Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thankful Thursday- Cough Drops

Oh the simple things one can be thankful for... I have had this nasty cold/cough/something that has kept me miserable for the last 2 weeks. And being out of town in another state while sick does not make it better. I love that although Michigan is a different place, it is not a different country.

I still got my cough drops! Thank you Mejer!

Friday, November 11, 2011

I guess I'm a Porcupine wife...

This week I've actually had a few minutes to catch up on some blogs I jump around. Of course they are doing a blog hop so I decided to see what 10 days of a Godly Marriage looked like. Made me do some thinking...

Great point from the post “A porcupine has a lot of good points, but nobody wants to be around it.”

Just by the looks of that sucker you wouldnt want to be around it. And then it made me think. "Oh wait... didn't Randy say the other day "When you act like that NO ONE wants to be around you...""

Ain't that a kicker. When I act not so nice (and those weren't the words he used) no one wants to be around. When I use negative words and snap at the kids and my husband because I must be right, no one wants to be around me.

Negativity brings negativity so I have made it my pledge for the rest of the year to focus on being more pleasant and less... well you know.
Focusing on the joys and the happiness around me to bring my family up and show them the light in life.

Doesn't that sound like a great Christmas gift?

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Porcupine Wife

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thankful Thursday- My Hubby

I thought this week's thankful Thursday would be appropriate for 2 reasons. Two days ago we celebrated our 1 year of marriage. One whole year of not killing each other while going through some major life changes (3 new jobs total, moving twice and custody battles to start). Life here has been pretty rough but I do have to say
I have a pretty awesome husband. The other reason it was great is Farmers is sending me to Michigan. For a week. And I have 5 kids...

Talk about a moms nightmare.

Most moms that is...

I have a great hubby. He is the Mr. Mom of our home. I come home and a full real dinner is made. Homework is done, showers are taken and there are still 5 kids. Not beaten or anything.

Yes, I have my fears about leaving home but its not for the fact that he can not take care of it. Its mostly because I have never been away from all of them that long. Ever. Especially my baby girl, Nalani.

At this point it all comes back to me. Can I trust my husband to take care of this home? Can I trust God to guide his choices? I am a massive control freak and I struggle with this quite often. However I know I need to put my faith in God and let him show me all that my Hubby can do. I know God gave me this awesome husband for a reason and that he can do ANYTHING he sets his mind to. Even remember to take the kids to AWANA on Wednesday.

Thank you God for sending me Randy and showing me I don't have to do everything alone on this earth.