Thursday, January 1, 2015
wow-I have blown it already. Life struggles never seem to match up how you expect them too . Lord quiet my heart change me to be more like you. Let the words of my tongue be kind. I was looking through pictures of a friend last night. She was having children same time as I, we both lived in Chicago are. Our names both Linda- our first children's name Jason Matthew. Her birthday was day before mine. Both have 2 boys and a girl. Only the girl is married just like my children. I haven't seen them since they were small, I remember their cute faces, things they did and said. In all the pictures is a picture of my friend's grave stone- she's been gone 10yrs now. Brain cancer. How quickly our lives come and go. Yrs fly. Raising our children, it seems like forever in the difficult stages. We need a perspective in those 20yrs. Treasure each moment, thankful for them both good and bad. Soon gone, we cannot call them back. Forward on to our future- reliance on Christ- to become more like him.
Friday, January 24, 2014
Letting Go is something I am not good at. I love being a mom and I love each of my children dearly. I am excited to be adding one more to the family when my daughter gets married in Oct. 2014. Nathan's 24 Birthday was yesterday-
I am trying to keep track of all the books I've read this year. This winter it will be a lot after being in so much from all the snow and sub-zero temps. Stars in My Crown- Joe David Brown. Dana's Valley- Janette Oke Terrific Garden tonics- Jerry Baker Drummer Boy at Bull Run- Gilbert Morris Yankee Belles in Dixie-Gilbert Morris The Soldier Boy's Discovery- Gilbert Morris Bring the Boys Home- Gilbert Morris
Fri., Sat., Sun., I was gone on some much needed time out. I go to this ladies' conference every year. A mini vacation for me, away from the everyday stuff going on. Most of needed- time to refresh my soul, a renewing. We go to McCormick's Creek in Southern Indiana. I go with my friend Karen - we usually leave early and take our time going down, stopping anywhere we want to. Karen is like energizer bunny- always on the go. She wears many hats - mom (of 5, only 2 at home), wife, photography, she's on sound team at her church, friend, mentor. Her kids grew up with mine.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
I have been working on Mother's day gifts. Here are the gift boxes I have made. These were cardboard boxes I purchase at Michaels - painted with pink pearl (Martha Stewart's paints) One has glass squares, with scrapbook scrabble ties. Other had a picture with a rub on.