We had a great time at UTM helping Tori move in. She starts classes today so say a prayer for her and for Mana who fell hanging her curtains and broke her finger! We have so much to be thankful for today. Have a great one!
So tonight Robert and I go stay in a hotel. Tomorrow morning we help move in our oldest Godchild at UT Martin. She has a full ride. We are proud, so proud, and we will shed tears, and say many prayers. Yes the old addage....it seems like just yesterday she was born...Say a prayer for Tori as she begins such a big chapter in her life, a prayer for Mana as she lets go (a little...a lot), and Robert cause he's having a hard time with the fear. Have a great day yall. Let today be your new beginning.
So Ele and I had a fever yesterday cause of a virus and Robert came home at lunch to check on us. Robert checked Eles forehead and Ele said his hand felt good... (Cause it was cold)...Robert replied, "Yeah all the ladies like it." I laughed and said, "All the ladies?" Robert said, "Well the cougars." Then our innocent and sweet child said, "But Dada you like Puma's!"
We all have things that give us comfort. For many children it is a blanket or a pacifier. For Quito it is his bear that Aunt Shirley got him when he was a few days old. When he was a baby he had to have it to sleep, now he carries it around. Its been washed so many times its not funny. After it gets washed it gets sprayed with my perfume cause he likes to smell and rub on it. What is your comfort? Mine is food. Something I'm trying to break but none the less true. Shouldn't ours be God? I should not have even made that a question.God Blesses! Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
So yes, Quito gives Rebel a lot of trouble. Our poor 13 year old fat baby is being harassed by a young whipper snapper. He attacks her and she screams running off with him still attached clutching her neck like he's riding a bucking bronco. This morning, she had enough. She had him down and he was loving it! Later on, I heard Ele saying, "No no! That not nice! That not nice Quito." I asked her what he had done, and she replied that he had Rebel's hair hanging out of his mouth. Ele walked off and I said to Robert, "You know Rebel has cussed us more than once"....he just replied, "Oh yeah!". Poor Rebel...her misery gives us such enjoyment.
One of the verses that we were left with this weekend was Jeremiah 29:11. How much of a comfort was this verse this morning laying in bed. If you ever have had a feeling of being unsettled....just know that our rock is there to support, lead, and hold us up when our knees are crumbling.
Jeremiah 29:11 (New International Version)11 For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
How many times have we been scared. Scared of opening a door to a new experience, getting out of the car, going out in the rain, losing the control that is in essence imaginary, because we never had control to begin with? A lot of times! I read this verse today though and I smiled. The verse keeps being proven true in my life, and yet....I fear sometimes. We should not fear for we are NEVER alone... And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the LORD God, even my God, will be with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD. - 1 Chronicles 28:20 (KJV) God Blesses!
This weekend we all came home with different things we had gotten from our experience. Mine:when I want to turn to food for comfort I need to recognize it and turn to God insteadour body is a temple, we don't need to abuse it by eating junk, even if it tastes good...the temptations that the devil present to us in life feel good...that's how he lures us in.When God preforms miracles in our lives we need to tell it....we need to say miracles do happen and they can happen to you too.I need to walk the walk more....let my actions witness, not just my words.Now these things weren't said word for word to us, this is what was on my heart, and what I got out of it. I'm sure if yall were there you'd have gotten something entirely different out of it. We are blessed. Open your Bible and see how truly blessed you are. God Blesses!
We had a great weekend at the women's conference. I came home to find out that Quito had been depressed laying around while I was gone. I picked him up with him purring we cuddled, then he turned into wild cat. Robert said, "Well at least this one doesn't get the squirts when you leave!" Tyson used to do that whenever I had to travel for work. One of the tings I learned this weekend.....What a blessing it is to be able to show how God works in our lives....I'll tell more later. God Blesses!
