Tuesday, November 17, 2009

When it rains....it thunders, lightens, comes tornados...etc.

Wow! What a couple of weeks this has been. Danny's grandfather, Pop, died, he had an interview in SC, took the job, we're moving soon and dad's health has declined to the point of kidney's not working well and needing an artificial heart, aka: L-Vad. It has been so stressful and I have broke down crying a few times. I really wanted to just crawl in a hole for a while alone, but, I can't do that. God doesn't want me to do that either. He wants me to rely on him, have faith and trust in him with all my heart...man, how I fall short in that area! The worst part is, I have trouble separating it out so that my babies can't tell that I'm stressed and upset. They know something is up. I haven't figured out how to do that yet, pretend like everything is fine, for them. So, I spent a good bit of time praying tonight, for all sorts of things. Peace, understanding, strength, my children, Danny, my mom and dad, and mainly claiming that He is my Peace, He is my strength, He is my deliverer, He is my calmness, He is my shield, He is my rock, He is my Help in time of need, He is my fortress, My tower! You know what? Just saying those things, claiming those things made me feel so much better, so much stronger. You know why? Because I was not allowing the enemy to cloud my mind full of fear, worry and doubt. He HAS to flee in the name of Jesus, so, he left me alone and could not hit me in my weakest spot. All we have to do is ask, and Jesus is there, waiting, like the gentleman that he is......amazing!

Thank you Jesus for your strength and power!


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

So, I forgot about the blog!

Well, I forgot about my blog! Things have been so crazy, I thought about it, then forgot it...and haven't posted anything in a long time....My friend Jessica reminded me about it today when I spoke with her.

Things are nuts...Danny's grandfather just past away, we just learned that we will be moving to SC soon, I've never lived anywhere except AL...yea, I'm freakin' just a little.

But I know that everything happens for a reason, God has a plan and he will give me the strength I need to deal with this change! Mainly, concerned about my babies, and my mom and dad. Dad is having health issues again, and I really don't want to leave him...but, I will trust the Lord and know that he will take care of everything.

It's late, and hard for me to express true feelings at this point...they are so scattered...until next time!! Maybe it won't be 6 months from now!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Busy Life

Well, life is good...however, I'm feeling a little stressed. Danny has been working late hours, to better our life together and with our children and I'm feeling ran down. I sort of got on a pity pot...feeling sorry for myself...poor pitiful me...everything is falling in my lap, etc. Until, a lady that I work with shared her story with me about how she lost her son. He was 15 and he drowned. She was talking about the things people get so upset about when it comes to their children, and she said, "At least they have their kids". And of course, if you know me, you know I'm so tenderhearted about that sort of thing. I started crying with her. It made me realize how grateful I am that my family is healthy. And yes, being a parent is the most difficult job I've ever had, but, at least I HAVE my kids. I'm blessed beyond measure and I need to learn to be grateful for the good things in my life and not focus so much on the stress. That's how the enemy defeats us all...he wants us to get blinded by all the bad, so that our joy is taken and we find no happiness in life...but, if we focus on the good things, the blessings, the things that make us laugh, the bad stuff just sort of melts away. So, I've decided, I'm not giving into that negativity anymore...I'm gonna be happy with the time I have with my family and be happy that they are alive and healthy, because, some people can't say that.

Count your blessings everyday and praise God for the things he has allowed you to have.


Friday, March 6, 2009

The First Post

Well, I decided to start this blog to...well...vent sometimes, share funny stories about my family, hopefully provide some inspiration and encouragement, because I KNOW I'm not the only one who goes through tough times. But, mainly, I want to give praise to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for ALL of his multiple blessings in my life.

I invite you and yours to comment as you feel led, cry with me as you need to and laugh with me to!