Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas with the Max family!

We had Christmas with my moms family tonight! Wow I am so tired and we still have the Roes to do on Sunday!!! I will blog about our Christmas morning with pictures soon..
We have had a relaxing busy and great day! hope you all have as well...

Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas to all! Lastnight we had Christmas with my sisters, step mom and ALL of the family. It was so much fun and definetly more pictures to come. At the top left that is all of us! Kerri Suzanne Courtney and Dawn... Next there is one of Kerri and Suzanne... She is glowing as her pregnancy is creeping to an end.... Last but not least is all of our beautiful little kiddos awaiting to open gifts at Omas... (left to right) Paul, Elliot, Mikel Ann, Ethan, Maddison, Molly, Ema-Liegh and Hannah!!!!
I love it!!!!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to ALL!!!

Today is Chirstmas Eve and we are on our way to Tennessee. We left a day late but we are doing well. The weather was a little bad lastnight and I was a little under the weather.
I am in the car right now blogging, the girls are asleep and ofcourse Brian is driving. Life has been a little crazy trying to make sure we have everything together and here we go!!!

Okay whoever left the message about updating on Mikel..... Here goes....
Her headaches are fewer these days. The test that was suppose to happen on Monday did not. The hospital had to cancel and we will do it, next week
I am pleased with her headaches and they are getting better.
I am trusting God is in control and all is going to be ok!!

I am so excited and can't wait to see my family....
Merry Christmas and we will chat again soon!!!!

Friday, December 19, 2008


Schools out and we leave in 3 days!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But then again-whos counting? I am by george.. I am so excited and ready to get out of ARKANSAS.
I love my home don't get me wrong. But I am so excited about going to Tennessee. I tell you it's like a kid in a candy store.

This weekend will be a busy one. Tomorrow we are driving 2 hours to attend a former ministers wifes funeral who also happens to be our dear pastors wifes sister. We are blessed by our pastor and his wife almost daily, and we pray we can bless them.

I hope you all are enjoying tha tlast minute rush- before Christmas....
I am loving it now.......
Have a wonderful weekend!

Cant wait to cross that state line!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Six More Days and Counting!

My family will travel this holiday season

something we have never done. We will

be in Tennessee for a week over the holidays!

Brian and I are sharing our 12th Christmas together

and have never been in Tennessee. This year we are

going home. I am pumped and so ready.

I cant wait to be with my sisters like old days on Christmas

Eve and my nieces and nephews. Christmas morning to

wake up with my grandmother and see the kids face as they

get the one thing they begged for. YEAH!

This year has been a tough one for the Roe family. We lost our Pa

very quickly and unexpected. I think we have all handled

it in our way and we have watched our rock of

a mom stand firm.

When I think of my Ma Shirley- strength is what I see.

she has battled and won cancer, battled

loosing her sweet son, battled and won

the fight of the brain surgeries & taking a month long

vacation we tease her.....

Ma, you are a rock!!!! I love you so much and I am

blessed by you daily. Just the thought of you and everything

we have been through brings me to tears.

Your love, support for the last 31 years has never waivered

and for that I am thankful....

I guess my heart was fuller than I thought when I started this post. However, ever word is true, and I am never going to apoligize for any of it!!!!
Picture above is My sister Suzanne, me and our Ma and Pa!

Be blessed today!!!!!!!!!!

It's Hump Day!

As the week comes to a mid-week point if you must I have tons to catch up on. The past few days have been extremely busy. I don't think I have blogged about the weekend so here goes.
Last friday Brian and I had are annual Christmas shindig!!! Thats right a night at the peabody and some time with no kids. His Christmas party was fun and we enjoyed it all.
Saturday proved to be a very busy time for us. Saturday morning I went to the church to set up tables and decorate one last time for the banquet on sunday. At 3 pm the same day we had rehearsal for the program and honestly- when we left- I thought dear lord will we ever pull it off!?!?!
Saturday night we had the annual LANG CHRISTMAS PARTY!!!! What a hoot that bunch is. It doesnt matter whats going on we all can laugh and have a wonderful time together!

Sunday was beautiful, blessed, and anointed. God is faithful to those who love and serve him. The program was wonderful. The house was full; over 100 people there. The banquet was great and my wonderful in laws had it all under control.
I think our pastor was still reiling over the beautiful day on Monday. To think of the trials he has faced and to see a day like that HE WAS BLESSED. His beautiful wife did a marvelous job of directing the program.

Monday came with a bang and we made it through. Only to find ourselves at home for two days due to snow.... What a week. Brian, Hannah and Maddison have been sick. our pastors wife lost her sister lastnight, to a battle of cancer. It is a bitter sweet thing, for Mrs Ann was ready. Our pastor also lost a dear friend on yesterday.
We are praying for strength and courage for them both. They have a few days ahead that will be tough.
We love them dearly and pray God give supernatural strength to them both. We are lifting Brother Gene up and pray for God to pour strength into him like no other time.

So in the hustle and bustle hold your family close. Spend time with them and love on them. God is calling us all to a higher place.
Enjoy your week and I will return....
Until then.........

Thursday, December 11, 2008

An Update for you all!!!!!!!

