Friday, November 28, 2008

FFF - My Heart Overflows With THANKFULLNESS

** I am posting this as my FFF since it fit the theme - I had a bad Dr's appt Wednesday - BP was 162/98 in the office so off we went to the hospital where is went up to 160/120 - yeah not good apparantly ... luckily I was able to get it lowered by lying on my left side and when we left 3 hours later it was 145/85 which is where it has been for the past few months ... I have a Dr's appt this morning to go over what steps to take - THANKFULLY my lab work came back negative for preeclampsia so we are relieved with that ... I hope you all had a wonderful and THANKFUL Thanksgiving ... ours was nice and relaxing at my MIL's house - I will post some photos soon! **
(ABOVE: Thankful for Baby#1 ~ Jaden ~ I don't know what I would be right now if I wasn't chosen to be her mom! She makes me smile and laugh every day!)
(ABOVE: Thankful for Baby#2 ~ Charlotte ~ I pray she arrives safe, sound and healthy with 10 fingers and 10 toes!)
(ABOVE: Thankful for this man I married almost 10 years ago - without his love and support I have no idea where I'd be ... not to mention without him we wouldn't be blessed with the two little people above!)
(ABOVE: Thankful for my amazing parents ~ They've been married for 40 years ~ They raised me into the person I am today and (most) of the time I think I turned out pretty good!)
(ABOVE: Thankful for Jason's Mom ~ She has helped me in so many ways ~ Being so far from home it is nice to have My Mother-In-Law here to lend an ear and an arm or two!)
(ABOVE: Thankful for my 'OLDER' Sister Nicole ~ She took care of my brother and I when my sister Jennifer was diasnosed with cancer as a child ~ She is an amazing sister, friend and mom! And of course she married a pretty nice guy too ~ My BIL Scott ~ Who Jaden ADORES! And I think Scott and Jason were seperated at birth - Scary!)
(ABOVE: Thankful for my 'OLDER' Sister Jennifer ~ She manages to make everyone around her laugh until they cry ~ She always has amazing strength and courage for all she's been through in her life ~ I am also thankful for my BIL Dave ~ He takes good care of my sister and nephew Justyn!)
(ABOVE: Thankful for the Best Friend Jaden has in Hannah ~ The bond these two have is so strong it makes my heart smile!)
(ABOVE: Thankful for the Best Friend I found in Hannah's Mom Jolene ~ She is there for me every second of every day ~ We've shared so much with each other, we've cried, we've yelled, we've laughed and we've grown ... not to mention she honored me with being Katie Grace's God Mother!)
(ABOVE: Thankful for My Sister In Law Adrienne and her husband Chuck ~ She is Jaden's God Mother and has always been a special part of our lives ~ Not to mention Chuck lets Jaden beat the heck out of him whenever we get together!)
(ABOVE: Thankful for my Brother Harry and his wife Amanda ~ My brother and I are only 18 months apart so we've spent a lot of time with each other ~ We were playmates and then school mates, I protected him and picked on him ~ ventually he got a teeny bit bigger than me ~ Now he is a dad and husband and I am so very proud of the man he has become!)
(ABOVE: Thankful for all the nieces and nephews and cousins in our lives ... it is hard to believe that my niece Amanda just turned 19 and the 7th Grandchild is about to arrive in a few weeks ... Zachary is 17, Amanda is 19, Justyn is 11, Jaden is 6, Hannah is 3 and Matthew is 1 ~ WOW ~ We do miss out on SO very much living so far away ~ That would be my Christmas Wish for sure ... move closer to home and Family!)
Well tomorrow is Thanksgiving ... We have so much to be Thankful for this year as we have every year before! We've been blessed with health, love, family, friends, a home, jobs and #1 our Child(ren). Things in our lives have chugged along pretty uneventfully for quite a long time and I am thankful for the lack of drama. I know that we are very fortunate to have the lives we have and we've worked very hard to achieve where we are today. Today I will put together my list of what I am Thankful for ... and I will also ask that you lift up a family we 'know' through daycare. Ella Hope passed away on Friday evening from a rare brain tumor which she fought for 11 1/2 months. Please drop by their website and leave a message. I of course have no way to understand how Erika and John feel right now but I am sure every thought, message and prayer is appreciated. I hope you all have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving wherever you may be heading. Tomorrow we are heading to my Mother-In-Law's house for the usual Turkey Day Grub. Friday we will be home - as will the drywallers to complete their part of the job - I think they're even there on Saturday. Hopefully they get it done by Saturday so we can put up our Christmas Tree Sunday. Our siding has been started outside and it looks GREAT! The trim work and painting starts next week and HOPEFULLY the flooring the following week so we can move in some furniture ... here's hoping! Well I have a Dr's Appointment at 4:00 with another Ultrasound so wish me luck! Have a Wonderful Holiday and for those of you braving Black Friday - Stay Warm!
Love ~ The Clark Family ~ Rebekah, Jason, Jaden & Baby#2 too!


Therese said...

I can't add much to this except to say: Amen, sister!


Leslie said...

What a beautiful family you have!!!! How blessed we all are!!!

Luv and have a safe holiday!


Kristen said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Megan said...

Happy Thanksgivins (lilyism!) I hope you all had a great day!

Jennifer said...

Yikes! Scary appointment!! I'm so glad it wasn't preeclampsia. Do they have any other ideas what might be going on? How are you feeling?

Your Thanksgiving post was beautiful! Jaden is so cute and I can't wait to see that precious little Charlotte!

Love & Hugs,

Carrie said...

Wow! You have a lot going on. Glad your blood pressure stabalized in the end but that is scary.

Such a nice Thanksgiving post with all your wonderful family!

Thanks for sharing.

Leslie said...

Im praying for you and the baby!!! Pregancy and adoption are such a roller coaster at times..YIKES!


Robyn said...

What a beautiful family!!

Hannah said...

I am so glad your BP came back down. Take it easy!!

You are so blessed to have such a loving family, what a gift.

Of course Love the picture of Jaden! She is such a doll and is going to be such a great big sister!!

We will keep your friends in our prayers, losing a child is every mothers worst fear.


Anonymous said...

Hey Rebekah hope all is well on your side...thanks for sharing your pics. So scary about the hosp trip. Make sure you keep me posted about your appt. Glad to see you had a good Thanksgiving. Ours was wonderful my mom was here and we had about 6 single soldiers come over and watch football and eat some yummy food. my mom and i were two of the brave ones that journeyed out for Black friday we started at 9pm on Thurs and went all morning and then again Sat all day I am pretty much done shopping. Saying a prayer for Ella Hopes family, Have a good week and please keep me posted about you and baby girl