Saturday, July 31, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Colton, Carlina and I went to SC yesterday to buy Colton's tools for school this Fall. We went to the place that the school recommended and they were very helpful and speedy. He got all his tools ($450 worth). Very good tools, at that, that are supposed to last a lifetime. Also hit GW & Walmart. Colton bought subs for us at Subway in WM. It was a very hot, humid day and our ac is not working so great, but we survived. On another note, Jesse's dad is in the hospital again. His hip is out and they are going to have to do surgery to get it back in. Wondering if his hip will ever be right. Jesse is almost through is big 11 night stint...only 1 night left to go and then a day off, finally!
Monday, July 26, 2010
If you have one hour...
When serious decluttering is in store, try the ABC method. Select a cabinet or closet that's been bugging you. Take everything out and arrange items into three piles:
A: always used
B: used during the holidays and special occasions, or seasonally
C: not seen or used in a year or so
Then do a final sort:
Step 1: Toss or give away C items unless they are valuable or have sentimental worth.
Step 2: Return B items to the back of the storage area.
Step 3: Place the A team in the front of the space so those items will be handy for immediate use.
Details of my journey to follow:)
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Jake is in the shower...one of his hideouts in a thunderstorm. He is deathly afraid of them. Julia and Thomas making funny faces. Anna in her typical "messy marvin" state, looking like she is pondering the state of the world. Julia and Alicia under water..taken with Julia's new waterproof, drop proof and shock proof camera. Alicia and I got haircuts today, she is all ready for camp next week!
I have been so blessed by my friends and family, beautiful cards, flowers, prayers and sentiments. God sends us just what we need when we need them. I am still grieving my little gummy bear. He (I felt like the baby was a boy) looked so perfect on the ultrasound screen and it is not for me to know why God called him home to heaven. God is so good, He sends good things to His children and I trust Him fully. There is so much peace knowing that He is in charge. This life is so fleeting but eternity is forever. I will enjoy the company of my 3 babies who are now in heaven forever! What a blessing for them that they did not have to endure the trials and sin of this life; I'm sure they wouldn't come back for anything. They are in the presence of the Living, Holy God.
Friday, July 9, 2010
We cried tears when we learned that a child would be,
that your God had allowed you to quicken in me.
We cried tears with our loved ones as they shared our joy
and we thought about names for a girl or boy.
I cried tears as I thought of the things we would do,
all the things that your Daddy would pass on to you.
And I cried as I thought of each inch you had grown
as I pondered the day you'd make yourself known.
Then, to think of the world you must enter brought fears
once again, Little Loved One, your mother cried tears.
Something's wrong I can tell… once again there are tears
and I'll not get the chance of your love through the years.
Oh, the ache and the sorrow and all of the pain… and again,
yes, again... my tears fell like rain.
Then His peace comes to me as I think of you there
gently rocking with Father in His favourite chair.
Your sweet little fingers clenched tight in His palm
and His Son softly singing to help keep you calm.
Our Father knew your days before they came to be
And He knew, Little One, you would not stay with me.
So I cry, but I know that when this life is done
I will greet and embrace you, my sweet Little One
There's a time to be born and a time to die
and the joy and the sorrow both make us cry.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Colton celebrated his birthday, yesterday. 18 years ago on a hot, windy July day, Jesse and I brought our first little child into the world. We brought him home on the 4th of July, dressed in red, white and blue, of course. It was a struggle from the start (just being honest). He had colic and was extremely fussy and angry (it seemed). We felt so inadequate. I have to say that things are still a struggle with our firstborn, at times (honest again!). We are proud of him for working hard at his job (he works at a local discount store) and taking college classes online. He will start an Electrician's Apprentice program in the Fall and continue to live at home. He is a smart kid and can accomplish most anything he puts his mind to. He scored a 27 on his ACT w/o even studying or prepping for it,which I thought was pretty darn good. My goal for him, my prayer for him is that He follows God his entire life; stays within His will and stays in His Word...daily. That is the only thing that matters...
Happy Birthday Colton!!!!