My six

My six

"As for me and my house we will serve the Lord." Joshua 24:15

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Heavy Heart

Growing up I never really had a best friend. I had several friends, some were closer than others. The same is true as an adult. I have one friend that has been like family. Our boys have played ball together for ten years. We have spent four vacations together with our boys playing ball. Anywhere from Southhaven Mississippi, Destin Florida and Cooperstown New York. He has spent Thanksgiving with us and our boys still get together for their birthdays. We found out last week he has pancreatic cancer. It has spread to his liver. This is one of the hardest things I have had to deal with. I lost my Papa when I was 17. My PawPaw died when I was 19 and Michael's brother died when I was 20. We then lost Mike's grandparents about 8 years ago. This is a little different. This is someone that I have been close to. I guess now that I am in my 30s I value life more.  I can't imagine my friend not being there, to call when ever I feel like it, to vent or to laugh.  I know my God is bigger than this cancer, and it did not catch Him by surprise. I am praying for a miracle, as well as His will. My heart is heavy.

For the past week God has moved like I have never seen. My friend is loved by so many. He has touched the lives of so many that he just doesn't realize it. His elderly parents are coming down and his house was needing some work and people came from all over the town we live in to help get it ready. Not only for his parents, but also for him to have an enviorment that was safe with the chemo. People provided dumpsters, flooring, paint. They cleaned the house from top to bottom. They repaired fences, washed clothes, donated an oven and a bed for his son.  What a surprise when he came home from the hospital! He was so shocked and could not believe what people  had done. He is so dearly loved.

"Dear Friends, since God so loved us, We also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God, but if we love one another, God lives in us and His love is made complete in us." 1 John 4:11-12

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Recipe

I finally got my post finished about my kids. I am truly blessed, beyond measure. I am so tired with trying to juggle work, the house, the children and all of the activities they are involved in, but when I lay my head down every night I am so thankful. Each child is like a different ingredient in a recipe. Some add sugar, salt, spice, and when you mix us all up we make one great family.

"A cheerful look brings joy to the heart" Proverbs 15:30

Colby

My Baby Boy is Colby. He was also a BIG surprise. He is #5. When I found out I was pregnant Michael said, well the Bible says "Happy is man whose quiver is full, and I have always heard a quiver is full when you have five." Colby Michael was born on Tuesday, August 24, 2004. Michael named him Colby, his middle name was a debate. I wanted at least one of my children to have the name Michael since it is his first name and it is my favorite boys name. But Mike didn't want a junior or for them to be called "little Mike". We almost named him Colby Thomas, but it sounded formal, and formal we aren't. Michael said he didn't think it would be fair to Brady if Colby was named after him and Daulton had his middle name. Then I convinced him and made him realize that Brady was named after his brother, Ricky who was dearly loved. Since Michael was the third boy it only made since that our third boy had his name.

Colby is my sweetheart. He tells me at least 10 times a day that he loves me. I can't tell you how many times he hugs and kisses me during the day. He will even give me a kiss on the lips in front of his friends!! Daulton would not even dare give me hug in front of his friends and it is very rare that he hugs me at home. He is so precious, but he is a time bomb. When Colby gets mad he gets mad. He broke our 42" LCD Flat screen TV when he was two. We had only it about three months, he got mad at Brady and  threw a remote at him, Brady ducked and it hit the TV. We didn't realize it was broke until we turned it on!  Talk about making your stomach ache!!! That did. It would be nice if he turned out to be a professional athlete and we could tell this story on him!

Colby is another one of my baseball players. He loves it! He is a lefty and he can switch hit at the age of 5!! We signed him up for football this year, he hated it. They made him run like crazy, we normally don't let our kids quit a sport, but this one we did. He cried everyday before practice, during practice and after practice. We bribed him. Nothing worked. Finally Mike said, " Paige, there are going to be a lot of things in life that we can't bail him out of, but this we can, he is only 5, he is still a baby." So we let him quit. That was the happiest kid when we told him he didn't have to play football (but we did make him play baseball this fall which he loves!!)  Another thing that we factored in was that he also started Kindergarten. It was a big change for him. He was still four when school started. It was just so much at one time and he is still our baby!

Colby my sweetie, please stay sweet, you will always be my baby boy.

