Sunday, January 15, 2012

My heart is full of PEACE!

I have so much on my mind, so many BIG changes to come in the very near future for our family.  I have never been so at PEACE with a BIG decision as I am right now.

In the last year and a half my life has been FILLED with stress, to the point where the smallest change could send me into a full anxiety attach.  I had learned how to cope but I knew coping was not what God wants for us.  He wants us to flourish in all of our challenges of life.  It is so hard to see that the worldly things that bring us so much stress and discomfort are not the things that matter to God, we put that importance on them.

I have been having a conversation for months with God going something like this; Ok God, if you do this I will do that.  Of course, just as it would be when we don't trust God to take care of things nothing in the situation was changing.  You ask yourself why won't it change and then a few weeks ago I finally realized it was God telling me to have faith and do this and then He will take care of the rest.

I know there are a lot of hidden information in this post that I can't yet share but let me tell you it is going to be such a different world for us and I can't wait.  When you know that you are doing what God is calling you to do it is amazing the PEACE that fills your heart.

I am so blessed by God.  My heart is so full!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Harper's Fundraiser

I have extended the closing date of Harper's fundraiser.

It now closes on the evening of Friday the 13th!!  You can shop here.

Let's bless this family big time!!!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Life is not a race - but indeed a journey.
Be honest. Work hard. Be Choosy.
Say "Thank You", "I Love You", and "Great Job" to someone each day.
Go to church, take time for prayer.  The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh.
Let your handshake mean more than pen and paper.
Love your life and what you've been given, it is not accidental - search for your purpose and do it as best you can.
Dreaming does matter.  It allows you to become that which you aspire to be.
Laugh often.
Appreciate the little things in life and enjoy them.
Some of the best things really are free.
Do not worry, less wrinkles are more becoming.
Forgive, it frees the soul.
Take time for yourself - plan for longevity.
Recognize the special people you've been blessed to know.
Live for today, enjoy the moment.
~ Bonnie L. Mohr

Monday, January 2, 2012

I'm not ready go back to work.  I really thought that 5 days post D&C that I would be ready to head back to work.  My Christmas vacation was spent laying around and enjoying my kids which of course I loved so much.  Now I am back to work tomorrow and thinking that I still need a couple down days.  I am normally a fast healer but this time around I am a little sluggish, guess it is a sign of my age.

Leaving you with a precious pictures of my life's inspiration...

Don't forget about Harper's fundraiser, can't wait until I can see a picture of her with her sisters!

Sunday, January 1, 2012


My friend introduced me to having a word for the year last year.  I didn't really pick a word for this last year, we had so many things going on, life was really at an overwhelming point.  How could I choose just one word.

I have been so excited for 2012.  For weeks I have been thinking about all that is in store for our family in 2012 and the word GIVE has been so deeply in my heart.  I was thinking about my word for 2012 and I could feel the Lord impressing GIVE in my heart even deeper.

I have been thinking about all the ways we can GIVE to others.  Not just in a monetary sense, while that is really important, we can give so much more than all the money we have.  I am talking about giving with all of you, walking through the day looking for all the ways that we can give to others, our family, friends, strangers, etc.  Seeing that person in the store parking lot that could use some help loading something into their car, they could probable figure out a way to get it done themselves but just imagine how much you could bless them by lending them a hand.  Walking into work with your coworker who is carrying a few to many things and grabbing the cup of coffee they have perched on top.  Seeing someone on the side of the road who could use a little extra something, a few years ago I drove around with some coats in my car and handed them out to people I saw that could use another layer, time to stock my car again!  The mom in McDonalds that has her hands full and could use two more hands as she gets her kiddos bundled up to go.

All these ways of giving may seem so small in our day to day lives and easy to forget but they could also be the best part of someone's day.  Just think of all the Jesus has given to us, we may be showing a little Jesus to that person at just the time in their life that they need it.

As a parent I know that my daily actions hold the biggest impact on my kids.  I pray that by modeling a giving heart to my kids they will be more giving in their days.  My oldest daughter gets citizenship awards at school, "dragon eyes", for doing things that we should really be doing all day every day.  She is on a quest for dragon eyes and will come home to tell me how many she earned each day.  While I love that the kids are recognized for their actions I want these to be a daily part of our lives without recognition.  I have been following a family that did something very similar this during Christmas.  It was awesome to see some of the things that they did and how small they may seem but what a huge impact they can have.

What an amazing year 2012 will be!  What is on your heart for 2012?