Monday, September 2, 2013

So .... what's happening?

Thanks for asking?

HAHAHAHA ... Ok, so you didn't really ask and were tricked into it.

But, I just wanted to share.  We celebrated 40 years of marriage this summer!  That is such a wonderful testimony to the grace and power of God! 

Without HIM, we would just be another one of those statistics and another line of divorce.  Don't get me wrong.  It was not always easy.  In fact, I can't remember it being easy in any sense of the word  But, we determined to be faithful and to make it work.  It was not our strength.  It was not our goodness or wisdom.  We owe our marriage totally and completely on what the Holy Spirit did in us that enabled us to remain married, in love and happy!

Today, I'm thankful for being steadfast, faithful and diligent in my life and marriage.  Thankful for a life shared with my hugsum.

Feeling blessed!

Blessings to you! ~

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Reading Reflections

This summer and spring I have actually been reading lots of books.  I had done so much required reading for my doctorate that I had stopped reading for pleasure.

One of the last books I read was The Traveler by Andy Andrews.  It is not a new one, but it was to me!

Andy really inspired me to take a look at my life and to be thankful and to realize some things.  One of the first things was that "the buck stops here, I am responsible for my past and my future"!

WOW!  Did you get that?  Yes, others may or may not have treated me the way I wanted.  But, the truth is, that I was where I was and did what I did and the consequences are TOTALLY because of the decisions that I made!  The way people treated me was because of MY choices, not theirs.  No one else is responsible for my life.  I chose which road to go down, which job to take, who to marry, who to have as friends, how much to spend, what to do everyday, etc ...

I can't blame anyone in my past for where I am today.  At any time, I could have done something different that would have changed my attitude, my perception, my position, my belief, the way I was treated and my future.

It does not matter what kind of parents I had, or didn't have.  I does not matter how they treated me, or if they were present in my life too little, or too much.

It is not anyone's fault but mine if I need to lose 15 pounds.  If I am unhappy, it is my responsibility to change.  No one is responsible for my happiness, my fulfillment, my health, my welfare, my accomplishments, EXCEPT me!

I have to take total and complete responsibility for where I am today.... spirit, soul, body, financially ...

When I do that, then I am also able to take responsibility for my future.  It is up to me (of course, with the help of God!) to determine what my future will be.  I can choose to work hard and save and do what needs to be done to be where I want to be in the future.

If I want to go to California, then I must make plans and provision to head west.  If I don't, then I will stay right where I am or end up some place I never wanted to go.  If I want to lose weight and be fit, then I can choose to to eat right and work out! 

This is a lesson that all who are successful learn and implement into their lives.

If you happen to read this and think it is about you ... well, maybe it is, but more than likely it's not!  It is not meant to be offensive or pointing fingers.  It is to express a truth to help live life to the fullest and accomplish what God intended.

and ... if you are offended ~  please find a fence and GET OVER IT!


Friday, May 31, 2013

Third of Three ....

Meet Nathan Reed Long.
Born May 31, 2013 a little after noon. 
He weighed 7 lbs 3 ozs and was 19 1/4" long.
 He is perfect in every way!

This was taken just after he was born. 

All three grandbabies are healthy and whole and wonderful!  We are blessed beyond measure!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Second of Three ....

Meet Jaxon George Jedidiah Posey
Born Wednesday , May 22, 2013
Weighed 8 lbs 8 ozs
20 3/4" long
Perfect in every way!

Monday, May 20, 2013

First of Three ...

Meet sweet  "little" Emerson Capri. She was born at 12:07, Sunday, May 19, 2013. She weighed 9 lbs 4 ozs and is 21" long.  She came out perfect in every way, full of peace and sweetness!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Friday, May 17, 2013

WOW! Three new little ones ...

Tonight I am waiting.  Waiting.  Waiting.  Waiting.

It seems that our family is growing by leaps and bounds.  When we moved to this state 6 years ago  this month, we had two precious grandchildren and one about to be born.  Since that time the number of grandchildren has increased.  We have seven presently.  The first two are now 7 years old and heading the the second grade.  We have three more due any day now.  Yep... Three....  three different parents ...  bringing our total to 10 who all live out here.  That will be five girls and five boys.

My blessings abound!  My joy overflows!  My excitement is not easily contained.

Our two daughters and one daughter in love are all due the last week of May.  One will be induced on the 19th if she doesn't go into labor before.  One will have a c-section on the 31st and one will be induced on the 30th, unless she goes into labor before then. 

They will all be born at the same hospital.  Each has a different doctor.  All the doctors have different theories on when delivery should take place... a week before, a week after, on the due date....  Actually, God has a plan and He knows the perfect day.

So, we wait.  Wait.  Wait. Wait.

One girl, and two boys....

How precious that they will all be so close.  The others are very close and love to get together.  They love to come to my house.  I love for them to come.

I'm blessed.  I'm happy.  I'm content.  I'm thrilled.

Thank you for sharing in my joy!