Thursday, January 28, 2010


$3...That's what I gave Zachery on Monday. He woke up at 6am with his dad. When dad left for work, Zachery came and got in bed with me. He was not tired and didn't want to lay down. So..... he rubbed my back for 30 minutes and asked for $3 in payment! I gladly gave it to him and said please come back again! This momma loves her back rubbed and he knows it!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Each day He gives me many confirmations that I am doing good things for my children. Today Zachery brought home the newsletter from the school. He is listed under the "All A Honor Roll" and "All Es Work Habits"! This would be very normal for Marcus, but unfortunately not for Zachery. Therefor this is a great confirmation that Mark and I did make the right choice for Zachery. They both bring us such joy.....

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Im a people pleaser

When I do things for people I love to hear that they are happy with what I have done. Doesn't everyone? I like to go above and beyond the call of duty when I have time and I can. Yesterday I did that. I cleaned out the fireplace and brought up the trash cans from the street for my client. Both things are not part of my normal duties.

Tonight I received a txt message from her saying:
Oh my gosh. You are such a jewel. I intended to text you yesterday and tell you how much we appreciate you bringing in the trash cans. I was also very pleased with everything else. The house was spotless. But tonight when I sat down and glanced at the fireplace I was speechless. It is cleaner than it has ever been. There will be a bonus waiting on you when you get here on Monday. You are awesome. Thanks for everything you do.

Little notes like this make my day and bring me such joy. Even though I don't like cleaning, those of you that know me well, know I really don't like cleaning, I clean for each client as if I am cleaning for the Lord. He is rewarding me now via this little note. :-)


I am learning to go to the Bible for wisdom and understanding! Sometimes I dont understand why things happen the way they do or why people say the things they say. It can be hurtful. This time He led me straight to Proverbs 15. There were a few verses that "hit the nail on the head." I feel better after praying over my feelings and hearing from His word. I am reminded of a few other verses as well. Jeremiah 29:11-13, He has good plans for me! Psalm 147:5, How great is our Lord! His power is absolute! His understanding is beyond comprehension. When I dont understand, I know He understands. I will rest in trusting Him.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Its happened!!!

I have become THAT mom. That mom who takes her kids to school in the morning while still wearing her house robe! It was so comfortable and warm..... LOL

Saturday, January 23, 2010

the constant pull.....

Every day I do some sort of "office work" whether it be at home balancing my check book, doing work for the school, vol for Favor of God, or tracking giving for my church. Everyday I feel the natural pull of my heart telling me to go back to work full time in an office environment because I miss it so much. But I have to remind myself that for now, I am doing what He wants me to do! I know that one day I will go back to work. I want to go back to work. Maybe tomorrow, maybe next year. Maybe full time or maybe part time. I know He will present to me the prefect job He has for me and I know beyond a shadow of doubt, that the timing will be right according to His plans for me. Until then.....I wait and listen for the still small voice.

Friday, January 22, 2010

He learned all he needs to learn at the age of 10

Last night I took the boys to BB practice and on the way home ever heard this conversation between them:
M: Mom next week can I choose the place we eat out at?
Me: Sure
Z: When I get older I want to choose where to eat.
M: When you get older and want to have a good relationship with your girlfriend, you need to ALWAYS LET HER CHOOSE WHERE TO EAT! Cause then she can't be mad at you for not liking the food!

I just had to chuckle! And tell them that was a good rule of thumb! :-)

They are growing up so fast!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Been busy

So its been 3 months since I have blogged. That's too long! A lot has been happening. Today one thing on my mind, did Mark and I make the right choice to help Z with school by putting him on adhd meds. We got his last report card and what a difference it was! He had ALL E's on the behavior side. Last year it was all F's. He now has more friends in school and more friends that want to come visit with him outside of school. He seems to have more self confidence and is not in trouble so much. All in all, we have seem some MAJOR improvements. The only down fall....... He is not eating lunch. And he wants to. He likes to eat. He gets the food, then just talks to his friends and doesn't even touch his plate. I noticed this, so when I go to the school on Thursdays and Fridays to eat with him, I don't even have him get the food. We have been going to the school library and getting books of his choice for me to read to him. (he can now sit and enjoy listening to a good story!) He seems to like this. He gets good books and helps read them too. But he complains about not being able to eat. Today after reading for 15 minutes, he tells me he is hungry. So we go get the tray lunch. He did not want to eat it once we sat down. I don't show him any of my frustration, cause he has his own. I did manage to get him to take about 4 bites of his burger and a few sips of milk. We went to the docs for a follow up visit and they said this is normal and that is still doing good, because he had gained 6 pounds since starting. So I am doing my job well, making sure he eats breakfast and dinner.
I type all this just to vent. I really feel like we are doing the right thing because the pros out weigh the negatives by many times over. I just wish there was a PERFECT solution, before we get to heaven. :-)