Thursday, October 6, 2011

July 27th-July 30th

27th- My sweet baby sister has been in town visiting since Sunday and I've loved every second of her being here!! We have gone out several times on the river and Rach even learned how to wakeboard! She did great!

I had an 11:00 appointment with Dr. Wang today, but got a phone call while in the waiting room that brought all the fun to a screeching halt. Mom was calling to tell me that Nanny had taken a turn for the worst and wasn't doing well. After learning that Nanny didn't appear to have much longer on this earth, Rachel, Wes, and I dropped everything and started the drive to TN. It was a loong drive, especially when we were trying to make it before she went to her eternal home. Thankfully, we arrived around 2am and our Nanny was still alive. Infact, she opened her eyes when we came in and said, "I love you darlin'" to me. Such sweet words to hear. My heart was full of thanks that we made it and were able to tell her we loved her.

28th-30th- Our precious Nanny held on for 4 more days. Although it wasn't the way we wanted to see our Nanny leave this earth, I truly think she was comfortable as she made her transition to Heaven. She had all her children, grandchildren, and great-grand children surrounding her. I don't think she would have had it any other way. Not to mention she was in the comfort of her own home. We did experience many amazing things over the 4 day span. God is so good to His children, and I am very grateful for each experience we had over that week with Nan. Mom and aunt Cynthia came in to our room early Saturday morning to inform us that Nanny had gone to Heaven and was now with Jesus. She was finally 100% pain free and able to meet her mother for the first time! Again, this was extremely hard to hear, but at the same time, I couldn't help but to rejoice and thank God for the life my Nanny lived. She was indeed a "good and faithful servant" she taught me so many valuable lessons that I treasure greatly. One thing Nanny did well was LOVE others. She was so selfless and compassionate and lived out every day glorifying our Lord Jesus! She was and is the kind of woman I aspire to become! I've been asked before how I want to be remembered when I die, and my response is, "I want to be known as someone who loved deeply, who put others first, who honored God in her marriage, who raised her children in the way he/she should go, and who left a legacy. Someone who had no regrets, but worked at everything as if working for the Lord and not man. NOT just someone who was organized and had a clean house." Nan did it all, she is my mentor and I look forward to embracing her again in Heaven one day!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

June 24th, 2011

Happy 5 year anniversary to us!!

I can honestly say that these past five years have been amazing. I love being able to come home to my best friend, wake up beside him everyday, share my thoughts and fears with someone who will love me unconditionally through my insecurities. I'd be lying if I said Wes and I haven't had our share of disagreements. We sure have had our share of disagreements, but before we got married and were dating in high school we made a decision to put God first in our relationship and that's what has carried us and kept our marriage so special.

On another positive note, sweet Robb and Morgan have been in town spending time with us this week! Wes has been working during the day, but we decided to meet him at Schmaltz's Sandwich Shop for lunch! We pulled up and parked next to Wes and darn if he didn't surprised me with a huge bouquet of flowers!! Then he decided to bring them inside the restaurant and sat them on our table!! He also had 3 very sweet cards. I cried before even opening the first one! I am just constantly amazed and wonder how I earth I got a man like Wes. God must really love me, because he is one-of-a-kind! Wes told us at lunch to go home and get ready to meet him at work at 5:00 because he had a plan for us tonight!! I love surprises, but usually Wes isn't good at keeping them, so I was excited to see what he had planned!

We met him at the office at 5:00 and drove to the outlet malls in Round Rock first. Then, we drove on to Austin and had dinner at a place called, The Roaring Fork. This place was adorable, it was set up like a little Aspen lodge. It was a very romantic place in downtown Austin. We were so glad to share our 5th anniversary with Robb and Morgan!! We sure wined and dined!! The Williams boys are the best at that!

"May the Lord Bless you and keep you. May His face shine upon you."

June 19th, 2011

I am now 7 weeks pregnant and feeling pretty good. I've only gotten sick once, thankfully. I've been eating lots of small but frequent meals to help from getting nauseous.

Wes and I went to church this morning and celebrated the fact that Wes is now a father! Happy Father's Day Wes!!! The Father's Day sermon resonated with us and was way more meaningful now that there is a little life growing inside of me.  We thanked God for our father's and how much they've impacted our lives and supported us through the years. I know without a doubt that God has equipped Wes to be the absolute best father. Wes is learning and growing everyday and allowing God to shape and lead him in the right direction. I couldn't be more thankful to spend my life with my best friend and soul mate, but also to be the mother of his child!!

After church we went to one of our favorite restaurants, Olive Garden. Austin and David decided to join us as well. We then went over to Davids house for little while and I went to pick up a little "happy" gift for Wes...a Father's Day ice cream cake from Baskin Robbins! I was beyond excited to see "Happy Father's Day! written on a cake for WES!! I'm not sure who was more excited, me or Wes!

