Friday, November 30, 2007

Bring it on DECEMBER!

Today is finally almost over.. Hallelujah!!!! As the day comes to an end it brings with it another week under our belt... Woo Hoo-
Tomorrow starts the busiest month of the year for me and my family- the new challenge is that this year I am working 50 plus hours a week. So what can I say that would challenge us all to keep going. To remember what the reason for the season "really" is.
So for the Taylor family every weekend is full. With church and ladies functions, work parties, kids fieldtrips and family get togethers.
I have to continue to tell myself slow down life is going way to fast. Well that is all so true but how do we stop it.
What I would have to say is Lord help us to remember who YOU are in this month. I have tried so hard to make this time of the year that we dont think it is just about presents, it is about our savior. He came in to this world to bring peace and good will.
~~~Lord I love you. I thank you for my husband, my kids, my extended family on both sides. I thank you for my friends and those who care about us and love me and my family.
Lord help to be the wife, mother, and Godly woman you have called me to be.

So to sum it up- here comes the busiest month- but I am ready... Keeping Christ right in the middle of the season because God you are Awesome....
So for now I will say- Bring it on DECEMBER! I am ready for you and I am ready to see what God has in store for us.

Untill next time-
Be blessed!!!!!!!!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Beauty For Ashes

Today as I finished working I had to wonder Lord what are you doing? In the last few days the Lord has certianly stretched my faith more than I could have ever dreamed. I have become depended on friends I didnt know I had and I have found new friends in an unexpected way. God how AWESOME you are...

Today I made a decesion that niether of my dear friends liked. I had to hear it from my best friend of how selfish it was just to give up, absolutely she made me mad, but even though it hurt- It was true.... Was I being selfish or was it just that I was so confused that I had no idea where to turn and how to make a decesion.
God I love you. From the moment I drew my first breath you have had your hand in my life. From "Beauty to Ashes" you brought my life. Where satan meant for the ashes God without fail you have turned it into BEAUTY... Beauty is what you see when you look at my life.

Lord help me remember you NEVER put on me more than I can handle. You don't ask me to go the extra mile alone, You are always there and YOU WILL NEVER LEAVE ME! God when I don't "feel" you please open my eyes to see you are there.
~~~Thank you Father- I promise to walk with you, I promise to keep going, I promise to get in your word and find my place in your calling....... God I absolutely know that you are there today. Thank you for my friends and "new church family".
Untill you call I will serve you and keep going!!!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

~~Rainy Cold Days~~

Good Afternoon~~~
Today is a cold wet wintery kinda day. For those of you who know me, know that I don't like the rain. I would like to curl up in the bed until the day is done. The cold only adds to me wanting to stay tight nestled in my house for the days dont do "old Aurther" much good. Even at 30 my hands and knees are already beginning to feel the genetic arthiritis touch!!!! But this morning as I thought of staying in bed , there was plenty of reason to crawl out.
You see today is the Lords day~ And He promises us, He will meet us right where we are when we reach up to Him. I am a firm believer in reaching for help and God is always there. He has NEVER failed me yet, HE continues to "Do IT AGAIN".
Today as we sat in church the preacher preached just about that. I visited with a friend today at church, it was a God lead visit I assure you of that. I had never heard her preacher preach, or did I know alot about him. (only that he was a cowboy at heart) But in the last couple of weeks I have come to respect his wife as the Godly woman she is.
Today the sermon for me was Praise Him Anyways.. Check your attitude and praise Him. When you say you are a born again believer and you surrender yourself to Him then do it 100% and reach up to Him.
So when you dont feel like it, praise Him anyways, When satan comes against you Praise Him anyhow- satan will leave, When life throws you a curve ball that you just aren't sure how to handle it- Praise Him Anyhow. 2 Chronicles 20- verse ? Says Praise Him For His love endureth FOREVER.

God teach me to praise you when the days arent all I would like them to be. Lord you are all knowing and you see the end when I don't. Lord not only do you see it but you hold it in your hand, and to my knowledge you can change "my" world in an instant, if tha tis what you choose to do.
God help to remember what I am called to do according to your purpose. I am a Godly wife, a mother called to teach and love her children, I am friend to those in need and I am a testimony that your love endures forever. Place me on the rock where my faith will not waiver. Place me firm in your word and with your strength I can and I will overcome anything that satan may throw my way. Father guard my heart, my mouth, my mind and spirit that only peace, love and joy comes from me. Thank you Lord for today, A day that I can come into your house and praise you right in the middle of what I think is a storm that may end it all. I praise you my father for you created the heavens and earth. I will praise you for there will be NO ROCK crying out in my place. ~~AMEN~~

Untill next time Praise the Lord!!!!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Happy Turkey Day! I hope you all have had a wonderful day! I pray you have taken the time to find something you are totally GRATEFUL for. Today has been a day of just taking the time to say how much you are greatful for those you love, the blessings God has given you, and the time here on earth God has given you to live for him.

