Tick tock, little girl...

Although I cannot see you,
I still know your are there.
You are warm and snug inside me,
and require gentle care.

Although I cannot hold you,
or give you a hug goodnight.
I feel you move inside me
and know that you are alright.

Although I cannot kiss you,
or show you how I feel.
I know you share my feelings
and that our bond is real.

You are with me all the time
and always on my mind.
Already I have fallen in love
with my precious gift from up above.

  • boromom
    I like that! Thinking about you and that soon you will be holding her. Exciting!
    by boromom at 02/02/10 11:19PM
  • curlie
    :)
    by curlie at 02/02/10 11:46PM
  • grandmadiane
    So very SWEET!
    by grandmadiane at 02/03/10 12:10AM
  • someday
    That is beautiful. Now I need to stop crying before people come into the office. I pray that your delivery goes well, since it is so near. It is amazing to know that you will be meeting that precious gift soon.
    by someday at 02/03/10 6:26AM
  • simon_says
    So close! Since Joshua is out of town this week, I packed Bruce up and went to my parents' house. I'm using it as a test run for when I pack Bruce up and head up there in less than two weeks!!
    by simon_says at 02/03/10 2:54PM

07/20/09 3:34PM

If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were loved by wife, then thee.

Happy 7th!
  • stylinmama
    Happy Anniversary! ! !
    by stylinmama at 07/20/09 4:01PM
  • comade
    At first I was like oh what is this going to mean =) I thought maybe another baby was on the way. Silly me!

    Happy Anniversary
    by comade at 07/20/09 4:02PM
  • acurtis
    Love you both! You're perfect for each other =)
    by acurtis at 07/20/09 5:25PM
  • simon_says
    Happy anniversary! I'm sure your favorite moments from that day are completely from my favorite moments of that day, but mine make me laugh and smile and remind me of just how 'you' you are (in a good way, of course).
    by simon_says at 07/20/09 6:17PM
  • snickers63
    Happy anniversary!
    by snickers63 at 07/20/09 9:15PM
  • littlelamb
    Happy Anniversary!
    by littlelamb at 07/21/09 8:33PM
  • jermy
    I don't get it.
    by jermy at 07/21/09 9:44PM
  • jermy
    jk. Love you too!
    by jermy at 07/21/09 9:44PM
  • nillabarr
    Happy Anniversary to you yesterday!

    Megan sent me a GAP giftcard when I first found out I was pregnant. I found that top online on clearance! I love it! I probably can't wear it much longer though. :(
    by nillabarr at 07/22/09 11:06AM
  • jess
    I didn't realize you were expecting!! Congratulations! :)
    by jess at 08/30/09 9:16PM

05/05/09 10:23AM


Before I was a Mom,
I never tripped over toys
or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn't worry whether or not
my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.


Before I was a Mom,
I had never been puked on.
Pooped on.
Chewed on.
Peed on.
I had complete control of my mind
and my thoughts.
I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom,
I never held down a screaming child
so doctors could do tests.
Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night
watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom,
I never held a sleeping baby just because
I didn't want to put her down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces
when I couldn't stop the hurt.!
I never knew that something so small
could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom,
I didn't know the feeling of
having my heart outside my body..
I didn't know how special it could feel
to feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond
between a mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so small
could make me feel so important and happy.

Before I was a Mom,
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night
every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth,
the joy,
the love,
the heartache,
the wonderment
or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much,
before I was a Mom .
  • DessertDiva
    Very sweet.
    by DessertDiva at 05/05/09 10:27AM
  • comade
    So true!
    by comade at 05/05/09 11:00AM
  • stylinmama
    :)
    by stylinmama at 05/05/09 11:33AM
  • snickers63
    Before I was a Mom, I never rejoiced with a "successful" diaper...and oh, so many other fun things.
    by snickers63 at 05/05/09 12:30PM
  • simon_says
    That's sweet.
    by simon_says at 05/05/09 12:34PM
  • someday
    That is beautiful. Moms are amazing. Shelby and Sadie have a great mom!
    by someday at 05/05/09 12:55PM
  • sellerofpurple
    Love it! The last line is so true, too!
    by sellerofpurple at 05/06/09 6:17PM

04/10/09 11:26AM

It is time, once again, for the Nancy Swain Watters Memorial Walk. As many of you know, this walk is in memory of my mother, who was a victim of domestic vioence four and a half years ago. During her lifetime she constantly fought against violence for all people while silently suffering her own abuse. My sisters and I were the only ones who knew anything of the situation and even we didn't know it was as bad as it was. Her compassion for others and desire to help are a couple of the many legacies she left behind. I miss her terribly and hope that, by participating in this walk and encouraging the victims of abuse, we can prevent even one family from suffering the way we have.

The funds raised from this walk benefit the Childrens' Center of the Cumberlands and the Oneida women's shelter. Last year's walk was an even bigger success than the year before. Over $27,000 was raised and there were 600 registered walkers! Hopefully we can do even better this year!

This year's walk will be on Friday, May 1st in Oneida, Tennessee. The opening ceremonies begin at 9 am and the walk will follow. This year the walk is just under 5 miles. We will be joined, once again, by Tennessee's first lady, Andrea Conte. We would welcome anyone who is able to walk with us so please let us know if you are interested. I've attached a copy of the registration form. If you decide at the last minute to walk - don't worry because you can register that morning.


Any financial donation will be accepted and appreciated (see address listed below). I know that the current economic situation may restrict some people from donating financially but there are other ways you can help these families. The women's shelter is always in need of cleaning supplies, hygiene products and baby items. They also need household items such as dishes, pots and pans, cups, utensils, towels, sheets, etc - pretty much anything you need to run your household on a daily basis. My sisters and I are planning on loading up our vehicles with donated items so feel free to drop them off with one of us. If you can't contribute in any of these ways please pray for a successful walk and that these women and children will be able to escape their violent situations.


Please make checks payable to:
Children’s Center of the Cumberlands
P.O. Box 4314
Oneida, TN 37841


We are waging a war on domestic violence. Will you help us fight?

01/10/09 10:58PM

I came across an Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" Barbie today while searching the Walmart clearance section. All I can say is "wow, that's disturbing."

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