Saturday, April 2, 2011

Less is More

I'm going to start by saying, I had this a little better paragraphed, which helped make sense to me, but for some reason, it keeps making it one big paragraph. I hope you will stick with me and get the true message of my passion! Thanks! I often wonder why we have such an attachment to "things" I feel like we are a society who has to have the best of this, or look better than them. We work so hard at this, that we often sink ourselves into enormous debt, and even alienate people who don't fit into our "standard" of life. I'm not saying it is wrong to have nice things, or to want to look nice. But, I believe there comes a point where we start to worship things on earth more than what comes next. But, truth is, we take NONE of this with us when we leave. We are no longer judged by what kind of car we drove, what brands we wore, how big our house was. What DID we do in our life? Who did we help? Did we take the time to ask others how their day was? Did we smile at a stranger, help someone who was struggling with a bag? Hold a door for someone, give when we don't have much ourselves? THESE are a reflection of how we lived our life. Who we touched. Who we shared our faith with. Did we share our faith? Or did we quietly worship? I myself, want to change the world. Now, I know, realistically I can't change the WHOLE WORLD. But, I'm going to do my part to try. I want to help those in need. I want to feed those who are hungry. I want to show those who don't believe, the way to Christ. Because, the only way to the Lord, IS through Christ. Salvation. Isn't that what we all want? To be welcomed into the kingdom of heaven with a "job well done" I don't know the Bible front to back. I can't easily come up with a verse for you. But, I can tell you about the love of my Savior. I can tell you the importance of him in my life and how greatly we have been blessed, and challenged because we have chosen to follow Him. I can show you his love through the way I chose to live my life. This reminds me of a song my Mom used to sing me before bed. I have gone on and started singing it to Mattea at night. It has become her favorite song. She says, "Sing me the song Gommy used to sing you." Warms my heart, and melts my Moms!!!! I'd like to share it with you.

When the day is dark and dreary, and your way is hard to find,

don't let your heart be weary, just keep this thought in mind

it is better to light just one little candle than to stumble in the dark

better far that you light just one little candle, all you need is a tiny spark

if we all say a prayer that the world would be free, the wonderful dawn of a new day we'd see and if everyone lit just one little candle, what a bright world this would be

If I light my candle, and share my light with you. You in turn, light your candle, and share it with others. How amazing would that be??? That we could easily share our light with another, and they go on and share their light? In fact, aren't we changing the world? We might not know it, but, it could be happening right now. SHARE YOUR LIGHT.

I want to become less aware of what earthly things I can acquire, and MORE aware of acquiring my eternal resting spot. I am on my way. I hope in some way, I can inspire you to do your part in making this world a little better, one candle at a time.

Love and light to all of you!!!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

What Happened to Spring?????

A week ago, we were enjoying the sun and playing outside ALL DAY! Shorts, dresses, LOVE!!!
Fast forward and we are suffering from cabin fever again!!! We've been stuck inside for about a week now! It's freezing again! Now it's pants, sweatshirts, slippers.....gotta keep warm!!! Not to mention the heater being ran a BUNCH!! I was so excited to have it warming up so we could get back to a nice cheap electric bill. Well, Mother Nature had a better idea!!!

This is NOT COOL! We want the sunshine back, like NOW!! Thank you......AND SCENE!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Matteas Prayer

"Dear God. Thank you for this awesome day and night. Thank you for my house that plays music and makes noise. Thank you for my bible verses and new songs. Amen.....Oh yea, and thank you for Sis and Jesus. Amen"

Have I mentioned how much I love this girl?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Triple Tuesday

Okay, so, here it is. I know I skipped a couple weeks......I'm not the best at keeping up! But, here we go!!!!

1. I am so saddened by the events in Japan. My heart hurts for all those affected. I wish that I had the means to drop everything and go help with relief efforts. But, I've been doing what I know I can from here. I have been keeping them in my thoughts and prayers daily. I have also been counting my blessings to have my family next to me, safe and sound. These events have reminded me what is important in life, and what isn't. I am so fortunate to have such amazing friends and family in my life!

