Showing posts from August, 2010

Leaving the Nest

Leavin the nest.... Tomorrow begins a new chapter in my life; for the first time in over 20 years I will be separated from my mother by about 1500 miles, but she will always remain near in my heart. I know she will enjoy getting to know my sister better, and meeting lots of new friends. I love you Mom, and owe you my life. Be well and blessed <3 I'll always be your baby-thank you for taking such good care of me, and teaching me how to be a better person.

No Pain, No Gain

We've all heard that one before. Is it really true though?  I've had a lot of pain this last year-some worse than others-some emotional, some spiritual and some physical.  But please don;t feel sorry for me, or pity me.  I have a fabulous life, and am so much more fortunate than a lot of people.  I have just been making a few observations.  I never had a "regular" childbirth-I had an appointment with a surgeon, and out came my beautiful daughter with a perfectly rounded head. It was like that because her skull did not get crushed together coming through the infamous birth canal.  So I can't relate to the whole labor thing-Do I have drugs, or don't I? Do I want an epidural, or don't I? So on and so forth. But I have very dear friends (and millions of other women) who say it hurts! A LOT!!! Like trying to pull a cantaloupe from your nose, or having your insides ripped out, or more like dragged out.  Pain so bad that it makes some women swear they will NEVER

How big is a mustard see?

Yes, I know-it's been a very long time. But you see, it's been a very rough year so far too! Things are on the uphill swing though-and I can clearly see the light! Have you ever seen a mustard see?  They are WAY small!! SEE? So you should think we could have AT LEAST that much faith-that's all we have to have- Matthew 17:20 (New International Version) 20 He replied, "Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."  But it's really hard sometimes.  Just when I think I've got that mustard seed licked-Satan comes and tries to blow it from my heart.  And if I can realize what's happening, before it goes too far-I can banish him-and keep my mustard sized faith-the faith that can move mountains if I ask it to.  I am taking my mustard seed with me everyday, I am taking it everywhere I