Monday, August 29, 2011

He Will Never Change!

Though I face changes in my life, I will cling to my Heavenly Father...... HE PROMISES TO NEVER LEAVE ME!!! He has always been there for me, even when I didn't look to Him! Thank you Lord for never leaving me! 
Praise HIM for He NEVER CHANGES!! 

I the LORD do not change. Malachi 3:6

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever Hebrews 13:8

Have a blessed day!!


Sunday, August 28, 2011

Ch-ch-ch- changes (part 2)

Wow, has the past week been a whirlwind. We felt an earthquake on Tuesday. I thought I was having an episode with my sugar dropping and realized it was NOT my sugar. And yes there was an earthquake in VA and it was felt up to NY and even to FL. Then at the end of the week Hurricane Irene tormented the shores of the East Coast. So it was a great time to use how BIG GOD is and how He controls all things. Our youngest was worked up over both. Getting him to understand where we were in comparison to both, I had to turn to a map to show him. Then he wanted to find out how a hurrincane formed. He listened to the meteorologists and repeated every word. I thought, well maybe he will be the next Eric Thomas, lol! (a meteorologist on WBTV for those of you that do not know)

On to Part 2.....Bub started High School last week, yes I said it and I still am in denial. Seriously, when people plan how long they will wait between their children, (not that we planned ours. God did all that!) I guess they never consider when when they go to High School where the other will be. I always thought 4 year age span was pretty good. Til  Sis graduated, and then it hit us that when he graduates, she too will be graduating from COLLEGE!!! So suffice it to say, in 2015, I will be a certified loon!! (I know a couple people that are thinking I am already there....well just say you have been WARNED. Lol!

As Bub gets out of the car, he says to me, "Mom, don't cry." (I am thinking don't cry and praying as hard as I can) I look at him and he just laughs...and I do too. He is such a cut-up. I think he was a bit nervous and I think it was more for him that me. I watched him walk towards the school, he was again the 5 year old rough & tumble boy that I took to kindergarten and right before my eyes he grew & changed  into the fine young man he is today! On Friday, he got to play in his first pep band! He made snare line and for those of you that don't know, that is usually something that only jrs & srs get to do. A freshman on snare is a very rare thing!! He was awesome...I am not biased or anything???..... All the years of him beating the drums I thought was just to drive me over the edge. Now I can't tell him to STOP BEATING!!! He does have to practice.... :S

On to the baby boy....well no he isn't actually a baby, HE IS A 1st Grader!! I know he was just a chubby faced toddler yesterday..... and now he is almost 7. My grandmother was telling the truth when she said, "Don't wish your life away, cause when you get my age, time flies, its like 10 years is ONE." Granny, when I was 10 I thought, that's just crazy, and today it is crazy that it goes so quickly.

We walked down the hall, with him chattering 100 miles a minute. We stopped so he could hug his teacher from Kindergarten and as she & I were talking he just went on like he had walked to that classroom like he had been there for weeks. Sadly, it made me feel like he just didn't need me...... When I got there he was unpacking all the numerous school supplies that a 1st grader needs (really??). After helping with getting the mountain of supplies put away, I left feeling a bit sad, excited, overwhelmed proud and numb.

As I drove to work that day, I talked to God and thanked Him for the changes in our lives, the blessing to be a Mom and for trusting me with the greatest kids!! So many times I make the comment, "I don't know what I want to be when I grow up" but I sure am glad that He knows best. I may never be Mother of the Year but I do know one thing, I love my babies!!! (and yes they will always be my babies!!!)

So as life goes, changes come. Many have said "Change is good" and many hate change and will fight it with all their might. I guess it is good considering my children are growing up into wonderful people. Many times when I am praying for my children, I thank God for them, because I am so unworthy, that He would chose me to be their Mom. Not a job I take lightly, and not one that I always get right all the time, but I wouldn't change a thing.......

Monday, August 22, 2011

Ch ch ch ch changes! (Part 1)

Well, I have thought about this post since Friday. Not sure where to start or exactly what to say. There have been so many changes in the past several months. The merry go round I am on seems to go faster and faster. So the changes in our family mostly have to do with our precious baby girl, who is not a baby, but a lovely 18 year old young lady. In April, when she actually turned hit me like a ton of bricks. If you know me at all you know that since the beginning of her Senior year I have been a bit emotional, (yes I know that's putting it mildly). Months of up & down bittersweet moments. Many firsts and many many lasts. As her senior year began, so did her brother's last year in middle school, and if all that wasn't enough, our baby boy started Kindergarten!!! So if I have slighted you in the past year. I am really sorry!! I know I am a basketcase!

