How Beautiful Heaven Must Be

I read in a book one time of a child that had a near death experience and went to Heaven.   He later explained Heaven in such great detail as he talked about family members he saw, even sat on Jesus lap, but what I remember about the book was his vivid description of the colors in Heaven.   

I remember reading it over and over, then closing my eyes to imagine how beautiful Heaven must be.  

I don’t know if what this little fella saw was real, but he inspired so many people by telling his story, including me.  

After spending most of the day yesterday enjoying some time outside basking in the glory of the final days of summer, with a subtle hint of Fall in the air, I took my nieces to a favorite childhood spot that I hadn’t  been to in many years. 

“Beauty Mountain”  

My first thought, How did I not appreciate this when I was younger?   My second thought, I need a place like this to come to everyday and just be alone with God.   My third thought as the sun was warm on my face, You are here, aren’t you God?  My fourth thought, HOW BEAUTIFUL HEAVEN MUST BE!



I prayed for my family.  I prayed for dear friends.  I thanked God that He showed me that just because I may not feel Him some days and He’s not speaking to me as I think He should…He is still there.    He’s all around me.   He never left me.  

The words BE STILL kept echoing in my mind and even in my heart yesterday.   I’m pretty sure that was God telling me that everything is going to be alright.   

You really are here, aren’t you God?

We read of a place that’s called heaven,

It’s made for the pure and the free;

These truths in God’s word He has given,

How beautiful heaven must be.
How beautiful heaven must be

Sweet home of the happy and free;

Fair haven of rest for the weary,

How beautiful heaven must be.
In heaven no drooping nor pining,

No wishing for elsewhere to be;

God’s light is forever, there shining,

How beautiful heaven must be.
How beautiful heaven must be

Sweet home of the happy and free;

Fair haven of rest for the weary,

How beautiful heaven must be.
The angels so sweetly are singing,

Up there by the beautiful sea;

Sweet chords from their gold harps are ringing,

How beautiful heaven must be.
How beautiful heaven must be

Sweet home of the happy and free;

Fair haven of rest for the weary,

How Beautiful Heaven Must Be ❤️

My very own fairytale (according to Adam)

Adam:  Mom, did you ever know anyone that got married and didn’t even know each other?

Me:  No 

Adam:  you know, like Cinderella?

Me:  That’s just a fairy tale. 

Adam:  Mom, you should be married by morning.  Now go find yourself a husband!!    

Me: (speechless)

What If I Don’t Want To Fall In Love Again?

I am sitting at home and this text appears on my phone.

Cheer up, sweet beautiful girl you are going to love again and it will be magnificent.

I sent a reply back simply saying, “Thank you for thinking of me.  But maybe I don’t want to fall in love again.”

After some conversation back and forth we said good night, but I couldn’t stop thinking about the text.   Those words that  made me feel like I had to fall in love again, like it was almost a sin to stay single!!

Well, maybe I loved so much and so deeply I don’t know how to love someone else.   Is that really a bad thing to have given your heart and soul to the person you vowed to give your life to?    I didn’t break the vows.  I had zero intention of ever being in a situation where someone felt the need to text me such a ridiculous statement.

I know they meant well.
I just don’t think about things as other people do, I guess.   There are so many ways to fall in love and it doesn’t have to include a man.

  1. Fall in love with God.  Let him show you what true love and Unconditional love is all about.   When in doubt remember He gave his life for you. No Greater Love.
  2. Fall in love with your kids.    Who else would you want to kiss and cuddle?  Enjoy every second with them.  Every day with them is a precious gift from God.   I never want to look back and remember all the days I could have spent with my kids.
  3. Fall back in love with yourself.    Oh, this was hard for me.  It still is.   As a matter of fact this one is still a work in progress….I’ll leave this one as under construction. 
  4. Fall in love with friendships and family.  With your co-workers (let’s clarify this…not literally people!!!)
  5. Fall in love with strangers.   Instead of being critical or hurtful.  Stop and listen. So what….we may not agree, but agree to disagree and move on, but before you move on, don’t forget to show them a little bit of kindness.  After all, what would Jesus do?
  6. In this life there will be people that just aren’t going to like you no matter what you do….Love them anyway!!

So maybe I have already fallen in love a few times.     To have loved too much in your life, is that really a bad thing?

