Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Words to Live by...

A few scriptures I have read...

John 16:33 - In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world!

Philippians 4:19 My God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus. (notice he says NEEDS)

Psalm 72:12 He will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help.

Psalm 132.15 I will abundantly bless her provision: I will satisfy her poor with bread.

Deut 31:8 The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
Happy Thanksgiving.

God is an awesome, wonderful, mighty God!
A few things I am thankful for...



I am grateful for glimpses into my mom's childhood and teen years - explains so much about her.


I am grateful for friends who love you no matter what and because they want to.


I am grateful for a messy 13 year old boy who despite his allergy to soap and water - loves his mom and will leave me notes to say I love you.



I am grateful for a soon to be 19 year old who knows the value of hard work and a good work ethic.



I am grateful for the husband who lays out my towel in the mornings.



I am grateful for the ringing phones at work - means I have a job. (though boy do I fuss at times!)



I am so grateful for my washing machine. Thinking this morning - how lovely the water sounds when it is filling the tub.



I am grateful for Dollar Tree -where you can buy foil pans, paper plates, misc stuff without breaking the bank.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Okay - one story is too funny not to tell...last Saturday I take mom to get her hair done. Beauty shop/salon - going to for years - went to school with most of them and if I didn't - their kids and mine do.... sooooooooooooo, we walk in ...and real loud.....mom says "I have to poop!" okay....I get her quiet - take her to the ONE little bathroom they have by the sinks.....she comes out....and says real loud "Becky it won't flush -it is stopped up. You have to fix it." I am about to die I just want to crawl underneath the couch that has been there for about 40 years. I thought to myself - my life has reached a new turning point. Unstopping public commodes. And I said it last week, surely God will say "Becky this jewel for your crown is for that one time in the beauty salon...." It may be the only jewel I receive. ha ha ha ha ha

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Don't go breaking her heart.....

Tori is hurting...she and her fellow are not together. Though I am sure she does not see it right now - it is a good thing. They were not right for each other at this time.
Church Limbo.............

We are in church limbo. I don't like it.
Change...

I face some changes in my life. I am so hurting and worried. Wondering where God is in all of this. Wondering if He sees me, hears me, or even if He loves me. It seems we are being hit from all sides.

Trying to avoid a pity party - for the first time in years - I am genuinely worried about Christmas. I know presents aren't important - but I so enjoy giving.

Monday, November 07, 2011

FOOTLOOSE.....

Steve and I had one of those rare Saturday afternoons where we went to a movie - we saw Footloose.

Pretty good.....
Letting her wander.....

Okay - it drives me insane - but all doors are locked, all windows are locked....mom wanders at night if she doesn't sleep - she can't hurt herself. I have snacks ready for her in the kitchen, pillow and blankets for the couch and the TV on low - but no bright lights - so she can just rest there if needed. I hear every movement, every sound, I can't relax when she is up and moving. But I have learned if I try to get her to lay back down - she gets mad - so I am working around this night time thing.

But really it is so hard for me to relax. You want to know how I know how many times she gets up in the middle of the night? Washcloths. Everytime she gets up she washes her face with a fresh washcloth - last night - five washcloths....when I got up this morning - she was sleeping on the couch - fully dressed with purse in her lap. I will take a picture.......sound asleep - straight up.
I was kidnapped....

This weekend mom was worried I had been kidnapped by a cult....took us forever to get her calmed down.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Terrible Lunch....




Last night - I cooked hamburgers on the grill -man they were good. Also made scalloped potatoes, baked beans and peach cobbler. I cooked enough - so everyone would have it in their lunch today. Everything was so good. Everyone loved it last night -mom ate every bit of hers. I took her home this morning - and placed a plate for her lunch in the fridge.

I just called her - I said "Hi mom, whatcha doing?" She said "Im trying to eat this terrible lunch that girl fixed for me."

Ha ha ha ha ha ha.