Monday, April 09, 2007

He Is Your Guy

In a world where no one can count on anyone to be honest and get a job done, this is your guy. He is dependable. He works cheap. He is a laugh a minute. He sings while he works. If he can find dependable transportation he is there when he says. He works long hours. He is a light eater but does pause for anything Mickey Mouse.
This is my great nephew. And yes, I think he is the cutest thing ever. He has been partnering with his dad and a bunch of others in their own version of EXTREME HOME MAKEOVER. His mommy is very sick in the hospital and has been there now for 2 months. During her hospitalization her sweet hubby found a house that he thought she would like. So, digital pictures and contracts started flying back and forth. Soon, it was a done deal. But, there was quite a bit of work to be done. So, now paint swatches, carpet samples, knobs, granite, and bathroom fixtures are being drug through the hospital for approval. She has some wonderful girlfriends who she is trusting with details that she can't be there for. Not to mention the most wonderful mom/dad and in-laws to help. Hoardes of friends show up nightly and work is ongoing in every single room. I hear it is already a show place. Her family and friends want her to be able to come home and sit down and not have to do anything. Even the unpacking will be done. It is very possible that she will be hospitalized for the duration of her pregnancy. Now she is only 23 weeks, I believe. She is expecting a little brother who will also sign on to this crew. Please please please remember this remarkable Christian family in your prayers. Storm the gates of Heaven for her speedy recovery and a healthy baby. They are always the "givers" so it is hard for them to be on the "receiver" end, but it just shows how much they are loved and respected. I am proud to be their auntie~


Amy said...

Wow! All that and a new house/renovations too. Sounds like things are exciting over there to say the least. :)

mindy tyndall said...

Okay - we posted the same photo! Must mean we are on the same page! And, now you know who the little one is! Christine is so blessed to be a part of your family - and she can hardly wait to share in Ashley and BA's joy. "For this child I prayed" takes on a whole new meaning.
I am linking your post to mine!

Giggi said...

Here I go crying over your blog again! But on a lighter side,isn't he a good-looking painter. No one else was this happy to get their hands on a paintbrush. Thanks for all your kind words, and thanks to you and everyone else for all the hundreds & hundreds of prayers going up for Christine & Sam! We love you all! We need to definitely plan a baby party at the end of the summer so all of these new little cousins can meet! What a joy that will be! I look forward to that post on your blog! Meanwhile, keep praying!!! Love ya, Kathy

mindy tyndall said...

Hi! Don't know if you have heard but Dr. Phil is doing an entire show tomorrow (Thurs) at 3:00 on Hyper-Emesis. Thought you might want to catch that!
Hugs - M

Sarah P said...

Please tell Christine that we're thinking about her and praying for baby Sam.
Sarah (Wilhite) Paulk

Deana Nall said...


Thank you so much for commenting on my blog. I have known about Christine and I have been hurting and praying for her. Here is a note for her...thank you so much for passing it on:


Psalm 41:3 -- "The Lord will sustain Christine on her sickbed and restore her from her bed of illness."

I'm sorry you are going through this. I know how physically and emotionally devastating hyperemesis can be. I am thankful for the support system you have. In the midst of my illnesses, it wasn't all that comforting to be told that the sickness would end one day. All I cared about was how bad it was right now. But I do want to tell you that it will be over at some point, and you will have your body back, your sanity back, your health back, and all the other things hyperemesis takes from us. You will laugh again, you will actually enjoy food again, you will get to take care of your son again. For now, know that people who do not even know you are praying for your recovery.

When you are up to getting back on the computer, you might visit the discussion forums at There are women there who have suffered or are suffering much like you are. Talking to them helped me so much as far as processing the trauma of my hyperemesis.

I'd love to meet you in person one day. I'll keep praying for your complete healing, for your family and your baby.

Deana Nall
Two-time hyperemesis survivor