Friday, July 24, 2009

Matthew Casey Walker
Born July 23, 2009
11:25 AM
6 lbs, 14 oz
19 1/2 in long

Mommy and baby are doing well and resting comfortably.
More details (and pics) to come later!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Almost time--

We have only a few more days before we meet our littlest boy. I have my 38 week check-ups tomorrow, then I'm scheduled to be induced Thursday morning. Lord willing, I'll be holding my baby before 2 that afternoon, or sooner!!

Please pray for me. I'm very excited that the time has come, but I'm also nervous. You'd think that after giving birth three times, that the fourth time around wouldn't cause me to be nervous, but that's just me I guess!! I'm just looking forward to getting it over with! :)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Lord is great and greatly to be praised!

In 1980, the Lord in His sovereignty, merged the lives of two families, the Horners and the Walkers. When Pat and Dianne Horner met Casey and Cindi Walker, Dianne was pregnant with their third child, a baby girl, and Cindy was pregnant with their first child, a son. In January 1981 Steven Walker was born. Two months later, in March, Rebekah Horner was born. Little did they know that 19 years later, God would unite them, not just as friends, but as family!

For years, Steven was just a part of my life. I would see him and the rest of his family when they would come to visit from Houston, and eventually they moved to San Antonio. He was just always there. Sure, I had my girly crushes on him through the years, but in all honestly, we did become simply friends.

It was not until we were both 18 that Steven finally "noticed" me as more than his sister's friend, or so he says! :) By May of 1999, when we graduated from high school, we were inseparable. We spent the next months just enjoying being around each other and hanging out with family and friends. Everyone expected a proposal at Christmas time, but Steven had other plans! He never has been one to just do what others expect of him!

At the end of January, Steven and I, along with all my brothers and his brother and sister, went to an outdoor concert. A DJ from the local radio station got up on stage and in front of a couple thousand people, announced that Steven Walker wanted to know if Rebekah Horner would marry him!!! Yep, it was definitely memorable and of course I said yes!!

So, that brings us to the big day-- June 17, 2000

Nine years ago, today, we stood before all our family and lots of friends(about 250 people altogether!) and committed our lives and our love to each other. The Lord has brought us through so much since that day! There have been times that we were angry, times that we were devastated, times that we were boundlessly happy, and lots of just normal, everyday times. Whatever the test, God has preserved our marriage and our increased our love for each other.

Today we celebrate nine years of marriage and over ten years of being together. It's amazing to see what we've come through, and know that whatever the future might hold for us, there's a God in heaven Whose hand is guiding and directing our steps.

I love you, Steven and am looking forward to our future and just being with you each day, living and loving together.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Happy birthday, Ryan!!

Oh, how he's grown!!!! I cannot believe that five years ago, I was in labor at this very moment and waiting to meet my first baby boy!!! Time has flown by since that day, and I'm now the mommy to a wonderful, active, imaginative five year old!

Ryan has been such a blessing to our family from the minute we found out that I was expecting him. The Lord gave him to us and healed our hearts throughout my pregnancy with him and through his birth and life over the last five years. How thankful I am for my firstborn son!! I love you, Ryan!

(I wish I had some baby pictures of Ryan on my computer, but I don't!! I'll have to find all my CD's and download them some other time! The last picture is shortly before his second birthday...)

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Can it be? An actual post!!

It's way past time for a new update, but I am having serious problems trying to figure out what to share. There is SO much going on in our lives, in so many different areas!

The pregnancy is still going well. This little guy is moving enough to keep me awake a lot of nights. After last night, I'm thinking he may be born hyperactive!! It literally felt like he was bouncing off the sides of his little world just for the fun of it--kinda like a kid in a bathtub, when they discover they can slide on their belly in the tub! But it's such a comfort that he is active now!! My next check-up is on Tuesday, so maybe I'll have more to share then.

In other news, we (my parents and Steven and I) finally settled on some land and the closing was last week. After months(years, really!!) of looking, the Lord has provided for our family in such an awesome way!! For Steven and I, this is the place that we're hoping will be our home for the rest of our lives and an inheritance that we can leave for our children. I'm so looking forward to being able to get my own home again, especially knowing that, the Lord willing, this will be the LAST TIME I have to move! That's a crazy thought considering we've lived seven different places in the last nine years. I know that's not a lot compared to military families, but I'm certainly tired of the whole packing/unpacking cycles when I'm pregnant and have little ones in tow!

