Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
"Whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple" Luke 14:27
I wanted to share with you the Sunday School lesson I taught to the Primary Class yesterday. Actually it was intended for me. Ain't it great how God sends His word to us at the most needed time. As you all know, with what Mom is going through right now, she is struggling with peace and understanding. This lesson spoke to me so loud that I just couldn't get it all told in class. The aim of the lesson was to teach that we must be willing to suffer hardships if we choose to become followers of Christ. He didn't promise us a bed of roses. I want to leave with you, the commentary's illustration for this lesson of "Becoming a Follower."
5 examples of crosses:
Velvet-covered Cross - Would you ask Jesus to give you a velvet cross to bear? It would be a thing of beauty but of no value to the Lord if you could not withstand the rigors of battle against Satan.
Gold Cross - If you demanded a gold cross to bear because you sought riches as you served Jesus, your service would be worthless. Money cannot replace true dedication to the Lord.
Padded Cross - If you asked for an easy cross, you would not grow spiritually. Your cross would not be the cross of a disciple.
A Cross that stands alone - You would not need to bear this cross. You could carry it when it pleased you and walk away from it when times became difficult. A disciple of Christ must bear his cross and follow Jesus continually.
Rugged Cross - Jesus chooses the cross you must bear when you become His disciple. Accept the cross He gives you with a thankful heart.
It's not that we don't know all these things, but when we try to accept it and learn it on a child's level.......IT'S JUST PLAIN EASY TO UNDERSTAND! I wanted the kids to make a cross. We made them out of twigs. They were not the prettiest crosses you've ever seen, but like the cross we bear for Jesus, is one that, even though it lacks all the beauty and luster, is well worth it, because Jesus gave it to us. God will receive all the Glory for whatever may come with Mom's situation. We will praise him for the RUGGED CROSS!!!!
Mawmaw was transferred to a nursing home today. It is a sad day for our family. It was a hard decision that had to be made. Please pray for her in the upcoming days as she/we make the transition. The songs she sang to me yesterday as I sat with her in the hospital, will forever be on my heart and mind. Along with the proper technique of folding a quilt, which she recanted over and over and over to me, while we actually folded sheets, blankets, and anything with 4 corners:) She has taught me a lot over the years.....like how to make chocolate gravy and cathead biscuits.....the family is proud of that:) But most of all.... Mawmaw knows her COMFORTER and HE KNOWS HER.....this I am sure of! She was a Preachers-Wife of 60 years! What an impact their faith made on me! They both are perfect examples of bearing a RUGGED CROSS, as their lives were not easy nor clad with velvet and gold, but they persevered and pressed on to fight the good fight and to finish the race for the Glory of God.
Just heard from Mom. She has another week to wait for the VAD.....due to infections not cleared up. So, tentatively surgery should be the week of March 10th. Another check-up needed next week to confirm it.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
You might wonder what this verse has to do with little league baseball....well, my Hubby has been preaching on the phone and at meetings regarding it. It doesn't matter if we have friends over or visiting friends.....we can't escape it. Now, before you go and assume that Hubby is a preacher...HE IS NOT........yet.......because what I've been hearing and witnessing with all the compassion and LOUDNESS that he has been speaking with.....well, let's just say....HAS FLOORED ME! Because this is coming from a guy who used to call me back in the day and I had to ask repeatedly for him to SPEAK UP or else I was going to hang up. I'm a softie like that:) This new phone etiquette, he has adopted, is more like me.....and that is LOUD! I've trained him well:) lol!!!!!!!!!!!! But sometimes when we are passionate about something we tend to step outside the box. Hubby you have passed stepping outside your box......you flat hurdled it:)
To make a very looooong story short.....the league that we have been a part of for over 50 years, just busted up. Over what.......more games, winning, less rules, etc........to lose friendships. It's just not worth it. Sometimes we forget just what this is all about.....the kids! The guys in our community are trying to do what is fair and right for the kids. As a community, I hope we will back them up and support what they are trying to rebuild. There will be some changes....dare I say, "DRAFT!" Yikes....makes we want to bite my nails, and I haven't done that since I was a young girl and Mom sitting on my hand trying to make me quit the bad habit:)
Forgiveness is not always easy, but Christ set the perfect example of how we should forgive. As we go forward in trying to rebuild, I hope that forbearing one another will be forefront in our minds. Forgiveness produces positive results! The kids are watching! What an example we could set if we truly forgive and spread all the mercy, kindness, humbleness, meekness and longsuffering we could. I call that...BROTHERLY LOVE!
