Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Wednesday's Walk - 24 Yrs Ago Today

It's Wednesday's Walk .........

A look back at something special anything that has some special meaning to you. Just click on the button to join in.

I wanted to post something on a happy side this week but since this Wednesday fell on the anniversary of a day that was a horrible but terrific also I could feel that God was near.

I'm a not the normal girl. When I was young I loved playing with trucks and playing in the dirt. Well as I got older things never changed. I liked to go play in the woods and hike. My Mom used to joke and say you should have been a boy.

Well one day a good friend of ours was selling his 3 wheeler cause he recently purchased a new one. Well guess what I wanted to buy it. I have rode them a lot and I was 20 yrs old and had my own money. I did it and I rode all the time. I loved my bike. I had a trail on my parents property plus I loved to ride through the creek.

Well March 31st 1986 - A horrible accident happened. I had been riding all afternoon. It was a nice warm spring day. My little sister wanted a ride , we had done it many times before. The only thing is your not supposed to haul anyone on these. You are not supposed to ride on paved roads either , it is a off road bike.
We broke the rules and on the way back from riding into the small town we lived in which was only 3 minutes from my parents. I hit some loose gravel with the knobby tires and we ran through the Amish neighbor's barb wire fence. I can remeber going to hit the fence and no chance to jump. I remember getting up and feeling my neck and there were 2 holes that blood was just running so hard out of. I thought I would prolly die. My sister didn't get hurt bad just a few scrapes. I was taken to the hospital with my clothes shredded on me. I was so scared and I wondered trying to stay calm if I would live ?

Well things turned out on a good note. I had over 200 stitches in me. It missed my jugular vein by a inch. I'm sorry I don't have any pictures to share but I was wrapped from head to toe , I looked like a mummy. I can remember my Mom having to wash my hair for me and I was 21 yrs old. That is something I never will forget. At that time in my life my hair was a big deal ,oh well. I was so glad that God was with me that day. I ended up healing it took a lot of time but I got there. No broken bones , I have a few scars but I'm so glad I made it and didn't die. So this day was horrible but also terrific that I am able to be here and talk about it.

God Bless

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Post It Note Tuesday

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Monday, March 29, 2010

11 Months

Wow 11 Months ........

So hard to believe that today Carly is 11 months old.

She weighs 23 lbs , 28 inches long.

She has 4 teeth and working on more. She has been so good about it just likes to chew on everything but rarely ever cries.

She is starting to take steps. The only person she will walk to is Mom when she decides to try it.

I found this cute shirt at Walmart the other day and it only cost 50 cents. Mom just had to get it , LOL

Anyway 1 month until the Big Number # 1 and so hard to believe.

This morning I had to run by the store to pick up a few things and Jennifer wanted Carly to ride with her. I just had to share these.

Have a great day !!!!!!!

God Bless

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday in Heaven

Today I'm remembering a very special little girl Carleigh. Happy 1st Birthday in Heaven. I'm praying that God give the family peace today and always.

God Bless

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Six Word Saturday

Here is how it works using six words , describe your life ( or something ) in a phrase.

Happy Birthday " Marie " Love you bunches !!!

Today my daughter Marie turns 8 yrs old. So hard to believe. Time goes by so fast. We don't have a lot of plans. Just going out for lunch and then the neighbor boy has a birthday party too at 3 pm. Then after Dad gets home from work and we have supper , we will open presents and have some Choc cake with Choc Frosting. Enjoy your day Marie !!!!! {{HUGS}}

Have a Happy 6WS and a Awesome upcoming wk.

God Bless

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Friday, March 26, 2010

Finally Friday

Happy Friday !!!!

Wow what a week this has been. Not real bad but I have had allergy problems. I lost my voice for a couple days. I'm sure my kids enjoyed that .... LOL. No Mom being able to get after them. Well at least yell if I needed. My son Ridge said the day I started to be able to talk, well lookout Mom is back. Such a funny boy !!! I have a Dr Appt on this coming Wed to get my allergy shot. So hoping it helps.

The weather has been crazy to...... Monday thru Wednesday was beautiful and warm. Took all the kids to the library on Monday to get books to read during there break. Then yesterday we woke up to a dusting of snow and a lot cooler out. Today it is in the 50's and then tomorrow is supposed to be 70 , WOW !!!!

We have a busy weekend planned and lots to do .........

More on that tomorrow !!!!

Have a Awesome Friday !!! Glad this week is over and hoping next week is better.

God Bless

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Wednesday's Walk - Every Woman's House

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This post is about a tough time in my life , but one that I could see how good God is everyday. Remembering this also makes me think of how strong you can be when you have to be.

This past week I was watching a show on TV , where a young girl had been beaten by her boyfriend. She was taken to the hospital by a friend. It brought back some memories of a time in my life. I was in a bad relationship with my older 2 children's father. It was hard and it wasn't real easy to walk away but knowing after myself getting beat on there was no way I could let something happen to those children God had blessed me with. So one day I got up the nerve and only took with me what I could get away with. Without much notice to there Father. A few days before I went to Every Woman's House ,in Wooster ,Ohio , I took some extra stuff to the sitter's. It was a hard time in my life but the shelter we went to I was able to still keep my job and had safety for us. I lived a pretty much normal life there. Had to do a chore in the morning and one at night plus see a counselor once a week. We stayed there for almost 3 months until we felt it was safe and I had went through the court system. I'm so glad there was something like that and that God was with us always through all of it.

