Monday, May 31, 2010

My oldest Son Chad Allen is now "officially" in the cow business...

Kinda, if you would call raising two baby calves a business.

He will be 16 in November and he is now thinking vehicle, so he has decided to buy a few calves, to sell later and make a little money.

He rolls (drags) himself out of the bed every morning at 5:15am to bottle feed them and then again at 5:00pm...they will be off the bottle in 3 1/2 more weeks...

They are nameless cows, because when you name something you get attached and we are trying really hard not to get attached...

But I did take a few pictures.

Yes...They are cute.





Blessings!
M

Monday, May 24, 2010

Cassie Marie's Debut

My Mom sings... Some of the greatest memories I have growing up is her singing. I can't say I got that trait from her but my Daughter Cassie Marie did. Mom bought Cassie her very first soundtrack last week and I finally got her to stand in front of the video camera tonight to show the world our upcoming worship leader for church... I'm so proud of her! Blessings! M
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Saturday, May 8, 2010

MOM


She was the one who always woke everyone up with a song in the morning (literally..she would sing.."rise and shine and give God the glory, glory)
I can remember as a little girl her and I singing at the top of our lungs on the way home from school in the afternoons...

Breakfast on the table every morning..even when she was sick.

Homework? It was a must...EVERYONE in my house knew how to spell my spelling words by Friday..

Reading was very important, I can rarely remember a night that she didn't read a story to me..(Jack and the Bean stalk was my favorite)

She taught me "Please" and "Thank You"

And no matter how very sure I was that my Sister was out to kill me...

She assured me someday we would most certainly be best friends...

And she was right.

As a matter of fact the older I get the smarter she gets (grin)

Lots of very special memories...

The most important thing she ever taught me, was the gift of salvation...

To love God...They weren't just words that she said they were actions that she lived everyday, everywhere...all the time.

And

I love her for that.
Proverbs 31:10-31 (King James Version)

10Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

11The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.

12She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.

13She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.

14She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.

15She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.

16She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.

17She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.

18She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.

19She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.

20She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.

21She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.

22She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.

23Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.

24She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.

25Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.

26She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

27She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.

28Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.

29Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.

30Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.

31Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

My Mom is a Proverbs 31 woman.

Thank you Mom for all you do for Melissa and I. We love you so much! Happy Mothers Day!!

Blessings

M

Monday, May 3, 2010

Blessed would be the word that comes to mind...

Actually it has been on my mind all day.

Sunday morning I woke up to a text message from WBKO a local news station, we were under a tornado watch, within 30 min. that watch went to a Warning and we loaded up to go to my parents house (we live in a mobile home) after waiting the storm out we returned home to get ready for church, as we got closer to town I realized that they had received damage with various roof damage and no electricity...

So we had church in the dark..(not total dark there were emergency lights)

It was a really good service by the way.

Then the rain started, I knew the creek was up when we left home but I was shocked at how fast it had risen while we were in church, so much so that my Parents, Sister, Brother-In-Law and nephew were all stuck at my house, they wouldn't allow anyone into Marrowbone because water was over the road.

I'll be honest as I watched the news and the water rise outside my kitchen window my stress level grew greater with each passing hour.

So while my children ran about with a touch of nervous energy and my Sister paced the floors and Tony and Daddy stood on the porch I began to pray...

I prayed Philippians 4:6 "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God."

So that's just what I did...I began praying for a wall of protection around our home, and with each passing hour I prayed harder.
At one point one of my children said "Mom aren't you afraid! Our house is gonna get washed away!"
What did I almost say? "Uh, YEAH!"
But I Looked straight at my Husband and said "No, because I have be praying that God put a wall of protection around our home, and I believe that is what he will do."

Hebrews 11:1 "Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see."

When 8pm rolled around and the water was almost to the house, my faith was a little strained...

When My Dad and Husband said "Start packing bags." the stress level went up.

When they started talking about setting furniture up off the floor, my anxiety started to rise.

As I drove away from my house looking in the rear view mirror at my Dad and Husband standing in the rain.. I was on the verge of breakdown.

At around 10:00 the water stopped rising...My Husband said it got to the porch..

Right to the edge...

And it stopped.

Like some kinda wall just stopped it. (grin)

Then it started going down moving away from the house...

We were able to load up and go home..not really home, home, to my parents home..Just because my Dad said he wouldn't be able to sleep if we didn't come there for the night..

I think after we got there he probably thought he had a moment of insanity (grin) Husband , myself, 4 kids and good ol' Pete (our Chocolate Lab)

Poor Pop and Nana what would we do without them?

And God? Well, I'm most certain without him I would be writing a post about a flooded house..

No doubt in my mind he stopped the water from rising!!

I put a few new pictures some were from last night right before we left home and the other are from today..just so you can get an idea of how much water was around us.

God is GOOD! Thank you for all the prayers that went up on our behalf!
Blessings.

M



Sunday, May 2, 2010

Lord will'n and the creek don't rise

So we are thinking we may have to leave our home...we live near a creek and the rain hasn't stopped all day...here are a few pictures.










Blessings!

M