Thursday, March 19, 2009

He Dances and Sings Over Me

Two days ago Eli and I were in the car together listening to a worship mix on a CD I have. During one of the songs, I couldn't remember it, but I remembered that it was a song that really meant a lot to my sister Jama during a time of healing for her. So, naturally, I replayed it. As soon as the first line was sung, I had tears in my eyes. I loved the image of my Heavenly Daddy dancing over me throughout the day. No matter what I've done, no matter how many times I've disappointed Him throughout the day- the image of Him dancing and singing over me- over my every thought or deed brought me (and still does to this moment) an immense amount of peace.

Anyway, after the song was done, I looked at Eli (who had been completely silent during the whole song, as if he knew I needed some quiet time to worship) and said to him, "Eli, baby, do you know that Jesus dances and sings over you, even when you don't know?" As soon as I asked him that he clapped his hands and yelled "YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH" over and over again. THEN he raises his hands to the sky and looks up and just laughs, and claps and says "Yeah, Yeah!" After he stopped clapping and laughing he just had this beautiful smile on his face like he knew something I didn't. I, of course was crying- because as a mommy- I never stop praying that my children will grow up loving the Lord with all of their hearts, souls, minds and strengths, and for a moment it was like God was saying "He Loves Me with his whole heart, Leah- but remember I love him even more." It was an incredibly powerful 3 minutes of time that I will always hold preciously close to my heart. I just thought I would share with you all. Below are the lyrics to that song (I think since that moment, we've replayed that song in the car more than any other song- but I don't think it will ever get old). I hope they encourage you today.

Love to you all,


You dance over me

While I´m unaware

You sing all around

But I never hear the sound

Lord I am amazed by You

Lord I am amazed by You

Lord I am amazed by You

How You love me

How wide

How deep

How great

Is Your love for me

How wide, O how wide Lord

How deep, O how deep Lord

How great, O how great

Is Your love for me

Lord I am amazed, amazed by You

Lord I am amazed, amazed by You

Lord I am amazed, amazed by You

How You love me

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

IT'S A.......


Oh how excited are we!!! I had my doctors appt. on Monday and we did the ultrasound first. Ian made sure to tell the ultrasound tech right away that we would like for her to write down what gender our little baby is- we wanted to do it with Eli there too. I was so incredibly anxious for this ultrasound. So many things can happen to this precious life you are given that are out of your control. It's really been a big prayer issue for me this time around. Our Tech. could sense my anxiousness so she really took her time going over things for me and she kept saying "Perfect, this baby is perfect!" Music to my ears!
We also had a deja vu moment during this ultrasound, too! As soon as the wand went on my belly the tech said to us "oh my goodness, this baby is SO scrunched!" You could see both of her feet on top of her head! She was afraid she wouldn't be able to tell the sex because of the baby's position (we had that problem with Eli!)- but with a lot of poking and prodding, she was able to get our little girl to move for us! That has been another thing that is different about this pregnancy! Eli was SUCH a mover! I remember days where I would be so worn out because of all of his activity- not this girl. She prefers to move at night right when I lay down as if to say, "Good night Mom and Dad, time for my beauty sleep!" Such a princess already! We do enjoy feeling her movements! Ian was able to feel her for the first time at 17 weeks- she gave him some pretty big kicks!

Anyway, we are SO THRILLED to be blessed with another precious life. We are equally as thrilled that we are having a girl- Ian is in for such a treat!!! I praise God daily for blessing me with this wonderful life. Things may be crazy right now, but I have the love of a great, God-fearing husband who is the most wonderful father, a precious little boy who lights up the room with his big beautiful smile, and this new baby girl inside me. I know God has wonderful plans in store for this family of ours- Thank you Jesus, Thank you! Love to you all, thank you for all of your prayers- We love you so much!

Ian, Leah, Elijah and Little Girl!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Heuer Group

I want to introduce a new blog on our sidebar. The Heuer Group (Eric and Ian's business) has started a blog for friends, family, and all others interested in what we are doing down here in Florida. We would love for you to check it frequently and leave us comments often!

This is also written on the new blog but we want to THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for your love, prayers, support and encouragement. It has taken some time to get things up and running but the business is now operating in full force! We couldn't have made it this far without the coveted prayers and love from those who love us!

Check us out!!!!!
The Heuer Group

Monday, January 12, 2009


I went to upload some photos on the blog for everyone, but it looks like the camera is in the car- and Ian has the I'll just write about our big news!!!


We are so excited to share with everyone that our little boy is going to be a big brother! We found out on November 9th that we are expecting baby number 2! We couldn't be happier! We are due July 9th, so that makes me 14 weeks and 4 days:) I have been a lot more nauseas this pregnancy and a whole lot more sensitive to smells. So sensitive that Ian has to make Eli his breakfast in the mornings because I just can't stomach the smell of eggs. Thank you Ian for doing this love gift for your wife! We had our second doctors appointment on January 7th, and everything checked out just great! We were able to hear the baby's heart beat for the first time; 152 beats per minute! Such sweet music to our ears! Our next appointment is for February 11th and at that appointment we will be able to find out if we are having a little boy or girl! We can't wait! As soon as Ian comes back with the camera, I will post pictures of my little bump!

Please be praying for continued health for me and most importantly this sweet life inside me. We feel so blessed that we have the privelage of being a mommy and daddy to another sweet life! Thank you Jesus for this precious precious gift! We love you all!