Here is one of my favorite verses :

"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."
Philippians 4:13 (KJV)
God Bless

Monday, March 22, 2010

Ants , Ants and More Ants ............

Look what I woke up to this morning ...........

Lots of Black Ants , all over my living room window. I was putting out Ant Killer and Jennifer my five yr old said " Mommy it's a sign of Spring." Funny thing she is right. I just hope they leave soon. Last year we had them for a couple weeks. Carly looks at them and laughs so cute. :)

I guess I should say " Welcome Spring "

Have a great Monday !!
God Bless

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Swinging at the Park

Today we went to the park that we live beside. The kids have been wanting to go but lately seems like Mom has been so busy or the weather isn't warm enough for Carly. Well today the weather was great and I took the time. So off we went. Kids were excited since Carly is almost one and older now. Last summer and fall time she was still sorta little to do much. Well Marie wanted to be that big sister and push her on the swing.Carly liked it and even laughed but the pics I got with my phone were some of the serious side to swinging. I just had to share them.

The kids took her down the slide but I was so much watching them I didn't get any pictures, but there is always next time. Like prolly sometime this week since we are on break. Planning on a little lunchtime picnic one day this wk.

So here is Carly !!!!!

So Have a great week !!
God Bless

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Six Word Saturday

Here is how it works using six words , describe your life ( or something ) in a phrase.

A smile can change so much.

Did you ever stop and think of how much a smile means ??

Well yesterday when I went to pick up my children from school I seen a little girl crying. She is in my daughter's kindergarten class. I smiled at her and she sorta quit crying. I asked her what is wrong ? She said I don't think my Dad remembered to pick me up. I waited to see and about 5 minutes later he showed up. I was glad I smiled at her and so glad I asked. Smiles are great , better than frowning.

Have a Happy 6WS and a Awesome upcoming wk.

God Bless

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Friday, March 19, 2010

School's Out

School's Out for 3 weeks !!!!!

Mom is Happy .......

Kids are Happy ........

It should be a nice break. We don't have alot planned but there are 3 Birthday's !! The weather is staring to get nice. The kids all got great report cards. We also live right beside a very nice park....... so I know that will be a great place to take a little picnic at lunch time !!!

Dad is also happy , now he can go in a little earlier so he doesn't have to stay late at night when he has to work over. He takes the kids to school every morning. So all in all everyone will get to catch a little break. School doesn't start back until April 12th. I just love this year round school year and so do the kids. Of course Mom still has plans in making sure they still read a little everyday.

Have a great weekend !!

God Bless

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Something Fun and Easy ...........

Today I was busy making these Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes. That's what we call them here. My daughter Marie is having her early birthday party at school because Friday they go on break......

So we decided to make these.....

So I got busy this morning and started. They are really easy and fun to make. I was surprised at how many people here had never heard of them.

To make these just turn the oven to 350

Use your favorite cake mix.

Ice Cream Cones

Fill cones half full

Bake 15 - 20 mins

Cool and Frost and Decorate how you like.

I just love the fact there is no big mess and using those little cupcake papers.

I hope Marie has a great time at school tomorrow with them.

God Bless

Wednesday's Walk - Ridge 's Field Trip

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Today I'm remembering my son " Ridge ".

I was going through some pics from last school year and ran across this one. His second grade class went to the Fire Dept for a field trip. I just love this one because he looks just like my brother that has been a firefighter since he got out of High School, 25 yrs ago , Wow !!!! Ridge wants to be a fireman someday. I know that could change but he loves to help people. It takes a special person to do that.

Have a great Wednesday !!!!!

God Bless

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Threads of Hope - Lesson 4 - Anger

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Walking With You is an outreach of Sufficient Grace Ministries, led by Kelly Gerken. We are a group of mothers who have lost a baby or child. We gather together from different places on our journey, each month to share our stories, to encourage, and pray for one another as we walk this path together. Our hope is that you will be comforted when you join us here...and maybe that we can offer some grace for the journey as we look to the Lord for comfort and strength.

This month for Walking With You, we are starting something new. We will be going through the Threads of Hope, Pieces of Joy Bible Study for the next nine weeks. Even if you have not joined us previously, I hope you will join us for this. All are welcome. My prayer is that it will bring hope and much-needed encouragement to hearts that are grieving.

This week's lesson deals with Anger

Anger .......

This tough for me. I don't like getting angry. I would have to say probably no one does , not really.

First of all I was raised in a christian home and my parents were happily married. I hardly ever remember them being to upset and if they had little moments of not getting along it wasn't very much and after we went to bed. I can also remmeber if they had a fight that there was never any hitting it was just words. I can also remember my parents always saying never go to bed upset even us children. So this verse here I have heard many times in my parents home growing up and I use it today in mine.

