Wednesday, December 29, 2010

9 Years

We are celebrating 9 years of marriage today. I still look at this man and can't believe that he picked me. A single mom with no clear path in life.

I would be dishonest to say that it has not been difficult. It has. But is there anything worth having that's easy?

He is my partner, my friend, my love. We have been through too many tough times to count. But I can always count on him walking right beside me, often times, in front shielding me from the dangers. He stepped into my life when there was nothing redeeming for me give back. And loved me anyway.

Sound familiar?

Sounds similiar to my relationship with Christ. And you know what ladies? That's how they should love us! As Christ loves His church.

I am so very blessed.


Do you have some? If not, you need to friend up.

A good girlfriend is food for the soul.

She will make you laugh.

She will make you cry.

She will hold you accountable.

She will appreciate the acountability that you provide.

She will close down restaurants with you while your husbands and children sleep soundly at home.

She will care for you in times of need.

She may even break your heart.

I have had several of these girlfriends over the years. They have brought me great joy and great pain. And almost every women I talk to has a similiar experience. What I have seen, is that God brings certain women into our lives for seasons. We will not all be lifelong friends. And that's ok.

Know that God has a plan with every friend that He places in our lives. Don't close yourself off if you have had a girlfriend heartbreak. You could miss out on the great one that's on deck.  

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


The blog has been quiet lately. There are a few reasons for this.

1. Busy-ness. I have been incredibly busy over the last month. We have 3 birthdays in Dec. Which means cupcakes to school, friend parties, family parties, shopping, etc. Add to that room mom duties, several Christmas parties, basketball games, karate and dance. I am ready for a little rest.

2. Mind numbness. Along with the business, come mind numbness. I have been really having a hard time focusing on a task with having so much on my mind.

3. Awareness. I have been more aware than ever of how quickly my children are growing, and I have been blown away. It's kind of made me a little numb as well just to look at this life and realize how quickly our time on this earth is.

4. A little bit of sadness. We were really hoping to have a baby or at least a prospect by now. We know that this is God's timing and not ours. But we also know there is a huge need in our world for orphans needing parents. That makes it hard to withstand the wait.

5. Meditation and Prayer. I have really been focusing on my relationship with the Lord and my family. What really is my role and how can I best journey this path.

I leave you with a picture of my loves in their matching christmas pjs......

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Knowledge is Power-World Aids Day

I would like to share this video in honor of World Aids Day today. It's a very informative look into the lives of children around the world with HIV and Aids. Did you know that children born with HIV today, with the help of current treatment regimes, can have a normal lifespan?