Saturday, April 30, 2011

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Update on my Daddy

Yesterday daddy went in for surgery, upon his arrival the nurses realize he is running a fever and his white blood cell count is low. They thought he possibly had  pneumonia so they did a chest x-ray which showed no signs of pneumonia. So they went on with the surgery, the doctor thought he would have to amputate daddy's leg. He got inside of dad's leg and the artery was actually open. So the artificial artery is working,  Praise God! However, the blood flow isn't going through his heart like it should be therefore causing him to go into heart failure. I know without a shadow of a doubt that God is our ultimate physician so I will continue praying for dad's healing and salvation. He goes back to the dr. for them to perform a stress test and echocardiogram. Until then we don't have any answers. I remember the last time we had to wait for answers for something and it was when the dr.'s were informing us our mother had cancer and less than six months to live. I certainly do hope that this doesn't turn out similar. Please pray with all of your might for my father, not only for his health but also his salvation and that he will ask God into his heart and life. Without God we are nothing, and can accomplish nothing, with Him we are great and can accomplish great things. I believe in the power of prayer and confessing things and won't stop praying or believing. Thank you!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sorry the last post wouldnt allow me to write anymore

Prayers and a heavy heart

Today as we drive forward into the storm my daddy is driving towards his surgery.  The dr. has told him for the past year that the only thing that could save him is amputation of his leg. Daddy has refused to go back until now he is at the point where he can barely walk. The clogged artery has turned his foot purple. I of course worry about him however I worry even more because daddy hasn't accepted God into his heart. My daddy is a great man who upholds a great strong man persona however if anyone has taken the time to really get to know my daddy they will see that he is very caring and beneath that tough exterior ta
here is a gentle soul.
I don't know  what today is going to hold however I do know that no matter what it is that it will be just as God intended. No matter what happens I pray that someone can help daddy ask God into his life. I fear for today even though I know that satan is the one who brings fear. I pray that each reader will please join me in prayer today. Not only for medical/physical healing for my precious daddy but also spitlritual and emotional healing.  I want to let go and let God have control and I know theres nothing that I can do however it is difficult for me to do that. I let go and let God have control and I lost my mother so I have that sense of that I can somehow fix this. I need to be my daddy's backbone when he is weak, be his shoulder when he needs to cry, his strong tower. I can't replace my mother for my dad or brothers yet I have spent the last 6 years trying to be by their side as mama would have been. I just spoke to daddy and he seemed to be in good spirits even though he has been up almost all night worried. I made sure that I told him I love him and am praying for him. As I write this and tears fill my eyes I know that God is the ultimate healer and we can do all things through him. God says with faith of a mustard seed we can move mountains. I have faith my daddy is going to be okay. In closing I ask that you pray for the man closest to my heart. I am indeed daddy's lil girl and will always be no matter his or my age or our differences.
Dear heavenly father, I come to you this morning with great thanksgiving for all things that you do. The things seen and unseen, heard and unheard, felt and unfelt. I thank you for the continued protection of my children and my family. I thank you for my health, my children's health, the time that I am able to spend with them. They never fail to put a smile upon my face and a bounce in my step. I come to you very humbly and ask for your protection and healing for my father and grandfather as well as my children always. This I pray In Jesus' Precious Name, Amen.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

30 Days toward Who God Intended

In the life of a mother we normally forget about the small things in life and tend to focus on the larger, more important things. However often we don't realize that the things that seem so unimportant really are very important. For Example, mom's feed the children breakfast, lunch and dinner yet we often forget to eat until dinnertime or even after kids' bedtime. We make sure our children are bathed yet we manage to never have enough time in a day to actually shower longer than 2 minutes.  What if God felt that the things in our lives that we ask Him for weren't a big thing and He put it off? God doesn't put our needs on hold and we shouldn't either. This applies to men too, or even women who aren't mothers. Take time for yourselves. For the past 5 years of my life I have been so busy being a mother and trying to be the very best mother I could be to my children and children that I hadn't given birth to yet accepted into my heart and life that I some how lost track of who I really am. I forgot that I once had dreams, hopes, passions in life. Now don't get me wrong, I absolutely am in love with my children, and wouldn't change a single thing. They make my heart beat and at times make my heart skip a beat.  My days are so focused on my children that I have forgotten to take time for me or to smell the roses so to speak. I love spending time with them, for so long I thought that was all that I was. I forgot I had other qualities in life, I had things to share with other people other than just the little people within my home.

I know that God has created me unique, and with a purpose. My goal now is to find out what that purpose is. I have to rediscover what talents I have, what I enjoy doing. For so long all that I have enjoyed doing is spending time with my children but I must broaden my horizons, and they can be right by my side along the way. I want to teach them as I learn. I want them to recognize their gifts and talents that God has given them as well. I don't want them to ever lose sight. People have asked me before "what was your dream growing up" and I replied "to be a mom" and thats true but I had forgotten that I also dreamed of opening an orphange, learning to figure skate, to make children smile, to travel, learn to play piano, and much more.

So for the next 30 days I'm going to do one thing that I enjoy every single day and take a photograph of it. I will share the photos with you. 

I challenge each and every one of you to look deep inside of yourselves and really find what makes you happy. I'd love to read or see what makes you happy. Seeing how I enjoy   love photograpy i'm looking forward to seeing your photos ;)

Here's to Discovering who God intended us to be. Cheers!