Friday, October 2, 2009

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Happy Birthday and Anniversary All in One!

Today we are celebrating in more ways than one! One year ago today... after many months of being a blog stalker... I started my very own blog. Twenty-four years ago today at the very young age of 19( what was I thinking?!?) I became a mom for the very first time. I am very blessed to have this baby boy young man in my life.

This past year has been a very busy and trying time. Justin in his last year at UGA, had to work less so he could finish school, which meant his dad and I had to pick up the slack so he could finish.... wooo !!! What a road it has been! Talking about trust! This last year I have had to totally lean on the Lord for strength as I cryed out for mercy many days. Not only did we pick up the slack for Justin financially but we also had the blessing of building our lake house at the same time...and need I forget our daughter is now engaged. Can I just say CALGON!!!!! Having 9 kids will stretch you to the max all the time at times, then when you add more fuel to the fire you have an inferno!

Justin now has a degree in Anthropology and hopefully soon will find a real job that will pay for him to get his masters degree in Archeology. I would love for him to achieve his goals and dreams. Justin is a strong minded man who knows what he believes and allows no one to sway him otherwise. His love for Jesus has been evident ever since he was a little guy. Even as a child I would watch him share his faith with others and that stands true for him even today!

I pray that God will continue molding Justin into the man that He wants him to be. God is always faithful to bless and multiply where I have lacked in parenting....Justin is evidence of that! I am curious to see where God will take him next.....maybe a foreign country or maybe just right down the road. Wherever it is I know that Justin will always be that little guy that introduced me to this road I'm now walking and he will always be my son!

Justin I love you beyond words! You have taught me so much about life and following Jesus that I am in awe of how God has molded you into who you are. The day you were born was the day a long awaited dream and desire of mine came into being. I pray that God will continue to grow you and mold you into that arrow that He created you to be.

Happy Birthday Son!

I love you,

Sunday, September 27, 2009

#7 turns 10...Happy Birthday sweet girl!

Today our sweet daughter turned a decade old...and yes her dad told her the story about when he turned 10.Our kids love the tradition of hearing it on their 10th birthdays.
Rachel has turned into a beautiful young lady. I love this age because they start primping and well...just aren't babies anymore. I have seen many changes in Rachel over the years and I can't wait to see what God has planned for her. Rachel is my right hand around the house...Helping with Mackenzie is the biggest thing. Mackenzie will even cry for Rachel when she gets in trouble or hurt. I'll admit I do get a little jealous when she does.There are days when I have to remind myself she's only 10.Growing up in a house with many siblings comes with a lot of responsibility and in some ways aides in the maturing process.

Rachel you are a blessing that only God can give. You have taught me so much in the 10 years you have been in my life and I will forever be grateful. I can't wait to see what God has planned for you. I just pray you always keep your eyes on Him and look to Him to guide you through this life. Thank you for being who you make this world a more beautiful place! I love to hear your laugh...your laughter is contagious! I get more joy out of watching you laugh than anything you do.
I am glad we had a chance to see Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs today and I look forward to more celebrating later in the week with you and your big brother..he'll be 24!

I love you....Mom