Thursday, May 23, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
When Grampa came down this weekend we decided to go see Aunt Laura's new office in style....on the Charlotte train. We had ridden before but the kids love it. Especially Ethan. It was a breezy day, so they are wrapped up in my scarf. Here are a few pics.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Four years of running in this 5k and it just keeps gettin better! My sweet Hannah even ran this time in the fun run. Bless her little heart someone tripped her running out the gate and she fell and got stepped on but she's such a trooper....she got up and finished her 1/2 mile! Love that girl. So proud. She also walked the entire adult 5k with her Mimi (my mom)!
We have two friends who are survivors of colon cancer so we love to support this race every year.
I ran my best time! The weather was beautiful (albeit a lil chilly at first)! And we did great! Can't beat it!!!
Monday, March 4, 2013
She had a great time and learned alot about:
"You hurt my feelings"
"Okay, lets go play!"
And yet these childhood days are really what we should refer back to aren't they?
I am broken. Through this loss I will tell you several things that have not healed me but have helped me along in reaffirming that there are several ways I want to live my life...and they can be summed up in several verses.
1 Cor 12:28-31. "God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, gifts of healing, helping, administering and various kinds of tongues. " Meaning....we all have many talents, gifts, ways to minister. No one is more important than the other. Nor should we judge how other Christians do these things.
Which brings me to my next point...
"Judge not and you will not be judged; condemn not and you will not be condemned; forgive and you will be forgiven."
I believe these speak for themselves....I work hard to not judge others, its hard sometimes and I, as a human often fail. However, I continually will work on this as it is a huge part of being a Christian and loving others. Aren't we supposed to accept others as they are....especially other Christians? Even in a secular world, isn't friendship about accepting people as they are and loving them? Loving even their faults. And if fault is found (or a fault that directly affects you) shouldn't talking to that person be a priority?
I am a Christian, I am a mother, I am a wife, a sister, a daughter, a friend....among many other things. I accepted Christ a long time ago and strive to make the right decisions. I try to be a good example for my kids. I am human and I can make mistakes but I always trusted that my bothers and sisters in Christ would never judge me or shun me in any way for those times (as they are human too!). Am I right in assuming so?
Thanks for reading this rant. Its been a big struggle for me lately. I have stewed in anger...hurt...and disappointment. I am ready to move on now, however I really ask for your prayers in allowing me to forgive and move on with my life in a positive way. I need to realize that I have other friends and family that love me just the way I am.
Dear Lord, please "create a pure heart in me, and renew a right spirit within me." (Psalm 51:10 ISV)
Walk in love my friends...walk in love....
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Sweet Ethan getting all festive :)
Christmas at Mimi's House!