Thursday, April 21, 2011

Joys & Sorrow

This week has been full of an array of emotions. It seems the closer to the end of school we get the busier we are. Awards day, getting ready for the end of the year dance recital, ordering class ring for my oldest. Reality sets in that these wonderful gifts from God grow up! We have to be ready & prepare them with the tools that will help them make the best decisions for their life. Giving them their foundation through the Bible.

Monday was Art in the Park for out TAG program. My youngest son won second place in his division. So proud of him. It makes my heart smile to see his eyes light up. He walks to the beat of a different drum and he does it proudly.

Tuesday was spent cleaning around the house and the yard. Bikes laid where the kids laid them, balls in the yard; I realized that the things I was picking up would some day not be there. That one day in the near future I would long for the day where I would pick up their toys in the yard. It's not that far off, how time flies.

Wednesday we were in chapter 19 in Revelation. What a study this has been, yes, Sonya, we are still in Revelation. (LOL) We prayed for a family in our church who's son has a rare disease that falls under MD. God hears all of prayers, he answers them! God is in control of all things! How blessed we are when our children are healthy and normal!

Today was awards day at the middle school. It was shocking that kids would BOO those that did an outstanding job & received awards. And what made it worse was that when the students were repremanded and sent to the back of the auditorium, their parents were upset that their child was "singled" out. They should be mad that their child would act in such disrespect~in my opinion! How can we expect our children to do the right thing, when we as adults don't. It is my experience that if a teacher says that the child did something wrong, they did. Teachers don't have time to "Make Up" stories. They are too busy! Our generation knows little about respect for self or others, manners, & courtesey. Time to look at what we are teacher our children.

A business associate lost her son today. Last week he was found in the pool and placed on life support, today they took him off support and let God's will be done. With the events of today I thought back at the birth of my children. How we awaited their arrival to see their eyes, their tiny noses, if they would have hair and what color. The normal things that we think about as mothers when we are awaiting our precious gifts from God. Today was a stark reminder that our children are gifts from God and he can call them home at anytime. I pray for TC & her family that God will strengthen them & that they will find comfort in knowing that Casey is with God, his Savior.

God Bless~
Tina

Friday, April 15, 2011

Time to get this ROLLING


I have been dabbling with this area, it is time to get serious about it. I am learning so please bear with me. Life around her has been quite crazy, it always is when you have children. Bear with me, I am still learning :)

Today I relearned a great lesson. This week has been extremely busy. Monday was spent getting things ready for Art in the Park, a competition for our ECTAG program. Along with my Mom visiting until Thursday and a show on Monday night. Tuesday was spent working at our old house trying to remodel it~spent the day laying tile and grouting it, along with painting the Master Bed/Bathroom, second bathroom, and the living room. Wednesday we went shopping for more supplies for the remodel, made Rice Pudding for Dinner at church. Thursday was more work on the Art in the Park prepping 600 bags for Lunch, picking up a tux & have it fitted, dance for Shelby, & dinner. And today's schedule was supposed to be super busy as well with Art in the Park working the concession stand and serving lunch, deliverying orders, helping my 16 year old son get ready for Prom by 4 PM, going by the bank, grocery shopping, and running errands. But God had other plans! It's it amazing that when we overload ourselves that God will step in and say~Whoa~slow down. When we don't give ourself rest, he shows us that He is in total control and that we just think we are. I really didn't know how I was going to do it all & now I don't have to. We received notice this morning around 5 AM that Art in the Park was postponed until Monday due to severe weather moving in. The school districts participating from area counties did not want to have their children on the roads. My lesson learned... I just thought I was in control of it~God said too much & excuse me, "I'm in control" if you won't slow yourself down, I will! God is so good :)

School is rapidly coming to an end. We only have 5 short weeks to go and they are packed full of end of the year events. My oldest is ordering his class ring next Tuesday~is he really 16 years old?? Where did the time go? It seems like just yesterday that he was laid in my arms with bright blue eyes and a look of "What Now" on his face.
I saw him first in February when they said, "You have a boy," I waited long to hear these words so he became my joy.
And every time his birthday came I saw him growing tall, and then he started off to school in just no time at all.
It seemed I only turned around and he was in his teens,he went around in funny hats and his favorite holey jeans.....

We are now going into the next journey of his life~And my prayer for him is God, Bless him!

We are preparing for our daughters dance recital on May 21 & then we leave for our Disney Trip. Can't wait to have some time we can all have fun with no schedules! I won't know what to do....
Have a very blessed day~Off to get started on my to do list

Tina