Friday, December 28, 2012

A blessing that you can hear!

I hope each of you had a wonderful Christmas. I will post pictures and tell you about our Christmas on the next post. I wanted to share Xan singing to us on Christmas! When I heard this song playing on my pandora station I knew Xan would sing it beautifully!


Monday, December 3, 2012


On Facebook people like to use November and write something they are thankful for everyday.  This year I thought I would participate.  It's nice to slow down and think of the things that really matter.  I think it is even better to go back and read them all over again.  Here is my 30 Days of November Thankfulness...

Day 1: I am thankful I have a God who loves me -regardless! Keeps his Promises, carries me through, rains blessings on my life and gave me salvation!

Day 2: I am thankful for my husband! 6 wonderful years as his wife...things only get better and better each year. He's my glue!

Day 3: I'm thankful for my children! God trusted me to be a mother to 5 children! May not of birthed all 5 but count them all as my own! Thankful to be called mom!

Day 4: I'm thankful for my mother!! She constantly amazes me. Always willing to help, everyone else's strength, biggest heart for her family! Not only I'm I blessed to call her mom but my best friend! Thank you Lord for Malynda!!!
Day 5: I am thankful for my brother! Through the years he was the one and only man in my life that I knew would be there for me. Sometimes too protective but he was always looking out for me. He would sacrifice for me to have! I love hearing his truck pull on my road! There is always a smile on my face when he comes around. I am so proud of who he has become! I cherish our relationship we have and love him dearly!!!

Day 6: I'm thankful for the freedom to vote!

Day 7: I'm thankful for the few friends I still have! That we can pick up right where we left off after much time in between! Quantity doesn't matter in my friendship but the quality does! Thankful for the support, love and girl talk!

Day 8: I am thankful for mine and my families health! This is one of the things I tend to take for granted that is really important!

Day 9: I'm thankful for my awesome amazing Job!! Never thought I would be employed by USC but God led me there. His choice was perfect for me!

Day 10: I'm very thankful for my inlaws!! I have a wonderful relationship with my mother in law! Thankful for our visits.

Day 11: Thankful for inspirational music!  Love WMHK!

Day 12: I am thankful for unanswered prayers!

Day 13: I am thankful for veterans past, present and future who serve to protect this country!

Day 14: I'm thankful for my gym membership!! Enjoy working out and feeling good...inside a building!

Day 15: today I'm thankful for my X wife, lol. Kim! I'm thankful for the friendship we have. Look forward to making more memories together with our families
Day 16: I'm thankful for prayer! Nothing like talking to God and finding comfort in his word!

Day 17: I'm thankful that even though it was just a short part of my life, I'm glad Lewis was my step dad for 15 years. He has some pretty rotten ways but I have lots of father daughter memories because of him. Holding grudges never help...being thankful for the good times does.

Day 18: thankful for church!! God moved us so my kids could be more active. Today Carter said, mom know what? God is always with us? Cool huh?! So blessed that my children know God at a young age!!

Day 19: I'm thankful for my 89 year old grandmother! God has blessed her to see her grandchildren and great grandchildren! Even with lung cancer, radiation treatment, she is still going strong!! Blessed to still have her!

Day 20: I am thankful for my house! Warm, running water, comfy beds, and a place to make memories with my family.

Day 21: Thankful that God loved me first, that he loves me even when I'm unlovable and loves me unconditionally!

Day 22: I'm thankful to be able to see ALL my family today! It gets harder and harder to pull everyone together at one time as we grow but we make it work on both sides of my family! Extremely blessed to gather with family today! Looking forward to the great food, laughter and hugs! Happy thanksgiving. I pray you are surrounded by family and friends today as well!

Day 23: Thankful to start celebrating the birth of our King! I sure do love Jesus' birthday. A great time of year- to give to make others smile!

Day 24: I am thankful for the relationship I now have with my father.  Rocky road as many know but glad we have a relationship.

Day 25: I am thankful for my grandfather, papa!  Any time I think of my childhood, I think of so many memories my papa created with me.  His love for me was always unconditional.  He always knew I would climb on his lap and be protective of him.  He loved it!  He was always smiling at me.  I miss him so much.  Thankful for the years we had together.

Day 26: Thankful for my husband’s newest adventure with BrianTrust Tech.  I have to put my trust in the Lord that he is leading him right with Ted needs to be.

Day 27: Thankful for my 3 sweet step daughters.  I love watching them get excited to see Carter and Lily. They have such big hearts. I am thankful I was chosen to be apart of their lives.

Day 28: Thankful for photos!  As many of you know, I have always loved pictures. I love capturing the moments and looking back on them.  Thank you George Eastman for creating the Kodak Camera.
Day 29: Thankful for my children’s cousins.  (Or my nieces and nephews!)  They enjoy playing and creating memories with each of them.  I know growing up I loved being with my cousin, especially Heather.  We could giggle for hours. 
Day 30: Thankful for the love my children share of each other.  Carter was asked by his teacher this month what he was thankful for and he said his sister!  He then corrected the teacher and said sisterS!  I love watching Carter take care of Lily and Lily love on her brother.  
Lots to be thankful for!