I was in love once and it was pretty magnificent.

you are going to be in love again……

Sorry Mam, This seat is taken. 

Let me set the scene:

Liberty University. Over 5,000 students from all over the world come to a “college for a weekend” visit.  It’s the last night of College for a Weekend and I drive to Lynchburg to pick up my niece to attend a Newsboys Concert.

We had awesome seats.   The row we were in was quite full except three empty seats beside me.  A lady comes over and asks if the seats were taken. Before I knew it, I looked at her and said “yes, they are!”

My niece looked at me quite confused as she loudly stated that no one was using the seats.  “Oh my gosh, you are right!!!  Mam, I’m so sorry, these seats are available!”  I told her as she was getting comfortable in the seats behind me.

She laughed and said “It’s ok!  Obviously God wants Those seats for someone else.”  We exchanged laughs, some small talk and wished each other well.

As I was getting comfortable, a young lady and her two friends asked if the seats next to me were taken.  I kindly offered them the seats, but not after me and the lady, who was now sitting behind me,  gave each other a quick smile.

Little did we know, I think God was actually saving the seat for this beautiful young lady.

Scene set.

I thought I could talk, but this beautiful bundle of sunshine didn’t hold a candle to my conversation skills.   She immediately asked me where we were from. She then told me she was from Charlotte, NC.   Our conversation began with how much I loved Charlotte. I told her I was traveling there within the month to go to a Ben Rector/NeedToBreathe concert soon.

It was then I asked her what she thought about CFAW. She beamed with excitement as she told me everything she did that weekend up until finding the seat next to me.    She seemed to really feel at home at LU.

I asked her what her major was going to be.

That’s when the conversation turned very serious as she told me a story.  (Story I will do my best to tell as she told me).

I had just gotten over a very bad break up from someone who I knew was not “the one” that God wanted me to be with.  He wanted to do things that I was not comfortable with and I struggled with what to do. I finally ended it with him because I wanted to keep myself pure.    

My friend asked me to help deliver flowers to our local hospital, and I reluctantly agreed. Little did I know it would change my path and direct me into my future career.   As we walked through the halls of the hospital delivering flowers, I began to notice the people. The thought crossed my mind as to if they were saved.  I delivered flowers to a room. We were supposed to drop the flowers off and leave. But I couldn’t leave. Not until I knew if this lady was ready to die and go to Heaven. It was right there in that hospital room, that I led her to the Lord.  Same thing happened in the next room.  And before I knew it, I spent the day at the hospital delivering flowers and telling people about Jesus. 

(Let me clarify that this beautiful young lady is only 16 years old!!   So wise for her young age!)

My dad and I don’t get along.  When I went home that evening and I told him that I wanted to go into “ladies ministry” he got very angry and told me that he will refuse to pay for something that i will never be able to do anything with.   When I told him I was going to go to CFAW he told me that he will not pay for my college if I decide to go to LU.    

I told him he didn’t have to pay because “Jesus paid it all”

By that time, I had tears welling up in my eyes.   Before I knew it, I leaned over and started hugging her and telling her I was so proud of her.

We took a break from her story when she asked me mine……

My response:  I’m just a divorced mom with two kids. Nothing special.

She looked at me in shock!

That’s all?    You are so much more than that!  You are so beautiful and kind and I can’t imagine why your husband left you.   But I can tell you this. You are worth so much more. God has a plan for you!   Maybe his plan is for you to be a blessing to me!

More tears.

After talking  for what seemed like hours, I looked at her and told her that I was so proud of her.  I told her that I know (I know. I know) God has some amazing plans for her life.  Don’t give up.  Obey her father, but don’t forget about her Heavenly Father and the plans He has for her life.    Pray fervently and ask God to open the right doors and close the wrong ones.

And no matter what happens, don’t forget to thank Him for what he has done and for what He is going to do in your life!

I know this young lady will go far in whatever she decides to do with her life. She is on fire for God!

The concert started.  She would jab me every now and then when the singers would talk about pretty much what we had spent the previous hours discussing, we both agreed it was God basically agreeing that she’s going to be ok!

Before we parted ways that night, we exchanged another hug and I whispered in her ear, “God has big plans for you young lady, I can’t wait to see what happens!

Last night while scrolling through Facebook, I saw a post on her wall stating she had applied for LU earlier than what she had planned.  I gave the big “thumbs up” sign.  This morning I woke to this message.  

