Monday, February 7, 2011


Psalm 139:13 For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother's womb.

I am soo excited to announce that my Melody is 5 weeks pregnant! I have experienced all the emotions that you would expect to experience of course, and many more as well. I have even debated (and talked over with Mel of course) rather or not to announce it before she reaches her 12 week mark (which cuts the likelihood of miscarriage WAY down) or to get her covered in prayer ASAP...She has decided to not announce it to her friends or on facebook until she reaches this mark as it will give her a lot less to deal with should that occur, and I totally understand and support this decision. All of the family on both sides knows though, so there are plenty of prayers being said. As I have already mentioned Melody has a very unique (and somewhat rare) female issue which makes any pregnancy high risk for her. The docs have told us from the beginning that she should have no trouble whatsoever conceiving, which I guess did end up being true. I was one of those very fortunate women who got pregnant immediately the first month I tried (and even when I wasn't trying) and so I had a hard time relating to her fears. (though I did have them myself for her) It only took 4 months for her though, and the doc assured her this was very average. The problem will occur (IF it is going to) in carrying the baby to term. She will be monitored MUCH more closely as a result and the fact that they know about her condition going into the pregnancy, greatly cuts the chances of there being any problem. Her doc. told her when he saw her last week that truthfully he saw no reason to not expect a totally normal pregnancy.  So far she is feeling really good, and is just starting to feel some of those "early pregnanacy" symptoms.   She will be having her first ultra sound done on the 21st of this month and hopefully that will settle a couple of the issues right off. I know in my heart of course that this whole thing is totally in the hands of a very capable and mighty God. What He wants to happen WILL in fact happen, as I 100% believe He is the giver of life. Sooo I (right along with Mel) will put my trust in Him, and ENJOY every moment of this pregnancy, KNOWING her best is what He desires. My joy right now runneth over. I am soo happy for her. I do wish I lived closer so that I could go to some of the appointments with her etc., but I am sure we will live on the phone as we hash over every tiny detail. Right now I wish I could at least give her a hug, but I am hoping it won't be too long till I see her. Her hubby is beside himself with joy as well, and I feel she is in good hands.

My week-end was a good one. We celebrated our anniversary on Sat. with a GREAT lunch out (easier for me to do lunch on my diet) on Sat. and my gift is getting to re-do our entire front planter area. I am quite excited about this and have already begun the process. Not that I am doing any of the actual work of course with these knees, but THE DESIGN is totally my call, haha. I guess I should have taken a pic of the "before", but I will get one of the "finished" for sure. I am not in a hurry to get this done, so it might be a at least a few weeks to get it all complete, but I have several ideas in my head.

My hubby went to Arizona yesterday to watch the super bowl with his dad. It is about a 3 and half hour drive from here and he wanted to do it all in one day so I didn't go. My back has been bothering a bit these last several days and 7 hours in a car didn't sound like much fun. I am really glad he got to spend this time with his dad, and my sister came over and spent the day with me. We had a good time. I think it is the first time I didn't watch the super bowl in my entire 36 years of marriage though, lol.

The diet is moving along...I lost 2 more pounds last week which puts my total for one month at 9 pounds. I am STILL swaying back and forth between it is no big deal at all to it is sooo hard. But my attitude is generally good, so I guess that is OK. I did get the book Made to Crave by Lysa TerKeurst and have begun reading it. It is REALLY good so far, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who stands in these shoes.

I am trying out Kristi's new cleaning crew today and I am soo excited. Hopefully I will be as pleased as she has been with them. It is a crew of 3 guys which does seem a little weird, but hey why not is my attitude.

I covet your prayers for Melody as she goes through this season in her life. I am still praising Him for blessing her with this answered prayer for a baby. How blessed I know we all are. 

Psalm 127:3 Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward.


  1. I am so very, very happy for you and your daughter and I will be praying that God keeps everything growing like it should. Oh I just love it when there is going to be a new baby in a family.

    Blessings to you, and your family and of course, your new mommy.

  2. So excited for Mel! She will definitely be in my prayers for sure. I'm sure everything will be fine, this is awesome news!

    I so hope that you love the guys! I love referring people but at the same time worry that maybe they won't be good enough for someone else! I do know that he takes pride in his work and will do anything that you ask him to do! He came to my Mom's house last week to quote her and this was right after her housekeeper came and he went over to her chandelier and found a spider web!! He definitely pays attention to detail and I so hope he works out for you!! He comes back to my house on Wednesday! And I can't wait!

    P.S. Did your phone number change? I tried calling you this morning because my Mom told George that I would get your address for him and I couldn't get through! I called Crystal who called her Mom who gave me your address so I printed out a map for him! I need your new number!

