Tuesday, January 29, 2008


I got up this morning just to see my children's faces before they left for school. You see I am the late sleeper in our house. I work outside the home and I don't have to be at work till 9:00, so that gives me some lazy time. I only work 7 miles from my job, no long commute, no traffic jams, no road rage, no quite time with God either like most people have that have a long drive to work. Just jump in the shower, brush my teeth, get dressed and leave. But our family had a wake up call last week, we lost a 10 year old cousin to leukemia. Did not know she was sick, the doctors were treating her for strep throat.

Our children are 16,20, and 24. Beau is our 16 year old and a sophomore in high school, Emily is the 20 year old she is a junior in college. I regret that I wasted alot of years sleeping in while they were growing up. My husband is a great man, he always got the children up and ready for school. When the girls were little I went to work at 7:00am and James didn't have to go to work until 8:30am. He brushed their hair and did pony tails. I must admit when school pictures came home I was a little disappointed in how the girls looked. No cute bows just plain pony tails. It wouldn't have done any good for me to fix their hair because when it came time to have pictures made it always seemed like it was right after recess.

Now I realize that I might not have these precious gifts tomorrow, I only have today and I have to make the most of it. My son wanted to know if every thing was alright (shocked I was up) and I told him yes that I just wanted to see him before he left for school. I do not want to miss another moment to be around my children because in the wink of an eye they both will be gone.

Our oldest daughter blessed us with 2 beautiful grandchildren, Lexi and Dalton and we don't get to see them every day but I will try and talk to them every day. They do live in the same town we live in, we are just busy with our son and the sports he is involved in.

Deuteronomy 4:9- 9 Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them slip from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them. God is telling the children of Israel to be obedient about keeping the laws. But don't you think this also can apply here. Keeping our eyes on our children. Teaching our children that we aren't guaranteed tomorrow and always live today as it could be your last. ( Don't put off till tomorrow what you can do today).We must remember what our eyes have seen, our children's smiling faces, pouting faces, angry eyes and those I'm sorry looks. Parents if you only have small children don't think for one minute that they don't have all of these expression, they do.

Yes those little ones get on your nerves, as the saying goes when they are little they stomp on your toes and as they get older they stomp on your heart. My toes have healed as is my heart. I read a bumper sticker the other day that said "Grandchildren are a reward for not killing you children". I totally agree with that statement.

I will get up early tomorrow just to see their faces before they leave for the day, no matter how sleepy I am. I can sleep in when they have both left home.
Are you making memories? Not those earthquake kind, just the simple caught in the moment kind. Like the sunrise over the horizon out you kitchen window or a sunset at the beach. Or the hug you get from a 16 year old when you tuck him in bed at night and he says love ya mom sleep good see you tomorrow kind. Yes I still tuck my 16 year old in bed at night, how sweet is that!!!!!!!!!!!! Our goal in life is to raise them to be independent, self sufficient adults. It is so hard to let go when you still see them as your precious little ones.
Your sister in Christ

Friday, January 25, 2008

He's still working on me and you..... Part 2

Have you ever stopped to think about how you were made? Do you remember as a child "play dough" and all the wonderful things that could be make with it? Well I was not one of those creative children all I could make were snakes and bird nests with eggs and in summer I would make snow men with white play dough. I had friends who made houses with trees and in those trees little birds. In their house's they had a family:father, mother, brother and sister, complete with a dog in the back yard of that little play dough creation, every thing a child could imagine. Not me, I just didn't have those creative juices. No matter how hard I tried
In Psalms 139:14-16 the psalmist writes: 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, 16 your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. (NIV) How majestic are these words. That I was woven together and My God saw my unformed body when I was created in the secret place. He made me just as he wanted me to be and placed me in my mothers womb at the appointed time. He picked out who my mother would be, I was his gift to her.
He has a plan for my life as he does for your life. Am I completely sure what these plans are? NO. What path am I to go down I do not know but I am trusting my God to show me the way.
Remember you are not a "play-dough" creation you were hand crafted by God. He formed you and has a plan for your life a plan that is for good and wonderful things. Things pleasing to God our creator. So you see he's still working on me.....................as im sure he is still working on you. Have you found your path? Are you like me have you strayed from it from time to time because you took your eyes off Jesus and what it was he wanted you to do. Did you get ahead of him? No wonder we can't see him turn around he is behind us waiting patiently for us to follow him, not for him to follow us. I know we get excited about something and run ahead just slow down and and learn to walk with God, I know it's hard because we are still God's children no matter how old we get. Get back in contact with the Lord through prayer and bible study. Walk with him dear one trust him and remember he is still working on you and me.
Love Your Sister in

Thursday, January 24, 2008

He's still working on me..........

Hello blogger world, this will be an interesting journey for me. I am so enthralled at all of the wonderful writers out there. So much wisdom and insite. I have been reading and enjoying the blogs for quite some time now and God has been moving me to post also. Why I don't know yet, maybe to give insite to some one who is going through what I have been through or am going through at present? Only God knows and only he will reveal in his divine timing.
I am not a writer or speaker as so many of the post I read are. Just a plain ole mom with a plain ole job and three pretty amazing children. Oh did I mention the perfect (yeah right!!!!!) grandchildren. I am married to my plain ole "Prince Charming". As I said I am not a writer I do journel alot, pray alot( who dosen't with three children one of whom just turned 16) and attend church alot. As our oldest daughter would tell vistors to our church she had a drug problem. Her daddy and momma drug her to church every time the doors were opened. Didn't seem to help as she does not attend any church regulary at this time. She attends three times..........a year, you know Christmas, Easter and Mothers Day. Ok more on my prodigal daughter later.
I look forward to hearing from experinced bloggers with more info and insite on the working of this technology.
He still working on me.................