Good Report Today!

Good Report Today!

Well Friends, this was THE DAY that we have been looking forward to for the past 5 weeks. Today was Patrick’s first check-up visit with his heart specialist since undergoing his last heart procedure. We went into today with high hopes that we would receive some good news, and would be able to finally begin to put all of the pieces of our life back together since everything seemed to fall apart last year when he was first diagnosed with AFIB and Congestive Heart Failure.

This day seemed almost SURREAL. All of the trials that we have gone through until this point were coming to a head. And as excited as we were going into it, we were also a teeny bit apprehensive. Would we receive good news that would help to uplift our spirits and fill us with hope? Or would we receive bad news and would once again have to restart this whole process over again? We were filled to the brim with nervous excitement, and were anxious to find out whether or not the reading from the heart monitor over the past month would be POSITIVE or NEGATIVE. So we said a prayer and took a deep breath as we made our way into the doctor’s office while hoping for the best.Continue reading

Happy Mother’s Day 2016

Happy Mother’s Day 2016

Happy Mother’s Day, Sweet Friends! We hope all of you have a very blessed day surrounded by your babies, whether they are BIG or SMALL…. because you know they will always be your babies no matter how old they are!

Today I was beyond blessed because I got to spend the day with my sweet HUSBAND (who’s health is continuing to improve daily… YAY!), and my 4 little JEWELS that God so graciously BLESSED me with. They surprised my with a yummy breakfast, coffee, the new shirt that I am wearing today,  handmade Mother’s Day cards, and flowers picked from our garden!Continue reading

Happy MLK Day!

Happy MLK Day!

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! We love these beautiful quotes from such a WISE and INSPIRATIONAL man. He was such an ENCOURAGEMENT to so many.

If you do anything in life, remember this… ALWAYS TAKE THAT FIRST STEP. It is one of the most difficult things that you will ever do, but no matter how scary it may be, it will be even scarier to stand still and to do nothing. There is a whole world waiting for you out there! A world that needs your GIFTS and TALENTS! A world that would not be the same without you! So, take a deep breath, take that first step, and trust that God is waiting for you at the top of that staircase.

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And once you take that first step, keep moving forward! Don’t stop, no matter what! You may not be perfect at first, you may look silly, people may think you are crazy, and you may not be the best at it; but as time progresses, you will get to your goal! That finish line is calling your name, sweet friends! Don’t let the naysayers and negative thoughts get you down! Where you could be 1 year, 1 month, 1 week, or 1 day from now is ALWAYS better than where you are at now. Keep working at it and keep moving forward!

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We Are Checking Another Worry Off Of Our List!

We Are Checking Another Worry Off Of Our List!

We are checking another worry off our our list today! We are viewing it as just another hurdle that we have had to jump while on this journey in attempts to improve Patrick’s health since finding out about his heart issues last September. (If you are new to our page and would like to catch up on what’s been going on, you can read up HERE, HEREHERE, and HERE.)

As of lately, Patrick has been having tightness in his chest accompanied by pains. We were not exactly sure what was causing them, but his cardiologist felt that it was best if he first underwent a stress test. Although, he wanted Patrick to undero another Cardoversion first before attempting to take a stress test. He definitely wanted Patrick’s heart rate to be under control for at least a month before trying anything else. His chest tightness and pains could have even been a result of his constantly rapid heartbeat because of his AFIB. So, getting his heart rate under control was a MUST.

At the time, all that we really knew was that we HAD to place all of our trust in God’s hands, and consistently move forward with treatment options. For one, he needed to feel better. His dizzy spells, pains, loss of breath, and constant tiredness have become the norm. And for me, it just breaks my heart to see my once VIBRANT, ACTIVE, and HEALTHY husband literally change so drastically PHYSICALLY, MENTALLY, and EMOTIONALLY within a matter of months. I know he definitely does not like how he feels either.Continue reading

God Is Faithful Through All Seasons

God Is Faithful Through All Seasons

Oh, how TRUE is this! God is with us through the GOOD and the Bad seasons… and the UGLY ones too! And He is ALWAYS faithful to help see us through.

Even though we are currently in a season that we had not planned or even REMOTELY foreseen, we are believing BEYOND A SHADOW OF A DOUBT that God will see us through. Patrick WILL BE HEALED, and we will be STRONGER, CLOSER, and MORE GRATEFUL because of it.

UPDATE!!! To God Be The Glory!

UPDATE!!! To God Be The Glory!

Update!!!

God is AMAZING! Thank you for ALL of your prayers! Patrick is finished with his heart procedure. There were NO blood clots, so they were able to complete the cardioversion.Continue reading

Prayers Needed Please!

Prayers Needed Please!

Hi Sweet Friends! As all of you know, we always try to have encouraging and uplifting posts here. Unfortunately, we are coming to all of you today with heavy hearts, and are in major need of your prayers and encouragement. This is something that I would typically not share, but we have a huge connection of followers, clients, family, and friends on all of our forms of social media, and we REALLY NEED ALL OF YOUR PRAYERS!Continue reading

DREAM BIG!!!

DREAM BIG!!!

This  ENCOURAGING WORD is coming straight to all of you, compliments of our baby girl. She helped my pick this one out especially for all of you tonight. One of our most favorite things to do at night before bedtime is to look through pictures of ADORABLE ANIMALS on Pinterest. Well, she simply COULD NOT get over this picture tonight, so we decided to SHARE it with all of you! Continue reading

Be Thankful

Be Thankful

One of our FAVORITE quotes. It doesn’t matter what is happening in life, my friends, ALWAYS choose to be THANKFUL! Thankfulness provokes a chain reaction that only GOOD can come from. And HAPPINESS is ALWAYS sure to follow. 🙂

We Now Have A Ten-Ager!

We Now Have A Ten-Ager!

Well friends…..It is HAPPENING! We now have a TEN-AGER! Yes, Our oldest is turning 10 today! He is now in DOUBLE DIGITS! And I feel so EMOTIONAL over the whole thing! He on the other hand has been EXCITEDLY counting down the days all month! HAHA! So much so that he made sure that we all stayed up until MIDNIGHT last night so we could wish him a HAPPY BIRTHDAY as soon as the day made its way from the 13th-14th! This boy was busting at the seams with JOY over the whole thing! Continue reading