Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Okay, this has nothing to do with anything, but it is so darned cute!

Monday, March 17, 2008

We are moving!

Well, Readers, the situation I wrote about earlier has been resolved. We are moving in two weeks.

It is really hard for me to wait on God. It really is. It is much more in my nature to try to take control and make things work the way I want them to, when I want them to. Patience is NOT one of my virtues.

But in my 40 years I have learned something about patience, and I am getting better at it. I am also learning that God is in control, and things are better that way.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The "seasons" in a woman's life

The Bible tells us there is a time for everything. (Ecc. 3:1)

As I look back over the past 40 years, I can clearly see the different seasons. I was a child, then a teen, then a single adult, then married, then kids, then single again (with kids this time), and now married with even more kids. LOL

But now I am finding myself approaching a new season: having older kids and preparing for those kids to leave the "nest".

Now, don't get me wrong: I still have a little one who is only 3, so the nest won't be comletely empty for a while! But the older ones are getting closer to being adults.

As such, my responsibilities for them are changing, and they are shifting. While they don't need the kind of supervision my toddler does, they need a different kind of supervision and guidance that comes with them becoming more physically mature and yet still being emotionally and mentally immature.

Also, I have to envision what MY future self will be. When a I have a completely empty nest, I will have quite a few years left in me (I hope), so I need to prepare myself for that.

I have enrolled in college and will be graduating around the time my oldest turns 18.

I have chosen a field that will lend itself well to doing what I am doing already - working from home.

I am excited about this new season and will keep you updated. :D

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Exchanging toys can kill you

This is truly a horrible story: http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/03/04/wendys.shooting.ap/index.html

A 42-year-old Dad, Rafael Vazquez, is shot killed while in a Wendy's in West Palm Beach, FL, exchanging a toy fron his child's kid's meal. He was not the only death from this senseless shooting.

The shooter, Alburn Edward Blake - aged 60 - of West Palm Beach, FL, shot and killed himself after his bloody rampage.

I look at the headlines and realize that we never know when we will encounter evil.

Monday, March 3, 2008

It really is up to God....

Hubby and I are looking for a new house. We want to buy my mother's place (since she is moving in with my Granny), but we may not be able to. It is a long story, but the gist of it is that if we are NOT able to move into the area where my mother's home is, it will be because of discrimination on the part of the person in charge of leasing the land - not my mom. It is not for sure yet - we don't know yet.

My first reaction when I learned there was even a question of whether or not we could move in was anger. There is no legal reason why there should even be a debate! My hotheaded side was getting the best of me.

But then I prayed. I vented. I prayed some more.

Now I am at peace.

Whatever happens with this happens for a reason. I really feel like if this doesn't work out, it will be for the best. If it DOES work out, it will be for the best.

Could I fight and be able to move in? Yes, I believe it would only take one letter from my attorney and we would get the okay to move in.

But, in this instance, I don't believe that would be the best course of action. I really feel like God has it all worked out - I just don't know the whole story yet. :o)