Friday, January 10, 2014

The New Year

I take a moment to reflect on the year 2013 it was a whirlwind graduation from medical school moving to a new place, moving onto a new stage in life, making money!!! I feel as if I have been tested and tried to my limit and then I humble realize that my burdens are light and the Lord as not ask to much of me. I don't know if is is relief or sadness that brings me to say the Lord doesn't expect much of me with the trials I have been given in life because I look around me and see so many suffering so much more. I read something today that has made me want to make a lifetime change. Friends that where in the same ward and graduating class as my husband in undergrad lost one of their precious children. I pray I am up for the challenge  to change because changing oneself is the hardest thing in life to do. I want to cherish my family time more. I get so caught up in getting my list down for the day, getting things accomplish I put above taking that extra time to enjoy my children. I need to take the extra time to smother then in love and kindness to hold my babies a little longer so that they know how much I love them. Be a little less angry and impatient when something is not going the way I want it to go. Lead my children in the way they should be as adults, if it is expected of them it is expected of me, I must not loss my temper at these precious children of God, you never know when they will be gone. How precious life is and our families.

I was promise and kind and understanding heart, a heart of empathy, to help others in my life and I truly do have that gift. I feel the pains of others so acutely I often wish there was more that I could do to help alleviate the problems but more often then not it is a meal and a clean house and a shoulder to cry on is all the I can be. I sit on the side lines and wish I could take their burden from them because surely the have suffered enough. Sometimes the emotions are so acute and the pain I feel for others is so big I have to bare it deep down inside of me because I feel like I will be swallowed up by it. I put on my tough face as I call it and do the things my brothers always told me suck it up and quite being a wimp but inside I hear compassion is need more in the world don't hide it.  My other resolutions is to be more compassionate.

I have a loving husband who is so amazing. He works so hard and is such a great example to people around him. He works so hard and he worries so much about his family I know I can't say it enough. Being a wife of a medical doctor is not easy they are gone all the time. I have seen the other side of the curtain in the medical field and see how hard doctors work to help the people around them. In this changing world doctors are having a harder time helping people because the only ones that have to take responsibility are the Doctors. The none complete patients, the insurance not wanting to pay because something was not documented just right,  the government trying to control what the doctors can and can't do, and the lawyers getting involved in things they are out of their depth and breath that they don't understand but someone has to pay. James has so much responsibility on him I worry so much for him. I he is a great doctor or so I  am told by all of the people who work with him but a know my husband and I am not surprised I always new he would be a great doctor.

Courtney is so sensitive to everything that happens around her she internalizes everything and then it eats at who she is. I have to remind myself that she is not like me and she can't take the presser that I can take or that she takes it different. I handle a frontal assault well but she can't handle me pushing her up front. She need coxing and gentle persuasion. She is doing well in school and as adjusted to Florida weather; I think she was born to be a Floridian. Second grade has been good for her she is loving reading, math is okay; it is better if she does it on the computer then paper. Swimming, bike riding, playing at the park, playing with friends, and family feels her time. We have been to Disney World a lot this year and she (WE) still loves it.

William is my great scientist he loves science and the kid ask so many hard questions already and he seem to understand the answers which is even more scary. He "loves" school, I really don't know if he likes it but he goes. He gets excited about somethings and other things he is dragged kicking and screaming to do. Math he is a wiz at but he just doesn't want to learn his letters. He know his letters but he is not going to let you in on the secret but he accidentally slips up every once in a while. He does love the playstation and the little time that dad does have is the male bond time with William. (Dad does father daughter bonding it is usually something other then playstation, just thought I would throw that in there.) They get along best when they are playing playstation and doing science together. William for his birthday wants a microscope, they are not cheap, because him and dad are going to look a cells.

Kathrine is my mine me. She is strong like me in many ways. She is loving like me. She need lots of attention with lots of  hugs and kisses. She is always moving which is not a new thing to any of my kids if they hold still for to long I know there is something wrong with them. She is so ready to be in school I think she would be reading already if she had a better mother, but that is neither here no there. I hope to still have her reading by the end of the year. She does really well with her letters and like the rest of her siblings she is picking up math pretty quick. She is my little shadow and she hates to be separated from mom even if it is to have the pleasure of dads company. It is kind of fun having my little shadow, I am very scared to be away from her next year and I will miss so much of her  (My kids) life because they will be in school. I hope to voluntary so much they will not miss me very much. They might have to ask me to leave the school.

