July 20, 2014

So glad to be back! I've missed you.

I can't believe its almost been a year since my last blog post!



I moved my daughter from Canada to Seattle, then Seattle to home in the time I was away. She's happily settled now and going to college, and working two jobs. Well almost settled, she's moving out of our house into another house with roommates by August 1st. I said no rush as I rather enjoy seeing her for a minute or two in passing (in the time it takes for her to shower, change, and eat & go out out again). But she had made up her mind before she moved back she wasn't staying long. Hmmm guess free rent, food, etc wasn't a great incentive...lol. So I've asked her to promise to not be a stranger ;)


I have a new nephew and is just the cutest guy. I spent a good few months getting his nursery ready, with help of course. I will post pictures and tell you all about it soon.


My health has been up and down. Fibromylsia isn't the easiest thing to live with. I have good days and bad days. Thankfully I can say I have more good days. I limit my alcohol, and other foods. I've learned to get lots of sleep and rest throughout the day. Even if its sitting down for a couple of minutes.


Thank goodness for my faith in God. He has been with me every step of the way. I've literally asked for faith the size of a mustard seed because its been easy to question his plan for me in the midst of my daily life. But I've come to the realization he is teaching me in the small things every day. I'm spending more time with him privately. Reading his love letter to me. If I can't deal with the small things how can he give me the big things? He's really molding me this year, to depend on him and not on my own understanding. I'm not in control. What?! lol. 

I've made some new friends in the last year.  I'm excited as a new friend and I  realized we have the same dream to start a business with our creative talents. Our ideas were so similar, I will tell you more as we get going and figure it all out ourselves. We are both very excited as the timing couldn't be better, as we both have been involved with family life and its been on our hearts and minds for some time now. We both had been praying separately the desire of our hearts and I don't believe in coincidences.


I've hoped you missed me as much as I've missed all of you! I've always enjoyed reading your comments and knowing there's quite a lot of you out there visiting by my stats. Please do comment and invite me to visit with you, I do come by. Until then....take care!


July 24, 2013

Heart of Praise

Hi everybody, its been a crazy three weeks.

My daughter changed colleges. She's pursuing Interior Design
So first we held our breath waiting to see if the new college would accept her. They did along with award money. Then we spent days in a new city looking for a place for her to live. Then we packed up her belongings (in Canada) and moved her into her new place (in the States) with a small U-Haul, Suburban, and Subaru. Whew, we are exhausted as we covered several hundred miles back and forth. But as you know, as parents you will do anything for your child (within reason) of course. Its all worth it as she thrilled and excited to be attending a great college. I have to say, the girl is brave, not afraid of change, and a lot more ambitious then I was at her age. 

Being home for the last two days has been wonderful. Tired of course but so glad to be sleeping in our bed. Today I felt the tug of the Holy Spirit. As I was reading my Bible and my inspirational readings I was reminded over and over how we are to have a heart of praise.

Psalms 100:4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

"The expression of gratitude and thanks to God magnifies His majesty and power. As we bring our attention to His sovereignty, whilst still remembering what He has done for us, our faith is stirred up and our hope for what is come is increased." 
Hillsong: 40 Days of Revival.

Isn't that beautiful? What a beautiful promise and all because we give him praise!

These two songs moved me today. Maybe they will for you too. 

Have a wonderful day!