Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Ok so here it is...

The Crow Family Blog! I decided that this would be a great way for me to keep everyone "in the know" about our family as well as share my feelings about the journey we are about to embark on AGAIN! So with this first entry I'll catch you up. Jason will be leaving on Saturday for a 3 week training in California then he will mobilize for OIF (Operation Iraqi Freedom) ROUND 2!!!! (I just have to keep telling myself you can do this again!) Jason has been off work for the past week and a half and we have really enjoyed some great family time! We have been to Party Central, the zoo, and Chuck E Cheese (which Jason and I had so much fun at the kids had to drag us out :). Jason and Jackson had some Daddy/son time and went to see Alvin & the Chipmunks while Madeline and I had Mommy/daughter time and went shopping. Jason and I even managed to squeeze in a date ; ). Our church had a coffee and dessert get together for us this past Sunday. They really went above and beyond! We are so thankful to have such a supportive church family. It was really encouraging to both of us! It has been such a blessing all the support we are receiving from laptops with web cams (courtesy of my mom's work) to a calendar filled with names for childcare every week for the next year! (thank you ladies of Grace Fellowship and M&M's) We are so greatful for every call, email, and card offering encouragement. We are escpecially greatful for the prayers that are being offered up on behalf. As I wrote earlier, I plan to use this blog to keep you updated on our life and share my thoughts on this journey. Jason (being the man of many words ;) ) may even put up a few posts or pics of the beautiful dessert. So check back when you can and leave us a comment so I will know who has visited!


Tamara said...

Hey Jess, I love the blog! We are praying for your precious family every day. I know your scared. But, I also know that you know that God will give you the strength to get through this.
He is Faithfull!!

Love you, Tamara

Jobetty said...

Hey Sweetheart

I think this is great. I believe between this, prayer, family and friends it will help you get through everyday. I love you and am here for you

Love MOM

Misty said...

Well, I didn't even know that Jason was in the SERVICE!!!! WOW! He's a hero!!! I will be praying for you guys!!!

Anonymous said... remember that when you come to Birmingham, call me! Praying for you friend! Jason, thank you for fighting for our freedom!


Carlton and Aimee Weathers said...

Hey BFF!
Glad to see I have a new blogging friend. I will add you to my blog links on my blog!
You are such a strong woman...and you have grown in your relationship with Christ leaps and bounds over these last few years. I know (and believe me, I KNOW), GOd is going to teach you so much about His love and mercy. You will discover an intimate God who will love you like no one else can. Cling to Him, even when its tough. He WILL NOT fail you, and He WILL NOT leave you.
I love you, and you know I (and Carlton) are here for you at any time, and I mean that.

White House said...

I love you Precious Jessica---and Jason; Thank you. You know what a patriot I am,and yet I have not been called to sacrifice. Thanks to both of you. Just lately, I have seen how God is building and refining His Body at Grace Fellowship; it is with a grateful heart that I stand (bow) in awe of His faithfulness. You are called and "bought with a price." Love and hugs

Theresa Davis said...

Hi Jessica! I want you and your family to know that I've put your names on my refrigerator as a reminder to my family to pray for you, Jason and your children every day! I work with your precious Mom, Betty! She's great! Keep holding on to the words of our saviour, "I will never leave you or forsake you"!

We love you!

Theresa & Steve (Jarad, Bryant & Brady)

JascnHarriscn said...

Amy and I are here when you need us.

Jennifer said...

Love your blog! Jason, we don't know you that well but we thank you for your sacrifice. Jessica, please don't be afraid to reach out to us. We are praying for you both and the kids. May God grant you peace.

Jennifer and Huggy

Jobetty said...

Hey babe

I wanted to call Jason and let him know that I love him and that to please be careful and stay safe everyday. I told him I love him that I will be praying for God to watch over him everyday. I told him that I will be here for you and the babies and not to worry that I will take care of you and the babies while he is gone. Please let me know what I can do,

I love you MOM

Melissa D. said...

Hey girl!! You're last blog touched my heart about trials. I'm the WORST and going through them gracefully! I seem to crumble at the smallest things. So, thanks for the lift up! You are so crazy, you're lifting us up, when we are supposed to be lifting you up!! As always!! Love you and always praying for you! God will touch little Jackson! He will adjust and adapt and it will be better when he can see him on the web-cam and stuff like that! Also, keep us posted on your brother to! Wasn't he deployed to?

Love you,

larinda said...

Wow Jess! What an awesome wife mother and woman you have become!I watched espn Sunday and USA got 6th in the national dance competition. It made me think of all the great times we had!you inspire me so much!keep up the blog!I will pray for you to have happy days full of sunshine!your maid of honor, larinda

Melissa D. said...

Hey girl. I mean, I cry everytime I read this!! What is that?? Just want you to know, that verse, His grace is sufficient, is what got me through all the stuff Danny went through a few years ago. It's His power and that comes through, in our weakest moment, if we allow him to work!! Everything we go through is to mold us, so that we can witness to others, so in turn, God will be glorified!! But, it's still not fun!! So, You and your family are always in my prayers.

Love you!
Melissa D.