Saturday, September 25, 2010

My Musings and a HUGE Praise!

First, I want to start off with this picture of Lily wearing this adorable hat that I won on Camie's BLOG. It is just lovely! Behind Lily is the new quilt set that I bought with my mad money. I just love the colors and the pattern. Only $40 at Walmart.
Andrew read his first book the other day! I was so proud of him as we sat down and sounded out eat word. He has heard this story a lot, so he knew some of the words by heart. He was thrilled that he "read"!
Lily's first pony tail! Finally, her hair got long enough to put in a pony tail. It sticks straight up though! LOL! She kept it in for awhile.
Lest we forget Snickers! Josh took this shot and thought it was hilarious! I promised him I would put it on the blog.

Soooo, are you wondering what my huge praise is? I went to the voice specialist this week. After another VERY uncomfortable scope that ran down my nose and into my throat, they were able to video my vocal cords as I talked and sang. The good news is that they have shrunk considerably. That means that what I am doing (not yelling, speaking softer and less) is working! Yeah!!!! Bad news is that I have a very tight larynx (sp?). They said I strain to speak even in a normal voice. So I am to go back for some vocal therapy that will teach me how to talk and sing the right way. I'm very interested to know how I can change the way I talk. I'm hoping it isn't as hard as it sounds.

I just so full of hope! The doc said that if I keep doing good, the nodules could be completely gone in two months. That means, I might be able to sing at church for Christmas. What a time of celebrations that will be!

It has been a month, a whole month since I have yelled at my kids. I never thought that would be possible. I struggled everyday to not yell. Now, speaking softer is beginning to become a habit. I love using my whistle to call the children from outside or across the house. I always think of the Von Trapp family! LOL!

So thank you to all who have loved me and prayed for me. You don't know what an encouragement each comment gives me. I truly appreciate each and everyone of you that take that time to let me know you are there. May God bless you!
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Camille said...

What GREAT news Stacie!! We will continue to pray! :)

SUCH sweet photos of your Lily and how wonderful that your little man "read" that book! What a fun time to treasure. :)


Rachel and Family said...

O, I love quilts! That one just looks so cozy! Lily upstages it though. Mary's pony's stick straight up too. We call her a unicorn.

Good for Andrew reading!!

That is great news about your voice! Mine is back, but not all the way like for singing. I can't believe how long this lasted for me, it made me pray for you harder. What a very frustrating situation. You know what I yell at my kids: "Quiet!" otherwise they don't hear me over all the commotion. I still like your whistle idea better.


...they call me mommy... said...

PTL about your voice, Stacie!! :)
Thanks for your comments on my blog! I am following Charlotte Mason's ideas as laid our in her Home Education Series. I found a website ( that took her ideas and gave me book lists, ideas, etc based on them. So, it's more that than classical. Classical involves levels I think...a trivum or something? I'm actually not the familiar with it.

Lily is SO cute in that hat! :)

Anonymous said...

That's wonderful. And being able to sing in time for Christmas -- it's like something out of a Christmas movie :0)

And Lily looks so cute in that hat and even cuter with the pony tail.

Grandma Becky said...

So glad you're getting better. I'm sure it's a struggle for you with children....will continue to pray and your voice will come back. Loving the photos of Lily,,,,so cute and happy your son read for the 1st time. Hugs!

Wanting What I Have said...

I am SO HAPPY for you!!! What wonderful news! Lily's ponytail is SUPER CUTE!!! Little Bit likes to pull hers out, too.

RaD said...

That is great news! Keep it up!

That picture of Snickers is hilarious! Tell Josh thanks!

wyatt said...

stacie i love you i am so happy for you love wyatt

Mich said...

Happy for the good news.

Love the photos of your kiddos.

Amy said...

You are in my thoughts. Lots of prayers to you.

Love that hat on Lily.

My daughter got her first Awana badge. She was so excited.

Love your quilt too. I really need to pull out Bri's quilt and finish it.

Have a wonderful day.

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

Wyatt, I love you too buddy! Thanks for commenting. Your grandma told me that you like to read my blog. Have a wonderful day!

His bondservant said...


I did not realize you were going through this. Not being able to get to the computer has kept me out of touch. I am SO THANKFUL that you are getting better. Now that I know, I will be praying for your speedy recovery! The pictures are adorable. Your children are so cute!


Regina @VestPocketFamilyFarm said...

Love the pic of Snickers too, she's such a good dog.

Sarah said...

Oh Stacie how wonderful the news that your voice is mending! Though it is so encouraging that you have still found a way to grow in the Lord through all of this trial...your children will be so blessed by it! Way to go Stacie! the photograph of the hilarious!

Catherine said...

I have always thought of you as a soft-voiced person, so now you really are! God be praised, Stacie, for the good news.

OurLilFullFam said...

I didn't know you were using a whistle - how creative!!

I am glad they are doing better, I will pray for continued healing!!

That is a cute picture of the dog! And that hat is so pretty on Lily! I am sure you will use it very much this fall and winter!

We were just talking about wilderness times last night at church, God is there through this time of trial with your voice!


singing mama said...

Oh Praising God with you Stacie! What great news! I love how you have used what could have been a negative situation to learn how to be more like Him and glorify Him and make you a better mama!
Lily looks too cute with that hair fountain!!
Luv Donna

Chris in FL--Joyful Mother said...

Great update... And I am believing you will have a full recovery to sing you heart out Christmas. :)

Tina said...

Wonderful! That's great! I'll be praying for you.
You actually challenge me. Although nothing is wrong with my voice, I long to have a quiet and gentle spirit (and I don't think it always come through in the way I speak). Ah - the sanctification process. :)
Love the photos - esp. Lily's hat & her pony tail.
In His love,

Camie said...

Looks good!! Blessings to you Stacie! xox

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