Friday, February 5, 2010


I told my DH that I would not post this story but it is just too good not to!!  In the future, this could turn out to be quite embarassing, but sometimes that is just what parents do, right?

Ok, here is the story:  I was in my local supermarket one evening this week and I spotted one of the cheerleaders from my boy's middle school.  I know this girl because last year she had a crush on #1.  As I approached the check out, her Mom told me she needed to ask me a question.  She wanted to know if I would allow #1 to go to the 8th grade dance with her daughter.  I must admit, I did know a little history of this situation and you will learn it as the story continues. 

I told this Mother that #1 did not want to go to the dance with her daughter because he had a girlfriend and did not want to hurt his girlfriend's feelings (I do not condone my boys having girlfriends but have learned that I can not prevent it either. That said, I try to inforce that God created my boys to like girls and that is natural.  However, the rules in our home state that my boys are not allowed to talk to girls on the phone, hold their hands or kiss them.  In my eyes, then why have a girlfriend????).  I was then informed by this girl that #1 and his girlfriend have broken up (WHAT?).  I did inform them that I find out all my information through one of #1's friends Mom's and that I did not that #1 and his girlfriend had broken up.

The Mom then asked me again if #1 could go to the dance with her daughter.  I did proceed to tell them that I was aware that this girl asked #1 to go.  Her response was, "I didn't ask him."  Hmmmm...interesting!  I asked her if she gave a note to #1 asking him to the dance and she agreed that she had.  I then told her that when I asked #1 about this (I learned this information from his friends Mom, remember?) he told me he threw the note away without reading it because he knew what it was going to say and he did not want to go to the dance with her.

The Mom again asked me if I would allow #1 to go (she is very persistant!).  I told her that #1's Dad and I had discussed it.  I told her that I didn't want him to go but that his Dad thought it was ok so we would have to discuss it some more and #1 would have to let her know.  This whole conversation was quite comical!

When I got home, I decided to talk to #1 in private (as not to embarrass him infront of his brother) about his love life.  I told him I had seen this girl in the store and about our conversation.  I asked him about the break-up with his girlfriend.  He confirmed that they had broken up.  When I asked why, he said she broke up with him because he was BORING!

HA! I was so excited to hear this I put my hands up for a high five (two of them actually)!  At this point, #1 was very confused as to why I was so excited! I told him that I was so proud that he was boring because if he wasn't then that would mean that he was paying too much attention to the girl and probably doing things he shouldn't be doing.  He still looked at me kind of funny but it didn't matter because I was so proud!!!

We ended the conversation with me telling him he shouldn't worry about girls anyways and he agreed! He even told his best friend that he didn't want a girlfriend and just wanted to concentrate on hanging out with his friends.  Wow, we might actually be doing something right in this game of parenting!! 

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Being Faithful

I attended church last night, this is not a usual for me on Wednesday nights.  You see, I was there to attend a meeting for an outreach I am volunteering for.   Unfortunately I missed the meeting but decided to stay so #3 could attend the kids program (it was his first time and he was very excited).  I know that in Christ, there are no coincidences! 

I walked into the sanctuary late but at just the right time for me.  The pastor was talking about how people always want to quit when things get hard.  This is SO me.  Christians are so easy to quit their marriage, their church, their job when the going gets tough.  BUT God blesses faithfulness and will give us the strength to STAY (or stand Eph. 6:13) if we lean on Him.

This message came at a perfect time in my life.  Luckly, I am in a good place in my marriage right now so that is not the area I needed encouragement in but I struggle with discontentment and it usually affects the job I am in.  There have been lots of changes at my job and it makes me unhappy at times and I tend to try to look for something different.  But last night, I realized that if I stay (or stand) that I will receive the blessing that God has for me.  I have NO doubt that God has placed me in this job (read this post: so I need to trust that He is in control and that he will get me through my bad days!

God has already begun to bless me in the relationships I am gaining at my job!  This is something I could never do on my own, it is all from Him and I am so excited! I thank you God for the women you are placing in my life and what our future holds!

I hope this message touches you the way it touched me.  I have already had the opportunity to bless someone with this message and hope that if your reading this post, that you are blessed too!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

What Would You Do With Three Wishes?

If I had three wishes, what would they be? I know the rule is that I cannot wish for more wishes.  I remember Solomon in the Bible wished for widsom and he recieved so much more.....

I would wish for all my debt to be gone! I would love to have the opportunity to not HAVE to work to pay bills but rather work to enjoy what I am doing.  I would love to be available for my boys and all the activities they are involved in!

I would wish for my husband to be healed and his body to be in good health.  This would allow him to exercise the way he wants to and to lose the weight he is trying so hard to lose!

I would wish for my boys to find true love and happiness through God's leading.  I want them to have a wonderful life full of laughter and success.  That success doesn't need to include money or fame, but love and fulfillment. 

Ok, those are my three wishes.  How about you?  What would you wish for?

Creative Writing

I really do have a desire to blog regularly but I just can't seem to think of what to write. That is where this website comes into play:

I found this when I searched for creative writing ideas and I am very excited about where it will take my blog and my writing skills in general. I hope this will help me gain more followers!  I would love to hear your comments about what I am writing about!

So, see you soon with my first "Creative Writing" post!