And no, Hubby did not pay me to post this.....I just felt like I needed to vindicate him somehow, before word spread that he was now a traveling evangelist.....lol!!!!...who was preaching the gospel on the rules of the little league in all the highways and byways...which....... in his current state of mind....would not surprise me one bit:) Lord help me!
Enough soap box for one day, don't ya think?
Thursday, February 21, 2008
I'm back home from the hospital and want to update on Mom. To make a very looooong story, short, the jist of it is this:
-Mom's home now
-She returns Monday for a check-up
-She passed all the tests!!!! Praise be to God!!!
-She is on the transplant list.....we are all on call 24/7
-In 2 weeks she will have a Ventricular Assist Device (VAD)....due to the stage of heart failure she is in....this device must be in to help her heart supply blood to all organs before organ failure begins.
-If she were to get a match before this VAD is in, then they would do the transplant and not the VAD
-Her antibody/RH factor is going to be hard to match, thus the reason for the VAD...this may be a loooong wait and she doesn't have much time without any assistance
-After the VAD surgery she will have up to a 3-4 week stay in the hospital...this (VAD) is OPEN HEART SURGERY
-After the VAD surgery she will have to wait 3-4 months before she could receive a heart, due to recovery time from the VAD
I hope I didn't make this clear as mud.....it is so overwhelming and so many details that I had to come straight home and write it all down before I forgot a detail. We are just PRAISING THE LORD for answering our prayers thus far. He has a perfect plan!
Mom asked me to thank each of you for your prayers...she felt every one! It has been a tough week for her and Dad, but we sometimes have to go through the valleys before we reach the mountain top! And I know that Mom will reach that mountain top and be able to look back and see just what God brought her through to get there. What a sight to behold it's going to be!! She asks that you remember her in the coming weeks and pray for God's will to be done.
Love you all.....
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Quick update on Mom: I talked with her this evening and she is very homesick and tired of the hospital. Tomorrow should prove to be interesting...since the docs are going to decide whether or not they are going ahead now with the artificial pump. If they decide to, then she will have to stay another couple of weeks. Seems like everytime I talk with her, the plans change. At least her lungs, which were a bit of a concern for them, are better. Apparently the fluid and pneomonia had taken a toll on them. I appreciate all the kind words, prayers, thoughts, and calls we've been receiving. This is what gets us through. Maybe after she gets home, things will calm down some and I won't be so depressing to read. Thanks for bearing with me:) I plan to go visit tomorrow and hopefully be there when the docs give the reports.
Love to all.....
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
The picture above is from my Mom's den. You know son #1, that I complain about losing things....btw....last night at bedtime we started the game again of lost and found....billfold lost...now it's found:) Dad wanted to join the fun and asked this morning where his belt was? Whaaaaat? Not you too! I found it among the rubble in the closet:)
Okay back to the pic above....even though son #1 likes to irritate me sometimes, he can be a sweetie pie....he and son #2 wanted to buy something for Mom (Mawmaw), and this is what he bought. I asked him why a jet...and he replied, "because Mawmaw rode on a jet from the hospital to another hospital and that's when God healed her." Be still my heart! And guess where Mawmaw placed it....yep...right on top of her mantle. It's been there since Nov. 2006 and probably will stay there from now on.
I read an excerpt from the hospital's web page about a man who received a heart transplant and is now flying his own personal aircraft again!! What obstacles he had to overcome to get his liscense. But he did it. He received his heart at the same hospital where my Mom is right now. He was at the point of death and now is flying high!! As soon as I was watching the video clip and reading his autobiography......the jet on Mawmaw's mantle came to my mind. The difference between him and my Mom is she flew that one time and she hopes it will be her last, she doesn't like to fly. But I'm praying that Mom's "flight" will be back home enjoying what she loves best: taking care of others and her grandkids.
I just got off the phone with my sis-n-law, and after a day of tests....the doc comes in and says that since Mom had 5 pregnancies, her body has built up an antibody....which will make it harder to find a donor match. If she should get worse before they found a match....an artificial pump will be inserted to support her until one is found. We also found out today that she has a touch of pneomonia. So a few setbacks....but I'm not going to give up...although....right now I have this huge lump in my throat.
I know that what God did for Mom on the flight that son #1 rememered.....HE CAN DO AGAIN!!!
