Sunday, March 31, 2013

Oh What a Ride....

It has been quite a while since I have posted a blog post.  I am not sure why, except I was very angry at the world and after my last post (which I removed after reading it) I decided that maybe I needed to work through my anger before blogging again.  I am happy to say that even though God is still working with me, I can at least think of my life in a positive way again.  The last few months have been a blur.  I went back to work full time after 10 years and it was quite a learning process for all of us.  I was working home health and lets just say I was working over 60 hours a week.... including all of the paperwork.  I remember telling God that something had to give and that I needed direction...WHAM... within a few days, my job situation turned around.  I am now working in a hospital on a shift which allows me to school my children during the day and then work in the evening.  I am even making more money per hour than I was at my former job.  God is so good.  We may think we know what is going on.  We may think we have it under control.  If I have learned nothing at all but this one thing... WE HAVE NO CONTROL OF OUR LIVES.  In a way, that comforts me.  Nothing I do will change God's plan for my life.  No matter how chaotic it is or at least looks like, God is in control of my life even down to the number of days and breaths I have. Praise God!

Until next time....

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

I Remember.....


The day started like any other day had been started that fall.  My small children were scampering around the house.  We have had breakfast, the morning chores are completed, and we are starting our school day.  My second grader and I had just settled down to a list of spelling words, when the phone rang.  When I answered, the voice on the other end was my husband's voice.  "Gayla, turn on the television." Hanging up the phone, I grabbed the remote and turned on the television.  To my horror, I saw the carnage.  As my mind tried to comprehend what I was seeing, my oldest asked me, "What's wrong mommy?"  I told him that I was not sure, but that we needed to pray.  We immediately stared praying for the people in the building and on the plane.  I could hear my little 4 year old praying.  She was so earnest that it touched my heart.  As we looked up from our prayers, I noticed that the second plane had hit.  What was going on?  This was no accident.  So many thoughts ran through my mind.  I was about to turn off the television, when the news of the Pentagon came over the airwaves.  I called my husband and told him of the third plane.  I remember being so frightened.  I looked into the eyes of my children, realizing that they could see my fear.  I had to get a handle on my emotions for their sake.  I tried to make it all normal for them.  The day was a regular school day for all they knew.  In side my mind, I was so frightened.  Who was responsible for this?  How had this happened??  Where was the President?  I later found out that he was being flown directly over head across the state to a secret location in the middle of the country.  All these questions kept buzzing through my head. 

After contacting my family members, making sure they were safe, I gathered up my three little ones and hugged them all that day.  I remember watching them play in the yard.  Three small innocent children, who had no idea how their world had changed that day for all of us.  All I knew is that I was thankful for living another day.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

A New Idea....

I was surfing the web today and I came across the neatest blog I have seen in a while.  This lady buys miniature houses and then she puts them together and decorates them.  They are AWSOME to say the least.  I love small, quiant little spaces and when I first came to the blog,  I thought the pictures I was looking at were of HER kitchen.  Man, I thought to myself.."I would LOVE to live in a place like that".  Then I realized it was a minature house.  I got to thinking..just because it is a minature, doesn't mean you could not design my house with those ideas.  Then it came to me.. what a great thing to do with my daughter.  I am now searching for a Hobby Lobby 50% coupon.  It would be a great memory to have with her. I have posted the blog address below with some photos of that site.  I hope you enjoy perusing the site as much as I did.  There is a suprise around every corner. 

www.cynthiascottagedesign.blogspot.com












Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Busy Busy...

Christmas time.. a time that is suppose to be for relaxing and enjoying the company of your family and friends.  NOT.  I find that Christmas has become a huge money making event for the retain industry.  How sad that people are hurt, mauled, or sometimes even killed over material items.  Where are we as a people?? What happened to the true meaning of Christmas?? Where did we turn that corner and head the opposite direction??  Don't get me wrong ... I love Christmas.. I always have.  But this year I noticed that as I was doing my everyday shpping, the items around me reproduced.  The music over head changed to Christmas music.  Those little "gifts" like the hot cocoa sets and beard trimmers started showing up in October.  You know those things you don't even know exist until the Christmas season roles around.  With a big sigh, I vowed to NOT shop this year, but as Christmas day is getting closer, I feel the pressure.  HURRY!  Gotta finish that LAST MINUTE shopping... ugh.  I also noticed that people lose all sense of civility.  I was coming out of a store last week, and this lady literally ran me over just to get inside..... and it wasn't even Black Friday.  Something else that is difficult to understand, is the gift giving of "friends and family" whom you see maybe once a year....because you have to.  What's with that??  If I never buy another Christmas gift it will be ok with me...
The bottom line is..... Jesus is the Reason for the Season!
Sorry for my attitude, but honestly, we have lost that focus.