I’m a divorced mom of two kids, nothing special. “

That seat next to me, the one that I told the First Lady who tried to sit there that it was occupied…… God was sitting in that seat.

He knew a little girl needed encouragment. And he knew this “divorced mom of two kids” need to be the one to encourage her.

He also knew that I needed some encouragement myself.

Isn’t it funny how things just work out?

I’m so glad God saved that seat!

Job 13:15

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Job 13:15
Though He slay me, yet I will hope in Him….

Short and Simple!
Hope everyone has a wonderful, beautiful, blessed day!!!

Black Friday

Quotes at my house on Black friday!

I don’t care of you go outside…just don’t kill each other.  And if you do, make sure there is no blood!!  I hate the sight of blood before breakfast!

Oh, I just burned my bacon…I better stop dancing!

Are you twerking in the fridge again?

I’m going to need you to close your eyes when you take the first bite of french toast, that way you can thank Jesus for blessing you with your awesome mom who just made killer french toast!!!

This house smells like bacon, looks like a train wreck and sounds like a dance club!!
Loving my Black Friday!!
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Thankful.

THANKFUL. GRATEFUL. BLESSED.

Whatever you want to call it, ’tis the season to let someone know you are thinking about them.  sometimes a simple Thank You or a phone call just to let them know that they are on your mind can make someone’s entire week!!!

It is also a time to reflect on what is important in your life, or maybe things you are grateful for.

How do I even begin?

Here is my thankful list in no particular order:

  1. My strong faith in God
  2. My two beautiful children
  3. The Past, Present and Future
  4. My furry kids.
  5. My Daddy
  6. My Momma
  7. Sisters
  8. Extended Family
  9. Photography
  10. Pottery
  11. Cheesecake
  12. My church family
  13. Health
  14. Teenagers
  15. Books
  16. Awanas…Kids, volunteers and the ability to make a difference in these kids lives!
  17. Chocolate
  18. Red Bull
  19. Haiti
  20. Pandora
  21. Homeschooling
  22. Passport stamps
  23. Blogging
  24. All Four Seasons
  25. My Ex Husband
  26. My squeaky ceiling fan
  27. Snooze button
  28. Cell Phone
  29. Pictures
  30. Ability to forgive
  31. …..and forget
  32. Lifetime movies
  33. Unsweetened tea
  34. Roller Coasters
  35. Sports Bras
  36. Yoga pants
  37. Naturally curly hair……and my Flat iron
  38. my couch
  39. Lawn Mower
  40. Crushed ice
  41. Matching Socks
  42. Good Night Prayers
  43. Good Morning Kisses
  44. Grass Stained Football pants
  45. Mismatched socks
  46. Frozen Blueberries
  47. Disabilities
  48. Breakfast Food
  49. Naps
  50. Netflix
  51. SnapChat
  52. Sad songs
  53. Flowers
  54. Random dancing in the kitchen
  55. Ice Cream and Milk
  56. unconditional love
  57. Missing Shoes
  58. Long Drives
  59. sleepovers
  60. Best Friends
  61. Old Friends
  62. New Friends
  63. New Relationships
  64. Cartwheels
  65. Trampolines
  66. MEMORIES!!!!

This is my short list!!!

Many blessing to each one of you who follow my Blog.    Have a happy and safe Holiday!!!

Until next time….Make your own thankful list!!!!

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Written Legacy

This happens to be one of my favorite pictures of you guys....for a brief minute, you actually acted like you liked each other.

This happens to be one of my favorite pictures of you guys….for a brief minute, you actually acted like you liked each other.

I woke up at 3:47 am with an uneasy thought going through my mind.  There are many things I could blame it on, maybe it is the movie my friend and I watched yesterday which was wildly inappropriate for a person in my current situation to watch.  Or it easily could be the 8 hours of non stop laughing and talking I always manage to do when I get around my favorite people.  Actually, I am going to blame it on the salad and pasta I devoured at Olive Garden, or maybe the veal sweetbreads (calf pancreas), trout almondine, another salad, and 7 layer chocolate cake I ate late last night with another sweet friend.

Regardless of how my stomach feels, which at this point I am not sure if it is food poisoning, over indulging, or nerves, I have this feeling something is about to rock my world, and I find myself still up at 5am preparing for an attack on my very soul…..or it really could be indigestion!!

