February 5, 2015

Empty nesting......

So since the end of the rush of Christmas in the retail world, I've had some days off. While it is nice to catch my breath, it's given this empty-nester too much time to think.....I think!
Yes, we have a very empty nest!! Don't get me wrong, it's really quite nice. Most of the time, I can now fully focus on my precious man - and that's an awesome perk!! However, sometimes, I miss my babies. Not the young ladies they have become - I love being friends with them - but rather those 'simple' years of being a Momma and her babies! (we all know they aren't exactly simple!)
I know....one night with a sleepless baby and I would be over that!!! Twenty-four hours alone with a toddler and a pre-schooler, I would be in tears!! So, I will continue to enjoy my empty nest, thankful for so many memories, some good, some not so good.
However, last night as I was crawling into bed, thankful that I was going to get to sleep in a few minutes because I'm off today, I started thinking about my babies, and how they used to wake me up. Many Moms will relate to this.......
The sweet little newborn woke me up with cries of hunger or discomfort....a bit of a jolt out of some really deep sleeps!!
The precious infant woke me up with coo's, talking to the pictures on her bumper pad or her mobile....such sweet sounds!
The toddler....oh, the toddler, that usually woke me up with jolting screams of MOMMY!! I never really thought I would miss that. Now, if I could just hear it one more time......
Do you feel me??
The pre-schooler......my absolute, favorite stage of childhood......oh, how I miss those mornings. My girls would come into my room, a bit shy, or so it seemed. They would come to stand right beside me and in a soft voice I would hear, "Mommy, are you awake?"
Now it is me, sending the youngest a text to say Good Morning. Now, my morning noises are the shower running, the dogs barking to go outside, the coffee pot telling me my elixir is ready. It's very different. Not bad, just different!!
Thank you, Lord for such special memories that I can hold onto. Thank you for my very precious baby girls, and the beautiful young ladies they are now.....I'm a hugely blessed Mom!!!
God's girl, only because of His grace,

June 5, 2013

I just might be back.....

Wow....it's been a long time since I've seen you!!!  I should probably say I'm sorry, but that wouldn't be truth, so I won't.
I notice that some of you keep checking to see if I'm still alive....well, here I am!
I didn't start off last August thinking that I would not be back for nearly a year, I just somehow never made my way back here.

After all that, though, I have awesome news to share.....CD graduated from CFNI on May 10, 2013 AND she ended her college years debt-free.  You might want to re-read that - DEBT - FREE!!!  That was only by the grace of God, folks. Grace!

Cupcake has a boyfriend....they have been together since late December. He's sweet, we like him.

My Dear and I are having a hard time believing that come December, we will have been married 25 yrs - where has the time gone??

Well, that is pretty much catch-up and all that I will do for today. I'll try to be back before next April - and will have pics to share soon, of graduation and other recent events!

Praise God from whom all blessings flow.....like bloggy friends that check up on me!!

God's girl,


August 13, 2012

Directly from our CD:

Gotta Have Faith

I have been blessed time and time again to see God provide in amazing ways for the things I need! Last week I received a free tire and my school bill for summer got paid off! It amazes me to see God work things out time and time again. However, last night I got a little wake up call from God as I realized I have trusted Him for big things, but not little things.
I was spending some time focusing on praying for myself and things I am dealing with and said to God, “I’m sorry, I keep asking for things and having to trust you to give it to me.” What a terrible thing to say to the God who promises to provide for me! Who calls me His child and says He will not withhold things from me. How awful of me to keep Him out of parts of my life that He desperately wants to be a part of because He knows what is best in each situation. I realized that God wants to be part of everything I am part of. He wants to me to make known the things I want and need and He delights in giving them to me. It does not mean that God is my personal Santa that I can make a wish and have it come on demand, but it is about the faith involved in believing that I am not expected to take care of everything myself. He wants to provide for me! So I am making a decision to trust God for all the things I want and need allowing Him to work it all together and be my provider!
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Praise God from whom ALL blessing flow....

God's girl,


June 19, 2012

The Founders' Key by Larry P. Arnn - a book review

I'm not too sure how to begin....I usually love reading but this was one book that I really struggled to just pick up!

My apologies to Mr. Arnn, I simply did not like this book.

Many times while trying to read it, I felt it was written in circles and that while I had already grasped the concept he was trying to get across, I would then get lost in the wording and have to re-read the section to fully understand what was being said. And, I'm not even sure that made sense.

I do believe we need to gain a better understanding of what our Founders' wanted to establish for America, though, and if you are a very deep reader this book may be just the one for you.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow....

God's girl,


I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”