Monday, January 24, 2011

My "friend" Joanne

I am not sure you can actually call her my friend. And it sounds so creepy to be the one to admit I lurk on her blog from time to time. But, I guess if the shoe fits I better put the stinkin' thing on. Well, back on Jan. 11 of this year....a very fit, together, God loving, Greek learning, homeschooling 38 year old beautiful mom of two precious girls and a well...Simple Wife to a good man had a life changing experience. She is known in the blog world as The Simple Wife she is not what you would typically picture for a woman would have a major stroke. But....she did.

We have been praying for her and her family since we heard. I am not going to lie. The 38 year old thing...well, it hit awful close to home. I'm least for another couple of months. And folks, she is in far better shape than myself. I have wondered and "watched" and "heard" as her husband and friend keep us update of her condition. Her story is here....The Simple Wife (just click on title). I would start around the 11th to truly witness all of God's healing power. And y'all He has been doing some amazing, miraculous works through her mind and body and family and friends. Encouraged to say the least!! God is so good...I mean, really good.

Today, I woke to a twitter announcement from her husband that she squeezed his hand! She is on her road to recovery, whatever that may look like. Her right brain was significantly affected and her left brain looks wonderful. She is a voracious reader...guess which side of your brain you need to read?? So, who really knows what her journey will look like this way forward....well, I know who knows...and He has his hand on her. :)

There is a particular post that about broke this from her husband on the 17th. It just makes me want to reiterate that God is good....all the time.

If you'd like to check on Joanne quickly there is a button on my side bar on the right just click and it will send you to her blog.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

A blog to share...

My dear friend Shaley just started up her blog. She leads the youth girls at LTC. Her blog shares her passion and excitement for the Lord and the girls she loves so much. I am not sure there is a better woman for the job of closing the gap between girls and God. She is the real deal. I love her so much and I know you will too. So, without further ado...please go and check her out at:

(just click on the banner above)
You'll be blessed by the discipling she is doing for the Lord.
She is such a treasure!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Had to share...

I know I need to update with Christmas photos and info...I will, promise :)

But I had to share this with you just real quick.

Today, I went to a dental conference. I keep my dental hygiene license in check just in case we may need me to work, or that I might want to work a day or so a week...for fun.

Anyhow, these conferences always freak me out. I have to drive where I don't want to. Park where I don't want to and then to top it off I don't know a single person going. Sounds like fun, huh?

But, I'll be if the Lord didn't sit me right down next to the most wonderful little resource ever. I have been homeschooling the big kids now for a bit. And I have been searching and researching on exactly how to do all this high school thing without hurting them and their chances of getting into a college...well, any college in Texas...I have my limits :) Anyway, back to my new friend...we were making small talk and I told her I dn not work. She told me she used to not work either when she homeschooled her boys...who graduated from homeschool and went to A&M. Ummm...yeah. So, I grabbed her number and email and my new bff will be hearing from me soon. She said she had sooo much to tell me that we couldn't squeeze into our 5 minute breaks. I am excited! And she told me that A&M is a very, very receptive college for homeschoolers. That they love them. Well, you can imagine...I was expecting a day of listening to boring lectures over stuff I already knew and lo and behold the information I have been scouring for sat down beside me. Thanks Lord :)

Monday, January 10, 2011

My Guys :)

The bond these two have is pretty special to say the least. I think they are possibly the closest father and son relationship that I have ever witnessed. Which makes me happy :) But, what makes me overflow with happiness is that the Lord gave me these two. And I am certain I could not have hand picked any two guys in the whole world I could love even an smidgen more :)
Add ImageMe: Could I get a picture of you two (knowing that Hunter detests photos....)?
Well, it is a photo...not that you look like you liked getting it made.
Big Daddy: Come 'ere boy! Show your Daddy some love!
Me: Was that so bad?? Now, can I get one with both of you looking at the camera? It's not like Daddy is gonna hold your hand or something.Oh...wait! :)
My final it! These guys of mine both changed my life in such a big way. Big Daddy made me a wife and Hunter made me a mom. These are two of my finest treasures :)
I still can not believe that Hunter is driving. I see it everyday and still can not believe it! But, here they are off to the deer lease with the little girls :)
I bribed Hunter with the car keys to take these photos. I was wrong but hey, a mother's gotta do what a mother's gotta do! He does not like these and specifically asked I not post these. So let's keep it on the down low, k?
Who knew I'd have two big guys in my life so soon. It seems like just yesterday this son of mine was talking about being "Daddy's deer hunter" and "Travis" off of Old Yeller and rockin' a bowl haircut. He was the most precious adorable boy ever made...well, he still is...but that teenager sometimes dims the cute factor a tad. But, seriously, there is not a son that is loved more.