This morning as I lay in this empty bed, I began to question my significance in this world.  Nobody likes to think about their own mortality, but as I lie here this morning the thoughts racing through my mind consisted of my own death.  What kind of legacy would l leave my children?   These thoughts prompted me to thank God for my health, because we all know that good health is a privilege.  All of the ordinary tasks that I take for granted:  driving kids to school, practices, games, recitals, movies…….grocery shopping, taking them to church.   Those all seem like daily tasks that most people just muddle through day in and day out, but somehow this morning I looked at it as the most incredible blessing that has been denied by many due to health, unforeseen circumstances, and even untimely deaths.

You do not know what will happen tomorrow.  What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.

James 4:14

All week long the thoughts of writing my kids letters have been going through my mind.  Not so much a little letter proclaiming my unconditional love to them, but more like a future guideline for them just in case I am not around one day.  This is something that I want to do and although it is a tad difficult to talk about an untimely death, I  am seriously considering a separate blog for them personally.   This is the beginning of my written legacy to them as I jot down just a few things that have crossed my mind, there will be many more “motherly advice” to add on in the pending days to come.

To my sweet beautiful children:

  • Plain and simple…..God first!
  • Be grateful.  Every day make a list of things you are grateful for (just for that day), you will be surprised that the good will always out weigh the bad.
  • Be sure your sins will find you out.  If you have to hide to do something, chances are you shouldn’t be doing it.   Remember, God sees everything.
  • You will make mistakes, but don’t let them define you.  Learn from them and move on.
  • Forgive, forgive and then forgive some more.   Remember, not everyone will actually ask you for forgiveness.  Forgive them anyway!!!
  • You are better than no one and no one is better than you.  Don’t you dare think that you are better than anyone!!!  (I will haunt you forever if you get some “holier than thou” attitude.)
  • Take care of each other.  No matter how much you think you dislike each other now, grow up and be each other’s best friends.  call each other everyday, visit each other as often as you can.  I never regretted a second spent with my family.
  • There is good in every situation.  Remember, it’s not a bad life….it’s just a bad day.  (and you will have bad days, so be prepared)
  •  Cry….it’s ok to cry and when you do, let it all out.  I mean cry till your head hurts and your eyes are swollen.   I spent most of my life, especially in my 20’s and 30’s terrified for someone to see me fall apart.  I avoided weddings, funerals and sad movies simply because I didn’t want anyone to see me have any kind of emotional breakdown.   These past two years have taught me one thing……and that is Let is out!  Don’t hold in your emotions.  The Bible says in Psalms  “You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all the tears in your bottle.  You have recorded each one in your book.”   I want you to remember that verse every time a tear trickles down your face.
  • Don’t cry forever…I know I know, I just said to cry.   You can figure this one out on your own.
  •  Tell the truth.  You tell a lie, then you have to cover up that lie with another lie, and that lie with another lie…..then before you know it you have convinced yourself it was truth all along when all you have done is create a web of lies!!
  • There is a little button on your phone, it is red usually and it says “end”…..Don’t be afraid to press that button.
  •  There is also a green button on the phone, it says “call”….Don’t be afraid to use that button either.
  • YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!!!   Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.  Got it?
  • You can’t change people….so don’t try!!   Don’t even go there.
  •  Learn to love to read.  I know that right now reading is boring and you are not interested at all in picking up a book, but books can take you places you have never been or maybe places you will never get to go.   There is one book I want you to read everyday and that is the Bible….don’t be afraid to write in it, highlight your favorite verses and take notes.  Study it, memorize it, quote it….Use it as a guideline for your life, a weapon  when you are facing the devil head on, and gratitude when you are praising God.

Ok, so this is just the beginning.  I can already think of at least 294 things I can write about but Momma needs to get ready to take you to church.   You will be coming home from Daddy’s house soon and I can’t wait to give you a big hug and kiss.     Today you will be debuting your hip hop skills and beautiful whimsical moves as you make me proud on stage at your recital.

You make me proud everyday and I am eternally grateful to be called your Mommy…..

Until next time….I love you.

(so this blog is kinda meant for my kids, but I want to encourage each and everyone of you to make your own list for your kids or grandkids……make it your written legacy.  This is a priceless gift!!)

Until next time my friends, start your list.

