Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Learning Fun & Organization Help!!

Ok...first off....LEARNING FUN!

Today I let Brady skip preschool because the weather was so yucky and I didnt want to get Rylan out in it. I bought this preschool book from Walmart yesterday and wanted to do it with Brady. He did so good! We worked on tracing, shapes, patterns, and classifying things as big or small. So throughout the day I have heard him point out things that were like circles, squares...etc. He's known his shapes for ever, but today I explained that a tire, a ball, and other round things are like circles and how other "real" things are like the other shapes too. It was COOL to hear him pointing out things and what shapes they look like! I also heard him making comparisons to what things were big and which were small! I absolutely LOVE this! It just clarifies in an even bigger way that I am going to home school! :)

Ok now to the ORGANIZATION HELP!!!!! :(

I have a hard time keeping paper organized....example...mail that cant be thrown away, instruction books to electric things, the list goes on and on and on and get the point!

So I was wondering what advice yall may have to keep my paper organized what items yall may have purchased to keep it all together and basically ANY organization tips yall can offer me!

Thanks and MUCH LOVE!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Slow & Steady Wins the Race

It's been a little while since I've posted...I've had A LOT on my plate! Mostly due letting the enemy win in small battles which accumulated to bigger things than I thought! It's all good now....I've taken my stance against the king of lies and am marching full steam ahead....well kinda....

...You know the old childrens' story "the Tortoise and the Hare?" Well I am taking lessons from the tortoise...slow and steady wins the race! Which is funny because I could have learned from the Word of God too! :) So many verses that pertain to this...even my own blog...Finishing is better that starting, Patience is better than pride. Ecclesiastes 7:8.

I am very impatient and want things now and dont want to wait and think I should see results faster....well unfortunately for me it doesnt work that way. Instead of wanting to see immediate results in my, ministry, home, etc...I'm holding on to the idea that slow and steady will win it and trying to get done quickly will inevetably make me lose.

Two Sundays ago I was able to attend my old Sunday School class and the message was AWESOME! Of I cant remember word for word but something said has been in my mind ever since. The teacher, John Wilson, made the comment about how Jesus didnt even start his ministry until He was 30...and how as Christians we shouldnt base our efforts on short amounts of time...the we were faithful for a month or things were good this year...that instead we should look at the faithful have we been in the last decade? How have we grown in the last decade? This really puts it into a huger perspective for me. I HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY suggest you listen to this message! You can hear it at

Well I am signing off for now..gotta go get some work done in my house :) Have a blessed day and I will try and get pics of Brady's party on here soon!

much love!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Before I was a Mom,
I never tripped over toys

or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn't worry whether or not
my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom,

I had never been puked on.
Pooped on.
Chewed on.
Peed on..
I had complete control of my mind
and my thoughts.
I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom,

I never held down a screaming child

so doctors could do tests.
Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night
watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom,

I never held a sleeping baby just because

I didn't want to put her down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces

when I couldn't stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small
could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom,

I didn't know the feeling of

having my heart outside my body.
I didn't know how special it could feel
to feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond
between a mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so small
could make me feel so important and happy.

Before I was a Mom,

I had never gotten up in the middle of the night
every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth,
the joy,
the love,
he heartache,
the wonderment

or the satisfaction of being a Mom..
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much,
before I was a Mom


So much is going on with me I dont even know where to start and the crazy thing I cant really tell everything that's going on! Just PRAY for me Tuesday, March 10!!! I hope there comes a time when I can fully open up on this blog about what God is doing with me and for me, but I cant at the moment.

I will however say that I have been facing some demons from my past and I havent had a lot of sleep because of it. The last few nights have been better, for God keeps placing some wonderful women in my path to encourage me and comfort me.

Please pray for me tomorrow as it is a HUGE step of faith I am taking in Christ!!!! Also...on a smaller note...please pray that it WONT rain Saturday for Brady's Bday party!

Thanks and MUCH LOVE,