God has truly given us all something to be thankful for. I am so thankful for my kiddos, my family, and my extended family here in Arkansas.
My friends are wonderful, and the new Christian friends God is giving me each day is so much more than I could have ever asked for.

Lord thank you so much for everything and everyone you have given me.
Help to remember all the blessings and that everything comes from you.
I love you Lord and only want to serve you and do what you would have me to do for you.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Terrific Tuesday!!!!

Good Morning and welcome to Tuesday!
Today is a good day for we only have one more day in our week. Okay I used to think wow- the kids will be home for five days, they will be so bored. This time I am so excited; yeah we will ALL be home for FIVE DAYS! I am looking forward to cooking for Thursday and then coming home and decorating for Christmas. I can't believe that it is only 34 days until then. Crazy huh!
So today what I would encourage you to do as well as what I have done is to find something you are grateful for. Life is full of what ifs, and can I, and do they like me, you know- you get the point.
God has given each of us so much. I am so thankful for my husband, my kids, my extended family and well all of the things He has given. I have a new found love these days, and it is finding my quiet time and telling God just how much I do love him. I encourage you to do the same today. Make it a must today to get alone with God,amd tell Him how much you love Him today.
You will be amazed at how He meets us in our quiet time and He awaits to hear from His children each morning.
Be blessed and until then keep on thinking.......

Friday, November 16, 2007

My Lunch Dates!!!!!

I hope you all had a Wonderful Friday!
I met my deadlines, and I had a wonderful lunch date! Take a look!
Love and Hugs untill next time!!!!


Good Morning! It has been a couple overwhelming days and seeing that I am up to my ears in paperwork and deadlines, Here is what I will blog about today. (only for a minute for I have DEADLINES you see)

Okay so the daycare work is going great, I can't complain because just what I wanted is happening! HOWEVER- it came all at once and paperwork came with it. Each child has oh so many forms and then forms you have to type in on the computer, send into the state department. Working with the Department of Human Services, can be a little um testy is a good word... So I have until 5p.m. today to get it all in and submitted OR I don't get paid by them until next month. AND we all know businesses need their revenue. OKAY so I say all that above to say this- WHO CREATED DEADLINES? WHY DO WE NEED THEM? AND WHO REALLY STICKS TO THEM?
I have thought alot about deadlines and I guess we do need them. They help keep us on track in a job, the send us to bed when our bodies need rest and well life in this world would be NUTS without deadlines. As to who created them, I haven't got a clue... Who sticks to them- well I have to believe that those who do their work right and stay on task and stay on time- GET THE BEST REWARDS!!! (if you know it to be different, don't tell me until after 5

So, this morning when that alarm went off at 5:00a.m. I had to wonder would it truly benefit me to get up and get on that treadmill? I had to wonder would it truly benefit me to get up and have everything ready for the girls before waking them up so their morning wouldn't be chaotic? Well here is the answer YES, ABSOLUTELY WITHOUT A DOUBT!!!!

Sometimes in life we aren't real sure why we must do it the way we hav eto but we JUST DO IT! Deadlines are good for us, even when we don't like them....

