Simply A Farmer’s Wife

Congratulations, Aytekin and Emel!
October 30, 2007, 10:49 pm
Filed under: CDH, Friends, Pregnancy

Our friends from Turkey are expecting in mid-March with a little girl!  They lost their son, Mert, on  July 15 from CDH.  They are such a wonderful family and  we are so excited for them!

 Please say prayers for this family as well!

Prayers Needed for Two CDH Families
October 29, 2007, 10:41 pm
Filed under: CDH

Please keep Jolene and Saydie in your prayers as they prepare for a trip to the University of Michigan for multiple tests.  It is a long drive and will be a long day for them both.  They are very special to Ashley and I so please take a moment to say a prayer for this family.

 There is a new CDH baby named, Zachary Davis.  He was born October 26th and is doing well but needs prayers!  Please visit his Carepage(ZacharyDavis) and send his family a message of support and comfort!

Not Much Going On
October 25, 2007, 9:17 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

I have been busy with work and trying to keep things afloat here at the house.  Ashley is working 12-14 hours a day, six days a week.  We are both extremely happy and enjoying our life together.  We have been through so much since we were married almost two years ago but we’ve survived and we can finally see the light. 

I cannot believe that Christmas is only two months away!  I have started shopping already and plan on finishing early this year.  Usually we wait to the last minute but not this year.  I do not want to be stressed about Christmas presents. 

Saturday I am hosting a baby shower for a dear friend of mine.  I was quite surprised that I took on the task but so glad that I did.  It has been a blast planning and I cannot wait to see the fruits of my labor.  I am working half a day tomorrow so that I can finish the errands and get the house immaculate and start preparing some of the food.  I love working and am so glad that it turned into something permanent and full-time. 

We are getting tons of rain which is a good thing if it weren’t in the middle of picking season.   I love the rain though because it reminds me of Riley Roo.  The kids are always up to something in Heaven.  I hope that Parker isn’t the ring leader! 

Well, that’s my update although it’s a boring one it’s our life.   We are both working and tired when we get home.  Not much excitement here!

Until next time…

Death Can End A Life But Not A Relationship
October 22, 2007, 10:15 am
Filed under: Books, Dr. Phil

As most of you know I am addicted to Dr. Phil and watch it every day.  I have learned a great deal about life, love and death since losing Parker.  I know some people don’t agree with Dr. Phil’s philosophy but most days he makes pretty damn good sense. 

Today it was about memorable guest and during a break they showed previews for tomorrows show.  Normally I fast forward (I DVR it) but for some reason I didn’t and I am so glad I didn’t. 

On tomorrows show there is a guy by the name of Mitch Albom who wrote a book called Tuesdays with Morrie.  It has been on the New York Times bestseller list for four years and has been raved  “An extraordinary contribution to the literature of death”—Boston Globe.

I have ordered a copy and am excited about reading it.  I hope that each of you will take time to do the same.  For so many people death is the ending to a relationship but for us it was the beginning.  I had to say hello and goodbye to Parker within hours of each other.  It wasn’t how I planned it but it’s how it happened.  God has seen us through this journey and has on many occasions shared His wisdom and strength with us. 

I guess the point of this post is that because Parker is dead doesn’t mean that our relationship with her is.  She will always be a part of our family.  She will always have a place in our hearts and in this home.  I know that it freaks some people out but it’s our life and unless you’ve a walked a mile in our shoes you cannot judge us.  We are excited and proud that God chose us to be Parker’s parents and are in awe of what He has in store for us. 

I hope this made sense.


Women’s Murder Club
October 19, 2007, 1:55 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

Is the greatest new television show on this season!  It started last Friday and I finally got the chance to watch it today.   It’s based on a series of books by James Patterson.   I love his books and am seriously addicted to the Women’s Murder Club but also love his books about Alex Cross

Before Parker I read them all the time but found myself consumed with grief books.  I pulled out The 5th Horseman the other night, which I started while still pregnant, and started reading it again.  Reading has always been a form of therapy for me and one of my greatest pleasures in life.  I have found that I lost of a lot of who I was when we lost Parker.  I am trying to find myself again and although it may seem really insipid the Women’s Murder Club is helping me do that. 

The show airs on ABC on Fridays at 9 EST. 

No. 1 and No. 2 Upset tonight…
October 13, 2007, 9:51 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

For those of you who are as addicted to college football as we are WHAT A DAY IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL!   I am a huge Texas Longhorn fan and Ashley is a huge NC State fan but when are teams aren’t playing we ALWAYS go for the underdogs. 

Tonight University of Kentucky beat #1 LSU and Oregon State beat #2 California.  Both great games but how exciting to watch two teams beat what is considered the unbeatable. 

We are college sport junkies in this house so Saturdays are precious to us.  Anyway, just wanted to post that because we are beyond excited here!  So much for going to bed early! 

The Long Awaited Update…..
October 12, 2007, 3:40 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

Okay, I have gotten tons of emails today (Whitney… LOL…)  about the “news” I talked about last night.  Well, I feel like it will be somewhat disappointing to those of you waiting.  I am NOT pregnant.  Not yet at least.  I think somehow the “news” has been built up but anyway with not further adue  here we go….

On October 1st, Major Allen, of the United States Army at Fort Bragg, NC, held a surprise blood drive in memory of Parker.  For those of you who don’t know my BIL is in the Army and hence the connection. 

Ashley and I were stunned and overwhelmed with joy and gratitude.  It is amazing how someone so small as Parker can touch so many lives.  Her story is bigger than life and it brings a smile every time I think of it.   We were presented last night with a card from each solider that donated, t-shirts, and a coin.  52 people came out to give in her memory!  Men and women who give every day to our country took time out to give in her memory.  There are no words that can describe what that means to Ashley and myself.  I am sitting here crying at their generosity as I type.  Most of them have been to Iraq or awaiting deployment orders and with all that is going on in this country and in their personal it means the world to us that they came out and supported a very important cause. 

I have attached some pictures so that y’all can see.  I realize that this starts with one person, one city, one state, one country and eventually one nation.  We can do this people! 

To all of you who serve this country THANK YOU! 

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