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Sometimes, Life throws ya curve ball....

Well, today was supposed to be my “HAPPY” post….I actually couldn’t wait to get up this Friday morning to type my post-it seems like forever that I have been anticipating this!!!! Today was the day Brad and Amanda were getting their ultrasound, to see if they were having a little boy or a little girl!!! We have been counting down the days. It’s marked on every calendar in the house!! Brad wants a boy!! And believe me when I say…..he has made sure we all know it!! LOL! I tend to say “if it’s a girl”….and Brad corrects me and tells me “MOM…GAVIN JAMES is a BOY!

Brad would call every day and tell us about his plans once Gavin arrives. Jeepers, Brad already had the kid playing football, and helping do projects around the house……….LOL…and the little guy isn’t even here yet! To hear Brad talk about the future, with such happiness………to look forward to what lies ahead, well, if ya all knew what he’s been through….you’d know how happy this makes my heart!

But as we all know….“life happens”….while we are busy making OUR OWN PLANS…it doesn’t really dawn on us that those plans may not be what God has in store for us….never thinking that a swift flying curve ball will enter into our game of life!

I guess the key is; ya just gotta stand back, take a deep breath, and let the curve ball fly by! We can’t stand there and keep on swinging at it, hoping to change the direction or speed of the ball…..for that will just tire ya out……….and make ya weak!

We were thrown [another ] curve ball in our life…………Steve and I both know, without a doubt…that we will just have to let go………..and Let God! My biggest thing, is helping Brad to do the same. Seems that when you're young, ya don’t have the same coping mechanism, it's a lot harder to just let go..............and TRUST...........that comes with our life’s journey, I think.

Brad called, Wednesday afternoon, he asked me to please sit down ( I HATE when someone says that to me-especially Brad!) I knew it was goin to be sad news. Then he broke down….trying to muster the words, that his baby has a high risk of being born with Down’s Syndrome.

I heard what he said, but it didn’t sink in…..all I felt was his pain and hurt….my heart actually ached, listening to my grown son cry……………..and asking me "why?”... “what am I supposed to do?“……."how can this be?" "why is life so stinkin hard"??????
Ya know....it doesn't matter how old we get or how old they become, these questions are asked by our children from the time they can speak...the only difference is, when they are little, you can get away with the good ole "Just Because" answer...now, it seems there is NO answer!

As a mom ya want more than anything, to be able to take your child’s pain away. To be able to answer their “why’s” and “how come’s”……………to hug them, and to tell them EVERYTHING will be just fine………
I couldn’t do that. I cried with him, I told him , “all we can do is pray, and we both know whatever is meant to be…is GOD’s Will”……miracles happen, Brad knows it…I know it…and there is always, ALWAYS the possibility of a MIRACLE! A miracle is a blessing, bestowed by GOD….so, to me, no matter what the outcome, we will get our miracle….he or she may not be “perfect” in the eyes of others’…but if GOD sends this baby to our family….it WILL BE PERFECT TO US!!

So, today, Brad and Amanda still go for their ultrasound, but they also have to meet with Doctors to find out what needs to happen next. The screening that showed positive for high risk of DS is not 100% accurate! Amanda will have to go through diagnostic testing…these tests are risky, risk of miscarriage….but the results are 100% accurate.

I ask, that if maybe ya can find a spare minute in your day….you could send up a little prayer…to keep us ALL strong, and to help Brad and Amanda with the choices that lie ahead….I know that GOD will take care of the rest…
The odds are low for a young couple, in their 20's to give birth to a Down's baby......the risk increases with age.....there is now cure, there is no prevention...it just happens.


I have to share what Steve said to me…Wednesday when he got home from work and I told him about the baby….and what the kids were goin through.
I was crying, and saying how hurt my heart is, because I knew that Brad & Amanda were so excited --just the day before Brad had called….saying that “Gavin” will prolly be a football player…and we were laughin about it, cuz the little fella (or girl) isn‘t even outta the womb yet!!!….. and now, today…..well.........how fast things can change…”
All Steve said was this: “There’s one thing that hasn’t changed, Kath…Brad will still be an awesome dad!”

WOW-that's why he's my best friend in the whole wide world!!







Juanita, you're a very special person!! I have this saying on my blog header photo..."God saw a tear and kissed it away with the smile of a friend"...Juanita emulates the meanning of this special quote!
I thank you all for your prayers..........

Have a beautiful Friday, everyone....and please...don't keep swinging...stand aside and let the curve ball pass.........GOD will see to it that ya make it around the bases!!!!! ;)

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