Okay back to my paper work- Untill I return keep thinking--

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Grandaddy and Maw Maw

There has been alot of talk about living and dying, and old people lately which has turned my heart back to two very dear old people in my life that have gone on to be with our Lord. So today I wanted to take a minute and share with you a few little memories I have about dear sweet Granddaddy and Maw Maw. When Brian and I married all I heard about was Maw Maws cooking and her quilt making. She was a babysitter by trade and a wonderful mawmaw. Everyone called her maw maw, even those who weren't family. Granddaddy was a carpenter by trade and from what I know could build anything. There were cabinets in our house he had built and ones in Jack and Barbs house as well. But you see by the time we married Granddaddy was already well in his elder years. As the years went on Barbara cared for them like noone else could have and I became her support. Granddaddy believed I could get that doctor on the phone like noone could. I remember the day we called ole' doctor Harrington, and he called right back.... That day granddaddy thought I hung the moon..... The night Granddaddy went home, we had been there and would have been no other place.
After loosing granddaddy just 2 years and 2 days later we lost Maw Maw to what I believe was a broken heart, but we were there. I will cherish the the times we spent and the time my girls got to spend with her. The times my little Hannah stood by her bed and patted her hand, and said, it's okay Maw Maw as if she was holding a little babies hand. Mikel Ann loved to go and see MawMaw even if it was to go in her room when she was in her bed to give her a sip of water. Maddison remembers when she was well and was in her garden. Maddison being the oldest remembers being in the garden with both Maw Maw and Granddaddy just two years before Grandaddy passing. The last year of Maw Maws life I got to spend sometimes with her that, uhmmm may not have been so "great" but they were memories that I will always cherish and never forget.
I will hold to the fact that I got to hold her hand when we went to the doctor and she was scared, I got to hold her hand and assure her it would be okay when a new nurse came in to see her for the day, And that God allowed my husband, myself, and our girls time with a Godly MAW MAW as He ushered her into eternity. Oh Lord Let me have the strength, wisdom, courage as Maw Maw had as a mother, wife and a Godly woman. Let me leave the legacy for my children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and so on as she has. Lord let me see that life is what we make it. For it wasn't easy back in the day but with you God everything is possible. Lord our life is not ours, it is yours- You lend it to us to do your work. Let me do your work here on earth until you call me home. ~~~AMEN~~~

Monday, November 12, 2007

Just Me!

Well today was a Monday! I can't say it was a bad monday it was good, it was just a busy monday....
I can't at all imagine what it was like for that mother to wake up this morning and realize she had to lay her baby to rest. I can't imgine what it was like to wake up and realize that my husband of 51 years may not be here tomorrow. I can't imagine what it will be like to stand in a room and sing that song, "Amazing Grace, My Chains Are Gone I've Been Set Free"...
You see these are all things that someone I know is dealing with. Life can be so difficult for us and then we realize oh wow, my pain is nothing compared too,.....
~Today one of my biggest trials was having peace about loveing someone so much and not wanting to let go. Not that the letting go would come today, tomorrow, or even the next but just preparing myself, and the life here after, where would that person spend his/her life?
Peace~ what is His peace from within? Peace from the inner most secret place of the innersoul. A peace that only God can give and NO ONE can take away from you. THAT is what I need for this situation.
I remember as a child there was a time in life where life was so simple. We didn't make such issues out of life, we took it at face value and we went on. As a child we trusted what daddy said and it was enough.
So I have to ponder this~~~ WHY is it if I could trust my earthly father, why is it I can't trust my heavenly father? Why is it I can't just take him at His word and move on. Lord your word is alive, Your word is truth. As I cry out, confess to you, and send consent; send your ever consuming word to my life. Saturate it to the very core of my being. Consume my life with your word and help me to eat, drink, live and breathe your word. When the time comes to be still, and listen; calm my soul, and my spirit and let me listen to you.... Allow me to be still and know that you God....

God, I love you. I saw a work tonight that only you could have done. It reminded me of all the things you have done in the past and everything you want to do in the future. You never quit working on me and through me.
I love you Lord. Keep me grounded in YOU and my eyes fixed on YOU and the prize fixed ahead. ~~~AMEN~~~

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Rocky Top Will Always Be Home Sweet Home!

Alicia Kerri & Becca!!!
So today was a major upset for the Razorbacks! However I cheered my Tennessee Vols to victory. For you see one time a year it is a show down in the Taylor house hold. Arkansas vs. Tennessee. It is the only game of the year I don't cheer for Arkansas, which in turn means our house is totally divided! For those of you who have seen my license plate on my truck it comes as no surprise to you that I am a VOLS fan and Brian is an ARKANSAS fan.

However here is what I am thinking- Aren't we so lucky that God doesn't choose us over another or leave us for one day of the year. I mean He doesn't even leave us for one second of any day of the year. HE is so AWESOME! We don't have to score points, or run touch downs or even catch the ball for Him to show up for us. He is there and all He ask is that we love Him and Serve Him.. I just think that is incredible!

God help me to see you when I am clouded. Lord remind me that all you ask is that I live for you!!! AMEN

Way To Go Brian!!!!

Brian works hard everyday! He wears a few hats at work. You know work hard, under paid, under appreciated. Well lastnight my dear love let me know we had room to celebrate! Brian got a raise!!!!

