Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Things been happening in my world...

I have been a busy camper this month of October. Job wise_I changed jobs. I am no longer the Activities Coordinator at the Senior Center, in time I will be the Marketing Director. The Marketing Director is retiring and for a while I am learning the ropes from her, then comes the responsibility, along with the pay of being the Director and raising money for this place I love.
Life wise-My granbabies are still beautiful, my life is still good. I have got to spend time with family-LOVE IT! Ryder had his first haircut. Abby's favorite word is bye-bye. I saw extended family from Knoxville and got to spend time with them -too short though-I must make time to go visit.
Best of all, I have been praying constantly for people that I love ~Papa Peete and his whole family.His daughter Barbie is my best friend. Papa has throat cancer and the way has been rough and steep and tearfully many hours I have spent in prayer. GOD is so GOOD! Papa's pet scan came back cancer-free. He has a long road of recovery, then He and Meme are moving to Alabama, what a blessing that will be. As I have thanked God I marvel at how surprised we get when He answers our prayers and gives us the desires of our hearts. I THANK HIM!! I am not surprised by this outcome really, I prayed for it. I like to say "Speak not as though it were not" about things that are just more than we can imagine, meaning don't think the worse. So now I want to believe-"Pray as if it is, and stand back and watch GOD!" Because even at the worst case scenario -HE will give us what we need to get through anything we are going through.
Watch this new video I just think goes with what I'm feeling~


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

I hope this helps a friend of mine…

As a parent I have often had questions, fears, guilt and frustration. Thankfully, now I feel mostly proud and blessed as a parent. I have learned to let go and let God. But it was not always easy. I would say they are yours God -you love them more than I do please take care of them -then the next glitch would come and I would take them back. We do this with lots of worries and fears we have. I have anyway.

This poem by an unknown author was a help to me and I pass it on...

It's Your Move, Daughter

I gave you life

But I cannot live it for you.

I can teach you things

But I cannot make you learn.

I can give you directions

But I cannot always be there to lead you.

I can allow you freedom

But I cannot account for it.

I can take you to church

But I cannot make you believe.

I can teach you right from wrong

But I cannot always decide for you.

I can buy you beautiful clothes

But I cannot make you lovely inside.

I can offer you advice

But I cannot accept it for you.

I can give you love

But I cannot force it upon you.

I can teach you to be a friend

But I cannot make you one.

I can teach you to share

But I cannot make you unselfish.

I can teach you respect

But I cannot force you to show honor.

I can grieve about your report card

But I cannot doubt your teachers.

I can teach you about sex

But I cannot keep you pure.

I can tell you the facts of life

But I can't build your reputation.

I can tell you about drinking

But I cannot say NO for you.

I can warn you about drugs

But I can't prevent you from using them.

I can tell you about lofty goals

But I can't achieve them for you.

I can let you babysit

But I can't be responsible for your actions.

I can teach you kindness

But I can't force you to be gracious.

I can warn you about sins

But I cannot make your morals.

I can love you as a daughter

But I cannot place you in God's family.

I can pray for you

But I cannot make you walk with God.

I can teach you about Jesus

But I cannot make him your Savior.

I can teach you to obey

But I cannot make Jesus your Lord.

I can tell you how to live

But I cannot give you eternal life.


As parents we will make mistakes, we can try and do what’s right and we still will have problems, because children come with free-will just like we did. If God couldn’t force actions on his first born what makes us think we can.

I know that to make it through children you need a pair of knee pads and just when you think they came out alright it starts all over with your grandbabies.

Be blessed!