Monday, March 31, 2008

Baby is here

My nephew's baby was born, I think yesterday or was it this morning? Nonetheless, he has made his debut. His name is Aaron Jaden (don't know if I spelled that right). He was born in distress, he had swallowed his little poop and now has respiratory problems. He is in ICU -- poor baby... My sister-in-law, his grandma, is on her way to see him. She doesn't know if she will be able to see him, but I hope she can.

I know there's so much good medicines and technology to help the doctors that he will be fine. He has to be. He's just a baby.

Lots of prayers.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Ok, I don't mean to sound too overly excited to be off-track, but I AM!!!! I'm so-so happy and best of all this was the last time we're rotating! So happy!

For vacation, I look forward to really cleaning my house--yes! I need to prepare for a birthday party that will be given by one of our nieces for her mom -- 50th. I want to help in the kitchen renovation, I want to help clean out my side of the garage. Do some planting, read a few books, enroll in an online class (excited about that one). I just think of all the possiblities for the upcoming month and I'm ready to get started.

Everyone have a great week and I'll probably blog next weekend. God Bless.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Need REST!

Ok, I'm tired now. Two more days until vacation. Last time to rotate -- finally. I'm so tired of the rotation. We're finally going single track. Next week, however, I am definitely going shopping. I realized, as I told my husband, I haven't bought a new pair of shoes since forever. Going back to school really took up a lot of my time with studying, writing papers, and forever reading. I just want to go out there and see what's new in fashion and buy one pair of shoes. I'll be so happy to go off-track. Yes! Oh! And our youngest turned 17!!! Where does the time go?
Time for sleep, busy day tomorrow.

Sunday, March 23, 2008


For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John3:16

Happy Easter to everyone.

When we go to church, I am excited to hear God's word. I like our Pastor because I feel he is so blessed to be able to share with us what I feel and believe God has to say to us. So much is applicable to our lives.

Throughout the years, we have visited many, many churches looking for a place we could honestly say -- Yes, I can hear You. We have visited Assemblies of God, Pentacostal, Mormon, Calvary Chapels, Baptist, and for many years the Apostolic Church. We were raised Catholic like many of our families. I love the Catholic Church, it's a good church. I feel God's love in this church, but I didn't learn as much as my heart wanted to learn. It was traditional, the same every Sunday. It's a church to meditate in, to contemplate God's presence in your life. And it was good. But I have always wanted more. There had to be more. Therefore, the visiting. The Apostolic Church had a real hold on us. I loved the messages, the singing, the speaking in tongues. Our pastor was also very blessed. But what I didn't like were the rules bestowed to the women. No, no, no!

We were there for so long. Then we left. For at least ten years I could not bring myself to attend a "church." I had become disillusioned by any "man-made" church meaning -- all churches. Until one day someone invited me and we went. My youngest son liked it a lot and for him we stayed. And now we love it, too. I'm so filled with gratitude that God, in his infinite mercy, does not give up on me or us. I stop and think how much He must love us to continue to call us back to Him. I'm so glad I have begun to listen again.

Yes, today was Easter. It was a beautiful morning singing songs of praise and listening to God's word. It was a beautiful afternoon with our children. We are so blessed. It will be a beautiful week. I know. Thank you, Lord.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


Life has its ups and downs.

Mostly ups!

I finished my class at Cal State - a blessing. I learned a lot. But it was exhausting. Now I'm looking into attending the U. of Phoenix which has some really cool online classes. I think I need two more classes to move up to the next level of the pay scale.

My son's school had a near riot today, don't know the reason. They were on lockdown for a while and were released by wings. He recorded what was going on outside and you can hear the security yelling at them to keep moving -"GO! GO! GO!"

I think of where I went to school back in Idaho and how naive I was about life. We were happy kids, everyone got along (I think). I loved going to basketball games and football games. My friends were nice -- I liked everyone (almost everyone). Then I listen to my son's happenings at school and I worry for him. But then this is all he knows. He needs to stay safe. I pray for him everyday and for my other kids.

There is this teacher at my school who is bitter about everything in her life. I feel sorry for her. Sometimes I don't like to be around her because she complains all the time and is angry that she can't teach her way. She can't wait to retire. I'm sorry, but I love my job and do not share her viewpoints which she finds rather odd seeing that we are almost the same age. I can retire before her and she wonders why I don't. "What am I going to do at home?" No, I tell her, I love my kids, I love my job -- I'm ok where I'm at. I'd rather not be around her, but if she needs me, I'll try to help. I'll try.

Went to the doctor today -- good report! Yay! Cool. Thank you, Lord.

My niece is planning a birthday party for her mommy here at our home in April. Lots of relatives will come. I'm so excited. BUT I got to clean from top to bottom.


Goodnight everyone. God bless.

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