Monday, July 27, 2009

My New Favorite Season

I have always thought of myself as someone who saw the beauty in everything and everybody(LOL). But seriously, I do see myself as a cup half-full than a half-empty kind of gal.

But today I am officially hating summer!!!!!!!

I am so tired of the 100+ temps! It is freaking hot down here. My kids don't want to go outside in the 110 weather, so they watch Phineas and Ferb about 10 times a day. They are living vicariously through those crazy brother's summer, how sad!!!

And having to work all summer(seriously sucks!) This is a first for me and I am not liking it one bit!!!

Crazy summer storms that pop up and tear down your town and leave you without electricity for hours and hours and you have to sleep with an ice pack! Yes, did that last night!

SO....... I have a new favorite Season, Fall. Fall is soooo wonderful! Cool breezes, kids
playing in the leaves( too bad we won't have any leaves to play in because all
the trees died!)
Finding that perfect pumpkin!
Arts and Crafts shows
I am in a better mood already.

Monday, July 20, 2009


Clayton at All-Star game.

Clayton and Memaw at 5th grade award ceremony

He has the best buds!!!! John Reid, Robert, and Aaron

Mrs. Welch-Awesome teacher

Mrs. Cab- Awesome teacher and Below Mr. Hodges and Clayton

Today, is Bragging on Clayton day. I love my kiddos and I am dedicating a blog to each of them. Clayton, being my first born kiddo is the first.
The most important reason I love this kiddo so much is that He accepted Christ as His Saviour this summer. I couldn't be more happy to know that His home will be in Heaven with me and his dad.
Clayton is an amazing student. Don't know where that came from!!!! But I take all the credit!! He has an amazing love of the written word. I almost grounded him one evening for reading with his flashlight when I told him it was time for bed. LOVE IT!! His favorite books are the Eragon series, Alex Rider series, Harry Potter, Chronicles of Narnia, yes Twilight!!, really anything that grabs his attention. He has read so many books I can't remember them all. He memorized all of the first chapter of John for LTC. He has an amazing memory, again don't know where he got it. I can't remember what I ate last week!!! He loves baseball-playing and watching- I do know where he got that from-his Big Daddy!!!
He had great teachers this year in 5th grade that encouraged his strengths and didn't try to tame him. We have been blessed with great teacher all through his Intermediate years.
He also looks just like his dad! I just birth them, you know!! They look nothing like me!
Well, thanks for bearing with me as I pump up my children ( that will probably never read this)
I am so blessed!!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The Self-Pity Pit

Do you ever fall into the self-pity pit? You know the one where you lament about all that is going wrong in your life. At times my pit is VERY large and I get lost in there. I have been in this pit for months now and I am tired of the view. Because in that pit lives depression, anger, jealousy, greed, and self-loathing. Not very good companions!! Satan has a lounge chair in the pit. He whispers "God is not hearing you" in your ear. He feeds you the crumbs of doubt everyday. He is right at home in this vile pit. And Satan knows how hard it is to climb out. He is pulling at your feet as you are reaching up to God for help.

Today, I read that Phil Michelson's (famous golfer for all you non -sports moms)mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. His wife was diagnosed in April of this year with the same type of cancer. I was listening to christian radio yesterday when I heard a horrific story of a family that was driving home from ministering to a group of Native Americans and their struggle with alcoholism and was hit head-on by a drunk driver. The mother, grandmother, one of the children were killed in that crash. The drunk driver was not seriously injured but his pregnant wife and unborn child were killed instantly.

How is my self-pity pit looking now? I am blessed beyond measure. I could list them all but it would take days. But just that I am a child of God and that His grace covers me is the most profound blessings I own. They are the ladder out of the pit. In fact they can fill the pit completely. Satan is buried with God's grace.

Psalms 40:1-3
I waited patiently for the Lord;
He turned to me and heard my cry.
He Lifted me out of the slimy pit.
Out of the mud and mire. And
gave me a firm place to stand.
He put a new song in my mouth;
A hymn of praise to our God
Many will see and fear
and put their trust in the Lord

I am trying to shovel dirt into my pit. Please bear with me dear friends.
I have a big hole to fill, but with God's help and yours I can begin to be the
person God desires me to be. If you have a shovel handy, come on over!