2. I am SO going back and forth on wanting another baby or not!!! One day, I feel ready, and longing for a little man (hopefully) to cuddle and squeeze! The next day, I am completely unsure. I think, things are okay the way they are. But, I know, that we are never truly READY for baby, whether it be your first or third! So, we have decided to let God decide if we will be blessed with another little angel. He is the only one who really knows what is best for us! So, maybe we will, maybe we won't. I will be happy either way. I have two beautiful angels in my life!!! It would be a bonus if we were to have another!!

3. I can't wait to go to sleep and wake up tomorrow! Suppose to be in the 70s the next three days!!! Yay!!! Now, if mother nature could just decide which way she was going to swing. This back and forth is driving me nutso!!! Not to mention, my poor husband has been suffering a terrible case of allergies!! I feel so bad for him!! He is so congested!! Barely breathing, eyes watering,'s not a pretty sight!!

There ya go!! I'm going with Amber and saying EVERYONE should do a Triple Tangent Tuesday!! It'll be fun!! You can be as random as you like!!!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Oh, these Girls!!

There are days I want to pull my hair out. I'm not joking here!!! Sometimes, this job of Motherhood can be exausting! Day and night, I am in charge of these little beings. The teething one year old, who can't seem to break that molar. Or, the defiant three year old who is testing her boundaries. I would like to say that I am Supermom.....but I'm only human! There are days that they get the best of me.

The good news is, there are by far more rewards for taking on this role. When Mattea climbs up on my lap, puts her arms around me tight, and tells me how much she loves me. Cecelia, with her little pigeon toed walk, is at my feet looking up at me with her big smile! When I hear them both playing in the playroom TOGETHER! Mattea, trying very hard to be patient with her little sister, knowing she doesn't quite understand it all yet.

These are the days I cling to. The days I look back on when we are having an "off" day. Reminding me that it's not always crying and dirty butts! It's unconditonal love FOR them and FROM them.

I can't wait to see them grow up together. To see them be best friends (and at times.....bicker like enemies! I have a sister, I know!) I want to see how they look out for eachother, laugh together, and drive Mommy crazy together. Of course I'm not pushing for them to grow up too fast. I learn more every day that we need to cherish their youthfullness.

I thank God every day for this challenging job called Motherhood. I really wouldn't have it any other way! He has blessed our family so incredibly. I know that because of Him and through Him, we are whole. I thank Him for letting me watch faith grow in a tiny little soul, just learning of His love.
These girls are my happiness, sadness, joy, and comfort. I love them with all my heart. I don't know who I would be without them.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Serious?? This is my life!!

So, I was just browsing blogs (mainly because I am an insomniac and can not sleep!) I realised this entire day, I thought it was Tuesday......I even did my Tuesday blog!! I swear, this is my life! I am a complete basket case!!! I'm not saying that like I'm down on myself, I just seem to do these crazy things almost daily! But, I still posted!! Who cares if it was a day late? Right? Okay, now I feel better.....kinda....

T to the TT.....What???

Well, it's Tuesday, so I will begin my second edition of Triple Tangent Tuesday!!

1.I just rearranged the girls room! Well, Cecelia doesn't sleep in there yet, but, when she is big enough, there is a bed waiting for her! (Right now, I sleep in it a lot when I can't sleep! Their beds are more comfortable than ours....not cool right???) Now, if I could afford to paint it! They need a super cute girly color on the wall! Their furniture is so colorful, then there is a boring tan on the wall....BOO!

2.We started a small group last night with our friends the Harmons, and my brother and his wife. The first study we chose to do "From Anger to Intimacy" Now, we're not all a bunch of angry folks, but as most of you know, every marriage goes through it's ups and downs. It's nice to have a group of people to talk to who are dealing with the same things! Plus, the kids had a BLAST playing with eachother! It was just the first week, but I can already tell how amazing this is going to be. Next week, we're hosting it! Johns famous Mexican Lasagna is on the menu!! Can't wait!

3. I love Despicable Me!! I swear, I might even like it more than the girls!! We have watched it a billion times already, and I'm not a bit tired of it! I think I talk Mattea into watching it (mainly because I DO NOT want to watch Strawberry Shortcake one more time!!) It is so absolutely fun! I love the Minions....pretty much anything they do makes me laugh. Yes, still, even after the millionth time!!!

Well, I guess that's it for today. Short and sweet!