Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A Wonderful Day

We just got back from the doctor and everything was wonderful! We saw our little one moving around all over the place and we saw the strong pumping heart! Praise the Lord! I started tearing up just marveling at the little miracle! Now, we just have to hold tight until March. I can't wait to hold Little Bit in my arms.
We do officially have a new due date...
March 11, 2009!
That was not far off from the March 13th date we were originally given, but it sounds so much better than Friday the 13th!

I decided I would share this very fun giveaway, even though I think you should give me the prize if you win!!!

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The prize is a cute piece of Stella & Dot jewelry. Is this bracelet not way too cute?!?! I love it and there are tons of other cute pieces you can see on her blog.

Monday, October 27, 2008

A Big Day

Tomorrow is our big ultrasound! We are so excited to get to see the little one. It is the closest we will be to Little Bit until March rolls around and then that little sweetie will be in our arms! Of course there is always anxiousness about this appointment. You mommies out there know. They check to see if everything is growing on track and is developing properly. So, if you think about us, please pray at 8:00 in the morning. By the way, thank you all for your concerns and sweet comments about everything last week. It means to world to me! I wish we could go out one and one and have coffee together. But unfortunately, there are lots of miles between us.

I want to let you all know that we are NOT planning on finding out whether the baby is a little boy or a little girl. This is something that Flint has always wanted to do and that is really important to him. The planner in me, at first, was hesitant. But, now I am enjoying the suspense. I also feel like it is one thing that I can do for him...in a sense a gift that I can give him, which makes my heart really happy. Rather than knowing tomorrow, I know that I will know in about four and a half months. Right now we are just praying for a healthy baby and the sex is completely unimportant to us! Despite what everyone thinks, it is still fun planning. I am actually working on the nursery and hopefully within the next week I will have some plans nailed down and I will post about it! I will give you a hint...notice the color scheme of this post! We have almost decided on names, too. We have a boy and a girl first name picked out, but no middle names. Flint wants to keep the name a secret, too. Can you tell my hubbie LOVES surprises?!?! I told him he is not going to win every battle, so maybe soon I will share that with you.

Monday Night Football

I know this post is long overdue, but in honor of Monday I thought I would post some pics of our experience at Monday Night Football. I was given some tickets back in September from some sweet friends, so Flint and I got to go to Dallas and watch our Cowboys take on the Eagles! We had a blast! First of all, we had seats on the fourth row, right behind the players' families, behind the Cowboy bench, and right in front of the cheerleaders...Flint was excited about that! What a good game it was! And to top it off, we got to see several former Razorbacks in action...Felix Jones, Ken Hamblin, and Shawn Andrews! Flint said I would not see a more exciting regular season game. Yay, the Cowboys pulled off a victory!

This is the hole in God's stadium, so God can look down on His team....
I always tell Flint that God does not play favorites and only a Texan would make something like that up!
Flint and I
Okay...I know I am wearing pink...long story. I did not have anything but a Cowboy t-shirt in which I burned a hole in when I set my Chi on it on my bathroom counter....I know, only I could pull that off! And this pregnant body does not fit in just anything these days. We went to Academy on our way into Dallas, but there was nothing that I liked and I felt was worth spending the money on. SO, I opted to wear my pink shirt. I thought it might help my family and friends spot me on TV!

Shawn Andrews #73...He is still Big Boy, but in much better shape than he was in college! Can't you tell it is him by the way he is standing?!?!

Tony Romo in action
Felix Jones...one of my favorite Razorback players!

Ken Hamblin on the left...a former Hog!

The Pre-Game

What a fun Night we had!!!

Thursday, October 23, 2008


I wish I were writing about a trip we took to Providence, RI to see the leaves change to vibrant hues of red, orange, and gold. Or writing about our trip to Providence Hospital, here in Waco, to take our birthing class. Oh no, God has been working in the lives of the Harris family in much greater ways.

I hate telling really personal things on the internet...not that I do not love and trust all you, bloggy friends. I think it makes things more real and me more vulnerable. However, I know that many of you are very supportive and are prayer warriors. With that being said, let me just start this story by getting to the heart of the matter. Last week we had a big scare...if gross stories are not for you, stop reading now and skip to the lesson learned part of the story. I started bleeding... not a little. Every mommy-to-be's nightmare!!! Like anyone else would do, I called my doctor. They asked me protocol questions and did not seem to be overly alarmed. I was told if the situation got worse; I was to go to the hospital that night. If it was not getting better by morning and if I started cramping; I was to come in the next day. Well, it got better, THANK YOU JESUS, and eventually stopped. Still the worrying mommy inside of me wanted confirmation that everything was alright and that Little Bit Harris was still cooking away! So, Friday morning before Flint left for Stillwater with the football team, I insisted that we go ahead and go to the doctor. I did not want something to get worse while Flint was out of town for the weekend. So, we went to the doctor. They first checked for the heartbeat. We immediately heard it and that was the most emotional I have been at one of our doctor visits thus far. They then did a mini ultrasound. We saw our little one on the big screen and I was just plain beautiful! I was eventually diagnosed with having had some of my placenta break off. Apparently, I had been "overdoing it". I was then instructed to get in bed and stay there for a few days and after that to take it easy...really easy. Which does not come easy for me. I promise I am getting to the point of my story.

