Remembering Maud, 2 year old birthday

“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promises is faithful.” — Hebrews 10:23

Two years ago today, we buried Maud who came way too early. No one should ever have to know what babies that small look like. In my pregnancy with Margaret, I definitely had to avoid all of those sites and images that try to show how big your baby is at each week. I just don’t understand how people look at those for entertainment while pregnant. Babies that small should just be inside growing.

I wish I had more to remember her by... I didn’t take any belly pics. So with Margaret, I took a bunch... because each day I carried her was one more day I was blessed to carry her. I don’t even have the last ultrasound picture because the machine was out of paper. I didn’t know it would be the last one. While pregnant with Maud, I became lactose intolerant (I’m fine again now) and my feet grew so much that I had to buy new running shoes. She also made me crave almonds, hazelnuts, and vienna sausages. I know I will see her again one day, and God had grown me so much through her.

Through losing Maud, I was called to be a volunteer at Hope Mommies, a nonprofit Christian organization that helped me in my journey and helps other Hope moms walking through unimaginable pain of infant loss by pointing them to the hope and love of Christ that will sustain. I was also then called to serve on the vestry at my church, St. Andrews. I am passionate about these opportunities to serve others through sharing Christ’s love that brings me closer to Maud.

Of course, I will always wonder. What if my doctor at the time had taken my concerns and prior history seriously? What if I’d been given progesterone (as I needed most of my pregnancy with Margaret)? What if I had rested more? What would Maud Clement Davis be like, my almost-year-and-a-half year-old, if she’d been born on time? I think she’d have dark beautiful deep eyes, dark ringlets, and pale skin, just like who she was named after, my gorgeous antique doll passed down generations, Maud Katherine (pictured). One day when her sisters are old enough, I look forward to sharing her story with them. ❤️





“For he says, ‘In the time of my favor, I heard you, and in the day of salvation, I helped you.’ I tell you, now is the time of God's favor, now is the day of salvation.” -2 Corinthians 6:2

Multiplication in Chinese

Chinese Numbers: arithmetic operations in Chinese.
Multiplication in Chinese.
3 х 3 = ?
三乘以三等于多少?
sān chéngyǐ sān děngyú duōshao

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More information on the Chinese numbers you can find in The Chinese Numerals for Businessmen by Polina Shinkina http://www.lulu.com/content/e-book/the-chinese-numerals-for-businessmen/19124210 or in each Chinese textbook by Polina Shinkina on http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/polina985

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Huge Single Family Move!! Southwest Champaign ~ July 5th, 6th, 7th (from 9AM til 5PM)

Huge Single Family Garage Sale

The list of what we got:

-Incredibly nice furniture (beautiful, rich bedroom suite.. gorgeous color and well constructed)
-Like new mini-fridge
-Other like new kitchen appliances (coffee maker/bread maker/etc.)
-Kitchen sundry (including 2 ceramic canister sets (green & blue), various utensils, sushi set, chip/dip server/etc.)
-A whole assortment of Christmas items (from knick-knacks to rare ornaments)
-Full artificial Christmas tree
-Camping equipment (including two rated to 15F sleeping bags/LED lantern/coolers/lawn chairs/etc.)
-Men's and Women's (size 12-28) clothing (lots of dress and casual business styles!!)
-Lightly used (or never worn) women's dress shoes
-Tons of games!! (PC/Box/and a brand new (in box/never used) Nintendo DS with a few games)
-Other electronic items (PC/internet/battery backup/laptop/new (in box) DVD player/TENS machine and more...)
-Bookcases (light and dark!)
-Tons of books!! (Old specialty texts/fiction/non-fiction)
-Four place setting of Mikasa Platinum Lace china (unused and still in box)
-Other dishes/glassware/stemware (gold crowned Lenox crystal)
-Huge assortment of vases (large and small, round and square)
-Baskets (from organizational to Easter)
-Lots of baby items (clothing/furniture/games/toys)
-and much, much more...

We hope to see you there!

July 5th, 6th, and 7th (from 9:00AM to 5:00 or 6:00PM (or until I'm ready to collapse!!))

1806 Barrington Dr, Champaign
(plenty of parking on the street)

If you wish to contact us to see any items prior to sale, please feel free to respond to this ad. We will be happy to arrange times for you this week. Thank you for your interest.
Speak My Language

An Evening Without Laurie Anderson

An Evening Without Laurie Anderson

10-14-yearold actors will be performing two full acts of pieces spanning the career of performance artist Laurie Anderson, from classics like "Strange Angels" and "Big Science" to pieces from her recent show, "Homeland," including "The Beginning of Memory."

We're letting the kids lead the way with interpretation of the material, with staging, sets, costumes, etc. so expect a lively, engaging, and delightfully odd performance.

Friday & Saturday, April 20th & 21st, 7pm
Mahomet-Seymour Junior High School Auditorium

An Evening Without Laurie Anderson

Tickets are $4 in advance, $5 at the door
All proceeds go to support the MSJH Drama Club

Tickets can be purchased soon at Caffe Paradiso in Urbana or the MSJH main office.
  • Current Music
    Laurie Anderson - Mach 20
Speak My Language

An Evening Without Laurie Anderson



Please join a courageous and talented group of 10-14-year-olds as they present their interpretations of pieces spanning the entire history of Laurie Anderson's career! Come to An Evening Without Laurie Anderson

10-14-yearold actors will be performing two full acts of pieces spanning the career of performance artist Laurie Anderson, from classics like "Strange Angels" and "Big Science" to pieces from her recent show, "Homeland," including "The Beginning of Memory."

We're letting the kids lead the way with interpretation of the material, with staging, sets, costumes, etc. so expect a lively, engaging, and delightfully odd performance.

Friday & Saturday, April 20th & 21st, 7pm
Mahomet-Seymour Junior High School Auditorium

Tickets are $4 in advance, $5 at the door
All proceeds go to support the MSJH Drama Club

Tickets can be purchased soon at the Mahomet IGA, Caffe Paradiso in Urbana, or the MSJH main office
  • Current Music
    Laurie Anderson - Language is a Virus
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Good rental agencies in Shampoo Banana *and* good tattoo places? Helps!

My fiance (the awesome benchilada) and I are looking to rent a house. We've found a few places through Craigslist but casting a wider net seems like a good idea. Anyone have experience with real estate places in town?

We are also looking to have inky needles dug into our skin. We were going to go with No Regrets but we regret that they treated a friend who was working there like dirt, so they are out. Also not on the list is New Life, they do good work but it sounds like they get a little high and mighty about what they will deign to put on you. That's their right, but it's my right to pick someone else. We want to build a relationship with an artist because we have PLANS.

Advices please!

Jewelry Repair

I have several items of jewelry that need repaired. Looking for recommendations of a reputable jeweler! I have been to Christopher's Fine Jewelry on S. Neil, and that's fine, but I don't like how they try to coerce one into attending their gem sales.