Friday, February 13, 2009


Does anyone out there ever have days where you just feel like you can't please anyone?? Today was that day for me and it isn't even 10 AM! A series of things happened, none of them bad but I felt the "pleaser" in me so torn I felt like I was going to break down.. I realize from this that this is an area I need to work on.. Pleasing God should be my main focus.. Beyond that as long as I am pleasing to Him, I should know I am doing the right thing. I am struggling in this area and I have for more than 30 years... I know this is having an effect on my children. I see my daughter already becoming a "pleaser" like me.. so I am learning and I am trying and I am praying that God will help me learn to be satisfied with what He gives me and not worry so much about what people think..
Thanks for letting me ramble on.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Adventures in Potty Training

This is NOT fun!!!! Potty training that is.. We are a week into it and so far it is not going well.. My baby boy, as adorable as he is , is STUBBORN!!! I am not sure what to do with him at this point because he is refusing to be trained.. Maybe I should stop and try again in a few weeks?? I don't know. I am already tired of wet pants and him going in his pants after sitting on the potty for a while.. UGH!
I'm sorry if this is too much information but I need help! HAHA you all already knew that didn't you??
It is not going well. We will keep at it but I am frustrated!

This week also marked the passing of two Godly men I know.. One being my Uncle Howard. He was a quiet, gentle man and even though I did not see him often, I will miss him greatly. Another, a man in our church who was suffering with Altzheimer's passed away yesterday.. His marriage was a beautiful story of devotion and love and as I watched how his wife cared for him, I was reminded of my grandfather's constrant devotion to my grandmother when she had Altzheimer's. It led me to a question and maybe I am wrong but I am wondering... do you think when we get to heaven we will be able to or even think to ask God the reason for any affliction we may have suffered on earth.. What was its purpose?? Things like Altzheimer's and Cancer that there seems to be no rhyme or reason to those that are affected?? I know in Heaven we will not care but I wonder if we will ask or be told the purpose ?? What do you think??? I'd love to hear any imput on that.