Monday, February 28, 2011

My Husband Rocks!

Well, he does!! and thanks to my good friend April over at I won a 25$ gift certificate in her give away!

Here is why my hubby rocks; He can ALWAYS make me laugh, He prays with me and loves me as much as I love him, He is an amazing father to our children, and even though he is the leader of our house, he walks alongside me and helps me every step of the way! I love you Baby!!!

Friday, February 25, 2011


Prayer is a huge thing in our house, I pray with the kids about almost everything. I want them to learn that God is always here, and that no matter what you are going through big or small you should take it to God. I want to start incorporating more bible verses and passages into our prayer time but I know that will come in time.

Booger has been having some trouble sleeping lately and so he asks me to come a pray over him at night. Last night he was in and out of bed and I was getting frustrated. I was trying to hang out with the hubby and a good friend last night, and I will admit I was being quite selfish with my time. Finally Booger came out into the living room, and said "Mom, will you PLEASE come and pray that I won't have bad dreams tonight?" Part of me wanted to tell him that we had already prayed for the night and that it was time for bed, I really thought it was just one more excuse to get out of bed, but I got up anyway and went and prayed with my son. God is so great, because after that Booger did not get out of bed again, he REALLY needed that prayer to go to sleep and to give him peace of mind. Thank You Lord for again using my children to show me how to have that "childlike faith".

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Where are your parents?

Okay, so lately my children have been whiny and needy and fighting and etc. etc. etc. The house is a mess, I look like I haven't slept in weeks, something's gotta give. I know that a lot of it has to do with being cooped up in this house for day and days and end because of how cold it has been outside. But I am not sure where the rest of it is coming from.

Last night we "enjoyed" a family dinner at Friendly's. Beanie was testing her lung strength, Booger was seeing how many times he could get out of seat before my head exploded, and for some crazy reason Peanut was rocking back and forth in a chair which was clearly NOT made for rocking. At one point I wanted to stand up and say "WHERE ARE YOUR PARENTS? WE HAVE BEEN WAITING HERE FOR 15 MINUTES AND THEY ARE LATE!!!!" Just so people wouldn't think that this crazy brood belonged to me.

My children are blessings from God, I love them dearly. But sometimes, just sometimes, I wonder if today is the day I will actually lose my mind!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A fantastic uplifting day

For the past few weeks, I have been struggling with my confidence in homeschooling my children. I have been praying about it, and asking God for some sign that would help me to regain my confidence. The first 'sign' came at around 10am yesterday;

I made a trip to hobby lobby to purchase my supplies for a craft night at church last night. As I was getting the kids into the van I noticed an older couple reading the bible together in the parking lot. Just as I was about to get Beanie out of the stroller the lady rolled down her window and proceeded to tell me what a great job I was doing. I replied 'thank you', and she then asked me if I homeschool my children. At first I thought it was odd being that I wasn't doing anything out of the ordinary, but I replied 'yes'. She then told me that she homeschooled her 7 children and that 3 of them had doctorate degrees and that 2 of them homeschooled their own children. She went on to say how God truly blessed their family because they followed His plans for them, and not their own. She was just as sweet and soft spoken as she could be, but she spoke with such authority that I was pulled into her story. She and I talked for about 10 more minutes and said our good byes. I got in the van and thought 'what a lovely conversation', and then went about my business.

The next sign came in the mail, I received a new book from our Umbrella group. As I was skimming through the foreward I came across this verse "And the Master God, stays right there and helps me, so I am not disgraced. Therefore I set my face like a flint, confident that I'll never regret this". Isaiah 50:7. My heart was bursting, there it was, right there!! I immediately opened my bible and began to read it over and over again. God is always right there helping me, he will not let me be disgraced for following His plan, and because of Him I will never regret my decision to keep going. I then started thinking about my encounter from the parking lot earlier that morning. God was telling me to keep going, that he would bless me for my decision to homeschool.

The last sign that day was when we were actually in the midst of our school work, Peanut turned to me and said, "Mom, I am going to homeschool my children too." Well at that point I almost cried.

God thank you for such an amazing day yesterday. I know that I will probably doubt myself again, but I will never doubt you. Thank you for the signs and for the encouraging words when I needed it most.