bzmomo7

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  1. bzmomo7 added a post in a topic: Our Son   

    Thought I'd give a quick update..............baby Joseph is here safe and sound!  8lbs. 7 oz.  21"  born on 4-1-14.  Still trying to work through the "newborn phase".....establishing a good milk supply and straightening out his nights/days.   The labor went REALLY well and quickly, to.  Really thankful for our new little blessing from the Lord!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. bzmomo7 added a post in a topic: Near Confrontation During House To House   

    In all fairness, I'm not thrilled when someone shows up at MY house unannounced, either.    I do; however, try to be nice about it.  Our family knows me, though, it's like, "If you want me to put aside what I'm busy with (with soon to be 7 kiddos at home again, believe me, I would have stuff to lay aside!) then just give me a little ring first so that I can plan on wrapping up what I'm doing.  I'll make much better company that way, I promise."  When I've been out door-to-door I try to remind myself of that and keep it brief if the person seems busy......if I can just invite them to church and get a track in their hand, the Lord is able to work on the rest. 
  3. bzmomo7 added a post in a topic: Whats for Supper...   

    My son told me a couple of days ago that if I bought hamburger, he'd go out and cook them on the grill for me!  I was like, "Isn't it a little cold?"  (He's tough, you know.......he's a teenager, now)  So, I'm looking out the window and It is snowing outside. Guess what he's doing right now??!!     Oh!  How I LOVE grilled hamburgers with the fixin's!!!
  4. bzmomo7 added a post in a topic: Hair And Cover   

    Someone just needs to go back to the title and alter it a little.    There is a lot of good stuff on here!  The last few comments are really getting to the heart of the matter, though.  It is all about gender roles and submission to authority the way God has ordained it.  We either do it willingly the way it is intended or we fight it tooth and nail in the gray, and sometimes not-so-gray areas!
  5. bzmomo7 added a post in a topic: Can we count to 50 before a Mod posts?   

    5 not if you're still on-line!
  6. bzmomo7 added a post in a topic: Our Son   

    Thank you.  I'm looking forward to April, too.    My sister had a stillbirth and another baby she had died from an infection when he was 7 days old.  She has only one living child.  My husband's parents lost their firstborn son in stillbirth.  The hospitals back then never let his mother grieve, and they quickly whisked him away and she did not get to hold him and they and the family attempted to keep her from going to the funeral....unsuccessfully, thankfully.  I can't imagine losing a child when you expected all to be well.  I knew for five months about our son's condition.  So, we had time to prepare to some degree.  Not that it was better, just different I guess in that we could grieve some ahead of time.  I could never have got through it without the Lord.  His strength was the only thing that kept me going, many times I just would tell myself that I'd just take it one day to a time, and ask God to just get me through the day putting one foot in front of the other.  There was so much uncertainty.  I used to be a terrible worry-wart.  I won't say it is gone completely, but through it all, the Lord worked on my heart and my trust in Him a lot.  There were many times I wished my husband would just tell me that it would be alright, (I was thinking, lie to me, please!!) but I didn't tell him that.  I knew that only God could make it alright, and He, literally, was the only One who could give me reassurance, and the only one who made me feel better when I was down. 
  7. bzmomo7 added a post in a topic: Our Son   

    What is really hard to swallow, Candlelight, is that this defect is really common.  1 out of 1000 pregnancies are affected by it.  Over 95% of them are quietly terminated.  I've been there, I understand the hurt, and I understand the feelings that you are so overwhelmed with that you'd love to go bury your head in the sand or run away.........it still isn't right.
  8. bzmomo7 added a post in a topic: A Twin That Was Born Sunday   

