Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A crazy couple of days

Yesterday started as a very normal day - Timothy was feeling a little under the weather and so he stayed home from classes. We went to the gym (YEA!!) and worked out and then got ready for the crazy evening. Spring football has started so, we went to spring football, and I was working with the new cheerleading squad we have. Me and Timothy had to leave early and head to his baseball game at 8:00 at Bennett Park. About 1 hour and 30 minutes into the game, Timothy is up to bat and "bam" he hits a shot to centerfield - YEA!! My husband, who is coaching first base is watching the ball fall and waving Timothy desperatly around the bases. What he didn't see is that Timothy had crumbled in a ball at home plate and was going nowhere. He is crying for Stephen to get to him - of course we all run to him and his knee cap is on the side of his leg instead of the top - NOT GOOD!! They call an ambulance and they are putting IV's into his arm right there on the field and as they are trying to get him in a stretcher - the knee cap pops back in. So, in Timothy's eyes - he is ready to play the rest of the game - not so, says Dad. So I followed the ambulance to Gainesville Hospital and we had it x-rayed. There is no damage physical done to the knee, it just needs time to heal and it looks like this is a genetic thing and something he is just going to have to deal with.

Now, I have to say that being a mom is hard here. I love this boy and I know his heart - I know what things are important to him and what his dreams are and it is hard to see him think it is all over for him (in sports). As an adult, I know this is just a very small set back and things will be fine soon - but I also know he hurts and his frustrated with the situation. I don't like being in the middle of these two feelings 1. hurting because your child hurts and 2. knowing it will fine and just letting it heal correctly. I hope that make sense.

I pray God gives me the patience to walk this walk with Timothy. I also know that this is one of those road blocks I was talking about in my previous post.

Please keep him in your prayers - one that it heals fine and quickly and that he will have a patient heart with this process.


Sunday, April 26, 2009

what a glorious day that the Lord has made

Today was one of those days that you wish will never end. It started out in church. I truly love to worship with music and Browns Bridge knows how to do it!! Andy preached an awesome sermon! I highly recommend you listen to this sermon on their website. It was about God and Country and simply put - Andy rocked on!! I guess the real truth is that God rocked on through Andy.

Later this afternoon, me and my husband went to the park to walk. It was such a beautiful day that I just couldn't stay inside and I didn't want to do yard work - did I mention that I hate yard work?? We walked almost 3 miles, but the best part is that we spent some quiet, uninterupted time together - no tv, no chores, no kids, no computer - can I get an AMEN!!! It was an awesome hour of just me and him. It seems so simple but when the busyiness of life takes over - you forget to take some "simple" time. I truly loved every minute with him and all the conversations we had during that walk. I want so much to try and make that something we do more often. What a huge blessing from God.

I am also reading the book "Crazy Love" - don't have it here, so I don't know the author - but I highly recommend it. It is one of the most convicting books that I have read in awhile. I am realizing that I have so much growth to do in my walk with God. I am also realizing some of the speed bumps in my way. They are big ones in my eyes - so I am asking God to work on me with these. One of my favorite sayings in this book is this - God give me the grace to rise and follow - that is my prayer and hope.

What a glorious day that the Lord has made and I will be glad in it!!!!


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

One of those days.......

Have you ever had one of those days - many reasons why it could be. Well, I did today. It seemed that at every turn God was changing up things that I thought were so set in stone - that they were the farthest from my mind. Now, I am one of those gals that has a lot on my plate - probably more than I should, but once something seems to fall in place or is in its normal routine - I take it off my plate and move on. Well, today God seemed to keep putting things back on my plate. I must say - it threw me off completely. Now, I or should I say we are back to the drawing board and are having to make decisions again. Do we stay with something or do we leave. Both decisions right now seem very painful. So I guess my prayer today is just the grace to accept things I can not change and the willingness to move on or change things, if that is what God's plan for us is. So I guess I should add patience to the mix. That is something I don't ever have enough of.

Monday, April 20, 2009


Since I haven't written in awhile - I thought I would catch you up on me. I am keeping busy with school, sports, co-op, and HESS - my homeschool group. I am counting the days until school is done - I am so ready to have some days to do fun stuff. The boys are begging to climb Sawnee Mountain and I would like to too.
We have also decided that we will be doing a staykation this year. We will have a week to see what Atlanta has to offer. We (or should I say, my husband - but I agree) that we should save some money and just enjoy a week of hopping around town. Aquarium, coke cola museum, braves, and stone mountain. It really should be fun!!
This is my 5th week of working out and I am so proud of myself - if that is ok. I have been to the gym 3 times a week for the 5 weeks. I have no self discipline - so I am very proud of me!! I have lost a little, but I know this is bigger than weight - I really need to just get my body in better shape.
We just bought Timothy a car. It was an old one that my dad was getting rid of - but he is very excited and we look forward to him having his own car and helping us out with all the driving around.
That is about it for now. I will catch you up on more later!!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Spring Break

