Thursday, November 22, 2012

Fearfully and wonderfully made

Well, now that family knows, it is time to let the cat out of the bag!  June is going to be a busy month for us, as we prepare to welcome #4 into the family!  We are so excited, and cannot wait for this little Bowman bundle to arrive! (Especially me, because I have been sick almost every single day so far!)  Here's baby's first picture!

This one scares me, because in all of the first ultrasounds I have seen of my kids, none of them have moved as much so early as this one has!  He/she (I think it's a she) was waving his/her arms like crazy and moving from side to side the whole time, the doctor barely could find the heartbeat!  But find it she did, and Baby Bowman is healthy and strong!  Praise the Lord!

It always amazes me to see new life.  I was in tears as I saw that tiny little person moving around...this is the third baby I have seen via ultrasound, and let me tell you, it never gets old!  So amazing, and such a miracle!

We have decided to name her (if it is a her) Makenna Ruth.  I'm always interested in the meanings of the names, and Makenna means "ascend", and Ruth means "friend".  I hope that she will live up to her name and be one who is always a friend to others.

Now, if this little one is a boy.....well, let's just say we are open to suggestions.  Caleb wants to name him Espn (pronounced Espin), and I flatly refused.  He also suggested Thomas Gunner (nickname Tommy Gun). So yes, we need suggestions.  But I really think it's a girl...and I have yet to be wrong, so we shall see!

I leave you with this verse, that flashes through my mind every time I feel a flutter, or feel like running to the porcelain throne...

"I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well." Psalm 139:14

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

You are what with?

A thought occurred to me this morning as I was picking up my daughter's toys.  We as parents (at least in the early years) determine what our children are "in to"...what kinds of toys they play with, what kind of shows they watch, etc.  It is MY fault my 21 month old son is addicted to Super Why (which is not a bad thing to like in my opinion), and why my now four-year-old loves Pillow Pets and Dream Lights.  I'M the one who turns the show on for him, and I'm the one who lets her watch those commercials OVER AND OVER AGAIN.  So we wonder as parents, when our children act like spoiled little Bratz (yes, that was on purpose) and go around acting like hooligans...we wonder why our children start dressing the way they do, and acting the way they do...and it all comes back to us.  So that made me really think hard about what I let my kids watch and play with...and let's just say changes are coming!  Just a thought to make you think!  They say You are what you eat...but you are also what you surround yourself with each and every day, sometimes without thinking! 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A Message to President Obama

Dear Mr. Obama,

I am not one of your supporters.  I did not vote for you.  I am not happy you won.


You are the President.  While I may not agree with you, I will honor your position.  I will pray for you daily.

A verse that the Lord has put in my mind all day today is from Proverbs. "Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people."  I pray that you will find the Lord.  I pray that you will turn from the ways that are against Scriptures.

God blesses those who bless His name.  Please seek God as you lead MY country for the next four years.  Please stop allowing innocent lives to be taken by the millions.  Please do not allow the sin of homosexuality to be commonplace in our country.  Please do not allow terrorists to bring fear into our lives.

While I know that my hopes and prayers are probably not going to happen, I will not cease to pray for you and for our country.

I close with this quote by Alexis de Tocqueville: "I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her commodious harbors and her ample rivers - and it was not there . . . in her fertile fields and boundless forests and it was not there . . . in her rich mines and her vast world commerce - and it was not there . . . in her democratic Congress and her matchless Constitution - and it was not there. Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, she will cease to be great."

Please help our country to become great again.  Seek God.  Turn from your ways.