My blogging skills haven't been the greatest in several months...life has just been busy. I miss blogging I really do..I also miss sleep, days off and vacation (none of which I have seen in a long time) I did have the 4th of July off and spent the day with my family at the park in Burkesville Did I mention my Daughter was ask to sing the National Athem at the opening ceremony? I will admit I was very nervous for her she sang the song acapella...I will also admit that I ask her repeatedly if she was absolutely sure she remembered EVERY word and reminded her she wouldn't want to be on you tube the next day with Christine Aguilera and so many others who had no idea what the words were...and right before she went on ask her why in the world she was so nervous (guess I had a little to do with that)
I am happy to report she nailed every note and word! It was literally all I could do to keep myself contained...I really think you should hear it for yourself to get the full effect.
Phone call this week-
"I need you to pick child A and child B up at school, they are being sent home...nothing major just a scuffle but they do have to go home for the day."
Me (when I get to school): "So do I get a prize?"
Principle: "A prize for what?"
Me: "Well I think I have set a record...I don't know of any parent who has to pick two kids up in the same day."
Later that day...
My last app. happen to be the Mother of child C whom child A and B got into a scuffle with...(sigh) Lesson learned here boys scuffle and the Mothers of the boys can talk about it and still be friends..I think thats why they call us grown ups.
Ford Explorer motor blew up....Husband switched to driving the Ford Ranger... transmission went out on it the next day, and the lesson here is don't by anymore Fords.
I can promise you that my week was packed full of many more challenges that I am not at liberty to blog about but God has shown me it's one day at a time. I am reminded of my Mothers words "This too shall pass."
And it does, sometimes not as quick as I would like it to but God is in the mist of it and I know he is in control!
Back in the good'ol days I had a new post up and ready for you to read at least once a week..seems the older I get the more I have to do and the good'ol days are long gone.
Running a house that contains four children requires many hours lots of laundry, feeding and watering them running from point A to point B feed them, one gets sick that means not one but four visits to the Doctor's office and did I mention you must feed them?
Thus Husband and I work many hours to feed them...speaking of working I have a new extra job that I happen to love. I now work for Silver Chest Creations they make jewelry out of silverware. We are in the process of putting up a new web site that I will run (manage web site pack and ship out orders) I also make our speciality necklaces. Be sure to stop by and visit us at http://www.silverchestcreations.com/
Sooo if you have wondered where in the world I have been I've been making jewelry and taking pictures for the web site like a wild women and you my friend get a sneak peak of some of the pictures that will be featured on the new web site! Here Goes hope you enjoy!
Stay tuned! We are going live with our Web site this week!! Blessings!
If you consider the speed you are going when the directon changes.
I have found in my life my direction hasn't always been perfect and thus plunging forward at break neck speed a change in direction can flat out hurt..
Example: Once when I was little I wanted to go to the store with my Sister and one of her friends (nameless friend you know who you are) they on the other hand did not want me to go. To get to the store you cut through the neighbors yard and through a field..so they thought they could run and loose me, but I was fast and on they're heels burn'n a trail right behind them (at break neck speed) until I realized they jumped up in the air and I didn't BHAM!! I was clothes lined by an electric fence..it was painful (well it didn't last THAT long but lets just say Sister and nameless friend took me to the store after that and I might have played on the big red mark on my neck for days..but who remembers that was so long ago)
The sudden change of my direction was painful I was so focused on catching up with them I totally missed the electric fence right infront of me that put me flat on my back.
Sometimes we are going at such a break neck speed we loose our focus..the whole reason we started in that direction.
Changing direction in life is not tragic.
Losing passion in life is.. Something happens to us along the way convictions to change the world downgrade to commitments to pay the bills.. Rather than make a diffrence we make a salary.. We trade our smile for a scowel, and give the ones we love the most a def ear. Instead of looking forward we look back.
Thats useally when it happens, the break neck speed and lose of focus clothes lines us and lands us flat on our back..
What to do when we are in such a place? The Bible has a scripture for that..
12 I do not mean that I am already as God wants me to be. I have not yet reached that goal, but I continue trying to reach it and to make it mine. Christ wants me to do that, which is the reason he made me his.13 Brothers and sisters, I know that I have not yet reached that goal, but there is one thing I always do. Forgetting the past and straining toward what is ahead,14 I keep trying to reach the goal and get the prize for which God called me through Christ to the life above. Philippians 3:12-14 Get up..dust yourself off..focus on your new direction and press on.