Monday, January 26, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
It is with this positive attitude that I wanted to contemplate the events of Tuesday, January 20, 2009.
Barack Obama will be sworn in as our 44th president of the United States. I cannot dismiss the historical significance of this day. He will be the first African American ever to hold this office. I am intrigued by him to say the least. I don't remember having ever seen this kind of excitement for a president, except maybe John F. Kennedy. The man seems like he wants to make a difference in our country. Seeing him volunteer yesterday, makes me want to believe all he says about giving and helping.
Even though I differ in thinking about many moral issues, I am committing myself to pray for this man. I'll pray for his and his family's protection, his decisions, that they will be good and right for our county. I will pray that he will have the courage to stand up to our enemies around the world, and that he will be a Godly man. I will also pray for our country under his leadership that we will continue to be a great country and God will have mercy on us.
I am going to say...I will miss President George Bush. Yes, I was one of his few supporters and I appreciated his devotion to God and his country.
May God Bless you President Obama!
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
I remember my very first post in which I said, "I have a lot to say, I have very little to say". That's where I'm at, I have very, very little to say right now. It's a good thing I don't make my living by the pen, or even public speaking...
My husband called yesterday and again today to see how things were going and he said both days "well I guess I will let you go, you don't have anything to say!" I wonder what it is that causes me to close down like this.
I am overwhelmed with several things that need to be done, commitments that I have to follow through on. I need a good push!!
Until then, I am going to take a little break. I may be back tomorrow or I may be gone for a while. In the meantime, I will be posting a few recipes at our family blog, that is because I love to cook and enjoy sharing recipes.
To all my bloggy friends, I will be visiting your blogs often and hopefully will be back soon.
Friday, January 9, 2009
But...my house is not clean, Kevin is working and Lance is out and winter has only started. I am sick and tired of the cold and snow already.
So, I thought I would think some warm thoughts to get me through.
Clearwater beach at Chris' condo
Snuggling with Kevin
Holding Oliver (even though he is not suppose to be up in my lap)
Angela's screen porch in April
Boating on Lake St. Clair in July
Walking through Green Field Village in the summertime
Mexican Hot Chocolate
Hot Flashes (okay, this isn't necessarily a warm thought, it is what is actually happening right now)
Making a Lance sandwich
My big fluffy white bathrobe Brigette gave me
Sitting around a campfire
Having my whole family under one roof
Yep, those thoughts warmed me up...
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
That is until we started the ride home...
Since then I have been tired. Not just a little tired, but eyes burning, nose hurting, stomach nauseous, bone tired.
This is my struggle, do I give in and go back to bed and sleep for several days or do I suck it up and keep pushing myself?
As I looked around this morning, Kevin was heading out to work slumped shouldered and Lance wasn't even talking (which is just not like him) as he waited for the bus and I realized that none of us are happy to be back in the snow and cold, with our family so far away from us and having to return to normal, everyday routines.
I have tried to psych myself up and make all these plans, such as getting together with some friends, getting the house back into its pre-christmas shape, start the painting and curtain sewing that I want to do or even going to the gym and sitting on the recumbent bike, but I just can't do it. Not yet...
So here I sit, avoiding all my responsibilities, and feeling more tired.
I need a breakthrough...but until then, I think I am going to take a morning nap.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
She is unbelievably blessed with a voice that most people would envy. She sings, plays piano, writes music, can act and does the most amazing things behind scenes. She has taught piano and voice to many children as well as a few adults. She has been involved with community plays and musicals, in front of audiences and back stage. She has won numerous awards in voice and piano, including the AGM national all around vocal award two years in a row.
Brigette is currently living in Charleston, SC, with her older sister and brother-in-law. They are letting her stay with them while she finishes her education in Theatre. A while ago, her father lost his job and we could no longer pay for her schooling. Instead of taking out loans at the time, she moved home and started to work. Well a year turned into five and then times got very hard for her. God has been faithful, but Brigette struggled for quite awhile.
Brigette stayed strong and got involved in helping to lead worship at her church. She also helped facilitate a small group for several years. She adores her disabled brother and is an advocate for people with special needs.
I just want to take this time to wish her the happiest of Happy Birthdays and tell her how proud we are of her. To let the world know she is a beautiful woman and cares for so many around her.
We love you Brig...
Saturday, January 3, 2009
What do I want to change, what can I do to make a difference, how do I improve myself...?
Of course there is the usual, get in shape, lose weight, get organized, read the Bible through again, volunteer at a charity, blah, blah, blah...
What is it about myself, that I want to make changes or start over or get going, only to fail. I always fail. I purpose to do it right this time and once again I fail. I think I put way to many expectations on myself, I cannot do anything on my own.
Yes, a light bulb moment!!! Okay, I will never be able to do anything on my own, I know this. Now comes the hard part, relinquishing control over to God yet again. So, I will start over, I like that, start over each morning. If I let myself start over, then I don't have to feel bad about failing. Each new day will bring victories as well as failures. I can celebrate and I can learn, I can grow.
Hmmmm...I wonder if this is what He had planned all along.