AND COUNTING …

Filed under: baby barden — Danielle at 2:25 pm on Sunday, August 23, 2009

It has been 5 months since our miscarriage – 5 long and exhausting months. All I seem to think about is that I would be that far pregnant instead of saying that I’m that far not.

A few weeks ago I met with Pastor & Wendy to talk about how I have been feeling and how to get out of this despair.

I keep saying that I don’t just want a baby – I wanted THAT baby – I was ready for THAT baby. Our bodies know that something is wrong and THAT is why we miscarry. I just have to accept that and understand it.

Secondly – satan knows the feelings that I have and builds on those – he whispers in my ear the thoughts of never getting pregnant again, of getting pregnant again but having another miscarriage, of how it is not fair that what seems like EVERYONE around me is having a baby (I stopped keeping count at 30), of how I can’t let go of losing our child, of how I can’t be excited for my dear friends getting to have what I am missing out on. And so on. And so forth.

I have the power in Christ to tell satan to BACK OFF – to get out of my head – to stop whispering lies in my ear.

I have the power in Christ to speak His promises over our life – I just have to believe it – I just have to stop doubting.

I’m still struggling – I’m still crying – not as often.

ONE YEAR

Filed under: TMJ — Danielle at 8:34 pm on Saturday, August 22, 2009

It has been roughly one year since I got my device for my jaw.

It has been roughly one year since my life became nearly 100% pain free.

It has been roughly one year since my dreams of becoming a photographer and a mother started to come into sight more clearly.

There were days when I didn’t think that I would be able to hang on any longer – days when I thought that God had forgotten about me.

I knew that God would provide a miracle for me in some way, shape, or form when it came to my jaw pain. I am so thankful for Dr. Robinson and his staff – for God bringing him into my life.

JARED

Filed under: love — Danielle at 8:34 pm on Saturday, August 22, 2009

I love my husband. He is the best support I could ever dream of.

I love this picture of him!

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He is my best friend.

*J* SENIOR MHS – MANSFIELD SENIOR PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

Filed under: seniors — Danielle at 6:49 am on Friday, August 21, 2009

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*J* is a senior at Mansfield High School. His mom and I met at the career fair this past April and talked about setting something up!

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Check out the gallery for his complete collection!

Thanks again *J*!

SAMM’S BRIDAL SHOWER

Filed under: family — Danielle at 6:49 am on Friday, August 21, 2009

On Sunday I held a bridal shower for my sister – in the blistering heat!

Holly delivered her cake – which was SO GOOD!

Holly is also doing her wedding cake – which we are all excited to see!

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Holly took this photo of the cake – it was a white cake with raspberry filling and cream cheese icing! SO VERY GOOD!

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Samm LOVES baby ducks so Holly made a Mr. & Mrs. baby duck for the “topper”.

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Samm LOVES SAPPHIRE – and her engagement ring is so gorgeous!

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I asked Samm a series of questions about Xavier – for every one she got wrong she had to put a ring pop on a finger and then open that many presents with the rings on her fingers! It was pretty funny!

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Thanks to mom, Connie, Courtney, Mel, LuAnn, Vanessa, Gramma G, Aunt Deb, and Aunt L for coming!

Thanks again Holly for the cake – I still have some in my fridge!

SAMM'S BRIDAL SHOWER

Filed under: family — Danielle at 6:49 am on Friday, August 21, 2009

On Sunday I held a bridal shower for my sister – in the blistering heat!

Holly delivered her cake – which was SO GOOD!

Holly is also doing her wedding cake – which we are all excited to see!

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Holly took this photo of the cake – it was a white cake with raspberry filling and cream cheese icing! SO VERY GOOD!

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Samm LOVES baby ducks so Holly made a Mr. & Mrs. baby duck for the “topper”.

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Samm LOVES SAPPHIRE – and her engagement ring is so gorgeous!

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I asked Samm a series of questions about Xavier – for every one she got wrong she had to put a ring pop on a finger and then open that many presents with the rings on her fingers! It was pretty funny!

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Thanks to mom, Connie, Courtney, Mel, LuAnn, Vanessa, Gramma G, Aunt Deb, and Aunt L for coming!

Thanks again Holly for the cake – I still have some in my fridge!

*B* FAMILY – TROY FAMILY PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

Filed under: portraits — Danielle at 6:20 am on Thursday, August 20, 2009

I went to high school with Karissa and reconnected with her at a wedding this year. She needed family portraits and wanted to set up a date. Mt. Pisgah was the perfect spot!

Her kids are TOO CUTE!

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Their complete collection is in the gallery – check it out!

Thanks again *B* family!

*W* FAMILY – TROY FAMILY PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

Filed under: portraits — Danielle at 6:17 am on Thursday, August 20, 2009

I met with Rebeka and her family on Saturday @ Mt. Pisgah State Park for a fun photo session!

I had taken pictures of Rebeka with her class from NCA in 2007 and her parents wanted a session similar.

It was HOT HOT HOT on Saturday but everyone was in great spirits.

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Check out the gallery for their complete collection!

Thanks again *W* family – I had a great time!

FAMILY

Filed under: family,portraits,schrute — Danielle at 11:21 am on Wednesday, August 19, 2009

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Last week we got the family together to take some pictures before Gramma & Grampa Clark go back to Florida.

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We took some pictures with Schrute too!

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TOP O’ THE HILL FARM

Filed under: animals — Danielle at 11:21 am on Wednesday, August 19, 2009

My mom has some of her Dexter cows up at my parents house – I went out to say hello a few weeks ago!

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I can’t wait for the operation to get completely underway!

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