Feb 22, 2009


Well, I just got on line to write a post about my FIVE year Anniversary on Friday and I just realized that I had won the Thursday Hi/Lo contest from the Riggs Family Blog. I was so surprised and excited that I started jumping up and down and screaming while holding Brennan. Thankfully he thought it was fun and was laughing right along with me. I have been reading the Riggs Family Blog for quite some time now and have even subscribed to their on line monthly magazine, which is awesome by the way!! They have an amazing family and story to tell. One of their daughters Abby is four years old. She was adopted from Guatemala when she was six months old.
In July 2008, at three years old, she was diagnosed with a high risk, aggressive form of Leukemia. Over the months, her prognosis has worsened as other complications and conditions became known.
Please take the time to visit the Riggs Family Blog and learn more about this amazing family and most importantly say a prayer for their sweet little Abby.


Okay, yes I tease John and tell him that it feels like we have been married for twenty years but Friday was our FIVE year Anniversary!! The last two years have been extremely difficult and stressful with Ayla's JRA diagnoses, but we have managed by the Grace of God to get through some very troublesome times and continue to move forward.

Of course it helps when your husband is the most caring and loving person you know!! Okay, I feel like I should brag on him just a little bit. John has a HUGE heart and would do anything for anybody. He would literally give you the shirt off of his back if he thought you needed it. This was what attracted me most to John when I first met him.
We worked at the same Hospital, (that is where we met) and I would see everyday the extremes he would go to help anyone he could. For example, their was a Janitor that worked in surgery ,he did not have much and was struggling financially to support his family. John always made sure that he had clothes and shoes and would frequently give him money for his family. He had also in the past given a car to an employee that would walk to work everyday. Last year one of the nurses daughters, (who has two children around the same ages of ours) lost her apartment and everything she owned in a fire. John was so upset even though he had never met her before. He immediately called and ordered two dressers for the children and then that night went to T.J. Maxx and bought clothes, toys, house supplies..etc..he was so distraught over this and I knew he would not rest until he did something to help. But that is John and that is one of the many reasons that I love him so much. There is also a boy that goes to school with my son who does not have much. I will not go into much detail just to say that he has not had the best home life financially or emotionally. Anyway, he became a friend of the family and he calls John "Dad". We do not see him often these days, but he will call and text john every once in a while. For his birthday several months ago he sent a text to John and said that he wanted to have a happy birthday. John asked him what he needed and he said Clothes. John made arrangements and we took him shopping a few days later. John was so excited to take him and he helped him pick out clothes, shoes, socks,belts, t-shirts....those are the times that make him the most happy, and those are the times that I will always hold dear to my heart..not to mention that he is a fantastic husband father and friend! He works tirelessly everyday to support our family so I can stay at home and take care of our children.
Sometimes I do not feel that I deserve him but I am so thankful that God led us to one another, I do not know what I would do without him!!

Happy Five year Anniversary John, I love you!!!!

1 comment:

Pam said...

Congrats on the win!! I won last week! They are such amazing people aren't they!! Sounds like you havn't had it the easiest either... so thankful that the internet can be so incredible and we can pray for eachother in this awesome way!! CONGRATS!!!