Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Power of Kale

So I have been reading up on the nutritional benefits of kale. That its properties have the most potent cancer fighting properties. Another bonus I read today is that its more filling than most veggies. This I can attest to.
I bought some organic kale at the store this week and have been adding it raw to my sandwiches and shredding it up to make a variety of different salad combos.
You should try it. Let me know your verdict.

Our Dog is a Close Talker

Monday, April 26, 2010

Hayden Davis is on his way!

I love my sisters! My older Sister, Christina, demonstrated for us younger sisters how to be a gracious mother.

NOW, 12 years later, we are joining her on the journey of motherhood. My younger sister, Stephanie, is expecting her baby June 25th. I can't wait for her sweet baby boy to arrive.

We celebrated his impending arrival this last weekend. I asked one of my precious mentees, Aubrey Adams, to paint some canvases to match his bedding (Cameron helped too- bless you both!). Below is my sister, Hayden is covered, Hayden's daddy, and one of the canvases. This is the scripture that was in one of the baby books that went with his name. Didn't Aubrey do an amazing job!!!

Congratulations Zach and Stephanie- I am so excited to have a front row seat as you embark on this new adventure! We love you...

Friday, April 16, 2010

Bad Agreements

God has been speaking to me about how I have been agreeing with the enemy. Believing his lies and by the end of the day feeling like I had been in a boxing ring.

"You are a bad mother"

"You are thoroughly messing up your children"

Apart from Christ, those are completely true. I am aligning my mind and spirit and heart with His Word. His blood has washed me-spirit, soul and body. I am a new creation. I am a new mother.

I am walking in the authority of His Word and there has been victory this week!

Regardless of what my children are doing or not doing, I am not tossed to and fro by the waves of their little precious but unregenerate hearts. I am set aflint...

"be made new in the attitude of your mind and to put on the new self." Ephesians 4

"the Lord gave (Melissa) victory everywhere she went (goes)." 1 Chronicles 18:13

"Because the soveriegn Lord has helped me, I will not be disgraced. Therefore I have set my face like flint." Isaiah 50:7

I am a "royal priesthood" and I am "declaring the praises of Him who called me out of darkness into His wonderful light." 1 Pt 2:9

To appreciate this testimony of victory, you have to understand that Isaac is not a fall asleep anywhere kind of a kid. If he does, then you know all is right in his little soul. Yesterday on our way to visit residents in our local nursing home, he fell asleep. Then, I set out for a run this morning at 11 and within 5 minutes, they were both out. I got to have a long run and time with Him.

(She peeked her eyes open just as I made it back to the house and got my camera :)

DECLARE (out loud) His word today! Have a great weekend! We love you...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

We remember His faithfulness

One year ago yesterday, we lost our first baby, Isabel.

God in His sovereign plan, chose for me to be with Pink ladies as I remembered His faithfulness.

The more miraculous part, was hearing this beautiful woman share from her heart...

Over the last two years, she has really walked with me and taught me how to suffer well and come out victorious and more fruitful on the other side.

After she shared her own personal journey of faith, I was a weepy lump of gratefulness. THEN, they played this song. That song has been an anthem here at the Terry household. I have danced around our bedroom holding Isaac worshipping God and declaring this over my own soul hundreds of times during the last couple of years. I have never heard it played in a worship setting and when they started to play it, tears of joy erupted.

We remember you Isabel.

We remember Your faithfulness Lord. You are good. You are gracious. You are long suffering. You are my healer, sustainer, provider. You are my I AM.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Mama's runnin'

I am not an athlete. Never have been. This post is for all you unathletic people out there. yeah, all four of us.

I started dancing at 2 and on into college. Its not the same thing. You know you've seen those t-shirts that say "dancers are athletes too." That's not true.

I tried out for 7th grade volleyball and basketball and I didn't even make the B team. Pathetic.

I remember running a 5k in college and even then, it took me 32 minutes. I am just not a fast runner. Even though I would LOVE to be. That 5k lead to a long string of running during my single days which included a half marathon that took me 2 hours. I have always dreamed of running a full marathon. One day.

Today we participated in Run for Compassion to raise money for Compassion's Child Survival Program. I drug this extremely out of shape post-baby body to the starting line. Joe pushed the double stroller and I ran next to him (most of the time). Joe and I ran before we got married and us rekindling this past time has been a dream come true for me. I just adore this time together. I love having his company while we exercise and cherish our children being along for the ride too.

Today I felt even more out of shape and mile 2 kicked my bootie. I sent Joe on ahead and this sweet little 10 year old girl was my inspiration. She would have finished in 25 minutes if her dad hadn't kept her back with him. She was a machine and just a natural, gifted runner. I can't even imagine what that's like.

The last mile, my new friend MacKenzie and I trotted along while I was saying scriptures in my head and having a grand ole' time!! Joe and I are hoping to do another race in a couple months.

Here's MacKenzie, Izy and me after the run :)

Hope you have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Confessions of a Boy Mom

Let me just say that I think I was made to be a boy mom.

This girl mom thing is totally out of my league.

Bows? Accessories? Fixing her hair? How do you do this and not break the bank?

Oh my. I need lessons.

This is her bam-bam look.

She already has multiple chins...this I love!