Monday, November 28, 2011

Blessing plus

Thanksgiving went so very well. One of my favorite family traditions is for everyone to hold hands around the table (before prayer) and tell what they are thankful for... Here are just a few and a little more.

                                           1. Family and Friends

                                           2. Being able to have Thanksgiving

                                           3. Not being in jail and my 2 daughters and wife

                                          4. My husband my 2 daughters and my mother -in-law for Ms. Debbie

                                         5. For my sons, my sister, my nephew and niece for my beautiful grand babies, and for my daughter - in - law Sara    

                                         6.  For the trees ( Emma who is 3...I love this one)
                                         7. For the Wii and the ds games and for Fred (who is really Phil)
                                                            ( This of course is Nathaniel)

                                         8. Thankful for everyone and for my friends. I love my mom and dad
                                                            ( This is Hannahs)   
                                         9. For my family that we are all together, for the laughter and love that we share.

                                        10. For good food.
                                        11. Little hands getting into to everything (Emma)
                                       12. For sleeping baby ( Julia 2 months)
                                       13.  Laughter and cooing from my 2 month old niece
                                       14.  Rain

                                       15. Nathaniel going to the mailbox to mail 2 birthday cards
                 (the excitement in him to mail the cards was absolutely priceless his face was all lit up like a Christmas tree.. )

                                      16. Watching my sister run after the run away shopping kart.. ( so funny)

                                     17. Getting our nails done ( girls day out)

                                     18. Emma picking up the kittens a million times

                                     19. Bring Robert Thanksgiving dinner at work.

                                    20. Nathaniel telling Fred (Phil) that he loves him and giving him a hug and a  kiss then telling Fred (Phil) that he is his very best friend. And Fred telling Nathaniel that he loves him and that he too is his very best friend.

Well as you can see my blessings can and are countless... Thank you God!
Our Lord is great, and his power is great. There is no limit to his understanding. psalm 147:5
In His Hands






Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Blessings plus Thanksgiving...

Thanksgiving is the time when families and friends get together and share their blessings over the past year. Giving thanks for the things that maybe we have over come or we have grown from. Giving thanks for each other and for those who could not be with us. Remember those who have touched our lives in one way or another. Giving thanks to those who fought for our freedom and who is still fighting for our freedom.
 Spending time together, sharing, laughing and if you know me a little crying, (okay a lot of crying.. but mostly because I am happy) eating good food that we all had a part in making.
Above all of this I give thanks to my Heavenly Father.. He has blessed me.. With more then I can write on paper or blog about, even more then I can say out loud or even count. Jesus has giving me salvation, comfort, unfailing love (even when i did not deserve it) he has given me unbroken promises, and filled me with so much joy. I give thanks to Jesus for never giving up and always lighting my path, showing me the direction I should take even if I don't he is there to redirect me... To pick me up when I fail maybe even discipline me in the process so I can learn and grow from it. No matter what Jesus my Lord, loves me and He loves you.
So this Thanksgiving, give thanks to our Heavenly Father for all that he does for you and yours.
Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

                                                 1. My family- Robert, Hannah and Nathaniel

                                                 2. getting my house ready for everyone to come

                                                 3. Our new car

                                                 4. My Parents for loving me... I miss you so much

                                                 5. My Brothers Danny and Ricky.. I love and miss you

                                                 6.   My Sister Deana...We don't always see eye to eye on everything but you are truly my best friend and I love you

                                                 7. My Baby Brother David...I Love you and all your craziness Lol...

                                                 8.  My Nephew Steven and his wife Sara and their two beautiful girls.
How much I love you all.

                                                 9.  My Nephew Donny.. for all the silly things that you do to make me smile even when I am frustrated....I love you

                                                 10. My Nieces Sammy and Ally ... I love you girls no matter what.

                                                 11. My Nephew Nick... You remind me of your dad when he was young.. I can't believe how much you look alike. I do love you.

                                                12. To all my church family and friends... You have touched my life in so many ways and I am very blessed to have you as my friend and my family.

                                                13. For my home

                                                14. For all my animals

There are so many more people and things  I could name but the list would be at least 6 pages,no 7, no 8.....will maybe more then that  Lol
Remember to look for all your blessings and give thanks where thanks is due.. to our Heavenly Father.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name For the Lord is good and his love endures forever.  Psalms 100:4-5a
In His Hands


Monday, November 14, 2011

Blessings plus day 10

Feeling a little better today. I went to the doctors and he told me that I have a virus, I love that answer. It just needs to run its course. After the my doctors apt. My husband took me out to lunch. Which was wonderful, I really enjoyed the time we got to spend together, we don't get to that much. I am blessed to have such a wonderful husband.

