January 13, 2008

Hello 2008

Wow, where did 2007 go? I think it flew by and I missed the last half of it. I have been really bad about blogging lately and I know that I need to just sit down and do it. Here's an update of the Brown family.

Quentin is really growing in his walk with Christ. I am so proud of the man he has become and is still evolving into. I can't tell you how much more I love him each day. We will be celebrating our 10th anniversary this week. Yeah!!!! I can't believe it's really been 10 years. Wow. Quentin is working hard and trying to help me with the boys. It's been a challenge.

Tyler is growing into a young man. He has experienced his first big red pimple on his nose. I know he would just die if he knew I was sharing this, but thank goodness he doesn't read my blog. He is doing very well in school and we are so proud of him.

Brayden is doing so great. He is having success at school keeping his behavior under control. I knew he could do it. He is such a special little boy. Even when I'm mad at him, I can't help but love him even more. He is so caring and helpful.

Sean is potty training. Oh my goodness. I think I have become the lazy one with this one. I haven't pushed him to do it (well, because he's the baby), and I know I'm not helping the situation. He does great at Debra's house (because she is soooo good). He is growing and learning new things every day!

Well I have been busy at work and at home. I had to write out my goals for 2008 at work and it helped me to really focus on what I was there to do. I also wrote down my personal goals and now I have them to work on also. My health is okay and hopefully I'm still on track to have surgery on March 7th. Stay tuned for more on that.

This is definately a trying time for our family. My uncle Ernie (Aunt Lavonna's husband) has been diagnosed with cancer. This is a fast growing cancer. He is in a lot of pain. The doctors told him that they expect him to live only 3-4 months. We all know that God has a plan for each of us and that he will leave us when God is ready for him. We just hope that it's later. I've never been really close to Uncle Ernie and now I am sorry for that. I do love him and his family. This is going to be very difficult for my Aunt Lavonna and I hope she knows that I love her and I'm here for her.

Quentin's 2nd cousin Kim is in a coma right now. She had 2 blood clots that have gone to her brain. I just can't believe it. Tyler played baseball with Josh for 2 years. Kim and Rick are awesome people. Kim was always there for every game and you knew that she loved both of her kids. Seeing Kim with her granddaughter was an awesome sight. Kim and Rick love each other so much and so I can't even imagine what Rick is going through.

Please just lift our family up in prayer.

We have decided to jump all in. God said it was okay and so we did it. I will be starting a small group on Mondays. Quentin and I are attending a small group on Wednesday together, and then I'm attending another small group on Saturdays. Praise God!!! We absolutely love it! What an awesome God we serve!

I have to go now. We are reading the Bible as a family and it's time for us to read.