Thursday, August 27, 2009


I am not going into specifics, but I need your prayers for my family and marriage! There are some very hard decisions that have to be made and have needed to be addressed for quite some time now. Please pray that I make my decisions wisely and not hastily. I am seeking Godly counsel. I am very scared and need your prayers!

Friday, August 21, 2009

God's Grace

Monday was my first day back to school and man was it a day! We had our medication calculation test thatwe take the very first day of each semester and must make a 100 on in order to continue in the nursing program. You have 2 attempts every semester to pass, if you aren't successful on the first try you have to take it several days later and it is a huge weight on your shoulders for those days because you know that all of the work you have done hangs on this one test, no one wants to have to take it the 2nd time! Well, of course, I made a silly error on my first one and had to retake it! It is so hard to concentrate on anything else when you have this black cloud hanging over you! My husband posted a lot about my ordeal on FB and had lots of his friends that I do not even know and some of our friends and family praying for me and God's will in the situation. I promise you I felt a peace when I took this test. I still wasn't sure I would pass it, but I just felt like it was all in God's hands. He had opened so many doors for me to get back into school, if he needed to close those doors now I would understand, I wouldn't like it, but I would understand. He has plans that I can never comprehend. There were 12 of us who had to retake this exam and sadly one of us did not pass! I felt so bad for her, I knew what she was feeling, the same all 12 of us had felt for the past 2 days only amplified by a million!

This semester is going to be crazy! We have 3 papers due by mid September, at least 2 test every week (sometimes 3 a week) and 2 days of clinicals! It will be very time consuming! I pray that my family, especially my 10 year old Braxton can be patient and understanding!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Good News

Robert got the job he interviewed for. It is part time now, but should become full time with benefits by fall! I have been so amazed at how God has provided for us these last 5 months! When I found out that Robert had lost his job, I was devistated and worried. I asked for prayers and turned to God on my knees as well and stopped worrying. When I turned it over to him, he took care of everything, we never went hungry and didn't lose the house! God is sooooo good! Thanks for all of the prayers!!!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Summer fun

This summer was about spending some time with my boys. Devin started working this summer, so he only went on one trip with us, to Cherokee, NC. Robert, Braxton and I also went to visit his family near Syracuse NY and then to Gettysburg, PA. Other than the trips I enjoyed spending time with the boys just hanging out at the mall, at the local water park or just around the house spending quality time togehter. I did not get to see Storm a lot, he is still doing his own thing, please keep him in your prayers. Also keep Robert in your prayers, he has an interview today and could possibly still have an opportunity to go back into the work he used to do in Nuclear power plants and would be in Kansas for several months. This would be a good opportunity!
I have posted some pictures of our trips!
Braxton shooting the cannon at Gettysburg.
Braxon with his favorite monument at Gettysburg.

Braxton and 2 of our grandchildren, Colby (4) and Akayla (3) at the Alpaca farm in Marathon, NY

Braxton on his new bike. "The Fastest Bike Ever".

Braxton floating down the river in Cherokee, NC

Braxton on a rock in the river in Cherokee, NC

Devin skipping rocks across the river in Cherokee, NC

Pouty face Devin!

Devin exhausted after cross country practice.

My stud Devin relaxing in the sun on our visit to Cherokee, NC