Archive | April 2013

Proud Mama

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Bear with me, but I have to brag on my little lady. When I picked her up from school, her teacher told me she scored the highest IN THE BUILDING on her Reading benchmark for the last 9 weeks! 

 

“Blessings” by Laura Story

We pray for blessings
We pray for peace
Comfort for family, protection while we sleep
We pray for healing, for prosperity
We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering
All the while, You hear each spoken need
Yet love is way too much to give us lesser things

Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise

We pray for wisdom
Your voice to hear
And we cry in anger when we cannot feel You near
We doubt Your goodness, we doubt Your love
As if every promise from Your Word is not enough
All the while, You hear each desperate plea
And long that we’d have faith to believe

Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near
And what if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise

When friends betray us
When darkness seems to win
We know the pain reminds this heart
That this is not, this is not our home

Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
And what if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near
What if my greatest disappointments
Or the aching of this life
Is the revealing of a greater thirst this world can’t satisfy
And what if trials of this life
The rain, the storms, the hardest nights
Are Your mercies in disguise

 

Letter to My Children

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My Dearest Children,

As I watch you grow, I see time is fleeting and you will soon be grown and on your way into the world. There is so much I want to tell you, so much I want you to know.  I pray  daily for wisdom as I try to guide you, so here are just a few words to help you along the way.

Love God.  You have a heavenly father who loves you more than your Earthly father and I ever could.  God will always be there for you. Let Him guide you. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path.” Proverds 3:5-6.

Love each other. God has given you a special gift in a sibling.  You have someone who will have your back even better than a friend and someone who will be there for you after your parents are gone.  You will likely be the only blood relatives you will know on this earth. Be good to each other.

Love others. This speaks for itself. Be a good friend and treat others how you would want to be treated.

Love yourself.

My sweet Teya, you are growing into such a beautiful, wonderful young lady. As you get older and begin the search for your prince, choose wisely. Don’t settle for someone who will not cherish you.  Don’t give your body to just anyone. A man who loves you will wait for you.  Choose someone who will protect and provide for you. Find a man worthy to be the head of your house. Respect him. Never degrade him.

My Dear Chandler, I am so very proud of you. What a handsome young man you are becoming. In time, you will search for your princess. Find someone who will honor and respect you. Cherish her, and be a gentleman. Don’t try to take something from her that is not yours to take. It is hers to give at the right time. Choose a girl who is a true lady and respects your leadership.  Never do anything that might lose that respect.

Those are just a few words of wisdom my dear ones. Most of all, remember I love you very much!

Love,

Mom

How Do You Like Me Now?

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Yesterday was a pretty emotional day. Fortunately, it ended on a good note. As I was about to leave work, my husband texted me to ask if I would pick up pizza on the way home  if he ordered. I said, “Sure.”  He calls me later to ask if I need money, and I hear my 11 year old ask if she can ride with me. I had not planned on going home first, but decided to go get her.  Then my son, not to be out done by his sister, insisted on coming too.

I had a Toby Keith CD playing and “How Do You Like Me Now?” came on.  We all started singing along at the top of our lungs and laughing.  Simple, I know, but it was a good way to end a sucky day. Love my babies!