So, I had a few days alone. By myself. In bed. Just me and God (and of course Sophie and Katie, who are my little love bug, puppy dogs!) I did a lot of thinking and praying and praising God. A word that He has repeatedly laid on my heart and mind this fall is "Providence". I did a little research on the word and it's true meaning is:

1. foreseeing care and guidance of God (or nature) over the creatures of the earth. (we will stick to the God part)
2. God when conceived as omnisciently directing the universe and the affairs of humankind with wise benevolence.

This word has come up in my BSF lessons several times over the last seven weeks. One paragraph from a lesson a few weeks back said
"God is the God of providence, the God of every circumstance, however great or small. The God who guides the stars also directed the steps of Pharaoh's daughter who came to the Nile to bathe at this spot and at this moment."
This is referring to Pharaoh's daughter finding baby Moses in the Nile, saving his life, and ultimately playing a part in the big picture of Moses leading the Israelites out of Egypt.

God's Providence.

The lesson went on to say
"we need to trust God in all circumstances, not just the pleasant ones." Just as Moses' mom, Jochebed, did.
"Job knew this and said 'Though he may slay me, yet I will hope in him' Job 13:15."

I have been convicted. I begged and begged for God to keep my child safe. Instead, I should have been praying, "Lord, not my will but thine be done." What a hard lesson to learn. God does not do anything without purpose. This is NOT a new concept to me, it has just become more and more of a reality as I have studied the life of Moses and after facing my own adversity.

I have another confession. We have not been real happy since we have moved to Waco. There, I said it. Not that there is anything wrong with Waco. It really gets a bad wrap. It is more than that. Flint's job has been a tough situation, we still have a house for sale in Northwest Arkansas, and to make matters worse, we have been stripped of all of our friends and family that we were surrounded by and are being forced to make new friends. I know this may seem caddy and in the whole scheme of life, it probably is. However, I do not feel that HE makes mistakes and HE made both Flint and I to love and to need others- after all, we are called to have fellowship with other believers.

Yep, you guessed it. God is dealing with me again. He promises to never leave us nor forsake us. He promises to provide. I know that He has not brought us to Waco to leave us and I know that we are not here without good reason.

God's Providence.

I know that solitude is a gift from God. Through this time He is teaching. I have learned just how fragile life is as I begin to feel Little Bit Harris move and kick around and as I watch my mother-in-law fight for her life. The Lord has shown me that He giveth and He can also take way. For the first time in my life, I have been stripped of that which is comfortable and that which I love. I miss my home, my family, and my friends. However, I have never felt more blessed. I am learning that it is not about my timing; it is ALL about God's timing. I am learning what it means to have complete dependence on my Savior-

God's Providence.

I am thankful.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Trip Home to Fayetteville

As I mention in the post that follows this one, I made a trip back to Arkansas back in September. It was a great time. I got to spend lots of time in the car with Laura and Brad, I got to go to Hill's wedding, I got to see my parents and my grandparents, I got to go to Fayetteville (home), I got to see the Razorbacks get beat up on by Alabama, I got to see some of my Bible Study girls at college ( I am still in denial), and I got to spend some quality time with my dear friend, Mindy and her family! It was a wonderful, wonderful weekend.
The Hogs taking the field.....

they might not have come out of the locker room had they known what was in store for them!!!
Me and My Daddy. Mom let me have her ticket so she could watch from an air conditioned place!

Coach John McDonnell getting recognized. He announced his retirement right after Flint left for Baylor...Flint actually knew long before that and I think it had somewhat of an influence in his decision. Flint had the privilege of working with Coach Mac for four years! He has the National Championship rings to prove it! Coach McDonnell is one of the most genuine and nice people I have ever met. He and Flint got along perfectly...they both loved breakfast so they would meet up and go together.

There is proof that I have my degree!!! This is one of the neatest traditions that I have seen... just about anywhere! Every single graduate gets their name put on the sidewalk on the University of Arkansas campus. It was fun to find my name and my parents got to see it, too! What a proud moment! You can also see Flintastic's name in the close up pic. Flint W. Harris just so happens to be the wonderful guy I am married to! Yes, I was married when I graduated from college!!! Also, did anyone else happen to notice that I am just ahead of "Pearline" in alphabetical order?!?!? I am glad my parents went with Rebekah!!!

Oh, how I miss Fayetteville!

Hill's Wedding

The Lodge on Mt. Magazine
The Bride and Groom. How beautiful is this picture?!?!
I just thought this was the sweetest picture.
Laura and I- I love this gal to pieces!!!
Brad and Laura...cutie pie, lovebirds!

My college friend, Hillary, got married September 19th. She married a wonderful man named Josh. The wedding was at The Lodge on Magazine Mountain, which is ironically in my grandparent's back yard- NO JOKE! I have actually stayed there a couple of times with my family. I rode to the wedding with my bestie, Laura, and her hubbie, Brad. My parents picked me up after the wedding and I got to spend some time with them and my grandparents. I did a horrible job of taking pictures, so I stole (I mean, borrowed) a few of the beautiful bride.

*** Sorry to whomever I borrowed the pictures from...like I said, I did a horrible job of taking snapshots!

Etiquette Dinner

Flint had the freshman etiquette dinner earlier this semester. This is probably all the training in table manners some of these kids ever receive! They went to a nice local restaurant and had dinner. Two of Flint's favorite things...food and hanging out with his athletes!

I do not know the guy on the left. Flint is (obviously) in the center and Robert Griffin is on the right. Robert is the best thing to happen to Baylor football since...well, maybe ever!!!

Flint and Romie. I think Romie is cute.Flint and two of his tennis players.