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 Memorial Day 2016

Happy Memorial Day 2016

Happy Memorial Day, Friends! Today we are honoring all of the BRAVE MEN and WOMEN who have fought for our country, and have paid the ultimate price for our freedom. From the bottom of our hearts, we THANK YOU! We pray for peace, comfort, and blessings over your families. Only God can heal the wounds left from the loss of a loved one.

Today, we would like show our LOVE and RESPECT for our great nation, as well as the courageous men and women who are still fighting for our freedom. We appreciate the sacrifices that you make for us daily. May God’s guidance and protection be with you always.

We would also like to remain in prayer for our nation today. Regardless of whether or not we agree with its leaders and their actions, we must remain ONE NATION UNDER GOD. And we MUST trust that GOD is ALWAYS in control. For when we stop doing these things, we will see our nation fall apart.

We pray all of you have a SAFE and BLESSED Memorial Day! 🙂

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” -John 15:13

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” – Psalms 34:18

“Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong. ”
– 1 Corinthians 16:13

 

5 Things: Our Hospital Day

5 Things: Our Hospital Day

Hi Friends! We have had so many of you checking up on us this week to see how Patrick’s procedure went on Monday. Well, we are happy to report that it went very well! Here are 5 little fun facts about how our day at the hospital went…

1. On Monday, Patrick went in to have a quick little procedure to implant a small heart monitor in his chest above his heart. It was scheduled for 8:00 am, which meant that we had to WAKE UP and leave the house earlier than we normally have to. This wasn’t the easiest of tasks because now that we are homeschooling, we have gotten accustomed to sleeping in a bit. And this time, we were bringing our kiddos with us. On top of an already early appointment, we decided to ahead and leave a little earlier that we typically would have since the hospital is a 30 min drive from our home, and we wanted to make sure we would make it on time because traffic can be somewhat of an issue in that area. Well, we got there on time, THANK THE LORD! Patrick went immediately back to get prepped, while the kids and I sat in the waiting room. And this picture of our youngest son depicts how we were all feeling… 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

We Are At It Again (Part 2)

We Are At It Again (Part 2)

Here is the second part of the blog post that we initially posted Friday night. (If you are just joining us, you can read PART 1 HERE.) There was so much that had happened over the course of Thursday and Friday, and I just knew there was no way that I could do it all justice by trying to condense and cram everything into one post. So here it goes…Continue reading

We Are At It Again! (Part 1)

We Are At It Again! (Part 1)

This was Patrick and I yesterday morning, in the waiting room at the hospital. We were ANXIOUSLY awaiting them to call Patrick back to begin prepping him for his heart procedure yesterday….Continue reading

Look Who Had Some Excited Visitors…

Look Who Had Some Excited Visitors…

Someone had some very EXCITED visitors yesterday! The kiddos were CHOMPING AT THE BIT to get up to the hospital to see their daddy. They stayed as close as they could to him… Ehmmm… right on top of him, the whole time. He was happy to see them too, and did’t mind one bit!

It is very rare that Patrick is ever away from us, so his presence has definitely been felt over the past few days. He has been doing well and feeling better everyday, and is responding well to the new heart medication. I am happy to announce that he will be able to come home tomorrow! YAY! 😉

Thanks again for all of the PRAYERS, ENCOURAGEMENT, and SUPPORT! We truly appreciate all of you! <3

Fireproof

Fireproof

For all of our sweet followers who have been asking about Patrick’s health, and anxiously awaiting the arrival of his appointment with the electrophysiologist along with us, here is our update as of yesterday….Continue reading

Thank You!

Thank You!

Yes! We are so THANKFUL for all of our wonderful clients and followers! Y’all are a blessing and help to keep our business and family going, and our lives wouldn’t be the same without each and every one of you. ♡

How To Be The Wealthiest Person In The World

How To Be The Wealthiest Person In The World

ABSOLUTELY CORRECT! If you are abundant in all of these, then you are the WEALTHIEST person in the world!

We purchased a little decorative sign many, many years ago that says, ” I don’t care how poor a man is; if he has family, he is rich.”

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That sign hit home for us because we didn’t have 2 pennies to rub together at the time, yet we felt like we were ON TOP OF THE WORLD because Patrick and I had each other and 2 babies (at the time). We were just happy being together and it truly felt as if life couldn’t get any better.

All of these years later, we still have that little sign in our home. We actually just moved it today to a new shelf in our bathroom so we can see it more often and be reminded of this simple, yet important truth. Sometimes it is nice to hold onto those sentimental things from our past so we can see how far we have truly come.

Be BLESSED, sweet friends! <3