The peeps!

The peeps!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Prayer please

We just go from one issue to another it seems. Father-in-love went back to hospital from skilled care facility and my mother-in-love has had pneumonia. She ended up being admitted to hospital yesterday and we have both of them on the same floor. Rolled her over to see him today as they have been apart for ten days.
They have been married for 58 years. It was so sweet to see his face light up when she came in. I am certain he thinks not one nurse can take as good of care of him as his bride does. He doesn't like for company to leave so he keeps coming up with things to ask people to do for him. Sweet. I can't imagine how hard it would be to not see my husband - who by the way is such a remarkable son- for days at a time because we are both sick.
We are having some tough times right now, but are so reminded of God's grace over the last four months that we have been dealing with Gerald's illness. Now Judy is sick. It is so hard to think about your parent's aging and not being able to do what they could before. We have some tough days ahead but are trusting in God's provision. You won't waste a prayer on us, if you don't mind! I am so blessed to have married into such a precious family.
Their faith is a touchstone for all of us and I know that the Lord will bless them in their time of difficulty. He is good, faithful and strong.
Yay, tomorrow is Friday! Hope you have a great one.
Michelle

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

So far....

Two weeks in and Whew! What a year already.  I hardly EVER get sick and I have been battling a head cold for ten days. Everyone in my house has had it, my sweet in-loves both have pneumonia and the flu is wild around these parts.  The new school semester is in full swing and I am running hard to stay ahead of all my little scholars! I teach AP this semester and those kids keep me on my toes. It is hard to be on my toes when my head feels so bad. Our business is super busy right now (Thank you for answered prayer Lord) and I am working most nights when I get home.

Last week I accidentally washed baby girl's Iphone in the washing machine. Of course, it was not insured. She actually handled it pretty well. No weeping and gnashing of teeth and we found her another one fairly inexpensively.

I have two close friends who have lost immediate family members unexpectedly in the past week. It is a hard blow anytime of year, but especially right on the heels of the holidays when we usually experience great joy. In just these two short weeks of 2013 I am reminded how much we are Not in control of things.  Life can throw some pretty hard curveballs our direction. All of this had the potential to get me pretty down. That is why I chose Phil 4:8 for my memory verse this time:

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

If our eyes focus solely on the circumstances of our present situation we can get dejected rather quickly. I know, because God's word tells me, that I can take my thoughts captive and change my focus. If I can do this, then I know that great joy I experienced at the holidays can be mine every day. I want that. I pray for that. I yearn for that. And I know He will give it to me.

The Bible tells me so.

Michelle

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Hodge Podge

Well, vacation is coming to a close. For two days I have taken down Christmas decorations and packed them away. The house seems so empty and I can't remember where I put all the regular decorations to store. Surely they will resurface over the next couple of weeks.

I was working so hard to get done so I could do some things on my last few days off, however I think  am getting sick. Baby girl has been sick the last few days and I am beginning to feel awful. Yuck! There are several movies out I want to go see before returning to school. Les Miserables, Parental Guidance, Anna Karenina.  I have been reading though. I read The Paris Wife - loved it but a good reminder of the troubled lives of the Modern American writers. I am not a literary snob, I will read just about anything, which explains my being deep in the throes of the Duck Dynasty book. It is full of humor and wisdom. The Robertson's are a wonderful family and I am really enjoying it. I guess if I am stuck at home the next few days I will just keep reading.

I started my scripture memorization Jan.1 with the Siesta Scripture Memory Team. My baby girl and one of my daughters-in-love are doing it with me and I am really excited to see the Lord reveal His truth to us in this endeavor. The 1st and 15th of each month I will  post my verse at the top right hand corner of the blog.

Nothing too excited to spellbind you with! Have a blessed weekend.
Michelle