Monday, March 30, 2009

March for Babies...

We had a wonderful time in Arkansas. Eden Jade spent 5 nights with us. She thought it was pretty cool; she slept with Granny on the big bed and Pappo slept on the couch. Amazing what we do for our kids and grandkids. She is getting taller and is losing her baby look. I look at her some times and tears fill my eyes. She is such a blessing! She has come so far…

The first night she stayed with us when we went to bed, she wanted me to sing to her. And I asked her what did she want me to sing Jesus Loves Me? or You Are My Sunshine? or and she said no Granny, the Eden song. I had to think a minute then I remembered I had sung it to her one time when I was rocking her…basically a little tune that I make up as I go… Granny’s got a baby, such a pretty baby; Granny’s got an Eden, such a pretty Eden…and so on. I was surprised that she remembered it. I used to sing it to Janice when she was a baby only with Mommy. I told Jan about it the next day and she said “that is funny because I sang that to her when she was in Children’s Hospital before I could even hold her and then after when I would rock her.” You never know what children remember and what is special to them.

I know what is special to me and that is March of Dimes. They are all about research and Premature Births. Without their research and God’s Hand my grandbaby would not be here. We are walking again this year in Little Rock for March of Dimes. If you are interested, please click on the banner and join us in saving another baby! Any amount is not too little! We appreciate all donations! If you can’t sponsor us for whatever reason, please remember us in your prayers.

"I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive." Acts 20:35

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I'm Back...

Just checking in. We had a wonderful time in Arkansas. I will share our fun times at a later date. Kinda under the weather, I think I may have an upper respiratory infection. I have a doctor's appointment this afternoon. Anyway, I can't wait to get caught up reading all the blogs and find out what has been going on in everyone's lives.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Hiatus in Arkansas

Hubby and I are off to Arkansas in the morning. My birthday is this coming Thursday, so what better way to spend it than with family and friends. There is a little girl named Eden Jade that is looking forward to Granny and Pappo coming to visit. She will be 3 in July going on 13. Every time I look at her, I Thank God for bringing her so far. She had a rough beginning, but you would never know that now. She has such a little personality!

Since we are staying for 2 weeks, we will get to see our grandson Cain. He stays with his mom a week then his dad a week. He is seven years old, and very inquisitive. He loves to play Poppit on Pappa Stan’s laptop with his assistance. I am sure I will have several pictures when I return.

And of course I love spending time with my daughter and son-in-law. Janice is one of my best friends and I miss her something terrible. It is a good thing we have mobile to mobile on our cells, because we talk at least every other day. I will try to check in when I can, but we do not have Internet hook-up at our house down there. I will miss everyone, but it will be a nice miss, cause I will be having fun spoiling a little girl. See ya in two weeks...

This was taken while she was in Children's Hospital in Little Rock. She had already had her surgeries and a blood transfusion. At this point she had not been held yet, well at least not by us. I know God was holding her in the palm of His hand close to his heart from the time she was born until her momma could hold her the first time. She was 3 weeks old.

These were taken at Christmas. She is a happy go lucky 2 1/2 yr old. The one on the right is her and her bubba, Cain. Her hero!
"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Thankful Thursdays...

Thankful Thursday at Truth 4 the Journey

I am new to Thankful Thursdays, but it seemed so fitting. There is so much to be thankful for. If you would like to join us, just click on the button above and it will take you over to Truth 4 The Journey . There you will find easy instructions to join in the fun. Now for my list: I am thankful for...

  • being married to my best friend. We have been married for 2 1/2 years and he still amazes me every day. He has added so much to my life and I Thank God for him every day not just on Thursdays.
  • that our car broke down here close to home yesterday, instead of on the way to Arkansas on Monday. I shudder to think of the car dying in certain areas on Highway 7. Thank you God!
  • that my husband Stan took the cell phone with him yesterday. He never ever takes it with him especially just running errands. He had it when the car stalled yesterday, so he was able to call the insurance company for a tow truck. And of course call home. Thank you God!
  • for the relationship I have with my daughter. She is one of my best friends. And she is doing such a great job as mommy! I Thank God ever day for my daughter, grandkids and of course Clint my son-in-law!
  • my relationship with Jesus Christ. I am glad that he watches out for me and my family. I am thankful to feel his presence on the mountain tops as well as the valleys. Thank you Jesus Christ!

"I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works. I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High." Psalm 9:1,2

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Who would of thunk it?

Just have something I need to share with everyone, who knows someone might benefit from this little bit of information.

For those of you who know me, you know that I have been plagued for the last 12 – 14 years with an itchy scalp. Yes, the dreaded dandruff. At times it itched so bad, it would drive me crazy, and it can be very embarrassing. I mean we are not talking about a few little flakes; we are talking about huge ones. And it was constant, from the time I got up to the time I went to bed. A snowstorm, or that is how it felt. I would joke about it, but it would tear me up on the inside. Yes, I have tried all the different shampoos on the market, even the $80 shampoos prescribed by the doctor, but nothing worked. Nothing would ease the itching or the embarrassment.

I found an article talking about dandruff cures, while searching on the Internet. This was one I had never seen before. It seems back in the late 1920’s, Listerine was advertised as a dandruff cure. So I thought, Ok it is worth a try.

I went over to our local store and picked up a bottle of original strength Listerine for $3.50. $3.50 mind you not $80.00 and the bottle is bigger. Saturday evening I poured a little on my scalp, rubbing it in. It felt tingly and good, and eased the itching. Sunday morning after my shower while my hair was still wet, I saturated my scalp with the Listerine. I used it again Sunday night rubbing it in to my scalp. I could already tell a big difference, the itching had almost stopped and my scalp felt better than it had in a long time. I have used it twice a day and two times after washing my hair. Of course when I used it then, it did burn a little, but nothing I couldn’t handle. I have to say today I was amazed, when I felt the back of my scalp, it actually feels smooth. It does not feel scaly, ridged or dry. And I am not leaving snow in my chair when I get up. It is such a wonderful feeling and all for $3.50. Thank you God for answering prayers!

“The Lord hath heard my supplication: the Lord will receive my prayer.” Psalm 6:9

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Tell Me...

On our way to church this morning we were listening to a Christian radio station that broadcasts messages by Charles Stanley. I enjoy listening to his messages and have read several of his books. In my opinion, he is a very knowledgeable Christ-centered man.

This morning we only caught the end of his message, but something he said caught my attention. He was talking about teens and dealing with different situations, particularly breaking curfew. He said his mom had a wonderful way of dealing with this situation. When they would come in late, or if she felt the need, she would proceed to say, “ So tell me what you want me to know.” Yes, that does sound kind of strange, but think about it a minute. Would it not be better than arguments and shouting matches, slammed doors, and things said that you are sorry of later. Tell me what you want to know… he said this helped him in a lot of decisions, because he knew mom would be there when he got home.

I was lucky with my daughter, she was not a normal teenager, believe me she had her moments, but she and her friends were usually at our house. We have always had a close relationship, and I Thank God for that every day!

Tell me what you want me to know… We do not have that choice with our Father in Heaven. He knows what we are thinking, knows how we spend our free time, and knows where we go and what we do… The real question, “Is He pleased?”

“And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.” 1John 3:22