For those of you who have been reading and are unsure about what is happening in our life. Life is great my family is very blessed. We could not ask for more. We love and appreciate my extended family We don't know what we would do without them. We love all of our new friend we have made and hope to make a lot more. We love our ward James and I are both teachers. He teaches Priesthood and I teach Gospel Doctrine. Yes I said that right I have a heart attack every week when I am preparing my lessons. I love the gospel and as a teacher I have learned so much more. We love the Lord with all our hearts and will always stay close to him. We pray the we can do all the thing the Lord wants us to do. To Share the good new of the Gospel to all the world, to help with family history and temple work, and to build up the kingdom of God on the earth today. We have felt as a family the Lord giving us a call to raise the bar to do more and be better. To live the gospel example in our lives that when people meet us they know that we are disciple of Christ because we are like him. I hope that we can rise to the challenge because it will be a lot of work for me. But here is to improving yourself for our benefit and others.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Grandma Bishop and Kids

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

This as been a long time coming!! We have a lot of exciting events that has happened for the bishop family. James was accepted into medical school and has been in West Virginia since the last week in July. He started school August third and has been working hard in his anatomy class. He has grown so much all ready as a medical student it is nice to see the changes in him. I have been so proud of him lately. He has had complement after complement on his surgical dissection in his cadaver lab and as found many new friend that are right on his wave length he will have many life long friends come out of medical school with him.

I have stopped working since the end of July and have been feeling very pregnant up until two days ago. We have a beautiful baby girl named Kathrine Maria Bishop. She came into the world at 1:07 pm on Sunday after a quick c-section. She came earlier then was planned but she made it here safely the doctors that did the delivery were Dr. Gathrum and Dr. Allen. She was 7Ibs 9oz she has been the smallest thus far. I am on the mend and am feeling very good. Courtney has been such the big girl she holds her baby Kathrine and kisses her on the check and the forehead. She helps burp her when mommy is done feeding her and she is going to rock her to sleep for me. William has been great for a young little boy. He likes to hold her and he wants to kick and jump on her like all good toddlers. He loves to touch her face and we have to watch he very closely.

I am excited are family will be reunited in West Virgina in six more weeks. James got to see her on the web cam and wishes he was there to hold her. I am still suprised I am a mother again. I am so excited and whe is so beautiful. I have another little girl they are all so much fun and I have been glad that Courtney and William have been so good with her.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

We Are Still A Live

I have been such a slacker on updating my blog. So after a long absence here is all the new.

William had his first birthday on January 30th at day care we took mine cupcakes for him and he ate like ten they gave him a birthday hat and Courtney tried to still it from him all day. We had birthday cake the next day with Grandma and Grandpa Bishop. William got to eat a cake that was decorated as a baseball and he loved it. I will post the pictures.

More events that have been happening is that James was excepted into medical school and if you have a facebook account you would already no this. We are going to West Virginia School of Medicine in Lewisburg, WV. The most recent events in the Bishop family life is we are Pregnant again Yes I Repeat We are Pregnant again. I am due on September 16th but will be having a C-section so I will have the baby scheduled a week before the due date. So what does this do to the move to WV; James goes out without me and then I come out in October after the all clear form the doctors. This will be a struggle for us but we can do it. James and I don't like to be apart for very long but that will help us when he is in the millitary and I have to be without for much longer then a couple of months. Yes James is jioning the millitary to help pay for medical school and it looks like he will join the army. I hope you have enjoyed this little update do the Bishop family I hope to keep you all better informed in the future.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Christmas Time the Best Time of The Year

President David O. McKay (1873–1970) declared: “True happiness comes only by making others happy—the practical application of the Savior’s doctrine of losing one’s life to gain it. In short, the Christmas spirit is the Christ spirit, that makes our hearts glow in brotherly love and friendship and prompts us to kind deeds of service.

