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I started this blog several years ago as an outlet. To whomever reads my blog, I hope you are encouraged. I do my best to keep it short, so it can be a breath of fresh air.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Power of Prayer

This morning after I dropped RJ off at school, I decided to sit down and really focus and pray for my sister in law Jennifer. We learned that she had been bitten, most likely by a spider and had encephalitis. Then to top if off she had an allergic reaction to something the hospital had given her. The allergic reaction put her in a coma. She has been slowly responding and finally opened her eyes a couple of days ago, but still was not completely coherent. I was really sad to hear how bad she was doing. I love her very much and the thought of life for her boys without her, was not something I wanted. I know there is power in prayer and I realized that I had been so busy that my prayers have been sincere, but short ones. So, I sat down and really went to the Lord in prayer on her behalf. I'm not sure how long I prayed, but I know I touched heaven and when I was done, I could feel she was going to be ok.
This afternoon, her husband called me. He said she was a 100% with us! She was moving her head, trying to talk and attempting to write with a pen on paper! I have to admit, I started bawling like a baby. I was overwhelmed with thankfulness to the Lord.
So many times, we are in a crises or someone we love is in a crises and our every day lives keep us from getting on our knees and going to the Lord. We say a quick prayer and He does hear our 5 second prayer. However, I think if we focus on the situation in prayer and push everything aside, amazing things will happen.
You can call it a coincidence and I know Doctors have been working hard to get her better along with others praying . Call it what you want, but while I was on my knees in prayer, she began to respond.
It's so simple, really. Stop and truly pray, the results will amaze you.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend

I have to say this was one of the best Memorial Day weekends I have had in a long time. Sunday's church service was great and today was a nice time with Bob and R.J.
It seems to me that Winter didn't want to leave and Summer showed up instead of spring!

Either way, I am thanful for the warmth of the sun. Playing outside with my lil boy while Bob makes a Bar B Q are some of my favorite family times.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Good Things

Last night we were given a treat. It was great to hear Pastor Davis Treach again. I say Treach because he started out teaching and then started preaching. I have enjoyed all the speakers we have had while he was recovering from a heart attack,however there is nothing like hearing your pastor teach/preach. I felt like my soul was fed last night.

It seems we have had a backfire in the potty training with RJ. He has decided to not go potty on the toilet. I am so tired and wiped out from it that I litterally want to scream. I think if he were to spend a couple of days with Grammy while Bob and I go away, this may help him some. Who knows, maybe he needs a break from us. That being said, Thursday night's service was much needed for me.

Things at times do not make sense. I have learned that God is with me, even when I can't seem to feel anything.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

David's Graduation

I just got back from a short trip to TN. My nephew David Graduated from High School. I can still remember the day he was born, crazy! It was nice being there with my mom, sister, David and Ross. RJ had a blast. I would have liked to stay longer, but my husband kept calling me to tell me how much he missed me and how sad he was getting. I am glad I have a husband who misses me! He is a good man and a wonderful daddy to our little boy. In fact I am getting to rest, while they go out and "play".
So..the world did not end, I didn't think it was going to. I walk with the Lord daily, I figured He will come when He is good and ready to come and I don't need to figure out what day it will be. As long as I walk with Him, when he comes, I'll be ready to go that second.
God is good to me!
OOH and my sister in law came out of the coma. She still has a ways to go and the Doctors are doing their best to get her well enough to go home.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Life is a Vapor

I was thinking to myself today, no one reads my blog, so I am going to write as much as I can and it can be a type of outlet for me. As I type I have conflicting emotions. I am super excited because tomorrow I will see my mom (God willing), sister and nephews. I don't get to see then very often. On the other hand I am extremly sad because one of my sister-in-laws is in a coma in the hospital and I have this horrible feeling in my gut that I am going to get a phone call/text that she has died. I am truly sad. I love her dearly and I am sad because she has a wonderful stepdaughter who cares deeply for her and she has two little boys who need her. To top it off her husband adores her. Why do bad things happen to good people? I'm a Christian I walk with the Lord and it's times like this that I sit back and just don't understand. I know all things work for the good, but her? God can you please breath life back into her body and allow her to walk, laugh and live among us.
We are not promised tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Today was one of those days when I wish I could go hide in a cave. I know I should not complain, since I know there are many who have it much worse. It's funny..I thought that when I moved to NY and got married to my Prince Charming I figured life would be great. It is great, really, it's just life happens. My hubby had to take a last minute drive to Canada...we live on Long Island..he took our only car. We have a three year old and it's been raining all figure out what kind of day I had. Grant it, he is a good boy, I'm thankful. Of course as I am writting this blog, my husband calls to tell me he loves me. So..I need to really not complain. I can say I am tired and my allergies are going haywire and I have a cold to top it off. How will I end the evening? As you can tell my son must be asleep or I would not be able to type this, I am going to make a cup of peppermint tea and relax. Yes....relax and wait for my hubby to come home. Tomorrow is another day and thankfully, RJ goes to school for two hours..bliss.. I can clean the house!