Tuesday, January 1, 2013


2012 in Review:

2012: Newly engaged, more surgery, MARRIAGE!!!, moving to Augusta (two thumbs down), started our lives together, health problems, Grandma Shipton passed away, news came of an upcomming deployment, one of Danny's friends was killed in Afganistsan, another of his friends from home also passed away and we found out we were PREGANT.  It's been ahellofayear. So much joy, sorrow, ends, and new beginnings.  I don't know if i'm a better person this year than last year.... I'd like to think so. I'd like to think I have more faith in my God and a stronger testimony.  I feel though that i've just taken what I know and am and applied it to the new situations i've faced in my personal and married life. Last night I picked up my journal and read my first entry of 2012.  It was of course about how excited I was to soon be Danny's wife, how much I missed him, and how I couldn't wait to be with him.  It's strange to me to remember what I looked forward to last year in light of what is in the year to come. How things have changed! It's very difficult knowing that we will spend the majority of 2013 across the world from one another.  I continue to pray for strenth in the year to come. I like the quote from the movie Emma (not sure if this actually came from Emma Smith or was something the movie added to her dialog) but it says once at the beginning that "Strength isn't something you have, it's soemthing you find." At the end of the film it says "Strength isn't soemthing you have, it's soomething God helps you find."  I hope I can find it with His help.  This year will also bring us one of the greatest joy's life can bring, our new baby :)

On our way home from Christmas in FL Danny shared some info that made me realize we needed to be out of our apartment about a week earlier than we had planned. So the 'plan' is to be out of our apartment on January 5th. ya.. that's in 4 days. We're nowhere near ready... doesn't help that everything has been closed for the Holiday.

Had our last baby appointment in Augutsa the 27th that little stink was turned sideways!  Much to modest to show us what was going on between those little legs! The sex of our little one remains a mystery... hopefully we will see on the 3rd!  After the appointment the doc told us I had tested positive as a carrier for Cystic Fibrosis.  They ordered a blood test for Danny as well.  1 in 29 white America's is a carrier.  If Danny comes back positive our baby will have a 1 in 4 chance of having the disease.   We wont find out  for another 2 weeks ish.

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