Sunday, February 26, 2012

May You Have The Happiest Of Days!

This guy of mine has a birthday today.

How is it that the Lord knew just who I needed to be able to wish the happiest of days?

Not sure I can list 58 things here :), 
but I want to list a few things about him that mean so much to me.

~He loves without reservation.
~He is one of the least judgmental people I know.
~He has amazing compassion for the young and the old.
~He can *figure out* almost anything.
~He has amazing patience.
~He can do almost anything he sets out to do.
~He is better to me than I deserve.
~He loves, man does he love, those grandbabies.
~He is very FAIR to people in our business.
~He supports the community.
~He loves Jesus.
~He loves our children(all six of them).
~He loves me.

Honey, 58 looks good on you.

May you have the happiest of days.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Pray For Kelly

Three years ago I asked for prayer for Kelly's daughter, Harper. 

Today I am asking for prayer for Kelly.

Please pray for Kelly. You can visit her blog HERE.

Mom's Birthday!

Mom is 75 today.

How blessed am I to have her?!!

Happy Birthday mom!

I sure do love you.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

It Was JUST A Hotdog...................

Every Friday night, as the children grew up, we went to Zack's, a little *hotdog joint* to eat dinner. It was cheap and quick...the two things that are important when you have three hungry little ones. We did this for YEARS. So much so that the employees knew when we walked in what our order was.... and didn't even have to come ask us. As the kids got older, and ballgames, school dances and sleepovers began, the Friday night ritual slowly faded. I haven't really thought about it much in years. 

Fast forward to last night. My daughter sent a family group text that they were eating in a restaurant beside a famous coach. There were lots of responses back and forth between us all. Lots. But the one that sticks out in my mind was this one from my oldest son...who now has a 15 month old son of his own.

"Just said that to K tonight! 
I want Baby B to think about a certain food on Friday nights! 
Ours is pizza. Every Friday night! 
I remember Zack's when I was little like it was yesterday!!"

 So glad I have this picture. This is what it says on the back:

And all this time.

I thought it was just a hot dog.........

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Somebody did NOT want to say Happy Valentine's Day!

For Some People...Lots Of People, Valentine's Day Is Hard

If today finds you with a broken heart....for whatever reason, please know there is hope.

"The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. A righteous man may have troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all. Psalms 34: 18-19

(I am having a great day, but, I am aware of many who are not.)

Sunday, February 12, 2012


A few years ago during A *Women Of Faith Conference*, they realized about 300 more women showed up than they were expecting. The event coordinators scrambled to find folding chairs to put out for these women. A lot of the women were not happy about their seats and complained off and on all day. The keynote speaker that night was Joni Eareckson Tada. If you know about Joni, you know that she was injured years ago in a diving accident. She has been confined to a wheelchair ever since. As she spoke that night at the conference, she said, "I understand some of you don't like the chair in which you are sitting. Neither do I. But I have about a thousand handicapped friends who would gladly trade places with you in an instant."

I Am Reminded To Be Grateful

"Scott is a professional golfer who plays often at the Masters Golf Tournament, hosted by the Augusta National Golf Club. The course explodes in beauty. Groomers manicure the course as if she is a wedding-day bride. In describing the perfection to his caddie, Scott commented, " You won't see a single weed all week."  He was surprised when after walking the course for five days, his caddie pointed out to Scott "I found one!"  Don't we do the same? God's love sprouts all around us, but we go on weed hunts. How many flowers do we miss in the process? If we look long and hard enough, we will find something to complain about. STOP Looking."

I am reminded to BE GRATEFUL.

These, and other wonderful examples of gratitude, are found in Max Lucado's book 
"Great Day Every Day"

  • Grateful for grace.
  • and the gift of family.
  • Hot water.
  • And cold water.
  • Water. (Yeh, I worked at Camp Lurecrest:))
  • Good health
  • Grandchildren
  • A dedicated husband.
  • Three children
  • And their spouses
 What are YOU grateful for today?

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Proud Of My Friend

Have you signed up to be a Bone Marrow Donor?
Have you ever thought about what it would mean if you or your child or your husband or your grandchild or your dear friend were hanging by a thread for his/her life?
Do you know that a lot of times what it takes to keep them alive is YOU being willing to donate?
Do you have any idea how simple it is?
A few years ago I sent off for a kit; swabbed my cheek;mailed it back in......that's all it takes.
That's what my dear friend is doing Monday.

In a simple, one day procedure, she is saving someone's life.
Proud of you my friend.

Check it out here

You would want someone to do it for you.

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Today Is Not Just Super Bowl Sunday

Two of my favorite boys cheering for my favorite team.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

February Goals

One of my DIL's has inspired me.
She posted her goals for January and has accomplished lots of them! 
(And she just had twin boys, so I should be able to do this.)

So, here are my February goals.

~Clean out coat closet in foyer.

~Eat fresh fruit every single day. I love it. Just need to make sure I do it.

~Stay downstairs at least one night a week until 9:00 p.m. (more on this later)

~Make/Bake something and take to two people this month.

~Make sure all January pictures are put in Shutterfly.

~Visit at least one place in *Our State* Magazine.

OK. I started small, but you have to start somewhere.

I will post at the end of this month with updates.

Who is in this with me?