Way to go Brian! I wont let you forget about that night out!

I love you! You are the best even when I don't tell you enough! You are loved, appreciated and you have the most adorable girls and hey- your wife aint so bad looking either!!!!



Happy Saturday Morning!!!
Well as I predicted it was an early night lastnight! YEAH! But not before some SWEET family time! My girls are the sweetest. Mikel Ann still not feeling well turned in at 6:45 without dinner. I worried about her but I suppose she needed rest before eating right? We turned the movie on at 7:30 and had popcorn and enjoyed the movie. Without details the movie daddy had gotten was "just what the girls" had ordered. DADDY ROCKS!

So let me give you my God moment that came late yesterday afternoon to top off a "not" so wonderful week. But then again, it left room for God to show himself so real! At the daycare I got calls yesterday to enroll 6 new kids. They all are coming in Monday. 4 of those kids are military so I believe that will be GREAT!!. One of the little 16 month old boys is deaf. Now, some would say no way, I looked at it differently. YES a challenge but what a ministry,(TO A FAMILY WHO JUST ARRIVED MONDAY FROM GERMANY) but also what a rewarding time to be able to help this child learn his own language. Mom said he is just starting to learn to sign, they use flash cards, etc. etc etc. So we are going to try it. I sign some, but I have never had to sign with a toddler, so I am honored and excited. And wow if I could do this in my daycare that would be a great star beside our name. (And it does help tremendously that my mother in law taught special ed school for 28 years.)

Well it is saturday morning and each mommy knows what that means. A little extra special breakfast, ALOT of laundry and ALOT of house cleaning.
So Happy Saturday!

Lord, Thank you for another day to get out of bed and serve you. For by serving my family I am serving you! You gave them to me and said the wife should take care of them. I set the tone for our home and Lord help me today to set a sweet tone. Even in FOLDING the laundry! AMEN

Friday, November 9, 2007







Thursday, November 8, 2007

~~~God IS~~~

~~~I came across this on a friends my space. Found it interesting. Thought I would share.
God is like a Television commercials
A fifth grade teacher in a Christian school asked her class to look atTVcommercials and see if they could use them in some way to communicate ideas about God. Here are some of the results: scroll down.
God is like.BAYER ASPIRIN-He works miracles.
God is likea FORD-He's got a better idea.
God is like COKE-He's the real thing.(This is great)
God is like HALLMARK CARDS-He cares enough to send His very best.
God is like TIDE-He gets the stains out that others leave behind.
God is like GENERAL ELECTRIC-He brings good things to life.
God is like SEARS-He has everything.
God is like ALKA-SELTZER-Try Him, you'll like Him
God is like SCOTCH TAPE-You can't see Him, but you know He's there.
God is like DELTA-He's ready when you are.
God is like ALLSTATE-You're in good hands with Him.
God is like VO-5 Hair Spray-He holds through all kinds of weather.
God is like DIAL SOAP-Aren't you glad you have Him? Don't you wish everybody did?
God is like.the U.S. POST OFFICENeither rain, nor snow, nor sleet nor ice will keep Him from His appointed destination.
God is like Chevrolet. . .the heart beat of America;
God is like Maxwell house. .Good to the very last drop
God is like B o u nt y . . . .He is the quicker picker upper. .can handle the tough jobs. . and He won't fall apart on you!!!

Is this week over yet????

Okay- So here is my poor pitiful me blog.... Is this week over yet. I have to say this has been a horrible week! I have begged God to show up, and He has, and for that I am thankful. But this week has been a tough one.
From my hip, my grandpa, my kiddo being a little under the weather and then we had an eight month old child to die in a daycare here in town. (not mine)Which as a child care provider, I am involved! I had my meetings on Tuesday and well TONIGHT I felt like grabbing a bottle of Jack and settling in for the night. BUT you guessed it God is bigger than Jack and Greater than any other mess I have going on in my life, right..... So I came home from work started my nightly chores, homework, dinner, baths, and laundry!!! Does anyone else ever wish we lived where everyone else went nude and we were all BLIND???? I sure do! I hate laundry.....

Lord, Thank you for breath. Thank you for my children. They do drive me a little insane sometimes but they are healthy and breathing... Thank you. Help me to not take life so seriously and when it has to be serious, well help me to lean on you. Lord I love you and thank you for another week, but Lord I am so glad it is almost over!!!
Lord I pray for that mother that has lost her baby this week.

