Brr...been way cold! I think we got down to 4 degrees the other night...I know, that isn't as cold as other places but 4 degrees for NC is rare. It was up to 40 today but the fountain uptown is still frozen. Had to take a picture. This fountain is in front of the old Waldensian Church in Valdese, NC.
This is the sweetest girl around playing with the ice...scaring her mawmaw to death while she hung over the side to pick up the ice out of the pool.
We visited a new church today - Tri City Baptist. The pastor was out on vacation and the associate pastor preached. (This or something similar happens a lot to us, the last church we visited the pastor retired the Sunday before!) The associate pastor was great though, if the pastor is as good as him we will be impressed. The choir was awesome, they have an orchestra which was so cool too. The church is bigger than any we have ever attended. Grand Strand in Myrtle Beach was big, but this one is about twice the size. That fact alone made me hesitant, but people were so friendly and they made you feel very welcome.I am picky about the music where ever we visit. I like contemporary music but I also like hymns too. So far every church we visited has been either one or the other...this one was blended like our church is in Myrtle Beach...so YAY! The church has a casual feel to it too, I don't mean jeans and t-shirts but not all the men wore suit and ties and the women didn't all wear hats and super dressy dresses.
They had two young people get baptized today. They received the Lord at the Christmas performance. I love a church that you can hear the shouts of Amen and praise the Lord's! So far there isn't anything we didn't like. We didn't go to Sunday School, that will be next time.The sermon was great. He preached on the sanctity of life. I don't want to start a debate, but he spoke on abortion. I was rattled by the statistics. Almost 4000 babies are killed every day. He spoke about the arguments that pro-choice people use to prove their points. He outlined 5, but this one really made me sit back and think.
The baby was created during rape or incest. Or that the birth of the baby will danger the mother's health. I am sure that things like that happen but I didn't realize that these reasons account for only 5% or less of all abortions! MOUTH AGAPE! He told that if we thought these babies should be aborted that we would never had Ethel Waters who sang His eye is on the sparrow...her mother a very young (13 I think he said) was raped by a much older white man. What if she had aborted her baby!? He gave a few other examples but this is an emotional subject for me obviously, and I had to try to think of something else for a few minutes to advert the tears. Didn't work of course, but it did make me lose track.
Scott was teary too, but for a different reason. Caleb and Chirsten went with us to church (as did my in laws). About half way through the service Caleb crawled up in Scott's lap, wrapped his little arms around Scott's beefy neck and went to sleep. Just before he drifted off he said Scott was softer than a pillow :). When we get in the car, I told Scott...Honey, just think if he loves you this much how much your own child is going to love you. You woulda thought I pinched him...he sobbed and said Caleb will always be like a son to him. He would give his life for either of them, he loves them with all that he is. I can't imagine ... I really can't imagine how that love could be more for his own children.
Chirsten wanted Red Lobster, and they get what they want from their paw paw. Caleb hasn't let Scott get out of his sight all day. He begged for us to stay the night with him here at the in laws and Scott would not say no for anything. They have been joined at the hip. Scott plays online video games with people and they talk on something where they hear each other, and Scott and Caleb played. He let Caleb talk to the 'guys' and you should have heard them. I stole the lap top for a bit to do this and they are crashed on the bed playing x-box now. I tried to play with Caleb the other day...some racing game. I won and Caleb looked at me and said so matter of factly.."Uncle Scooter lets me win!" HAHA.
This is a couple of pictures from Christmas...Best buddies!
I have been feeling pretty good since this last block...except for some crazy nausea. You know what nausea says to a girl with infertility! I wouldn't think twice about it - BUT...with my back feeling some better we umm..well, I umm...let's just say Scott doesn't feel quite as deprived as he had been *blush*!
I am not delusional, even though all the 'dancing' happened mid cycle with optimal CM...so who knows. God fed the masses with fish and bread, turned water into wine and raised the dead...He could just as easily make a miracle in me! He already has, when he forgave my sins and came into my heart. Wooo hoo gonna start shouting next *smiles*.
Be praying for my half sister, she has surgery next Wednesday for a mass on her ovary. She is in her 50's so she doesn't need the ovary but who wants surgery!?! Also, my brother in laws baby is due soon. I am not sure of the date, but I think it won't be too far away. There are some family issues going on but Scott and I do pray that everything goes smoothly and the baby and mom are healthy.
I gotta catch up on my blogging and catch up on reading. I guess this is it for now. I am gonna have to run some boys out of the bed! Chirsten and I snuggled up and she was almost asleep in my lap.
Oh lemme tell you this. I have to take insulin and Lantus. She gave me both of my shots tonight. She wants to be a doctor or a vet when she grows up and she didn't even hesitate. She did great too. She is 8, I just love her ... ooo so much.
Have a great night ya'll.