"But he was wonded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed." Isaiah 53:5
No matter what may come.....Jesus has overcome the world!
Monday, February 18, 2008
Thanks for all the prayers!! Keep them going....please!
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Today was the dreadful "FAMILY PICTURE DAY!" Why is that so? I guess it's because of all the hassle it takes to get 3 guys and a gal gussied up and ON TIME to said appointment. Things went pretty good....which was a surprise to me! I guess the threatening worked:) Just kidding!! It had been 6 years since our church had updated our directory, so waaaay past due! Plus, it was a good excuse for us to get our family portrait.....being that son #2 was let's say about 2 years old on the last one. I'm telling you that is how bad I dreaded it! I'm so proud it's done and we can look back at it in years to come and critic the hair and clothes. Should make for a good laugh!!
Changing the subject a bit....I wanted to update on some previous prayer requests:
1) Mom-n-law got a good report on her heart tests and what seemed to point to the heart, may in fact be reflux. Good news there! Not making light of reflux...I know that is bothersome!
2) Mawmaw is doing okay. The guys got her a hospital bed put up today, which should help keep her in the bed and make things easier and safer for her. There are some decisions that will have to be made in the upcoming weeks ahead, so continue to pray for my Aunt and Mom. When the rolls reverses, with children taking care of their parents, it gets tough!
3) Mom leaves for the hospital on Monday. We are dreading this for her and she is so scared. She has a lot of emotions, with herself and Mawmaw, so please pray for her this coming week. We should know on Thursday whether or not she is still a candidate for the heart transplant. She is currently on the transplant list, but since it has been over a year since her last tests, some have to be updated. Please pray for her and Dad's safety as they travel to the hospital and their stay there this coming week. Pray for strength, courage, peace and patience to be ever present in her mind and body, and that she WILL BE A PERFECT CANDIDATE FOR A HEART TRANSPLANT!!!!
Other than all that....things are okay!
Good night and God Bless!!
Friday, February 15, 2008
Our local girl's basketball team was in the sub-regional playoff's last night.......BTW....THEY WON!!! GO GIRLS!!! Knowing my guys like I do, I knew they would be at the game. So, I spend Valentine's night by myself.....after I cooked them some good 'ole fried chicken, gravy and biscuits......and a sock-it-to-me cake!! Don't feel sorry for me....I could have went with them, but much needed house work was awaiting me. And sometimes a Mom just needs some quite time! Which I enjoyed!!
Then they came home:) Here's where the fun begins......Son #1 comes to me and said, "what did you do with my baseball glove?" I reply, "I haven't seen your glove." If you remember, one thing our family is famous for is LOSING THINGS!!!! By this time, he is in panic mode and Mom's fuse gets short! Next thing I know, I'm like a rat on acid, cleaning and searching for a glove! He calls his friend H, who gave me a good laugh last night, thanks H...for making me feel better about myself......and asks if he left his glove in his Mom's car....thanks K for bringing my child home from practice...... I got busy frying that chicken and forgot my child! You always have my back!! But, no glove there. Hubby is one of these that stops and thinks? Not me and son #1, we're tearing the house down looking for it. Hubby goes step by step with son #1 and replays each move he made and determined it must be at the park.
Glove was found this morning.....AT THE PARK! Whew, another LOST AND FOUND episode at the L house! I can't wait for the next one.....wonder what it will be....keys, billfold, glove, shoe, sock, coat, homework, bills, money, retainer, medicine, etc.
I'm glad Jesus stopped my way one day........I was LOST but now I'M FOUND!!! Thank you Jesus!!! Nothing else really matters!! Help me pray for my boys and for their salvation! Pray that I will be the example that I need to be!
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Yep....that's me and my hubby! We are one of those couples who have known each other since diapers. You know the kind of married folks that makes you want to puke:) We actually didn't like each other here; or at least I don't think we did. Can you tell by the amount of space between us? lol!!!!!!!!
So if you don't want to hear about our boring love story then you better move on, because it's going to get mushy:) NOT!!!!
Here's how it all began.........Do you like me? Check yes or no. I checked yes and we lived happily ever after. That was in elementary school and HE broke up with me in the 5th grade! And set me up in the 7th-8th grade with some of his friends. Thanks dear! We were like good friends and when my Mom suggested that he might like me like a boyfriend....I said "EEEEWWW Mom, he's my friend"! That was about in the 9th grade. Of course she was right, and the rest is history. Of course, after the romantic proposal, which I'll describe as follows........he comes over to the house in the a.m. on Sat. and I'm still in the bed and he comes in my room and said "get up, we are going to get a ring today". I say "what ring"!
