Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I can't believe another Thanksgiving is here. How do the days pass so very quickly. I got to do something different this year although long ago this was something we did every year. I got to have Thanksgiving dinner early with a part of my family that I don't see often. Karen and I went to "Ma Sims'" house to have lunch with Aunt Edith, Aunt Nan, Edie, Kay, Cassandra, Aunt Addie and various other family members. This is a part of my mother's family that we don't see much of but love enormously. Being there brought back tons of wonderful memories of many, many weekends spent there while growing up. These are aunts, uncles, cousins we literally grew up with but that my kids don't even know. I am going to change that this next year hopefully. I am going to try very hard to take my kids down there to Steve, Arkansas to meet this family and see where I spent lots of time. They may not be very interested but hopefully someday they will be. Family is so important. And much like my little grandson Noah, I can't seem to get enough of lately. This will probably be our last Thanksgiving with Granny as she seems to be going down pretty fast right now and I will miss her but she deserves to go on the be with Mother and other family members that have gone on before us. I hope everyone has as wonderful a Thanksgiving tomorrow as I know I am going to have. Happy Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 24, 2008

My sweet baby boy. Everyone was right about grandchildren. I just can't seem to get enough of him. He spent the night with us Friday night and his Papa had so much fun with him. I did too but just in a different way. Gary actually played with him. Saturday Jamie and Kacee took him for his Christmas pictures and they are wonderful. I am so thankful to God for such a perfect little boy. Our family is so blessed there are just not words enough to praise God for everything. I can't wait to have more little blessings like Noah.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Blogging. Hum. What a crazy, nice thing. I love reading different blogs and there are tons out there. Lots of good recipes on the food blogs. I have found some blogs of people I don't know but pray for because they are going through very trying circumstances in their lives. It's a great way to keep up with family and friends. I have listed some of my favorites over on the side of this. Whoever invented blogging must have been a mom wanting to keep up with her kids. This is kind of like a public diary so you do have to be careful of what you write because unlike my blog most of them get read by lots of people.

Last night at our women's bible study which is called Circle of Blessings, Pam, our leader, spoke on something very interesting. Something I have never thought of before. She taught on Psalm 23 but in an entirely different manner. Most usually this is brought up in funerals but she applied this to our everyday lives in this scary world of ours. This chapter is very comforting in the way she taught it. "though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil" We have the assurance that even though in this world there is much evil or death, we don't fear it because "Thou art with me" God even tells us that he is our Shepard and we shall not want. With all of the economy falling apart around us, we, his children, shall not be wanting. He will take care of us. There was much more that with my aging memory I just can't remember but I will be getting a cd of it. It was just very good and comforting. The main idea I received from this teaching last night was not to fear, God will take care of his children no matter what is going on around us.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election day is finally here. What do I say. I pray everyone votes for our country and its freedom. But whatever the outcome, we have to remember that God is in control not man. Thank God for that. What a mess we would be in if we controlled it. OK enough about the election. I have pictures of Noah's first Halloween. He looks like he sat in a pumpking. So cute!