So Tori came over last night to pick up pickles for them and her chair we picked up for college. Hard to believe that we take her to college in 2 weeks! The oldest Godchild off to college! eeek! Well we talked for quite a while and she was saying how someone thought she looked like Selina Gomez. We said that Robert and I thought she was sooo much like her character on Wizard's. She said no I'm not she's mean! We told her that it wasn't that it was that she was sure of herself. Then Ele pops up and says, "Yeah and she never had a job either!" We rolled! I told Tori, "You just got schooled!" Please pray for those who are going off to college and all the unspoken prayers on the heavy hearts. Glory to God! God Bless!
So last night was a wild and crazy one. First I was shucking corn and I heard something on the table in the clean corn bowl. I look over and Snuggle is in the corn, so I threw that piece down on the ground and she ate it! I don't mean a couple of kernel's I mean the WHOLE thing. She even had it in her paws a couple of times like a human....who knew cats loved corn so much?Now I have special ringtones for a lot of people. April's is a screeching cat. So a little later I've got the back door open, holding my phone, and talking to Daddy. April calls, and Daddy starts backing up, dancing, like he was falling. He then looked at my phone and he and I started laughing. He said he thought he had stepped on one of my cats! Next, I went out to the barn and took care of Martin. She is sooo sweet! She purred and loved being petted. She just loved lovin. I took a pic so yall could see her. Last, but definitely the most exciting point of the night....I was in the kitchen …
OK....so yeah...we have a limit. We do live on the farm, but do not want to be animal poor. Two cats inside, 6 cats outside, and two dogs are our limit. Yesterday the invisible vacancy light went out as we reached full capacity. Mana brought us a kitten. A "s-p-e-c-i-a-l"kitten. When she called she said she wanted to name it Martin for Tori going off to college at UT Martin. Ok, no prob. It was sick and she was worried cause it had infected eyes. No prob, I've dealt with that. Bring it on. So Grant and Mana bring the kitten by, I stick it in the tub, turn it over and look at it good. I say, it doesn't have an infected eye...it's missing an eye. Mana says no way, so I show her, and she gagged. Mana feels bad and insists on taking care of the Vet bill, which I say no to, but she gets the girls to agree to tell her how much it was. So the girls and I are on the road to the vet when the kitten decides to go for a climb. Ele has a screaming, hyperventi…
So much running thru my head:School- It's the girls first day back to school. Say a prayer for them and all the teachers...that includes all my friends.Prayer- Christy's (a dear old friend...no she's not old, our friendship is! haha!) husband needs prayer for strength in facing surgery....we all know that can be scaryBlog- I have been getting comments recently on my blog, from people around the world. All of your feedback and encouragement means so much. I say that I know I lived to be here for my girls, but I have always felt like it was also to help others learn to live each day, not to take life for granted as I did, to live positively, and to try and be the best benefit to others that you can be. I just recently realized that I also really need to focus on showing others how God has worked in me by expressing and showing how he works through me. I want each of you to know that I am seriously taking the challenge of showing others I am a Christian by my actions, no…
Like a battery we are all both positive and negative. It's human nature that we are affected by our environment. After I became sick I realized how much positivity played a part in my recovery. I did not want to be around negative people anymore, or at least limit their amount of time in my life. It's hard. We've all been that negative person at some time in our lives and we all continue to have those moments. Trying to be the positive influence on those negative individuals continuously is very draining. Not only physically and emotionally, but also spiritually. We still need to witness to them, but the kicker is that we need to accept that like all things, we have to give them up to God. We have to give up their worries and problems to God, let them go, and emotionally walk on. We can no more control their situation or life or worries or anything else in their problematic atmosphere....anymore than we can ours....only God can. Pray and you will find a way. On…
We question a lot of things, but one of the main things is why....why things happen or don't happen. A biggie that many people who have faced tragedy say is why me. We don't know, only God does. Sometime we get glimpses of reasons, but never a full explanation. God has a plan, it is one we might not totally agree with, but knowing that we do not have the great responsibility of control is a blessing. Give your worries up and pray. Please pray also for my sis-in-law Crystal's friend. Amy. Her 16 year old went to be with God yesterday after a battle with cancer. God Bless!