Thursday, April 23, 2009

It's all about Him, not Me...

A scripture that I found helpful today...
"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.
The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God,
who loved me and gave Himself for me."
Galations 2:20
I ask Him today for help in realizing when (& how) to back off and submit to Him and His authority over all things in my life. So that I may experience peace!!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

The Old Rugged Cross

My favorite hymn! It humbles me. It puts my heart in it's place & reminds me of my heritage. I was pardoned. I am LOVED. It reminds me that it's not just a story in a's REAL and it's a PROMISE. BEAUTIFUL!!!


On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,The emblem of suffering and shame;And I love that old cross where the dearest and bestFor a world of lost sinners was slain.

So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross,Till my trophies at last I lay down;I will cling to the old rugged cross,And exchange it some day for a crown.
O that old rugged cross, so despised by the world,Has a wondrous attraction for me;For the dear Lamb of God left His glory aboveTo bear it to dark Calvary.

In that old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine,A wondrous beauty I see,For ’twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died,To pardon and sanctify me.

To the old rugged cross I will ever be true;Its shame and reproach gladly bear;Then He’ll call me some day to my home far away,Where His glory forever I’ll share.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


I cannot believe that it is already March!! Where did February go?? I guess going on an early vacation threw me off a little. Not to mention Daylight Savings Time...

Well, I updated my background, added some current pictures to the sidebar and have a couple of posts floating around in my head. Hopefully I'll get them up over the weekend!

I'm SO excited about Spring Break being next week! Before we left for New Mexico I had started SEVERAL home projects. I plan on getting most of them knocked out over the weekend and then revamping the kid's rooms over Spring Break! We're trying to rearrange and add a play space to the mix...we'll see! It's getting what's in my head to work out in our house!

Look forward to posting pics soon!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

My Mom

Today marks the 4 year Anniversary of my Mother's death. Just typing those words makes my heart sting a little. I still miss her.

My Mom was born Glenna Marlene Lambert on March 15, 1958. She married my father on July 3, 1976. She had me on March 1, 1978. She has my sisters on March 12, 1980. She was the heart and soul of our family. She loved endlessly.

I learned SO much from her. I learned how to cook and be a wife, a MOM. I learned from her struggles and mistakes. I learned that time is fleeting and nothing is promised. I learned that I HATE CANCER!! I learned to enjoy my kids...because they grow up too fast. I learned that housework and busyness will always be here...but memory making moments will not be. I learned to make my husband feel needed and appreciated. I learned that there is nothing better than popcorn and a movie. I learned that the smell of roast after church on Sunday is Heaven on Earth! She taught me these things by example...She lived these things.

On Friday, February 25, 2005 at 5:15am...I held my Mom's hand and watched her take her last breathe. I held my sisters and cried. I cry now.

I know that she is walking in Paradise with her Creator. She no longer hurts, or fears, or cries. She is healed. I am still broken.

I want to talk to her...I want my kids to know how wonderful she was...I want advice that only a Mother can give...I want to call and gripe to her how unfair this World is...I want her to meet Melissa...I want her to see how beautiful and loving Samantha is becoming...I want her to see Bubba's sweet heart and smile...I want her see how happy and in love I am...

Me, Me, Me.

We are taking our kids to New Mexico today to go skiing & tubing and relaxing. I pray that this will be a time of renewed strength and peace. I long to fill more days with joy through Christ and not things of this World...even Mom's...because they are all fleeting. I celebrate her this day. I miss her this day. And I will probably cry, ALOT, this day. But I find hope in Christ and in the scripture that was put on her headstone:

"To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord" 2 Cor 5:8

My Mom is in Heaven, at the feet of Jesus. Blessed is His name!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Girls Night Out

Tonight, while the boys were out doing this...
Samantha, MiMi & I were doing this....
I love it when I get to spend time alone with my girls! First we went to Olive Garden and stuffed ourselves with salad and pasta...then we went shoe shopping (we had to walk off the calories...right?!?!)...and then capped off our wonderful night at the local Starbucks (hot chocolates all around). We sat in the big comfy couches & giggled and chatted. MiMi even got up at one point and put on a little dance recital (Samantha has decided that she is nuts)! I truly love my daughters. They are still so innocent...not a care in the World! They have no desire (yet) to be older than they are & they still think that their Momma is pretty cool! Here's a few pictures from our GNO (for all you Hannah Montana fans :)).

This was our "cheers" to a great night
Sisterly Bonding Moment....
And then it was over....
My beautiful Samantha enjoying her Hot ChocolateSweet MiMi...Cheesin' it
Snugglin in MiMi's bed...makes my heart melt :)
And yes, they have on matching "Best Friends" shirts...
Well, my boys just walked in...I'm gonna go love on them a little! Did I say how much I love being a Momma?? (& a wife!!)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Happy New Year!!

I am going to be banned from Blogger World for sure! I have missed every major holiday over the last 2 months!! Oh well...I'm trying to carve out some ME time to get my heart and my thoughts in order, so hopefully I can redeem myself soon ;). I'm also trying to spiff up my page for the new year....I'll work on that over the weekend.....

Anyhoo, here's to an awesome 2009!! May it bring tons of fun, untold blessings and memories galore...and may I have the time and sense to blog about it!!