Avery's Baptism

Avery was baptized on Sunday, November 30, 2008. We had a beautiful service and so many wonderful friends and family members there to witness this special day for Avery!

He did so well. He woke up right as we were walking to the front of the church. I am so proud of my sweet baby boy!

I am trying so hard to get back on the right path. I want my sweet angel to look back at his mommy and be proud. I strive daily to do what is best for him and to make sure he has everything he needs and more! I tell him daily how much I love him, so he never forgets. I want him to know God's grace and how much God loves him! For it it wasn't for God and my family, I wouldn't be who I am today!

Psalms 139 13-16
13For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
16 your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.


My Rights

I have the right to dream.
I have the right to accomplish my goals.
I have the right to be a successful person.
I have the right to be strong.
I have the right to be a good mother.
I have the right to have a good job.
I have the right to my own opinion.
I have the right the love.
I have the right to live!

No one is stopping me
No one is in my way
I have no excuse
I cannot blame anyone but myself if I fail
And I can never give up!


Please Pray

Please pray for me! I previously posted that I was a strong person. Today, I am weak again. I feel like giving up and if it wasn't for my beautiful son I probably would. Thank God for him! I need a boost-I need to feel warm again.


Amazing People

So this week I have been thinking about everything I've gone through this year.

I was thinking about how sad and mad I was to leave Tifton and move back to Athens. I thought my life was over and that I would never connect back at home like before.

Sometimes I still feel alone-everybody has plans and I'm stuck at home.

However, I cannot not think about how incredible everyone has been since I've been back home.

I must first thank my parents for being so supportive during my pregnancy and now that Avery is here. I couldn't ask for better parents.

My sister has also been amazing. She is such a big help and is a great aunt to Avery.

My grandparents, well they just love Avery and that's such a blessing.

And I am so grateful for cousins, Justin & Brenna.

Justin has been a voice of reason-he makes me think about my situation and consider both sides. He's been super supportive and I am so lucky to have him live close by.

Brenna-well she's just amazing. I feel like she's the big sister I never had. I feel like I can tell her anything and she'll never judge me. She's so wonderful for keeping Avery while I'm at work and she is just a wonderful person all around!

Their two children, Brady & Bowie, brighten my day each morning when I drop Avery off and they remind me how life doesn't has to be so stressful-

All of my other family and friends have been blessings as well and I am so lucky to have them apart of my life!!!

I love you all!


To My Avery

(This is the letter I wrote Avery to put in his baby book)

Dear Avery,

The moment I knew you were inside of me I loved you with all of my heart. The first time I heard your little heart beat was the best sound my ears had heard. The first time I saw you on the ultrasound screen was the most beautiful thing my eyes had ever seen. I had never felt anything more wonderful than the first time I felt you kick.

You, my son, are my miracle. My life has purpose, meaning, and inspiration now because of you! I wish you nothing but the absolute best in your life. I want you to know what failure is, so you know how great it feels to succeed. I want you to how important your family and friends are because these are the people that will never give up on you! I want you to try for every dream you ever have because nothing my dear is impossible.

I promise to protect you with all of my strength, I promise to never give up on you. For you are my precious child and for you I will do anything.

I love you forever and always!!!

Love, Mommy