Saturday, May 29, 2010
Being a stay at home mom to 3 little boys, I very rarely get time away from them. When I do get time away, I need to make sure that I am grateful for it.
Today was one of those days.
The Women's Ministry Team from our church held their 'Ladies Day Apart' today. Having never been to one of these before, and never even having heard of such a thing, I had no idea what to expect.
I am shy and introverted. I usually keep to myself, and to walk into somewhere alone, when I don't know what is coming, what I will be asked to do, etc...is not my favourite thing to do.
I am however trying to get out of my little box, and let God work in my life.
Today was a blessing.
My Mom came out to the house to watch the boys for me, and let me borrow her car(there is a much bigger story there, but we'll leave that for another day...needless to say, it was a blessing). I had also arranged for my Father-In-Law to take my oldest son to his first softball game so he wouldn't have to miss it because Mommy was having 'ME' time.
When I got there (still nervous and feeling out of my element) I was blessed again. This time by one of the other women of our church. She had been given money to pay for someone who had not come, and so she looked to me and paid for me instead.
God is so good. He knows that funds are tight.
I grabbed a tea...a nice Vanilla Earl Grey...and a muffin and tried not to look so lost. I took my seat and our day began.
There was prayer, beautiful worship songs that brought me to tears, a wonderful guest speaker who did two sessions for us, and two other ladies that did a session on Home Staging. A lovely lunch was provided, time of fellowship, and communion together at the end.
The speaker was a woman by the name of Karen Brock. She is a Pastor's wife, and a beautiful woman of God. I really enjoyed listening to what God had put on her heart to share with us. She touched my heart...many, many times. Hopefully I will get a chance to post about that another day.
It was wonderful.
I am SO glad that I went. (thank you Hubby for signing me up)
Today was a blessing :)
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
The first item I won is this children's book called "This Little Prayer of Mine" by Anthony DeStefano. It is a sweet book that lets kids know that God is always near, ready to respond to their requests. But they also learn that prayer is about more than just asking for things. It's about sharing their feelings, their sadness, their uncertainty and for giving thanks. It reminds them that they are loved, and that God will always care for them.
Her giveaway was this Lysol Healthy No Touch. I was expecting a small package, but when it arrived, this is what it looked like!! Makes a girl feel special:)
This is a great handsfree soap dispenser. You just place your hand under and it puts the soap right in your hand. It is sitting at our kitchen sink for all of those moments when your hands are slimy from raw chicken, or gooey from the cookie dough etc. It is perfect.
We have also placed one in our bathroom. This could provide great temptation for our boys, but they have been ASKED to refrain from playing with it. Truthfully, they have been really good with it, and it keeps them from turning the bar soap brown with all their dirt.
All in all, two fabulous products that I am thrilled to have won. Thank you ladies! I enjoy visiting your blogs and will continue to be a regular reader :)
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
It has taken me quite a while to get back to this point, but I am encouraged to be here. I KNOW I can do this. I am grateful for all of the people who have been willing to come and join with me to lose some weight. Hopefully we will inspire each other on our journeys.
I am looking forward to keeping that downward trend going!!
P.S.....do you know what 2.4lbs is? Three 0.8's!!!! LOL
Monday, May 17, 2010
I picked the snail and the grass because I felt that it is a picture of my weight loss journey. I may be losing at a snail's pace, but I am losing. If I just keep moving along, I will get there!
Now just to figure out what the heck a button is and how I make one !!
Friday, May 14, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
There are days when the road seems incredibly long and endless.
There are so many pieces to this puzzle that I need to figure out. I know it is about so much more than just losing weight.
I have a LOVE/HATE relationship with my scale.
I am anxiously awaiting watching the inches disappear and smaller sized clothing finding their way into my closet!
I have goals....lots of them, but we'll make that another post.
But I will tell you that one of them is to look like this....
Monday, May 10, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
with wonderful things to say inside.....
All mom's should be so lucky :)
I also received this unique "plant". The jar was decorated and the "flowers" made with much love :)
When he first came home he was horribly upset that some of the flowers had been damaged by the rain on his way home. However with much oooing, hugs and thank you's from Mommy, he beamed with pride at what he had made just for his Mom.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
A lot to be thankful for right? Yes it is, but the real reason I am thankful is for the "perspective" that these woman (and some men) are showing me to have with my own life. I am going to choose to look at things differently.
I have decided that each week I will pick one of the blogs I have had the good fortune of stumbling upon and share it with my readers. (not sure how many of you are since I changed from my old blog, but hopefully you will return :))
I am starting this today with the blog that inspired my to change my perspective. Oops...There Goes My Mind is written by a mom of 5, 4 boys and 1 girl, and she is married to a deaf man. Delightfully funny. I hope you will go and visit her.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
So today I went on a quick little tour of discovery and found......
a couple of Peonies....
two of these beautiful bushes.....
and several hundred of these.......
There are a bunch of other bushes and plants that I have no idea what they are, but I'll find out and take some better pictures once the flowers start to come out.