I am still alive and well; busy but well. We have had a few milestones in our home over the past week or so. On Sunday, the hubs and I celebrated our first year anniversary. People told us that the first year would be challenging and it was.... I never planned on getting married and six weeks later loosing my job, getting pregnant, and being so sick that I was forced to embrace the new job title as full time homemaker. Not housewife, but homemaker and yes in my humble opinion there is a difference. A housewife in the mainstream definition sits at home and is kept. A homemaker, makes a home and keeps it. Needless to say, I love my new job.
Our first year flew by rather fast I may say. And while we may have had financial and lifestyle challenges, I am blessedly excited to report that the Mr. and I, faced no huge marital challenges. Oh, we had our blended family challenges, our two people with very different habits now living together challenges, but as we both stuck to our committment of putting God first in our marriage, treating each other right was not a challenge at all. Being submissive to my husband after years of being a very sucessful career woman, independent single mother was a breeze. Why? Because I obey my God, and I learned that if you obey God in all that you do or say, loving the spouse he created for you is a skip in the park.
Graci just turned two months, and boy is she something. I don't have pics to post yet as I am on a time crunch, but lets just say that I am enjoying all the slobbery, toothless, smiles and giggles I can get. I so hate I missed these memorable events with my other girls, but after each nap she is doing something new!
Friday I celebrate my 34th birthday, and Saturday my Sydnee celebrates her 10th. As we speak we are getting ready for a sleepover, and to prepare for our family, birthday, anniversary, and Father's Day celebration this weekend at my parents. The Thomas Clan, is alive and well. We are thriving. We are learning, We are going through. We are exceedingly, abundantly blessed above all that we could ever think or hope for. Keep us in your prayers and as my life slows down, I hope to post more!
On a different and sad note, I found out that my 7 year old nephew DeSean who is (as shameful as it is, is my favorite as he and my Erin are two months apart and were raised as brother and sister), has been diagnosed with Leukemia. We don't have the results of the bone marrow biopsy yet and as we speak he is at St. Jude's in Memphis TN, awaiting results to see if his white blood cells have responded positively to medication he was given to strengthen his immune system. Please keep him and my sister in your prayers as they go through this trying time. I have claimed by faith that he is healed and no form of aggressive chemotherapy will be needed. The thought of this precious boy being sick is disheartning, but I pray that God reveal himself to my sister and her family and most of all to him and his precious soul. I feel that this will be a breakthrough for him and his very own special relationship with a God that he know about some, but not a lot. Pray for me as I help teach and minister him in trusting in a big old God that he can't see, but knows that he's up there somewhere! :)
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