Tuesday, July 26, 2011


We were told no. We were told it wouldn't happen. But here I am, sitting in my brand new home, with my family. And it has felt like home since day one!

My poor husband has been working hard on getting the rental ready to turn back in, while I'm working hard to unpack and get us settled here. There is still so much to be done. I do wish he was here to help me more, but I know what he is doing is just as important.

I was unpacking a box today of things from our old house (the one before the rental). It was a box of pictures and things we had on the walls there. The very first thing I pulled out was a cross that hung on our wall. In the center of it, it reads: WE WALK BY FAITH NOT BY SIGHT 2nd Cor. 5:7

I felt like that summed my journey to this home. I feel like I was being taught to live that. It wasn't easy. And I stumbled...a lot. But as a whole, I did it. (I also had some pretty good people surrounding me and encouraging me. That helped a lot)

But somewhere inside, I know that this is something that isn't learned over night or in just one trial. It's something that I will continue to learn. There will be more journies down the road helping to strengthen this in me. But for now, I'm glad that this particular journey is over. And that I/We are sitting in our home that everyone told us we would couldn't have or wouldn't have. I'm sitting in our miracle.

Miracles do happen. You just have to believe. You have to have faith.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

If anyone from my other blog follows this one.....

This was sent to me the other day via Email. The house we have rented the past 2 years...we always called our transitional house. I am sharing this not only because did I feel it home with us coming to end of our transitional period, but because I also know a few others who are still in theirs. God speed my friends.

The Email:

The realization struck me that we are at the end of a two-year transition. It's been a rather difficult two years with lots of changes, and we have to let go of things that represented safety and security to us. As I pondered this time of transition, I could see that God has brought us to a higher and yet a more profound place in Him that we would not have discovered or achieved apart from this transition. And, I rejoiced. Then, I heard the voice of the Lord: Beloved, you have indeed completed this time of transition, but there are many others who are not quite in the same cycle and await their time of conclusion. I speak to those who still cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel, and I tell you that I am with you to bring you also to a higher place in Me. Your security is not in worldly positions or things that you possess, but in your eternal relationship with Me. Trust Me to bring you through.

Monday, July 4, 2011


It's been one hell of a day. Everything going wrong.

I had a decision before me tonight. In the end... I went with what I always do... talk it out. I can't leave my family...not even to teach them to respect others. There has to be a better way.

We have all talked and have laid a few new rules and things we are going to do down. Including a family meeting once a month.

In the mean time, I pray, work on it, and hope for the best.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Bridal Shower

My baby sister is getting married in 3 months. I can't believe it! And I don't mean that in a horrible way. She is beautiful, and fun, and smart. She has her own career and hobbies. She's a great catch! It's just very hard to believe my BABY sister is old enough to get married. It's hard to see her as THAT grown up sometimes. I guess the big sister in me wants to keep her little, a little too much. lol

Growing up we didn't always have the best of relationships. We loved each other, don't get me wrong, but, there is a 5 yr age difference and it showed. I think we were both closer to our middle sister growing up. It's only been in the past few years our relationship has moved passed sisterhood, into also a friendship. Now we have both, and I'm so happy for that.

I am going to be throwing her bridal shower! I'm so excited for this opportunity. I didn't think I was going to be able too. Typically it's the Maid of Honor's job to do this. I am not in the wedding. (no worries...I'm FINE with that! My kids are in it, so I'm happy!). And also, typically, immediate members of the brides family are not to throw the bridal showers, against etiquette and blah blah blah. But we are throwing the rules into the wind! lol Woohoo!

The Maid of Honor is in SEVERAL weddings at pretty much around the same time, and just could not find the time to throw the shower. I was approached to see if I could help out and do it. =) OF COURSE!!! I am honored to be able to this for my sister! I just didn't think I was suppose too. I am so happy she came to ask me if I would mind helping out!

I think that actually hurt my sister's feelings in the beginning. The fact that I (we her family) weren't doing much in the way of helping with the wedding. We weren't trying to be hurtful, honest. We were trying to do things the "correct" way. I think now my sister understands this better and realizes it was never about NOT wanting to help or throw a shower. And I'm glad she understands it now. =)

In truth, I am honored to be able to throw her this shower. Since I'm not in the wedding (by choice), it is a way I CAN contribute and show my support for my sister and her up-coming marriage. I'm glad by throwing it, we aren't stepping on anyone's toes either.

I have been researching cakes, invites, games, foods served, decorations. LOL I LOVE THIS!!! This is fun to me! I just wish I had more money to spend. lol But I'm determined to make it as nice as possible. I just hope I can do her proud.