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Proud Mama Moment

DSC_3072As moms we all have those proud mama moments. Maybe we see our child do something that makes our heart swell or someone tells us about something our child has done while we weren’t around. You always hope that your child is on their best behavior when you aren’t around but when they go beyond that and show love and compassion sometimes it’s almost to much. It makes you realize that you just may be doing something right.

I had one of those moments today. It brought tears to my eyes and joy to my heart. This boy of mine never ceases to amaze me and I couldn’t be more proud.

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Just When You Think Everything Is Going Fine…….

I know I’m not the only one who has ever felt this way. And it really isn’t even the first time I’ve felt this way. Though I sure hope it’s the last, but more than likely probably not. You know when you’re cruzing through life and things are going pretty good. Maybe not perfect but for the first time in a long time you feel like things are starting to look up and maybe just maybe everything is gonna be ok. Then BAM!!! the rug gets pulled out from under you! You’re left angry, mad, betrayed, frustrated, lost, devastated (these are just a few of the feelings that I have going through me right now). I have no control and not even a say in the situation. It’s just, this is how it’s gonna be and you need to deal with it. I do realize this is just a bump in the road, all-be-it a very large pot hole in my road right now, I will  get through it. What really angers me is that it’s not just me who it affects, but also my son. I hate this feeling!

Looking at the big picture I know that there are people in worse situations that mine and there are people who have to deal with worse than what I’m gonna have to deal with. And it could be so much worse.  But in my world, at this very minute, this is devastating! And I’m mad! And I’m left wondering when I will ever feel like things are starting to look up again.

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It’s July the 13th for Goodness Sake!

Warning! This is not a post about Friday the 13th. I am about to vent.

It is not even the middle of July! I do not care to think about school starting at this point in the summer. I also do not care to think about or see fall decorations. And yet, as I go to Wally World and Pat Catans, and as I see store flyers in the mail all I see are ads for back to school sales and fall decor. It makes me want to scream!!!!! Yes, that did deserve 5 exclamation points. Why can’t our kids just enjoy their summer vacations without being bombarded by school stuff when they walk into stores.  The summers already fly by way to fast. And as much as I love fall, I don’t want to be reminded of it in July. It is all a marketing ploy to get more money. But they will not be getting my money until about a week before school starts. If they are lucky, maybe 2 weeks before school starts. Not that little old me will make a difference by waiting until closer to the start of school to by supplies, but that is my way of protesting.

Does anyone else feel the same? Or am I being ridiculous? Please share!

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Holy Hotness!



Yep, that pretty much sums up how it has been here in NE Ohio for weeks now.

The poor fields and gardens, not to mention the grass, are drying up. I’ve been soaking the garden every few nights.

It’s doing ok but would be better with rain.

****insert rain dance here****

If only Florida could send all the extra rain they are getting out to Colorado and then what is left could be dropped off here.

I guess I would rather deal with this than what is going on out west.

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved with the tragic fires.

Do you know anyone who lives in Colorado? Have they had to be evacuated?

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It’s Friday!

Happy Friday everyone! Do you have plans for the weekend? I have nothing special planned except for lots of work around the house. The main reason for this post is so that I can come back here on Monday and tell you everything that I accomplished. Kind of like my to-do list with all of you holding me accountable.

So here is my list: Laundry (which includes putting away which is the worst part), yard work, gardening, sweeping, work on hypertufa project, making a grocery list, and working on VBS. I’m sure this list will grow. I better get started now. All of this may take a while.

Would love to hear what your plans are for the weekend! Please tell me I’m not alone with all this work I have to do.

Have a great weekend!


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A Man, a Bicycle, and a Burden for Prayer

I have a story I would like to share with you about a man, a bicycle and cross-country journey. The man’s name is Brad Weaver. He and his family are friends of mine although I don’t see them often. His wife’s name is Tiffany and together they have Gunnar and Isabella. Brad had a desire to bring awareness to people about prayer. This is where his adventure starts. He decided to embark on the trip of a lifetime. He is traveling across the U.S.A. on a bicycle with the intention to talk with and pray with as many people as he can. With a lot of support, emotionally and financially, from family and friends his journey started last weekend. Along the way he will be visiting churches, staying with kind-hearted people who have offered him shelter and a meal, and meeting and praying with people he comes into contact with. I have followed his video blogs. They are so inspiring and touching. He already has had some discouraging days where things don’t seem to go right. He has been riding through the mountains where the hills seem endless. His dad is driving his support truck that stays behind him or sometimes drives ahead of him and waits. I look forward to each and every one of his posts. I want to see where he has been and like to hear him talk about the people he has met. To follow his incredible journey go to Your prayers are greatly appreciated.

Even though Brad and his family live in Wilmot, he started out his journey in Hilton Head I believe(I could be wrong on the town but I know it was in one of the Carolinas). So he has been heading our way all week. And I think if all goes according to plan, he will be at our church, First Baptist in Berlin, on Tuesday(June 5th) night for prayer meeting. We normally have it Wed. but moved it to Tues. because of Brad’s schedule.

I can not do justice to this story by simply telling you about it. Check out his blog and see for yourself. Follow along on his journey. Take a moment to say a prayer for him. Also, prayers for his family are appreciated because I’m sure they are missing him and also worry about him. I hope you enjoy his story. Please let me know if you check out his blog. Would love to hear your comments, thoughts, or words of encouragement for Brad. I will be sure to pass them along.

Thanks for reading!

Until next time…..

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Very Much Appreciated

I want to take a moment to say thank you for all the “likes” on my recent posts and also to the new followers of my blog. I’m grateful to each of you who take a moment out of your day to read my blog. And I’m enjoying the time I spend following some of your blogs. Again, Thank You!


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