At 6:45 Wes and I went back to David's house to pick Ross up for a double date with Kathy, an adorable woman that works with Wes at Big Creek Construction. We all drove out to Lake Belton and ate at Deadfish Grill. It made for a wonderful first Father's Day!

"O Lord, my God, I will give you thanks forever!"
Psalm 30:12

Saturday, October 1, 2011

June 9, 2011

June 9th, 2011 is a day I will never forget as long as I live! I was in Nashville visiting family. Wes was unfortunately back in Waco working. I had a Dr.'s appointment at 9:45am with Dr. Sally Yeagley and had asked mom to go with me. I was actually going for other reasons and much to my surprise the Dr. said the only thing "wrong" with me was that, "I WAS PREGNANT!!" My jaw fell to the floor and tears immediately started running down my cheeks. I kept saying, "are you sure? are you serious? you're really sure?" "YES! YES! and YES!" she was sure!! Before meeting with the Dr. to figure out my due date I immediately called Wes (at work) and told him the wonderful news! I had always envisioned some cute way of telling him when this day happened, but I wasn't leaving Nashville for a few more days and I couldn't keep the news a second longer! Wes was sitting at his desk at Big Creek Construction and had the same response I did, he began crying and thanking God!! It was the sweetest conversation, I wanted nothing more than to jump through that phone and hug him so tight!

Mom had been in the waiting room, patiently waiting, and as I rounded the corner I asked mom if she had any plans at 3:00 that afternoon? She responded with, "no, my appointment actually just cancelled." I responded with, "Well good, because we have an ultrasound at 3:00 at innervision across the street! WE'RE PREGNANT!" Mom and I immediately embraced each other and shared tears of joy! The sweet nurses were watching from their glass window!

As mom and I were walking to the car we both just had the largest smiles on our faces! I was in complete shock! That wasn't the news I was expecting, but news that I had prayed to hear for quite some time!! God's timing is always the best!

We ran a few errands, grabbed lunch, and watched the clock until that 3:00 ultrasound! Wes had called Angie and we invited her to the ultrasound as well. She got there a little late and waited in the waiting room, but she was with us to know that the 3:00 appointment indeed confirmed WE WERE PREGNANT! The ultrasound tech suspected we were about 5 weeks, and our due date would be Feb. 1st!!

We then went straight to Babies R Us and bought some bottles that we could put our 1st ultrasound picture down in. We also went to Phillips Toy Mart to buy "clue items" for when we told Rachel the great news! We drove to Cool Springs to Rachel's office. I told her I had an early birthday present for her, but it was in parts and she had to put all the pieces together to figure out what her actual present was...1st gift was an eye for "I" 2nd gift was a heart for "love" 3rd gift was a little ant in a clear box that had RACHEL written around it for "aunt rachel" Then I handed her a book and told her to open to the back of it...that's where she would find our ultra sound picture!!! She was a little confused at first, but then all the pieces fit together and she too started crying and came across that desk so fast and we hugged and cried and hugged and cried and laughed some too! Mom was there capturing this precious moment on film! (crying too, ofcourse!)

Next stop, my precious precious Nanny and Grandad's house. Nanny and I had countless conversations about when Wes and I would have a baby. After finding out in May that Nanny's cancer had spread to both her lungs, my heart longed to be pregnant even more. I had told Wes that all I wanted was for Nanny to know that we were pregnant before something happened to her. Again, GOD's timing was and is perfect!! Mom and I bought a book for Nanny that was about a Great-Grandmother reading to her great-grandchild. I had gone through and crossed out words to make it appropriate and in the front wrote, "To My Great-Grand Nanny, Love Baby Williams (coming Feb. 1st!!)"Nanny's face as she sat in her green recliner, is a face I will hold in my heart, forever. It's a face I can't even begin to describe. I can say it was a face of joy, of peace, of grace, and of thanksgiving to God. My prayer of becoming pregnant while Nanny was on this earth was answered, my prayer of being able to tell Nanny face to face versus over the phone, was also answered. I am eternally grateful for this experience.

After Nanny's I went to my Dad's house and shared the news with he and Emme! They were very excited as well to become grandparents again! I then went to Caleb and Jenny's and gave Mia the bottle and waited until Caleb or Jenny asked where she got it and what was in it. It didn't take Jenny long, she saw straight through that bottle, yanked it from Mia's hands and opened it immediately saying, "YEAH!!" They were pumped and we shared great laughs with Caleb's comments! I also went over to Megan and Tillman's house and handed the bottle to Megan as soon as I walked in. She knew before even opening it, infact, she tossed the bottle on the ground and starting screaming and dancing around the kitchen! I loved it! I knew Megan would be ecstatic! =)

What a beautiful day June 9th was! Thank you Lord for this blessing and for the joy of being able to share it with the ones we love the most!

"He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted."
Job 5:9

 Rachel's reaction...

 Nanny's reaction...(granddad is still a little confused over there!)