The Day After Mothers Day

Just like that….another Mother’s Day is over.  No breakfast in bed this morning, flowers are already looking kinda puny, house is demolished from the previous day’s festivities, washing machine is making it’s rhythmic hum along with the dryer, dish washer is thoroughly cleaning yesterdays dishes, and the smoke is still lingering from the fire pit while the ants devour the remnants of graham cracker that are crumbled on the ground.

With a cup of black coffee in my grips, I sat down to read my devotions and reminisce a little before my day actually gets any more hectic. As I was reading this morning, I came across some interesting scripture that captured my heart this morning.

Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.

Proverbs 17:6 (NIV)

Proverbs 17:6 tells us that grandchildren are the crowns of the aged.  That means Granparents think that their Grandkids are more beautiful than crowns or jewels.  There are people in this world who wear diamonds and jewels that are probably worth more value than my house and car combined.   But what we have are far more valuable than diamonds or pearls.  Our kids and grandkids are priceless!!

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Yesterday, as I soaked in the glory of Mother’s day, I spent it with my own Momma, two Aunts, and my two beautiful sisters.   I studied them carefully yesterday as my Dad held on to the arm of my Aunt as they slowly walked up the steps.  I saw the years in her eyes as she told me she wished she could laugh as much as I did.   Her advice to me: “Please love your kids. They don’t need fancy clothes or vacations, they need your unconditional love. Never stop going to church and always pray.”

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My second mom/Aunt was overwhelmed with flowers, cards, candies and hugs yesterday.  She never had kids of her own, but honestly she is the most selfless human being on this earth.  I take after her in so many ways, we can both cry at “the drop of a hat”, we have laughed till I have seen her literally pee her pants (not because of old age), and she loves my babies as if they were her own.   Just like she always loved me, with an overwhelming love only a Mother can give.    Her advice to me:  “Church is free, teach your kids the importance of Jesus and show them the way to everlasting life.”

Both of my sisters and I spent the day taking needless “selfies”, swinging on the swings with the kids, laughing hysterically at each other, laying in the grass in the back yard talking about our ornery kids and work, school, husbands and significant others.   We shared pictures and asked for advice.  By the end of the day, we smelled like smoke from the fire pit and the Greenbrier River where we stuck our toes in the water while we yelled at the kids not to splash us.    My advice to them:   Don’t ever change!!

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I saved the best for last……My precious Momma.

A wife of noble character who can find?  She is worth far more than rubies.  Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.  She brings good and no harm all the days of her life….and works with eager hands…….She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family…….her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also and he praises her.

Proverbs 31 (NIV)

My mom is the “backbone” of this family.  She works from daylight till dark cooking, cleaning, and even still irons my dad’s hankies.  She has been a faithful wife and a caregiver to her daughters and 7 grandchildren.   She is not only my mom, she is the best friend I ever had.  She is my shoulder to cry on and she has taught me the art of forgiveness.  She prays everyday for my Daddy, her daughters, her grandkids, and for her son in laws.   Everyone is welcome in her home and she never knows a stranger.  She has a contagious laugh and beautiful smile and is full of love and confidence that “all things work together for good”.

Her advice:   BE HAPPY….and

Commit your ways to the Lord and He will establish your plans.

Proverbs 16:3 9 (NIV)

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Yep, it’s over….the one day where us Mother’s get to sit back and enjoy the warm hugs, the laughter, muddy feet, and stinky river kisses and dirty bath water.   It is the one day when we can look at our kids and smile, and know they we are so special we had a whole day created just for us!!!  I am so proud to be Cat and Adam’s Mom…..

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My advice to them:   Don’t ever doubt my undying love for you.  (I adore you two precious angels)   Love God, love yourselves, and love each other.   Make memories with me and don’t forget them.  Make each day count and never give up.

Until next time…..Happy “day after” Mother’s day.

(Now get to work, this house isn’t going to clean itself!!!!)

 

What a Day!

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Ever wake up with the overwhelming feeling that today is destined to be doomed before it even begins? Well, this little bundle of sunshine felt that way this morning.

The kids happened to be in an amazing mood as they giggled and took selfies all morning. My preteen has discovered her beauty through the world of selfies and Instagram.  I have limited her Instagram to a minimum of two selfies a day and gave her a speech about vanity. Although I did chuckle as her dad and I both agreed this morning that we do have some good looking kids.