Honey, sweetie pie, you still owe me a proper proposal!
The week of the wedding, I'm on my way home from work and hit head on with a van! I was going very slow as Iwas in a sharp curve and it was a torential rain, so thankfully nothing bad, except I had a cut across my eye and some bruising, ...wish I would have known about the magic concealer back then.....and a totaled car. BTW that's been 17 1/2 years ago!! The week after the wedding, hubby is coming home from work, fell asleep at the wheel, and turned our BORROWED car upside down in a creek! He comes out with a broken nose!! We got off to marriage with a BANG!!
And the honeymoon.....let's just say.....hubby had never seen the ocean before....so I thought I was a widow the first week of marriage, after he sailed off into the sunset WITHOUT ME on an itty bitty sailboat! I told you it wasn't mushy?
I could tell more...but I'll save for a later date....plus what I'm really wanting to tell about....he would kill me if I did. I'll give you a hint....let's say hubby was in a bit of a predicament and I came to the rescue:) lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's when he knew that I really loved him!!!
Four years later we had our 1st son, and four years after that, here came son #2! I don't know what we did before we had them......except look and act like fools......see above picture! That is our wedding day pic:) lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously, I love the boys sooooo much! I love living in the house with you guys.....there is never a dull moment with all the nice smells, loud noises, dirty house, piles of clothes, never ending meals, etc. I wouldn't have it any other way!!!
Anyway, on this Valentine's Day I want to wish my hubby the best and tell him how much I Love Him! I thank God for you....you are a good Christian man who is a great Dad to our boys! They love and adore you too! Thanks for being my friend, all the laughs, and putting up with me when I'm not so lovable! Your my man!
Will you be my Valentine? Check yes or no..........
P.S. Have you barfed yet?
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
So if you want to see WHAT WORKS FOR ME.......please scroll down to Sat., Feb. 9th! You don't want to miss it! Really!
Update: Thanks to Jendeis I'll have no more hide-n-seek for you......I know how upset you must be...booo whooo!! She so graciously aided me in the direction of the "Post Options" tab at the bottom of the editing screen.....duh.....
Thanks again Jendeis for helping me out!
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Well, I will!
Hubby and I did our annual sit down, go through stacks of receipts, bank statements, you know the drill! Every year we say we are going to do better, but guess what....WE NEVER DO!!!! We vowed AGAIN, that this year is going to be different. Yeah right:) He said he likes it this way.......WHY WOULD ANYBODY WANT TO TORTURE THEMSELVES THIS WAY? We do, apparently. It was a task that couldn't be put off any longer......seeing that our tax appt. was THIS MORNING! Love you....dear;)
As we all make the annual pilgrimage to the infamous tax office or if your the savvy kind and can do it yourself, let's keep in mind that Jesus befriended the "tax collectors" and left in His Word from Matthew 22:19-21 (KJV), "Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's."
I'm thankful and feel blessed to live in such a wonderful country. Even though I don't always agree on the amount of taxes that are taken and what they are being spent for. I will do my civil duty: vote and pay taxes!!
Now hand over heart and repeat after me:
I Pledge Allegiance
To the Flag
Of the United States of America
And to the Republic
For Which it Stands
God Bless America!
I feel better now:)
Monday, February 11, 2008
Today was one of those days when it didn't turn out quiet like you expect. On route to school this morning, I noticed that my Mom's car was at my Mawmaw's house. Which is unusual, because she has sitters for day and night. So, I stopped in to check on things and Mawmaw had fallen yesterday and then again early this morning. She had been walking around and doing okay. But, by the time she was getting up later this morning, she couldn't, or at least not without a lot of pain. So, we called the ambulance to come and take her to the hospital. I went on down to be with her. She doesn't have anything broken, thank you Lord, but she has arthritis and some disc compression in her back, that has been there for sometime. This fall just has aggravated it! She is in pain!
