Thursday, March 20, 2014

Thankful Thursday

Another Thursday to be Thankful.  I haven't done this in so long.  I used to join up with the Thankful Thursday Linky from Grace Alone  However, when I went over there today to actually join up, I saw the post that she had said goodbye to her Thankful Thursday.  Well, I've decided that doesn't matter to me...I'm still going to do my Thankful Thursday post.


Today I'm thankful for...

  • Husband - I have the best husband in the world...ok, I may be biased, but I wouldn't know what your husband is like, I only know what mine is like :-)  He is God's gift to me!  I was shown in a vision at 16 what my husband would look like (a vague photo...no details)...so when I looked back at my journal when I was younger and saw the description of my husband, I was amazed at how God had shown him to me in a dream!
  • My boys - my 4 boys are so special, they are a gift from God...I wasn't supposed to be able to have children in the first place, and yet I have 4 boys!
  • Small Group - We meet every Wednesday at our house...it's such a great group of people
  • Friday Morning Coffees - A group of us meet the 1st and 3rd Fridays at a local coffee shop.  I enjoy the fellowship with these ladies.  It's always such a fun time getting to know the ladies from our church and friends outside of church as well.  
  • Family - Since my dad died, I have realized that we really don't know how much time we have with one another.  My father-in-law has spent some time in the hospital with COPD and one of my husband's aunt's is battling cancer.  Family makes who you are...good or bad

So, what are you thankful for today?


Monday, March 17, 2014

Time is short

This is a post I wrote in one of my books back on September 26, 2013...

The older I get, the more I realize how quickly time goes by.  I sit and think about how quickly my boys are growing - "M" is 16, driving, a Junior in High School...when did he grow up?  "N" is 13, in 7th grade, going to the Junior High School Building...who said he could grow up?  "D" and "A" are in the 2nd grade at the Elementary School Building...aren't they still supposed to be babies?

I only have a short time to teach them how to be men...how to treat a lady...how to be an adult.  Time is so short!!

Kevin and I will be going on 20 years of marriage soon, but I look and see all my my nieces getting married...having children of their own - my boys aren't too far behind them.

Time keeps moving forward and yet here I sit...
Who am I?
When did I grow up?
One minute I'm a care-free High Schooler who is in love with an older man, the next, I'm married and have 4 kids.  My identity all of my life has been wrapped up in someone else's...
Pat and Janice's daughter...
Deb's little sister...
Kevin's wife..
"M"'s mom...
"N"'s mom...
"D"'s mom...
"A"'s mom...

One day, I will know who I'm supposed to be...but figuring that out is going to take some time.

Where do I fit into the scheme of things?  What is my passion?  What is my purpose?  Who have you created me to be?  What have you created me to do?  So many things to ponder...so much to figure out...I'll know...someday!


A Friend

A friend encouraged me to write in my blog again...I do have a post that I wrote a while back and will post it...I really do want to try and write again, I need to write again!

Thank you, my friend...you know who you are!