Anne Elyse Bell Friday, June 18th at 3:48 7lbs, 10oz, 21 inches long
I have known Todd Bell and Shelley Bell for over 10 years now. I attended College with both of these precious people. I will actually go ahead and take the credit for setting them up :) I have so many memories with both of them. Todd is who I met first. He is a man of God, from the moment I met him I knew when I found the man I would marry that I would compare him with Todd Bell. He is kind, helpful, artistic, hard working and loves Jesus and with all of his heart. He has prayerfully overcome many obstacles including talking Shelley into marrying him.( love his heart :) Shelley was first a sorority sister, then a sister in Christ, then a roommate and a best friend. She is adventurous, she loves girly chatter of all things Christ-related, marriage-related, fashion and beauty-related, and my personal favorite.... now mommy-related!!! I could go on and on how much these two people have meant to me over the years, HOWEVER,this post is dedicated to beautiful Anne Elyse Bell. She is a gift from God and I am so very thankful that she is here healthy and well! We are praying for you sweet Bell family of three!
It's the beginning of a big week with Father's Day today and Brent's birthday on Wednesday. But it's been easy to devote a day of celebration to him and for him. We started the morning out at church, to celebrate our Heavenly Father's work in our life. Then headed to Earth Fare for lunch Daddy's favorite of course, followed by a relaxing few hours of fun at the pool. We then headed to Brent's parents house for dinner where Ava came down with a fever, hence me at home blogging and Daddy and J.Riley enjoying time on the lake :). What can I say, the guy works hard. At everything. In his career, as a husband, as a daddy, as a follower of Christ, as a brother, as a son, and as a friend. He's committed, selfless, and loving, and he is a man of the highest integrity. Sometimes I am even embarrassed because I am constantly wanting to cut corners and he challenges me to do it right. He's a far better person than me. And his life isn't easy right now. He works long hours at more than one job only to come home and work a few more hours helping me with the kids and doing a few things around the house. With a demanding profession and a never-ending flood of deadlines,not to mention constant family drama :), he still comes home to spend time with his family, even if it means heading to a meeting or computer work after the kids' bedtime, often until 2 am. The amazing thing is that he does it without complaining or moping. And I know it's because he loves us. That's a love to honor and celebrate!
First I am a child of God. I am a northerner turned southern girl! I am a wife and mommy that tries, but fails miserably on occasion. My kids J.Riley (4) and Ava (2.5) are awful and wonderful all at once. I am a sister,friend,and former teacher. I have an immense passion for Jesus, coke, taking pictures of my children, anything chocolate, a clutter free home,family and friends.