The last time I cried it was the ugly cry.
The last time I cried it was gut, wrenching, stomach hurting sobbing because I watched the film
Thursday, July 27, 2017
The last time I cried it was the ugly cry.
Posted by Thelma Strobl at 11:02 AM
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
First, and foremost I have offline as far as Google is concerned for two to three weeks. There was a snafu with my log in and then getting them to understand I am actually me was a complete hassle. In any case, I am back.
What makes me feel better always? My children's hugs, their laughter, the sparkle in their eyes.
What makes me feel better always? The love of my husband and his deep brown eyes.
What makes me feel better always? The sound of prayers lifted to heaven above.
What makes me feel better always? The sound of praise lifter up in love.
What makes me feel better always? Reading the promises of God my Savior in His Word.
These are just a few of the thing that make me feel better...ALWAYS.
Posted by Thelma Strobl at 3:54 PM
Saturday, June 3, 2017
- First and foremost, my most favorite blog is over at the Simply Moms Blog. I have known Jennifer since my middle daughter was 7 months old. Back then we had a message board she ran and I chatted in every day. I met so many people through there and learned so much. With the birth of Facebook, as it grew, message boards went into the background. She still has a blog and I love to follow it.
- I have followed Smiles and Trials for a while but haven't commented in a while. They have chosen to open their home and hearts to children who needed a forever family. Kids who have faced many challenges and you can see the love through the posts.
- I also follow my long time friend from back in college days over at Sweet Tea With Lemon, Just another mom, like me, doing her best to raise faith-filled children the best way she knows how with the help of the Lord she loves so much.
Posted by Thelma Strobl at 9:53 AM
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Okay, so this topic makes me uncomfortable. I don't like talking about myself and tend to see my flaws more than my best. I will give it the old college try.
My best feature I think is my blue eyes. They are an uncommon blue. People have commented often on my eyes. I even had someone once ask me "Are those your real eyes". No, why I just swap them out every day according to my mood. LOL LOL LOL. My eye color comes from my great grandfather and a "side effect" of a genetic syndrome that we were diagnosed with when my youngest was 4. It is called Noonan's syndrome and among its features is light colored eyes. We really don't have bad effects from the syndrome. I thank the Lord for the genetics that gave me my blue eyes.
Okay, so hmm, another physical feature that is a good..........hard to say. Hmmm, thinking. I will say my small hands. I have small hands and this can be quite a benefit at times. I can reach into small crevices to retrieve things.
I kind of think being short has been a positive thing. It has its drawbacks but on a whole being short has worked out just fine for me.
Finally, I guess I would say that my family tends to "age" well. We look younger than we are in reality. At almost 50, I love the shocked looks when people find out my age. It's hilarious. I have even had people ask me "Are you sure"? Yeah, pretty sure I am almost 50. I also loved it when I was pregnant with my kids. My first pregnancy was at age 32 and people thought I was a teenager. I had some interesting looks and encounters with people who thought I was a teenage pregnant girl. I can't tell you the times someone asked me "where are your parents"? LOL, My answer "I AM the parent". LOL
Posted by Thelma Strobl at 9:21 AM
Monday, May 8, 2017
Okay, I am going to cheat a little on this one because there are some things you just do not share on the world wide web. Difficult times are something we all face at some point for many numerous reasons. The only thing I can say is that if it were not for my faith in God, there are times I would have given up during those difficult times. There have been times that I have cried myself to sleep. There have been times that I did not think things would get better. It is in those moments that I rely on God, one moment at a time. It is those times that I go inward and pray and write in my journals or just keep it to myself. I do this on purpose. There are some things that just have to stay between yourself and your Lord.
I don't know anyone on the planet that doesn't have difficult times. However, we have to choose how to react and how to move on. Sure, I have had my pity party day in the midst of the storm, but when it comes down to it, I know the ONE who can speak peace be still to my troubled heart and give me an assurance that yes, I will indeed make it through.
Posted by Thelma Strobl at 3:28 PM
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
I am a pretty easygoing, laid back person. It generally, takes a lot to get me rattled. I guess where pet peeves are concerned..................they would have to be............
- When people act like they are listening but you can tell they aren't really listening.
- When people treat children like they are imbeciles and talk down to them.
- When people judge others for parenting over things that are really trivial. I mean we are all doing the best we can with the knowledge we have at the given moment. Accidents and mistakes happen. It doesn't make a person a bad parent when those things happen.
- When people call things abuse that is not really abused. Some things, are just a difference in parenting and not abuse. I have worked in the child abuse field as a social worker. I have seen what real abuse entails.
- When people spill water, or drop ice on the floor and don't clean it up and I find it with my sock.
- When the same people, spill sprite or something sticky and just wipe it up without cleaner and either my foot or sock sticks to the floor. CRINGE...LOL
- When you are expecting someone at a certain time and they don't call you to tell you plans have changed and they are going to be running later than planned. I don't mind you being late, but if you know, please call and let me know and then I will not worry said person is beside the road in a ditch somewhere.
- Pollen...okay not really a pet peeve but my nose from our high pollen counts is driving me nuts. AAAAAAAAAAAAAA cccccchoooooooooo.
- The fact men lose weight so much easier than women. I know it is nature, but still. Ugh, I just want to lose as easy as my husband does.
- When I forget to do something I promised or have to back out on something I said I would do due to unforeseen circumstances. I get it happens but I hate when I have it happen.
Posted by Thelma Strobl at 3:51 PM
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Picking favorite songs is very hard. I love music, especially hymns and praise and worship music. So I will pick 10 but let's just say there are so many songs that I love.
- First and foremost is the hymn In The Garden. My Mama sang it to me when I was a baby and the song is about the music as much as the love behind it when she sang it to me. I, in turn, sang it to my own babies.
- The hymn, One Day At A Time that my grandmother sang while working around her home. Oh, how I love that song.
- The hymn, Oh, How I Love Jesus. All the women in my life who loved me sang this to me. My Mama, My grandmothers, and my Aunt Hester.
- I love the praise and worship song Our God Is An Awesome God by Michael W. Smith. I sang this at every youth service, youth camp, or youth conference I ever went to when I was a teenager. I love this song. It is full of joy and how awesome our God is....
- Shake by Mercy Me because it makes my heart and soul want to dance, shout, and sing. click here to watch on you tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8k40xj5Exk
- Oh Holy Night, I love that song, the meaning behind it and the emotion of the true meaning of Christmas hidden in the words.
- Overcomer by Mandisa: click to see on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8VoUYtx0kw
- I love the song You Are My Sushine. I have sung it to my kids in my warbly, off tune voice since before they were born.
- God's Not Dead by the Newsboys
- Finally the song, my husband sang to me on our wedding day during our wedding: I Will Be Here by Steven Curtis Chapman. I will be here link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1KsGtMZ9HI
Posted by Thelma Strobl at 5:39 PM