Well one of my favorite things is a Sunday afternoon nap! I love this nap more than any others. I'm not really sure why, but I love a warm blanket and just sleeping on Sundays! And yesterday it was rainy, so my nap was even better. Even my kids sleep better on Sundays and of course when it's raining! Anyone know why?
It's party day at school for the kids! After a meltdown with Ashlyn last night (the ear on her Minnie Mouse costume came off, and for those of you who know me and know that I don't own needle and thread, this was a HUGE ordeal) But Richard saved the day! No he did not duct tape it! The ears are now removeable and my husband fixed it! Yes, one ear is a little lopsided now! Carter is a pirate and has been practicing AARRGH for the last three days. Of course, like any two year old, when called upon to perform this magnificent piece, stage fright hits!! And little Braden is a chili pepper! Can't forget his Texas Roots! (Just FYI, he's a HUGE Longhorn fan! As soon as I can post the pic, you'll understand why!)
Well yesterday was pepper spray day at work for Richard. Poor thing. He actually did very well and didn't get it into his eyes the first time. After they were sprayed they had to run an obstacle course so he said that was tough considering it felt like his skin was peeling off! It did however get into his eyes when he started sweating and when he took a shower! At least he didn't scream like a woman like some of his comrades!!! Oh, the life of a policeman!! He should be back to normal in two days! Well, as normal as he gets! For those of you who know him, you know what I mean!
Well, this week has been very busy. From helping a family mourn at the beginning of the week, to watching funny movies last night! On Friday and Saturday I went to the Ladies Retreat at church. What a blessing it was to hear Donna Root speak to my heart! Richard stayed at home by himself and caught up on much needed rest and Ashlyn and Carter got to go to Nana and Papa's to stay the night! Papa is redoing the bathroom and promised them they could help him paint. Well....the kids fell asleep on the way home and were put straight to bed(at 7 pm-what were they thinking?) and of course they woke up at 2 am wanting to paint!! yea for Grandparents!! Yesterday afternoon we took the kids to a corn maze with our small group. Now for those of you who don't know what that is, let me explain how they do things here in the midwest for Halloween. They take a large cornfield and create a maze. (The one we went to is the Great Godfrey maze which the theme this year was the Wizard of Oz) You can check it out at www.GreatGodfreymaze.com Inside the maze are numbered markers and you have to answer a question correctly to get a clue as to which direction to turn! The questions were really hard! For example. Question #1 was : How many times is the word corn mentioned in the Bible? Now let me tell you that the questions got harder as you got closer to the exit!! Our kids loved it and they also had a pit of corn kernels that they got to play in. Just a footnote that at night it turns into a haunted maze! You won't find me in there after dark! Can you say Malachi? Anyway, that was our fun weekend! And for those of you who read this who haven't signed in( and you know who you are-all of you!!) You can comment you know!
This morning a family lost a husband, father, son, brother, and friend. What sadness! My heart breaks for this family. How do you comfort someone in a time like this? I'm reminded of a song I heard for the first time a couple of weeks ago. Here's what I Know off the top of my head.
"Love her like Jesus, Carry her to Him, His Yoke is easy, His burden is light. We don't have the answers to all of life's questions, just know that He loves them, and stay by their side, Love them like Jesus."
But in all this grief and darkness, a light shines! God has brought another one close to Him. What joy he must feel right now! Please keep this family in your thoughts. Help me love them like Jesus!
I have also been tagged....... First Memory: I remember being at my Grandmother's house and my Dad coming in to tell us that we had a baby sister. I was three. First Kiss: My mom when I was born, (the romantic stuff WILL NOT be for public knowledge) First Concert: Acapella (The great years, with Keith Lancaster and George Pendergrass and Rodney Britt) First Love: I'm not sure, I think everyday I find out more and more what love Really is. First thing I think in the Morning: Just a few more minutes! First Book I remember loving: Not sure, I loved the whole Nancy Drew series and the Hardy Boys( I really wanted to marry one!) First Pet: Bessie and Ernie(our Beagles) First Question when I get to Heaven: Don't know, I have so many. One of been contemplating recently(due to our small group study on Phillipians) is "When Jesus left Heaven in the form of a man, what did he miss the most?" First word I think of for Vacation: Sleeping In!! First Best Friend: Tara Davis (Kindergarten-Mud Pies!) Last Time I dressed up: Sunday morning for church Last thing I ate: I had a soda and a cookie for breakfast(yes, I know it's pathetic!) Last CD I bought: Casting Crowns -Lifesong Last time I cried: This morning when a good friend died. Last time I told someone I loved them: This morning to my children as I dropped them off at school. Last really fun thing I did: We went to a pumpkin patch on Saturday.! I love watching my children explore and do fun things! Last thing I watched on TV: Angels vs. Yankees last night Last Halloween Costume: I dont' remember. I know we dressed up, but can't remember as what? Last Concert- Mark Schultz
For the longest time I, as well as close friends and family have been praying that God would break my sister's heart and make her need for Him known. I got a phone call from her and in casual conversation she brought up her unsettled feelings and unhappiness with life in general. She has been working towards academic and financial goals really hard for the past three years. Now that those are accomplished she has finally realized she still isn't satisfied and knows that God is the answer! She is going to earnestly start her search for a church home! So now I'm researching churches in Dallas! Praise God!
You know, I always thought that my kids would never do certain things! Boy did I have a surprise coming for me! It seems my middle child has been acting out at school. It scares me that I can't make him what I want him to be, but how happy I am when he makes the decision to behave a certain way. I know God is the same way. I've always just thought I could make my children be Godly and I can make my kids be this or that. But a wise woman once told me that I'll never be able to make my children faithful. I can only be an example and be a faithful mother. I pray fervently for my children every day. God bless them and keep them close to you. May they seek you earnestly and may I be an example of You.