Help me to remember that you are there Lord Always, I love you. Hold me tonight as I feel a little bit alone, a little down and out and alot over whelmed.
Untill next time~ Be Blessed

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Crying Out, for you Lord!

Okay Lord I am here again. In a place of crying out to you. I am learning that it doesn't always mean like real tears, it means my heart is crying for YOU!
As the day progressed Pa seemed to need your touch a little more. My spirit is crying for your peace and I seem to not find it. Lord help me to receive your peace tonight! Lord I feel alone. I know you are there and I know that just because I am here doesn't mean You can't touch Pa David. But God, we need you. They are giving him blood at this very moment, and he is hurting, my grandmother is being strong and LORD to be honest- I am a little uneasy.

God, help me to reach for your hand in the territory of the unknown; for with you there is no unknown. God, help me to except what is there and walk with you and tackle whatever comes with YOU as my shield. God, help me to realize that life is not forever on this earth- but with YOU our ETERNAL life is forever.

Lord I Am Trusting!

Today is a day I am having to sit and TRUST You completely! Yesterday that call came that I have dreaded for longer than I can remember. My grandfather is in the hospital with discourageing words from the dr,so we wait! Could it be your way of making him better and we are just selfish and don't see it that way. Is it your way of asking me to TRUST you one more time with someone I love so deeply. Lord I do, I put him in your hands.

Lord today I come needy~ I come to you and ask you to settle my spirit. Give me your peace. Help to accept that you have our family in your hands. You see the beginning,You see the end, and You see everything in the middle. ~~AMEN~~

Monday, November 5, 2007


TODAY~is my birthday! Happy Birthday!
Interesting how you think that a day can make or break you. I did!
Today I turned 30! yeppers I am OLD! I sure hope the next 30 years are easier than the last. I say that to say this.
Those of you who know me know that I have said I HATE birthdays. It has nothing to do with getting older or not enough presents or whatever- it is all about the fact my daddy isn't here and my birthdays have been pretty meaningless in the last few years, the last 14 to be exact. But as I physc myself up to turn the big 30 I also have been allowing my God to do some AWESOME stuff in my life. That inturned has allowed today to be the best birthday I have had in 14 years! YEAH GOD!!! YOU ROCK!

It is amazing to me how the Lord just keeps on showing me how Awesome HE really is! In the last two weeks God has given me HIS favor and showed me HIS grace and granted me peace in my family like NEVER before!
Lord thank you for my birthday and thank you for another day to serve you. Also Lord, thank you for my daddy and all of the wonderful birthday memories I have with him. Help me to cheerish them and not hold tight to them as if they will slip away. The gift of memory you will not take away.
Bless us this day as it comes to an end. You knew the beginning, You knew the middle, You know the end, help me to except what I cannot change and change the things I can.
Lord help me to become the Godly woman You have called me to be- The trustworthy and honest friend and witness You would have me to be for you.

Thank you~

Sunday, November 4, 2007

We are home!

We are home! But boy do we have stories to tell. We had a great visit in Tennessee. I am always excited to go but this time was filled with memories and visits with family as well as friends. As we arrived it was "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" lunch with the grandparents. I so love my grandparents. These are my dads parents so I am EXTRA close to them. There is a place in my heart especially for them. My grandpa was sick so Brian had the honors of grilling. He didn't mind at all. I had the honor of calling and getting medicine for my grandpa and then going and picking it up- let's face it I loved it because I felt like I was helping take care of him. He is a hard one to care for so anything I can do- I am there. After lunch and after we played we loaded up and Brian and the girls dropped me at our beauty shop lady- Mrs. Debbie- She is a doll. She is more than a hair dresser to us she is a dear friend. (more than anyone will ever know) I hadn't talked to her in about 10 months so I was thrilled she had a spot so I could see her and to see what she would do with the bushes above my eyebrows.
Off to see my aunt at work and the ladies there. Funny how they all have known me forever and now they see my babies and my hubby... Life just keeps getting better. One more stop before heading to aunt Cindys and we stopped at Mueller. (This is where my grandma worked for 25 years) Two dear ladies Pat and Diane still work there. They started there one year before I was born. ( remember I will be 30 TOMORROW) I love these ladies so Brian let me run in and see them. Ofcourse they came out to see Brian and the girls and told Brian how lucky HE was to have me. ( Well that was my interpretation of the conversation) SMILEING!
Friday Nightmy aunt had a diner out of this world and my other grand mother came and my aunt and her daughter. My Uncle Ronald and Aunt Cindy are always so wonderful.
Saturday was just as full- There was SKYDIVING, Lunch with my Step mom for my b-day and then I went to a surprise party for a great aunt. I got to see so many old church friends and family memebers- It was GREAT.

