Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Story of LIfe

This past Saturday we were informed that my (Bree's) grandpa has stage 4 advanced lung cancer. It has been really hard on the family... because my grandpa doesn't wish to have the fluid that is building up in his lung drained another time nor does he want to be revived. Knowing that my grandpa has a strong relationship with the Lord, I know that he is going to heaven and know that he will not have to suffer from earthly pain any longer.
It's much easier for me to say this than my family members. While my grandpa (who has never smoked day in his life is dying right in front of us, my sister and great uncle still go outside to have a smoke break. WOW Alex and I have been praying for my family and that the passing of my grandpa would bring my family closer to Christ.
Lst night, I was touched. My grandpa's minster came in to pray with him (like he has every night) and my grandpa who wasn't speaking that much said the Lord's prayer.
Please pray that grandpa will go to be with Jesus soon, so he will not have to deal with the pain. Also that my family will get through this hard time and grow closer/ come to Jesus!

Monday, October 20, 2008

bab(y or ies)

No we are not pregnant!

The last couple of weeks the Lord has really been putting children on my heart. Now if you know me (Bree) you know that I have no desire to become pregnant nor have a new born child.

We have started researching adoption... there are limited options for us to choose from when you are in your 20's.

We even looked into domestic adoption...only to be disappointed. Every couple/ family has a profile complete with pictures of their large homes. Why would a mother to be select a couple with a small home or even an apartment over a couple with a large house with lots of fancy furniture inside?

The world wins again.

The question is...
Where to adopt from?

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Roller Coaster

October 7th 3:30pm: Found out that I have a problem with my gall bladder.

October 8th 10am: ultra sound that determined there is something seriously wrong with my gall bladder but the technician can not tell me what exactly is wrong. I am to go to my doctors asap to get hooked up with a surgeon

October 8th 10:45am: Arrive at doctors office only to find out that I have gall stones and an infection. I am told to go straight to the emergency room for emergency surgery.

October 8th 12pm: Arrive at St. Mary's emergency room with my husband and family. Prepared for surgery.

October 8th 3pm: After 3 hours of blood work, freezing, and a fun I.V. ... I am released because there is no need for an emergency surgery. I am sent home with antibiotics and told to go and see the surgeon on Monday!

October 9th 11am: Call the doctor about the happens of the day before... only to find out that the secretary at the doctors office misunderstood the doctor and I was not going to the emergency room for surgery, but rather I was going to the emergency room to get an IV of antibiotics... which I never received.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Who needs a gall bladder anyways?

Well Month 5 of marriage and we are going into surgery #2. That's right folks. We found out today that I (Bree) will most likely have to have my gall bladder taken out.
I have been in pain for the past 4 months with this stinking gall bladder. Thankfully the Lord has given me a very sweet, giving, serving, and loving husband who spoils me when I feel like crap.
So really what does your gall bladder do? Why would God give us a gall bladder if we do not need it?
Please pray for me and the situation. It is very painful to move, breathe, talk, laugh, lye down, sit down, stand, etc...

Thursday, October 2, 2008

a WOW moment(s)

The Lord has been asking me to freely give to others.
Last week Alex came home and told me about a young lady at Alpha who did not have a bible. I felt God telling me to give her one of mine... So on Sunday I took one of my old bibles and gave it to her. It was not a big deal to me but wow to her it was a huge deal. What got me was watching this young lady during the meeting. She never let go of the bible, never put it down, nothing. I stood there and questioned myself. Where do I put my bible? Do I ever hold my bible like that? The situation just really touched me and caused me to think deeply into the importance of the bible.

Also for the past 3 months at work I have been talking to a lady at a different store. She has expressed to me almost daily about how she is struggling to feed her children. I have offered to buy her food, buy angelfood for her... she never wanted to take them from me because of pride. I was speaking with her last week and told her about my dinner party for college group and how I would have a lot of food left over. She finally took my offer to take some of the food. Thankfully Alpha donated food so I had a ton (literally) of food left. This also got me to thinking... What is my pride getting in the way of? I have a really hard time allowing people to pay for stuff for me (a meal, gifts, anything)... I let my pride of money get in the way. I don't want people to think that I do not have the money to pay for items. Sometimes we all need to humble ourselves and allow people to help us out.

I am in no way trying to make myself look better... I just love what the LORD is teaching me right now and wanted to share.