Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Two years....

has it really been that long? I still find myself wanting to pick up the phone and call her. Wow... I guess the hurt really doesn't ever go away. Two years ago today, my grandmother passed away from a combination of cancer and hospital malfunctions (aka stupid doctor's and unclean hospitals). But anyway... her death has been the hardest thing I have ever delt with in my life.

She was more than just a grandmother, she was the cornerstone of our entire family. She was my source of strength and voice of reason in the worst situations. When anything went wrong in my life, she was there.

She was a woman of faith, and loved God with all her heart. She taught me the same thing. Grandmother taught me that there was never an circumstance where God could not win. That we may never understand His ways in every situation, but God is always in control.

I spent every summer and every afternoon with Grandmother, and there was always something special about it. Mom had to work, but we were never left without lot's of love and care.

If I could go back and "undo" any part of my life, it would have been my late teens and early 20's, where I didn't see her enough or spend time with her enough. I missed some great times, and that is something I can never get back.

I was fortunate in one thing, several years before she passed away, she filled out a journal that asked a question a week. It was awesome, and I learned much from it. It covered everything from childhood, her and my Pop, her belief in God, to how she felt as she was growing older. I cherish that book. I miss her.

Grandmother, I know you are with your Savior, and that gives me great joy. Your reward in heaven is great I am sure. Still, in my selfishness, I miss you. But I wouldn't ask for one moment for you to be back here.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Good morning...

I slept late today! Woo Hoo.... that would mean my little guys and baby girl did too! Big woo hoo! My sister in law and her children were visiting from Florida last night and it was wild around here. Mix my kids and her kids... and you are in for one noisy and fun night. But it's nice to see them, when it's usually about a year between visits!

I didn't get to scrap AT ALL this weekend, which makes me sad, but I hope to get in there and produce something wonderful today! I have all the inspiration I need from TSOS, I just have to get it done! With little ones in the house, scrapping is like trying to have a private moment in the bathroom.... it just doesn't happen! :)

Monday, February 19, 2007

Round, round baby...

That's how it's been around my house. Remember that song? OK, so I'm showing my age! lol It has been crazy around here, lot's going on: good, bad, and ugly. I have not had any time to do anything fun for the past few weeks, and it's been a bummer. I had hoped to get some scrapping done over the weekend, but my precious little angel decided to run a fever and develop Roseola instead! My sweet little smiling baby girl is a GROUCH!

In all that has been going on, I have to testify that God has been so good. A few days last week we had some "stuff" going on and just didn't see why God was working the way He was. I questioned Him in fact, I didn't see... my only question was "why?". Well let's just say He is an awesome God and His ways are not ours for sure. But we have seen Him work in ways we never imagined. All the "stuff" isn't over yet, for sure, but at least I can say I KNOW, THAT I KNOW God is good!

Here's a few LO's to share.