Tuesday, October 27, 2009

So Blessed!

I had a lady that I highly respect ask me last night how my daughter, Misti is doing! I just remarked that she is doing great and that her and Adam are really happy and very busy with the church! She just smiled really sweetly and said, "Misti is a very special young lady!"

I know that myself, I take it for granted. She is very godly and has a very sweet spirit about her! What an awesome soal winner she is and a great mentor! However, it just all came to my mind again at how blessed I am that she is grown, almost 22 years old and she has been such a joy to us!

Misti, I love you much and am so very godly proud of you! You are beautiful and don't ever lose the sweet spirit of the Lord that you have. Without Him, we are nothing! Love you much!

Monday, October 19, 2009

It's Fall!!!

I love it when the weather begins too cool, the leaves begin to change and you can just feel the change in the air! I notice that everyone begins to talk about the Holiday Season, speak of family traditions, and bring out the sweaters and shop for new boots! I've heard several mention that they are a bit nervous for Christmas because of the financial situations this year. Maybe we all need to reconsider the way that we have always done things. Maybe we should focus a little more on quality time then on quantity or abundance of "things!" I have yet to talk to one person, even in the ministry that has not felt the effects of our economy! So, we really need to think about what we will do this year. I think, "But Misti and Adam will be so disappointed if they don't get as much as usual!" Then I hear her say, "Mom, I think we all need to be careful this year!" I also remember each year that Adam says, "You guys always buy too much!" I just wonder, would our love for our children or their love for us change any if we show our love in acts, in deeds, maybe in mom's cooking? I know the answer to this, now, can I actually do it? I'm not saying that we won't buy anything, I'm saying that the stress on all of us would be a lot less if we could learn to have moderation in our buying! Everyone that we usually buy gifts for are in the same situation...............hmmmm, I think we could truly make this a special holiday by enjoying one another and concentrate on what truly matters!