Caden Joelle Chastain you will be greatly missed sweet baby girl. Last Monday one of my dearest and best friends lost her 8 month old baby girl. I could not do another blog without first saying a few words about Caden. She was such a joy to everyone who met her. And not to mention absolutely beautiful. She had the cutest little cheeks and the sweetest smile. She was a blessing to everyone and we are so thankful to Cari and Andy for sharing their little blessing with us while she was here. Please be in prayer for Cari and Andy Chastain in the coming weeks and months as they adjust to the path the LORD God Almight has chosen for them. They are pillars of faith and a strong testimony to all of God's sovereignty, and the joy and peace that can be had no matter the circumstances through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. If you would like to leave them a message or just let them know you are praying please visit their blog. www.andyandcari.blogspot.com
We may never know why God has chosen to take Caden home to be with him but we know she is safe in the arms of Jesus and we know that God is faithful to his promises, especially Romans 8:28. Caden's life served great purpose and will continue to serve great purpose and God will be glorified and has already been glorified, especially through the testimony and strength seen in Cari and Andy. One of the songs Cari chose to sing at her daughter's funeral was Blessed Be Thy Name "you give and you take away, you give and you take away, but blessed be thy name." We are praying to see miracles through the loss of Caden. Please join us in this prayer. Life is short and it is my personal believe Christ will be returning soon. Don't hesitate to share of God's great love for us. God too knows what it is like to loose a child, a son, and he died that we may have life, and have it abundantly.
No we have not fallen off the face of the earth. We are still here. I've been a bit lazy lately or maybe just a bit busier, which is a good thing. Wednesday night Awana has started up (my first time doing Awana. I'm helping with the 5 and 6 year olds....very cute) and the women's Bible Studies have started up too. My Thursday morning group is going through a Beth Moore study. And Kreg has now officially started harvesting. We have also been having some computer issues (our PC has decided to make really weird clicking noises and not work sometimes) but thats just a lame excuse because I could have been using my laptop all along to update the blog(I don't know how to upload pictures onto my mac so I just kept putting it off....help please Cari...).
Baby girl Salsbery is kicking away. I can defnitely tell she is growing. I will try and have Kreg take a picture of me here soon. I don't know why but seeing pictures of myself pregnant is not my favorite thing. I am very proud of the little girl within, don't get me wrong, and I'm glad she is growing but well as I told Kreg the other week "I just feel large and in charge." haha. So I will work on a picture. I am just about 23 weeks and can hardly believe fall officially starts tomorrow. Wow...where did summer go!
Harvest is an exciting time around here and I enjoy seeing my husband excited about his work but I am dreading the coming weeks of lonlienss. We live a good 7 or 8 miles from the farm so it is not easy for Kreg to come home during the day when they are out in the fields so we don't get to see him much and I get quite tired these days chasing Aiden and carrying baby girl. We will probably go see daddy some this week so there should be some combine/aiden pics later this week. He LOVES tractors and trucks. and I mean LOVES them. He is quite a big helper these days.
The funniest Aiden story I have for late is as follows: One day he asked for a snack (by pointing to the pantry and then at his mouth and saying please....its very cute) but I told him it was almost dinner so no snack he had to wait. So I turned my back to continue with dinner preparations and I turn back around to find that he had lifted the chair pad up from his highchair and was eating the left over stale food that mommy had been neglecting to clean out from his chair! AAAAHHH! Aiden yucky.....haha. It cracked me up. How in the world did he know there was food under there? It is not visible. I am still amazed. Was it an accident. Does he drop his food down the cracks of the chair padding on purpose? And how old were those cheerioes....I am just not really sure. So I am trying to do a better job of cleaning his chair and feeding my poor starving boy.
When I figure out this picture nonsense I will have some new pics for your viewing pleasure. My husband is unfortunately only a PC expert and I am no expert at all when it comes to such things.
GIRL That's right.....I had my ultrasound today. I'm over half way there. Baby girl Salsbery weighs 11 oz and seems to be doing well. They said everything looked great and she is due January 20th. We can hardly believe we are having a girl. Actually we are both a bit nervous...any advice from those of you raising girls? I must say though I am very excited to decorate for a girl! Kreg and Aiden are going to have to stick together.
I am married to the most wonderful and handsome man, Kreg, and we have two beautiful children. Aiden is now 4 and Makayla is 2. I have the privilege of being a stay at home mom. In February of 2008 Kreg began his career as a farmer. We love farm life! But more importantly we love Jesus, our Lord and Savior, and praise him for all the wonderful blessings he has given us.