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07 May 2013 - 01:00 AMI know I put this in my status bar yesterday but wanted to explain a little bit more about why our family so needs your prayers right now. Our oldest Granddaughter left for Bagram, Afghanistan yesterday and of course we are all very worried about her and praying for her safety. Jerrica has been having a very hard time emotionally since she got these orders because she will be leaving her little 12 month old baby boy, Landon for six months and it has really caused her great distress. Her husband is also Air Force and has two TDY's coming up while Jerrica is gone. The Grandparents will be stepping in to take care of Landon during the time both parents are deployed but it is so hard leaving a little one like that.
She's a good Mom and of course she's always known that this could happen but now that it has happened she's really having such a tough time. She's so afraid Landon won't know her when she comes home and Bagram has definitely had some very bad things going on lately. Jerrica is the equivalent to a civilian PA and will be in the hospital there but with all that's happened lately in Bagram she is just very upset.
Please pray that my Granddaughter returns safely, that her deployment goes without any hitches and that her little boy does well while she is gone. Our whole family is so concerned right now and your prayers would be so appreciated.
Thanks so much.
I did a little layout of Landon so you all could see what a cute little military brat he is - he just turned one year old!
18 March 2013 - 11:02 AMI'd like to take a minute and give a little love back to those Welcoming Committee Members and Designers who take the time to leave love on our layouts. It means a lot to me, and I know it does to others as well, to see that a designer whose collection we've bought notices that we've used their wonderful designs to do a layout. It always makes me feel good when I see that a designer likes how we've used her collection. The same goes for WC members, who I suspect wear many different hats on the mb and with all they must have to do, they still take the time to leave love on our layouts.
Just wanted to say thank you. It really does mean a lot!
09 March 2013 - 12:50 PMI just had to take a few minutes and say thank you to all of you who have so graciously allowed me to share my "new avocation" (?) with you. Having little Crawford here is probably one of the best decisions I've made in a long, long time and you all have been so kind and so sweet with your comments on my layouts of him.
I just can't get enough of him! I guess it all goes back to when I was a foster parent and always, always had babies in my home. The big difference is that those babies were all abused babies and needed a different kind of love than Crawford does. Having a normal, healthy child, one who is adored by his parents has given me a whole new lease on life. I know that sounds a bit grandiose but it's just the truth. I can't wait for him to get here in the mornings and I dread when his Mom comes to pick him up - in a few words, I've just fallen madly in love with the little guy!
He doesn't care what I look like in the mornings - he loves me no matter what and always has a big smile on his face when he sees me. He cuddles and snuggles and giggles and grins at the slightest thing I do! His Mom and Dad pay me to keep him, which is nice and I love it, but I find myself in the baby section of Walmart buying cute little toys that I think he just has to have, so I'm not making much money! LOL
I guess I didn't realize how much I missed having a little one about - even when he's cranky, I love taking care of him!
Thank you to all of you for allowing me to just bombard the Gallery with layouts of my little man - Project 2013 came along at just the right time and I'm having a ball doing layouts about Crawford's days.....or as I call him - "scooter-butt"!
I thanked his Grandmother the other day for sharing Crawford with me and she said the nicest thing to me - she said, "thank YOU for being the one with whom we share him" - I cried! I'm so happy that they are happy with the care I give - it makes me feel good!
01 February 2013 - 04:15 AMCan't find the link for the Art Journaling Challenge - can someone send me he link please?
31 January 2013 - 12:44 AMA friend sent this to me and I thought it was worth sharing - there are some good points here.
An Angel says, 'Never borrow from the future. If you worry about what may happen tomorrow and it doesn't happen, you have worried in vain. Even if it does happen, you have to worry twice.'
2. Go to bed on time.
3. Get up on time so you can start the day unrushed.
4. Say No to projects that won't fit into your time schedule, or that will compromise your mental health.
5. Delegate tasks to capable others.
6. Simplify and unclutter your life.
7. Less is more. (Although one is often not enough, two are often too many.)
8. Allow extra time to do things and to get to places.
9. Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time; don't lump the hard things all together.
10. Take one day at a time.
11. Separate worries from concerns. If a situation is a concern, find out what God would have you do and let go of the anxiety. If you can't do anything about a situation, forget it.
12. Live within your budget; don't use credit cards for ordinary purchases.
13.. Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc.
14. K.M.S. (Keep Mouth Shut). This single piece of advice can prevent an enormous amount of trouble.
15. Do something for the Kid in You everyday.
16. Carry a spiritually enlightening book with you to read while waiting in line.
17. Get enough rest.
18. Eat right.
19. Get organized so everything has its place.
20.. Listen to a tape while driving that can help improve your quality of life..
21. Write down thoughts and inspirations.
22. Every day, find time to be alone.
23. Having problems? Talk to God on the spot. Try to nip small problems in the bud. Don't wait until it's time to go to bed to try and pray.
24. Make friends with Godly people.
25.. Keep a folder of favorite scriptures on hand.
26. Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a good 'Thank you Jesus ..'
28. Laugh some more!
29. Take your work seriously, but not yourself at all.
30. Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best they can).
31.. Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most).
32. Sit on your ego.
33. Talk less; listen more.
34. Slow down.
35. Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe.
36. Every night before bed, think of one thing you're grateful for that you've never been grateful for before. GOD HAS A WAY OF TURNING THINGS AROUND FOR YOU.
'If God is for us, who can be against us?'
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