Sunday, November 29, 2009


The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want;
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters;
He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name's sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil;
for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life;
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Psalm 23

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Some Friends who got Married this month, Love them bunches!!!!
The man who holds me up when I lean too much.

My Son T.J. 7/31/85 - 10/21/09 He and I were in the car just left Dairy Queen for son yummy ice cream:)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

South America

Well not much to report about it with the exception its still in the same place it was last time I looked on the map :) I'm put out with it and cant say whey ! But if they could eat their young they most likely would!!!!!!!

Nhikko has a broken leg with a full cast on it.

I am tired.

Les is tired.

Trying to find homes for kids, not ours, other children (disruptions).

My good friend Nahda has her new son M coming from NY. Thanks to me :) How wonderful and exciting...I matched them, it will be nice to see what I like to do. Find families for children. I can see them in the Real life, not just photos :)

I don't know where the year went, and have so much to reflect on :( My big boys, wanting to move, new Maddox coming, It will get better with time, my older children who need to go on like all of us.

Most people who look at our family they wonder how and why we keep going on, what can you do. Stop, drop & roll. And when you get up know that your Faith in God will and can bring you through tough times in life. Most families don't have the loss of 1 child then another 14 months later. But we did, and we are, and we will get through it. Day by Day, because Faith is something someone cant give you. I love an awesome God, I hope you do too.

Some good friends sent a card and inside they wrote all I can say is "this sucks" Yep it sure does :)

God bless you all,

Monday, November 2, 2009

Prop us up!!!!! Thanks Val

LORD PROP US UP..... Every time I am asked to pray, I think of the old deacon who always prayed, 'Lord, prop us up on our leanin' side.' After hearing him pray that prayer many times, someone asked him why he prayed that prayer so fervently. He answered, 'Well sir, you see, it's like this ... I got an old barn out back. It's been there a long time; it's withstood a lot of weather; it's gone through a lot of storms, and it's stood for many years.. It's still standing. But one day I noticed it was leaning to one side a bit. So I went and got some pine poles and propped it up on its leaning side so it wouldn't fall. Then I got to thinking about that and how much I was like that old barn. I've been around a long time. I've withstood a lot of life's storms. I've withstood a lot of bad weather in life, I've withstood a lot of hard times, and I'm still standing too. But I find myself leaning to one side from time to time, so I like to ask the Lord to prop us up on our leaning side, 'cause I figure a lot of us get to leaning at times. Sometimes we get to leaning toward anger, leaning toward bitterness, leaning toward hatred, leaning toward cussing, leaning toward a lot of things that we shouldn't. So we need to pray, 'Lord, prop us up on our leaning side, so we will stand straight and tall again, to glorify the Lord.'' If you stare at this barn for a second you will see who will help us stand straight and tall again. If you wish to, pass this on to others who might need Propping Up. Thank you Lord for always propping me up.