Saturday, August 29, 2009


My new mission in life is to......have a clean and organized house! I am no longer willing to live in clutter and messes. I am no longer going through the house and cleaning up every one's messes just because I can't stand it for one more minute. Their messes are now their responsibilities. I feel so much better about my home and they seem to like it too. I so pray that this is our new lifestyle and that we never go back to being messies!!!
Amy had her ninth birthday this week. Wow are my children getting old. In July, Lauren turned 15 and Emily turned 13. Now Amy is 9 and in November the boys have their birthdays. Daniel will be 12 and Joel will be 4. I love my children's ages, so now they can officially stop getting older!!!
The weather has been very strange here. One day we are swimming and the next we are FREEZING!!!!
I am certain that if I make it as far as becoming a nurse, I want to work with the elderly. I just absolutely love old people!!
I am in the midst of putting my trust in the Lord to the test!! I am submitting to what my husband believes is best for our family and waiting to see what God will supply. Will He supply enough financial support for us to stay here and minister or will He supply another opportunity for our family? Only God knows what our future holds!!
I can't believe that it is almost September already. Where does the time go?
Someone paid Daniel for all the hard work that he has done on their new house. They told him to go buy himself a brand new pair of sneakers and then buy himself something fun. God provided a great sale today. Daniel was not only able to buy himself a brand new pair of sneakers, but he had enough to buy himself a fishing pole!! Very fun day!!
My sister, Joann, emailed me yesterday. It was great to hear from her. I so pray that my family will someday be close.
I have searched several stores for just the right shadow box. Today, while out shopping with Daniel, I FOUND IT!!!! It is perfect, just what I was looking for, and on CLEARANCE!!! Thank you Jesus!!! I have been waiting to make a very special memorial of things from my dad!! I will post a picture when I am done.
Daniel is now over two inches taller than me and wears a 9 1/2 sneaker. Someone please tell me that he will not grow up and be a man real soon.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Aug. 19th - 26th

This week was supposed to be an exciting week for me. You was the day I was scheduled to fly down to Florida to spend some quality time with my Dad!! Just him and I for one whole week. I so hate that I never got that opportunity. Instead I traded in my ticket almost two months ago to fly down to Florida to say, "Goodbye" to him. Since that time, Florida has become a place I don't ever want to go back to. All of my favorite memories of my dad were spent there in will never be the same!!! In fact when I had to fly down to Florida again last month, I cried and cried just standing there in the Tampa Airport. My dad should have been there to pick me up, he would have been so happy to see me, but he will NEVER again be there to greet me when I get off of a plane. My heart just aches because of this fact.
Airports had always been one of those special things between my dad and me. I remember while growing up, Dad and I used to park at the end of a runway and have the planes take off and land right over our car. We both LOVED airplanes. There were also all the times that I flew to visit him. He would be at the end of the terminal just waiting to get a glimpse of me and as soon as he did he would ALWAYS cry those big tears of joy. It was the same thing for my return home, except this time it was tears of sadness that were shed when I walked back down that same terminal. Oh how I loved that man.....and oh how HE LOVED ME!!!
I sure wish that I was coming to see you today Dad!!
I really miss you!!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Chemistry is OVER!!!!

I am so excited!!! I just finished my summer semester of Chemistry. I will miss the times that I so enjoyed with my class, but I am glad that it is finally over. I got a much better grade than I expected. With all the distractions of this summer I never imagined that I could pull off an A+, but I did!!!!
Now that I have some time off from school....I have a ton of work to do with my dad's stuff. I have GREAT hopes to get this all resolved before I start school again Sept. 8th. I have a heavy course load this next semester and I do not need any other distractions, besides what homeschooling 3 children, raising our financial support, keeping up with the house, helping my husband serve, and sending a child to public school will already demand of me!!!!

FYI...we have no Internet at home so I have no idea how often I can post, but I will really try!!

Sunday, August 2, 2009


Praise the Lord!!!! My JOY for life and for the Lord has returned!! I had the best day yesterday that I have had since that awful morning on, June 27th. I honestly thought that I might never be emotionally stable again. Praise the Lord......I am doing well today. Don't even think for a moment that I am not missing my dad, because I miss him more than words can express!! I am just no longer distracted with all that has been going on. I FEEL SO FREE!!!

Sorry that I haven't posted recently. I have some new readers and I have just not felt the freedom to be honest with what I have been going through. Just know that these past five weeks have been the absolutely worst five weeks of my life!!!!!!!!! Thank you Jesus that they are over.