I don't know about you, but I don't get to see my Mawmaw as much as I should. I used to stay with her alot as a child and have always adored her. She is just one of those good 'ole grandmothers who will love you to death with food! I'll never forget all the homemade gravy and biscuits! What funny stories and songs she can tell! She is another giver and not a taker, hince my Mom:) She worried all day about paying me for gas, food, my time:) Like Mother like daughter! Those two are a pair:) Mawmaw and I did some good catching up today, as much as she could. Mawmaw has severe dementia. She cannot remember what happened 1 mintue ago, but can still remember my name, kids, hubby, and her b-day, which she told several times today, 9-30-20. It's strange how our brains work with this horrible disease. As I set there and reminded her for the 100th time why she was at the hospital, I grieved inside for the women that I used to know. She is now back home and resting comfortably with her pain medicine. Please pray for her pain to lesson, and for my Aunt and Mom as they try to take care of her. They are doing such a great job at that!! No pun intended you two! You are doing the best you can under the circumstances. Things just happen, don't beat yourself up!
It's funny how things work out. Normally I would have been at work this morning, but since son #2 has been sick, he cannot go back to school until tommorrow, I was able to help today. BTW he is much better! Thank you Lord! God has a plan for everything and as unfortunate as it was for Mawmaw, it gave me an opportunity to spend some quality time with her!
We love you Mawmaw!!
P.S. Mawmaw had a hand in naming me, and she says it waaaaay different than I do. It's like caaaarey! Short a:) Also, she has always tried to get me to buy petite clothes.....I'm 5'10":) Gotta love her and her since of humor:)
Sunday, February 10, 2008
I was up until 2 am this morning watching a Hallmark movie and bawling my eyes out, not only about the movie, but also about you. My heart breaks for you. I wish I could take all of this away, that I could take your place. But, just like in the movie, God has a plan, His Will, for your life, my life, and who are we to question it? We are human, and with that sinful nature; doubt, worry, anger, etc., sometimes gets the best of us. I want you to be able to get a new heart and feel good again. I feel selfish for asking so much of you. And my heart breaks for the life that will be lost in order for you to live. I know this is that person's wish, but it still hurts me to the core for that family. I know you have the same feelings. I wish that I had all the right words to say. When I was little you seemed to know exactly what to say when I was hurting, and you still do. It seems strange for us kids to be on the giving end where you are concerned. This too, is another challenge for you. You never want to be the center of attention and definitely not on the receiving end of anything. I want you to see, that it's your turn. We need you so much!
The movie ended like it began, with the preacher telling the love of his life, whom he never got to spend it with, that he promised her that they would accept the Will Of God...no matter what.....and they did! It wasn't easy, great pain abounded in their lives, but what blessings they received, even through the midst of their tribulations. Lives were touched! They ministered to others! Isn't that what it's all about? Yes, I know it is. So when doubt, confusion, anger, frustration, and the why's come....I will stand proclaiming....
"Though none go with me, I will follow, No turning back, No turning back"!
When I awoke this morning, I felt like maybe I had dreamed it all. The movie ministered to me in such a way and at the most needed time. Ain't God Good!! Here's the kicker: Mom you were the one who called me to tell me about another movie you were watching on the same channel, the one before the one I watched that helped me see God's Writing on the Wall! Goose bumps! Again, you were the one helping me and you didn't even know it!
I Love You!
Saturday, February 9, 2008
As we were visiting our Clinique counter at the mall, an associate laid on us the greatest beauty secret EVER!! I have these dark circles under my eyes and have not been able to successfully mask them until now! Hang in here with me as I try to demonstrate how to apply the following:
1. Red Lipstick
3. Concealer Brush
4. Eye Cream (not pictured)
After all makeup has been applied, eyeshadow, liner, etc., follow these 2 steps:
1. Use a concealer brush and apply red lipstick, yes red lipstick! Not too heavy just enough so when you look in the mirror, you look like a monster. Be sure to just cover the dark circles and in the corners of the eyes, wherever darkness abounds:)
2. Then, apply the concealer on top of the lipstick. I dab my brush into my eye cream, then mix it with a little of the concealer, this makes it a little creamy and easier to apply.
My Shopping Directory:
I think I need to work for Clinique!
Works for me!!
Hubby comes home yesterday with the Boat Certification Manual for our state. Did you catch the phrase...... HE BROUGHT IT HOME...HIS IDEA, remember that part for later. I could see the lightbulb look come on in son #1. Being that he is now the legal age to get his boating license, the challenge was on. Of course like most men, I found hubby and son #1 glued to the computer taking this online test. I asked if either of them had read the manual.....No Mom...we don't need to read it. Dad has his license already. Remember HIS IDEA part, I guess he picked it up just to get the online address? I said, "hum, let's see...I think that has been several years ago". I set back and watch and try to start looking up answers in the manual for them, seeing that they were stumped on a few....lol!!!!!! They finish the 60 questionnaire and would you believe it......THEY FAILED IT!!:) Surprise, Surprise:) By now it's way past our bedtime.
