Wednesday, March 4, 2009

It's a GIRL!!

Ashtyn Faith Joyce wil be here on July 17, 2009. Big sister Hope is very excited and so are mama and daddy!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Too Long!!

So it's been way to long since I have posted anything. I apologize life has just really got in they way lately. So Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Happy Valentines Day and anything else I missed! So where to start.......We has great holidays, and Hope is growing up so fast. It makes me want to cry sometimes because my baby really isn't a baby anymore she is my big girl! Which she will remind you of at least twice a day. I will put some new pictures up as soon as I get them on my computer. We are working on potty training, she is starting to tell me a little more now if she needs to go to the potty but we usually just miss it. We will get there! I just really hope it gets here before this second baby gets here in July. I am due July 17th and I will be 19 weeks tomorrow. So we are almost half way there. We will be finding out the sex of the baby in 2 weeks. So far everything has gone smoothly and we continue to hope and pray for a happy healthy pregnancy and baby. The last couple of weeks have been really rough first my husband's best friend was killed in a motorcycle accident on Feb. 8th. We went to his funeral on Feb. 10th. It was a beautiful service......if that even makes since about a funeral?? But it was very sad at the same time. Then on Wednesday Feb. 11th Johnny's dad, Brian, gets taken to the emergency room and is out in ICU. We really thought we were going to loose him on Thursday but thank God we didn't. He is however still in the hospital and not getting any better. The Dr.'s don't know what is wrong with him. They are running all kinds of tests and nothing is coming back positive it's all negative or inconclusive. It's so frustrating! Hopefully they will figure something out soon. As far as I go I am drained, emotionally, physically and spiritually...... I am frustrated with circumstances and with waiting. I feel like I have waited my whole life and I am so tired of waiting and seeing all of the things that I want and that I know God wants for me happen to other people. I know that he wants them for me because he has told me to wait for them. For instance my husband is called to youth ministry. I was called at 14 to be a youth ministers wife. Yet the ministry that God has called us to has not yet come about......does that make sense. What are we doing wrong? We are we having to wait for everything? So sorry if this makes no sense what so ever. I get that way sometimes. I hope all of you are well and I promise to update more often!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

God is Faithful

God is compeletly amazing and he has done so amazing things in my life and in my husbands life in the past month or so. Johnny has been out of work for 2 months and God has been so good and faithful to provide. He has proven himself over and over again and yet I still find having "faith" is sometimes very hard! I get frustrated with so many things so easily and it is so easy for satan to use that. So I try to stay positive and have faith.......

I am going back to work on a part-time basis for a few months. Although alomst all of me says how much I dont want to it, it is what God has opened up for us right now. I pray for God's strength because it is going to be so hard to walk out that door and leave my baby for the first time to go back to work. Yeah I will be home in the evenings and some during the week and on the weekends but when I am at work she will be in someone else's hands. I wont be there to hear everything she has to tell me and to play those little games. That is so hard for me to swallow. I dont understand why it is this way but I believe that God honors obedience and I believe he has given me a second chance at some things that I really screwed up the first time I worked for Dr. Tolia. God knows my heart and he knows that more than anything I desire to be home with my baby and I believe that in a few months I will have that again...hopefully! Anyway there are a few people in my life who don't support or understand the decision that I have made. Number one you dont have to agree with it but I would still like to have your support. Number two This is of God and God will provide everything that we need whther it be a babysitter or whatever and the person that God brings will love him and love my daughter. He is not going to put us or her in a situation that she wont be cared for. Number three She will continue to learn. Just because I am going back to work part time dosent mean her learning comes to a halt. Like I said earlier God will honor obedience although it is sometimes the hardest thing you will ever do. God will honor it. I am so sorry that you dont agree or support my decision, I wish you did! It breaks my heart that you can't see God's hand in ALL of this in ALL of the decisions that have been made latley are of God and have been prayed about and everything. It's my prayer that one day God will bring you back to him and then you will see until then......

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

We're Pregnant!!

I just wanted to share some exciting news with everyone.....we're pregnant!!! I am so excited. Please be in prayer for us we need some things to fall into place quickly. The Lord has done some amazing things in my family this past month and I am excited to see what he is going to do next.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Oh Glorious Day!!

One day when heaven
Is filled with His praises
One day when sin was as black as could be
Jesus came forth to
Be born of a virgin
Dwelt among man my example is He


Living He loved me
Dying He saved me
Buried He carried my sins far away
Rising He justified
Freely forever
One day He's coming
Oh, Glorious Day
Oh, Glorious Day

One day they lead Him
Up calvaries mountain
One day they nailed Him
To die on a tree
Suffering anguish
Despised and rejected
Bearing my sins my redeemer is He


One day the grave could seal Him no longer
One day the stone rolled way from the door
Then He a rose oh
Death He had conquered
Now my sin is ended
My lord forever more


"One day the trumpet will
Sound for His coming
One day the sky with
HisGlorious will shine

"Wonderful day
My beloved one's bringing
Glorious Savior is Jesus is mine

-Jeff Johnson

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Happy Birthday

Well Today my baby turns 2! I cant believe it......I can't believe she is 2 years old. It seems like just yesterday we were bringing her home from the hospital. Wow...How time flies! She is such a blessing and I can't imagine my life with out her. So Happy Birthday Hope and stop growing up so fast!!

Friday, September 19, 2008

So Sorry

Well, It's been a while since I have been on here to post anything. So sorry!! We have just been so busy latley. My wondeful husband had his 25th birthday on September 5th. He keeps saying his life is over he is half way to fifty. LOL So we went out to eat and had a great time. Now we are trying to get ready for the end of this month. Johnny owns Triple J Welding and Fabrication. It's a really new business and it has been difficult to get it off the ground. At times we have both been very discouraged but we have kept our heads up and on the weekend of September 26th Triple J is sponsoring a show in Dallas. So hopefully we can meet a lot of new people and get some business. I am very excited but still trying to stay grounded and not get my hope's up to much. We are taking a dear friend of our's with us to help just incase it gets crazy. So we will see wish us luck. Love you all.