Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Uncle Bubba is a Fireman

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My brother Shane is a fireman in Lake Worth and on one of our visits this year he invited us over to see his fire station!! The girls were able to climb on the trucks, explore, turn lights on and even get to slide down a pole!! They had a lot of fun that day. Thank you Uncle Bubba ☻

This picture collage made with Smilebox

It is what it is

I just wanted to make this short comment about my blog... I started this to write about my girls and my girls only and as I began to do that I felt like sharing some of my testimony as a mom of three little ones that are very close together. Do I think I have it harder than other moms? NO, but I also don't want to sugar coat anything, other than my three baby girls ☻ As I have opened up about my battles along with the funny stories I have had several mothers come to me thanking me for being honest. Being a mother is the greatest joy one could ever experience, but just because it is a joy does not mean it is easy. I can remember going to Chick Fila and seeing other moms looking so cute in their nice clothes, hair fixed and smiling... I felt so guilty as I tried to smile when really all I wanted to do was lay on the bench and go to sleep!! Looking cute was not words you would use to described me either!! I kept wondering to myself what am I doing wrong? Why can't I have it all together and "look cute" too? The answer took a long time to come but it did come and that is the important thing to remember. I can not do this by myself, it's ok to cry, it's ok to not get dressed every day,it's to not clean the house every week (sometimes) and above all it's ok to let people know YOU ARE NOT SUPER WOMAN, you need help and prayer. As a mother we are not reinventing the wheel and no one is asking us to. I remember when I gave me testimony at the Tomball church and afterwards people came to Chad and I said they were sorry they had no idea I was going through those things... Up to that point I had not shared or allowed my spiritual family to know I needed help or encouragement too. So I decided to incorporate this into my blog too... So if you are reading this and you need someone to call on, I am here!! I will gladly share your load with you and Jesus will too

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Just Living

Well I have decided just when you think you have gotten it all figured it, everyone is on a schedule, everyone is sleeping, some battles are being won and then WHAM you fall on your face. You wake up the next day everyone is crying, no one listens to a word you say might as well be talking to Molly (the dog) or the door knob. Showering isn't an option at this point, neither is getting dressed. I take a moment to try and gather myself and while looking around I realize I have not cleaned the house in almost two weeks........ The tears start burning in my eyes promising to start flowing down my cheeks at any moment, the kids are fighting and yes I am still in my pajamas...... At this very point I have a choice to make, I can either cry and wallow in self pity, I mean come on what other mother can possibly do ALL that I do? I am the only mother who has three children 15mths apart, goes to church faithfully even going to meetings, has started homeschooling, my husband works two jobs and of course the list in my mind just keeps mounding of all the things I do and take care of, of course I can have a melt down, I deserve to have a melt down and feel sorry for myself, right? and then there is the other choice.... Cry out to the Lord, thank Him for my beautiful children, stay in my pajamas and play with them... Come on, does it really matter that there is dust all over the house (as long as there are no bugs due to filthiness, mold growing or unidentified substances growing on the floor) and who cares what I am wearing the girls for sure don't. So my point in saying all this is well I have no idea!!! I am coming to realize that none of what I think matters actually matters at all. Spending quality time with the girls is the most important thing I can do along with having an excellent marriage. So I am just trying to learn how to lean on the Lord, which is harder than it sounds even with situations like the one I mentioned above. I love my girls and I love being their mom. My goal is to get organized which I have been trying to do since the beginning of the year but I am a procrastinator when it comes to things like this so please say a prayer that I can do it. I can barely plan our meals and that is usually the night before! Thanks to Denise Young who is sharing her words of wisdom I have ordered Manager's of Their Homes, a book that I am hoping will help me out a lot!!