today, my Mom and best friend went to Heaven. Somedays it seems like it was yesterday and others it feels like years ago. This loss has been almost unbearable at times and I still have a hard time accepting it. Despite all of her pain and suffering I would give anything to have her back but I have to learn to accept that she is happy and healthy and looking down on us and our sweet girls. Oh how I wish they could know her. This year has been filled with so many ups and downs for us. Sophie and Ella are what keep me going and functioning everyday when I would rather be curled up in a hole somewhere. Without them and Tadd I do not know how I could go on without her. I know that God gave me my precious baby and Ella to remind me that life can go on even if it feels like it's not supposed to. Please contine to pray for us and for Julie and her girls that we can all continue to cope without Mom (and Dad). I know God is helping us through this time even if it feels so hard. Thank you all for your continued prayers and support during this tough year, they are still very needed. Love, Elizabeth
This is a tough week for us all, we are trying to stay busy and Julie and I took all the girls up to Pocahontas for a few days. They are not able to come down here because of some of their health issues but we all enjoy being together and talking a lot about Mom. Julie's girls talk about her all the time which makes me sad and happy at the same time. I wish my girls were able to know her that well! I'm back to not sleeping as you can tell by the late night post-ha! Please pray for us during this week-Thanks! Here are some pics of us swimming with the girls during the visit.
Aunt Ginger trying to get Sophie's feet wet! Ella and Christian eating the popsicles by the pool.
Tadd took us all out for a Date Day on Monday. He's been working lots of overtime and even a little on weekends so he decided to spend the day with his girls. We went to a movie, out to lunch and shopping. We had a lot of fun. Ella sitting with Daddy at the movie. She loves cartoons! This is one of Ella's new tricks she does constantly. She loves to curl her tongue up and stick it out-where do they get all these ideas?
I am married to my wonderful husband of almost 10 years, Tadd. We have two beautiful daughters, Ella Faith who is almost 5 and Sophie Sue who is 2. We are also expecting our son, Seth Benjamin sometime in November. I started this blog as a way to keep up with pictures and events in our lives with 2 busy little girls. I work very part-time as a Social worker and enjoy helping people. My husband is an Engineer and also works hard with me at home. One day I hope to turn this blog into some type of scrapbook for my kids. We love God and are involved with our church. Our goal is to raise our family focused on God and all of the hope and joy he brings us even during tough times.