                                              1. Having lunch with my husband,

                                             2. Decorating for the Thanksgiving Holiday

                                            3. Watching my daughter wash dishes.. It reminded me when I was a kid playing in the water while doing the dishes..

                                            4. The smell of fresh mowed grass.

                                            5. Catching my daughter in her room dancing and singing.  Do you remember when you did that as a kid...pretending to be a rock star or your favorite singer..

                                            6. Snuggling on the couch with my honey.

                                            7.  My son telling me he loves me... ( I love you mommy)

                                            8.  My daughter giving me a flower.. Hannah gave me a flower when she came home from school, to make me feel better.

                                            9. Looking at pictures of my sister and my kids... precious memories

                                          10. Having a job! 

Looking forward to seeing what God has for me tomorrow. Have a great day.
I will praise you, O Lord, with all my heart; I will tell all your wonders. Psalm 9:1
In His Hands

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Blessings plus day 9

This weekend I have been under the weather. A fever off and on since Friday. Don't know whats wrong still have a fever that I cant seem to break.  However I did not want this to ruin our long weekend, so on Saturday we went and did a little Christmas shopping. We found out that we could go to the YMCA and go swimming. So I took Hannah and Nathaniel. Even though I did not feel good and sat on the side lines wishing we could go home.  I stuck it out and I am so glad that I did. Watching my children play and enjoy the day in the pool was worth it. So many memories were made that day. There are times when I have to say no because of one reason or another and then there are other times when I have to put how I feel on hold. This was one of those times.  My blessings are growing everyday.

                                             1. Christmas shopping with my kids.

                                             2. Going through the car wash. My kids love it

                                            3.  Making a wish come true..

                                           4. Watching my kids swim and enjoy the water in Nov.

                                           5. Sleeping....

                                           6. Having my honey make me some soup and take care of me.

                                          7.  My son taking my temp. every few mins. and making me drink water...Help I am

                                         8. Watching my kittens torment my dog.. We have a Begal who is afraid of our two baby kittens it is the funnest thing to watch.

                                          9.  A good movie, a pillow and a blanket..

                                         10. Counting my blessings daily.

I hope that you all have a great week and you find yourselves counting your blessings.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalm 106:1
In His Hands


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Blessings plus day 8

Here are my blessings for today..

                             1. The insight my son has.. sometimes he surprises me on how smart and easily he figures things out.

                            2. Getting out of the store under your budget.

                            3. My daughter and how she tries to take care of her brother.

                           4.  Playing uno with my kids

                          5. Nathaniel making pancakes for dinner.

                         6. Watching cars 2 and getting excited.... Silly I know

                         7. Cuddling on the bed with both of my kids reading stories

                         8. My Uncle.. Who sometimes call just to tell me its raining. :D

                        9. Sending cards to my friends for no reason..

                      10. The determination my son has when he wants to find something that is lost or he wants..

                      11. Old Hymnals, I love those old songs they are the best.   

I trust that you all are looking for the blessings around you.
The eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love.
Psalm 33:18
In His Hands

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Blessing plus day 7

Yes it is true I am on day 7. I am enjoying writing down all my blessings daily. It helps me to say thank you Lord for all of these blessings that you give to me and that I can sure with others.
As I am sitting here getting ready to write my blessings my son is watching the Grinch who stole Christmas ( the cartoon one) He has my phone and he is recording the movie and himself repeating the story.Then he listens to himself over and over again, and cracks himself up. It is so funny and yet so cute.
I love this boy of mine.....

                                                        1. Looking at the sun rise

                                                       2. A cup of hot coffee on a cold morning

                                                      3. Little hands that are pulling you towards the treasures the they have found... a spider or bug a leaf, a puddle of water

                                                     4. The sweet sound of children playing

                                                    5. Laughter

                                                   6. A nap in the middle of the day.

                                                  7. Finding money in the pocket of a jacket you haven't worn in a while :D

                                                 8. Tears - Happy or sad!  I have a real hard time controlling this because I am a big cry baby and I cry at the drop of a thought of a tear.  Lol...

                                                 9.God's Unfailing Love

                                               10. Nathaniel response....   Explaining something or complimenting my son can be a difficult thing at times. But inpite of all that I love his response (lately all the time) It is Yes son, Okay son, or Thanks son.. no matter who you are man or woman old or young..  Yes son.

