Exciting stuff…

This post is dedicated to my two beautiful sisters…

First off my little sister, Aubrey (whom I call, “little one”) graduated from nursing school last weekend!! I am so excited for her and proud beyond belief. She has worked so hard the last two years to finish strong and with honors! She hopes to be a labor and delivery nurse (would love it if she could be my nurse one day..). She takes the biggest test of her life, the Nclux- which is the test you have to pass to be a “real” nurse, on Wednesday. I know that she would appreciate your prayers. She is also the reason we get to  come home this summer because she is getting married! What an exciting summer for her! I couldn’t be happier for her and am so thankful for the guy God brought into her life. Can’t wait to celebrate with you in a few weeks Aubs- congrats!

Isn’t she gorgeous?!

The other exciting stuff I have to share is that I am going to be an


I found out this week that Brooke, my older sister, is prego! I cannot tell you how excited I am about this! I already have 9 nieces & nephews (3 girls & 6 boys) who I love dearly, but I think it will be different to experience it with my sister. And her baby could potentially look like me! 🙂 (maybe…ha) My sister is going to be such a wonderful mom. She has a huge heart, passion for Jesus, loves children (I have a feeling she is going to love having just one 4 year old running around one day instead of 20! she is a pre-K teacher), she is fun, she is compassionate, and the best big sis anyone could ask for. She certainly mothered me and Aubs well over the years 🙂 I can’t wait to see the mother she will become and the father Clint will be. S0. Exciting. Congrats sister!

It is also a little bittersweet because I live on the other side of the world… I knew that the day would come when Brooke would get pregnant while I am living over here, but until it became a reality it was hard to see how hard it really is going to be to be so far away. Luckily she will be getting internet and we have skype. I am so thankful for technology. I am sitting here with tears in my eyes as I write this… but I am also thankful because I do feel like this is where we are supposed to be and am confident that the one who knows all will comfort and sustain me. I am reminded of His grace & provision in my life.

This is the most recent picture I have of the parents to be! Couldn’t be happier for you guys!

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    4 Responses to Exciting stuff…

    1. Hannah says:


      I am so excited for both Aubrey and Brooke! Congrats to both of them. Being a labor and delivery nurse sounds really fun! I am sure that it is hard to be away during all of this excitement and Brooke’s pregnancy. I will definitely be thinking of you ;). I’ve been keeping my eyes on the ticket prices and it looks like I should be able to come in July. I have to go in for Jury Duty the Monday before, so it would really stink if that were the reason I couldn’t come visit! Blah! I will try to look REALLY pregnant and irrational so that I am not chosen – haha. So, this is more of a letter than a comment. I love you!

      PS What is a “blood”?

    2. Brooke says:

      You are so wonderful! Thanks so much for the sweet post about us! We are so excited for ya’ll to be here SOON!!! Can’t wait to experience some of my pregnancy with you this summer. I know there will be hard times…believe me…it’s not just hard for you! It’s hard for me not having you here too. But we will make the best of it and thank God for skype! What would we do without it?! I am so proud of what you guys are doing out there and know that you are where you are supposed to be. Thanks for all your prayers and excitement! Makes it so much more fun for me too to share it with everyone else! So… hurry up and finish and get here already!! Can’t wait!! Finish strong! SEE YOU SOON!! LOVE YOU LOTS!!!

    3. Lesley says:

      Yay for Brooke!!!! So exciting! Can’t wait to see everyone soon!

    4. Dad says:

      I am truly blessed with THREE GREAT daughters!!
      Love You