Monday, July 23, 2012

Spidey Cereal???

I am a sucker for themed cereal...I will share with Bailee, so that makes it okay, right? It's always great when the checkout lady looks at Bailee and says "Oh, are you getting Spiderman cereal???" and I'm like..."Uhm, no that's for me...pshew!"

Love you Ben...

Ben and I have been together since high school...and I love that we still have humor in our relationship!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Green Bean Chicken Casserole

We love green bean casserole at Thanksgiving...and we love chicken! For some reason we only make the green bean cass at Thanksgiving...well, its July and I was feeling here is what we have. Green Bean Chicken Casserole...easy, quick and yummy!!!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

My nights...

Been sharing a bed with Bailee at Grandma's since the power has been out for the week. I have actually slept better with her with me than without since I am not getting up during the night with her. But, this is what it is like to share a bed with a 5 year old. I don't know how she manages to overtake the entire queen bed.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

What if there were no "What IFs"????

When the world says, "Give up,"
Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."

What if...there were no "What Ifs"???

I often find myself stuck in the cycle of "What if I did this, or that, or that happened instead?" But what if, there were never any moments in life to look back at and say "What if" about? Would that mean we would be living without regret? Or would we be living in a perfect world where we wouldn't want to change anything? How would that be?

If we never have a moment of regret, how would we ever grow as a person? I used to have a vision of what being a mom was about...and it lacked a lot. Now I see being a mom is a whole lot more that I ever expected. Without the extra challenges in my life I wouldn't be who I am today. 

While there are plenty of times I wish I could go back and change something, I don't know that I really would change it. I wish Bailee could walk and was able to play with all the other kids on the playground, but I wouldn't change her. I wouldn't mind changing the situation to make her life better for her...but who says its not a good life? She has never said "Hey mom, I wish you could go back and change me." She is happy the way she is, and I want to keep it that way.

What would life be like if we already knew the ending to our life and all the details? 
I saw the new Snow White and the Huntsman movie. While it was very enjoyable...I know the story, and how it ends (somewhat). It was a fun moment, but there was no suspense of "How will this end???" 
I can't imagine living my life without any suspense or excitement for the unknown. 

Ironically though, I often sit and say "If I only knew how it would be...will Bailee always be in a wheelchair, will she walk, will she graduate high school, go to prom, get with us forever? If I only knew, life would be so much easier to plan." But would it???? Maybe everything would be planned, but gosh, it would be so boring. You already she will do this, or that. You won't ever be surprised by anything, or disappointed. You will probably live in fear of the expected rather than the unexpected, and live in the predictability of life, losing hope for the possibilities your life has. And life without hope would not be such a beautiful life. I will take the "What Ifs" because HOPE is born from the "What Ifs"...and we live our life in HOPE....hope for growth, hope for love, hope for life.