Tuesday, July 29, 2014

I Wasn't Made to Be a Mother

I Wasn't Made to Be a Mother

Yes, it's true, I wasn't made to be a mother. Do I believe I will be a mother? Yes. Do I believe God has called me to motherhood? Yes. But is it my purpose for living? No. Absolutely not.

Several months ago, I received an email from a friend whose daughter was having infertility issues of her own. She learned that she could not have children and was looking into other ways of becoming a mom. 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Wedding Day Flashback- 8 Years

July 22, 2006- 8 Years Ago

Hope you enjoy a little Throwback Tuesday. Here is a short 5 minute video of some of our wedding day highlights.

8 years ago today- WOW!

Monday, July 14, 2014

It's Moving Day

Here is a joint post from me and some thoughts from Josh. Enjoy:)

Our Move

Aly: Our moving day was crazy for us. Yes, it was crazy with the moving van and getting all the last minute stuff out of our house, but our emotions were even more crazy.

I saw Josh that day around lunch time and he was a wreck. He literally couldn't get a word out of his mouth without crying. He kept apologizing to me and telling me he was okay but has just been an emotional wreck.

Josh: I don't struggle with attachment to houses. This wasn't a house though.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Moving On- Peace When Circumstances Don't Match Up

Moving On

Well, as many of you know at this point, we have moved! And yes, 
it feels like we just moved in. Literally.

If you remember, when I was diagnosed, we were in the middle of building our house.
 We built this house as a home that we knew we would sell in a couple of years as 
real estate. Yes, it's not the most fun to build a house, live in it for 2 years and sell it, but that is what we have chosen to do!

This was us on our final day at the house. Sweaty, tired, and wishing it wasn't 100 degrees outside.

Friday, June 27, 2014

It Never Gets Old for God to Show Out

Houston Fun 

Thank you all so very much for the prayers the last couple of days. We are back home in West Monroe after a few amazing days in Houston. We love when we can schedule some fun around our doctor's visits in Houston. And That is just what we did- had fun.

We had a blast yesterday at an Astros' game with our second mom, Ms. Tammy. We then got to hang out and have dinner together before we had to leave. I love having good quality time with the Stanfills. It always makes the trip so much better.

This was our fun day at the Astros game. Everything is more fun with Ms. Tammy!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Because Sometimes You Need a Mattress in the Living Room...

Dothan, AL.

When Josh and I were first married, we lived in Dothan, Alabama. His job at the time took him there and it is a time we will always treasure.

All of those "firsts" coming up with our way of doing things as a married couple.

When he received a job offer that brought us back to West Monroe, we packed up all of our stuff in our 1 bedroom apartment and were planning on leaving in the morning.

We were all packed up that night and Josh says, "Why don't we just leave tonight?" What he didn't know was that I was really wanting our last night in the apartment to be really special.

Cue the waterworks. Josh could have gotten frustrated and thought I was too crazy and sentimental, but no. What did he do? We packed up everything except our mattress and set up our mattress in the living room.

This is us in front of our first home. Our first 1 bedroom apartment in Dothan, Al 2006

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

It's Good to Be Home...In Houston

Our Houston Home

Yes, we are in Houston. No, we aren't moving to Houston. With the recent sell of our house (which we'll be blogging about later), we've had several people question where we are moving.

We will still be in West Monroe, Lord Willing. But for today, we are in Houston.

It is truly amazing to come to a place 6 hours away that truly feels like home. Our Stanfill Family, our fave places, and even MD Anderson.

They bring a familiarity that is fun to come and visit. So many hurdles and so many victories in our lives involve Houston.

This was us today at the Galleria. Josh was ready to shop after sitting at the Apple store for 3 hours. I had been walking the  mall. Let's just say that one of us was tired and one of us was ready to go:)