God can Heal a Broken Heart but He has to have all the Pieces.

Isaiah 40:31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength, they will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

February 21, 2011

Please please pray today

My family is going to endure a most difficult day today. I can't say too much but it is about my brother.
Please pray for our strength, comfort, peace, and courage.
With love,

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February 11, 2011

Blog Design Do-Over

Please disregard the simplicity of my blog, I am trying to redo it, MYSELF, so it could take a while! We shall see how it works out. I don't have time to blog much anymore much less redo it. I think I might take up tweeting with this new Iphone I have, is it easier to blog that way???

BE Joyful

This is a new link up that  FTLOB is co-hosting with Joyful Jones and right away when I saw it I knew I had to participate since my journey has been finding the JOY in life again.

My JOY for the week is.......may be silly but I am super excited!

My new............................IPHONE!!!!! OH HAPPY DAY!!!
I have NEVER owned any new technology device. I have never even owned an IPOD and I think everyone has had one. Funny thing, I couldn't even figure out how to make a phone call, I finally got the phone to work but could hardly hear my husband talking! I am sure it has something to do with my settings but we will see tomorrow if I can start taking calls!!
Much LOVE goes out to my hubby who went to Verizon on his way to work at 7AM to buy it for me AND the cover for it that I wanted. It's my late birthday/Valentine present. We rarely give each other gifts, especially due to funds so I told him this could be the rest of the year present as well.
When he pulled in the parking lot there were all the employees standing out there and people were going by honking their horns and  yelling out their windows "YAY", etc. in excitement; crazy for a Thur. 7AM work commute! But if it brought me joy, it also brought lots of other's joy too yesterday.
With Love,

February 4, 2011

It's Peeking In...

Isaiah 40:31 But those who hope in the Lord, will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

I have hoped in the Lord, my strength is beginning to be renewed. Even though there have been several trials and struggles in my life, I look back now and see where I was weak he made me strong, he kept me going, persevering in the darkest of days. And a hallelujah for that!
This past week was heartbreaking but at the end God brought me joy! Sunday, the 30th, was the 1 year anniversary of my brother's murder. We had a graveside candlelight vigil with lots of family and friends. It breaks my heart to see his friends that emotional about the one I called brother. We released chinese flying lanterns, which was a lot of fun even though we almost set a tree on fire.
My husband had interviewed twice with the same company in the past 2 weeks and we knew we should be hearing something this week, but by Thursday with no word, I could see my husband getting discouraged. I continued to pray and I knew there were a lot of people who were praying too.
I had plans to meet my friends (most of which I haven't seen since my brother's funeral) for my birthday dinner since I wasn't able to do anything around my birthday. Let me just tell you, when you have friends surrounding you that have been with you for over 10 years, all of us, still together, it made for a wonderful evening. I had secluded myself a lot this past year after my brother's death. These same friends whom I was with last night had thrown me a surprise birthday party last year on the 29th that led into the early morning of the 30th. Well, that was the morning I woke up to a world spinning full throttle out of control, and not just my head, from previous night experience, but because at 7am my parents walked through my front door with news that would forever change us. Our family, still broken, but 1 year later we are still standing and I knew it was Jesus who had saved us all this year. Over the past week I could not get my mind off the fact that last year between Jan 31 to Feb 2, we were planning a funeral and life just sucked and seemed so unfair.
But this year I had a peace within me through the week, even while my heart was breaking, peace was there too.
So onto the job, my husband FINALLY found a job and he starts Monday! Which was another whirlwind because we had absolutely no idea what to do for childcare. Heck, we still don't know. We have figured one of the times we need for childcare but the other no such luck, but even in the midst of figuring out the logistics of making it all come together, getting ready for a "new" routine, I feel so grateful for all those who prayed, so thankful for a God who is so good. I see it now God, I really do. He makes us learn patience, for nothing is ever on our time. And apart from him, we can do nothing.
My dinner with my girlfriends was remarkable. We had such a good time and one of my friends brought her 4 month old sweet little girl and another is expecting her 4th girl! And those 2 girls have forever changed my life. They both have been with me throughout this whole journey, through the hardness this past year brought, they were always there. It was a moment a year ago I never thought possible. I was still here, better than ever, with God at my right hand. And my friends give some of the best presents ever! I got 2 gift certificates to get my hair done (which is WAY too far overdue) but not now, I gonna get my hair did!
 I got a beautiful pillow that says "Trust in the Lord," I will have to take a picture of it, it is just so encouraging. I was given a beautiful clock with some great quotes about life. I got the cutest picture frame that has my monogram on it. I love all things monogrammed and cannot wait to get a picture in it. I know the exact one I will use too, the picture of all of us girls, who a year ago were worried about me and grieving with me. But that night I smiled, I laughed, I loved, and I felt alive. It was special to me.
Isaiah 40:31 But those who hope in the Lord, will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Makes my heart smile, because we WILL soar on wings like eagles; not in our timing but in God's.
You can see in this picture how BAD I needed those gift certificate's. LOL don't judge, we all have bad hair days, mine has just lasted a little, ok a LOT, longer! And I am the one in the glasses, again, no judging.

A few photos from the grave Sunday....my grandmother took these, well, my Mamaw!

With Love,

February 1, 2011

Hoo Are You

I haven't done a linkup in a while because I really just have not had the time. Work is really busy and my hours are crazy, so I rarely get a chance to get online and check out everyone's blog that I enjoy so much or link up to meet new bloggers. So today I wanted to join in on the fun!

These questions come from Night Owl Crafting and allows us to get to know each other a little better and share a bit about our lives.

1. Are you married/in a relationship/single? For how long?
I have been married for 7 years this coming May!

2. What do you do for a living? Do you enjoy it?
I am a supervisor in a high volume call center. I am certain you have/had used a Blockbuster Express kiosk, so that is all I will say about that.

3. In what state do you live? Where were you born and raised?
Georgia born and raised for all my 30 years!

4. Do you have children? If so, how many? If not, do you want them?
I have two sweet girls who are 5 and 2 and I could not imagine life without them.

5. Who is your favorite blogger to follow and why?
I can't say I have a "favorite" but the one's I most enjoy are bloggers who are willing to show their vulnerability and are real. I am not into blogs that just promote product reviews, giveaways, etc. I prefer daily living and trials and spiritual living. Oh and I do LOVE crafts so I am always interested in what people make and how they do it. (I only wish I had the time to do any of it)

I hope you will check out her blog and join in on  "Hoo Are You"

With Love,