Thursday, March 31, 2011

28 a years a counting

Happy April Fools Day, to me it is also Happy 28th Anniversary to this man. Last night we went out to dinner for our anniversary. I have been craving seafood, I told him don't get me anything just take me to eat crab legs. So we went to Full Moon restaurant and ate the full moon, crab legs, oysters, clams, shrimp, mussels, scallops all steamed it was great.... I felt like I was at the beach.

I think with Myra getting this diagnosis it has made Joey think a little more, he has been very communicative about our marriage, for me it is nice to know how he feels, we have laughed this year, cried together this year, searched this year and struggled this year. We both feel that a new day is here, we are thankful for this past year, but I am glad it is over. I have to say that if we didn't laugh alot together, I think our marriage these last 28 years would be different.

Laughter cleans the soul, it clears the cob webs from the mind, and it makes the body feel good.

So laugh today, not just a giggle, but a deep in your gut laugh.

Psalm 91

Live under the protection of God most high,and stay in the shadow of God all-powerful, then you will say to the Lord, You are my fortress, my place of safety, you are my God and I will trust you. The Lord will keep you safe from secret traps and deadly diseases. He will spread his wings over you and keep you secure. His faithfulness is like a shield or a city wall, you won't need to worry about dangers at night or arrows during the day and you won't fear disease that strikes in the night or sudden disaster at noon. You will not be harmed though thousands around you will fall. And with your own eyes you will see the punishment of the wicked. The LORD most high is your fortress. Run to him for safety and no terrible disasters will strike you or your home. God will command his angels to protect you wherever you go. They will carry you in their arms and you won't hurt your feet on the stones. You will overpower the strongest lions and the mostly deadly snakes. The Lord says, If you love me and truly know who I am I will rescue you and keep you safe. When you are in trouble call out to me. I will answer and be there to protect and honor you. You will live a long life and see my saving power. An old friend on mine from elementary called last night, she grew up at church with Myra and me and she was concerned about Myra. Kim had cancer when she was 32 and she told me she knew exactly how to pray for Myra, This was the psalm she read to herself everyday. She told me to let Myra know she was holding her back for her. I did and Myra said she knew she would.. When I read the Psalm I see how God spoke to Kim through her time of cancer and how it can minister to Myra. I wrote it from the contemporary English version, it really spoke to me, we all need to live under the protection of the most high GOD and believe that he will keep us safe.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Positive attitude

Believe you can and you're halfway there...Teddy Roosevelt A positive attitude goes along way, today is a beautiful day I will look for the positive.....

Monday, March 28, 2011

Birthday lunches

Today is a overcast gloomy day, it is raining, sleeting, and snowing alittle. Was it not just 80 degrees a few days ago. What this weather pattern does for ones sinuses. I am going to lunch with my friend from church to celebrate Diane's birthday today. We try and go out for all of our birthdays just the girls, we missed Katie's this past year, her mother got sick and passed away and things just spiraled from there. This time will be a little different, the last time we went out was in June for mine and Rhonda's birthday. Rhonda's sister Myra told us next time we went she wanted to go, today Myra is flying to Houston, to see a cancer specialist. She is leaving this afternoon so Rhonda didn't tell her we were going to lunch. From the worlds view point, things are not looking good for Myra, from God's view point he is in control. I have asked for healing, I have asked for peace, I have asked for Myra not to be in pain, to comfort Gray, help Jake and Hannah deal with all that is going on from far away, for Harold, who when you look at him you see his sadness, for Rhonda, who is still dealing with the lost of their mother , and for Myra's church, she told them yesterday all her results from test taken and her immediate plans. We will celebrate friendship today as well as a birthday, there will be some sadness but we have hope for we know who does miracles and who is the great healer..

Friday, March 25, 2011

Angry to Sad

I wonder why I go to angry before I go to sad....Joey and I were talking last night about self-analyzation. A lot of people do not like to look at themselves and figure out why they react the way they do in situations. Why our first response is anger, fear, sadness, or even ignore our surroundings. This week I learned a very good friend of mine has cancer, while I can't reveal a lot yet because not everyone she is close to knows everything yet. My first response was total anger, anger at the disease that comes from the pit of hell, angry at Satan because I know this is an attack to distract, not necessary angry at God but wondering why someone my age, who is doing great things for the Lord is having to deal with this. I know we all have to die unless the King comes for us first. I know she is going to heaven, where as all those killed in Japan I don't know where they will spend eternity. I am just mad right now, I know sadness will come, but I think if I say mad there is still fight left, there is no giving in to this disease, there is still a chance that a miracle will happen, and we can say, See Satan, God is still in control and in charge of the healing business.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Ole Teddy tells it like he sees it

"The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to their dreams:the old servants to their regrets. Only the middle aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits." What is funny about this statement is that Teddy only lived to be 61, I guess he didn't want to live with any regrets.HA!!!! Thank goodness I still have a few more years of living fully.

Friday, March 18, 2011

CEC TV Rod Stewart - The Motown Song

I love this song, I start thinking of summer for some reason, I know spring is just getting here, I guess it is the hot weather today...