  3. Hi Debbie

    ....congrats for Mel and!!!! My prayers will be with her as she goes through her pregnancy.

    How embrassessing of Kristi to put my spider web out there for the world to see. Kris' husband Greg always looks for spider webs in my bathroom....oh well what can I say? Lots of spiders at my house. Good luck with George and his merry band of men.

  4. We serve a mighty God. Congratulations and God bless,

  5. Oh Debbie - CONGRATULATIONS! I only had a quick moment to check my computer and something told me to check in on you for a post...and how exciting! Just made my afternoon:)

    I certainly will have Mel-and her sweet little one- in my prayers..and please tell her how thrilled we all are for her - for ALL of you!!

    And double congrats on the pounds off - and hanging in there for a month!! I have not had quite the success but I am hanging in there... Goodness, what a journey!!

    I am off to my ladies meeting - and the food temptations I can probably handle for a month! - but huge hugs from me!!


  6. Congratulations on your daughter's
    pregnancy, your anniversary,
    and losing those pounds! I will
    keep Melanie in my prayers. She
    is such a beautiful girl.

  7. How exciting Debbie!! Will definitely be praying for your Mel!! Congrats on your weightloss!!

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY too! Just great news all the way around!!

  8. So exciting!! Congratulations on many fronts: pregnancy, anniversary, weight! So much to be thankful for. As I think of you, I'll bring your Melody before the Lord.

    Much love to you today,

  9. What very exciting news for your daughter and your whole family. I hope that she has a very healthy pregnancy! Congrats!

  10. Congratulations to your daughter! What exciting news!

  11. So excited for all of you...that is just wonderful and keeping her in my prayers. More grandkids to love!

    Yea on your awesome.

    Happy Anniversary!!
    Have a great week...sounds like you have some wonderful projects a head and some dreaming with a new grandchild.

  12. Dearest Debbie-Congrats!!!! I am so excited for all of you dear friend. I will share that our youngest daughter Kim, although conceives easily, has very difficult pregnancies. In fact, she is usually on bed rest from about 5 months on due to early labor and also pre-eclampsia. However, she has safely delivered four little girls-thank you Lord. If staying on bed rest keeps Mel and baby healthy it is alright. I'll be praying she sails through the pregnancies and delivery as easy as our oldest daughter.
    Hugs to you today. Wish I could come celebrate and pray with you!
    Love you girl.

  13. Debbie....I am lol at your comment. My hubby told me I fell in love with Georgie (as he calls him) when he took out his white gloves and checked out the tops of my pictures. Hope he was all you hoped him to be yesterday.

  14. Debbie,
    Congratulations! Your excitement for your daughter is beautiful!! May God protect both of them as this pregnancy progresses. How great and mighty is He!

    And great job on the 9 pounds. Wow! That is wonderful. :)

    Blessings to you!

  15. Hi Debbie, What a joy to come here today and read this. Congratulations to Mel and Mike.. I am so happy for them and for you all too!. What a great God we serve! I will be praying for them! She is going to be a wonderful mother.

    Congratulations on your 36th anniversary, I was so blessed by reading your love story! God is good all the time, and I love His timing, always so perfect!
    I enjoyed reading some of your other posts, trying to catch up on what you have been doing. Congratulations on your weight loss, You keep going girl!! I have had to put mine on hold due to this sickness.
    Your book turned out beautifully, and what a treasure and legacy you have given to your family.
    I always am so blessed with the photos of your family, so much joy on those faces,it blesses me so much.God truly has blessed you and your family to be so close, may He continue to shower many blessings on you.
    Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers, I have needed them so much , and am so thankful to be feeling better.
    I am thankful for your friendship too,
    Much love, Sue

  16. Oh my gosh I am so excited for you all. That is great news.I am so glad for your blog, it is my way of keeping up with the family. Dave and I will keep her in our prayers. I miss you guys. You said Jeff's dad is in Arizona. Where does he live??

  17. Congrats! I'm so excited for you. What a gift of grace...


  18. Congratulations dear friend. What exciting news. Joy immediately started pumping in my heart for you. Little ones do that to me every time...all the time.

    My prayers will be said for your beautiful Mel throughout her pregnancy.Yaaaay...I am so very excited for all of you.

    Love you,

  19. Awesome! What a whole lotta love to take in at once.

    Is there anything better in life than family; especially the addition of grandchildren?

    You are one blessed lady.


  20. Congrats to her and all of you!

  21. your daughter is drop dead gorgeous and
    if she takes after you, will be an amazing

    happy day, grandma!



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