Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Best Daddy Ever!!

I have to admit that I was worried how my heart would handle yet another Christmas without a baby to celebrate with. Fortunately, I did pretty good this year. I think I have come to realize that I am truly blessed and I have so much to be thankful for.

I sat back on Christmas day and reflected on where we are with our journey to become parents and am at peace that it will happen one day.
As I looked through all the pictures I took over the Christmas holiday, these two stood out the MOST.

They made me believe that our time is coming to be parents...

And my husband will be the BEST daddy EVER!!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

One Day Soon...

It has been quite a while since I've posted about our journey to become parents.

We are currently working on getting our Home Study updated...can you believe it's already been an entire year since we had our Home Study approved??? How time flies.

We are also planning to try IVF one more time in March/April, but until then, we are continuing to pray that our desires for a baby will soon be answered.

The holidays are fast approaching and I'm trying my best to keep my chin up and know that good things are coming our way. I remembered that I wrote a post last year, around this same time, hoping for a baby for Christmas. And although that wish wasn't granted, I know my request was heard.

One day...and hopefully one day soon!

Friday, December 10, 2010

2010 Christmas Door Tour...with Linky!

Welcome to the 2010 Christmas Door Tour!!

 I have had so much fun hosting the Door Tour for the past two years and can't wait to see what all of you creative ladies of come up with for this year.

I have to admit that I was struggling with our Christmas decorated door this year. I wanted to do something different and had a hard time finding just the right thing to make our door stand out. I didn't know what exactly I was looking for, but just knew that when I found it, I would know. And boy did I!I finally walked into a store and said out loud...to myself...THIS IS IT!!!

I kept two of the same things that I always use for our door...

  I just love our wreath hanger. I got it years ago at Pier 1 and I think it's just so pretty :)

Because our front door has gold accents, I feel like I need to keep the gold theme each year. I put poinsettias in a gold painted basket again this year, BUT the basket I used this year came from my great-grandfather's funeral. He passed away this year after a LONG and WONDERFUL life of 102 years. So I was excited to be able to have him be a part of our Christmas this year :)

Here is the NEW item that I added to our Christmas decorated door...

Now do you see why I shouted with GLEE when I found this beauty???

I just LOVE how it ties in the gold of the wreath hanger AND the red of the poinsettias. 

Please join in and post the pics of your Christmas inspired front door and share your link with us below.

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Working Enthusiastically...

I have been finding it VERY hard this week to get up and get motivated. Not sure if it is because of the weather, it FINALLY feels like winter here in Florida, or if it's just because of the holidays and well...I just don't feel motivated this year.

But I read this devotional today and thought it was share-worthy...

Our society has taught us to define success by a person's job title and financial status. But what does it take for God to have his blessing on your work? To him the motive, method and meaning of your work matters more than the money. That's because you only take your character to heaven, not your career.
If you want your work to be blessed by God, the first thing you must do is start working enthusiastically.

Enthusiasm is not based on how fun your job is or how much it pays; it's based on why you do what you do. In fact, the word enthusiasm comes from the Greek words en theos which mean "in God."
If you want to be enthusiastic about your work, remember these three things:
Your work is a test from God. He is testing you to see how much he can trust you with in eternity. "Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much ... But if you have not been trustworthy with someone else's property, who will give you property of your own?" (Luke 16:10-12 NIV).

God is watching what you do, even when no one else is. Even if you have the most boring job in the world, God is watching to see your attitude. "Work hard so God can say to you, 'Well done.' Be a good workman, one who does not need to be ashamed when God examines your work" (2 Timothy 2:15 LB).

Your attitude determines your joy. A lousy job is a lousy job, but it's even worse when you complain about it. "The diligent find freedom in their work; the lazy are oppressed by work" (Proverbs 12:24 MSG). It's all in your attitude.

You can't succeed in life until you change your attitude about the work you are doing right now. Romans 12:11 says, "Never be lazy in your work, but serve the Lord enthusiastically" (NLT). Why? Because God is watching, so serve Him enthusiastically.

I've got a new attitude this morning and plan on working enthusiastically!!!