Saturday, March 13, 2010

Friends, Fun, and lots of Laughter!!!

God has so blessed us in our lives. No matter where he lands us whether it be for a short season or for a long time he always blesses us with wonderful people. I truly believe that God created us to be in relationship with others continually and I love to be able to watch that happen in my children. What a fun weekend!! Matthew (the one in the middle) was blessed this weekend by having some of his friends over to play and sleepover. This is Nicodemus and Barouk. They are two very sweet little boys. As you can see all three of them went through costumes, constantly switching roles and laughing all the way. I do not even think yoda could keep up with all three of these boys. They all enjoyed playing star wars, and they had lightsaber battles and then at one point I saw the dinosaurs out and then of course their was the clammer of little feet all over the house. Up and then down and then repeat!!! One of the cutiest moments was when Nicodemus had bumped his head on our little table in the kitchen and he started to cry a little like it hurt and I told him to let me look at it and he came over and told me that he was scared because it hit his lucky brain parts!!! I have never heard that before!! I had him count to ten and then I kissed him on the head. He turned and looked at me and said " Oh my lucky brain part doesn't hurt anymore!!"
Bed time of course had some comical value of it own. As we tucked them all in for the night we told them that they could watch some of Planet 51 to help them wind down. As we were doing this my son Matthew looks over at Kevin and I and says " It feels so good to have my friends with me spending the night." Well of course my heart just melted for that and it made me want to have his friends over all of the time. Then they all wanted to pray. As each of them prayed they really lifted up their little hearts to God and then when Nicodemus was finishing his prayer, Kevin and I could not help but laugh. He wanted to thank God for Kevin and I letting him stay at our home but he could not remember Kevin's name. It went something like this... " Lord in heaven I thank you for Mr. and Mrs. Crystal " Oh it was so funny. Thank You Lord for the hearts of these 5 and 6 yr old boys that all three of them will grow to live their lives for you God. Thanks for reading!!!!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

A Fresh Start

I am finally back on my blog. It has been hard for me to come here. You see the last entry I made was on October 1, 2009 and on the next day was when I found out that my 12 week pregnancy had ended, that the baby had died. It was a terrible day and many times when I would come back to the blog I would see that date and just cry!!! I have conquered that now with the help of my heavenly Father!! He so graciously showed me one morning that I just needed to give it all to him. So I did and here I am back on the blog.

So much to catch up on! My husband and I have decided to put our home up for sale and when it sells move on back to sunny Florida. This in my opinion has been the hand of the Lord also because I have never in my life been able to call anywhere home before and just recently I found myself longing for home. For the first time that name actually had a place with it. It is Florida. For anyone that knows me they know that I would have never called Florida home but God has shown me in the last yr and a half that that is exactly what Florida was and is for me. Home.
Humility has been a regularity in my life lately. God has been weeding in my heart showing me how my attitude was stinky in Florida and that he took me out of Florida to show me the beauty and splendor of the state but more importantly the beauty and splendor of the people that we know there. He has revealed to me that I did not see nor appreciate the love that came from those that surrounded us. So I am eager to get back although the Lord has given us wonderful people here in Tn to enjoy and experience life with. Therefore we will be sad to say good-bye and will miss them all greatly. My goal is to love them all as much as possible with the time that we have left here.
Well I will post more tonight or tomorrow but right now I am off to get some much needed groceries.
Thank you to all those that come and read and part take in my life. I will continue to post and there will be free files coming soon. Thanks !!!!