In Your unfailing love You will lead the people You have redeemed. In Your strength You will guide them to Your holy dwelling. Exodus 15:13

Monday, September 28, 2009

September Memory Verse: KDO style

"Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you. He will never let the righteous fall." Psalm 55:22

Just wanted to share with ya'll!

I love that Shanon (Our Kids Day Out Director) gives us goodies for memorizing our monthly scripture at KDO! This is my 1st month as a sub and it's awesome! I got a book by Stormie Omartian, The Power of Prayer to Change Your Marriage. Can't wait to read it!

This verse has been a rock this month as we have walked through a valley. Thanks Shanon for seeking the Lord!

Sunday, September 27, 2009


I am bored today. Not because I have nothing to do but because I'm being lazy. Playing with the blog is way more fun than laundry or toilet cleaning. Right?

Gotta jett...klaire's about to be playing in the dirty toilet!

Friday, September 25, 2009


Wednesday: I cleaned house most of the day to take out some stress of the upcoming test. My grandparents came in after church to stay with us and watch Karoline during the test at our house. Sleep and I did not see eye to eye until about 3am. 2 hours of sleep did me well though.

We got up at 5 and headed up to the hospital around 6:30am. Klaire was in good spirits and enjoyed her last clear liquids. We met J's parents at the hospital. They were so sweet to stay with us for the day and keep our nerves at bay. After checking in, we headed down to the room.

Klaire got to change in her cute little hospital jammies and did her vitals. Then came the loopy juice. It knocked Klaire out. She was hilarous! She was so cute too!

They took her back while J and I had some breakfast with his parents.

We came back at 10 and met with the Audiologist.

She said that Klaire has PERFECT HEARING! What???!?!?!? I think I fell out of the chair. That was not an expected sentence for me. Praise the Lord and still What?!?!?! Also, the ENT said there was no fluid so no procedures were done.

I had so many emotions. I felt weird, confused, disappointed and stupid. How does she have perfect hearing? Could she be really just IGNORING us??? Did they do the test wrong? I felt like an idiot.

I have many more thoughts that I'll save for myself. All to say...WHAT?!?! I just don't get it.

We talked over some options and thoughts with the dr. She said a few things that could be options for Klaire.

1. We could look at the possiblity of Autisim.

2. We could look at it as possible processing issue. For example, she hears the word dog just fine but her brain tells her it is cat.

3. We look at more behavior therapy.

4. We wait.

The Lord has not prompted us to do more than the ABR. I feel lost at the moment. Until He speaks a direction to us, we are going to wait.

I am going to praise Him while we wait, knowing and believing that He has a plan that is good and prosperus for our family.

My heart is in constant motion. I have such peace amongst SO many questions. Strange. Only God.

We are going to continue our Sign Language classes. He has not asked us to stop those. Klaire is signing and understanding the signs. Communication is good!

Sorry for the rambling of words.

We are so grateful for your support and prayers. God is pouring His love on us and we are soaking it up!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Big Day

This is going to be a big day in the life of Klaire Grace Billups.

It's going to be a great day!
My heart is anxious. I'm not scared or even afraid just ready to move forward. We are excited to see God move!

Klaire has really progressed over the last month. She is starting to makes some sounds. Nu=No is a big one. She has started signing to us using more, give me, kiss, bite. I have really been encouraged with how fast she is picking up these signs. J and I started sign classes at the school district this month. It's been overwhelming but very good. We are picking it up too.

We will arrive at 6:30a, procedure is scheduled for 8:45a...

Let's rise up around her, believing that God will reveal His good and perfect will to us so that we may continue to equip her to fulfill what He has called her to do!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Circus Fun!

We had a WONDERFUL time at the circus with some of our dear friends the McCoys! Hop on over to Trish's blog to catch some cute pictures!

Thanks Dylan! Karoline always has a blast when your around!