Wednesday, April 30, 2014


The rain washes the leaves, trees and flowers free of pollen...
It make pretty patterns on leaves.....
It smells good and fresh and is invigorating
It brings all the delicacies that the birds love to the surface....ah yes...Raindrops.....are a many splendored thing. I wish I'd had time to dance in the rain this morning.....take time......just take time to smell the rain......and relish in the beauty of God's creation.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Looking Up

I didn't get in over the weekend, just too busy. I may take weekends off from doing my daily pictures and blog posts.  Weekend is family time...

Anyway, I decided to take a couple of photos while laying flat on the ground...just for a different after all look up...a whole lot more than we do. They notice things we do not notice. They cloud watch and bug watch and find interest in everything.

It's quite a unique perspective looking up. The clouds of the darkening sky in the background but daylight trying to hang on....the sound of kids laughing and the neighbor mowing his yard. The feel of the grass under my feet and the smell of SPRING.
There is joy in looking at life a little differently...once in a while.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Chalk drawing....

Ahh the magic of's's texture....everything is fun about chalk.  The art of chalk drawing is something that is not just for kids.  Using our creative minds is good for us. God gave us creative and bright minds. We should use them to make our world a more colorful place either figuratively or literally.

Go forth and be creative...I challenge you to do so...Jenny put all of her into her drawing of a sunset.

Five Minute Friday....Ramblings from a Mommy brain

A friend of mine is doing a blog activity where she writes for five minutes. No editing and no  back tracking. So, I thought, what not give it a try. I am sure I will ramble and I may or may not be coherent. I am not sure my caffiene level is up to full capacity today. Now does that mean, I can't spell check. Surely, spell check is allowed. I do after all teach my children to always check their spelling. I think it just means you just put down what comes to mind and don't change the thoughts, at least that is what I am going with for now.

I am sitting here looking at my front window and there appears to be a wasp buzzing around inside. Now, I gotta get that critter outta here.  I hear him buzzing but don't see him at the moment. Well, it could be  a she or maybe wasps don't have a gender?  Who knows. I'll have to google that..eventually.

The wind is blowing, the birds are singing. The sun is shining. It is my favorite kind of day. I have a chicken in the oven, dinner is planned and my in-laws will be here for supper. They are buying a house close by and want us to take a gander at it. I pray the sell goes through. It would be of great benefit for all of us to have them near by.  Grandparents are a good thing in the lives of children.

The kids are due home just before (Chris) they are due to arrive and just after they girls arrive.  They(the kids) will be surprised.

So, 5 minutes went by fast and I am off to post this rambling.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Jesus is in the HOUSE

Jenny loves to play with her doll house and her faith based action figures. So here we are...Jesus in the house of the playhouse family.

I wish that we as adults had the faith our children do.  Jesus is a part of everything she does, plays and thinks about.  Jesus is her best friend. Many times I have overheard her talking to Him just like she does to me when she is going about her day.  One of her favorite things to do is to send Him a written letter via balloon mail. She watches it until it disappears into the clouds and then says, "Yep, He got it".  

I want Jesus to be a part of my house, both physically and spiritually. I want to invite Him into every thing I do.  Nothing is to small or too unimportant to invite Jesus in. Yet, that makes you think....what I am doing...would I invite Jesus to watch, do with me, see with me?  

My prayer is Jesus be with me in all I do. Help me to never leave You out of anything. I want You as part of my life, soul, heart, spirit than anything else.  Jesus you are ALWAYS welcome in my house.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Road the impossible

The Barbies are taking a Road trip with rainbow hair and princess gowns. is the time to believe the impossible and believe in things like driving a silver car on a rainbow until you hair turns into a rainbow. Hannah's hand is in the picture because "Mommy her hair has to fly out behind her on her road trip". Yes, it makes sense, in the eyes and mind of a child.  Believing the impossible is a possibility. That is what we should do...because our God.....NOTHING is impossible with Him.

I want to believe in the impossible and the hope the keeps youth sparkling and vibrant.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Raindrops are how Spring breathes

Spring's raindrops and wind...hope and renewal. This plant that Jenny planted fascinates her. She loves this plant. She talks to it, sings to it and checks it every day. It is outgrowing the cup and we need to transplant it. I need to make sure I let God transplant me when I have outgrown the stage I am in. I don't need to hold on to the "bloom where I am planted" so hard that I miss out on God transplanting me to a bigger and better place.  He is the Master and He knows just how much wind to send, how much rain to send and how much sun for each plant to grow. It is the same with our spirits. He knows what we need to grow and where we will grow best. He knows the trials we face are for a reason. Like plants we need to submit to the Master's hand and let HIM grow us.

