Inspiration

Hmmmm….This Surely Encouraged Me –


There is a great deal that I DO NOT agree with in regards to our current President – Nevertheless, I will run across small snippets of things that he does “behind the scenes” and it is at “these moments”… my vantage point widens…..  Hearing him talk about REAL LIFE things – encouraged me –

Parenting

Mothers and Sons


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As much as my kid works my nerves… I do love hanging out with him…. Just going out to hang out with friends is soo relaxing mentally.. It’s been just me and him for so long that as a single parent..I need space a few times a week.
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However, it is rightfully so (in my son’s mind of course) that if we aren’t together…he needs to know my very whereabouts! ! I used to tell him ALL 10 things…  BUT know I had to literally scale it back / down to like 4 things.. . .  I set up an atmosphere that he felt as if it was his RIGHT TO KNOW my every single whereabouts!!! Lol
WhileI’m out doing MY own thing and just breathing my own air without my kid trying calculate how much I breathed WITHOUT HIM…..
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When I pick him up to head home….I actually have the nerve to miss him as well…LOL – He indeed is a special kid…

Parenting

Breast Cancer AND Socks –


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First of all, do I look like I wanted to be out this late??? Okay – breast cancer awareness is an amazing movement and with all of the hundreds of millions of dollars that this organization has raised – THEY BETTER be on the verge of a cure!!!!!
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Nonetheless, middle schools and high schools all across the country participates in some form or another to show their support during the month of October – Well my son is REALLY finally getting into the groove of supporting breast cancer awareness because he understands MORE NOW of what the disease is and what it does to people’s lives AND he knows that his grandfather also died from cancer –
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Welp, honey –  I need ANYBODY / SOMEBODY / a cat – a dog – a mouse – an elephant etc to scream to the hills to MY KID – that I am an awesome mother! LOL – He knows it – he tells me at least 3 times a week how much he appreciates me…..

( ummm – This is the part where MOMS will sy…. Well appreciate me by keeping your room clean! ) LOL – So serious though….
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Lately although he semi – deserves “some of the things” that I get for him but he feels that he no longer really has to “work for them” anymore – YES – I am apart of the blame …maybe because I super duper spoiled him – “but still” right?
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Well – its late and I got up to RUN TO THE MALL so this little boy can have PINK SOCKS to wear and support Breast Cancer Awareness with the rest of the school tomorrow!

Yes, the boy is wearing a pink shirt too! – Trying to find pink sneaker laces – but that is a bit too much….. Thanks Susan B. Komen for the late night run! – : )
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Signed,

A Supportive Super Mom

Dear ( ME )

Asking God For Things –


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I asked God to take my pain away. God said, No. It is not for me to take away,
but for you to give it up. I asked God to make my dying father better 5 years ago. God said, No. His spirit was whole, his body was only temporary.

I asked God to grant me patience. God said, No. Patience is a by-product of tribulations, it isn’t granted, it is earned. I asked God to give me happiness. God said, No. I give you blessings, Happiness is indeed up to you.

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 I asked God to spare me pain in regards to my my 11 year old’s father being an absentee father and 20 year old twin kids wordly actions. God said, No. Suffering draws you apart from worldly cares and brings you closer to me.

I asked God to make my spirit grow. God said, No. You must grow on your own,
but I will prune you to make you fruitful. I asked for all things that I might enjoy life. God said, No. I will give you life so that you may enjoy all things.
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I ask God to help me LOVE others, as much as he loves me. God said…….. Ahhhh, finally you have the idea!!!!

Parenting

Memories –


I was thinking of when I was being honored at a Banquet and when I realized that my son was getting an award as well –  You know I was mushy and teary eyed!! About 5 years ago – I started doing street ministry but to the Homeless population  called The Coleman Cares Winter Project and I went out from October until April giving out clothes, coats, socks, hot beverages and food.
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This was done by MY OWN money as well as my son’s little piggy bank ( by his choice – which touched my heart as well ) Nonetheless, my son was also honored since he was in the trenches with me! This photo was taken when my NOW 11 year old son was about 6 years old.

The Lord’s work has its own kind of reward that does not always come / show up in the FORM of currency……God is good.

Parenting

Random –


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Through the ups, downs, backflips, super highs, incredible lows… My son….My kid…My buddy still makes me happy when skies are gray, he’s still my sunshine.

As parents, Im sure that I am not the only one who goes through or has been through a VARIETY of things…. Some of it you have to think to yourself and either…..

Ponder…Wonder…Daze and Say… No way or Oh God, not MY kid!!! Well honey, yes our kids!!!
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Eery test that you have experienced is the kind that normally comes to people.  But God keeps his promise, and he will not allow you to be tested beyond your power to remain firm: at the time you are put to the test, he will give you the strength to endure it, and so provide you with a way out.

 

Parenting

Raising Daughters


Uggghhhh!!! Can you feel the ugggggghhhhh in my voice and in my heart, I mean seriously!

The whole point of punishment and discipline is helping to keep our children safe and teaching them to be good human beings. But what if they keep pushing back? Is there a time when you have to just let them face the sometimes-ugly results of their actions?  Uggghhh! This can be difficult for a parent, who wants the best for their child, to accept.

My super silly 10 year old son gives me NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO PROBLEMS whatsoever! Lord, help because they are like night and day.. I really wish that she had even HALF of his tendencies!

I mean my daughter who is 19 speaks the language of wanting to CHANGE but does not whole heartedly put forth the actions via the language of wanting to CHANGE! So what is a Christian Single Parent to do…….. Pray…Pray…Pray….. but in the meantime – between time and NOW –

I want to CHOKE as well as HUG my daughter daily…. I shared with her that we have a Culture Clash issue – the way that I live and condition my house is not ANYTHING of what she has been exposed to and used to since she has not been living with me and it can make a person COO – COO for COCOA PUFFS!

She has such a huge heart but my GOD!!!!!!!!!! So rugged and rough around the edges – I mean heck –  who would NOT want change if they have been living in a crazy state of being?

A family is not a democracy. I have REFUSED and will not be swayed by the “it’s a free world” and “I can do what I want” argument. God placed me to be her dictator, and for good reason. Democratic families crumble………..we are not on the same level – I just wish that she would really get that MUCH NEEDED epiphany – sooner than later….

uggghhhh…….. whew…I needed to vent and now I am 75% better……..