Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Sunday Monday and Tuesday, I'm a little overwhelmed with packing and all I have left to do. I have to tell you my daughter is so excited she is 6 years old, and when she woke up this morning she said to me I'm so excited we only have 5 days, then tomorrow it's 4, then 3, then 2 then 1 day and we move, I can't wait. Her saying it of course is much better then me saying it. She is so into change it's amazing, she doesn't shy away from change at all, where as my son who is 9, is embracing the move well but not with the enthusiasm his sister is. He understands that we are being obedient to God and that he will provide for us. Which he has and we are so blessed and thankful. All thought last week I pick the kids up from School and we drove over to the new house and checked out the neighbor hood and saw the bus they would be riding, as well as were it will pick up and drop them off and they got to see some other kids that were around there ages who lived close by. Anyway we are at 4 and counting.

Saturday, March 28, 2009


I'm behind on my count down, I missed Thursday,and wasn't up and about on Friday. Today I was busy packing with my hubby, so here we are at 7. Wow. Is it time to do the surface sweep yet, no not yet but soon. If anyone out there doesn't know what the surface sweep is ask and I'll fill you in.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Right now I'm stressed and worried (or trying not to worry)Which is making it hard for me to be thankful in a happy loving way. There is so much to be thankful for, but for me that emotion isn't there right now.

I'm thankful that I can be thankful for the many blessings in my life even when I don't feel it overwhelmingly at that exact moment. Sometimes in life other emotions are so overpowering that we don't always feel the good ones. I've learned a while back when I went through the Post Partum Depression with my kids that feelings can't be trusted unless they are backed by our faith and fact. So I know that even though I'm not feeling thankfulness right now because of other things that are weighing me down, my faith and the facts tell me without an ounce of doubt that I'm thankful deep down where it really matters.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Wow 10 days until we move. Will we have it all done. I thinks so. We are so excited to start this new adventure in our life. It's going to be a learning curve for us and a stretch space wise, but good. We are use to haveing a place for just about everything and plenty of room for more. At the new house we will have to really search our hearts and needs hard and deep to determine what we can do without, right down to how many sheet set we have storage room for per bed. I'm going to have to dig deep looking for that organized person I know I can be but haven't embrassed. I'm ready for the challenge, I hope my family is also. If not they will have to be soon.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Counting down.
I can't figure out how to make the numbers look better so it is what it is.

Monday, March 23, 2009


I wrote this post about a year ago, I'm not sure why I didn't post it, but today as I noticed it in my drafts I thought I should post it even thought it's almost a year old I hope you enjoy it.

I was reminded just now or even a little yesterday, that it's so easy to totally miss the blessing that God has given us day in and day out. I started my blog with the what a Gift Name for a specific reason to remind myself of the many blessings that God has given me and continues to give me. I think I have lost sight of acknowledging Gods gifts in my life especially in my blog. It's funny today as my children were looking for Easter eggs I had to keep telling my 8 year old to look high and leave the low ones for my 5 year old, but he continued to gravitate to the low eggs, so I kept on reminding him. I was thinking that is how we sometimes are as Christians but in reverse we are always looking for the high/big/out of this world miracle from God and we forget to look low and see the everyday miracles he has given us. It's so easy to think that we succeeded on our own abilities, or that we didn't spend enough time letting God help us so we must have done it ourselves. The reality of the situation is that even the littlest things that we think we did ourselves were done by God we just don't take the time to acknowledge it and thank him for it. I believe that nothing happens in this world that God hasn't placed into motion so for me to say I did this or that is essentially not giving credit where credit is due. I want to say to God at this time, Thank you for everything, one thing in particular I've lost sight of for so long and just recently have with your leading and provisions saw again is the gift of art that you've given me and helped me to see again. It's been so long that I didn't know if I could even draw or paint again, I asked for your help and guiding and you allowed me to see it again. I rediscovered what was always there. Thanks,


Counting down

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Counting Down

This is going to be a short post because I promised my wonderful hubby I would fall asleep as we watch a movie together tonight, HA HA!!!!!! If you know me you know that is so true it's not even funny I think as soon as I sit after a long week, day, life, it's so quick I just can't help myself and I fall a sleep. There are time when I hear him say Melissa did you see that, well know not with my eye lids over my eye!!! (she says dripping in SARCASM )
Anyway I thought I would find another way to stress myself out since I have very little stress right now ( another joke) by setting up a count down until the BIG MOVE!!!!


Tomorrow my number will be bigger and better.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Spring Break

I'm not sure about most of the country, but in our house Spring Break consisted of fevers, sleeping, television, headaches, and stomach aches. Despite all that we were able to have one great day of no illnesses and leave the house. The kids decided they wanted to go to the Zoo. Elexis told me yesterday that her favorite animal was an elephant because there first 3 letters are the same, and wonted to know when the Henson Robinson Zoo would get an Elephant. I told her I didn't think they would because it was to big but she could as Jackie when we went next. So today she asked her and was very shy which isn't like her, but found out that there just wasn't room for an elephant to live at the Zoo, but we had a good time anyway. I've posted some picture of our fun day. I'm surprised how much the kids really just love the animals and visiting the Zoo.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


I'm to wordy for wordless Wednesday but I wanted to post pictures of my wonderful laundry room that I'm leaving. My mom and I spend 3days painting the laundry room in stages and putting the clouds on the walls. Two of the Clouds I put my wonderful kid's names in and then I hung up the special clothing I had saved over the year. Like there first swim suits and clothes we brought them home from the hospital in Spider man costume and princess gown, as well as the first pair of big kid underwear. Now we are moving which we are very excited about, we are following Gods lead and can't wait. I have to say I'm going to miss walking into my laundry room and remembering the wonderful help my mom was to me in decorating it, and how excited I was to put my kids names on the wall. It's always hard to leave memory behind, but we know there is a lot more to be made at the new house.

