Thursday, September 27, 2007
Posted by Brandy at 8:38 AM
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Just warning you this gets a little deep-- Time out for me! I finally made it to Time Out for Women. It was so great, I needed to hear all of the wonderful things that were said to me. All thanks again to Tori! You go girl! She had a ticket reserved with my name on it! Love her! Kisses girlfriend! What a blast it was to get to spend that time with my lil' Sis the Puttster! And, And let me not forget all the girls that were there-the Sheriff, Kari--two thumbs up what did you think? and Adriene, Sage, and the gang! (yes I know I would shame all my English teacher right now if they knew I just did this to a sentence--Sorry!) They were awesome! I also saw so many of the La Loma's out there representing us! But, to be on a more serious side, my Father in Heaven knew that I needed to be there even if things were a bit crazy. My Best Friend since we were little girls in sixth grade called me tonight to ask me if I would tell the Coach that her little man wouldn't be at football tonight. I have known just recently (Monday night) that Jambers Dad, which is part of my family, was very sick and in the ER. Tonight she called and said that he wasn't out of surgery yet and they are sure that he has cancer. It is on his colon, liver- both sides, in his stomach, and in his glands. How could this be? I ask. And I know that there is a reason, but, it is not my time to find out. I am reading this little book called When Prayers Go Unanswered. In it I have found a beginning to my comfort for me. It talks about when Jesus feeds the multitude and after speaking to them, dismisses them. He dismisses His Apostles and they row out into the sea and a storm hits. They are rowing with all their might and fight the winds and soon are exhausted from this fight. Little did they know He was watching them and just when they thought they could go no further and put forth their best effort to fight to keep control, "About the fourth watch of the night He cometh unto them, walking upon the sea, . . .[and] they . . . saw Him, and were troubled. And immediately He talked with them, and saith unto them, Be of good cheer:it is I : be not afraid. And He went up unto them into the ship; and the wind ceased" (Mark 6:48-51; emphasis added) The author, S. Michael Wilcox, states that he is sure that the Apostles would probably preferred Him to come in the first watch not the fourth. We are for the most of us First-watch people and the Lord is a Fourth watch. We can't begin to grow if we are not allowed to stretch to our limits and once He knows that there is no way we can do more He comes to our aid. I know that this is getting a little deep, but, this is the test? We are all being tested right now. What is my role in this? How do I comfort my dear friend that has been there for me and has held my hand through crazy times in my life, but, this my friends is so much more and my little problems in the past are like specs of sand. This is a moment that is going to be a fourth hour watch for all of us. I am going to have to stretch along with my family and Jambers family. My family has always been close to them. My Dad and Charlie are good friends. And we are all hurting Her father is very sick. So my heart is very heavy at the moment! Keep her and her father and family in your prayers for me- his name is Charlie. I love him. Thanks- A New Testament day was divided into twelve hours, beginning at 6 in the morning. The third hour would be 9, the sixth hour would be noon, and the eleventh hour. Though we visualized it as being just before midnight, actually was 5 in the evening. The night was divided into 4 watches:first was from 6pm unto 9, second was 9pm to 12am, third watch from 12am until 3 am and the fourth watch from 3 am until 6 am, about sunrise.--When Your Prayers Seem Unanswered by S Michael Wilcox
Posted by Brandy at 10:31 PM
Okay, sorry gals that I said I would update you on our where abouts and left you all hanging! Let's see what I have missed in what 3 weeks--YIKES!! We just finished our mega book report for Do-dude! I can now sleep at night! Three pages-it was a whopper! I know Tori knows what pain I felt, as she felt hers last week! Now onto the next book report due on the 10th of October! Keep me in line here girls! I may forget. 625 that is the magic number here-625! That is how many pages need to be read by 10/10. All he has to do is write a short summary of each book that he read and when she gives him an oral quiz on it he can read right off what notes he wrote about the book. Thank goodness Blue Boy doesn't have book reports yet! OH- let me tell you that we have been working on this book report, which is also known from this day on as the Mega Beast, for the last week! Yes, one week! Do-dude just doesn't like to turn on the thinker and communicate with his hand that writes at the same time. It pretty much boils down to a Mega Headache and I think I do have a couple of patches of hair missing--unfortunately none of the grey hairs were touched---BUMMER! So today Do-dude volunteers this nice imformation to his teacher quite willingly I might add that he was up until 10 pm working his little book report. WHAT, you don't tell the teacher that! Now I am feeling quite the slacker and she made a point to talk to me about Do-dude not being the only one. I think at first she thought we just started it the other day. I did have to explain that Mega Beast was getting attention every night and during the day! Mega Beast was robbing me of precious sleep! I have to call one of my girls that knows the pain I was feeling and tell her of all the troubles this Mega Beast was causing me and how it seemed to chase me! Okay maybe it didn't actually chase me, but, it might as well have! Come on--all you know what I am talking about! Please respond and let me know that I am not the slacker mother that I felt last night at 9:55. Could ya please!
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Hey gang! We are in Utah still! We are suppose to be heading to Idaho today. We have done quite a bit since we left home and can't wait to share pictures of our trip! Can I just say that I miss our two oldest kiddos! They stayed with Nanie & Boppa at home. Our little man had a blast with his cousins these past two days and now that they headed back to their new home he is missing his brothers. I can agree with him I miss our buddies also--Miss you Do-dude & Blue Boy!! Hugs & Kisses from your Momma & Dad! I will keep you informed on our trip and fill you in during our next stop! C-ya soon!