Wednesday, November 23, 2011


The festive table clothe, the huge turkey, home made rolls, mashed potatoes and corn, pumpkin pie, family and friends gathered all around. The setting of the table, the choosing of the seats,
and the Dad asking the blessing.

This is what I think of every year around Thanksgiving.
I love traditions!
When Isaiah and I get older and have a bunches of kids I can see what our Thanksgivings will look like- we will have ham and turkey
I will make a pumpkin cheese cake and apple pie
We will always have mashed potatoes. ( A smile to my mother-in-law)
Isaiah will make his yummy succotash.

And as I was thinking about how stuck I am in traditions and how I like things to be just so.
I find I'm missing the important part of the day.
To stop and thank God for all His blessings He has given us.
So a few things I am thankful for this year:

Right now, as I rush to turn off the kitchen sink faucet , that when my sink overflows it over flows to the other side instead of the floor.
That I have a car that runs (with a warm heater) and for the job it takes me to.
For babies- they bring such joy into life.
God has really given me a lot in the past few years.
My cup truely over floweth.
My church family.
A husband that loves me so much.
And that he is super cute too.
Shame on me for complaining in my head.
So tomorrow I'm going to just be-
Thankful for every moment I get on this earth.
As I laugh and smile with my jolly family and friends.
I will thank God for life with all it's joys and sorrows.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Prayers, Blessings, And Lessons

So I did the math.
To save $500 a month for a new vehicle I would need to work 20 hrs a week.
There was no way I could really do that being on call.
My boss asked me one Friday a few weeks ago if a full time day shift position opened up if I would take it.
With a really long pause... probably too long I said,
"My husband works nights so I would like to work nights." The end.
I walked out feeling good- I know what's important to me and my husband is more important than my job.
When I told Isaiah, he told me thank you, I told him my dream job at the hospital would be 3days a wk, 12 hr night shifts on hospital side (I really like working in the ER).
Two weeks ago the guy working that shift called in sick- I got called in.

One week ago he resigned.
Very hopeful but asking God what he would have me to do.
Last Thursday- working in medical records, talking to an older lady who has worked there for years about it she told me her husband worked opposite shifts for 13 yrs and it was hard on their marriage and advised me not to do it but fight for the night job.
Came home, Isaiah got a raise....again...3rd time this yr :)
So I prayed.....and waited for the shift to be posted...but it never did.
Yesterday the December schedule came up and guess who has his shift?
Yep, God gave it to me.
There were two other gals that wanted it and should have gotten it if they wanted, more experience ect.
But I'm very thankful and excited to be the night shift CNA.

We got our first snow!
It's so magical when the first snow comes.
Makes me excited for ice skating, sledding and snowboarding trips.
The house gets so cozy- the heating bill goes UP....right now there is no snow on our roof because the heat does't like to stay inside he likes to sneak out any crack he can in this cabin.
One thing that is an amazing blessing is our down comforter- where would I be without you my big white warm friend?

Last Saturday
Isaiah and I raced our last race.
It was a 5k that turned into a 4 or 5 miler when we followed the crowd that took a wrong turn. lessons to be learned there- go straight, don't follow the crowd, pay attention to the signs and it was the turtle who won the race.
Psalm 19:5
Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.