After I dropped the kids off at school I came home to a long list of chores ahead of me.   Dry Wall dust still lingers in my house as I am thoroughly spring cleaning each room.  I went to the courthouse to apply for my passport for my 10 day trip to Haiti in July,  and oh yeah did I happen to mention I’m a full time college student?

One day I decided at 38 years old I wanted to do something for myself. Most women would go to the spa or maybe take a trip to the Bahamas, I decided to put myself through school.  I am in my third semester and decided yesterday that I am changing my major. I want to keep this a secret for a while, but I think a lot of people will be very surprised when they find out what I changed my major to.  I cannot be happier with my decision.

This is finals week so I am very busy.  I have a thesis due this week , two tests, a discussion board, and also a biblical dictionary project. Last week I had a biblical dictionary project due and I chose to do it on Hosea.    I wrote that paper with nothing but confidence and when I submitted it to Professor Rick I knew I aced it….I felt like Ralphie on A Christmas Story when he proudly gave his teacher his theme about the Red Rider BB gun.  He day dreamed as his teacher applauded his beautiful paper and she gave him an A+++++++++.  Only to be snapped back into reality with a C- and a note attached “you’ll shoot your eye out”.   

I anxiously waited for my grades to be posted.  I also got a note attached via email saying ” I need you to re write this essay and turn it back in by Sunday.”  I got a big fat 0%!!   

A zero!!!  On Hosea!  I have read and studied Hosea for two years ( thanks to my brother in law Tom, I will always be forever grateful).    I was appalled and mortified.    I rewrote the entire essay this morning only to get another email from my professor saying it’s all wrong again! 

This was the one paper I submitted with incredible confidence.  Every other paper I have ever written terrified me.  Yet I have made A’s on every paper and one is actually being published. 

I spent the morning it absolute terror and frustration.   Then I decided that maybe I should write on Job, since I felt by this point I have the patience of Job. I wrote the entire essay, not completely satisfied, but I figured that it would get the job done. Instead of saving it, I deleted the entire essay. (Oops)

Then I decided maybe I wasn’t supposed to write about Job after all. I thought about writing on Adam, until I got a bad attitude because God didn’t want adam to be alone so he created Eve.   Then they sinned in the Garden of Eden, and well you know the rest. I scratched Adam off my list.

After spending all morning long staring at the computer screen,  my deflated ego and I decided to change the scenery and soak up some Spring sun on the back porch.   Guess what happened next?  Dandelions!!!   I found myself taking a walk in my backyard blowing those little willows and making wishes.  I was reminded of the saying “some see a weed, I see a wish”.    It was also then I was reminded that the yard needed mowed AGAIN.    As if I didn’t have enough to do,  I hopped on the mower.  While I was starting the mower in the garage I was staring at the cinderblock wall ahead of me, and I was prompted to pray.   I thanked God for my beautiful, complicated, somewhat hectic life. I put on my headphones to Casting Crowns and I took off mowing and singing at the top of my lungs, I am quite certain I was louder than the mower but I was determined to praise God!  

I looked out of the corner of my eye and to my surprise,  our neighbor Miss Brenda darted across the street waving at me on her mower as she  started mowing my grass.  I took the front and back yard and she took on the dreaded hill.   She cut an hour off of my yard work today!!  After we finished, she drove the mower over and I gave her a huge hug.  I couldn’t thank her enough for her kindness.  She said ” something told me you might need some help today”.

God…you are there aren’t you?

The day just got better.  I sold our swing set, the kids and I designed our new backyard space in our heads, I cleaned the entire yard which led to a fire in the fire pit, we played some basketball,  kids took a walk with the neighbord, we did some tree house swinging and made ice cream sundaes.   Best part? Tucking them into bed and listening to their sweet honest prayers.

As I type….um, for the Second time because I accidently deleted my first blog. (I can’t make this stuff up…haha)  I find myself sitting next to the crackling fire and staring at the million stars in the sky.  I realize the importance of making every second count.  School will be there tomorrow.  So will the yard, laundry,  dry wall dust.
I was reminded today of the kindness of others and now I will do my best to pay it forward.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 NIV
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work; If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!

I won’t be writing anymore this week. I am going to take a couple of days off and get some studying in while I spend some time with the people I love….let’s call it a mini vacation.

Until next time my friends!!
Oh and by the way, to all you single mom’s out there with a little thing on the side called a full time job…..You Rock!!!