    Prayed.
  9. bzmomo7 added a post in a topic: Our Son   

    It has been quite a year for our family.  Last fall we were expecting our 6th son (9th child) and at my 20wk. ultrasound we got the terrible news that our son had anencephaly, a neural tube defect that prevents the proper formation of the skull, and brain, and therefore is uniformly fatal.  Of course, the specialists were gently giving their recommendations of termination.  We told them of our moral convictions and my regular doctor proceeded on as normal.   Before this, I could never have imagined what it would be like to carry a baby you know won't make it.  He was so active, and he was a large baby for his condition--a very muscular 7lbs. 14 oz.  It took several days of induction when I was overdue before he was born, but in it all the Lord was gracious--there was a lot that could have went wrong that didn't.  He passed very peacefully about a minute after he was born.  I had time to whisper to him that I loved him.  He was born on a Sunday morning and we were able to hold him and the preacher came up to the hospital (all of our little congregation in tow) and they packed out my room (yes, the hospital staff were good with this--They were so amazingly supportive.  Many of the nurses I had were professing Christians.) and we had a little service right there and anyone who wanted to look at or hold him could.  My favorite part was the congregation singing Amazing Grace through tears.  I was deeply touched how many of the ladies wanted to pass him around.  (it is not a kind birth defect--but with the top of his little head bundled and his little crocheted hat, all you could see was his little face and chubby cheeks)   He was still our little boy, and the Lord gave his life purpose and meaning that changed our family forever and touched many others lives around us as well.  I never knew how such a hard thing could change me so much.  Even so, I wouldn't wish it on anyone.  He passed away on Jan. 27 of this year, it was bitter-sweet.  It would have been my daddy's birthday.  There were several people praying for him to be healed.  It seemed so strange to me because even though I knew the Lord could heal him, I also have witnessed myself that often the Lord lets us go through the tough stuff sometimes anyway.  I had seen the ultrasound pics myself--twice.  For the Lord to have healed him would have taken a miracle on par with the raising of Lazarus.......there were things MISSING.  I didn't tell anyone, I just let those people pray the way they were, and I began to pray that I would want the Lord to heal our Gabriel, but if He didn't, that my boy's life would not be in vain--and I asked the Lord if He would consider sending me another son in his place as he sent Job additional children for the ones he took during his time of trial.  I never thought that I'd ever request that of the Lord because Gabriel was a surprise, and also because I'm 41.  Well, here I am, it is fall again, and another ultrasound.  The technician acted a little funny yesterday, and I'll admit that we were concerned, but the Lord is so very very merciful, and we are expecting our 7th SON around April 7th of this next spring.  Everything that they could see yesterday they said looked fine.  She said that they didn't get good pictures of the out-flow of his heart because of his position, and that they'll check again in a few weeks but that they didn't think it was a big deal.  (he was being a stinker, and she literally chased him from one side of my stomach to the other for an hour)  Also, the blood chromosome tests they did all come back negative for trisomy/down's.   I was so relieved, I cried.  Even now writing this through tears.  There have been many hard things in my life, but many good as well.  PRAISE THE LORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  10. bzmomo7 added a post in a topic: Would You Pray For Me   

    Thank you all for the prayer!  I got the test results back this morning.  Everything that they could see was fine.  I am going to post over in the testimony section the "rest of the story".  This passed year has been something else.

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  1. bzmomo7

    Hello everyone! The sun is shining--yeah! (and we don't have any more snow)

  2. bzmomo7

    It may seem dark at the moment, but don't lose hope. There is always a light at the end of the tunnel, keep moving and you'll get there. God won't abandon you; let God be your light. It may take some time, but in the end, everything will be alright.

  3. bzmomo7

    Today, dh and I celebrate our 20th anniversary!! Can't believe it's been that long already!

    1. Crushmaster

      Congratulations!

    2. bzmomo7

      Thank you! Time sure does go by fast.

    3. HappyChristian

      Happy, happy!!! We just had our 24th - we're celebrating next week, though. Isn't it great? =D

    4. amblivion

      Congrats! Were you celebrating with your bowl of ice cream for lunch?

    5. bzmomo7

      lol, it sure tasted good! I'll have to make up for it with extra veggies later. :)

    6. OFIB Preacher

      Congratulations! Personally, I can't believe 1990 was 20 years ago! LOL

    7. BroMatt

      Congratulations.

  4. bzmomo7

    It has been well, just a busy year! My two oldest daughters graduated this spring!

  5. bzmomo7

    Hiya! So glad to see you back! I've been missing you, as well. Hope all is going peachy for you and yours.

  6. bzmomo7

    I haven't been on OB forever--what have I been missing??

    1. amblivion

      A LOT! We have one guy who claims a woman can not be saved unless she bares children...the current events have also been hot topics.

    2. Crushmaster

      Howdy!

    3. bzmomo7

      <smiles profusely> Well, I hope he thinks I'm well covered in that area. We're expecting another baby in Feb. too. lol, I really DO think I've "heard it all", now.

    4. bzmomo7

      Hey Crush!

    5. amblivion

      Congrats on your baby!

    6. bzmomo7

      Thanks! I took a peek at a couple of those threads from that "guy" you mentioned. Whew, I think I'm going to stay out of that nonesense! What a waste of time.

    7. BroMatt

      bzmomo7, waste of time is correct. Welcome back.

    8. bzmomo7

      Thank you. :)

    9. HappyChristian

      Another wee one! How precious. Congrats.

    10. OFIB Preacher

      BZ, congrats on y'all's upcoming baby! Our first one, DaMaris Joy, will be seven weeks old, tomorrow! She's somethin' else! BroMatt, AMEN, right there!

    11. bzmomo7

      Congrats to you,OFIB Preacher, on your new baby! Babies are truly "somethin' else", and they grow up so fast, too!

    12. OFIB Preacher

      Thanks Ma'am! Even though "Baby Girl" is only seven weeks old, I can whole-heartedly agree, with both statements!