"The Lord liveth; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation."
2 Samuel  22:47
In His Hands



Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Blessing plus day 6

Thank you Lord for letting me see your wonderfulness all around me.
                                               1. The leaves falling from the trees. ( I love how the leaves change colors and fall from the trees so gracefully )

                                               2. A white butterfly fluttering by.

                                              3. Watching the kids in our school swinging themselves on the swing, how proud they are of themselves.

                                             4. The water rushing through the creek.

                                            5. The squeals from our guinea pigs when they are hungry or wanting attention.

                                            6. The smell of homemade cookies.. It reminds me of my mom :)

                                           7. Watching my family devour the cookies

                                          8. The dinner prayer. It can sometimes be more thoughtful then the bed time pray.

                                        9. Hearing the neighbors kids jump on the bed and onto the floor. It makes me not feel so bad when my son does that.

                                       10. Knowing that I am not alone.

He is your praise, and he is your God, who has done for you these great and awesome things which your eyes have seen ... Deuteronomy 10:21
Have a wonderful day tomorrow..
In His Hands

Monday, November 7, 2011

Blessings plus day 5

Wow!!! Day 5 I can't believe it, this is the most I have blogged since I started. I pray that these blessings  are blessing you as much as they are blessing me. Today was a great day. It was a little cold but not to bad. I love the cold weather, not to cold, and I don't mind the rain. but I love the cold plus warm weather. I feel so blessed to have such an awesome God.
                                               1. Just waking up and being alive.

                                              2. Being woken up by special agent Ozo.

                                             3. My sweet husband always getting the car and parking it in front of our place so all I have to do is get in and go.

                                             4. Mrs. B, she always have a smile on her face at  6:30 in the morning.

                                           5. Listening to my class tell what they did over the weekend and knowing that most of it is make believe.. especially when spiderman is involved.

                                          6. Getting off  early from work.

                                         7. Listening to my son when he is so mad because he is not getting his way. Sometimes it is very comical! (I am sure it's not suppose to be ... but it can be)

.                                       8. My husband cooking dinner. Thanks babe:)

                                       9. My daughters concern for others.. 

                                     10. Feeling loved and needed.

I pray that you all have just as many blessings. May the Lord be with you and your family.
In His Hands      


Sunday, November 6, 2011

Blessings plus day 4

Well I did not blog yesterday. I was being lazy, vegging out  with my kids. Watching TV, playing games, and just enjoying every moment with them. We really don't get the opportunity to do this because we a pretty much on the go during our weekends or we have friends and family here. It was nice just relaxing and taking in the moments of my children.

                                        1. Watching Hannah and Nathaniel playing super Mario on the Wii and having a load of fun and getting along.

                                      2. Nathaniel interacting with Hannah. Helping her use the controller of the Wii and telling her " you did good sissy"

                                    3. Finishing the school art project.

                                   4. My son petting the kittens and giving them kisses while sleeping.

                                  5. The cutest thing is to watch my daughter try and motivate her brother into doing something that she wants him to do and he is not wanting to do it.   

                                  6. Finding my kids snuggled up to each other while sleeping. (they remind me of baby kittens or puppies all cuddled up together) 

                                  7. Getting all the laundry done...folded and put away.

                                 8. My dog Jessie when she looks at me just before she gets her treat.. It makes me laugh knowing how excited she gets.

                                9. Doughnuts from the Source

                                10. Watching my kid especially Nathaniel during worship.. They really love to sing the worship songs..  They love church.

I pray that you all had a wonderful weekend and that you have a wonderful week. May the Lord continue to bless you and your family.
In His Hands.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Blessings plus day 3

Today I had a very hard time seeing my blessings. I did not have a very good day today. Maybe  because I did not sleep good and I woke up tired, and the kids in my class were off the hook. I tried to make the best of it but it did not work. My frustrations just got in the way. Just as I was giving up on finding just one blessing, my blessing came to me while I was talking to my friend Ruth in the form of a little girl crying. As strange as this may sound it is true. So here is my blessings for today.
                              1.Hair in the mouth.

                             2. Every morning when my son gets ups he always tells me the month, the date and the day of the week. and then he says good morning mom.

                             3. When I picked up my daughter from school she asked me how my day was... I told her she said " mommy I love you!! is that a blessing?"  

