So much has happened since the last time I posted. I'm sure that anyone who had been checking in on our blog has long since stopped. Since last November we have bought a beautiful little home, Annette has given birth to our first son, Isaac James, and has been officially a cancer survivor. I keep waiting for a little less stress in our lives and somehow it never quite happens. :) Although it is quite funny and probably won't happen, I somehow feel like next Monday my life might return to normal and I can get back into my routine.

Isaac James was born on February 11 after almost 24 hours of labor and then by a S-Cection. Labor had been induced because of some stubbornly high blood pressure and then we had to make the decision for a C-section after things stopped progressing. It's amazing how you can't quite remember life without him. Each day is truly a gift from God and this child of His gets more precious every day. He is more and more alert each day and is sleeping amazing well at night to which we are very thankful. In this picture here he is being held by his Grandpa Williamson.

During the C-Section a cyst was removed that turned out to be cancerous. God in His mercy chose for it to be revealed at this time for it had been there almost 5 years. I am amazed how God is in the details. My primary OB, who is a good Christian man, was the one to deliver Isaac. He told us later that he almost threw out the cyst b/c he didn't think it was anything. We had prayed with our doctor before the decision was made about the C-Section that the Lord's will would be done. We believe it was the prompting of the Holy Spirit for him to have sent the cyst off to be tested. The Lord has given us a wonderful peace knowing that we are in His care and that it is going to be OK! He has laid it on my heart that instead of being worried or fearful about things I do not know, to trust in the One I do know!! The Lord is a faithful God who can be trusted in all areas of our lives. We give him glory for his mercy and loves towards us and for His healing. I had to go back for surgery this past Wednesday, they wanted to remove the tissue that was around the cyst to make sure they had gotten all the cancer. The report came back Friday that all is clear! Thank you Jesus! We give Him praise and glory!