Tuesday, July 31, 2007

An Exciting Weekend

This weekend we traveled with the Mariachi group to Big Spring, TX. We did an outdoor concert under a tent and there was a HUGE turnout! One of the organizers told us that she was going to be SO happy if they had 150 people there. We are pretty sure there were over 300!!! It was tough to get a count, but all the chairs the church had taken outside were full, several people brought their own chairs, more than 80 people stood around outside the tent listening, and still more stayed in their cars with the windows down listening from the nearby parking lot and across the street! We also played for their outdoor worship service on Sunday and at a nursing home on Sunday afternoon.

Seeing how many people showed up and how they enjoyed the music just reminded me again of HOW AMAZING God is! He has promised to work through us as we use our gifts in His service. You never know who might have been there and how they might have been touched through the music and the message of hope, peace, and forgiveness that is found only in Christ that was shared. It was a LOT of fun! Praise God!

I'm still figuring out how to add pictures to this thing. So, maybe I'll get tho include those soon!

Friday, July 27, 2007

13 weeks and counting

So, today marks 13 weeks. Our baby is the size of a jumbo shrimp they say. You know, I've always been pro-life, knowing that every baby is complete with all of the information needed for life from the moment of conception. However, reading week by week what is happening and how our baby is growing is absolutely amazing to me. Right now, before my belly is really even showing, our baby already has every major system needed for sustaining life formed. Of course, it's all TINY, occupying only 3 inches worth of space and weighing only 1 ounce! But still, it's all there. Even baby's own fingerprints. God is amazing! Only He could create something so perfect and so beautiful.
I'm amazed by the reality that is the life inside of me...but still also a bit scared about the realities of parenthood. Well, at least I know that it took God to create this life, and the only way to help it grow and learn is with God's help.
It sure is amazing!

The rumors are true....

At least the ones about us HAVING A BABY are!!! We're excited, and scared of course, but very blessed. We're still deciding whether or not to find out if it's a boy or a girl. Tricky. It probably would be nice to know - but it could be a fun surprise too. It's a tough one to decide, but I think we have to make up our minds pretty soon. Any suggestions? Recommendations? To find our or not? What does the public say? Rumor has it my family (aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.) are going to start placing bets on things like birth weight, gender, birth date, etc. and whoever is the closest wins the pool. Although, someone told me that whatever they win just means that they get to buy a present for "baby" with it!!!