Friday, January 31, 2014

Flashback Friday

Oh my two days in a row.... no I am not on a roll, just had some thoughts with one of the pictures that I put into the birthday collage yesterday.

Some comments were made about this picture yesterday......and I was thinking about when, where, what about this picture...... well, I am older and sometimes my mind leaves me but I do remember several things about this picture.

  1.  My wonderful hubby said I looked like I was 14-15 in this picture. Uh, no, I believe I was 26??  Maybe that's not right, because he looks like he might be 21?? Sweet baby face!
  2. I am really short... and no, he isn't standing on anything.
  3. Sweet girl smiling was & still is a Daddy's girl! 
  4. We were headed to a concert to see Reba McIntyre. 
  5. Yes, we all had on our Cowboy boots! 
  6. We were at the Steakhouse where I worked  - that thermostat looks vintage! 
  7. I think I was more excited than Am was!  
  8. We were not married yet....
  9.  That shirt is hideous..... what was I thinkin???
  10.  I don't know who took a picture when I was in mid-sentence, I know I had to be talking!!
  11.  My hair was dark then...with just the beginning of gray here & there. (Thank the Lord for Miss Clairol! )
  12.  Looking back at this reminds me of how far the Lord has brought me and how much he has blessed me!

 Thank you Lord for your blessings on me!!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Happy Birthday!!

(Once again I have allowed months to go by without posting. This family scrapbook is going to have gaps..... but I didn't want today to get by without posting this...)

I met this sweet young mother, when she was 5 years old. Such a precious fun-loving Daddy's girl!! A couple years later I was blessed to marry her Daddy. One thing that I had in my heart for this little girl, was that I didn't want to treat her as I was treated by a couple of my step-mothers (yes, a couple). Being a step-parent isn't always easy, there is always another person to consider. I have the Lord to thank for giving me grace, forgiveness and love for the situation I was in. I knew before I married B, I would have to accept this situation as it was, for better or worse. It was not always easy, but I give HIM all the glory for working in my heart. When God gave me love for this child, it was for good... so I threw out the STEP a long time ago. She is my daughter. I don't think I could love her any more even if I had given birth to her.

(Me, my mother and my girls during a fun photo shoot in the Fall!)  

She has grown up to be a loving, caring, wife and a great mother. She is still fun-loving and so very giving to her family, but also as a nurse she has such compassion for others. I love you sweet girl!!

I wrote about her here in a Thankful post in 2011.

Thank you Lord for your many blessings!!!