Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Time for a new post

SO much has happened since I've last posted. My precious husband turned one year older; we celebrated by enjoying a night in Abilene while my beautiful mother (and dad!) watched our young'ns. Boy, that was brave of them. On our way home from Abilene Christy called me to tell me she was in pain and needed to pick up Johnny at work, but she felt like she couldn't. So, Jody emptied us out at home, then went to pick up Johnny. The kiddos and I drove to help Christy out with a few things and they proceeded to the hospital while we brought their girls here.

Christy was right. She WAS in labor. How exciting!! At 1am the next morning, she had a most handsome baby BOY. Ethan Henry weighing in at 5 lbs. 12 oz. and was 19 inches long. What a shock that was to everyone! She REALLY wanted a boy and the dr had told her it was a girl. What a fun time that was. I was so thankful to be there!! My husband prefers me not to be out by myself when it's dark, but he made an exception and I'm so glad he did. I LOVE babies!

Our Mikayla is at a very trying time right now. She often displays major disobedience, disrespect, and a very ugly and rebellious attitude. I feel like we're in a wrestling match together and oftentimes I come out the loser. Today after an "episode" while she was supposed to be getting the hair ties, I walked into our bathroom and she'd cut off a good bit of her hair. She's one hard-headed little girl and I love her SO MUCH. She told me that it's hard to obey. To me it seems extremely easy, but then I think about when I disobey God. The whole thing makes me sad:( I just cried and cried while I ate my lunch (lunch meat/cheese/avocado roll ups). Then my mom called me and prayed with me and I cried some more. SO, that's where we're at right now. I really do love being a mommy, but it's no small task by any means! I'm thankful to be right where I'm at. The Lord gives strength and wisdom for each day and I need it.


Shaunna said...

Wow, I bet that was such a surprise for Christy!! Yay for her new baby BOY!

And you're right, being a mommy is such a wonderful thing, but it's not always easy! Hang in there:) I cry quite often too!

Hope the rest of your week is a good one...And thankfully hair grows!!

Heather said...

Congratulations Christy! I am glad everything turned out for her!
Poor Mikayla...she is right. It is hard to obey. I will be praying for you.

Jamie Butts said...

Tell Christy that we have 2 nephews - Ethan and Henry! She chose great names. :)

Misty said...

Happy for you and Jody that you got some time away for his birthday.

Congratulations Christy!!

Yes parenting is HARD work and I am sad to say Mike and I fail very often. You are not alone in your struggles.

love you and thinking about you and baby Dodson #4 often!! Sorry I am not so good at calling, things are crazy as you know:) love you again!!

Adoption Mama said...


Keep me posted on your families' adoption and travels. I will be praying.

Put Your Faith Back into Action said...

Yay that is awesome I heard and I was right she was going to have a boy to but anyways yep I gotta agrre it is hard to obey sometimes but I will keep ya in my prayers as well . (:)