Ephesians 4:26-27 (New International Version)
26"In your anger do not sin"[a]: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27and do not give the devil a foothold.

I also believe if my Father had not passed away when I was 21 my parents would still be together. So anger is difficult for me to show.

After my Father passed away I was very upset. I was 21 and a week before my birthday I was watching my Dad leave this earth. He had cancer and had suffered since June and now it was the end of August. Sometimes I found myself just wishing it would happen soon. No more pain but at the same time I loved my Dad so much. How could I live without my best friend. I made it with God but there was a very painful part of my heart now. He took my father away. I still hurt but the anger is not as bad as it used to be.

Then the day came twice 2 days I never wanted to ever have to go through losing a child. I can remember both of them very much just like yesterday. I was scared and wishing this wasn't happening so much. After the D & C and it was over in the days that followed my hurt and broken heart. I tried to read God's word and wonder to myself How can I love God when I hurt so much. I tried to keep things inside that's just me when troubled times or angry feelings come about. I try to think before saying or just have a good cry. I can remember these verses I read shortly after my loss.

"Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head,
and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped,
And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb,
and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave,
and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.
In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly."
Job 1:20-22 (KJV)
This verse meant to me that what I had just went through I should still Praise the name of the LORD. It was tough but I know that he is the giver of life and the one that can take it all away and blessed be the name of the Lord. Somehow I find a peace when I read this verse.

"For his anger endureth but a moment;
in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night,
but joy cometh in the morning"
Psalm 30:5 (KJV)
In the days that followed this verse was a help. No matter how upset I got that weeping may be short but joy comes in the morning.

"The LORD is merciful and gracious,
slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy."
Psalm 103:8 (KJV)

Psalm 145:8-The LORD is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.

Myself - When everything happened I beat myself up. I tried to be so strong and remember that people that talked to me were trying to be nice but I didn't wanta hear them say you already have enough children. God is one the that decides that not us. I tried to keep this verse in mind , when I replied to what someone said. Also I was going through a tough time in my life when I miscarried the first time so part of being upset wasn't all that losing my child. The angry was a bundle of things together.
These verses I found helpful towards any anger that I or anyone else felt.

Proverbs 15:1-A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Proverbs 19:11-A man's wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense.

My Partner - I felt at times like he just didn't wanta talk about it. I don't really wanta say that he didn't care but at times it felt like it. I know that since I have started this Walking with You group he has opened up more. He mentions them more on his own without me always being the one. My husband also has always had to deal with alot he lost his parents when he was only 12 yrs old. So I couldn't be upset with him.

God - I would have to say with God I was more hurt but not anger. I just didn't understand Why ???? I had 3 beautiful children at home and one child I carried not knowing I was pregnant ( my first)never went to the Dr at all. He was just fine no health issues. Then losing 2 in a row was tough. I had to put all my faith and Trust in God.

Anger Today ????? - I would have to say No just hurt that they aren't here with me but I know they are in a far better place , Heaven !! I feel that I have become a stronger person and that there was a lot of stress on me during the times I miscarried , but as God knows how many hairs are on our heads he already knew that I would lose these children. I was always taught as a child to Trust and Obey have faith in God. So that's what I do and praise God that everyday that passes by is just one day closer to seeing our sweet children in heaven. I'm also glad that there is that great day when we will see all our loved ones again because of that favorite verse as a child.

John 3:16"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,[a] that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

So today I'm going to end this with my favorite prayer that I always find a lot of comfort in anytime.

The Lord's prayer
Our father, who art in Heaven,
Hallowed be thy name;
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done.
On earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
And forgive us our debts
As we have forgiven our debtors;
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
And the power,
And the glory,

God Bless

Monday, March 15, 2010

Simplifying for Sanity - Our Bedroom plus a little extra !!

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Well I didn't think I was going to get this post finished today it has been a BUSY MONDAY BUT ............

I did get the room finished that I started ......... LAST MONDAY !!!!

Our Bedroom.

First I have to say, I'm a neat freak but it always seems like my room is the one that has to hide everyone's stuff in the HOUSE. LOL. The kids bring stuff in and leave it plus we only have a 3 bedroom apartment and we have enough room but at times it seems like we just sit everything in Mom and Dad's room.

These pictures are from a week ago Monday.

Top of my closet.

Where's the floor in our room.

My side of the room.

This now and wow you can see the floor. So I have been working a little bit everyday and was so amazed. Told the kiddos that live here no more just putting stuff they don't want in our room. If they don't have room for it then we will find somewhere for it. I finished it on Sunday and was sooooooo HAPPY !!!

Here is just a little something else I did today along with getting kids to school and going to post office and everything else. I made cookies tonite for Jennifer to take to school tomorrow. Her birthday is during the break so tomorrow is her school birthday. She wanted cookies with a Number 6 on them. She will be six on April 2nd. I can't wait to see her face in the morning. I'm sure she will love them even if some look better than others. It's her first time to take a treat to school, should be interesting !!!!

God Bless
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