Wednesday, January 20, 2010

i am so blessed.  God really has been so very good to me.  I certainly do not deserve all of His daily benefits.  I am so unworthy of all of the mercy that has been shown to me.  But i am also very grateful for it!  I desire to be a servant for Him....sometimes that is so hard.  sometimes we serve so much that we forget why we are serving or what is motivating us...or me, i should say!  i just want to focus on Him, and to remember that every thing i do.....parenting, wifing (is that a word?  i dont think so!), being an example, witnessing, teaching sunday school, filling in when someone is out, weekly visitation, sending cards, secretarial work, being a good friend, teaching kids on wednesday nights, working in because of Him and for Him.  And that the end result is to see lost people saved and saved people growing!  i have to remind myself of that every day.  I have to remember that each person matters and that im not the only one with problems, burdens, and struggles.

ok, confession time is over!  just took brody to school....after he had his cup of joe and cereal!  how funny....first thing he asks for is coffee!  bailey was up and ready in a jiffy this morning!  woohoo!  she went potty and gave me little trouble with her hair! VICTORY!  day starting off well.  looking forward to services tonight.  i am doing a childrens class on wednesday nights and im super excited about it!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

i love sundays.  no really....where most people look at sundays as the end of a weekend,  i look at it as the beginning of a new week with the Lord.  i enjoy being in the house of God and with His people.  i enjoy teaching the  2 & 3 year olds.  i like going around and shaking everyone's hand.  i love singing hte old humns & hearing the King James Version of the Bible being preached.  sundays are just wonderful.  it charges me up for the upcoming week, gets me ready to go another mile for the Lord, arms me with strength!  just love it.

today i was also given the opportunity to teach childrens church.  it was so good.  we are beginning a puppet ministry, so i incorporated the puppets today.  this kids thought this was just wonderful....although the 'evil hand' puppet scared one of the little boys pretty bad.  the kids are always super hyper but also very eager to learn.

as i write (or type, rather) shelby is sitting on the love seat with bailey, who seems to be experiencing some seizure activity today.  i kinda noticed that she seemed a little out of sorts in childrens church, but then she was fine.  we got home and she was her normal self while we cooked.  i sat down to feed her and she took a couple of bites.  then i noticed that she just kept chewing...and chewing....and chewing....and chewing.  not normal.  "bailey....bailey"  she wouldn't look at me, just staring off into space.  Hmmm, let's just go ahead and take all your clothes off so that you dont throw up on them. (which is always what she does when she seizes)  just as i expected, splotches all over her arms, chest and stomach.  her face was even splotchy.  so i get a towel under her and lay her down.  within a few minutes here it comes, puke everywhere.  so off to the shower we go.  she is lethargic, just wanting to lay down, shivering, not responding to things we say to her.  i get her cleaned up and we settle her back down, this time with big sister.....who after 8 years has become the 'mommy' when bailey is sick.  then, more puke....the second one is always different, foamy and frothy.  (tmi?!)  so now she is resting, sleeping on shelby.  you know shes ill when she just sleeps and nothing wakes her.  thats serious business!  shelby hates to see bailey like that.  she gets so worried.  bailey is just sitting there sleeping and shivering all over. 

so, i guess i may be sitting out services tonight.  i hope not, though, because we are having a going away fellowship for michael's brother, gary.  we will see.  sometimes these things come and go within a few hours, other times they last all day.  say a little prayer if you will for little bailey dyan!

Friday, January 15, 2010

hi there all followers!  i am so excited about bailey's new blog.  i am trying to just post one thing a day.  and im really hoping that my memory will serve me well!  hehehe.  i am enjoying this walk down memory lane, but i can already tell that i will at some point get all emotional bout it! ha!  for those of you who know me, im not one of those 'show my emotions' 'cry in public' type people....idk why, just not.

things at the homefront are going well.  the kids are all doing well in school.  we have had michael's brother, gary, living with us since october.  he has recently accepted a position in missouri at new beginnings girls/boys academy.  we will be taking him up there next week.  he is super excited to get busy doing the work of the Lord and using his life to honor Him.

i am beginning a puppet ministry on wednesday nights.  im so excited about this.  the kids really like puppets and it really holds their attention.

anyhoo, not much else to update on.  i am reading thru my Bible this year in chronological order.  kinda neat to do it that way.  i am listening to one of those men with that calming english accent read it to me while i follow along.  love it!  i think it sinks in better that way.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


hello there everyone!  i have a new blog.  just created it this morning.  its about my daughter, bailey, who is autistic. kinda of a going back in time journey...her whole story.  come along with me on this one!