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Love Lifted Me

Wednesday, March 7th I celebrated my 20th anniversary with  my beloved Steve. He came into my life after a bitter divorce left me with two teenage girls who suffered emotional trauma from the separation. The girls were thirteen and fifteen and well on their way to being thirty. Although they adored Steve I am not so sure they were eager for the marriage.

The next several years were a long hard struggle. As the girls weaved in and out of their own frustrations in life, growing pains, and identity crisis’ we began to grow together as a family. And a great family at that. The glue that kept us together became fabricated through the hands of the Lord. We attended church every Sunday. Steve and I taught Sunday School and the girls were active in the youth group. Both girls accepted Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior at the age of seventeen. That is another story in itself as Satan desperately tried to intercept this great moment in our lives. God prevailed though.

Twenty years later we are stronger than ever. On Saturday my wonderful husband surprised me not once but twice. He got us tickets to see the Broadway play Lion King. It was phenomenal. Before departing for the theatre he took me to the church and we renewed our vows. Another surprise he cooked up without my knowledge. Blessings have bestowed me from all around. Love is so precious. Especially when it rains down from God!

Live Life to th Fullest and Follow Your Dreams!

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy. Love is never boastful, nor conceited, nor rude; It is not self-seeking, nor easily angered. It keeps no record of wrongdoing. It does not delight in evil, But rejoices in the truth. It always protects, trusts, hopes, and preserves. There is nothing love cannot face; There is no limit to its faith, hope, and endurance. In a word, there are three things that last forever: Faith, hope, and love; But the greatest of them all is love.
~1 Corinthians 13:4-7


…how ’bout those darn burnt biscuits…

Author Unknown…

When I was a kid, my Mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner every now and then. And I remember one night in particular when she had made breakfast after a long, hard day at work. On that evening so long ago, my Mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage and extremely burned biscuits in front of my dad. I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed! Yet all my dad did was reach for his biscuit, smile at my Mom and ask me how my day was at school. I don’t remember what I told him that night, but I do remember watching him smear butter and jelly on that biscuit and eat every bite!

When I got up from the table that evening, I remember hearing my Mom
apologize to my dad for burning the biscuits. And I’ll never forget
what he said: “Honey, I love burned biscuits.”

Later that night, I went to kiss Daddy good night and I asked him if he
really liked his biscuits burned. He wrapped me in his arms and said,
“Your Momma put in a hard day at work today and she’s real tired. And
besides – a little burnt biscuit never hurt anyone!”

This story reminds me of my own dear and loving mother. After my husband and I married in the early 90’s we had my parents over for dinner one Saturday shortly after the wedding. Steve being new to grilling burnt to a crisp every single piece of chicken. It was truly inedible. The char from the hot coals of the grill was literally seared right through the skin directly into the meat of the bird.

Each of us filled our plates with the picnic fare  including the chicken. The meat was sooooo tough we all spit the pieces of the bird onto our plates. That  is except my mother. Being a quiet humble Christian woman and wanting to edify her new son-in-law’s grilling techniques my mom declared “This is exactly how I like my chicken” and choked down her entire piece.

Life is full of imperfections. I’m not that great at any one thing except being a child of God. I forget birthdays and anniversaries just like everyone else. 
Choosing to celebrate each other’s differences is the key to creating a healthy, growing, and lasting relationship.

My dearest sister-in-law, who is more of a sister than an in-law shared this with me today. Thanks Sue.

And  mom…..this one is for you. May you rest in God’s glorious heavens for eternity.

Live Life to the Fullest and Follow Your Dreams

see you soon…

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.  ~Mark Twain

“Life With Jesus”

Paying tribute to our Lord and Saviour commands our daily attention. Today I give special recognition to Him as we enter the most sacred of Holy seasons.

Jesus came to give us life

To live more abundantly

Those of us who know our Christ

Have already been set free.

We celebrate a Christmas birth

An Easter resurrection

He is the way the truth the light

The object of our affection.

The nail He harbored, the blood He shed

Was more than he could bear

He called out Father why me?

He was not to be spared.

The Father, Son and Holy Ghost

Is God our great Creator

Our love for Him should be so strong

Whenever life’s bumps go so wrong

He is the one we call upon.

So celebrate this Easter season

Like there will be no other

For Jesus Christ is your best reason

To fall upon your knees and pray

And give your thanks for another day.

May the Lord be with you always and bless you in all you do.