Monday, January 17, 2011

My Brick......

Go ahead, say it, "HUH?"

I've been given a brick - to the head. It's called pneumonia :( I can honestly say I've probably NEVER been this zapped in my life!

Why my "brick"?? I think sometimes the good Lord has to hit us in the head to get our attention. I guess I was so thick-headed, He needed a brick!

Bottom-line - Mommy hasn't taken care of herself and what was just an upper respiratory bug the first week of December has now led to full-out, bed-rest or else be admitted to the hospital - pneumonia. I'm STILL hard headed! I tried all weekend to convince myself and those around me that I would be FINE tomorrow! After some STRONG words from my loving husband and parents, I sadly had to admit defeat.

Why do I think that to be a good Mommy/wife/employee/Child of God I must run like a hamster ALL the time to take care of all others and ignore myself? Why do I feel eternally guilty and like I'm neglecting someone else if I give 10 minutes to myself?? This is something I NEED God's help is helping NO ONE for me to be in the bed right now! I've GOT to find a balance!

I want simple. I want peaceful. I want happy smiles with no fear of what's to come. I want these things, but I think I've been working triple time to MAKE it happen instead of trusting that God can do it just fine without me! (Better - in fact!)

Lord, please help me take this brick and remember it. Help me just do what I need to do and let you do the rest. Help me realize that I can't be a good Mommy/wife/Child of God, etc, etc, by total sacrifice. Above all, please grant my heart and my family a simple peace with no fear of what's to come or what has been. That peace is what I'm running around trying to me stop and LET YOU!

Prayers appreciated :)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A New Year....

I don't like New Year's Resolutions - WAY too much pressure!

For this year, I will borrow a friend's prayer - I couldn't have expressed it better myself! This is my daily desire - to live WITHOUT FEAR, and I know it is my God's great pleasure to give the desires of our heart :) Click here to read (thanks for the inspiration, Amy)........

Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Psalm 37:4

Monday, January 10, 2011


Much to catch up on, but for now, it's a SNOW DAY!!! Some of us were under the weather on the magical Christmas snow and didn't get to enjoy it, but we made up for it today! EK is not supposed to be out in the cold because of her asthma, but I HAD to let her play for a little bit - she LOVED it, and did NOT like coming in early! In the afternoon, we went to some friend's house and had a redneck sledding party. Prett sure I'll be needing the Tylenol to make up for the spills from the sleds! We had a blast!!! Three out of four of us still get to stay home tomorrow - I guess I'll take the 4x4 and try to make it to Alfa.....we'll see how that goes!! Here are some pics!

The day ended with some warm PJs and snow cream.....YUM!!!! Thanks for living up to the hype Snowmaggeddon 2011!