“It is the spirit of the gospel of Jesus Christ, obedience to which will bring ‘peace on earth,’ because it means—good will toward all men.”

Giving, not getting, brings to full bloom the Christmas spirit. Enemies are forgiven, friends remembered, and God obeyed. The spirit of Christmas illuminates the picture window of the soul, and we look out upon the world’s busy life and become more interested in people than things. To catch the real meaning of the “spirit of Christmas,” we need only drop the last syllable, and it becomes the “Spirit of Christ.” Thomas S. Monson's, Best Christmas Ever.

This is the time and the season of giving. Let us remember that this is the month that we celebrate the birth of the Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ and remember that it is the "Spirit of Christ" that we are spreading.

This is Williams first Christmas and Courtney's third. To catch everyone up on my family this year this may help.

Courtney is 2 1/2 years old she is potty training right now and she is a very determined child. We have had to have her walk around in a shirt with no pants over the weekend to get her started on this but now she is doing very well she just needed the little nudge that put her over into wanting to potty train. She is know the potty Queen she doesn't have any problems. She's My Girl!!!

William is getting very animated he growls at us and tries to bite us with his five teeth. He jumps up and down like a mad man and he walks around the table he is unable walk on his own but he is getting close. The favorite part of my day is to watch him and his dad growl and butt heads just laughing and having fun. We play horse with Courtney and William. Courtney has decided that William is ok most of the time until she decides he isn't.

The Family is working towards moving to the next step in life MEDICAL SCHOOL!!!!! We are differently ready to start medical school and get one step closer to some financial freedom. James and I have been married for three and one half years and are still having a lot of fun. we have been play some games on the computer called mob wars. We have to share computers because James Computers have all died!!! We haven't figured out why his computers are always targeted they seem to just up and die. But that is life when the going gets tough the tough get going I have to keep telling myself because other wise I would be to tired from fighting this thing that we call life.

The wonderful thing about life is you get to keep going tell you get it right most of the time. The focus this Christmas is to be grateful for what we have and we have a lot. I have the most beautiful family in the world, we have our health, a roof over our head, food to eat, and a very strong family support center. We can do anything with the family we have they are the most supportive and helpful I think that I could ever ask for.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Tagged I'm not IT!!!

8 TV Shows

I don't watch a lot of TV NO TIME!! But I was Later introduced to this because of Kyle and Nykel Mitchell well they introduced me to House. I just love Reba as a Singer so I watched a re-run one day I was off of work and Loved it. The others I watched when I was younger

1. Reba
2. House
3. Macguyver
4. Highlander
5. I Dream of Jeannie
6. Bewitched
7. Dukes of Hazards
8. I Don't Know

8 Things I Did Yesterday

1. Got up
2. Did some Medical Transcription (I HATE, HATE, HATE IT!!!!!!)
3. Did Service I Can't Tell You
4. Talked to a Long Lost Friend on Facebook
5. Uploaded Pictures to The Mariel and Etta Group on Face book
7. Played with My Kids
8. Made Leftovers at 7:00 o'clock for my first meal of the day. I no I just don't have a lot of time

8 Things I Look Forward To

1. Rest and More Time
2. More Time with My Children, I miss so much working. William is so big
3. Debt Free
4. Being with My Wonderful Families That I am SOOOOOOOOO Blessed to Be Apart of!!!!
5. Christmas
6. Thanksgiving
7. Time With MY Husband We Hardly See Each Other maybe a date of something.
8. Birthday's they are fun to celebrate

8 Favorite Restaurants

1. Outback Steakhouse
2. Olive Garden
3. Applebee's
4. Chilli's
5. Burger King
6. La Fiesta
7. Panda Express
8. Chuck A Rama/ Golden Coral

8 Things on My Wish List

1. No Debt
2. A House
3. James done with medical school
4. My Children health and Living the Gospel
5. My American Dream
6. All the time in the world
7. My Families all close and safe with me
8. How could I ask for MORE

8 People To Tag

1. Mom Hansen
2. Angela
3. Elizabeth
4. Tanesha
5. Rachel
6. Mom Bishop
7. Aubree York
8. Nykel Mitchell