Friday, September 26, 2008

Friday's Quote

Friday's Quote...Change...seems to be the subject that keeps coming up in my life. Not only is the it coming up...there really has been a lot of changes. So, I decided to look for a few quotes on "Change".

"People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built" Eleanor Roosevelt

"Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future" John F. Kennedy

"If you don't like something change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain" Maya Angelou

What changes are happening in your life? What are you doing to help you deal and accept these changes?


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Thankful Thursday!

Today I am Thankful for:

Answered Prayers

Spending time with my Mom.

My Mom going to church with me tonight.

Friends that have encouraged and prayed for me through this new season of my life..this includes blog friends.

Sunny days and nice breezes

Pomegrantes ....they are now in season ...I love them!

The ladies in my Monday night bible study.

Joey...he works so hard to provide for our family.

My job at school. I am working in a different department...there are days that are very difficult...God has a reason for opening this door ... I am so thankful and honored that HE would allow me to be touched by these special young people who are working their way into my heart.

Andrea....who will always be my Sunshine!

Icy Hot. I know this sounds weird. But, I am thankful for this product and how it works on my leg. I pulled something in the bottom of my calf and Icy Hot made it feel so much better. I will tell you about this in incident in a future post.

Jesus Christ who is always with me and who carries me most of the time lately. I can't imagine my life without HIM.

For more Thankful Thursday visit Iris at Sting my Heart.I am so glad to be back...I have really missed being apart of Thankful Thursday.

I just saw that Iris posted on "Change" I sat with my mouth opened for a moment. Look at my previous post and you will understand. God knows what we need just when we need it. I am thankful that HE is using people in my life to help me deal and accept all the changes that are happening in my life. I am pressing forward and trying to embrace this new phase in my life...with God's as my guide I am confident that I will be going through this season as a CHAMPION!
I too am thankful for His faithfullness and love for me.
Thanks to Iris for allowing God to use her blog to encourage and help others.
God Bless You!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

New Season

I can't believe that Summer is over and Fall is here!
Fall is usually a busy time for me. This Fall is different. Don't get me wrong...I have been busy...just not as busy since Andrea is in college. It amazes me how much can change in a year. Last year...was so busy with cheering, football games, pep rallies, running for class office, etc. My time totally revolved around Andrea and what was going on in her life. I loved every minute of it. I have to admit...I miss it! Life at my house is so different and quiet!

I haven't posted much lately due to several things. One major one is computer problems that I hope now are fixed. Time management, and emotions. I feel like I have been on a emotional roller coaster. Up and down, twist and turns, even upside down, flying fast and then still. I don't know if anyone understand what I am trying to say...don't know if I am even making sense but, to me it does. I hope to post on some of these things soon.

I know everyone goes through different phases in life and I have always embraced these changes....till now. The phase I am in now is not so easy. Actually, it is down right hard. To much change too fast. I am still trying to adjust....some days are good others...well, not so good.

Andrea is doing good at college. I am so proud of her...she is a very strong young lady! She is handling the change so much better than me. My chest swells with pride when I think of how well she is adpating to all the changes. I keep thinking Joey and I must have done something right for her to be doing so good.

Job change is another change that I am still adjusting to. I am working at the school ...just in a different department. Again, good days ...bad days. I have the honor to work with special students that are slowly working their way into my heart.

For the past 2 weeks it seems that something is always happening. Things that have kept my emotions on that roller coaster I mentioned earlier. I was reminded that God doesn't put more on us than we can handle. I don't know that I am handling things so great... actually, I know there are areas that I have not handled good at all. I am trying...

I was reminded of a song that I use to sing back in the day. "He's Still Working on Me".
Maybe that is why I am going through some of these things is because HE is still working on me.
I am so glad that HE has not given up on me and that HE is with me through all the changes, phases and new seasons of my life.
God has a plan ....He just hasn't given me the details yet.

I bet if I was walking in the sand ....there would only be one set of footsteps...HIS!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Friday's Quote

"You can be whatever you make up your mind to be."
Robert Collier

What I want to be....What I want to be ...when I grow up to be big me!
I remember singing this song with Andrea when she was in preschool. It seems just yesterday! Oh, How I miss those days!
Now she is in college working her way into nursing school. I am so proud of her!

Have you thought about what you want to be? Are you what you want to be?
I am constantly working toward the a goal to be the "best wife, best mom, best friend". I must admit that I have lacked in all areas. I keep trying to do better...but sometimes I feel like the rat in the cage spinning the wheel. Working hard to get somewhere but, going nowhere. I think I must have a bad attitude today. I must stop "the stinking thinking".

When I saw this quote it jumped out at me. What does Darlene want to be?
What does God want me to be? How can I improve to be that person? What changes can I work on to be a better wife, mom and friend?

What about you? Have you wondered these same things?
I know change is going to happen whether you are ready or not. It will happen. My life has changed so much in the past months that I think "What in the world is going on?" We knew some of these changes would come as Andrea grew older and I feel like I have embraced some of the changes...others I really need to work on.

Update: The job I am currently working at school ...I found out will not offer me benefits after they told me it would. I thought the door that opened for me was where God wanted me.. after not receiving the benefits I am now wondering if this is the right door to walk through. I need clear direction in this. Pray for God to give me clear direction.
Due to other happenings in life I have not been able to catch up on the blogs like I had planned. I hope to catch up in the upcoming weeks.
Starting on Monday....I will be leading a class at church .... I am very excited about this and looking forward to hear what God will be teaching me.
Andrea is doing good. Enjoying the college life and loves going to the football games. I thinks she has finally come to her senses and is now a "ROLL TIDE" fan. She thought she would be able to stay true to Auburn.... she was brainwashed to be an Auburn fan when she was about 3 years old by my neice who was attending Auburn University at the time. Continue to pray for her...

My Friday's Quote turned into several things.
I appreciate the encouragement and prayers...

Friday, September 5, 2008

Friday's Quote

"Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it forgoes revenge, and dares forgive injury."
E. H. Chapin

I have been out of computer and blog world for about 2 weeks due to the monitor going out on home computer. I have felt so out of touch. Hopefully, by the first of next week monitor will be replaced and I will be back in full swing. I am posting today from a different computer.
I hope to catch up on all the blogs that I so enjoy reading this coming week.

Update: Andrea is doing great and loves college. She is beginning to get loaded down with her studies. I am working at the school as sub teacher till hopefully an aide position comes open. I am told this should happen in the next several weeks. Joey is still working out of town and is under a ton of stress! Keep him in your prayers!
Thanks for all the encouragement and especially prayers. Keep Praying for us.

Back to the quote... Do you have something that is weighing you down that you need to let go of? Don't seek ways of revenge or a way to hurt those that have hurt you. Forgive them and let it go. Sometimes we feel hurt and the person doesn't even know they have hurt us. Don't harbor bad feelings towards them. LET IT GO! You will feel so much better when you break those shackles that are holding you captive.


Oh yea, for Andrea....ROLL TIDE ROLL!!!