Annette and Dorie from This Simple Home and These Grace Filled Days are hosting Together on Tuesdays for the next several weeks.
"Together on Tuesdays is just a casual way to meet and connect with other women because being together really is more fun!"
Week #1(June 19) Introduction to self and link to favorite post
Week #2 (June 26) Favorite food or recipe
Week #3 (July 3) Favorite book or film
Week #4 (July 10) Favorite place (local or vacation spot)
Week #5 (July 17) Summer plans, activities, and traditions
Week #6 (July 24) Tell us about your family (those in your home or beyond)
Week #7 (July 31) Tell us about where you live (local area or your home)
Week #8 (August 7) Favorite backyard (or neighborhood) activities for summer
Week #9 (August 14) Person who influenced your life
Week #10 (August 21) A summer wrap-up or fall plans
(from This Simple Home)
I'm Bluerose(a.k.a. Tammy). I've been married to my husband, Jonathan, for 7 years(as of May 5th). We have 2 precious little boys. Grasshopper is 3 and Firefly is 1. I'm 30, at least for several more weeks. :) I'm truly blessed to be a stay-at-home mom, and we hope to homeschool when the time comes for that. We are a Christian family doing our best to please the Lord. I don't really like labels of religions, but just so you get a general idea of our beliefs, "church of Christ" is on the sign outside of the church building we attend worship. We picked the church to match our beliefs, not the other way around.
I've done a couple of posts over the past 2 years with little "fun" facts about me. Since I don't really have a favorite post, I'll just use those as my links.
30 Things About Me
10 "Fun" Facts About Me(I think most of them are different).
I debated all week on something unique to share from my life, and I FINALLY decided I'd share one of my life-changing moments.
Everybody has those moments in life that change them. Some are little moments. Some are huge. This is one of mine.
Almost 4 years ago, at 25 weeks pregnant, I went for a regular check-up. We were completely blindsided when I was admitted to the hospital in an attempt to save our baby. We didn't know what was wrong at the time, but we found out little Grasshopper wasn't getting the oxygen or nutrients he needed. I was hooked up to a monitor 24/7. We watched his heart-rate drop and then come back up. The doctors were trying to buy as much time as possible to help him develop more. 2 weeks later(and those 2 weeks were a HUGE blessing), they decided Grasshopper was better off outside of me than in. The moment his tiny 1 pound, 8 ounce body was taken from mine, changed my life forever. As Jonathan sat beside me holding my hand, and we heard his little kitten-like cry before they stuffed a tube down his throat, we changed more than we ever imagined. The next 3 1/2 months were the hardest of my life, as I watched my baby suffer. They were also the most blessed 3 1/2 months, as we watched our baby LIVE and as we grew closer to God. We met some of the most wonderful people that will remain in our hearts forever. We were overwhelmed with the love and support shown to us! We are incredibly grateful that God blessed us with the doctor that He did. Most of all we are grateful to God that He chose to let Grasshopper stay with us.
With my second pregnancy, I'm ashamed of the depression I endured throughout. It was a perfectly normal, blessed pregnancy, but I let fear and anxiety overtake me. I only mention that, so you know my faith isn't always as strong as it should be. I think we all have highs and lows.
BOTH of our little blessings have changed our lives forever!
Now that you know a little more about me, I'm off to learn more about you. :)