Thursday, February 26, 2009

Life with a 7-almost-8-year old!

Well, I know I haven't had much time to blog lately, but our life has been crazy, but good. We have gotten to spend a lot of time with Sarah. She is a joy. Lot's of spunk! She keeps our family on our toes. Tomorrow is her 8th birthday. We are having a sleepover! I can't remember if 8-year olds sleep or stay awake all night?? January help Maci and Molly's sleepovers, and the girls were up most of the night, but I'm thinking they fall asleep when they're younger. I've planned lots of activities to make them sleepy then ending with a movie in their pj's and sleeping bags! Pray that Sarah doesn't get scared and that she is able to stay here all night. I think it will be fun.

Also, I don't think I have told you about our new puppy! Grandma came to town, and bought Molly a malti-poo for her birthday. We had a great time with her. I wish they lived closer!! I miss her already. I'll put pictures of little Tucker, up later!

What's going on with you? What's keeping you busy?

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Sweet Sarah, Please Pray

I don't know how many of you still read my blog, we're all so into Facebook now, but I need to ask you to pray and this seemed the best way.
Last Friday afternoon there was a fire at 7-year old, Sarah's duplex. She was still at school. Her Mom died of smoke inhalation and her side of the duplex was completely destroyed. Her aunt and uncle lived on the other side and their home is badly damaged. Luckily, they are safe. Sarah has been spending the nights with them at a hotel, and the days with me. We have gone shopping and to a movie. She's gotten pretty good at bowling on the Wii. She loves the trampoline. She asks a lot of questions. I am so very thankful that God has placed me here to help cushion her. I guess that sounds like a strange term for it, but it's how I feel. I feel like I'm just the part that may make the fall a little easier. Sarah loved her Mommy. When I asked her what about some toys she might want to get to play with, I said, "What did you play with at home?" She said, "I just played with my mommy." Sarah's mom had cerebral palsy. She could take great care of Sarah, but it made things a little different. Sarah took on a lot more responsibility than most 7-year olds. It made the time with her mom, maybe even a little closer, more special. Here's where I need your prayers. Sarah has a dad. He's coming for the funeral tomorrow (Thursaday). I don't believe he's in any shape to take care of Sarah. Her aunt and uncle have gotten temporary custody. I can't say a lot, but I'm asking you to pray God's will for Sarah's life. Please ask for protection. Please ask for peace and comfort for all of the family. Yesterday, Sarah and Molly made matching bracelets for her and her mommy. She is going to put one on her in the casket. Pray for her as she sees her for the first time today.
Again, I am so thankful for my time with Sarah. I am blessed that I have been able to listen to her heart. Someday soon, I want to write all the things she has said down. They are precious. Many things could be learned by all of us from the eyes of this little girl. Her mommy taught her about Jesus's love. She knows without a doubt that her mommy is singing loudly with the angels and that she will be with her again one day.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

I am lucky to be in love with my best friend! What a great song by Jason Mraz. Maci downloaded it onto a CD and I can't stop listening to it.
How great is it to still love the man that I married, almost 20 years ago.
My mom left this up without posting it!
OH!&& this is Mollay!:p
Ok what I have ta say is...
uhm yeah... I love my parents&& I
know I am lucky for them to still
be in love cause a lot of my friends
parents aren't....
BUT! ewww! I don't wanna hear
about their love life!
And uhm, yeah, I am sorry but
that was my favorite song first!:p
Peace out bby!

Friday, February 6, 2009

My mom's coming to Nashville!

I can't wait! My mom will be here tomorrow at 4:10pm! I love when my mom comes. I wish my dad were coming too, but I'll take whatever I can get!

Monday, February 2, 2009

My Baby is 14!

Molly has always been my clown. Not too concerned about being silly and not worried about what everyone will think of her! I wish I would have had that confidence at her age. She is beautiful and kind. She has a servants heart. I have always believed that God would use her to serve others and that many people would come to know Him through seeing Molly's heart for those around her. I am already seeing that! When she was little, she was always the first to help clean up someone else's mess. Now she is the first to want to go help when someone is in need. Kids LOVE her, and she is so good with them. Her friends come to her for advice and for someone to listen. She's great at it! She cares deeply. She loves deeply. I can't believe how quickly she is growing up. Although I wish I could keep her little, I am so proud of the young lady she is becoming. No matter how old she gets, she will always be my baby girl. I love you Molly Polywog!