Many of you have sent emails asking about Mikel. This week we were beginning to think YEAH its going to be a better week.
Monday she got really sick with a headache and I was pretty frustrated. She cries and cries, which I know only makes it worse. We survived that one and Tuesday and Wednesday she did great.
This morning around 5 she woke up in terrible pain. I felt so sorry for her I didn't know what to do. She hurt so bad. I gave her all the meds and she got no relief. She is right now laying in a dark room in an awful amount of pain. I hate to see her this way. I keep hopeing each day they will change her test around and get her in sooner. But until then we wait. If she doesnt have some relief today I will call them this morning and take her in.

You guys keep praying. I want her to enjoy life... She is a baby she shouldnt be in so much pain.
Until next time!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Good Morning

This morning I woke at 4:15a.m.
The last few days have been tough ones. It seems that everything came crashing at once. I have this new CD that has the song "You are Good". It is by point of grace and I have listened to it faithfully for the last week and a half. This morning I woke up with it on my heart- so I went out in the rain and got it. I had it going early and wow- how powerful the song is, when I really listen to it. I decided this morning to "really" apply it to my life today.
Not so much thinking of all my saddness and worries but of how GOOD GOD REALLY IS!
**And tha tno matter what is going on around me, HE IS SO GOOD!!!!

So here are the lyrics. I am sure they dont do the song justice for you--- however they speak to my very soul this morning. Have a wonderful day!

When the sun starts to rise & I open my eyesYou are good, so good
In the heat of the day with each stone that I layYou are good, so good
With every breath I take in,
I’ll tell You I’m grateful again
When the moon rises high before each kiss goodnight, You are good
When the road starts to turn around each bend I’ve learned, You are good, so good
And when somebody’s hand holds me up, helps me stand You are so good
With every breath I take in I’ll tell You I’m grateful again
Cause it’s more than enough just to know I am loved And You are good

Chorus :So how can I thank You, And what can I bring,
What can a poor man lay at the feet of a king
So I’ll sing You a love song,It’s all that I have
To tell You I‘m grateful,For holding my life in Your hands.

When it’s dark and it’s cold and I can’t feel my soul,You are still good
When the world has gone gray and the rain’s here to stay,You are still good
With every breath I take in, I’ll tell You I’m grateful again
And the storm may swell even then it is well,You are good

Chorus:So I’ll sing You a love song,It’s all that I have
To tell You I‘m grateful
For holding my life in Your handsYou are holding my life in Your hands

Monday, December 8, 2008

The holiday Blues have set in!!!

Today as I sit and blog it is a sad blog. It is also 12 23a.m. So if you aren't up for it; stop NOW!
I know as a mom of three wonderful girls I should be excited about the holidays. And although I have tried- I can't get there. I spent friday night and saturday trying to get motivated. Friday I started decorating the church. I took my old branch by branch tree and put it up. I thought surely it would help. I have fond memories of a "branch by branch" tree with my daddy. But no such luck. Saturday we had the Christmas parade and my girls had a blast. We rode on the float with my school kiddos, but I still couldn't get there. Immediately following the parade- I went to choir practice and we spent the next 3 hours finishing the church. It looks beautiful and I was glad to help, but I came home to find myself even more depressed than ever. Today there was church and I was overwhelmed with depression, fear and doubt. Noone knew becasue that is how I roll. I had no plans to go to church tonight becasue I was in such a funk. Tonight after an afternoon of events I finished cleaning. I am still up at nearly 12:30 a.m so there is no telling what I will do. My physical body is tired, but cannot find rest and my mental mind is running!
We have been on a rollar coaster of emotions lately, with Mikel and other things in our lives. I have given them to the Lord but I am not sure if I pick it back up or if satan throws a harder ball. Someone said today- wow God surely must have a big plan for you, because satan is working over time- well I don't know about that but I know I am trying to trust my heavenly father.
He has given me a great inherited family-, my own family is wonderful, a great group of co workers, great church and great friends. And for that I am thankful.
I don't like this funk, and I am not sure how to get out of it. I never know what might strike it up from the inside, but I know who can help me through. I just needed a little time to vent, cry and weep as I write this blog.

I know tomorrow is a new day. And for that I am so grateful.
I am praying I can take this week, to slow down, enjoy my kids, take in the time we have together each night and get rested as the week goes on.

The preacher said something today and I think I have grasped it--- You have to have peace within yourself with God, in order to make it through whatever comes your way. If you have that peace with God, then HE will help you through whatever comes!
Until next time!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Mikel Ann update!!!!

We are so thankful for those who have been praying. It has been an emotional roller coaster for sure. Mikel was up crying all night sunday night and it was very frustrating to see my baby hurt, and all the medicine was not helping.
We already had an appointment at 3pm on Monday so, we started to wait but she was in so much pain during the night we called early monday morning for an appointment. We went in and "just so happen" our headache doctor was working in the GPC. So we were able to see him.
They treated Mikel, changed her medicines, & told us we would do another MRI in 2 weeks.
Today Mikel had another horrible headache. It lasted hours and we are frustrated.

Please keep us in your prayers but most of all Mikel. We are hopeing that the headaches subside. It is effecting her schooling and her happiness and play time.......

We know God is faithful and we know He is able........
He is able to do exceeding and above all we ever hoped for............

Be blessed!!!!!!!!!