After a couple hours of dealing with my grandfather on going to the hospital or not/ and trying to decide do we go home or do we stay we came home. Knowing that at anytime we could get a call and have to go back- But God you knwo that. You gave us a GREAT visit! We all FIVE were there and surely you knew that would all work out!
Thank you God for my family time with the extended family. And thank you for MY FIVE AND NO MORE!


Okay! So I did it! I not only did it but I have the video, pictures and the t-shirt to prove it. It was amazing! I have to tell you for a week before hand I was pumped, and I was even pumped UNTIL we were in the air and ready to JUMP. I was like NOPE- can't do it. The instructor said, "you can not go down in this plane"!
So one, two, three and he grabbed my head back and out he pushed me!
It was AWESOME! The sky was soooo blue, the ground was so far away and the world was beautiful.

God surely knew what He was doing when HE created this place I will assure you of that. I could see fields and grass and trees and clouds it was beautiful. As we approached the ground I could see my babies waiving and waiving and I kicked my feet just for them!
Sky diving is something I will surely do again if given the chance!!!!!

Talk later

Friday, November 2, 2007

The Real Me!

V:1Foolish heart looks like we're here again Same old game of plastic smile Don't let anybody in Hiding my heartache, will this glass house break How much will they take before i'm empty Do i let it show, does anybody know?

CHORUS:But you see the real me Hiding in my skin, broken from within Unveil me completely I'm loosening my grasp There's no need to mask my frailty Cause you see the real me

V2Painted on, life is behind a mask Self-inflicted circus clown I'm tired of the song and dance Living a charade, always on parade What a mess i've made of my existence But you love me even now And still i see somehow
But you see the real me Hiding in my skin, broken from within Unveil me completely I'm loosening my grasp There's no need to mask my frailty Cause you see the real me
Wonderful, beautiful is what you see When you look at me You're turning the tattered fabric of my life into A perfect tapestry I just wanna be me But you see the real me Hiding in my skin, broken from within Unveil me completely I'm loosening my grasp There's no need to mask my frailty Cause you see the real me And you love me just as i am Wonderful, beautiful is what you see When you look at me

We are here!

We are finally here (Tennessee with my family) and I am so excited. We arrived and we have spent the day with family and friends and we have all totally enjoyed the day! Friends and family that I haven't seen in months and family that I may not see for months to come. Brian hadn't seen some of my family since the holidays last year so it has been exciting for sure.
Tomorrow we go SKYDIVING! And I am so excited. I can't wait to see the beauty that God created from another view. Lord thank you for my family. Thank you for the oppurtunity to come and visit on my special weekend.

30 is coming- Hope it is a good one for me!!!


Thursday, November 1, 2007

The Finer Things

Okay- I am convienced sometimes we just need to be kicked a little bit to except the finer things in life we sometimes forget about. You know like our husbands, our kids, and how important the small simple times with them can be.
Lastnight as the world celebrated Halloween we went to church to have our fall festival. My girls have never really dressed up maybe a princess here and there but they have always enjoyed going to church and hanging out. Well on the way to church one of the girls (who I will not name) said Mom you know what I love about tonight. I said what? She said that we are all going to church together. She said you always go but daddy is meeting us there, he told me this morning on our way to school, and she continued to say it is the fun times I remember the most with Daddy, us girls, and you mommy.

Okay so that absolutley did something to me. As we walked around, ate, played games, sang and watched all of the kids play, grab bags and bags of candy, ( that as a parent we really didn't want them to have) I thought- THIS is what it is all about. My husband, my kids, hanging together- wow we were at church surrounded around people who just like us- have lives, have issues and strive everyday to make it.
God how awesome you are. Thank you for planting us in a place to grow in You, with people who like us are striving to be like You.
Help me to remember that life can be simple- It doesn't always have to be hard and sometimes we make it so much harder than it has to be. Lord remind me to chill- take it day by day and when needed minute by minute. Help me to not borrow trouble from tomorrow for as a friend once said tomorrow will bring its own trouble.
Thank you for my little family, help to love them and take in every moment and not take it at all for granted not one moment!
Lord as we travel tonight, keep us in your hands and under your blood- safe in your arms is where we want to be. AMEN~