Here's where the competitor part of me begins: I take the stupid manual to bed with me and read it. Hubby said, "are you really going to read that thing"? I said, "Of course dear"! He said, "we'll just take it a few times and we'll pass it eventually"! I said, "Sure dear, whatever dear".
Guess what I did this morning? Yep, I took the online 60 question test and PASSED IT!!! I ONLY MISSED 2! Being the cheating, loving, kind of Mom that I am....I took another test for my son #1! Shame on me I know....but son #1 will have to pass Mom's questionnaire and it won't be as EASY as the online test, before he will receive his license! I will justify the cheat that way! I really do teach my children NOT TO CHEAT, so don't condemn me just yet! I hope that no one who is a Marine Police or related to one will turn me in:/ We teach our kids safety first....ALWAYS!
Now that I have my boating license, I guess my guys will have to take me with them more often, on their fishing and hunting excursions:)!!!!!!! Next time they will think twice before disregarding a manual....I hope for anything including, but not limited to: directions, assembling something, etc. MEN!!! You Gotta Love 'em!
BTW....cabin fever is beginning to set in:)
Friday, February 8, 2008
Here is a list of some helpful hints that I read on an email this morning to help with STRESS!
2. Read the Bible.
3. Get up on time so you can start the day unrushed. (Mom you did a crazy thing today:)
4. Go to bed on time so you can do #3.
5. Delegate tasks to capable others.
6. Simplify and unclutter your life.
7. Less is more.
8. Pace yourself.
9. Take one day at a time.
10. Separate worries from concerns.
11. Live within your budget.
12. Have backups. (keys:)
14. Laugh some more!
15. Sit on your ego.
16. Talk less, Listen more! (KMS...Keep Mouth Shut)
18. Slow down.
19. Be kind.
20. Get organized.
21. Quiet time.
22. It's okay to say NO!
Sounds easy, right? NOT! But it reminded me of WHY I'm so STRESSED, since I'm not doing nearly all the above! Which leads me to what's STRESSING me now! I went for a haircut and color last night....yes I left my sick child at home...with his Dad. And I beat myself up for it all the way to and from. BTW he is some better today, thanks for your prayers! Anyway, when I got home my hubby who never notices little details, proclaimed..."you've got a hickey:)" lol!!!!!!! Go ahead....gasp.....and laugh....and breathe! No, it was not from mad passionate love...like who has time and feels like it....do I hear an Amen from my sisters?...my hairdresser shaved my neck. She is a great hairdresser, it's just that I have sensitive skin. I looked in the mirror and yes....IT LOOKS LIKE I HAVE A HICKEY! Hubby is walking around all proud like and aggravating the hound out of me:) So, now consider yourself family, since I've shared all that. Really people.......it is from a haircut! I guess that's what I get for going. Hopefully by the time I venture out again, oh let's say next month, IT will be gone! Does anybody have a quick remedy for Hickeys? Besides wearing a turtleneck:) Please do tell!!
Thursday, February 7, 2008
I feel so bad for him...he is one sick little boy. I wish I could make it go away for him. We will be the first in line next year for the flu shot...you better believe it!!
Hubby called me from the orthodonist with the other son...."Hey Momma (that's me), which Dr. would you like son #1 to go to for his wisdom teeth to be cut out?" Whaaaaaaaaatttttttt!!!!!!!!!!!
Please pray for my son to get well soon and please pray for me to keep my sanity. The son with the flu reminded me while I was writing the check to pay the Dr., to make sure I didn't write it out to the church:)
BTW.....the flu is rampent.....mom-n-law, brother, and friend T and her child all have it!
Pray that Spring comes quick and we can GET OUT OF THIS HOUSE!!
K.T.....if you are reading this today.....I need a raincheck on Sat.:(
That's the first sentence out of son #2, after coming home from school yesterday! Not, hey Mom, I love you....no, it was Mom you did a crazy thing today:) And he was justified in saying just that. Keeping up with things, especially keys....the T's will say amen to that....is not my speciality. Now I can add to the list.....keeping lunch money for my children to the, "not keeping up pile:)". Son #2 told me on Tues. that he needed lunch money. He reminded me again Wed. morning as the bus was coming in the driveway to pick them up. I am a speed demon, at least I have one strong suit, and I quick wrote a check for the said lunch $$. Yes!! Supermom....writes a check in no time flat! I sigh with relief, the kids get on the bus and all is well for another day. Yeah right! NOT!!!!
