Thursday, July 31, 2014

Thanking God for his strength this week.  I can really feel the prayers. 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Carson should of been a fish.

Sunday, July 27, 2014


so my baggage has left the country this morning at 4:15am. I sent five suitcases to Guatemala with the team. Please pray for them as they are going to be challenged mentally and physically.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Life is too short
to wake up in the morning with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Forgive the ones who don't and believe everything happens for a reason.

-fortunate youth

Friday, July 18, 2014

One day I will want...
    to hear that little voice call me mommy every 5 minutes.
    to feel that little hand on me at night with a soft voice saying " Can I sleep with you?"
    the same song played over and over again (right now its, What did the fox say).
    to hear mommy will you play with me?
    to pick up the toys I just fell over.
    to wipe that cute little face that has ice cream all over it.
    to buckle him in the car
    to sit at baseball practice while its 90 degrees out.
    to be the taxi driver.
    my little boy back.

Life is going by so quickly.  I want to savor every moment with my children.  Do not wish time away.



Tuesday, July 15, 2014

my little ones

Monday, July 14, 2014

I have to go to the bathroom.....

Its the new 'I really do not want to go to bed so I'll say I have to go to the bathroom routine."

Sunday, July 13, 2014

A new professional career chapter

starts tomorrow at 9:00am.

1 Peter 5:6,7
Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety upon Him, because He cares for you.


Saturday, July 12, 2014

height and weight as of today

How often does this happen?
46" inches tall
46 lbs.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Never Give Up; Never lose hope. Always have faith, it allows you to cope.
Trying times will pass as they always do.
Just have patience, your dreams will come true. So put on a smile, you will live through your pain. Know it will pass, and strength you will gain.
-God vine

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Are your bags packed?

Well in two short weeks the Guatemala mission team from Calvary Baptist Church will be boarding their flight to Guatemala.  This year fundraising was a little on the light side as life was very busy for most of us.  However, we had a wonderful turn out at the yard sale.  The ride/walk/run event which was hosted on the same day tripled in size from last year.  Most of the riders cycled up to 36 miles while the others did the 16 mile ride.  If you have never cycled before I would suggest you try it if you like the outdoors and exercising.  Yes, the cycling outfits are a little awkward at first but you get use to it.  Lately I have found most of my deepest conversations with the Lord on my cycling bike.  He has completely unclogged my heart, cleared away thoughts, and brought me to a place where I want my relationship to continue to blossom with him.  Sorry to side track,  the two fundraisers above, along with a few generous givers we were able to meet our required amount for the mission trip.  Praise God!  So with all that being said, my bags (backs are what Guatemalans called our bags) are not packed as I am not going to Guatemala this summer.  It was a very tough decision for me.  I waivered for many months and went through the motions as I was going, however deep inside I knew differently.  My personal life has made a few turns which require my attention to be focused here.  So the team must go on.  The team will be building homes, food/clothing distribution and wheelchair distribution.  There are two new team members going this year which is very exciting.  Its also interesting to watch and listen to new members working in Guatemala for the first time.  So I will be anxious to hear their stories. 
In the meantime, I thank you all for your continued prayer. I ask that you will continue to lift the team up as they have some heavy work in front of them.  Its not only physical work but also mentally challenging. If you click on the link below the song is called Your Love Amazes Me by Michael English.  This song clearly states the God will never leave us no matter what.  He will continue to love us and the only way we can be save and forgiven is through him.  I encourage you to take a few minutes and listen to the song with a clear mind.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

sign the dotted line

After 13 years with the same management company my time has come to an end.  With much prayer, I have accepted and signed the dotted line with a new company.  More to come... 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Heaven questions

As Carson was swimming today he asked, "Mommy, what does heaven look like?" "What do you think I will do all day?" "Mommy, do you think I will have the same color skin?" 
Yes, a flood of questions without stopping. Before I could explain any of his questions he was under the water swimming.