Raindrops it is how spring breathes because the rain brings new life and growth. Without being watered it will not survive.  Lord help me water my spirit with your Word. There is one difference between our spirits and a plant awaiting rain. We can't get too much of the watering of our souls by the Word. A plant can get too much rain and not survive. We on the other hand...the more we water our soul with the Word...the more and healthier we will grow.

I am sure someone may have come up with the phrase raindrops is how spring breathes but it dropped in my heart today...I don't think I have read that phrase any where before but nothing is new under the sun.  The fact that Spring lives and brings new life is something that will apply to my spirit. I want new growth, so I am saying Lord......Let it rain and let spring breathe into my spirit by the power of YOUR Word.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Through the eyes of a child.....

I am going to attempt to do a new "project" and let the Father show me something through this project. He said we are to have faith like a child. So for the next, however long it takes or until I feel like God is done with me and this project I am going to attempt to take a picture a day as if viewed through the eyes of a child. Then I am going to see what God shows me through those pictures and post it here on my blog.

I am not sure what will be revealed or what God will show me, but I believe this was HIS idea that was dropped into my heart and mind.  I will start this project tomorrow.
........................I pray.........Lord lead me to what you want to show me. Help me see what you want me to see. Help me grow the way you want me to grow. Help me know what you want me to know and help me to be the me that you want me to be. Love well.....Me.

Monday, April 7, 2014


I am thankful that the orthopedic doctor found the hairline fracture in Jenny's knee.
I am thankful it is just a fracture and not some of the things the ER doctor hinted it could be.
I am thankful that it is not a worse injury.
I am thankful that she is only 39 lbs, it makes lifting her in and out of the car and such a whole lot easier.
I am thankful that this evening she is in less pain.
I am thankful for a kind, caring staff at her school.
I am thankful that God is always in control.
I am thankful that my daughter can smile through tears and pain and trust her Lord to heal her.
I am thankful for a precious group of family and friends that show their love, support and prayers.
I am thankful...............just entirely and utterly THANKFUL

Waiting for answers.

Things have been a bit busy and hectic lately, but our biggest concern is for Jenny.  2-3 weeks ago on March 22, Jenny bumped her knee on our steps.  She really didn't make much of a fuss about it. Cried a second or two and we went on with our day. The next day, a Sunday, she mentioned her knee hurt but she seemed fine. She'd played and danced in worship and we thought nothing of it. She asked Pastor Emily to pray for her which was done. On Monday, morning she said Mommy my knee still hurts. I looked and it was slightly puffy. I gave her Motrin and sent her to school.

That afternoon, I had cookies in the oven and let her brother pick her up from the bus stop. It is a couple blocks or so.  She came limping home, ice bag in hand and said Mommy my knee REALLY hurts. I pulled up her pants leg and got a HUGE shock. Her knee was easily 2.5 to 3 times the normal size. I put ice on it and called my husband. Took a picture and texted it to him. He was shocked as well.

When we get home we took her to the walk in clinic.  They did an xray and found nothing concerning and diagnosed her with bursitis.  They prescribed oral steroids and rest, elevation and ice.And had us put her in an immobilizer. They gave us a referral for an orthopedic doctor for April.   We followed the orders given and she missed school the rest of the week. By that Saturday her knee was back to normal and we were really having to work to keep her resting the leg. We sent a note to the school and asked she not be in PE for the week. 

All was well. Life was busy but that's just life. The van broke down and we are down to one car.  On this past Friday morning, Jenny woke up in pain and saying Mommy my knee hurts again.  I looked and it was a little swollen. She had tests to take, so we wrapped it and sent her to school.  I told her, call me if you need me. Take your tests and I can pick you up early. Soon after the school called and she was in major pain. By the time she came home it was back to the 3 times it's size status.  I put her in the recliner, gave her Advil and ice. I made her an appointment with her pediatrician and we went to see him. He also had her knee xrayed. Nothing showed on xrays. He has us put her back in the immobilizer.  Told us to keep the appointment on Monday and keep them posted. He was baffled. 

Her pain was escalating.  I called my husband and told him. He could here her crying in the background. He was trying to work out the we have one car aspect.  He was stranded at work. We then decided to pick him up and take her to the ER.  She was in horrible pain. The ER also xrayed her knee. Nothing, no break. They also did blood tests that showed nothing off.  They DID give her pain meds. That was a blessing to not see her in agony. So we have kept her off of it and medicated her as needed.  She is on crutches and in a better immobilizer.  We have no clue.  The doctor's office called this morning and changed her appointment from being with a Nurse practitioner to being with the doctor himself.  I just want answers.  Waiting for answers is hard when your child is hurting or not feeling well. This morning the pain is controlled but the swelling is still there and I think more into her thigh. She is VERY tired today.  She turned down a powdered donut for sleeping. 

So while I wait, I will pray.  While I wait, I will praise. God is in control and I pray we get answers today.