Sunday, August 30, 2009

Ready for Fall!

Literally it is 66 degrees in my house. For some reason our heat isn't working. I had my Pj's on and on top of that my bathrobe! It certainly didn't feel like August..but I think I am ready for Fall. It is by far my favorite season. I love wearing sweaters and the smell of the crisp air. I am determined to go on a haunted hayride, that is all I can handle because I am a big chicken. I want to go apple picking and to a pumpkin patch. I want to make big piles of leaves and watch Wyatt jump in them. I want to sip hot chocolate with Noah and watch episodes of Seinfeld......ah...yes, I am ready for fall!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Mustard Seed

A few years back while I was still working retail, I befriended this single Christian mom. She was the sweetest thing and for Christmas she bought me a necklace with a heart pendant, and inside the clear heart was a mustard seed. It was a nice gesture, the necklace wasn't my "style" so I hung it up on my rear view mirror as a constant reminder of God's faithfulness. At that point in my life I needed little faith because things seemed to be going my way. But occasionally I would glance at that mustard seed and think about how much God could do. Now as I await the next date for Wyatt's surgery I am turning to the mustard seed for answers. I know God's power is endless, but could he "heal" my son so he wouldn't need another surgery? I was kind of embarrassed to even mention the thought to anyone, but why should I be? God has brought people back from the dead, made the blind see and the deaf hear. So is it so far-fetched that Wyatt's "problem" could be fixed supernaturally? When are things too big for God? When it involves moving skin or mending broken bones??? God heals in many ways, sometimes he does it himself, or he can use Doctors and medicine. So my question is, can faith as small as a mustard seed move mountains??

Saturday, August 1, 2009

The New Generation

Today my oldest brother is 30! It is strange to think that he has been on earth for this long. I am am so proud of Joey and I think he has made the biggest turn around. Going from an irresponsible teenager, to a husband and father. Sure he is still the same brother who laughs when he farts or will disguise his voice every time he calls me, but I wouldn't have it any other way. He calls me at least 2 or 3 times a week just to see how we are doing and is always telling me to give Wyatt a kiss from his uncle Joey. Out of four kids you would think we would be a lot alike but we are so very different. Joey is strong, but emotional, Joshy is smart and sarcastic, I am nurturing and tend to wear my heart on my sleeve, Shayshay is guarded and a total DIVA. When you get all of us together it is a fun time, we use laughter as a common thread, even though I tend to be at the butt of many jokes, what can I say, I am an easy target!?! I love my siblings and we are really close, we had to be. Throughout all the garbage we have been through, it only bounded us together more. At the end of the day, I always know they will be there for me. Happy Birthday Big Bro!!! Love you!