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Indiana, United States
I'm a mother of five of my own children, very blessed adoptive mommy to one, step mother to three! Married to a wonderful man who forgives ALOT! Grammy to 6!I also have the best "kids in law" that I could have! I am blessed to be able to baby sit for our grandchildren a few days a week. I am blessed to be able to NOW stay home full time to take care of our home, children, and grandchildren!!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Bright and Shiny Birthday Morning and an Urgent prayer request...

Isn't this a gorgeous picture? Becca took it a few weeks ago when we were hiking in Turkey Run State Park. (I think Indiana might be the only state to have a State Park with a strange name like Turkey Run!! Maybe we're a little backwards? It's a gorgeous park, though, and I believe that there might still be some wild turkeys roaming around...I'm not sure. I was awake early one morning while spending the night there several years ago and went on a hike by myself. I saw something that might have been a wild turkey but it just MIGHT have been a turkey buzzard...who knows!!)
I have an important prayer request!! My 23 year old son, who has JUST started on a southern Indiana police force, called me at 11:30 at night a couple of days ago and scared me to pieces! I was just SURE that his little precious wife had gone into premature labor. She hadn't, but what he called me about is much scarier than that. It seems that while on an arrest and car search, he was poked by a heroin needle. Now he has to go through almost a month of treatment to prevent him from getting something terrible and life threatening. He is NOT tolerating the medication well at all and his wife is so extremely upset. They need prayer. Please pray for him to NOT get anything from the needle and for God to strengthen his body against the medication. Also, please ask the Lord to quiet Erin's troubled heart and help her not to be afraid and worried.
They are soooo incredibly precious to me.
Sooo....today is my birthday and I decided to treat myself to a birthday present! I am just ready to step out the door and drive to visit Danny and Erin! I haven't seen him in possibly two months or more and that would be a wonderful present to myself, to get to spend a little time with them. I have seen Erin lately but not Danny since he is working some strange hours. They live about an hour away, which isn't far, but it is also a good chunk of your day when you are trying to figure out a time when THEY can be available AND when we're not busy with babysitting and so on! We are going to see their decorated baby nursery today! I'm sure it is adorable!!
Then, I'm going to see my parents and they are going to go to Taco Bell and get me a large raspberry Iced Tea!! Yum Yum!! Isn't that crazy, that I love raspberry tea that much??? I had a migraine the other day and my dear dear hubby stopped at Taco Bell and got me a big glass of it to bring home to me! (I don't know why he would do that, every time we go out to eat and if they have raspberry iced tea, I order it. THEN, when he goes to the salad bar, the restroom, or wherever, I switch his glass of diet coke with my raspberry iced tea! When he comes back, he takes a BIG drink of his "coke" and gags and makes a terrible face because I have tricked him!! He is not a fan of my iced tea!!!! He falls for it every time!!! It is a hoot!!
Anyway, thanks for sending up a prayer for my boy and girl. (and their baby...)
I'm going to try to enjoy this day and try not to worry so much. I know that my hubby and kids here at home have something concocted for my birthday...there is much whispering going on!
Have a lovely day!


  1. Well, Happy Birthday to YOU!!!

    Praying for your son and Erin. That is very scary. I remember when I was working as a dental assistant realizing after a surgery that I had been cut and not knowing if I had been infected by anything or not. The fear stayed with me for years. Praying that because he is being treated he will not live with ongoing concerns!


    Becky K.

  2. That is scary. I hope and pray he will be okay and his beloved will be calm.

  3. So glad to see a post from you, I have missed reading of your adventures. I know you are more than busy with work and family, so I wasn't really worried. I will pray for your son and dil. I also want to wish you a Happy Birthday.
    Blessigs to you, Donna

  4. Happy Birthday Beth,
    Will remember to pray for your son. Sadly, these needle stick injuries are becoming very common. I always try to remember to take a thick picnic rug to sit on at the town beaches. Recently a mother was pricked by a discarded needle at one our local beaches. She had to stop breastfeeding her baby and had the same agonizing wait. Makes me very wary now - the days of running barefoot in the sand are numbered.
    Hope you enjoy your visit and your iced tea!

  5. Happy birthday, Beth! Praying for your boy. ♥

  6. I'm praying for Danny and Erin, Beth. Thanks for sharing that request with us. I hope you had a wonderful birthday, and I cannot wait to find out what everyone was whispering about!