Friday, September 30, 2011

Prayer Buddy Reveal :)

I had the honor of praying for All in His Perfect Timing. This was my first time doing the prayer buddies in the blogging community. But, can I just tell you it has really been a rewarding experience!!!! It was great to get to know someone new through her blog while praying for her without her even knowing it. I prayed for her daily... Found myself thinking, "I wonder if she is feeling these prayers?" I could sure my prayer buddy's. Actually hers too. I had actually come across her blog right before prayer buddies were set up.

Throughout the past couple of months, I feel my faith has grown with leaps and bounds. I first started a prayer novena "ish" with Patiently Waiting, which helped me really prepare for the prayer buddies. I had the opportunity to really focus my prayer, and made it more of a priority... Not that it wasn't before, but I had never really set aside a certain time a day to focus all my energy to pray without distraction.

Today I received an email from my prayer buddy, Polkadot at Making God Laugh! I honestly was checking my email like a kid waits for Santa or the tooth fairy. I was so excited to find out who had been praying for me. Her email made me smile. Not being Catholic, some things many of the bloggers are used to are totally new to me. She told me that she lit a candle in a cathedral for my prayer intentions. That is so awesome! The fact that there is a physical light shining somewhere for me and my intentions... (I actually teared up reading that) I am in awe of this blog community. I have learned so much and continue to do so.

Thanks Polkdot for all of the prayers I sure felt them!

All in His Perfect Timing, I hope you felt my prayers. I will continue to pray for you and your husband, and hopefully soon both all of our miracles will be revealed to us! God Bless us all!

Thank you so much JBTC and Mrs. Henderson for working out all of the logistics for the prayer buddies!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Ok I really need some prayers here... I have been praying so hard about this house!!!! I am so worried that we are missing the right buyer!!! Haven't shown it in weeks and in three days get two showings... Yay for prayers!!! But... We can't show it cause of the dishwasher debacle. I just need some extra prayers that this is ok and God is in control! I know this but my mind keeps playing what ifs and it's tearing me up. I just don't want all of our(yours included) prayers for this house to be in vain due to a human error. Does this make any sense? I'm kinda starting to question this like I questioned the whole infertility thing. I'm hoping it's all just because I'm so worn out and still not feeling 100%. So I guess you could pray for my sinuses too. I came home from work today and slept from about 5 ish til about 9:45, the dull headache is so annoying. I feel like Oscar the grouch... Ok in going to stop complaining now. Sorry to rant.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Can a girl catch a break????? Just askin'

I have had one of those week/weekends where I just want to throw my hands in the air and wave a white flag! I surrender!

First, I have to go back to Sunday a week ago. Let me preface with this... With our house on the market the last thing we want to do is put anymore moo la into it. Well last weekend we got to talking about the fact that our top rack in the dishwasher wasn't working well. Our glasses always ended up coming out dirtier ( if that is even possible) than when we put them in there. So, call me lazy, I just kept leaving them in thinking surely they would get clean eventually... UM NO! So in all the electricity and water we were wasting (please don't send the green police) we decided we should just bite the bullet and buy a new one. So, we went to Lowe's close to our parents house first because we had been out there visiting. The man there was like oh you don't
want that one. Its loud and cheap. I was like that is exactly what we want... it looks nice (stainless steel and all) and isn't so nice that we would want to take it with us when we leave. lol Well he didn't want to worry with it apparently telling me that it would take 2 weeks to come in if we ordered it. But, that they stock depending on the zip codes. And in this zip code they only stock the stores with high end appliances. Blah Blah Blah. I was irritated and said fine. 3 hours later and 6 more stores we are Lowe's right by our house and low an behold they have 2 of them... And guess what???? They also have 2 of them at the first store we were at. I wanted to go all the way back just to let that first guy have a piece of my mind... But I didn't. I contained myself. I mean I was a happy girl. I got the dishwasher I wanted for a low low price. Here she is...

Well, I love love love my husband, but he is no Mr. Fix-it, more like Mr. Break-It. But, this time he said how hard can this be... Famous last words. 3 hours later and another trip back to Lowe's for a new water line hose. We were finally washing dishes ( at bedtime I might add). I didn't care though I had my new dishwasher and it was cleaning the top rack.

This week was a long short week. We had parent teacher conferences on Thursday. Tuesday I came home and was so worn out I went to bed around 6 and didn't get up until 7 on Wed. morning. Thursday was a district learning day, which meant we were in meetings ALL DAY. Friday night my throat started hurting, but I thought maybe its just sinus stuff. Sat. I woke up early and had what felt like a porcupine in my throat.... It hurt bad enough I had my hubs get a flash light so I could look at my throat. Being a teacher I am a pro at identifying strep throat. And of course I saw white. Great! I had a wedding and a baby shower for our sweet friends Allie's Pursuit of Motherhood. I had a friend call in some meds so I wouldn't have to spend $50 at the minor med.

Well, this should have been clue number 2 that this weekend was going down hill fast... Went to pick it up and they said... nope don't have it. So I came home and waited then called to check. Still didn't' have it. So, I text the Dr. back and he had called it in earlier. When I sent the hubs to check again, miraculously it was there and had been all along. SERIOUSLY?!?!
I went into our extra bedroom to get a bag for the cute little onesie for the shower.... and wet!!! I thought and screamed ZEKE!! Thinking he had gone to the bathroom, but then I moved back and it was still wet. The closet and part of the room was completely soaked. Enter almost complete meltdown.