Well, there's so much more than this going on, but I don't have time to share right now. Just keep praying for us! The Lord has many changes in store for us over the next 6-9 months and I often feel that I'm barely keeping my head above water, so to speak. I need LOTS of grace!

Until next time...


Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day!


A Veteran - whether active duty, retired, national guard or reserve - is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a check made payable to "The United States of America", for an amount of "up to and including my life."
Author Unknown

Thank you to all who have given so much to insure that our freedoms are secure.

David, thank you for all you gave up over the last six years to serve your country and keep us safe.

Stephen and John, thank you for every day that you go to do your job in the midst of extreme and dangerous environments. You sacrifice every day for me and my boys. I love you and pray for your safety always!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

"Always"--Building 429

For the so many I know right now who are hurting in one way or another--

28 weeks

We had an interesting day yesterday. The day started well, with all the normal activities. I dropped Ryan off to play at my aunt's house, and my mom, Brandon and I got on the road to Abilene(about an hour drive away.) We were about five miles out when the van started feeling really funny to me. I was able to get the cruise turned off and start slowing down to pull over before sure enough, I heard a loud POP as I came to a stop. The front right tire was FLAT. Not good...
I had my first appointment within 30 minutes, my husband was an hour and a half away, my uncle, the only other person I could call, was at least that far away as well!! I wasn't about to attempt to change it on my own, even if I had a clue where/how to start!!! In the middle of trying to figure out what in the world we were going to do, a truck pulled up behind us. A man whose name I don't even know, stopped and changed it for us!!! It was so sweet! He said that he just hoped that someone would stop if his wife needed help. The Lord was so good to us, in protecting us and provided for us what we needed as soon as we needed it. I ended up making it my appointment only a couple minutes late. Steven took off work, drove that hour and a half to meet me to be there to get the tire fixed. I have an awesome husband!! It turned out that we didn't even have to get a new tire, just repair the two puncture holes in the old one. Yay!! Less money out of pocket and out of our emergency fund.

So, with that eventful start, I was able to go to my 28 week checkups and see how our baby is growing and developing!

Our littlest guy is weighing 2 lbs, 9 oz now! He's definitely getting stronger because he's kicking a LOT harder now! The neonatologist looked at his heart yesterday and said that there are no problems with his heart valves--they are both wide open and functioning properly!! We're so thankful for that news after all the Brandon had to go through with his heart procedure.

It was so sweet to see the baby on the sono. There was an awesome shot of his face. We could see him moving his mouth and making faces! Loved it!!!

I'm feeling pretty good considering it's the third trimester, and I'm getting bigger by the minute! :) Ryan and Brandon are keeping me much more active with this pregnancy which is probably helping me to have that little bit of extra energy that I usually don't have with my pregnancies.

We only have 10 weeks to go!!! My doctor said that we can schedule the delivery for as soon as July 21st. I can't believe it's that close already! I don't have a thing ready for him, except a closet full of diapers and nursing pads that I've been stashing away over the last few months. I have dressers to clean out and a garage sale to plan before I can start organizing baby clothes and blankets, etc. If I can get over this cold I have right now, I'm hoping to tackle a lot of the clearing out this week. We'll see!!!

I switch to having checkups every two weeks now, so I'll try to post after each one if I can. Maybe even more often than that if I'm not crazy busy!! :)

Monday, May 11, 2009

Trying again to post these!!

Brandon, trying out his brother's boots!

Such a cutie!

Ryan, sporting his new boots, his hat and his gun!

My sweet boys!

Stealing kisses!

Taking snuggle time whenever I can get it

My grandma with my boys

My brother John and his family

Five generations of Walkers

Picture woes!

Well, I'll have to try again to post pictures when I have a few minutes. For some reason they've disappeared from Blogger. I'll work on it and post them again soon!!!


Short and sweet

I'm sitting here, enjoying the sound of two little boys playing cars on the kitchen floor. It's amazing how soothing that can be!!!

What a wonderful weekend I've had with my family, just being together! Brandon and I both came down with yucky colds, but in spite of not feeling well, I loved the hugs and cards and sweet "Happy Mother's Day, Mommy"s that I received. Steven bought me a new blender, some much needed maternity clothes that FIT and two new pair of seriously CUTE sandals! I'm enjoying all of it!

