Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Mom Gets a Break

My children are the sweetest, most precious beings on this earth...most of the time. I must admit though, that with this week being Spring Break, and me being home with them all day every day, I've been a little bit crazy. Tonight I was blessed enough to have dinner a little bit of shopping time with my sister and a dear friend and oh, it was so good to have that adult conversation. The food was good, the fellowship was awesome and I ate dinner without having to cut anyone's meat or clean up any spills. Shopping did not include someone whining about being ready to go...well, OK I might have whined a little when my sister didn't seem to be ready to go and I was getting tired. But it was a great night out. As much as I love my children, it was nice to get a little bit of a break from them. It was also nice that they got some quality one on one time with their daddy. When I got home, there was a camp-out happening in our family room and everyone was sound asleep. Now that everyone has been moved to their beds, I think I'm going to go to mine and when I wake up in the morning, I will be refreshed and ready to start a new day with my little darlings. Good night, all!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The wonderful thing that happened today

I just love my husband! He not only provides for our family, but he shows me his appreciation for what I do in a million little ways and in some big ways too. In our family, everyone gets a new outfit for Easter. We bought the twins' Easter outfits over a month ago and then I found hubby a tie that would match the kids. Sunday morning as we were looking through the sale ads, he asked what I am wearing for Easter and when I would shop for a new dress. Fast forward to this afternoon. He came home from work with a garment bag and a huge smile on his face. What was up? He handed me the garment bag and said that he had a surprise for me. He went to Belks and picked out an Easter dress that matches everyone else's and it was the right size, fit, etc. I love that he thinks of me and wants me to have nice things and to feel good about the way I look. I love that he picked this dress out with me in mind and he knew what I would like and what size I would need. I love that he told me his feelings wouldn't be hurt if I decided to take it back, which I won't because I love it! Just a little thing, but it meant so much and it made my day!

Who I Am and Why I am Blogging

I work part time as a preschool director and full-time as mommy to 5-year-old twins. They were a wonderful surprise from God, but are truly miracle babies as their birth story is anything but ordinary. I can't remember a time when I did not have Christ in my life, but the last several years have been an intense time for growth and trusting in Him. I am living proof that God still performs miracles in ordinary people and I am passionate about sharing God's love for His people. I love children and want them all to have a solid foundation of knowing that Jesus loves them.I am married to my best friend and have known him since we were 13 years old. He works an hour away from our home so that I can be closer to my family and have help when I need it. We have been married 8 years and it doesn't seem like it has been that long ~ I guess time flies when you're having fun! He has been my rock and has supported me through a long battle with illness, that is now finally in check. We enjoy spending time with our children playing games, watching movies, going to Disney World, the beach, just being together.I love to read and am often reading 3 or 4 books at one time. I also enjoy all kinds of music and I love to sing. I like to experiment in the kitchen and learn new recipes and cooking techniques. I do not like doing laundry, and often have a large mountain of clothes waiting to be folded and put away. I am trying to do better with that. I find the Proverbs 31 woman intimidating and hope that some day I can live up to the standard she sets. I am a true romantic and an optimist and I believe in happily ever after.

I have always liked to journal and reflect upon the things going on in my God uses people and experiences to help me grow, how God uses me to help others, things my children say and do... I find that I have not been consistently journaling for quite some time now and I miss it. So my initial purpose for this blog was selfish in wanting to keep a journal for myself. However, as I read other blogs, I learn from other women who find themselves in similar situations, time constraints, and with experiences as me. My hope is that as I share with others, they will feel encouraged, and realize that they are not alone. I pray that God will use this blog as a blessing to those who read it.

Thank you for stopping by!