                           4. When my sister calls me and leaves me a message that says " hey was just thinking about you hope you are okay, love you"

                          5. My Life Group

                         6. Frozen yogurt and or Ice cream it makes me feel like a kid.

                        7. The sweet way Hannah told me how she told everyone in her class my age (50) and then she said no one believed her because I looked 39 or something. (I love those kids)

                       8. The way my kids love to camp out on my living room floor.

                       9. Getting into my warm cozy pjs
                     10. The bed to myself.

No matter how hard your day, no matter what you might be going through,you can always find a blessing or two. Thank you Lord for helping me look beyond my frustrations so I don't miss the blessings that you have for me and my family.. Lets see what tomorrows will be.
In His Hands.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Blessings plus day 2

Well here I am on my second day of my blessing plus blog. I find it quit  interesting how many blessings I have in a day. Some are as simple as little feet running and others more complex like the rays of the sun coming through the clouds. As I reflect on the day and thank God for all my blessings, I am reminded once again how wonderful and awesome God is and how grateful I am that He is in my life and my family's life.

                                  1. My son pulling the covers over his head and asking for 5 more minutes
                                 2. My 13 yr. old asking me to do her hair.

                                3. My kittens curiosity about everything.

                               4. Pastor Yohn doing chapel every Thursday with our pre-schoolers.

                              5. The sound of the rain.

                             6. Getting a bunch of leaves and being told that they are your flower because we love you.

                             7. Running into an old friend and catching up on our lives.

                             8. The Sound of a new born baby's cry

                            9. Paying all the bills and having money left.

                           10. Listening to my kids pray.

Well these are my 10 for tonight. I pray that God has blessed you as much as he has blessed me.
In His Hands


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Blessings plus.....

My dear friend Ruth started a blessing post on her blog. She had started one once before and I said "oh I should do that too" and never did. I am so bad about remembering to even blog. So now I am going to give it a try. I will try to write some blessings down everyday. Lol... that is if I remember.   Thanks Ruth for reminding me of the blessings that this life has to give.  Praise the Lord that they will always, always out way the bad..
                                       1. Listening to my son sing "When you wish upon a star" so sweetly and how proud and innocence he looks while he sings it.
                                      2.  The look on Hannah's face when she has  figured out a math problem she is having trouble with.

                                     3. Chicken and fries

                                     4. The kisses I get from my son when he wants something...

                                     5. The text messages from my honey wishing me a good day and telling me he loves me. 

                                    6.The quiet time in the house..

                                   7. Our walks in the evening that always turns into a math quiz by my wonderful children.

                                  8. The kids in my class who always greet me with a hug and a kiss,,
                                9.  Eating chocolate.....

                               10. Listening to the good and bad parts of  my kids day over dinner. 

    Well here are the first ten I know that there are more but tomorrow is another day.
Enjoy your children and look for the blessings in your life I know that there are many.
In His Hands.


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

God gives us strength

Wow can you believe that it is already November? Time sure goes by fast. School has been in for 9 weeks already (that is 45 days).
Everything was going so well for both of my kids. Some of the normal stuff for Hannah... not doing all of her assignments or just not turning them in on time. Working so slow and for Hannah that can be pretty normal. She works slow until she understands what she is doing.
Nathaniel well he was doing really good. He was going into the cafeteria everyday for lunch and going to the assembles. All going so great until this last week when they had a fire drill. The fire drill was not so bad. He had a small melt down but over came it like a champ. It was the next day when he was in the bathroom and an emergency bell went off scared him half to death. The school called me because he was screaming and refusing to stop crying for over an hour. He had a hard time going back to class and calming down. Even when I was talking to him on phone he would not calm down.  I call my husband and said go get Nathaniel he is having a melt down. I explained what happen. He went and got him.  When Robert got there Nathaniel was calm and eating lunch with the teacher, all the other kids had gone to lunch and it was just him and the teacher. Nathaniel was eating lunch and was reading a book.  Since then Nathaniel refuses to go into the cafeteria for lunch he wants to eat in the classroom or the office with the V. Principal I am at a lost of what to do. He is afraid and does not want to go in there. So everyday we pray and talk about being brave and unafraid and that God is with him and will take good care of him. Everyday he says okay he is going to brave, well we are still praying. Any suggestions would be great.
Some days are more challenging then others, but I would not trade then for the world.
Hannah she is so good. She is 13 and can be a little mouthy and have a little attitude that makes me wish I could turn her into a 7 yrs. old again ...Lol   But I love when she reminds me that I am not alone, God will help me get through this for he is our strength and our Rock. Call out to him and he will be there. Do you love it???   Who can ask for a better Daughter then that..
Until the next time..
In His Hands.