Hello! My name is Danielle. Nice to meet you! I am so glad you've come by my blog and want to know more about me. I am married to Joseph, the most wonderful man in the whole world. We have been married for almost six years and have been blessed with four wonderful children. Sadly, only three of them are here to keep me busy. Our son Wyatt passed away on June 1, 2009 due to a fatal condition. My life has become a balance of being thankful for my life here with my family and longing to be in heaven with my middle son.
I love Jesus. It's through his grace that I am saved. He has carried me through so many storms in my life and I wonder where I would be today if Christ's strength hadn't sustained me. The only thing that makes living here without one of my children bearable, is knowing he is in the care of God. I know with all my heart my family will be whole one day forever, and I live every second of my life thinking of how great it will be to hold all four of my children at once.
On to a lighter subject...I have a soft spot in my heart for hurting and underprivileged children. We sponsor a little girl named Maria from Colombia. Maria and Ansley are only three months apart in age. Joseph and I are seriously contemplating adopting a child (hopefully a little sister for Ansley) within the next year or so... I can't wait to see what God has in store with that chapter of our lives!
Speaking of children, I'd like to tell you a little about my kids.
Ansley is a our oldest and a delightful bundle of Joy. She is a ball of energy and is sure to be the life of any party. She's our only little girl, so she is well aware that she is our little princess. And can we say D-I-V-A. Seriously. I asked her what her favorite color was the other day and her reply was "Shiny".
Eli is our oldest son. He has the brightest eyes you could ever imagine. You can see clear down into this little boys soul through his big brown eyes. He is the sweetest child you could imagine (unless he's defending himself from his sister) and so much of a blessing to my husband and I. As sweet as he is, he's definitely all boy too. Playing in the dirt and chasing us around with toy swords are among a few of his favorite things to do.
Wyatt is our son that calls heaven his home. Diagnosed with Thanatophoric Dysplasia 18 weeks into our pregnancy with him we carried him to term and were blessed with 2 minutes before he went home to be with the Lord. He was our little fighter and defied all odds to survive birth and meet us. We miss that sweet baby boy more than words could ever day and look forward to getting to know him when we get to heaven.
And finally, Seth is our third son and fourth child. He was our surprise baby. Just three months after losing Wyatt we found out God decided our family needed a new baby. We were preventing pregnancy and there is NO WAY Seth should be here today... but he is and I am so thankful for this unexpected bundle. I didn't realize how much I needed him until I held him in my arms. Seth gave my heart a smile it desperately needed.
So now you've learned all about the most important part of me... my family. But who am I? Well, I'm a piece of work to be honest. I am a pretty quirky lady. I never know where my cell phone is, and if I do it probably isn’t charged. I refuse to put gas in my own vehicle… If you get a hold of me on my cell phone or I make it to see you without running out of gas it is most likely thanks to my husband! If I say I am going to mail you something, expect it about a year later… and I am terrible about calling people back. It’s not that I don’t care; I am just THAT scatter-brained.
My favorite past time is snuggling up on the couch with Joseph. I am safe from everything that could possibly hurt me when I am wrapped up in his arms. I steal Joseph’s shirts all the time. I miss the way he smells even when he is in the next room. I love that man more today than I did the day I married him. He has been at the center of everything wonderful that's happened in my life over the last six and a half years.
I am just a small town girl with a heart full of hopes and dreams for my family. I may not have very much, but as long as I have Gad and my family… I have everything I could ever need or hope for!