Saturday, January 31, 2009

Watching the Beautiful Dazey's

I spent the past few days watching all the beautiful Dazey's. No, I didn't spell it wrong-The Dazey's are my extended family on my mothers side. (Grandma Sims' sister) I was with them this week to celebrate the long and beautiful life of my Aunt Ruth. I loved my Aunt Ruth. She was always glad to be there for my showers, my wedding, Thanksgiving, Easter...most any event where our family gathered. Her death wasn't a surprise, but it was not ideal for anyone. But oddly enough, on the way to her funeral my parents and I heard Jeremy Camp's new song about the day we come face to face with Jesus. At the age of 28 (MONTHS from turning 29..) I've come to really look forward to that day. Now, more than ever because my Cousin Steve (Ruths son) pulled me close at the burial site and whispered in my ear "Ever since the day your grandmother died, my mom has wanted to go be with her." What a thought!! How amazing, joyous and FUN 3:25 on Monday morning was!! Aunt Ruth got to see Jesus, her husband, her sister, brother and her parents again!! I can imagine the hugs and kisses and the love that radiated! I'm amazed at this and desire it like nothing else on earth. The day we buried my grandmother I decided that I would live my life as Jesus did and love Him and obey him so that I can spend eternity with Him and the rest of the people I love dearly.
Back to the beautiful Dazeys...they cried, but mostly I saw smiles and heard stories and giggles. They are so close and loving to each other that it makes my heart swell to know that I have some wonderful people in my life. I don't see them much, in fact-some I hadn't seen in years-but they hugged me, they fought over Jorja and played with her and just LOVED. (I would like to mention that Jorja loves the men in my family and they love her equally as much, 99% of them are the construction/carpentry men who look so tough and hard on the outside-but they are bubble gum on the inside.) I loved watching the kids play with the 1980's WrestleMania figurines and giggled when little Nathan couldn't figure out why Jorja didn't want to play Hulk Hogan. In this world full of hate and despair, seeing a family who is so loving to each other did my heart good and proud.
I spent some special time alone at a few plots from family that I've lost that worked in my heart. I still hurt sometimes at the thought of losing my cousin and my grandmother, and it's amazing at how healing it is to spend some time being quiet and still and crying.
Speaking of special time-I got to spend a few hours with my friend from HS being goofy and giggly. The Adventures of Beth and Becky seem to only get funnier as we get older. I had a blast and can't wait to do it again.

My friend Emily has been admitted to the hospital because she is having trouble with her twins. She is currently at 25 wks and her body feels its time to deliver. Please pray that Ethan and Bailey STAY PUT! They are blessing from God, and the trip was heartbreaking. Keep Emily and her husband Matt in your prayers.
Also-my girlfriend with the quads has been asking for prayer. Their little Clark is in the Pediatrics ICU with a very bad respitory problem. This is a scary time for them so please pray for Brad and Jen Murray.

Thursday, January 8, 2009


HEY EVERYONE!!! AARON GOT THE JOB!! AARON GOT THE JOB!! That's right! God works in wonderous ways-it really is so incredible. It got a little tense there for awhile-but here is the complete rundown- Aaron had been calling Pinnacle on a regular basis to stay fresh in their minds. First, we found out that 2 of the 3 spots had been filled already and the 3rd would be filled "at the beginning of the year". Then on Wednesday, Aaron was catching some heat from Blakely's to join the union which would cost some money (sometimes more money than what was coming in) and he was afraid that he would not be allowed to work much longer without joining. So yesterday morning he called again only to get bad news. There was an offer out for the 3rd and final spot-Aaron was not selected. My heart was broken for him, he had been so excited for this opportunity and the idea of staying in the airline business was all he wanted. As unsteady as it was-being an aircraft mechanic is what Aaron J. Walker was meant to be, and it's what makes him happy. He came home early due to a machine breaking down with Blakely's and got a phone call just as he walked in the door...I hear "uh huh, yes ma'am. Yes. Ok. Ok. Thank you." then a loud "I GOT IT!! I GOT THE JOB!!" I'm screaming and crying, the dog is barking-Jorja is freaked out beyond belief. Total blissful chaos!! We stopped to thank God for the blessing and then I finally asked what happened??? Turns out the guy who received the offer was out of the country and not returning phone calls. They waited until Wednesday (the day Aaron called) before deciding to make Aaron the offer. (remember when we were praying the other guy would have something else going on?? Yea??? ) We also found out that the only reason he was not #1 pick was b/c the other 3 had buddies working for Pinnacle in Indy. So he starts on Tuesday. Would you like to know the kicker in all of this?? This morning Blakley's laid off everyone. So Aaron would have lost his job this morning only to have nothing lined up and he would probably not have had unemployment benefits b/c he never joined the union. God is incredible isn't he?
Oh Happy Day Reason #2- Today is the day that every father dreads. His gorgeous, smart and funny daughter turns into a teenager. That's right! Today is Paris' birthday and she turns 13 years old!! I got her gift out a little too late-but she is forgiving. (and used to so HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAR!!
Life is turning around for us!

**Sorry for the abrupt cease in photos. Our hard drive took a poo and we can't access any of our things.

Prayer Request-JENNIE IS PREGNANT!! Please pray that she continues to have a healthy pregnancy and that the baby develops appropriately. Lauren and Allie are praying for twins and two hats. (??) ha!