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Saturday, June 16, 2012

I am doing what I can!

My mother in law dies of a heart attack at 54 years old. My own mother has a stroke that leaves his paralized at 53. In the past four years, my husband and I have had to deal with things that honestly, we are too young for. We should be dealing with these things when our parents are in their 80's, not 50's! Our children should have their grandparents at their weddings. In the past weeks since my mother in law's death, I have been thinking. I don't want my kids to have to bury me at 54 years old or be taking care of me at 53. I don't want them raising their small kids while dealing with this. I have always been pretty active and eating ok, but latley I am more determined to do what I can to make sure my kids don't have to go through all this at such a young age! I am on a personal campaign to eat better, exercise more, and do everything I can do live longer. If not for me, but for my boys. I know that stuff can still happen. I could die is a car wreck tomorrow, but I am gonna do everything I can anyway!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Live every moment, like its your last.

The sudden death of my mother in law really reminded me how short life is. Reminds me to love people more and not hold grudges over anyway cause what if they or you are gone the next day. I have some people in my family who I have been kinda "annoyed" at, but I am getting over it cause it doesn't matter. I am choosing to be more forgiving. I am also reminded at how I need to live every moment of my life for Jesus Christ and spend my days preaching his word and sharing his love with others! Sometimes we take for granted that life will be here tomorrow, but we don't have that gaurantee. I wanna tell people I love them everytime I see them, I wanna show Christ love in every thing I do and say. Not be a gossip or have hate in my heart.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Smoking sucks!

My mother in law died today. It was sudden and cause of death is a random medical situation. However, I truly believe the cause was made worse by smoking. Her lungs and heart were weak and could not withstand it.

I confess I have tried cigarettes. Living as a teen in the tobacco state(NC), the peer pressure was great. Thankfully, I never became addicted and I never got beyond that. In years since I've learned how awful smoking can be .

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Don't get me wrong, I love my life, but sometimes I am so bored! Everyday is exactly the same as the day before. Nothing ever changes. So, to keep myself entertained, I'm doing a monthly bucket list. That is do something off my bucket list once a month. I started this back in Jan, but kinda forgot about it. So I'm starting now. April, I'm seeing one of my all time favorite band who haven't been together since I was 10, Van Halen!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Dreaming a little

Although there is no way I would ever wanna go back to school (just paid off my last student loan), latley I have been thinking it would be fun to do something in fitness. I would love to be a personal trainer or a workout instructor. I have really turned over a leaf in exercise in the past 4 years, even completing 3 half marathons. I so wanna help other people reach fitness goals and learn about diet and nutriton and taking care of their temples of the Holy Spirit. Praying God can use me someway in this area, even if it isn't a career change. I keep thinking of things I will do when the kiddos are both in school full time.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Next weekend, my almost 8 year old son will be baptized in water! I am so excited. He has accepted Jesus in his heart. I worry sometimes as a parent if I am doing enough to make sure my kids know about Jesus. God reminds me all I do is plant the seed, he makes it grow! I am excited to watch Wesley grow into whatever God has planned for him!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Great day

So my cousin called me early this morning wanting to know about Jesus! He has been going through some bad stuff latley and was crying out to God! I spent 2 hours of the phone with him today talking about it all. I am so excited for him. We are so close, more like brother and sister than cousins. The kingdom of Heaven is rejoicing today! I love how even in the mist of heartache, he touched my cousins heart. God is so good!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


I can't even remember the last time I blogged. Update on life. We are good. Jake is almost done with his 12th tax season and am I happy about that. He was promoted this past fall and still loves his job. The kids are good. Wesley is playing hockey and is loving it. He is a bit obsessed. He is super excited the St. Louis Blues are in the Stanley Cup playoffs. He is finishing up 2nd grade too! Can't believe that. The biggest news is he has commited his heart to Jesus and is gonna get water baptized on April 29th! Patrick is 4 and so fun. He is my fun and silly kid. He has one more year of preschool before heading off the Kindergarten. He is getting ready to start playing soccer for our church's league. Mom is good. Not much has changed with her. Taking care of her has its ups and downs and can get very tiring sometimes, but the Lord is my strength and he is seeing me through it all. As far as me, well I am ok too. I am running my third half marathon on Sunday and after will start training for my very first 26.2 full marathon, which will be in October of 2012! I know I can do it because "All things are possible through Christ who strengthens me!". Hopefully, I can keep up with the blogging a little better now. We will see.