Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Misphah and Shen. He named it Ebenezar, saying , "Thus far the Lord has helped us." 1 Samuel 7:12

Monday, August 22, 2011

Text to the Boys

Just a quick note.
The boys went back to school today, Vaughan is a senior and Justin a sophomore- where has the time gone?

I wonder if a school year will ever go by when I will think I've done the right thing- whether it be home school or public school I find myself doubting my decision- every year.

It seems like no matter how much prayer and prep goes into my children I always doubt myself. I am still in awe that I am a parent.
I guess living with me, in my head I know what a mess I am.

In the end I just want the best for my kids. I don't want them to make the same mistakes I made- heck I really don't want them to make mistakes at all.

But they have and they will.

And really when it comes down to it, I know that it has been through my mistakes that I have learned.
That each mess up pushes me to rely on my Savior Jesus Christ.
Perhaps that's why I screw up a lot, to be reminded that Jesus is all I need.
Perhaps that's why I doubt my parenting ability, to eventually come around to the knowledge that Jesus is all they need.

So to my sons on their first day of the 2011-2012 school year I say to you
"May you see Jesus in those around you,
may you look for opportunity to BE Jesus to the world near you
and most of all may you hear and obey that still small voice of the Holy Spirit in you."

Of course you both know these words because I texted them to you today,
then again maybe you didn't even read the text because I didn't hear back from either one of you; but perhaps when you're 40 you'll decide to read this crazy blog that you've spent the last 6 years of your lives trying to avoid.

All this to say I lift up my dreams, expectations and aspirations of my children to You of Lord, the Creator of Heaven and Earth- they are Your children and I thank You for the opportunity to spend these few short years with them.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Testing the Waters

In all reality I love to blog.
This past summer, or the current summer we're in has been life changing for me.
I will need to blog about why the break for the past two months and why it's been life changing and I promise I will do that soon.
Why the decision to come back to blog?
Why not I guess, and I have had 3 people recently ask me to come back.
So I start with a very brief look at my trip to Alaska.

I took like 300 pictures of this mountain alone. It was a small mountain but the most often seen in cloudy Cold Bay.
My hostess, the best friend I could ever ask for, my cousin Molly.
I fished.
And I love it.
L-O-V-E-D IT!!!
My friend from elementary school, and hubby to my cousin, and the best activities director Alaska has ever seen- Shane.
PS that's the Bering Sea behind him, another view I took 300 pictures of.
Where there is rain and sun there are rainbows.
Mount Frosty peaked her head for me.
If I had to chose my own parents I'd chose them.
I have an issue of taking my own picture every time I get on a plane, here I am on Penn Air headed to Anchorage. The stewardess Sue is the best-- she put up with me on the way out to Cold Bay, super excited and giddy and then again on the way back, super excited and giddy- plus she gave me an extra bag of chocolate chip cookies for the road.
So a little taste of my life, I should be back with the nitty-gritty of why the 2 month absence.
Love and Peace to you all,


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