Love Mom

A.D.D

Can  you tell by some of my post that I have got to have some form of Attention Deficit Disorder? I just jump around all over the place!!  I must just have a lot on my mind. My brain is thinking faster than I can type :)

Gracie

Gracie is my second daughter, my fourth born. She was a complete surprise! I found out that I was pregnant right before Christmas of 2000. I will never forget. Mike had tried to live his glory days of football and play a game of tackle with no pads with a bunch of guys 10 year younger than him ( of course he was on 28 at the time) Him and some buddies were going to show up these younger friends of his. Long story short, we ended up going to the emergency room because Mike dislocated  his shoulder, another friend of his messed his knee up pretty bad. He hasn't done that again. Any way we are sitting in the ER and I kept telling him that I thought I was pregnant, so I didn't go with him for the x-rays. Later that week I took a test and it was positive. I was so excited. I wanted four, and I really was hoping this was going to  be a girl so Devyn would have a sister because I never had one.

Gracen Baileigh Hill was born on Wednesday August 22, 2001. She was 8 lbs 5oz and 18 inches long. She was short and chubby, and by the time we left the hospital she as just gorgeous. I loved the name Gracie. I first heard it from George Burns' wife Gracie. I had read his biography when I was a teenager about their life together and he had such an undying love for her. I could not find an middle name that I liked to go with Gracie. One day I was watching Entertainment Tonight and they were showing this super model and her last name was Grayson. She was such a pretty girl and her last name was  perfect, but I didn't like the way it was spelled. So I chose Gracen Baileigh, Yes all of my girls middle names have "leigh" at the end of them. I had to have pattern. Any way I loved the name and I could still call her Gracie! My main reason to have my grace is because God gives us grace freely, we don't ask for it. He gives it to us daily. I didn't ask for her, he just blessed me with her and I wanted to give her that name since she was such a blessing! There is a gospel song that I use to sing to her as an infant, the first lines were "there is no other word for grace but amazing, no other explanation will do, unmerited favor, the song that I sing, no other word for grace, but amazing"

Gracie is my sweet girl, a little emotional but my sweet one. I keep on telling her she is going to grow up to be a nurse, she is always trying to help people or please. She is great kid. She is quiet but so funny. She really hasn't found an activity like the boys to stick with. She loves to draw and write. I wish I could find some art classes for her, I think she would enjoy them.

G-baby, thank you for being such a good kid. I am so thankful that the Lord "graced" our family with you!

love, mom

Brady-Kyle

Brady-Kyle is my second son, third born.  He is also my most challenging. I quit working when Daulton was 2 to stay at home. I wanted another baby so bad. We tried for seven months. I got pregnant in September and quickly had a miscarriage after. Mike and I were both saddened and he didn't want anymore children. I prayed and prayed. But it wasn't until Mike and I both prayed and our hearts were right that God blessed it. His full name is Brady-Kyle Ricky Hill. We let Devyn and Daulton name him. Brady was Devyn's choice, we got the name from the Orioles first baseman Brady Anderson. Kyle was Daulton's choice, he got it from watching Barney :) and Ricky, that was our choice. Ricky was Mike's big brother that had died two years earlier. We loved him so much. Ricky was also born in July. Before I had Brady we had gone to visit Mike's grandmother and she said that Mike's dad had menioned that he wished we would name the baby after Ricky. Well we figured "why not" he is our son and we can name him what ever we want. So on Tuesday, July 27, 1999, Brady-Kyle Ricky Hill blesssed our lives. He was 12 days early. He weighed 7 lbs 14 oz. He was beautiful! Brady was the prettiest baby, sorry but I think he was :)

Brady has always had a tender heart. He loves to play sports, he gives it 110%. He has a lot of heart. Here lately he is going through some growing pains. He is in the 5th grade and he is just growing up. He  has  the typical middle child syndrome. He is still a great kid. He is smart and funny. He is my one that will not take anything off of anyone. He holds his own.

This year on his birthday we were in Southhaven Mississippi for the 9 year old Dizzy Dean world series.  He made the 9 year old all star team at Acworth and couldn't wait for Mississippi. You see when Brady was little and Daulton played allstars Brady turned 4 and 5 in Southhaven because we were there for Daulton's world series during the same time. So he had great memories of beinig in Mississippi. He had a blast, even though they didn't win, it was all about spending time with his friends.

Brady is such a blessing to me. He is a sweet child. Brady, if you are reading this I want you to know that I love you dearly and I am so glad that the Lord answered my prayers!

Love Mom :)