Friday, March 8, 2013

Family

Things are starting to get a little surreal around the Tipping House for sure!  This time next week Sadie will be here! I can't believe it is here.  I feel like the end of this week has been a sure test of my reliance on the Lord.  Having many many different emotions all the time, a sick 2 year old (that I'm trying my hardest to get better) and just the timing of Sadie's arrival.  God is so good and his goodness is neverending and I must remember that daily.  Once again it has been a while since I have blogged but if you are reading this and want to pray for our family, here are some great ways!
*Safe Delivery for Sadie- C-Section is scheduled for 9:30 on Thursday, March 14th.
*Healthy transition for Zoe as new sister is here.
*Thanking Jesus constantly for the great blessings He gives.
*Sadie's birthday is also the day we lost the last 4 sextuplets 4 years ago, which is crazy to think that it's been that long, so just for our emotions and focus.
*Finishing last minute "ToDo's"-her nursery is almost done (as you can see in bottom pic! Little more painting, etc!



Saturday, October 13, 2012

My 8th.

I will apologize up front for the last post and this one being a little bit more on the heavy side, but also want to be open to share some of the things that I am processing and learning.  First and foremost, it is an absolute miracle and gift from the Lord that I am growing another Tipping baby in my tummy.  I am so thankful, and don't deserve it.  Since finding out we were pregnant, I have thought about the reality off and on that this is our 8th baby...6 with Jesus, precious Zoe here with us, and one on the way.  If I think about this too long I quickly get overwhelmed, but a great place to see God's goodness as well.  I still struggle with how to share the story of our babies.  Something to think about, if you read this and you know those who have lost babies or children, ask them about their experience/memories.  Take time to learn about God used a terrible thing for good.  As we press forward in this pregnancy I pray we would not take any time for granted with Zoe or baby Tipping in the belly, and we would also remember our 6 (Jacob, Evan, Joy, David, Jonathan, Hope) that are with Jesus.  Thank you Lord for teaching me so much through this adventure of life-I hope in some way I can share who you are and how you love us through my heart.


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Heaviness at times...God at Work in the Mess

Tomorrow will be six years since my dad passed away.  I will never forget the chain of events that played out that night.  From confusing phone calls, to frantic packing, to nervously driving to Myrtle Beach, hoping and praying for the best.  We were about an hour away from the beach when we got the news that dad had left this earth.  I can't believe its been six years, yet at the same time so much has happened in these 6 years that it does feel that long!

Some of the hardest moments for me are seeing my mom sad and lonely in the midst of not having her companion, soulmate there.  I also at times just would like a little conversation with dad just to hear his voice, because at this point its hard to remember that and I don't want to forget.  One of the biggest things that is weighty on my heart a lot is what dad is not able to be a part of on this earth, yet he is with our Lord, I can't imagine! I wish he could hug and kiss (and spoil) little Zoe and see her live life.  Here is what is so great though, is I see so many things in Zoe that remind me of dad, thank you Jesus for that.  I look forward to telling Zoe more and more about "Papa Bob" as well as with our other children. I laugh often thinking of how my dad would interact with Zoe, I would probably be a "nobody" as he took her to do whatever in the world she wanted to do!  Thank you Lord that I can see you at work in the good, the bad, and the ugly.  Thank you that even in the heaviness I can praise You and I trust You.

This pic is from back in May, but my dad loved loved balloons.  At birthdays you usually got a bushel of balloons!  I didn't capture a good picture at Zoe's birthday, but mom did great getting lots of balloons, and then we released a bunch for you dad, so this one is for you too!!

Friday, September 21, 2012

God's Story

So I posted a picture today on Instragram to announce we are pregnant...but I didn't want it to go without the story leading up to sharing the news today...so here it goes!

As many of you know, for the last year we have been on the road to adopting.  We were cleared with Bethany back in February and had just been waiting on that "call" or "email".  Both Allen and I were pumped to welcome a new baby boy or girl into our family through adoption.  During this time, I was going through some difficult things with my body, long story short, I wasn't sure I would be pregnant again.  In fact, I remember a time back in May, after a doctor's appointment and some process time, that I had a peace that I wouldn't be pregnant again.

Well, about 4 weeks ago for about a week and a half I wasn't feeling great and couldn't figure out what was going on, so I decided to take a pregnancy test before calling the doctor. It was positive.  The next three were positive.I called Wendy, my doctor, and she immediately said there could be no way I was pregnant. It seemed like de ja vu from finding out I was pregnant with Zoe.  Mine and Allen's heads and hearts were spinning.  The following week I did blood work and an ultrasound and I was 9 weeks pregnant!!  The Lord's plan and will be done is our prayer, we are super excited, and thankful for what the Lord has in store.  We will still be adopting, just in a different season or different seasons!!!  Thankfully, Bethany will just put a hold on our file and we will reopen and update when we can! God is good.

I am 13 weeks today. We will have the baby mid March. Please continue to pray!
I hope to write on here more and more, we shall see! My favorite Zoe statement right now is "baby in the tummy, baby in the tummy!!!"


Friday, July 13, 2012

It has been too long!

It has been quite a while since I have blogged. Sorry. No real reason.  I wanted to update with really no update in our Adoption Journey, we are just "in the waiting". I also will share a few pics of Zoe. And soon, I will write some more thoughts and things I am learning.

                                                                 Looking at the fishies!

                                                                        See Saw!!!
                                                             
Love Drawing with Gingee!!

Love Washing with Eah!!!

Mountain Baby!!!


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

I am running to Your arms...

"You are peace, you are peace When my fear is crippling You are true, You are true Even in my wandering You are joy, You are joy You're the reason that I sing You are life, You are life In You death has lost its sting Oh, I'm running to Your arms I'm running to Your arms The riches of Your love Will always be enough Nothing compares to Your embrace Light of the world forever reign!" This Hillsong song is resonating in my heart a lot right now. He is our reason for everything. Without Him I am nothing, can be nothing, and do nothing. God I pray I would see my need for you all the time. You are the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. I want this to be my prayer and proclaimation everyday.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

ZOE! She makes me smile a LOT!

video

Here is a little video of Zoe that makes me smile! I want to start posting more and more pics and videos. I have been terrible at that. I love that Zoe learns and picks up on so much these days, she definitely keeps us on our toes.

This is one of my favorite Easter pictures of Allen and Zoe, they are too cute.


What a sweet picture. Mom took Zoe to the middle school where my dad taught and they have a memorial bench out front for him. Love it!