Friday, September 25, 2009

I Love My Seester!

These are just some random pictures of my sister and me taken about a month ago on my niece's birthday outing. We had SO much fun together that day...lots and lots of laughs!! I could list so many different inside jokes, but they're just that-inside jokes. Noone else would understand and get quite the same kick out of them! The Bible says that "A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones." Proverbs 17:22 Needless to say, when we get together, we overdose!!!

Sara, here are some insiders that I thought you would appreciate:

1. A wooden hairbrush and a curling iron.
2. Dancing in Marble Slab gets you free ice cream!
3. An airplane pilot and being held hostage.
4. "I can't see..." "You can't see???"
5. "Grab your sacks."
6. "Sara, you've always wanted to be George!"
7. "Oh crap!!" "What?" "WHAT?" "I don't know! You're the one that said, "Oh crap!!"
8. "Ridin' with my top down, listenin' to my Jesus Music" and Sonic.
9. "Get away from me! You stink horribly!!!"
10. Green gum.
11. Cara: "Look at this! I said LOOK AT THIS!!!!"

I could go on, but suffice it to say, thanks for many a laugh!!! I love you and am thankful to have you as my sister!!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

It Doesn't Get Any Better Than This!

Today is the first day of Fall-by far, my favorite time of year!!! And to make it even better, our first cool front blew in this morning too...complete with thunder and lightning!!! Another one of my favorite things! I just had to share my excitement with you!

On another note, I have so many thoughts and ideas rolling around in my head on things that I'm dying to blog on, but they seem to be getting stuck somewhere inside my brain...pray for release!! ;)

Until then...

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Prayers for the Fielder Family

My very good friend Rebecca went home to be with her Lord & Savior yesterday evening after a long, hard battle with cancer.

This picture is of Rebecca and our third Amigo, Tina, taken just a couple of months ago. Unfortunately, even with all the time we spent together, I don't have any pictures of us! Even with her sickness drawing to a close in her body, she still had a sparkle in her eye and joy in her heart!

I spoke with her husband (she always referred to him as "My beloved") Bobby this morning, and he's really at a loss...understandably so. Rebecca has 3 boys...her eldest Mitchell McCall (she called him "My Mitchell"), Austin and "Mr." Aaron. In fact, she called Aaron that so often, one day I was drawing a blank on his middle name and I asked him as I was buckling him up in our car, "What's your middle name?" He said, "Aaron." I said, "No, your first name is Aaron." He came back with, "No, it's my middle name." I then said, "Your name is Aaron _____ Fielder." And he said, "My name is Mr. Aaron Fielder!" Ha-ha-ha!!! She also has one little grandson, Lyric Micah McCall.

Rebecca was such a Godly woman, speaking Scriptures, encouraging you, looking on the bright side of things, never one to complain!! She and I got to be very good friends a little over 8 years ago-right after Aaron was born...and even as close as we were, she was still a very closed, private person. She never liked to focus on herself and her cancer...never one to offer up information, but leaving one to ask point-blank questions. She would answer (sometimes indirectly) and then change the subject. :) That was Rebecca!

I think her two favorite words were, "Yes, Dear!" If you talked to her longer than 10 seconds, you were all but guaranteed to be called, "Dear." And dear she was!

I will truly miss my friend, but take comfort in the fact that this separation is only temporary. We shall be together again in Heaven!

In the meantime, please keep her family in your prayers as she is leaving behind a huge void in their lives, yet such a tremendous legacy!!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

I'm Not Sure I Even Remember How to Do This Anymore!?

It's been SO very long since I've blogged...I've meant to, I want to...but the time just seems to escape me! And I don't like doing anything half-heartedly, so I figure it's better to say nothing at all until I can gather my thoughts and organize them in a reasonably understandable manner. :)

But you've been waiting so very patiently during my absence, I could at least give you a quick run-down on what's been going on in our world.

1.School is now back in full swing! We made the choice to move our daughter to the private Christian school here in town and she is LOVING it!!! I can't tell you how many tears were shed last year over not wanting to go to school, due to the girl's making fun of her or leaving her out, the mean teachers (trust me, I've seen it for myself...there was reason to cry!), etc. The school she's in has 17 kids ranging in age from preschool (2 years old) to high school. It's self-paced and as long as she completes her work and stays out of trouble, there are field trips every Friday!

2. The boys are still attending the local elementary school, and so far-so good. We hope to move them to the private school for next school year, but in the meantime, we're encouraging them to continue being God's light in a dark world.

3. I'm no longer working at our church (can't remember if I've already posted that info), so I can stay home during the day. It's amazing how much you can truly get accomplished when you're not having to leave in the middle of the day for a couple of hours! :)

My brain is so fried, I can't think of any other updates at the moment. But as a reward for reading this far, here's a picture of my three on the first day of school...(pre Jamie's hair getting fixed). ;)

Until next time...