Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A little update

I haven't told you about my friend Myra in a while.  If you read her blogs from her church web sight you know what has been going on.  Her daughter Hannah was to be married this summer but has decided to get married in 2 weeks at her aunt and uncles lake house.  Myra is feeling pretty good so Hannah wanted to take advantage of it.  So you see, all the things the Dr's told the family have not come true.  At the first of January they told Gray that if the children wanted to tell their mother anything and vise versa that they needed to come the the hospital that she probably would not make it but about another week.  It is now getting ready to be March.  Sometimes I wonder if it is good to try and prepare yourself for things to happen.  You get your mind  and sometimes your hearts prepared for what is to come and then it doesn't happen.  You have set yourself up and then what do you do.  You have to regroup your thoughts and in the back of your mind you tell yourself do I have to do this again soon.  You are a continuous roller coaster ride that can be very wearisome.  Your happy that things are better, your are concerned what will happen next, do you prepare for the worst to come, not knowing when that will be.  Then you say to yourself, Only God Knows...... and you live your life for that day.
You try and make the best of everyday, and try to not be anxious about anything (easier said than done sometimes) and take the good with the bad for that one day. 

Friday, February 24, 2012

Jersey Boys

Last night I went to see the play Jersey Boys in Charlotte.  I knew it was about the life and times of the Four Seasons and Frankie Valli.  The music was great, I learned alot about their life, but the the language was horrible.  I guess I thought that men in the 60's didn't talk like some in Jersey do today and you know their favorite word.  Diane, my friend that I went with, looked at me and said I hope this doesn't go on all night. ..It did. So my family asked how I liked the play.  For me, excessive profanity, no matter if it really is what went on completely takes away from the greatness of the music. I have already built a little mind wall up so that I hear as little of the language as possible, so that in turns takes away from the whole story line.  Don't get my wrong I know that there is a whole world out there that talks like this on a daily basis. I feel guilty calling someone a ass at times, even if they are. I know that from the story line these men could hardly be Christians (I don't know their heart) I think that is what made the story even sadder.  They neglected their family, they traveled all the time, they were thieves in the beginning and one was a chronic gamblers who lost alot of the groups money. But in the end, they "just loved the music" was one of the lines in the play.   This is what they lived for, to me this was a very sad life.........

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Harper's visit to the Doctor went OK, Josh was pretty angry yesterday with it.  He called and told his Dad about 10 he would call back later and talk to him about it, finally at 4 I called him and told him to give us some info.  He said if I conducted business like Dr's did I would never get a job.  They make you wait 45 min., come in look at you squeeze the knot over Harper's eye. Said yes we need to do surgery  and have  MRI and on your way out pay me my money,(she did not really say that, Josh's words).  He said how many people can have a meeting be 45 min late and it be OK.  Then come to the meeting never even meeting you before and tell you what you need and to pay and trust me that I know what I am doing and you need to except this.  Josh said it would be like him selling someone a house for the first time, never meeting them, picking what he said would be good for them,  being late to meet them at the house, have them sign the papers without any questions then saying make my commission check on your way out.  Thanks see you at the signing. I totally agree with him, but at the same time I know that Brenner's Doctors see alot of thing alot of the time and they just assume they are trusted, no questions asked. But as a new Dad, who is a little cynical (I don't know where he gets this from) anger and frustration has kicked in.  I told him last night that a wise man and I think he is pretty wise most of the time, once he has quit acting like a butt-head, will make a list of questions and get with medical people and ask them what questions to ask this doctor and put his and Abby's mind to rest before they do anything.  He said I don't know what questions to even ask.  Abby is a nurse their are some questions she will know to ask, I know being close to the situation sometimes blinds us to things, so ask other nurses, we have family who are Doctors, I am going out with a surgeon on Thursday and I plan to ask her what questions should they ask.  Inform yourself I told him, He is a very confident man and this is way out of his comfort zone so he is needing to regroup and learn what he can.  The last issue is trust, trust that God is in control and that the Doctors, (after asking the right questions) know what they are doing, That right there is the hardest part.....

Friday, February 17, 2012

Miss Harper girl

From the picture above of Miss Harper, you see a beautiful little girl, (I am not bias).  Over her right eye is a cyst that is starting to grow larger, it has been there since birth and now there is another one growing on her left temple.  They checked her whole body out and they think that this one over the eye could become a little problem.  Josh and Abby had the elders pray over her Sunday morning at church, Josh left for Montana with his Dad Tuesday night and told Abby when we get back it will be gone, I am sure of it.
Abby got a call from the Dr's office that they have set up a appointment with a plastic surgeon at Brenners for next Tuesday.  We are believing that they will need to cancel that appointment and there will be no reason to cut on this beautiful child's face.  Faith is something that we have been discussing in the College and Career class in Sunday school.  Faith for healing, trusting it is done, but also knowing that sometimes Doctors are used to provide the healing.  For now, we are trusting God to heal without the help of Doctors.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Mistaken identity

 On Monday Josh's lifelong friend stopped by the house to see him, he is redoing my upstairs bathroom.  Harper was in the high chair just finishing eating.  She thought she heard her Dad's voice, she has become fully aware who people are and their voices.  Brent was calling "Harper" and see was getting excited and started to whine for him to pick her up.  So he got her out of the chair and that's when she looked up and saw his face.  As Brent says the look was priceless.  She realized that she did not know this man and began to cry and cry.  Josh finally came down and took her and it took a moment for her to realize her Dad had her.  They do favor in build,  height, voice, and handsome looks.  It is funny how young babies know these things. We act like they can't comprehend but we can be very surprised.

Friday, February 10, 2012

What to think on.

Philippians 4:
Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice! Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon. ( This is why this next verse can be so easy for us when we put life in perspective)
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. ( When you do the following verse, you can't worry, because worry is a negative)
And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.
Finally don't we all want  peace of mind, if we put into practice these 4 verses it says that the God of peace will be with us.  No matter the situation, trial, or circumstance he will be there and that gives me peace......

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

7Month comments

Your said what????

Mam-maw is confusing

Mam-maw is funny....

Thursday, February 2, 2012


Wanting to see this

But will see this!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Me Humble!!HA!

The Lord mocks the mockers but is gracious to the humble, Prov. 3:34, I received this on a note from a couple at our church, I know they were letting us know about the last half of that verse. "gracious to the humble".  I don't always consider myself humble.  I can be pretty arrogant and proud at more times than not. Joey and I  were both convicted last fall to do something pretty much against alot of people  in our church and their feelings.  We felt we needed to pay for something that someone from outside our church wanted to purchase from our church. These people could afford it, we couldn't that wasn't the point. We felt we needed to show neighborly love to a non believer. We both felt very strongly about it. We decided to pay and the price went up about 500 more dollars by the end of this thing.  We both agreed that no matter what we would still pay the set price as agreed upon by the church board ( I am on this Board). What is neat about this and it is a God thing, after we paid the church for the "gift" to this couple, we told the board this was to be kept quiet.  Joey only told 2 men that he has devotions and breakfast with. We received a little more than the $500 dollars that the bill went up, We received a check this week for $175 to go towards that bill with the above verse attached to it. Joey and I feel that this sell/purchase was a major spiritual awakening of the leadership in our church for us and our Pastor to see where some people are in their understanding of simple scripture. Once again, humble is not a sign I wear, but knowing what the Bible says and doing it, I try......That is all he ask of us......