Ha…Parenting! Definitely full of lovely surprises! Always keeping me on my toes that is for sure. It seems like time is just flying as every day passes by. When you are a child time just seems to drag but as an adult time flies faster than a speeding bullet.
Sometimes I catch myself missing out on all the beautiful little things because I let myself get to distracted by everything else. It is so important to take the time to spend with you little ones even if it seems like there is so much on your plate. MAKE THE TIME. IT CAN’T BE REPLACED!
Always remember no matter how stressed out you get with all the crazy unexpected moments that one day you will laugh and enjoy those moments just like the rest. Enjoy parenting, own it, and take it day by day…. or minute by minute!
Usually rain doesn’t bother me but today with the down pour while dropping kids off school was ridiculous. I am glad that we are getting the moisture though, I know the plants appreciate it. Today I am going to try to be productive and get a lot of house work done. With all these allergy problems I have been experiencing this week I had to slow down a bit. 😊
Today I have achieved so much! It makes me so happy that I was able to be more productive. Due to all the stress my motivation has been terrible but now that it has been lifted off my shoulders I feel so much more alive. Stress is aterrible villain that sneaks up on you and consumes you till you have nothing left. Managing stress has never been my strong suite to say the least but I feel like I am growing. Through many prayers and patience God got me through the tough patches and in result made me stronger in my faith. If we don’t go through the tough stuff we will never grow and learn. Today I am spending some much time with my kiddos and enjoying the little moments. That’s what life is all about.
Walking by faith has been super hard for me lately. I want to fix the problems my self, I think with most that holds true for most. As silly as it sounds I feel like the bumps and trials I have face this Summer and year have made me stronger. I now understand the reasoning of walking by Faith.
There is beauty behind it, just as children depend on their parents and put their full trust in them we should do the same with God. He is always there and has a plan for each and every person. Waiting for the Lord can be a very difficult task for the simplistic mind of people. We tend to jump the gun and try to manage everything ourselves.
I stressed over things I had no control over this summer which made me partially miserable. The stress could have easily been avoided if I would have trusted the Lord instead of trying to take matters in my own hands. Trust the Lord, He knows what He is doing! 😊
Leave it to my two year old Joseph to give me the scare of a lifetime! Last night at 11:00pm…yeah we were all still awake! Well Joe Joe decided to take a stroll without mommy. I was finishing up feeding the baby and I heard Joseph cry! I quickly hear him calm down when another adult consoles him, so I unlatch the baby and position him on the bed so he won’t fall off! I slide off the bed and go hunting for him but realize he is nowhere to be found in the dorm!! I quickly panic and frantically search inside, but no sight of him. Once I realize he isn’t inside the building I race outside with a few more ladies! He was no where to be found. I see a child from the distance that resembles Joe Joe but realize very quickly that was not my son. At this point I felt my whole body go numb. My heart was frantically beating and my stomach was in knots. It was pitch dark and we were in the middle of nowhere! Frantically a whole bunch of other camp counsellors jump on in the search. Well within five minutes of searching he was found!!! He had chased the baby kitten that was on the camp grounds to the other side of the camp! Talk about a relief and a scare that will imprint on me for the rest of my life. There is nothing like the feeling of not knowing where your child is!! I am writing this post to raise awareness! You can turn your back for a second and that’s all it takes!!! I don’t wish that fear, that pain, that feeling upon anyone!
I am sharing this story so other parents are aware of how quickly your child can disappear from your sight. I am fortunate that nothing happened to him and that he is safe but others are not so fortunate.
This week I have been at church camp and have been unable to get as much done with my writing. This week has been so rewarding though! Watching young children get saved and commit their lives to the Lord is what it is ALL about!
Today I am going to share with you an experience that happened this week that really touched me. My daughter Shirley broke down into tears Wednesday night after service. I questioned her to see what was wrong! The first thought as a mother you automatically think the worst. Well she opened up and said ‘Jesus’! At first I didn’t know how to react, I went on probing her thoughts as any mother would. She went on to say ‘died for our sins and I’m a sinner’. Once those words slipped out of her mouth I felt the tears form in my eyes. I knew then she was grasping the weight of the price Jesus paid for ALL of us. She was hurting because of the price Jesus paid for her sins, our sins! It was such a beautiful and touching moment. She will be six next week and has become aware! God can convict your heart at any age and at anytime! This was an eye opener for me because I forget how much our kids pick up and how much they truly understand!!
God sent Jesus to die on the Cross for OUR sins. He paid the ULTIMATE price! It is a FREE gift, ALL you have to do is pray and put your TRUST in JESUS!
Taco soup has become a family favorite or at least with me and the kids it has. I think I have driven my husband, Bj, crazy because we have had it so much recently. It is a great soup for the winter though, especially on the very cold nights!!! Here is the recipe if you would like to give it a try or just to have the recipe on hand!
Here is a simple recipe that I find very convenient. TACO SOUP!!!!
I normally get the following:
2 cans of light or dark kidney beans
2 cans of corn
2 cans of tomatoes
1 can of rotel tomatoes
1 packet of ranch powder
1 packet of taco seasoning
1 lb of ground beef
First you need to brown the meat! Then you add the rest of the ingredients. Put the temperature on about 3 and stir. Once hot you can begin to eat or you can let it cook all day. Hope you enjoy!!!
Wanted to share a cookie recipe for any moms that love baking cookies and if you have any little ones with allergies with egg.
You need: 1 lb of butter
2 cups of sugar
3 cups of flour
2 cap fulls of vanilla
1 tsp of salt
1 tsp of baking soda
First take the butter and the two cups of sugar, mix it up until creamy. Then add the three cups of flour. Add the vanilla abstract (2 cap fulls). Then the teaspoon of salt and baking soda. Mix it up until it is all blended. Once mixed transfer to a bowl and put it in the fridge until ready to use. Spoon out some dough and bake in the oven at 350 for 8-10 minutes!!! Beware: Sugar Alert!
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