Long story short, the hose I went back to buy at Lowe's was not tightened as it should and each time we washed dishes, the water seeped into the bedroom behind the kitchen. So, we have spent all day ripping out padding, sucking out water, and trying desperately to dry the slab and carpet. Oh and after not showing the house for a few weeks... They called today wanting to show it. Really?!?!?!

As I drove to my mother in laws to get another fan and a carpet cleaner, I thought...God, why are you testing us like this? Can we please have a little reprieve here? Prayer buddy and readers we could use a little prayer help here, for strength, patience, and no mold in our carpet. Oh and that I don't question God on trivial things like this too. :) Hope everyone has a fabulous week!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Thankful Thursday

borrowed the idea for this post from Patiently Waiting Kinda. ( I kinda stole some of hers too)

Things I am Thankful For (in not certain order):
  • My wonderful life. I know and try to remind myself, I really have it pretty good. It could be worse.
  • My fabulous family. I really couldn't live without them. They are there for me whenever I need them and love me unconditionally.
  • My sweet class. They really are a great class. They might work my nerves, but I am so thankful they keep me on my toes.
  • That parent conferences are over! Today was a very long day (conferences before and after school).
  • For all of my blogger friends and prayer buddy! If it weren't for you all I know I would not have anyone to share my journey with, who has some kinda idea what I am talking about. You have helped me strengthen my faith and given me hope! (all the announcements recently! YAY!!!)
  • My faith in God! If it weren't for that I am sure that I would not have made it this far.
  • SLEEP!!! I got a lot of it on Tuesday and am ready to hit the sack now! Its probably unnatural how much sleep I need or like to get.

Monday, September 12, 2011


I have a mentioned one of my sweet little 4th graders in the past... who really puts life in perspective. He is such a joy to teach! Well today he came to class super excited that his mom finally found the link below. We were able to watch this in class and he was so proud as were the rest of the class, his assistant, my student teacher, and myself. Of course I cried... He has made so much progress... It is amazing how this miracle is playing out. His family is so precious! When I shared it with the hubs he got goose bumps listening to the story. So, I wanted to share this sweet story with my readers :)

JSU's Biggest Fan: Justin Goins

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Do you remember?

Well of course we all do. The day in most of our lives that will be etched in our brains as the saddest day in the history of the US and our lives. Some have added it to the day President Kennedy was assasinated, I of course was not alive when that sad event happened.

I was in my dorm room in Smith Hall at the U of Memphis, waking up to get ready to go to class, or to the hospital to visit my mom. I woke up, and turned the TV on and was confused as to what I saw. Every channel had breaking news of a terrible accident at the World Trade Center in NY. As I was watching this I picked up the phone to call my dad. My mother had been having a lot of trouble over the past few months and they finally figured out it was her heart. She had been moved to Methodist Central to have heart surgery. That was terrifying enough, but waking up to see the horrible plane crash (es) was super scary. As my dad answered the phone, the second plane crashed into the second tower. I remember crying and asking dad what was going on, who would do this, and then please tell me mom is ok. When I knew my mom was ok, I got of the phone with dad, and sat in my bottom bunk for most of the rest of the day. I didn't go to my morning classes. The afternoon class I went to because I had a professor who really didn't like me and would not excuse my absence for any reason. We all just sat there in shock and were completely silent most of the time.

I remember outside was very eerie no normal sounds. Memphis is a hub for Fed Ex so all air travel has stopped. Then reports that they were worried that memphis might be targeted next due to the fact that it was such a transportation hub. Life for the next few days was so different.

But, when I think about it, life was not changed for me really... This didn't happen to me at all. I pray for all those families, all of those people who lost their lives because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time, people who lost their lives for being at work or flying that day, people who lost their lives trying to save others. I will never forget this day as long as I live, but most of all I will not forget those heros and innocent people who lost their lives for this country that day. And because of this event... I will not forget those who have and are continuing to fight for our freedom each and every day.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

My Loves List

I have a few of my favorite things that are inspiring this post. :)

  • Fall - I LOVE FALL!!! And even though I am sure it isn't truly here yet, the weather is giving me a taste of it and I am in LOVE!!!
  • Pumpkin Spice Lattes!!! Starbucks made my week by bring my all time favorite drink of their's back!
  • Pedicures!!! I love having my feet pampered and this week I get to visit with my old neighbor while doing it! She used to do my pedis every two weeks back when I was younger and had more money to blow (lol)
  • The smell of Gain original!!! I love it so much that not only my clothes smell like it, my fabric, air, and dish water smell like it to, thanks to Febreeze! I mean its almost like, well actually it might be an addiction :)

  • My Mobi interactive slate!!! It makes teaching so much easier and more exciting for my sutdents! I love love love it!
  • Prayer is so important! I couldn't resist this pic when looking for images of my favorite things. How stinking cute is the kiddo praying but the dog... priceless! Lately prayer has become something I have really been working on and I am seeing the prayers be answered and that is reassuring!
I could go on and on but I will leave you with one last favorite... Those of you who know me, know this is my weakness... there is something about a McDonald's Coke!!!