Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I've been awarded!

*Sorry to make this a mystery for you all . . . *

I just got so busy . . .

Well here's the deal . .Happy Momma from Happy Home gave me . . .



The Smile Award
and this:
Well, the good things with awards is that you get to pass the love on . . .so here's some of the blogs I love, and those that make me smile that I'll award these to . . .
  1. State Side *new blogger* Very funny friend! Always makes me smile! I HEART YOU GIRLFRIEND!
  2. My life as JulieMom . . .not to mention she has the biggest brain that I know of . . .
  3. Entropy hearts and hugs your way cous'!
  4. Sermon on the Mount of Laundry heart heart heart . . . .
  5. Virginia's Family Adventures funny, frank, full of love . . . y'all rock!


Sunday, August 17, 2008

Just now

My just-turned-three year old came up to me with a piece of paper that was all taped up with packaging tape.

He wanted me to open it for him, because despite his best efforts he wasn't able to break the tape.

I went into the office, got the letter opener and with a quick motion broke the tape.

I passed the now open page to him and he says emphatically with an adorable lisp . . .

"That's my girl!"

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Proof we've got to get out of the city.

While traveling in the mountains, with the pines surrounding us, and the cool sunshine beaming down my daughter cry out from the back

"Taste the air with your tongue mom! It's delicious!"

Monday, August 11, 2008

My Walk Mondays

My Walk Monday

I have a ton of stuff to do today, and a missionary friend just took my two eldest so I have to make this quick to take advantage of the kid-less home . . .

God just about brought me to tears this morning with this verse:

He tends his flock like a shepherd: he gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young.

Isaiah 40:10

The emphasis is mine . . . but I didn't want you to miss it . . . I am His lamb and you see, He carries me close to His heart! When I dwell on that I can almost hear His heartbeat.

But more - he gently leads those that have young - that's me. Praise Him for his gentle leading, because I do feel so lost on my own. And I've been feeling so tired lately as those of you who are close to me know.

This road trip we did with my husband fading away before my eyes with kidney failure has been the hardest trial I have been through of late. As he has been able to do less and less I have had to take on more and more, and his care too . . . My head swims with all the "what ifs" and "what nows" that need to be addressed. That is why this verse so touched my heart. I am blessed this morning knowing that I am gently lead and carried.

Praise God for that!

Gently lead and carried.