My life may not perfect but it is blessed because I have a wonderful Lord and Savior who knows me and loves me anyway!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Too good not to share!!

 This was posted on my Facebook page by a friend.  I found it to be a wonderful and inspirational message.

At a WalMart store, a cashier hands this little boy some money back. The boy couldn't have been more than 5 or 6 years old. The Cashier said, 'I'm sorry, but you don't have enough money to buy this doll.' ... Then the little boy turned to the old woman next to him, ''Granny, are you sure I don't have enough money?'' The old lady replied, ''You know that you don't have enough money to buy this doll, my dear.'' Then she asked him to stay there for just 5 minutes while she went to look around. She left quickly. The little boy was still holding the doll in his hand. A lady walked toward him and asked him who he wished to give this doll to. 'It's the doll that my sister loved most and wanted so much for Christmas. She was sure that Santa Claus would bring it to her.' She replied to him that maybe Santa Claus would bring it to her after all, and not to worry. But he replied back sadly. 'No, Santa Claus can't bring it to her where she is now. I have to give the doll to my mommy so that she can give it to my sister when she goes there.' His eyes were so sad while saying this, 'My Sister has gone to be with God. Dad dy says that Mommy is going to see God very soon too, so I thought that she could take the doll with her to give it to my sister.'' My heart nearly stopped. The little boy looked up at the lady and said, 'I told daddy to tell mommy not to go yet. I need her to wait until I come back from the mall.' Then he showed her a very nice photo of himself. He was laughing. He then told me 'I want mommy to take my picture with her so she won't forget me.' 'I love my mommy and I wish she didn't have to leave me, but daddy says that she has to go to be with my little sister.' Then he looked again at the doll with sad eyes, very quietly. She quickly reached for her wallet and said to the boy. 'Suppose we check again, just in case you do have enough money for the doll!'' OK' he said, 'I hope I do have enough.' She added some of her money to his without him seeing and they started to count it. There was enough for the doll and even some spare money. The little boy said, 'Thank you God for giving me enough money!' Then he looked at the lady and added, 'I asked last night before I went to sleep for God to make sure I had enough money to buy this doll, so that mommy could give it to my sister. He heard me!'' 'I also wanted to have enough money to buy a white rose for my mommy, but I didn't dare to ask God for too much. But He gave me enough to buy the doll and a white rose.'' 'My mommy loves white roses.' A few minutes later, the boys granny returned and the lady left with her basket. She finished her shopping in a totally different state of mind from when she started. She couldn't get the little boy out of her mind. Then she remembered a local newspaper article two days ago, which mentioned a drunk man in a truck, who hit a car occupied by a young woman and a little girl. The little girl died right away, and the mother was left in a critical state. The family had to decide whether to pull the plug on the life-sustaining machine, because the young woman would not be able to recover from the coma. Was this the family of the little boy? Two days after this encounter with the little boy, The woman read in the newspaper that the young woman had passed away. She couldn't stop herself as she bought a bunch of white roses and went to the funeral home where the body of the young woman was for people to see and make last wishes before her burial. She was there, in her coffin, holding a beautiful white rose in her hand with the photo of the little boy and the doll placed over her chest. She left the place, teary-eyed, feeling that her life had been changed forever. The love that the little boy had for his mother and his sister is still, to this day, hard to imagine, and in a fraction of a second, a drunk driver had taken all this away from him.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Boomer Sooner!

I would just like to say: BOOMER SOONER!  I love my Sooners!  Always have and always will!  I am not a professional football fan other than a Pittsburgh Steeler fan by marriage.   Good or bad, no matter how they play, I am forever faithful to my Sooners! 
Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner,
Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner,
Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner,
Boomer Sooner, O-K-U!

Oklahoma, Oklahoma,
Oklahoma, Oklahoma,
Oklahoma, Oklahoma,
Oklahoma, O-K-U!

I'm a Sooner born
And a Sooner bred,
And when I die
I'll be Sooner dead.

Rah, Oklahoma! Rah, Oklahoma!
Rah, Oklahoma! O-K-U!

Friday, September 23, 2011

The Knots Prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father:

Please untie the knots that are in my mind, my heart, and my life. Remove the have nots, the cannots, and the do nots that I have in my mind.

Erase the will nots, may nots, and might nots that may find a home in my heart.

Release me from the could nots, would nots, and should nots that obstruct my life.

And most of all, Dear God. I ask that you remove from my mind, my heart, and my life all the am nots that I have allowed to hold me back.

In Jesus' name, Amen

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Good Morning!  I am thankful that I opened my eyes this morning to see the beauty of God's creation that surrounds me! 
Our cove on the lake

I am thankful that my ears can hear my daughter's feet moving on the hardwood floor causing me to reflect on those early years when the steps were smaller and softer.  These steps also remind me that the day is rapidly approaching when I will no longer hear her steps daily in my home.  She is growing up so quickly and will soon be off to make a life for herself. 

I am thankful that my nose can smell the fresh morning air and the dew on the grass to remind me that God provides all resources for renewal of our world.  The smells of baking blueberry muffins make thankful that I am able to provide food for my family.  It also reminds me that we are rapidly approaching the holiday seasons.  My favorite time of year because it turns the attentions of those who might not think of the true meaning behind thankfulness, giving, sharing, and the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.  As a Christian, these are things that are so much a part of my daily life that the transition into the holidays are not much different other than some bling and bobbles in the home.  I am thankful that the rest of the world gets to focus on what we experience everyday.  Even if it is only once a year for some!

I am thankful for the feel of my warm and fluffy, favorite blanket that wraps me up on this chilly, Fall morning.  It wraps me in love and keeps me warm.  It is a reminder of the love and caring that went into each stitch. The blanket was made by my wonderful, ex-mother-in-law.  A beautiful woman who still loves me and accepts me as her "daughter" even after the heartaches and tragedies surrounding my divorce.  She is with me in my heart and surrounds me with her embrace each day through the blanket she made just for me!

Finally, I am thankful for the taste of my sweet morning coffee and a fresh baked muffin right from the oven! The tastes of things that God put on this earth to sustain life until we leave to join him for eternity.

May God's love engulf all of your senses today!  Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.  His love endures forever!  1 Chronicles 16:34

May the Lord bless you and keep you.  The Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you! Numbers 6:24-25

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A Windows Open Kind of Day

After what seems like an eternity of sweltering, 100+ days of heat, the chain has finally been broken!  For 3 days now, I have been able to leave my air conditioner off in the house and leave the windows open!  This is one of my favorite times of the year!  Everywhere you look or even listen, you can witness the wonder and beauty created by God!  I woke up this morning to the sound of the birds singing and the squirrels having their "Squirrel Olympics" on my roof as the scurry gathering up their food for winter storage.  The cooler breezes are clearing out the Summer staleness that has been closed up in my home.  I imagine that I am storing up all the freshness I can before I have to put my home on lock down for the Winter.  I will do a final hanging of the bed linens, rugs, and curtains.  I want to absorb all of the outdoors that I can before the super cold sets in.
Jasmine Sophia out for her ride

This morning I will get all of my Fall decorations out of storage.  Now that it is September and football season has officially began, I believe it is socially acceptable to do so!  My new Fall Scentsy burners are on their way along with those fabulous Fall fragrances!  My home will soon be filled to the brim with the sights and smells of fall!

If you are fortunate enough to be somewhere today where the weather allows, open up those windows and air out your world!  I pray that everyone has a very blessed day!