Tomorrow I will be 28 weeks pregnant and will have another checkup and sonogram to make sure our littlest guy is still doing well. I can't believe that in 10 short weeks, we'll be welcoming him home and settling into a family of five. I have to admit I'm getting nervous about the prospect of labor, but I know it will be over and done with and I'll be able to just snuggle with my new baby in no time. I am looking forward to that part of it!! :)

Well, my boys are getting restless, so I better cut this short. Until next time, people!

PS-- Oh, for some reason, all my newly posted pictures are not showing up on my computer. Will someone let me know if you can see them??? I'm hoping it's just that the settings on my new computer need to be adjusted. Thanks!! :)

Monday, May 04, 2009

Strength For a Weary Mom

Girl Talk recently went through a series for moms of young children and moms of teenagers. I, of course, devoured the posts for moms with little ones. I wanted to point you in that direction if you are in this phase of life. I found their words to be both humbling and convicting, with lots of encouragement thrown into the mix!

Here's an excerpt from the last post by Kristin:

I want to close the week by reminding you of one of my favorite promises from God’s Word. Galatians 6:9 says: "Let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up."

...May I encourage you to hold onto this verse as you seek to faithfully sow into the lives of your little ones? The harvest won't come today. And it won't come tomorrow. Maybe not even next year or the year after that.

But we must be faithful to sow today. Faithful to train. Faithful to teach. Faithful to discipline. Faithful to love. Or, as it says in this passage, faithful to "do good." And we must trust God that He will fulfill His promises, that we will reap a harvest in due season if we do not give up.

My expectations are not for today, or even tomorrow--but my hope is in God who has promised that, someday, my labors will bear fruit for Him. Even though my body is weary, my soul gains new strength from this promise.

I pray it strengthens you as well.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

I'm a "Kept" Woman!!

There have been times when I thought I would lose my mind, but God kept me sane. Isaiah 26:3 -

There were times when I thought I could go on no longer But the LORD kept me moving. (Gen 28:15)

At times, I’ve wanted to lash out at those whom I felt had done me wrong, but the Lord kept my mouth shut. (Ps 13)

Sometimes I think the money just isn’t enough, but God has helped me to keep the lights on, the water on, the car paid, the house paid, etc, (Matt 6:25-34

When I thought I would fall, He kept me up.

When I thought I was weak, He kept me strong! (1 Pet 5:7, Matt 11: 28-30)

Are you or do you know a ‘kept’ woman?

If so, pass it on to her to let them know they are ‘Kept.’

I am kept by the Love and Grace of God! I am indeed kept woman and praise God for it!

Please share this with someone in need of encouragement today.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Taken from Jeremiah 32:17-19

Ah, Lord God, Ah, Lord God!
Thou hast made the heavens and the earth
by thy great power and stretched out arm
And there is nothing too hard for Thee!

Thou showest loving kindness unto thousands!
The great, the mighty God, the Lord of Hosts is His name--
Great in power and mighty in works
And there is nothing too hard for Thee!!

Ah, Lord God, Ah, Lord God!
Thou hast made the heavens and the earth
By thy great power and stretched out arm
And there is nothing too hard for thee!

And there is nothing too hard for Thee!!

Thursday, April 09, 2009

By Grace Alone

Out of the depths I cry to You,
Lord, hear my voice of pleading;
Bend down your gracious ear, I pray,
Your humble servant heeding.
If you remember each misdeed,
And of each thought and word take heed,
Who can remain before You:

Only by grace, by grace alone!!

Your pardon is a gift of love,
Your grace alone must save us.
Our works will not remove our guilt;
The strictest life would fail us.
Let none in their own merits boast,
But let us own the Holy Ghost
For He alone can change us:

Only by grace, by grace alone!!

Though great our sin and sore our woes
His grace much more aboundeth:
His helping love no limit knows;
Our utmost need it soundeth.
Our kind and faithful Shepherd He,
Who will set all His people free
From all their sin and sorrow:

Only by grace, by grace alone!!

Martin Luther

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Being still

Wait on the Lord and be of good courage; wait, I say, on the Lord.

Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted....
~Psalm 46:10

Be still my soul, the Lord is on thy side
Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain.
Leave to thy God to order and provide.
In every change, He faithful will remain!!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Bring The Rain

I was reading today's post on Bring the Rain. It's Audrey's first birthday today. Pray for the Smith family as they face this milestone.

These are a few quotes from Angie's last two posts. I thought I would share them with you and encourage anyone who comes across my blog to check out Audrey's story and see how greatly the Lord is working in that family.

First, here are the words to a song about to be released by Selah.


