Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. I have so much to be thankful for...

* My husband who loves me, flaws and all. He holds me up, he makes me laugh, he gets me and I get him, my very best friend, the love of my life. I thank God for him!
* Bug, my 10 year old man-child. I love him for all that he is... funny, charming, smart-mouthed, loving, witty, intelligent, gorgeous, sarcastic, stand-offish, independent, loyal, and everything else that makes him who his is... fully mine. Thank you God for the gift that he is.
* Monkey, my 7 year old little boy. I love him for being madly in love with his family, funny, silly, cuddly, sneaky, needy, high-maintenance, charming, outgoing, friendly, smart, eager, and a little bit mine, and a lot his daddy's. Thank you God for allowing me to have him in my life.
* My extended family: My mom, my dad, my mother-in-law, my father-in-law, my step-people, my in-law people, my aunts, my uncles, my cousins. Thank you for each of these.
* My family by choice: My wonderful friends - the ones I've known forever, the ones I've recently met. I don't trust easily, but for those to whom I've given my trust, I trust them completely and I thank God for them daily.
* My students, who bring joy to my life everyday. I love them as though they are my own. Thank you for making me laugh every day, for making me crazy on occasion, and for trusting me with who you are. I love you just as God has created you.

I have been blessed beyond measure, beyond all that I deserve. I will thank God forever for His grace and His love and the life I have only because of who He is and who He allows me to be.

Sunday, November 02, 2008


I do not often talk politics and I may never do so in this forum again, but for today...

My pastor gave an awesome sermon Sunday morning and I feel compelled to put it out there. If I could broadcast it on CNN and Fox News, I would. He started with this statement, "Either your faith drives your politics or your politics drive your faith."

Here are my notes:

Know what you need to know... READ! Know the issues and remember that the most important issue is FAITH. Compare what the candidates say to what God says. Proverbs 14:34

Do what you ought to do... VOTE! God has given us a responsibility. Vote for the candidate who is more concerned with being Biblically correct than politically correct. Proverbs 11:14

Call on the One worth calling on... PRAY! God is not a democrat or a republican. He is for a Theocracy, where He is in control. Pray for His strength, power, and control. Proverbs 33:12

Trust in the One who is trustworthy... TRUST! Do not put your faith in either candidate. Put your faith in Jesus alone. God is God and He is still on His throne. Proverbs 146:3

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Kids say the funniest things

I got a wild hair to visit this deserted blog and realized it was so nice to be able to read back over what was going on at different times in my life (even with as few entries as I have). I mean, who remembers their child's bout of diarrhea their first week of Pre-K? And now he's in first grade with no diarrhea to speak of.

My children say hilarious things every day. I often call my husband or call my mom just to tell them so someone else will know... maybe help me remember. I want to remember all of those wonderful, witty things that come out of their mouths, and unfortunately I've already forgotten so much. I'm hoping to get some of those saved here, so that the next time I go three years without posting, I can come back and giggle at the geniuses my children are.

Bug turned 10 about two weeks ago, and Monkey turned 7 last week. I can't believe how big they are. They bring so much joy and craziness to my life every day. And when on earth did I get old enough to have such big children?! I've become one of those women, who start every sentence with, "I remember when...." Wow, I'm old.