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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Day 2...

Today, like so many other days I'm incredibly thankful for my family. Both the family that I was born into, the family I married into, and my "adopted" family. We have our trials just like every other family out there but where would we be without hills to climb in life?

I have a HUGE family and I love it. My older brother and I are the only children that my parents had but our extended family is big. My mom's parents have five children, seven grandchildren, and 16 great grandkids. My dad's parents have two children, six grandchildren, and I'm not sure how many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Brent's family is bigger than mine.

I also have another family, God blessed me with an awesome younger brother from another mother & a little sister too! My dad's girlfriend has a son who's not much younger than me (but I still pull the big sister card...just ask him) and a daughter who is 11. I have adopted them as my little brother and sister also and am blessed to have all three of them in my life.

My older brother, Nicholas is a Lieutenant in the Army National Guard. He finished basic training in September of 2010 and went to OCS over the summer of 2011. Right now he is in Fort Benning, Georgia doing more training. He'll be gone until April of 2012. I can't say that we're as close as I'd like to be but he's my big brother and I wouldn't know what to do without him. He's always there when I need him and would do anything for myself, my husband, and my kids.

My younger brother, Eric is an amazing "kid" (yes Eric...if you read this I just called you a kid because whether you like it or not you ARE my kid brother!!!) he lives in Dallas and works for Apple. He's an "Genius" and I have to agree with that title, he's pretty awesome. We just seem to click and I can tell our relationship is only going to grow and I have a feeling we're going to be close.

My sister, Breauna is much younger than the rest of us, she'll be 12 in a few weeks. She's the little sister I always wanted but of course I never got...thanks mom & dad! She lives in New Braunfels with my dad and her mom. I believe she's in fifth grade and she's pretty smart. She's great with the kids and she's going to grow up to be a beautiful young lady.

I'm thankful for my brothers and sister and every other person in my family. I'm blessed to have them in my life each and every day.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Day 1...365 Days of Thankfulness

Some people use November as a month of thankfulness, but what about the other 11 months? Each and every day of our lives we are thankful for something, it might be the same thing everyday but it's something.

So, instead of just November I've decided that each day of this next year I'm going to post something that I'm thankful of. Lets hope my kids and my days don't get the best of me and I get sidetracked and don't do it. In that case, I'll just have to double up some days.

Today is day 1 of my 365 days of thankfulness!

On this day I am thankful for my amazing and giving God above. God, who let his only son die for our sins, who gave his son so that we might have life. Our God is an awesome God and his glory shines every single day. Every day when I look into my beautiful children's eyes I see God in their innocence.

We are so blessed to have such an awesome and forgiving God who does so much for us every day. I see his work everywhere and I hope you do too.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

God Give Me Strength

Why does it seem like when one thing gets you down it ends in a landslide?

I've been struggling a lot lately with different things and I'm just done in every single way possible. I have to remind myself constantly that God is in control but that doesn't always help, even though it should. Over the past few years my faith has weakened and it definitely has had an affect on my life that I hate.

There are days when I feel really close to God and others when I feel very distant.

We often forget that God is always around and always knows what's going on without ever having to be told. When our house was broken into I questioned why he let it happen but I failed to thank him for the fact that nobody was home when it happened. I thought to myself if only I had been home it wouldn't have happened but I didn't think about the fact that I wasn't home for a reason and if I were home there's a possibility that I could've been badly hurt.

Right now, there are several things going on in my life that I need the strength to deal with and I'm sure it's going to be a constant struggle like life always is but I will remain in prayer about everything and try to remember that God is in control. No matter what I pray that God gives me the strength to get through it and guides me every step of the way   


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