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Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving...


I know that there are so many things in my life that I have to be thankful for. I find that everyday that list just continues to grow. I know this Thanksgiving I am thankful for beautiful Maggie. I remember that last year at JuJu's house for Thanksgiving we announced that we were pregnant. What an exciting time! We wanted our family to know so that they could pray for a healthy pregnancy...Baby Maggie has been the biggest blessing in our lives. She is so loving, happy, content, peaceful, and just plain fun. I love to watch my family interact with her. She has grown to have great relationships with everyone around her.

My mom, JuJu, is determined to teach her how to say the word "good." She is actually getting really good at it! My dad just loves to talk to her and Maggie just soaks it all in. Aunt Brea loves spending Tuesday time with her. It is so awesome to see Maggie look at Baby Mary. She is just fascinated with her. Anna Boo is adorable with Mags. She just loves on her and helps out anytime she can! She is the best little "personal assistant" ever!

The sweetest relationship of all I have to say is with her daddy. Josh just loves her to no end. They have started this little routine of him feeding her at night and then just falling asleep on his chest. Josh is so warm that she just feels so safe and peaceful with him. After her evening bath, Josh will sometimes dance with her around the bedroom to settle her and get her ready to sleep. It is such a blessing to watch his relationship with her grow.

I am thankful for my sweet Josh. To think that he was so sick three months ago and to see him now recovering everyday, makes my heart feel complete. The Lord worked a great miracle in his life and I am so thankful for that.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

~Photographer Josh took all of these awesome 4 month shots of sweet Maggie~

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

What A Sad Day...

My school received some really sad news this afternoon. Our dear friend and fellow co-worker, Mr. Brad Keitzman, passed away this morning. It brought me to tears and even still does. I just can't believe that he has passed on. If you were given the HONOR of meeting Mr. Keitzman, you were a better person for it. He was a fantastic teacher and a great friend.

We did find out that Mrs. Keitzman started a blog for Brad's journey...keitzman.blogspot.com. It is amazing to read and see just how fast the Lord decided to take Brad home to Heaven. He had only been diagnosed about a month until his passing.

Please pray for the Keitzman family. What a sad day...

Saturday, November 17, 2007

The Many Hats of Maggie Holland

...The Many Hats of Maggie Holland...






It's been a while since I have blogged. I am not sure why. I have had the time, just had other things to get done.


Maggie and I went this past Wednesday for her 4 Month check-up. We were a little early. At some point our appt. dates got off with her actually monthly birthday, so we were a bit early. She weighed in at 13 pounds 10 ounces and measured 24 inches long. Her doctor said that she is doing great! She is constantly sleeping through the night! What a great little girl!

Josh is feeling good. He decreased one of his medications that he hates to be on and so far is doing well without the added dosage. We are both gearing up for the holidays. Can you believe that Thanksgiving is Thursday? How crazy is that?

Josh and I are planning on traveling up to Indiana for Thanksgiving on Friday. Josh is dying to get his hands on some of the "Black Friday" deals of the century. We are looking forward to spending lots of time together over the next weekend. We seem to watch the weekends fly by, so it will be nice to just veg out and enjoy "family" time.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Pray for Brad Keitzman and His Family

I just wanted to ask for a word of prayer for a very important family. Brad Keitzman is a wonderful man, as well as a teacher in Sumner County. We worked together for a couple of years until he moved onto to teach at the Middle School level. He is a teacher, a father, a husband, and a friend.

I received an email asking for prayer for him and his family. Please see below...

Please send out a request for more prayer for the Keitzman family. Brad is a science teacher at Ellis Middle, and I know many people will be wanting to hear how he is doing. He will be taking a leave of absence from his job. He has been diagnosed with stage four adenocarcinoma of the pancreas which has spread to his liver and is systemic. He will be starting chemo on Wednesday (which may actually help him feel better). The girls are having a really hard time (ages 10 and 7) as I am sure both Brad and Patti are. I believe they told him a year when he thought it might be weeks so he is feeling hopeful, and we are all praying for a miracle. Thank you for praying. They are in such need.
From what one of the nurses in our Sunday School class said, I guess patients with pancreatic cancer are in a lot of pain. By taking the chemo, it may help with some of the pain. By taking the chemo, the doctor told him last week it would give him a year. God can and does work miracles.

...This is such a horrible situation. We just found out about this and his illness. He is a very sweet man with a heart of gold. Please just say an extra prayer for him and his family.