I MADE THE CHECK PAYABLE TO: C. G. BAPTIST CHURCH!! For crying out loud people.....what is wrong with me? At least I had church on the brain...surely that counts for something. I even wrote his lunch # on the memo line of the check!!! The smart kid that #2 is, can I take credit for that...maybe....I need something to be proud of...no I guess not after this......anyway, he caught Mommy's mistake and just brought the check back home. Thank you Son, I will forever be indebited to you! Sweetie!! Darling!! Pumpkin!!! He did get to eat lunch....he know's big brothers lunch #.....did I tell you how smart he was:) lol!!!!!!! Now, son #1 is going to be short a lunch, and he will be hollering at me in a few days, as the bus is coming down the drive, and we start all over again! I hope he remembers to proof the check before handing it to the lunch lady!
Son #2 woke up with a fever, sore throat, and cough this morning. I don't know about you...but I'm ready for SPRING! He had the first cousin to the flu and missed a week of school before Christmas, and son #1 had the flu the week after Christmas! I feel so sorry for them when they are sick. All son #2 kept saying this morning was that he was going to miss the youth duck hunt this weekend. I'll save the details on these extravaganzas for a later date!! Everyone needs to know about duck hunting!
Off to the doctor we go today! I hope it is something that can be fixed speedy quick....if not, son #2 is going to be one saaaaaaaad little boy!
Enough of my rantings!!
Love to all,
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
After the 2 hour delay for school, and I get to work, I receive an email from my sis-n-law that read this: "The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you." "When God takes something from your grasp; He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better."
We had a small church and now we have a new beautiful church that holds our larger congregation. See what God took from us that day, turned out to be a blessing! We were sad for the loss of our church, the one we grew up in and got married in, but that little church would have never held our congregation we have now. Sure, we could have built another or added on, but we had so much help financial wise through donations, free labor, disaster loan, that we were able to pay for this new church very quickly. God has truly blessed us!! Thank you God!!
I said all that to say this: this morning was a flash back to that day. I feel for those communities that were hit today. Two communities that are within 20 miles of my house, have been affected greatly by this tornado. Lives have been lost, homes destroyed, farms destroyed, utter destruction. Please remember these families in your prayers. I thought the statement was very timely this morning, because we know that God's Grace Is Sufficient for our every need. These people are in great need and I pray for God's loving arm to surround them!
People, we need to be ready!
Love to all,
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
As far as Dad is concerned, he got his stitches removed on Monday of this week. It was maglinant, but they feel sure they got it all. No treatments will be necessary, just to keep a check on it, is all that is required. He is just trying to get over a bad case of the crud now, and he should be good as new! I hope so....because we need you Dad!
Thanks for all your prayers and support!!
Monday, February 4, 2008
Sunday, February 3, 2008
My niece and her new softball glove at her Birthday Party!
Friday, February 1, 2008
Okay, let me start by saying that my 13 year old has a nose like a blood hound. He will not drink from a cup, eat from a plate or utensil, if it smells like a fish! Come on now, you know what I'm talking about...or at least I hope you do. What makes that smell!! Or am I the only one with the problem. It doesn't always happen. But occasionally I can unload, excuse me, when hubby unloads the dishwasher....another story for another day:)....and the dishes have this funky fish smell. No kidding! I'm thinking that it is from throwing more dishes in while it is already in wash mode. Yes dear...I have caught you doing that. Believe me it is becoming an issue around here. I haven't changed dishwasher tabs or anything. I even clean the thing every now and then. So what's up?
If you have any suggestions or can relate, don't be afraid to let it be known. I need some help! My #13 is having to hold his nose to even drink his favorite chocolate milk. BTW it is the best chocolate milk on the planet. Gran has spoiled my kids with this holy milk. They are addicted to it. Next time you are at Ingles, stop in and pick you up some Organic Valley Chocolate Reduced Fat Milk. You did notice the reduced fat part:) Anything reduced fat must be good for you.
Gotta go...son #2 has some friends over tonight.....5 to be exact...no wait, 2 went home...so I should have 3 now....I hope! Need I say more:) And yes Lisa, I've already bandaged one hand tonight. No ER visit required...yet:/.