Monday, December 21, 2009

Almost Christmas

It's been a while since I have posted something on here, so I've got to think back to what has happened lately. I know we have been doing a lot of family things together like just hanging out and playing with the girls on week nights, watching movies at home and going out to eat on weekends, going out with friends to Starbucks on Sunday night before Sunday Bible Study, hosting Thanksgiving at the house with loved ones, and now Christmas is just 4 days away. Where does the time go?

This time of year I come to the reality that we take so much for granted. There are a lot of people suffering. They've either just lost a loved one, have someone close to them that is sick, lost a job, having relationship problems, have to spend time away from a loved one, etc. I stress because I don't know what to get people for Christmas, or that we can't get everyone something for Christmas, but then I stop and think about the people in the above situations and I feel so heavy hearted, but at the same time I thank God for all of his blessings on me. I also think about the people that don' t know Jesus as their Lord and Savior. I have people that I see on a daily basis that I don't think knows Him. I also have loved ones that I am about to see this Christmas that are lost. Since they don't know him, do they know the real meaning of Christmas? I'm praying for everyone this Christmas. Only God knows what each person I come into contact with has going on in thier lives, but I am praying that each person can find peace this season. Merry Christmas to all and Happy New Year!!!!!!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

My Little Angel is Growing So Fast

Where is this time going? Natalee-Brooke is almost 11 weeks old. I can't believe it! She is such a good baby, too. She's already sleeping through the night, most nights, but at the most waking up once for a feeding. Madilyn-Grace was almost a year old before she was sleeping through the night. We are very blessed. Well, Thanksgiving is just around the corner. I love this time of year. It really makes me stop and think about all of the things I am thankful for. I also get to see family that we just don't get to see that often. On Thanksgiving night we put the Christmas trees up. We have so much fun decorating, listening to Christmas music, and drinking hot chocolate. Last year we bought MG a tree so I guess we need to buy NB one next year. That means we will have 3 trees to decorate. Yea! I feel so bad that I have just abandoned my blog like I have. I want to start blogging again, so maybe I can stick to it. Probably not every day, but I will not go almost a month again without posting something. Hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving and don't forget to be thankful for all you have.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Where Does the Time Go?

It seems like just yesterday when we discovered that we were expecting our second child. That was such an exciting day. After waiting for 7 months for this to happen, we knew it was all in God's hands. We knew we didn't have control over it. Well, now my little angel is 7 weeks old and my maternity leave is ALMOST over. That means that my babysitter gets to watch my 2 little angels grow up while I am working. I am beginning to have a hard time with this as each day passes. Children are such precious gifts from God, I just can't seem to let go of them. I know they will be in good hands, but I wish they could be in mommy's hands instead. This time will go by so fast and before I know it, they will be all grown up and out of the house. So while I have them, I want them ALL OF THE TIME!!!! Please pray for me this week because I am really struggling letting go again. I just thought the first time was rough, this time I have twice the packages to leave behind for 8 hours.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Who Do You Put First In Your Life?

This has been in my heart and on my mind today. PSALM 37:4-8 Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. I believe that if we put Him first in our life, He will give us our desires according to His will. I think it is important to pray that our desires are what the Lord wants for us. After all, He does know us better than we know ourselves, and He knows what we can handle. He only wants the best for us. Have a blessed day!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Thank You

Jesus deserves all the praise and glory that we can give Him. He died for us, He set us free, and loves us unconditionally. Some of us really need to worship Him, bless Him, and give Him thanks for everything that He has done for us. He is the greatest friend I have ever had in my life. He has been my healer, my comforter, my everything. We all need to take time out to worship and seek Him.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Little Eyes are Watching

I was on FB this morning and my aunt posted this quote that really got me to thinking. It really fits my life right now because my 3 year-old watches and tries to do everything that I am doing. Sometimes I question myself, "Do I want my children to be like this?" The quote is...

...Your children could become what you are, so be what you want them to be and never allow yourself to do anything that you are not willing to see your children do.

Now that is something to think about. Especially if you have small children. So as I was trying to find the words to the song "Be Careful Little Eyes What You See" I came across this poem, which I changed he to she to fit my life...

Little Eyes are Watching You

There are little eyes upon you
and they're watching night and day.
There are little ears that quickly
take in every word you say.

There are little hands all eager
to do anything you do;
And a little girl who's dreaming
of the day she'll be like you.

You're the little angel's idol,
you're the wisest of the wise.
In her little mind about you
no suspicions ever rise.

She believes in you devoutly,
holds all you say and do;
She will say and do, in your way
when she's grown up just like you.

There's a wide eyed little angel
who believes you're always right;
and her eyes are always opened,
and she watches day and night.

You are setting an example
every day in all you do;
For the little girl who's waiting
to grow up to be like you.

The quote this morning reminded me that I'm always teaching a lesson, both intentionally and unintentionally. Remember the old saying, "Kids remember some of what we say, but all of what we do." So, that being said, let's watch what we say, think, and do because the children are our future and God's very special gift to us that we should ALWAYS cherish.

Thanks Aunt Angie for giving me this insight for the day. Love to you and your family.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

My Little Angels

Natalee Brooke at the hospital

Madilyn Grace holding Natalee Brooke

Madilyn Grace feeding baby sister for the first time.

Natalee Brooke sleeping soundly!

Getting ready to watch Alabama football!!