do better with blogging if i give myself a challenge so here goes. My challenge for the month of march is to post a miracle everyday. i was think it maybe a hard to think of something everyday but the more time i ponder that thought i don't think it will be that bad.
the first one's real winner!!