Wordless Wednesday

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Bucket Post

I just read a great Post about buckets fillers and bucket dippers at this website http://sandrahersey.wordpress.com/2009/03/11/bucket-filler-or-dipper-which-are-you/ I don't' know how to link so I just copied and pasted the address above. I was so encouraged when I read this. One thing I thought about was how in my everyday life I tend to fill buckets on a daily bases outside of my own home. You know friends, extended family, co-workers, acquaintances, but are we filling bucket of the people who live in our own house. This morning my precious daughter who hates to get up in the morning for school yells every time you turn the light on. Can't I go to school later why does it have to start so early, the sun isn't up yet you get the idea right. Well this morning we let her sleep an extra 10 minutes which is a lot for a 6 year old who doesn't really understand time yet. Like how long is 5 mins really, we had three minutes until she had to head out to catch the bus, and she was fiddling with her socks and shoes because they didn't feel right, I could have filled her bucket by going and fixing her socks for her and helping her along, but I didn't I was feeling the pressure of those extra 10 minutes of sleep and told her to just get her shoes on and get moving because the bus was going to be here soon. She busted out into tears, I felt terrible because I could have done more to be more ready myself which in turn would help her to be more ready. To make a long story come to an end I guess what I'm saying is don't neglect filling the buckets of the people closest to you, they will love you forever no matter what because your mom,dad, aunt,or even the grandparents, but don't we all want more then that, we want to be loved because we loved, especially those closest to us.

Thankful Thursday

Today I'm going to post a very simple Thankful Thursday, It's funny how sometimes we try to be so deep and encouraging that we make somethings way harder then they need to be. So today I'm going to be very simple and hopefully to the point. I have a friend who God has made our paths cross a lot in the last 3 years but we just really never connected, like really connected. Resently we have really started to connect more and I being my help everyone else self thought that maybe God wanted me to do something for her, so I started contacting her more started taking her meal once in a while mostly because I like to cook for other and take people food that I think if tasty, but also becasue she was weak and not feeling well. Little did I know that she would help me out more then I could have ever helped her out. I struggle with Anxiety and depression mostly with health issues concerning myself and my family, and she has been a person that has been able to help me to be at peace and calm through out the whole process of the health issues I've been going through. So today I'm thankful for my friend who has blessed me through Gods love when I thought I was suppose to bless her.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Thankfull Thursday

There is a two new host for Thankful Thursday, this month it hosted at Spiritually Unequal Marriage her web address follows http://unequalmarriage.typepad.com/. I wasn't sure what to be thankful for today our blessing have somewhat ran together for the last couple of weeks and I didn't want to sound redundant, so I thought I would check the host blog out to get a little inspiration.

I'm thankful that the blog sphere is full of people who live there live in a real way which helps to inspire those of us who need a little encouragement and inspiration.
I'm thankful for Lynn's mom for calling her this morning with this verse Proverbs 9:10a "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom" because it inspired me to think about fear in relationship to God. We all have fears of some kind or another, but this is a different kind of fear. I'm thankful that God is patient, he waits for us to understand what it means to respect him and humble ourselves enough to learn what he has to teach us and that is what that verse means to me.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Bitter Sweet

It's something when your so blessed you can't get off your knees, but to also be so heart broken you can't get off you knees either. I've been blessed in so many ways, it's like God has decided to pour out a life time of love on me in just one simple moment, WOW!!!! Sometimes there is that one thing, that you want more then anything and the only way he can bless you is to be there to hold your hand and love on you as your going through it because for some reason that you don't know you have to go through it. My friend and I have talked about the struggles of live and she is awesome, she's like bring it on God I want to be refined in your fire. I'm like I've been there I just want to sit out this time and maybe the next too. Maybe that makes me a wimp and maybe that shows a lack of faith I don't know for sure the only thing I know for sure is God doesn't let me sit out because he knows what is best for me, he knows I need refined in the fire, to be stronger and more in love with him. Our Pastor this last week did a great sermon that you could listen to at the following website it you wonted to: http://www.wschurch.org/ In short about waisted time. He talked about how many Saturdays he had until his 16 year old left home and how many had passed by already. It made me think about my own life with my children and my own passions and desires. God has given all of us gifts, and talents to use for his kingdom, and I've spent a lot of Saturdays putting off the work that God has put in my heart. I've done a lot of what God has asked me and I've spent a lot of time with my wonderful family which I would never change. As I'm going through this struggle with my eyes and my vision getting worse and worse, I've begun to think about all the times God has given me images in my heart and mind and said paint this for me, make this for me and I tucked it away in my mind or my sketch book and said some day when life is not so crazy I'll do it. I believe God is going to take care of this problem and not let me go blind, but in the mean time I'm going to do my very best to fulfill my God given purpose as I see it and follow through on the promises I've made.