Thursday, October 16, 2008

Wedding Dress

OK today was the day. Doodle and I went wedding dress shopping. There are so many things I could say, but the most important things is this: I am really glad I was able to do this with her. We have an appointment to try dresses on next Tuesday. I am looking forward to see her in a dress.

They set a date. October 24, 2009. DEER HUNTING SEASON. Dennis is not happy at all! He is upset about the whole thing.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


My big goal/prayer in life has been boundaries. I knew what it meant, but I had absolutely know idea how to make them. Prayer is amazing and God never lets us down. I have been so amazed and very thankful that He is showing me everything I need to know. I am about share what He has taught me.

First of all I believed this lie; it is rude to stand up for yourself. I thought "turn the other cheek" was the "right" thing to do. The Bible really tells us something very different. When did Jesus say "turn the other cheek"? Never! What a lie I told myself. The pages of the new testament are filled with stories of Jesus doing just the opposite. Jesus was not a door mat and He has shown me He doesn't want me to be one either. Why did it have to take 40 years to figure that out?

Then next thing I learned is I only have 24 hours a day. I can't continue to fit 30 hours in a day. I can't continue to burn the candle at both ends and in the middle. Now don't get me wrong, I will always be a busy person. That is just how I am. I am happy being busy. What I am beginning to learn is I have to seek God's direction on what He wants me to do in the 24 hours He gives me. I feel less stressed doing the things God wants me to do and not all the things I THINK I need to do.

Boundaries mean I DON'T HAVE TO BE PERFECT! Yes, I said it!

I love people. Just love to love on people. But, there is only one of me. I want to help and love all the people I can. How am supposed to decide who I can and can't spend time with? Guess what? I don't have to. My God is doing that for me. I have found there are a lot of people that like to talk about what they need/want to do. Or what they know they should do. Well, God is showing me the people that get off the couch are the people that are ready to make a life change. I am going to spending my time on people that are not sitting on the couch waiting. My life would not have changed if I sat on the couch talking about changing.

God has also taught me that I don't have to do it myself. He brings people in to my life that help me do His work. Oh, how I love my God!!!!

Boundaries! They are a good thing!!!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Mother-Daughter Time

Yesterday was one of those days I wouldn't change. I woke up with a terrible headache, went to work and couldn't get a thing done. I went home and I had the house all to myself. Boy, had I not had a headache I would have been in Heaven. Anyway, when my daughter got home from work I had the most precious time with with her. We have always enjoyed mother-daughter time. We watched a good chick flick and just hung out. It reminded me of my sweet little girl. She was so wonderful and so attentive. I so needed that time with her.

With all that said, I can't even begin to tell you how many time her phone buzzed. How annoying! Can anyone just turn a cell phone off for awhile. I know I am as guilty as the next person. Just every once in awhile it would be so nice to be excluded from the whole world.

I was finally able to talk to Doodle, my daughter, about wedding dress shopping. It went really well. She said she didn't think I was interested in going. I told her even though I have concerns about the marriage, doesn't mean I don't' want to share the wedding with her. I am very thankful from my friends advice.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

First Blog

Well this is my first blog, so here we go! God has blessed with two of the most amazing women and I am trying to keep up with them. So I find myself blogging. I am not sure about it yet, but I think I can get the hang of it.

I have had a very busy year. Well actually, I have had a real busy life. I find myself trying to fit in everything I can. I am not sure why I always feel like I don't have enough time. Why did God only give us 24 hours a day? I think I need about 30.

My family officially expanded a month ago. My son married the most beautiful young lady. We are so happy. The wedding was wonderful, but went way to fast. I had so many favorites, but my 2 favorites were my dance with my son and the cake smash. Not only did the couple smash cake in each others face (yes I put them up to it) but, my son turned and smashed cake in my face. If I hadn't been holding my 4 week old niece it would have been ON!

It was an amazing day that will be a wonderful memory always. I was able to spend so much time with my daughter-in-law and wouldn't trade it for anything. I thank God for her!