(Written by Chad Cates, Tony Wood, Brian Petak)
Produced by Bernie Herms
Sung by Amy Perry and Todd Smith

The cruelest words

The coldest heart

The deepest wounds

The endless dark

The lonely ache

The burning tears

The bitter night

The wasted years

Life breaks and falls apart

But we know these are…


Where grace is

Soon to be so amazing

They may unfulfilled

They may unrestored

But when anything that’s shattered

Is laid before the Lord

Just watch and see

It will not be


For every choice

That led to shame

And all the love

That never came

For every vow

That someone broke

And every life

That gave up hope

We live in the shadow of the fall

But the cross says these are all – just


Where grace is

Soon to be so amazing

They may be unfulfilled

They may be unrestored

But when anything that’s shattered

Is laid before the Lord

Just watch and see

It will not be


They may be unfulfilled

They may be unrestored

You never know the miracles

The Father has in store

Just watch and see

It will not be


And secondly, here's quote from Turn My Mourning Into Dancing, by Henri Nouwen.

"Pruning means cutting, reshaping, removing what diminishes vitality. When we look at a pruned vineyard, we can hardly believe it will bear fruit. But when the harvest comes, we realize that the pruning allowed the vines to concentrate their energy and produce more grapes. Grateful people learn to celebrate even amid life's hard and harrowing memories because they know that pruning is no mere punishment, but preparation.
When our gratitude for the past is only partial, our hope for the future can likewise never be full. But our submitting to God's pruning work will not ultimately leave us sad, but hopeful for what can happen in us and through us. Harvesttime will bring its own blessings...pg19"

Maybe these words will help you today as they have helped me.

Friday, April 03, 2009

A long overdue NEWSY update!

We're still here!

We're adjusting to life living with someone else. Granted, it's my parents, so that makes it a bit easier; and we have done this before, but still, it's not OUR space, and there are always adjustments. I can definitely say that I'm looking forward to a place of our own as soon as we can swing it, but I'm also learning each day to be more content with where God has us for now. We're in waiting mode in this area and several others. I think the Lord is trying to teach me something!! :) I'm definitely not a patient person and don't like waiting and not KNOWING, but everyday, God is helping me to trust Him a little more. It's NOT easy, but He's helping me. I'm grateful for His patience with me!

Let's see...

The boys are doing great! I'd post a new picture, if only I could find my camera.

Ryan is four and full of questions, imagination and ENERGY!! The boy can talk your ear off...something to do with genes, maybe??? He loves everything to do with Star Wars, computer games and every moment spent with daddy! He and Steven put together a castle($3 marked down at Walmart--Grandpa indulged him!) last night. Only took them about three or four hours to figure it out, but he was wonderfully happy to just BE with daddy! He loves games--board games, computer games, outside games, anything that involves being with someone else. He's getting past the point of taking naps, (sniff, sniff!) so we've started quiet time. His newest interest is anything to do with planting and growing plants. Everyday, he goes outside to check the flowers to see if they are ready for him to cut and bring in to me! I love it!!! Grandma is going to show him how to plant flowers and vegetables maybe even starting tonight.

Brandon is almost two, only a few weeks left to be one. His favorite thing in the world is being outside with Grandpa, the "kitty," and the "orse"! (Our neighbor across the street has two horses.) He's definitely a BOY boy!!! He falls all the time, enough that I'm sad to say he's taking after his father and trying to get himself killed before he graduates high school! Last week alone we had two busted lips, two or three bumped heads and multiple other owies to take care of. If you can trip on it, he finds it. If you can fall over it, he finds it. I'm learning to just pick him up, wipe him off, kiss the owies and go on. For my own sanity's sake, I'm trying to remember he's hardheaded. He's finally starting to say some recognizable words, more every day. He loves to sing, at the top of his lungs while banging on the metal tray of his high chair--chaos often reigns when Ryan joins him!! Hilarious, but tends to give us headaches!!! We only take it in short bursts for obvious reasons, but it's so absolutely adorable!! Oh and his newest thing is his hat...he loves wearing it to the point that he wore it to bed the other night!!! :)

Our newest little boy is doing well from all the signs. He's moving more and more every day and getting stronger. I'm getting bigger, so I guess, either he's growing or I'm eating too much---maybe both??? :) Other than a few "normal" pregnancy complaints, I'm doing well. In some ways, this is turning out to be an easier pregnancy, now that we're past the complications. I don't have the intense back problems that I had with Ryan and Brandon--for that I'm very thankful.

