Wednesday, October 29, 2008
...I hate liver
...I hate the fact that people DO NOT place shopping carts ORDERLY in the cart stall in parking lots (I mean, how much time does it actually take? 3 sec.?)
...I hate cold weather (see journal note below)
...I hate the saying "Beat her like a red-headed stepchild" (for I AM one of the formentioned people)
...I hate the saying "Better to ask forgiveness than permission."
...I hate dirty hands and fingernails. (eeeck)
...I hate the saying "When momma's happy everyone's happy."
...I hate hearing husband, mother or father-in-law jokes (b/c my personal experience w/these people are great)
...I hate sit-coms that expound on the incompetent abilities of men.
NOW God hates..."6 things God hates, 7 are detestable to Him" Proverb 6:16
..arrogant eyes (thinking I am better than someone else)
..lying tongue (that was just alittle white lie)
..hands that shed innocent blood (calling someone a fool)
..a heart that plots wicked schemes (just trying to 'get back' at that person)
..feet that run to evil (going head-strong into a situtation where I should not go)
..a lying witness (lying for a friend who did wrong)
..one who stirs up trouble against his brother (stirring the poo to cause conflict in another believers life)
Now to compare my "destestables" against Gods is not even close...mine are things that I can overlook or control as a believer, but God's are life-living styles that cannot be overcomed UNLESS we yield to His calling upon our life. I think I will overlook mine and try not to be so CONSUMED w/why things don't work out the way I like them too.....then depend on God to control me to the point that I stay away from the temptations that "His hate list" makes so attractive to me at times.. I TAG you to do the same! You're it!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Our daughter and son-in-law are about halfway thru their adoption of a little girl named Ellagrace from Ethiopia. A friend thru bloggerworld, is also in this process but they have just recently adopted 3 from Ethiopia and are going back for their second process of 3 more children (brothers/sister) I wrote the following on her blog but realized that it needs to go on my blog in honor and in anticipation of Ellagrace. So thanks for reading the words of a Grandmothers heart......(I really cannot wait to hold her in my arms)
Imagine this journey a "Symphony of Gathering" God the conductor reveals the musical masterpiece (the adoption of this darlin from Ethiopia) and then starts putting together the orchestra (the money)....there is plenty of time for practice sessions (the wait) till opening night. (the day when you get your video of this kid-o) Opening night comes in full gala and people are taking their seats, (your family and friends and bloggers) anticipating the first note. (that airplane ride into Atlanta) Then comes the first bar of music (screams of joy, tears of happiness, and organized noise levels) and then the intermission happens to come way to fast. (the first day at home after everyone has left)
Second part of the opus starts with challenging melodies/harmonies. ( the first month of "getting use to's") Finally the ending, dramatic as it may sound, is the best part of the whole masterpiece! The timpani pounds, the trumpets blast, the flutes are soft but fluttering all over the pages of script.(a normal day in your home) You can feel it in your chest, and then the conductor holds that last note for forever!(a family blessed and resting after a busy day bows their heads in thanks and praise to God Almighty)
And it's over! (this journey come to an end, children are given opportunities that were never afforded them in their homeland and eternity is freely given thru a relationship w/God) But is a masterpiece ever over, you ask? Not by any means, b/c others who heard it have to share it with those who have not heard (adoption is available for so many more who love this kind of music) ..so the masterpiece keeps the music alive. (children in Ethiopia who await parents whom will lovingly give them what their birth parents cannot.)Bravo! Bravo!(PRAISE GOD , PRAISE GOD)
Well, I did not intend to write so much but since my daughter is in the middle of adoption from Ethiopia, I feel like it needed to be said...SO, this is titled "Ethiopia's Opus"
(AND VOTE OFTEN) Thank you ever so much!
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Thursday, October 16, 2008
Today...our gift from God took her first breath (well, actually at 8:48pm today)
Today...our Pollyanna was named Shana Lynn
She was 6.8 and 19 inches tall.
She had a perfectly round porportional face.
She scared the liven daylights out of us.
She calmed our every fear.
She took our hearts and never gave them back.
She made us proud to own the title of parents.
She was born on her Aunt Dawn's birthday.
She owned her first pair of Nikes when she was 6 months old.
She awoke at the first crack of dawn always with a smile on her face.
Uncles and Aunts said she was a 'catalog baby' ... they wanted one just like her.
Grandma PokaDot was the first to hold her.
Great Uncle Rodney was the second family member to hold her.
Grandma Presley made her the angel of their Christmas tree in 78.
Grandma Ogle bought so many clothes for her first visit in Jan 79.
Grandpa's just held her and smiled from ear to ear. (my dad was giddy!)
We starting praying for her salvation the day she was born.
We prayed for wisdom to bend her toward a relationship w/Christ.
We failed many times in doing the right thing for her.
We loved her more with each passing day.
We started praying for a goldy man to be her husband.
Shana, you continue to make us proud that we own the title of parents.
Shana, you continue to wake up w/a smile on that pretty face.
Shana, you continue to follow Christ daily and lead by example to your 3 girls.
Shana, you continue to WOW people w/your vocals and your serving spirit.
Shana, you are a unique individual who loves life, enjoys creating, loves to read ANYTHING, is devoted as a wife and mother and still calls to say "Morning Mama". (don't ever stop)
So we celebrate these 30 yrs w/you today. May God grant you 60 more birthdays that are filled w/happiness, love, sorrow, rewards from your children's hearts, passion from your adorable husband and the continued love from your parents....hey that's us!(maybe not 60 yrs of us b/c that would make me 115-teehee)
May you become closer to your God who has called you for a purpose! Keep reaching for that purpose and never content to be satisfied with anything less. Thank you for following your dreams of adopting! For that is also our blessing to enjoy. When some days make you feel like it's not worth it all...remember what God has called you to and just do it!
When our first daughter (who was going to be named Shana Lynn) died, I thought I would never love again...then God brought you into our lives! Never say never to God...He always proves us wrong! You are and will always be our SUNSHINE! That ray of hope when life was so sorrowful. Our first daughter brought us to God and you were the reason to keep on following Him!
We are thankful that you have been a respectful daughter. Through good and bad times you have always honored us. So now WE HONOR YOU!
Sunday, October 12, 2008
OMGoodness! By happen-chance I walked into this blog...it's the actual diary of this girls Grandmother from the 1940's. I didn't read much but what I read was from June-July 1945. She has a boyfriend....this really takes you back in time..and if you are a hopeless romantic (like me) ya'll, just gotta go there!
(Shana, Erin and Bran ....I know you 3 will check this out for sure)
This makes me wonder what my grandchildren will be doing w/my journals I write. I have dedicated each grandchild one book so far. Then I wonder how will they translate my journaling? Will blogging be a thing of the past? I'm sure! Maybe they will communicate like The Jetson's OR better yet Star Wars!
Sunday, October 5, 2008
1) My mom's relatives are in a couple of chapters of an accurate historical book of the Civil War. (research was done by a friend of mine who lives in Hattiesburg,Ms)
2) I have written 6 short children's books based on experiences of my granddaughters.
3) My mom tells me that I ate a whole jar of Vicks Vapor Rub when I was 2!
4) I have lived in 3 states within a 11 month period of time.
5) The friend I have known the longest, and still stay in touch with is Mike F. (from kindergarten)
6) I secretly have always wanted to be a singer/songwriter.
7) I am a raccoon, when it comes to handwashing! Oh, it drives me up the wall to have anything on my hands! (eeebie-geebies)
Now I pass this onto Bran, Ronnie and Alexis.....go girls, you've been tagged!