Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! Every year my family comes to our house for lunch and we spend the day together, it's really exciting this year because we're in our NEW HOUSE (this picture was taken right before we indulged ourselves with turkey and dressing - notice the hungry faces)!!!! I am very fortunate that all of my family lives here in town, we all go to the same church, sit on the same row and we see each other all the time, but this will probably be the last real "sit down family function" before Tristan is born so I am really looking forward to it. It would have been a lot harder to make it these last few months without all of my family being here for us on a daily basis. Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday because it is a time to reflect on what we are thankful for and we certainly have a lot to be thankful for this year. Our life has greatly changed since last Thanksgiving. We put our house (my childhood home of 40 yrs) up for sale in Sept., (the worst housing-market in years), we sold it 6 months later for a little less than we were asking, we lived for "free" at my grandparent's house for 5 months, we were able to get out out of 7 yrs debt , we moved into our first-ever, brand new home and we were able to get pregnant with Tristan without infertility medication. We are also very thankful for all of our extended family, for our sweet Christian home, for the incredible love Trayc and I share, for our 2 very precious boys and for our unborn baby boy, Tristan. Even though this year brought the news of Tristan having Trisomy 18, we are so thankful for the Christmas miracle he will be for us and for the sweet Internet friends that I have made because of his disorder. The Lord has been so good to us this year and for that we are eternally grateful. Please continue to pray for us as we are quickly approaching the final 2 1/2 weeks of my pregnancy. I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving.

Psalm 100 (A Psalm of Thanksgiving) says: Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands! Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before His presence with singing. Know that the Lord, He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, And His truth endures to all generations.


Valerie T. said...

Yvette and trayc,

What a beautiful picture of your family. I can not begin to totally understand what you and trayc are going through. But, I do know what it is like to lose a child. So, you guys have been on my hearts and minds ever since I found out your baby had tri-18. I pray for you and this precious baby Tristan everyday. I pray that the Lord will continuely give you comfort and his peace. I know firsthand that it is the ONLY way someone facing a difficult situation or tradegy can survive. I am thankful that I serve a Lord who gives us hope,peace and comfort.

Valerie Thigpen
Jeremiah 29:11,John 3:16

Valerie T.

Emily said...

It is such a blessing to see your smile of true thanks giving today. Know you are being lifted up and remember that your boy is amazing hands. ;)

Laurie said...

What a beautiful post in giving thanks and counting blessings. And a close family who love eachother like yours does is one of the greatest gifts God has given us since He gave us His Son. You will be in my prayers over the next 2 1/2 weeks as you prepare for Tristans birthday. May peace and joy be all over and around you and your hearts overflow when you meet him. Children are a gift from God, always.

Love, Laurie in Ca.

Angie Luce said...

So glad y'all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! I am thankful for you and all of the other girls who waking through this right now. You know I am praying hard for all of you!