We have made it back and are trying so hard to get back into the routine. Our spring break week was fun and full of blessing. Me, Matthew and Jacob traveled with some great friends, the Fullers. We headed to Kentucky to see the Creation Museum. Along the way we went to the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory. The Factory was awesome!! We got to see them making bats for some of the superstars of the Major League. They will not allow you to take pictures in the factory - so I don't have any. We also went to a science museum in Louisville. The science museum is full of hands on stuff for the kids and adults. We really enjoyed all of it. We then headed to the Creation Museum - I have already blogged about it - so I won't go into it - BUT it is well worth the drive to see. The next day we went to Cinncinnati to see the Newport Aquarium - can't say I am overly impressed with it. It was nice but very small and not worth the money we spent to go. My boys would of much rather gone to a Red's game. I must admit - so would have I. Thursday we started to head home, but found that a historical place was on our way - This was the very first high school in America to desegergate. This school did it 1 year before the school in Little Rock that gets all the attention. It was a small little museum honoring those 12 kids that went to the school. It was very well done and very interesting. I can't remember the name - but I will post it later.

Thursday we got home and so did Timothy. Timothy spent his spring break in Puerto Rico on a mission trip. He was very tired but still wanted to share his experiences with us. What a blessing (and that doesn't even seem like a big enough word for it) to have your child so excited about sharing the gospel to others. I don't know if there is anything more special, other than when they come to the Lord, than knowing that your child has a heart for others and seeing those know the Lord. Timothy is going through so much and feeling God leading him in his life right now - that me and Stephen are just enjoying watching this fine young man grow.

We also got to go to a Good Friday service. What a blessing that night was. Very powerful music and prayer time. We so enjoyed it. The night was topped off with dinner with the Bonds (that is Timothy's girlfriend's family and our great friends).

I hope that everyone got a chance to stop and think of all God has given us and especially the ultimate gift of His Son, Jesus. What a gift!!!! The best part of Sunday morning was celebrating the Risen Son!!! My God Lives and I am so blessed to know Him!!!


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

creation museum

Tuesday we went to the Creation Museum in Kentucky. I must admit that I wasn't too sure what to expect. Would it be interesting? Well, we get there 30 minutes before opening and the parking lot is already full and a line for tickets. We paid for our tickets and bought a few of the extra things - planetarium, etc. We figured if we drove this far to see it - we might as well do it all. We didn't leave till almost 5:00 pm. It was so good. The kids loved it also. It is divided into 6 parts. They call it the 6 "C"'s of creation. Each section was done a little different so you never got bored with the displays. Everything they did and said was backed up with scripture. I can not recommend this enough. I highly recommend that you go when it is warm because their resurrection garden is beautiful. We went through it very quickly - it was very cold.

Can I add the bookstore is to die for. I LOVE books!!! So this was a huge temptation to me. But I did well, I only bought one book for me. I believe I will go on their website and order another one that I put back - but that is great for me!! I think with it being Holy Week - this was a great thing to do. The story of salvation is also put out there. Loved it!!!!!!

I have attached some pictures......

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Timothy left

Timothy left today for his mission trip in Puerto Rico. Please pray for him and his team that they do all that God has for them. The city they are going to is called the "city of witches" so also pray for a hedge of protection around them and they work in the community. Wednesday night Timothy is doing the devotion - so again pray for wisdom and knowledge for him. Thanks guys and you can follow them at



Thursday, April 2, 2009

My day

What started off as "not going to be a great day", has been close to great. I had to wake up very early to drive to a doctor's appointment in Swanee at 9:00 am. I had to get a heart ultersound, heart ct and stress test done. The first two were easy I just layed there - the stress test was tough - for the simple fact, I am out of shape. After the appointment was over I decided to stop at the Mall of Georgia (or around the mall) and shop at Lifeway (love this one) and goodwill in Buford. It was great, just knowing that I didn't have to be anywhere. Then I grabbed something to eat - just a sandwich and water - no fries. And headed to the Cumming area. I went to the gym and worked out and then went had had my nails done. How awesome is that? I guess maybe those moms who have all their kids in school and don't work outside the home get these types of days more often. But I think I won't trade my kids in yet - I think if I had this too often - it wouldn't be so special. Now, the doctor office is not special, but the rest of it was.

Tonight we are going out to dinner as a family - another treat we don't do enough. The reason being that Timothy leaves Saturday for Puerto Rico (his mission trip) and me and the other boys are leaving Sunday for our spring break adventure, and Stephen will be out of town on business. So it will be nice to have a night where everyone is stuck at the table and has to enjoy each other. It really isn't that bad.

For our spring break adventure, we are going to Kentucky to see Abraham Lincoln's birthplace, the Louisville Slugger Museum, The Creation Museum, and then heading to Ohio to go to the Cinncinnati Zoo. We are so looking forward to this trip.

See you guys when we get back!!!