Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

To My Sisters and my Girlfriends :


Time passes.

Life happens.

Distance separates.

Children grow up.

Jobs come and go.

Love waxes and wanes.

Men don't do what they're supposed to do.

Hearts break.

Parents die.

Colleagues forget favors.

Careers end.


Sisters are there,

no matter how much time and how

many miles are between you.

A girl friend is never farther away

than needing her can reach.

When you have to walk that lonesome valley and you

have to walk it by yourself, the women in your life

will be on the valley's rim, cheering you on,

praying for you, pulling for you, intervening on

your behalf, and waiting with open arms at the

valley's end.

Sometimes, they will even break the rules and walk

beside you...Or come in and carry you out.

Girlfriends, daughters, granddaughters,

daughters-in-law, sisters, sisters-in-law, Mothers,

Grandmothers, aunties, nieces, cousins, and extended

family, all bless our life!

The world wouldn't be the same without women, and

neither would I. When we began this adventure called

womanhood, we had no idea of the incredible joys or

sorrows that lay ahead. Nor did we know how much we

would need each other.

Every day, we need each other still.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

just a few more pics from the b-day party

tracy, hannah, and jonathan looking on during presents

The back of her pretty dress (Aunt Becky looking on)

Nanny and Aunt Susan

Silly Girl

Waiting for everyone to come

my niece Betsy being adorable as usual

Beautiful Eyes

All the grandpas at the party...

...and the grandmas..

Nanny and Papa (my parents)

Birthday Girl Pics

Here are just a bunch of pics from the weekend.. we had her party on Friday night and then we went sailing with them on Saturday, then on Sunday Jonathan had his drama production Praise Rocks.. it was a full and fabulous weekend!! Here they all are.. enjoy!! :)

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Morning Cuteness.

At this moment, Jonathan and Kate are sitting on a chair together listening to classical music hahhaa, ok, seriously, they're watching Spectacular Spiderman (rolling eyes).. but being so darn cute together I had to journal it.

He is playing with her hair. So sweetly. She just turned to him and sweetly (oh so sweetly! I wish I'd been videoing this moment to share with them later!)

K:"Oh Guy I love you! That stickles a little but that's OK" yes she said stickles

J: "I love you too Katie

Be still my heart. These are the moments that reward us soooo very much aren't they?

PS: that moment is over, but together they've moved to coloring together at the table. This is the start of a good day! Here's to hoping!!! *thumbs up*

Saturday, August 02, 2008

What Flavor Popsicle Are You?

You Are a Cherry Flavored Popsicle

You are sweet and friendly. For you, summer is all about doing your favorite things.

You are a nostalgic person. You love old fashioned things like ice cream trucks.

You savor everything. Every taste of summer, the feeling of the sun, the smell of the beach...

Of all the types, you love summer the most.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Surgery Update.

Well. This is not the update i expected to be updating this afternoon.

There was no surgery :( When I got to the hospital, and got prepping for it... all seemed to be well.

Then the nurse came in to tell me there was an emergency and the doctor wasn't able to perform my surgery today and there wasn't anything they could do about it. I'd have to reschedule. It was completely out of my hands.

Well, let me tell you. At first, I was pretty ticked off. I let them know it, too. Here i was, sitting in this hospital bed, in my lovely gown, with the pretty footies on and watching Little House on the Prairie while awaiting the anethesiologist to come in and tell him about a) b) and c), blah blah blah, and x) y) and z) (they all seem so unimportant now)... and bam. It's over. "You may get dressed, now, Mrs. Prell, I'm assuming your husband is on his way, right?"

Me: Are you kidding me right now?

Nope. It wasn't a joke. And here I am, whole as I was this morning, no surgery...

But guess what?

I am overwhelmed with a peace at this moment that is beyond anything I can express in mere words. All I can say is... This wasn't God's plan for me. Not today. Not right now. I have a doctor's visit on Tuesday.. and we're going to go ahead with the surgery.. in a few weeks. But at this moment it doesn't feel as urgent. I'm asking myself.. Did I go ahead of God on this one? Is there a reason for this? I know there is a reason. I may not know it on this earth. However, for today, I'm resting in the knowledge that this one crossed His heavenly desk and he said.. "No" -- not for today anyway. And I'm trusting Him. Because I know He loves me. And I belong to Him.