May 30, 2009

May 29, 2009

This came to my email in box this am as I was sitting down in the few minutes before I had to run to work. In that time I was trying to create our family calendar for the next three months, and I was asking myself what has to GIVE? So the follow was almost sent to me from the lord!

this is what the email said - "Lord, when doubts fill my mind, when my heart is in turmoil, quiet me and give me renewed hope and cheer" (Psalm 94:19 LB).

The fact is it takes energy to do God's will. What do you do when you run out of energy?

God suggests when we're feeling uneasy, perhaps low on energy; we should be still and get quiet before him: "Lord, when doubts fill my mind, when my heart is in turmoil, quiet me and give me renewed hope and cheer" (Psalm 94:19 LB).


So how shall I do this during a time where I feel like I am wearing many hats and dislike letting others down in the process of trying to fulfill their own goals?

Sure I am a mother!
I am a volunteer
I am a friend
Wife
christian
neighbor
assistant scoutmaster
small group leader
community member
VBS leader
oh crud how many more Hats can I wear before I get worn down by the one who wants to stop me from following the Lord Jesus Christ?

I guess I will wear the hats till I can not longer balance? But is that healthy? NO WAY and in my case always unhealthy - so a decision needs to be made about the hats to wear. I need this time to be still make time to read the bible take time to sit with my children and be their mother. Read scripture during the day or listen to it on the drive to work.

Over the past month I have added the 5 minutes of prayer daily during my drives to work and back or around town. Never

May 28, 2009

Finding Bear


Finding bear - winnie the pooh bear that is!

So tuesday we head off the the Drs office in manchester ct. About a 45 minute ride, shortly after school and after the bus arrived at the house. We all pile in and I drive down the the best asthma dr. around. We are there for over 25 minutes, the Dr. had an emergency, so there I wait with two kids at the end of a busy day after a long weekend. UGh

Finally we get into the now second waiting room and more guess what "WAITING!!"

Now I love this Doctor, for many reasons, he is funny, kind and is great with kids and amazing at what he does - since my hubby was one of his first patients back in 1974. So he is the end all when it comes to Asthma! So this story makes me kind giggle when it comes to him and his office. Lots of history in those walls for our family. He has treated each one of us over the past 33 years.

I am back in that small waiting room and in walks the Dr. offing lollypops to the boys and one for mommy too! Instant smile comes to the faces of my well behaved children (if they were locked in a cage at the zoo)! We move on with the appointment and exit the office, down the elevator and onto parking lot and car.

Not three seconds down the road the little one yells "Where is my bear?" Darnit - I look around the car and no sign of Bear! I try calling their offic but it is past 5 pm and the office has closed for the day. double ugh.

So I call troy and ask him if he can stop at the Dr. office in the am and see if he can find the pooh bear for Dylan, who is having complete nightmare! That was a no go since troy was home before us.
Next day I called the office and they have not seen the bear. WHAT??? We were the last people in the office. Asked nicely to look around, and the women said she did not see it but would called if they find it! I then ask if Troy can stop by and look around at lunch time. So he did, and he could not find the bear. About 1 hour later I get a call from the office, telling me that they found the bear, but would be closed by the time Troy got out of work. So another night went by. Next day during lunch Troy stops and gets the Pooh Bear for Dylan.
Update: Dylan does not sleep with or play with that same bear he could not live without for the one night! UGH

May 27, 2009

WTF?

"Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter. Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful, that's what matters."

i read this just minutes after having such a horiable phone conversation all about THINGS! THINGS that were or are or can be or have been ruined. A conversation that made me feel less that perfect, really more imperfect then one would consider them selves.

This was a phone call that was totally un expected and pretty much I had to just listen and take what was dealt to me. i had to hear about my flaws as a parent, and my flaws as a person, because being a parent is what I do first! So I heard about how my children need to have some manners and respect for others and their things. So in my mind what is this about? My children or their THINGS!?
I could answer that right off the bat but that would not be the best, it would not be the right thing to do! So what do I do? How do I react, without burning a bridge! I DON'T I bite my tounge and move on right? How do I move on, when they see that there is nothing wrong with telling me how to control my children, how to MAKE them behave, telling me that I have one month to get them behaved! WTF?

May 5, 2009

Our Mystic Over Night

What a fun night this was last week -
Mommy and Trevor alone for almost 24 hours. We both survived!
Mystic was amazing and put on an amazing program for the cub scouts and their parents. We learned so much as well as did some great bonding which was really needed for the two of us! looking forward to more moments in time like this with him.

My Mom

Written for the MOMS Club newsletter!

There are so many wonderful things about my mother, Agnes Robert, but one that stands out the most is the fact that my mother is a very creative woman. She always has a knack for putting together costumes, games, theme parties, invitation ideas, poems, sonnets and paintings to name a few. I will always remember her making light of a cracked ceramic bust a friend had. She went out into the garden and grabbed some moss off a rock, came back in and placed it all over this cracked bust, and dubbed it the Chia Lynn. It was one of the funniest moments in my adolescent years, with my mother the party queen.

May 1, 2009

Working again

So today was my very last day of being a full time stay at home mom. After almost 3 years I am entering the work world again. I will be starting my new job with a great non-profit in Danielson Connecticut. This is a place I have been volunteering at least once a week for the past few months. I was introduced to them through my church and from the minute I met the women in charge I have been in love with their Mission.