Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Back to School 10% off Promo Code!!

I love coupon codes…and am so excited about this one!! From now until September 7, 2010, you can enter the promo code SCHOOLTEN at the Show Hope store site and get 10% off your order!! So, your kids (and you) can look super cool going back to school while supporting an amazing ministry and cause. Help us spread the word….feel free to post it on your facebook, twitter, and blogs. Don’t forget to send us your pics sporting your Show Hope gear!! I hope y’all have an incredible beginning of the new school year!



Monday, August 16, 2010

Best babysitter in the world!

I can't even tell y'all how blessed I feel by all of the love and prayers!! Eliana has been SO TAKEN care of....which makes me smile. One of her favorite people in the world is Tori....she plays with her, swims with her, and loves on her. It has been so hard staying in bed and saying goodbye to Eliana every morning....but it has been so good knowing that she is having a BLAST!! Thank you sweet Tori (and Angie)! Thank you Sandra! Thank you Amy! Thank you Dianne! Thank you for the meals Show Hope girls and Ellen! IT MEANS SO MUCH TO ME!!

Love you all,

Friday, August 13, 2010

Happy Birthday GG!!

We love you so much GG!! You are an amazing momma and grandmomma!! Thanks so much for all of the many ways your encourage each of us. We always know that you have our backs. Thank you for the hours that you spend in prayer for each of us. You are a Godly example....and so much fun!! Eliana loves her GG so much!! We just wish that you lived a lot closer to us. We can't wait for our trip in will be a blast. I hope you feel so loved today. You deserve every bit of it!!

Chris, Lindsey & Eliana

Choosing to SEE

Over the next week, two dollars from each Family Christian Stores sale of Mary Beth Chapman’s book, Choosing To SEE, will benefit Show Hope! These funds will go toward operating expenses for Maria’s Big House of Hope. Both online and in-store purchases made by next Tuesday, August 17, 2010 will apply.

I am so thankful for the Chapman family....and I know this book is going to bring hope to so many people that desperately need it (me included). Let me know what you think once you read you all.



Sunday, August 8, 2010

Under Our Skin

A gripping tale of microbes, medicine & money UNDER OUR SKIN exposes the hidden story of Lyme disease, one of the most controversial and fastest growing epidemics of our time. Each year, thousands go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, often told that their symptoms are "all in their head." Following the stories of patients and physicians fighting for their lives and livelihoods, the film brings into focus a haunting picture of the health care system and a medical establishment all too willing to put profits ahead of patients.

I have had a few people e-mail me to ask about this disease! Here is a little glimpse into the lives of Lyme sufferers. There is so much is really sad and wrong!! Be praying for people's eyes to be opened.

Love y'all,

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Just to make myself smile!

This was my sweet girl 2 years ago!! She was teeny tiny!

Rough day....

Just needed y'all to be praying....I have been in SO MUCH pain this afternoon! The back of my head and neck are hurting worse than ever. Thankfully, my doctor gave me some stronger pain medication yesterday, but for some reason it doesn't feel like it's working. Thanks friends! Hope y'all are having a great weekend. Eliana is LOVING having Chris home from Peru!!


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Big Girl Bed and HOPE!

Eliana has ALWAYS loved her baby bed....she has spent hundreds of hours jumping and playing in it!! She can get in and out of it, but she has always preferred to just stay in. Last night she started walking on the railing like a tight rope, we knew it was time to change her bed into a day bed. I'm not going to lie; it was kind of emotional. Our little baby isn't a baby anymore....she is 3. CRAZY! She will probably stay up until 3 am playing with all of her toys....and I know the room will be a disaster. ANY TIPS?!! Do y'all lock the toys up at night?? She doesn't like to sleep, so this could be very interesting.

On another note, thank you "Babycircus" for directing me to the blog Lyme Bytes. The Lord knew that I needed this so much right now. The lady that writes on the blog does a national prayer conference call every other week for people suffering with Lyme disease. Chris and I decided to join the call last night. We spent an hour in prayer with hundreds of other people going through the same thing as me. It brought me so much HOPE!! The pain has really been so intense the last two days....I am praying that means the medicine is killing the lyme. I don't feel alone in this anymore. Thank you Jesus!!

Love you all,

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

My little sunshine during a hard day!

Today has been a really hard day! I drove back from my mom's house yesterday and could barely make it home. My legs were in so much pain driving home that I had to stop in Memphis for an hour and a half to rest. What should have taken 5 hours to get home took 8 hours. I am in a LOT of pain today. I haven't gotten out of the bed. To distract myself, I have been looking through old pictures and found this one of Eliana. This was taken on her first camping trip with Chris! Is she not the cutest thing?!! Her smile and laugh brightens my day. Keep praying....and thank you for your support. Love you all.


Monday, August 2, 2010

Happy Birthday Kay-Kay!

My mom turns 59 today!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! She seriously is the most amazing mom in the world. She has walked through some of the hardest things....and has done it with grace and dignity. She has loved me, cried with me, made me laugh non-stop, and comforted me through the last few years of questions and sickness. She is always there to listen and never judge. She wants the best for my sisters and me. She is the best grandmother to Harper and Eliana....they LOVE her!! She is the reason I am who I am....and I love her more each day. I can't wait to see what God has in store for her this year.

Love you,

(I am so thankful for each and every one of your comments!! I can't wait to sit down and comment back to each of you. Your support gives me so much strength!!)