Since she turned 18 she got her license(yes, at 18, not 16 or 17~I will tell that story another day), began dating a great guy that she has known since kindergarten, graduated (with Honors!!), got a job and as of Friday she became a full fledged LR Bear! I have had so many emotions going on ..... I am sure more so than I ever did when I was pregnant with any of my children.

On Friday, she & I went to her Orientation (Dad wanted to attend, but due to family obligations he didn't get to). A topic they covered was for on campus students, talking about RAs, $$, getting involved, etc. She looked over at me and said, I have my own personal RAs, a cook, a maid, with a giggle lol!! I was fine until the parents & students parted ways. And as she walked up the aisle (thank God she was with a couple friends from HS) I was a proud Momma..with a lump in my throat & a tear in my eye, God gave me a peace and I knew she would be fine. As I walked out of that auditorium a mother clung to her son just sobbing, I thought my heart would break! Right then and there I could not imagine leaving her somewhere. Praise the Lord my daughter would be coming home to her own bed that night. Right then & there I thanked Him for sparing me that. (He is mindful of me!!)

Although, she isn't going off to school there are still some major changes going on with her and our family. She is a wonderful young lady grounded in the Lord. She stands strong and doesn't give in to many of the world's temptations. We pray that she will continue to stay focused on what the Lord wants. That night, she did come home and spent a little more time with her boyfriend, he left on Saturday to head to college himself(tears, yes). After I went to bed that night, she came in my room with tears flowing (don't know where she gets being soooo emotional) I once again held my sweet baby girl in my arms and comforted her. As I pillowed my head that night I thanked God for giving me that moment with her once again. A great reminder that she still needs her Momma and great comfort in knowing that He will hold us in His arms when we face changes in our lives and need Him the most.

The weekend was filled with lots of Orientation stuff and she was in & out all weekend. Some dear friends allowed us to got on the lake with them and she didn't get to go. For those of you that don't know us, may not think that's anything, for the most part all of us go together wherever we go..... so not having her was different. It has happened more this summer than ever with her having a boyfriend and Bub having a girlfriend. Do we like it? UH NO! So we will not get used to it. EVER. We still miss our oldest, her husband and baby C when they aren't around.

She did get to go to church on Sunday, and I WANT TO SAY PRAISE THE LORD!! I have been praying for weeks about my children returning to school and Preacher D must have been hearing my prayers! We are so blessed in so many ways. We cannot thank God enough!! No matter how old my children get I will continue to point them to the Lord.

(Picture is missing Big Sister & Wonderful SIL)

We will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done.That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments: Psalm 78: 4 & 7

I know this is long and I have many more changes to record, I may or may not get a handle on posting before I forget, but I will post again at some point with Ch ch ch ch changes! (Part 2).

Things are changing as I post!!

Piper :)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

I am....

I am a child of the King, a daughter of the most High. I give all that I am to HIM. I am nothing without my Heavenly Father. I thank HIM for saving me! HIS MERCY SAVED ME!!!! HIS MERCY MADE WHOLE!! I am wife, Mom of 4 plus a great son-in-law, sister, daughter, friend, family, Lolli of one(if you must ask that's who I am to our grandblessing)...... I am saved, out of control, busy, tired, excited, insane, blessed, controlling (yes, I admit it, how about you??) crazy, outspoken (way too much so), redeemed, loved, unworthy, ...... I am much more in my life. I can say more than all of this. I AM BLESSED!!

I am sure if anyone is reading this is wondering, why a blog?? Who does she think she is? Who really cares what she thinks or even writes about? Oh another copycatter.... ?? Trying to be like everyone else...??? To be real honest, I don't have A reason. Although I talk a lot, I am not sure I really have anything of interest to say, most of the time. Soooo, if you plan on following me or being a blog stalker well you have been warned this will probably be a very boring place to visit. I cannot tell you what you may read, even if I have the time to post. I could be PRAISING my Heavenly Father.... I could be bragging on my husband, my children and grandson....most things will definitely be RANDOM (cause that's just how I am), or I could be venting, griping, complaining... (I think that is the main reason I never wrote my first post~ I created this blogger account in 2008) I wouldn't want to look back and hear myself griping and complaining about the "not worth its" of my life. I am definitely not an English Scholar, and all my commas, periods & such will not be as they should and I will use too many exclamation points, so just get used to it or get over it, if you so chose to visit.

So you have been warned and I will be open for comments, but if you feel you have to be negative. STOP!! DONT EVEN!!

My mother and Thumper's mother have always said, "If you can't say anything nice, then don't say anything at all."

Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that

feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. Proverbs 31:30

Until next time......