Tuesday, November 06, 2012

another grandbaby!

Please pray with me for a healthy baby for Hank and Jolene

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Mothers Day Photoshoot contest. Read Jolene's Story

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My Mom (Verna Friesen) has always, always been there for me. When I was younger I didn’t recognize that as much but as I grew up I became more aware of how wonderfully amazing my Mom is.

To me one of the ways she showed me that I was loved was by putting our needs first and then her own. Mom bought most of her clothing second hand so that she could buy us new clothes and other things that we needed. When I was growing up she was always supportive in my life decisions and still is, she always does what she can to help me achieve them. She is always there for me to talk to when I need it which is a lot sometimes

While I was planning my wedding we found out that my Grandma Penner (age 62) had stage 4 liver cancer. My mom inspired me so much through that time as she helped me sooo much with wedding plans in her grief and all the while going to take care of her mother in Steinbach. I don’t know what I would do if I lost my mom and she was loosing hers all the while still being there 100% for me.

A few years down the road I was expecting my first child, her first Grandchild, we were all so excited! At our first ultrasound we found out that our baby had a Genetic condition and he was not going to live very long if at all, it was devastating. She was there for me so much I can’t even put into words how wonderful she was. She helped me emotionally, physically and with planning my first funeral for my little baby. 5 months later we found out I was expecting again and she was so supportive as we waited for our first ultrasound at 12 weeks to see if this baby had the same genetic condition. He was healthy! And a few months later we were blessed with a health baby. My mom is an amazing Nana and role model to Zander. I always know that when he is there she takes great care of him and teaches him so much, and I never have to worry about anything when he is there. Last year we were expecting again and this baby boy had the same condition Noah had. She was there at the ultrasound with us as we found out, and was so loving and caring. She was there for the birth of Quinton taking video for us while he was alive, she took a week off work to help us with Zander and all the funeral planning that we had to do all over again.

I am so thankful that God blessed me with the best mom in the world! She inspires me to be a better woman of God, mother, wife, sister, in-law etc. I Love You Mom!

Jolene

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy 2nd Birthday Zander




These pictures were taken last Saturday, we had Z for 6 hours while his Mommy was pampered at Spa Euphoria 36.
Dave made a makeshift ramp and balls and tractors had some nice rides! In one pic you can see Papa's head in the mirror!
Our toy box is not finished yet but Z already has made himself at home in it!
We love this little boy so very much!
My Birthday prayer for you little man is that you will grow up to love and serve the LORD with all your heart and soul and mind...give your whole heart to Jesus.
Love forever and always, Nana & Papa

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Riu Palace Pacifico


In one week this is where Dave and I and 7 other friends
will be relaxing and enjoying our vacation!
Really looking forward to some sun and just taking a break!
I will post about our time there when we get back!