Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Throwback Thursday

My dad is the two-year-old in this picture, the little bitty one in front.  1937 was the year.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Friday Confessions

I confess...

I have not been doing well with my sticky notes (encouraging messages I leave wherever I go).  This is one thing I wanted to do for Lent rather than giving something up.

I am, however, doing my daily crunches.

I feel like I have wasted my spring break this year.  It's back to school on Monday, and we haven't really done much.  We went to dinner theater one night, and I went to the movies once, but that's about it.  Could be because my daughter got her wisdom teeth out, though.  Poor thing.

I feel a little guilty that my husband and I are going on a four day trip to Las Vegas in May and leaving the "kids" here.  They're plenty old enough to take care of themselves, but I still feel guilty.  Isn't that what moms do best?

I'm a little freaked out about this missing Malaysia flight.  I hope they figure out what happened soon, and I pray for the safety of the passengers.

I also admit that it reminds me a lot of the plot of "Lost," which was once one of my favorite TV shows.

I'm addicted to Bride-Day shows on The Learning Channel.  (Say Yes to the Dress, Something Borrowed/Something New, and so on)  I could watch those shows all day!  I love looking at all the wedding dresses!

On the other hand, I admit to being a die-hard Rockets fan.  Dresses and basketball.  Go figure!

What are you confession today?  I was going to link up, but the hostess of Friday Confessional still hasn't posted the link.  That irritates me.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Good News!

I've been so worried about paying for college for my daughter next year.  She wants to attend a private Christian college which is quite a bit more than what a state school will cost.  We got great news in the mail today!  She has received a scholarship AND a grant!  If she takes out a small loan (which she won't have to pay back until she graduates) we have reduced the cost to about what a state school will cost.  I am beyond excited!  And so proud!

Now we just have to get her to Jamaica for her mission trip.

Friday, March 07, 2014

Friday Confessions

Last night, I cried.  It was an accumulation of things.  First, it finally became clear that I have so little control over things that I am able to do.  Without going into too much detail, this involves my husband, and while I'm not angry with him, I'm disappointed at some realizations I came to.

Second, I'm worried my son isn't going to go to college.  His grades and GPA are good, but his testing scores aren't great, making college less appealing for him because he doesn't think he can get in.  He can go to junior college and save me a lot of money, but now he thinks he doesn't want to go to college at all - that he wants to learn a trade instead.  There is nothing wrong with learning a trade, but I would like for him to get a degree as well.  It just makes you safer in any job you have if you have a degree.  Please pray that he will make good decisions about his education and will even get accepted at junior college.  They are upping their standards right along with everyone else.

Did you hear that the SAT is going to change back to the way it used to be?  I wish they had changed it already, because I feel strongly that both of my kids would have done well had their test been designed the way it was when I took it, and getting into the college they want wouldn't be an issue.

Third, my daughter is going off to college in five months.  She will be six hours away (one way trip), so she won't get to come home much.  I am going to miss her so much.  I know it's part of growing up, and all of those other "logical" things we say about children leaving home, but my heart is going to have a difficult time.  She has so much going on this summer, too, that I won't see her much.  She is going on a trip with her grandmother and brother, summer youth leadership training, college orientation, welcome week, and a ten day mission trip to a village in Jamaica. (I wrote about that here.) I'm so proud of her, but gosh!  What am I going to do?

All of these things have made me melancholy the last couple of days.  Thanks for reading.  Are you confessing this week?

Monday, March 03, 2014

Church Mission Trip

My daughter has made a commitment to the Lord to attend a mission trip sponsored by our church, New Beginnings.  Some of our youth (and chaperones) will be travelling to Catadupa, Jamaica to build homes, clean community areas, and share the love of God by ministering to the villagers.  It is a very expensive trip, not to mention the other concerns I had before agreeing to let her go, and we need help raising money for our youth to be able to go.

If you find it in your heart to give, please click on this link and you will be taken to a page where you can donate.  No amount is too small.  We also ask for your prayers for our youth and the chaperones as well as the villagers whose lives they will impact.  If you would like to know more about the trip, information can be found here.  Thank you for your thoughtful consideration.

Saturday, March 01, 2014


Losing weight is so difficult, as everyone knows.  I checked my progress today, and I have lost 8 pounds since the beginning of the year.  I'm pleased.


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