Parenting

Road Trip –


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Most people think of the phrase ROAD TRIP with their best buddies and they are going to have a ball…..which there is NOTHING wrong with that.. but when I think of road trip – I think of MY SON and driving to see him up at college… I had such a nice time with him this weekend and just being THERE with him –
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I don’t know who gets happier me, his little brother or him! Nonetheless, I am elated that he knows that his mommy loves him and knows that I am here for him – This boy is my other baby he just happens to be 20 years old! Sitting around his apartment as well as running errands for me MAKES ME FEEL GOOD as his mother –
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My oldest sister is just as AMAZING and my son was telling his girlfriend that he considers her as his second mother…she teared up on the sly of course…. FAMILY is just amazing ya know and I am surely grateful that God is moving His hand our way.
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God heals and restores and that indeed is what God has done for my family – I am so grateful that I just think about the goodness of God and how far me and my babies have come and I just drop a few tears… I am just enjoying MY SON with all of his growth and maturity….him being away at college reminds me that he is really getting older and growing up!

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As I was laying in the bed with MY 20 year old BABY over the weekend in his apartment up at college, I thought to myself that I didn’t want to move! Lol

Honey, I NEVER THOUGHT that I would be HAPPY to dive 3 and 1/2 hours monthly…LOL ( pray for us all please )

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Helping Self...

Able….


Definition of the word -able

A Latin suffix that forms adjectives. The suffix –ible has related meanings; expressing ability, capacity, fitness; capable of, fit for, able to be done, can be done, inclined to, tending to, given to.

 

Wow… each day Oh how I am reminded……..I mean really God is indeed able- Through it all… up and down… front and back… top to bottom…going forward…going backwards..going from side to side… He is ABLE through it all.

ohhh…..ohhhh…..ohhhh….He’s able! I am So amazingly encouraged ” some more “………..

Family

When Normal Was Reality


I was going through a few photos that I found of family members and I almost SCREAMED out loud because when I viewed them it was super indeed bitter / sweet… Seriously it was / is…

Like God…. REALLY? Why and and How are the two main culprit questions that I am tired of dissecting! Keeping your family on common ground is simply EXHAUSTING! Trust me….

God knows that my family used to be SIMPLY AMAZING, really we all were!! I am praying that everyone REALLY soul searches and see the part (s) that they have played as well as STILL playing in regards to keeping the family split…. Life is too short for foolishness is it not?

Heavenly Father, Please shine your light upon my family, Give us strength to overcome all of the
difficulties that we are dealing with now and protect us against any and all problems
we may encounter in the future.  Oh Lord, please bring us together as we are meant to be. May the love that binds us only grow stronger as we fulfill the destiny you have laid out for us. Grant my family forgiveness for any sins we have committed.

May we also forgive one another Lord, as it is sometimes difficult to do… GEESH!!

Bless us Lord, In your name I pray, Amen

Parenting

daughters……


I am a daughter and I remember how I acted growing up from as early as elementary school til present…. I have heard people say that when you have kids, your kids often ACT OUT some of the same ways that you did as a child… HOWEVER, I surely do disagree with me via my kids and especially with my daughter. I was not disrespectful but I would sometimes test my dad but I NEVER crossed the line ever… I honored them both and feared them like the reverance of the Lord. I did what I was asked and MOST TIME even without benig asked… I was caring, compassionate, attentive, assertive….. I was a good kid who was way ahead of my years and it was due to BOTH PARENTS instilling things into me that were very frutiful not for just my present…..but for my future as well.

My sweet, troubled, confused, hurt, loving, angry daughter  was half raised by me and half raised by her father and his family and both families raise children differently. When I look at my daughter, she appears to be mine… but she does not act like anything that is apart of me….let alone someone that can out of me….. The enemy has a strong hold over a great deal of people in this world but it seems that CHILDREN AND MEN is the devil’s major and women are his minor in being destructive in their lives…..

Now that I have a daughter who is 18 years old, it amazes me how we are SOOO DIFFERENT even with the fundamental things in life… Yes! Indeed, when BOTH parents are not equally involved and vested with the same or even SIMILAR morals, values, ethics, stances and beliefs….it can set the child up for NOTHING BUT FAILURE….

LOL, She looks older than me right! She is a handful but needs a great deal of love, prayer and direction… We have to choose a great deal of things in our lives….. Granted we cannot control everything that goes on in our lives but we can surely make sure that we do WHAT WE CAN to make sure we make the right choices…. I have never prayed so much in my life over the last 6 years over my children but especially my daughter via all of the CHOICES that SHE has made…….. peer pressure, no rules no guidance, too too much leeway and the streets can do damage to even the most strongest person im sure…… and granted I do understand that there is a cause and effect for EVERYTHING….. Just praying that all of the things that everything that she is experiencing by choice, by ignorance and by God’s plan is ALL FOR HER TESTIMONY!

#love my baby to life!!! Wishes her all the best and that she would realize SOON that she is an amazing young lady who has a lot of love to give, a bright future ahead, a leader by nature, a child of God who is called and set apart for HIM! Whew.. she is my child on loan from God and I am DETERMINED to make sure that she indeed “makes it”……

Kids need BOTH parents…. regardless how each parent may feel about the other!