Steven is wonderful as always--working hard to support us and make a future for our family. He's only had six regular pay checks this year, so we're learning a lot about cutting back and making due. Thankfully, the Lord granted him the wisdom to foresee these changes coming last year, and he implemented changes then to plan for and be ready for these leaner times. There are no words to describe how thankful I am to be married to such a man!! He's strong, but not overbearing. He's loving, but not a pushover. He has some wisdom when it comes to finances that have kept our family from being in real need over the last few years. I just love him so much!!! I can't believe sometimes that we've been together for ten years now, married for nearly nine. It's crazy!!!

Our life is in many ways turned on end right now, but we're closer as a family, learning to draw our strength from each other and from the Lord. It's has been and continues to be a rather difficult time, but God is also blessing us in the midst of the uncertainties and struggles. Like a gentle rain in summer, He refreshes us in other areas that keep us going in the face of hard times and hard decisions.

Until another quiet time to reflect...


Saturday, March 28, 2009

Walgreens strikes again--in a GOOD way :)

I had another GREAT trip to Walgreens today!
I've been looking all month for the Sambucol that's been on sale, but the stores were inevitably out of stock by the time I was able to go shopping. That all changed today!!

Here's what I came home with after visiting three stores--

28 Sambucol (each earned $1=$28 profit)

5 Lansinoh Nursing pads, 36 ct.(After ESC this month was a GOOD deal!)

1 Red Zone Body Wash (Filler for my husband!)

Huggies Diapers(Filler and always a NEED)

7 Dove single bar soap

1 Dove 2-pk bar soap

Total before coupons-- $386.88

After coupons-- $14.63

Received $10 RR (Dove products)


Sunday, March 22, 2009

Forever In Our Hearts

Abigail Walker

March 22, 2003

Fleeting Stay, Lasting Memory

We love you, sweet baby girl, and miss you always.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Snakes and snails and puppy dog tails!!!!

It seem this will be my life for the foreseeable future!

The Lord has been pleased to give me another baby boy to carry and nurture!!!

According to my sonogram, little boy and I are both doing well. My placenta previa is completely gone! Thank the Lord! And the slight separation near the cervix that was also causing bleeding has healed in the last few weeks. Our little boy is weighing about 13 oz and is 10 inches long--very healthy for 5 months!

We are so thankful that I can go back to a "normal" pregnancy--whatever that is!-- and that our lives can be a little less stressful now. If things continue to go smoothly, we hope to welcome our new little boy sometime the week of July 20th.

We don't have any names picked out yet, which is pretty unusual for us! My husband has had a "feeling" with each of our other children, and we had settled on a name before the 20 week sonogram. I guess this little one will have to wait a bit longer before we start to call him by name!!!!

I will try to keep some kind of regular prego update on my blog, or you can find me of Facebook to follow things as well.

Friday, March 13, 2009

My Walgreens Steals!


I think I'm still floating on air about the great deals I was able to get this week!!

Thanks to the awesome $5 and $3 coupons from Huggies and Walgreen's RR sale, I was able to get about $480 worth of product for only about $60 out of pocket. My wonderful husband gave me an extra $100 to use on the diapers and I used $30 off my gift card.

Before sales and coupons- $480 approx.

Earned-- $73 RR, $28 ESR

After sales and coupon--$128 approx.

I still have $40 in RR to spend at Walgreens and I will be getting $28 back on my gift card at the end of this month.

Total out of pocket(cash and gift card)-$60

Here's the list of some of what I was able to score with this money!

18 packs of Huggies diapers, assorted sizes

4 Jumbo packs of Huggies wipes

6 bottles of Garnier hair care products(ALL of these were free!)

16(?) Glade Sense and Spray or Lasting Impressions(These were either free or earned me $4!)

7 Colgate Total 4.2 oz.(Earned about $0.50 on each one!)

Axe Shampoo(Mar ESR-FREE)

Memory Formula(Mar. ESR-FREE)

Walgreens brand headache relief(Mar ESR-FREE)

3-10 pck Emory boards(Free with sale and coupon-fillers)

RightGuard Deodorant

Edge Shaving cream

2-6 packs of 16.9 oz water

3 Royal Pudding mixes

2 Ajax scrubbing powder

Sambucol (Earned $2)


4 Hazelnut Coffee Mate

I hope I haven't forgotten anything!!! I'd love to post some pictures because seeing all this is so much better than reading about it, but since we moved, it's anyone's guess as to where my camera ended up!

