Thursday, April 29, 2010

Kids Being Nice

I have to remember this day! I caught my kids being nice to each other without any suggestions from me!

After school, Cara fell asleep on the couch and Ellie was afraid Cara's silly bands on her wrist were too tight so I caught her removing them for Cara, then, I saw Emma walk in and cover Cara with a blanket. LOVE it!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Finding the Answers

In every moment of uncertainty

in every sea of dispair

in every feeling of loneliness

there is an outcome

of learning

of receiving the gift

listen to God

for all of the


they are


right in front

of us

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Hope From the Car Line

When the clouds roll by

and you see

a patch of

blue sky

there is


Monday, April 26, 2010


Sometimes I wonder exactly what the outcome of my life will have on others. I hope it is good. I hope my kids learn quickly what has taken me years to learn. I hope they are confident and don't have to go through some of the things I did.

All I (or any of us really) can really hope and pray is that by sharing my experiences and teaching my kids to be open and share, it will help others.

Life can make us feel alone. Really we aren't alone at all. God loves us and made us all unique and special. we are all needed in order to make this world a better place. artwork by Cara :)

Sunday, April 25, 2010


I know I played with caterpillars as a kid. Kids can find the wonder and the beauty in everything. I can look at caterpillars now, but I don't like to touch them because they pee and that is very gross to me. lol

I am glad my kids enjoy them and my neighbors give my kids their caterpillars so they can come eat the trees in our yard instead of their yards.

Find joy in the little things, even if you don't want to touch them....

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Supernanny Update (year two)

On April 23rd it has been two years since our Supernanny Episode aired.
I get asked a few questions all of the time and I thought I would answer them here.
1) Your kids didn't seem all of that bad, how did you get on Supernanny?
I can only answer for myself but I don't think it is about "bad' kids. I think it is about having issues that you can't work out and asking for help. When I was a child (about 3) my parents divorced and my dad would come visit and sit by my bed until I fell asleep. I would wake up screaming in the middle of the night because he was gone. Jo is very intuitive and helped me realize I was letting my kids sleep in my bed to avoid the feeling I had when my dad left. She sat with me while doing the sleep technique and reminded me that my kids were okay and I was feeling what I felt as a child. I couldn't have done it without her help.
2) are you kids still in their own beds? Did it work? YES and YES!
3) What is Jo like in real life? Jo is very kind and profamily! What you see on TV is what is going on in the house. She is there to help the family and has a great love for children. I am so blessed to have had this experience!
Jo, thank you so much for helping our family and being my friend! We love you!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Quote for Today

There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart. Pursue those. --Michael Nolan

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Hands Up!

Or I will shoot you with silly string!
Special congratulations to my sweet neice Amy Boliba and her hubby Randy on the birth of Oliver James!!! Woo Hoo!!!
Enjoy today!

Sunday, April 18, 2010


Does every action have a reaction

are we causing ripples with everything we do

if so I hope my ripples are helpful

one reason I write is for you

My Friend Christy (the card angel)

My friend Christy Collier is the most thoughtful person I know!
She sends cards for every occasion to all of us lucky friends.
She told me she wanted to lift people up and a card can do that.
I am so blessed to call Christy my friend. Love you Christy!
Lets all do something nice for someone today!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Hand of Colors

When I first started this particular journey, I was so afraid of telling anyone about the things I see. Now, I have learned to use it to help people and to use it to pray for people. I had a very strong vision of a hand (I see hands a lot) from the hand were rays of light from each finger. They rays of light were going out to help people, the hand was not just mine, it was many people, with different gifts. It was a powerful vision, I could feel the energy and peace from it.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Present

I wonder what will be going on this time next year

wonder but not to the extent I focus more on the future

than the present

the present is just that

a present

Cara looked at me very seriously and said " I want to color a picture for you Mommy, but are you allergic to the cats in my coloring book"? So many moments to treasure... I love moments like that.

Enjoy today!!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Weed and the Purple Flowers

Sometimes I just see something and think "that is a blog post from God" today I was spraying some weeds in the yard. We have a lot of the purple flower we call "thrift". I love it because my sweet Mamaw had it at her house when I was a kid. Today, it was sitting there looking pretty except for this one weed sticking out of the middle of it. It was higher than the thrift so you couldn't miss it.

I think there is a lesson in it for me. Don't let one negative thing, one stressful event or stressful situation, ruin your vision of beauty. Sometimes, I get so overwhelmed by one part of life that I let it block everything else. I am usually reminded as I have been today, that it will pass and I am so blessed.

One weed shouldn't block our view of the purple flowers. We all have weeds to pull so we can see the beauty.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Monday, April 5, 2010

The Power of Friendship

Emma was so sad in the hospital. She wanted to be home with her sisters. When they told us she would have to stay one more night, she was so sad, she cried herself to sleep. Then, some friends from soccer came by to see her. This cheered her up. Then, her bestfriend ever, Kayla, came to see her. Kayla's mom let Kayla stay with Emma while they went to their Good Friday service. Emma lit up! She actually smiled and she didn't smile much because of the surgery. Kayla stayed and even offered to spend the night to keep Emma cheerful! Kayla didn't really spend the night but the friendship and the kind thoughts made Emma so happy.

Never underestimate the power of friendship. The power of time. It lifted my sweet childs spirits so much.

The picture is a little blurry because I took it with my cell. There is a before friends pic and an after friends pic...:)

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Emma's Appendectomy

Hi Bloggy Friends,

On Thursday sweet Emma had severe pain in her lower abdomen. It hurt around her belly button and down. We took her to the walk in clinic and they told me to take her to the ER. Her appendix had ruptured and she had emergency surgery to remove it Thursday night.

She got to come home today. I am busy taking care of her but I wanted to update my blog friends.

Pls pray for her comfort and for her feelings, she is sad she can't go outside and play with her friends.

Thank you God for protecting my baby!!!

Happy Easter Everyone!