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Wise words from the stones

"Most folks are as happy as they make up their mind to be" Abraham Lincoln
"Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Action! Action will delineate(new word-means describe) and define you"Thomas Jefferson
"Do what you can,with what you have, where you are." Good ole Teddy Roosevelt
"Its better to be alone than in bad company: George Washington

Remember one day if we don't praise the rocks will cry out

Monday, March 14, 2011

Words from stone faces

"A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education." Teddy Roosevelt
" It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible." George Washington
"I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday." Abraham Lincoln
"He who knows best knows how little he knows." Thomas Jefferson

Wise words from some old guys in stone......

Friday, March 11, 2011

I'm Ready

These are what are trying to start blooming. I'm ready for spring.. I know it is still early
But I can't wait to see these beautiful azaleas

And I hope this beautiful tree blooms, we moved it last year, so who knows...
As you can see I have changed my header picture, I will be looking at wise words from the following men. Just until I can get a new spring church picture, I was tired of looking at the snow...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Joe Tex - Aint Gonna Bump No More [totp2]

Joey was helping me carry some boxes to one of the storage units the other day and he kept bumping me in the back. He started to sing this song then he remember the whole line, he started with "Ain't gonna bump" and then he went oops!!!. We laughed and laughed... My children had never heard of this song, so they looked it up and have laughed and laughed. They had never heard of the bump either..... Enjoy and laugh

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Anyway, no matter and even though

To tell you yesterday that I was a little concerned was an understatement. It is amazing how when your children are sick, no matter the age, it can be draining on you when you have no idea what to do to help. At church Sunday, I felt the need to call Audrey and check on her, her Dad went to the front with the other elders and prayed for her healing. When I spoke to her she started sobbing, Audrey doesn't cry alot, she keeps her feelings in most of the time, so I knew she was in pain. She asked me to come back home. She was highly emotional most of the day, Sunday and could not swallow, her throat hurt so bad. Her eyes were sunk in and almost looked like she had pink-eye. When she got up Monday she looked like an AIDS patient. She was pale, dark rings around her red eyes, so I talked her into staying home from school, (this is probably this most crucial time for her to be at school because of her state boards in 2 weeks). I called the doctor again, they kept asking me what we should do, her test were not all in, one test did show that her white blood cell count was high, (Bacteria infection of some sort). I finally told them, you need to see her face and you will know something is not right. They reluctantly set her appt. for 4 and I took her in, when they saw her face they knew I was right, something was not right.
Sue the PA, couldn't figure it out, the nurse was confused, Dr. Morgan finally said I think she has a obstruction in her sinus cavity and the infection is showing up in her throat and eyes. They gave her two big shots in the rear and put her on high powered antibiotics, she still looks a little rough but she says she feels ten times better. I can't believe her pain tolerance, I have had sinus infections before, so I know how my face felt during that time. I have tried to tell Audrey when her body feels a little different than usual something is probably wrong, since she doesn't always feel the pain, till it is about to late. I have to tell you I was tired last night, I had gone down that road in my mind that she was seriously ill, (leukemia), she told me last night she went there too, because of how bad she looked and with her white count up. Today, is a new day, and once again we Praise the Lord for healing. Satan is trying to throw many things our way and keep our eyes off the prize but as I read today in my book between a rock and a hard place, anyway, no matter, and even though, I will continue to be obedient and praise my father in heaven.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Once again Audrey....

Once again Audrey is sick. In November she came down with mono again. By Christmas she was back to her old self again, the end of January she had something for about a week, her allergies are in high gear, yesterday she had a 102 fever and severe sore throat, neck and back pain. So today off to the Dr. she goes. She is extremely agitated and not a very fun patient. She is honestly tired of always feels sick. Wesley (her boyfriend) said since he has known her she is always sick. I guess we have been so use to her ways, we haven't thought of how she is always sickly. She has horrible allergies, 2 shots twice a week, they told her she was allergic to everything outside, dogs and cats, mold and dust, every tree and grass. She is allergic to something she eats we have not been able to figure out what it is..She gets sick randomly, so we have not been able to pin point exactly what it is that triggers her stomach. And the mono thing is just plain annoying. It can be brought on by stress and her not resting enough. Wesley says he has never met anyone her age who sleeps as much as she does. So we think she is getting enough sleep???? She had a very stressful school week with a practice 8 hr board test. She is a stickler for making good grades, She also drove to Gattlinburg last weekend in the rain, and the tunnels (She hates tunnels, just like her momma) and she said that wore her out. So I am having them check her mono range at the Dr. today and also a strep test. Her type mono is part of the strep family and chronic fatigue family. We are trying to decide if she needs to see a immune doctor and see if her body is missing something. Or if her foods she eats is making her sick. She is not like her momma when it comes to eating, she doesn't enjoy food like I do. She only eats certain things, and could care less to ever eat meat. So I don't know if she is missing protein, or vitamins that her body needs. I am going to do research today on the Internet and see if there is anything I can come up with. She is sick and tired of being sick and tired.