I have not even tried to do the math on this to figure out what each pack of diapers or wipes cost me. I think my brain isn't up to that right now, but regardless of the numbers, my hubby and I think this has been a pretty awesome week for saving money!!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Another Update(email excerpt)

Thank you for your continued prayers and support during this trying time.

Please keep praying for the baby and me. The doctor has me under more restrictions which include not lifting anything heavy. Since this meant not being able to pick up Brandon at all, we made the decision last night to begin staying with my parents. This move has been planned, but our time table was drastically moved up yesterday! We still have our house to pack up, but again, I'm under orders to rest as much as possible. We appreciate your prayers for us over the next few days as we try to work out all the details of getting the house packed up and everything moved into storage.

Also, I would like to ask you to pray specifically that I would begin to feel the baby move. It's something that hasn't happened consistently yet, but would do so much to help me be more relaxed in the midst of not knowing what's going to happen from one day to the next with this pregnancy. We have talked about going back to the doctor to check on the baby if I don't begin to feel movement by this weekend.

Again, Steven and I are so thankful for all the love and support that's been shown our family during this time!

May the Lord bless each of you!
Steven and Rebekah Walker

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Again, I'll just share this email rather than write a new update.

Hello again, everyone.

It seems the Lord has seen fit to give us an answer much sooner than we expected!

My doctor called me again Thursday evening to let me know that the lab re-screened my blood and got a clear result. He is certain that the first set was a false positive. To be completely safe, they will re-screen again when I have my next set of lab work done in a few weeks, but for now, the concern is past.

However, Saturday morning, I began to have a small amount of bleeding. After doing a sonogram to check on things, the doctor said that the baby is safe and healthy, but that I have what is termed a placenta previa. That simply means that the placenta is attached very low in the uterus. There is no immediate risk as long as I don't have any extended or heavier bleeding. The expectation is that it will move on its own as the baby grows and the uterus expands. If it does not change position, then we will have to do a c-section for delivery to safeguard against hemorrhage.

In about four weeks, I will have another sonogram to determine if things have changed. We will discuss then if any further treatment is necessary.

Steven and I are very thankful for all the prayers and concern that so many of you have shown toward us. We are grateful to have so many wonderful friends and family members who share these burdens with us.

God bless,
Steven and Rebekah Walker

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Prayer Request!!!!

I thought I would share this email I sent out today to my family and friends instead of trying to type up a seperate update for the blog.

Hello everyone,

We wanted to send out this information and ask that you remember us in prayer over the next few weeks.

As most of you know, I am 15 weeks pregnant. Yesterday, my doctor let me know that my initial blood tests/screening revealed that there maybe a problem.

There is some sign that I have an antibody in my blood. This usually occurs when someone has a blood transfusion, though I have never had one. The doctor made it clear that this may be a false positive, but to be on the safe side, I have to have more tests run. I will go back today to get the necessary lab work completed. If there is some kind of antibody in my blood, it is possible that it would harm the baby by passing through the placenta and attacking the baby's blood cells.

Right now, we really do not know what is going on. Because the screening was unclear, they will send off blood to a specialized lab to have it re-screened to determine what, if any, antibody is present. These results will take a couple of weeks.

We are trying to not get ahead of ourselves in all this and just wait to see what the next tests reveal. Please pray for us as we wait, that the Lord would give much grace and peace.

So far, we have been able to just look at the facts before us and not become overwhelmed with the possible outcomes. I'm praying that the Lord will continue to give that peace and continue to protect this child, whatever come in the next weeks.

I will send out another update as soon as we hear anything.

Thank you for your prayers on our behalf!!!

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Happy New Year!! and a short update...

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season, spending time with family and just enjoying one another. I only have a minute, but I wanted to say Happy New Year, from our family to yours!

This coming year holds so much potential! I am excited to see how the Lord will work. We have many decisions before us as a family, decisions that could bring some pretty serious change our way--and that's not even including this new baby growing inside me!! I'm not at liberty to share any details yet, but please pray for us when you think about it. I just want the Lord to be glorified! I want to be able to hear His voice leading and guiding us through all these things.

I have my first appointment Thursday with my OB. I hope to give an update on how that goes as soon as I can. Again, please pray for me. I'm overly nervous about it and a bit fearful over the baby's health, but I am trying to cast these cares upon the Lord, for He cares for me!

Wow, I miss blogging!!! I miss my bloggy friends!!! :)

Y'all take care!! (Yes, I'm from Texas, and "y'all" is a normal part of my vocabulary!)