Thursday, December 18, 2008


I've failed. Many have asked..."Are your blogging days over?" Here is my reply....No they are not over, I'm just not as good about posting as most moms are, I guess I just don't have a huge passion for it. Not that I don't love my baby, and want to show him off to friends and family....I do so very much! I just like checking everyone else's page over updating mine! Seriously, it takes like 20-30 minutes to check all of the blogs (if you want to read all of them, which is one of the highlights of my day;)...pathetic, I know), and then I feel guilty because I should be scrubbing a toilet or something. I am so sorry- I have made an early New Years Resolution (is that the right word?) to at least post once a week....maybe I should start with every other week, that way if I do post once a week, everyone will be really surprised! :) Oh dear....forgive me.
Ok! So! Since my last post we have had a trip to California with Marcy and Duane (Ian's mom and step-dad), and Eric and Jen , Eli's early birthday part, Eli's birthday, Eli's dedication, fun times with Grandma and Grandpa Lakey Lake, a wonderful visit with Aunt Erin, Uncle Jason and Kate and Nick, Thanksgiving, and for a special treat Aunt Annie came to visit, too! We also had a fun fun fun time with Aunt Katy, Uncle Jeff, and cousin Luke, early Christmas with Nonni and Nonno, Eli's first haircut, and many many fun times with Mommy, Daddy, Auntie Jen, Uncle Eric and Isaiah James! WOW! That's a lot! Now, I am going to warn you, I am going to try my best to get all of these pictures up to mark the memories....but Eli is due to wake up soon- so, what I don't get up today I will tomorrow:) And that is a promise!

Our Little waterbug! He LOVES bath time! Ian likes to give him a bath at night time and boy do they have so much fun!

these last two pictures were on Eli's birthday night! We took him outside for sunset and he was able to play in the water...which is one of his favorite things!

Ok! Eli is awake, so I must get him....but stay tuned for tomorrow! You won't want to miss it;)

Saturday, August 30, 2008

All Grown Up!

Every night before Ian and I go to bed, we always peek in on our little boy. Last night we went into his room and looked at him for a long time. It brings tears into my eyes as I write this because of the feeling that his daddy and I felt. "Man, he is growing up!" As he lay in his bed, with his hands up close to his face, one leg scrunched close to his body and the other stick straight (just like his mamma sleeps)- we couldn't believe how fast he grew. It seems just like yesterday we were having our first night at home together, amazed at how small he seemed to be in his bed, watching him sleep- hearing the little noises- seeing the little faces he made. And now, he's almost as long as his little bed, taking steps, rolling balls back and forth to us, and making us laugh. Ian and I looked at eachother for the longest time after that and then he said to me, "People always say, cherish every moment becuase they grow fast. Well, I feel like I've cherished every moment, and he's still growing....what is the secret?!?! How do you stop time?" We aren't ready for him to grow up. I'm not ready.

This morning Eli and I were looking outside and I was watching him looking everywhere fascinated with the trees, the wind, the grass (which he still is unsure about)- and I's ok. It's ok that he grows up, it's ok that he doesn't stay this small forever. It's ok. Because our little baby is going to be a wonderful little boy, he is going to make friends easily, he is going to have such a tender spirit that will help him as he grows to be a young man. He's got an amazing earthly father who sets the best example of how a man should treat his wife, what a man of character looks like, and how a father loves his son. He also has our Heavenly Father, who will love him, guide him, and will never leave him for the rest of his life. So, it's ok- God has enormous plans for this little life and I feel so incredibly overwhelmed, that I was designed to bring him into this world. And I have the husband who surpasses all of my wildest dreams, to share this wonderful life with. Wow. Wow.

Thank you, Papa God. Thank you.

Eli, baby, mommy loves you more than you will ever know. I am so proud of you! You are such a joy in my life! I can't wait to see you become the man God has created you to be. You are a joy and inspiration. I love being your mommy! I love you forever, I like you for always, as long as I'm living, my baby you'll be....

And thank you all for the part you have shared and will continue to share in Eli's life. He is a better person because of all of your love and prayers. We are better parents and spouses because of it too. We thank you and love you from the bottom of our hearts.
The Heuers

I couldn't post something and not include a picture....but here is something better. Eli loves to play peek-a-boo! Side note: please ignore my terribly annoying voice- Eli doesn't seem to mind, but you may;)

Friday, August 15, 2008

Doctor Appt. and 9 month Pictures

Last Friday Ian and I took Eli to his 9 month doctors appointment. We decided that we didn't feel comfortable giving him his shot just yet, so have decided to wait until next time. Eli weighed in at 19 pounds and 6 ounces (20%) and is 29 inches long (60%) his head also meausered at 18.75 cm (not sure on the %). The doctor said he expects Eli to be walking by the next time he sees him. He said he is just perfect and an extremely happy baby! One thing that was interesting was that they checked his blood. The doctor said that by this age, babies have completely made their own blood, and they wanted to check to make sure the blood he was making was good. Eli was very very good when the nurse pricked his finger...he even got his very first bandaid!
All in all, it was a very good visit.
When we got home from the doctors, I became very sick. Ian did such a wonderful wonderful job at taking care of Eli and I. Thank you so much, Sweetie for all of your hard work in making my recovery a speedy one! I love you so much! I am so blessed!
A couple of weeks ago I took Eli to get his pictures are a few of them:) Also, check out for a few others!

We love you all so very much!