Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Expecting a baby boy in July! Trying to figure out how to raise 1, while thinking about what we will do with 2!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Diana Tesch

This girl is long over due a post on this blog. Diana Tesch and I have been friends for over 10 years. We met freshman year of college and the rest is history. :)


We have been through so many different phases of life: 1st year of college, 1st major break up, 1st vulnerable authentic relationship, growing in our foundational truths and love for our Savior, conflict, wedding planning/marriage, 1st child (me), panic moments, point each other to truth, and endless nights of laughing at stupid nothingness... the list goes on.


This girl is amazing. There are a few relationships in my life that I feel completely comfortable being myself- raw. She has seen the good, the bad, and the SUPER ugly of me without judgment. Seriously, our Sovereign Lord's presence in her life is so evident. She has been a joy and a rock for me in different phases of my life and I am thankful for the true blessing she is in my life.


Diana is a lady you can't help but be joyful in her presence. She is quick to make YOU the focus and not herself and you will never leave a conversation with her without being lifted and pointed to truth.


Diana is getting married at the beginning of March and what a beautiful bride she will be. God's presence in her life cannot be denied. She radiates the glory of the Lord. God has given her a desire to honor Him in her marriage and the day in and day outs of her life. She asks raw questions and recognizes areas in her life she is in desperate need of His grace and guidance.

All this to say, I love this lady. I am thankful for her friendship and honored to call her one of my best friends. Her presence in my life is irreplaceable and her friendship is endless.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Baby #2

We are so excited to announce Baby Birdwell #2 coming in July!! We could not be more excited! What a precious gift from the Lord.

So often I can doubt God's timing, but this gift growing in me is His perfect timing and gift. A few months ago we found out we had a miscarriage and this news was devastating. We mourned, rested in truth and were given peace that surpasses all understanding. Then come to find out, another baby started growing in my tummy the following week after the miscarriage. What!?! Really!! It's hard to doubt God's timing in this and we are so thankful He has been so generous to us. A word to describe this season of life is grateful. Grateful for His grace and everlasting love, grateful He gives us such gifts as babies, and grateful for eyes to see and rejoice in a God who draws us to Him to abide in His love.

We continue to pray for this baby to grow healthy and for us to rest in God's promises. Neela is so excited. I can't hold her right now due to my back so she will run up and hug me and say, "You cant hold me because you have a baby in your tummy." The other day we were walking to the park and Neela was carrying her baby doll and said, "Mommy, I can hold my baby because I don't have a baby in my tummy." So adorable! She often comes up to me, gives me a hug, touches my stomach, and says, "Aww, baby." These are just a few of the ways she is learning about her new sibling. She is going to be a great big sister. She is so gentle with babies and a loving helper.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Captain Shubhra Jones

Praying for my sister, Captain Jones. She left for Afghanistan yesterday for a 9 month deployment. Her last deployment was 15 months from 2007-2008. She has 2 kids, a daughter who is 8 years old, a son who is 7 years old and a husband who is a great father to these kids. Praying for peace, strength, and perseverance through this time.

Trusting in a faithful, loyal, beautiful God.