Rain Rain Rain

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.  😊

On the Road Again!

Today we are back on the road heading back home.  It was a fun vacation spending time with family and friends.  Can believe school is starting this week 😬.  This summer has flown by!  

August 12th 2016

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. 

Time Flies

It seems like it was only but yesterday when we were expecting our first baby, Timothy!  Now I have four amazing kids, three of which will be attending school…yikes.  Where does the time go?? Timothy will be in Second, Shirley in First, and my little Joseph aka Joe Joe 😜 will be in preschool!!!! Enjoy every moment you have with your sweet little ones, this is advice to one parent to another.  Time goes quicker than we think!!! Don’t underestimate it.  

God You are My Rock

This year has been a challenging one, almost too complicated to understand.  To be honest as I have faced the trials that this year has brought me I have learned that without God there is no foundation.  God has been my rock and has kept me a float as I was going through all the crazy chaos.  Now that I look upon the events that have gone on I now have peace of the end result.  No matter what you are facing always remember God is there to guide and encourage you along the way.

Walking by Faith

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! 😊

August 8th 2016

IMG_4092

Yep…been a while since I truly gave an update of what has been going on.  Well it seems like a lot lol!  Summer has been truly keeping me on my toes and is going full fledged out crazy.  Hopefully when school starts the chaos will die down a bit, at least from the unplanned crazy standpoint that is.  We are currently in the middle of buying a house which I have to say definitely is exciting but SUPER stressful!

I am hoping in about a day or two we will be able to finish everything up and finally move forward with the house :).  That is the goal though, depends on the underwriter and their mood.  Starting this new chapter is definitely exciting and welcome due to all the rough patches this year has brought me.

This year has really brought a lot of pain, but through it all I have grown stronger.  Through everything I have faced this year I have learned that nothing is Greater than God.  No problem I have faced, dealt with, or will deal with is bigger than God.  That is what has kept me pushing through the pain and the rough patches.  🙂

Always remember that no matter what you are going through God is always there.  He is always there to pick you up when you fall, wipe away the tears when you cry, and lift you up when you are down.  For so long I pushed God away because I got lost in everything around me that I forgot how dependent I truly was in need of HIM.  We forget as humans that we are so small and that GOD is so BIG.  Always remember no matter what you are facing God is always there waiting for you!

I just thought I should share this because in a way I feel like many can relate even if they don’t admit to it.

Over Thinking!

 

family pic

Today has been one of those days where I have been thinking too much.  It has been almost a year now since I lost someone very dear to me.  My mind has been in overdrive going through the last days before the passing of my dear grandfather.  He was special, ambitious, and always compassionate towards others.  A fighter for God and always a true example of the person I am striding to be.

As I go through the memory lane I am remembering the joy and heart-felt love that he always showed no matter how rough his day got.  He never gave up on me and always gave me the encouragement I needed to push forward.

It has been a rough year for me.  The hardest part behind his death was picking the pieces up and moving forward with my life.  He was my friend, the one I could pick up the phone and talk to when my day was not going so well.  He was the one where I could always depend on to be there when I needed someone to listen, encourage, and push me when I felt down.  We talked everyday, more than once and that was the best.

As I move forward I am having to re-find myself in all the chaos.  Rebuilding the broken pieces and replacing them with new memories, new friends, a new beginning or should I say chapter.  Even though he is gone he will always be there cheering me on just as he used to.

My World! ❤️

Parenting…there is nothing like it!  You will have your fun, crazy, terrible, amazing, and nothing can describe days!  I am sure many know exactly what I am talking about to lol.  Especially having three boys and one girl I have learned that chaos definitly comes with the territory.

Here are some pictures of my sweet amazing mini me’s!!!!!! Enjoy!