Monday, October 29, 2007

One year ago today...

October 29, 2007, I can't believe it has already been a year since this beautiful lady slipped into the arms of her Savior. My Mamaw left behind such a legacy to live by. This women lived and breathed giving of herself to her family, her church, her community, and her GOD! She was so sweet and gentle to all that came into her presence. Her ambition in life was to always make sure others needs were taken care of before anything else. My heart is full of memories that I will never forget. I am privileged to say that my life as a child and now as a women has truly been touched by her genuine desire to minister to others by giving more than sometimes she even had to give. I miss her today. I was cleaning out somethings on top of my refrigerator and found a letter that I had wrote to her and never mailed. I began to regret never sending that note....and then was reminded that the conversation that I got to have with her before she died was better than any note I could have ever sent to her. Lucy Lambert, I love you and miss you with all of my heart. I long for the day when I to will be with my God my Savior and I will see your sweet face again!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Thankful Thursday

My friend Jess is hosting Thankful Thursday on her site and I thought I would join in.

1. I am thankful for my witty husband and his love for me and our kids.
2. I am thankful for my sweet kids Jakob and Aaliyah spending my days with them is so precious
3. I am thankful for my friends who are such real girls! You know who you are. Thank you for always loving me for who I am and always being such an encouragement to me.
4. I am thankful for my Pastor and staff. Since our family has been attending Westwood we have learned so much from these people and have come to a deeper understanding of what it means to serve the Body of Christ.
5. I am thankful for both of my small groups. Friday morning girls your ALL are amazing. Thank you for sharing your trials and triumphs with me. And my Sunday morning group, "The Essentials" in the short time that we have been meeting together thank you for allowing yourselves to be vulnerable before one another and share with us and God your journey.
6. I am thankful for my Mom, Dad and brother who have been beside me in each phase of my life always being there to support me!
7. I am thankful for falling back (time change) that is! What date is that again?
8. I am thankful for the time I get to spend on my new hobby, planting flowers. This gives me great opportunity to spend with the Lord.
9. I am thankful for the special time that is spent with my workout partners...when we go!haha or should I say when I go! And the sweetest part of it all is the Jesus Time!
10. I am thankful that my God blesses me beyond measure with so much to be thankful for. I Love You Jesus!

We are all looking for ways to give to one another...Right?! Well my friend Brandi has provided a perfect opportunity for you and I to generousely give to our sweet Pastor and his family! Check what Brandi writes...

Do you like winning things? Do you like helping people? If you answered "yes" to both questions, this is the place for you. (I won't ask which you like better!) Now, first: the story, then: the gifts!
I want to introduce you to a family. Jon and Christie D. (no last name to protect identity) and their boys. Jon is our wonderful pastor and the best shepherd of a flock that I have ever seen! He and his wife, Christie, love our church and serve it faithfully and sacrificially. I could go on and on and list the ways that they serve our church body and the community that we are in. I could list the times they were called to help someone in the middle of the night. . .The number of community organizations that Jon sits on boards for. . .the number of life lessons I have learned through their faithful example. However, all you really need to know is that they are amazing, faithful people full of integrity. They also happen to be adopting. After 10 years of infertility, Jon and Christie thought adoption would be the way that God chose to expand their family. God had a surprise in store for them, 6 years ago when they found out that they were pregnant with their first son. 3 years later, surprise little boy number 2 came along! While Jon and Christie love their little boys, they still felt their family was not complete. They continued to try to get pregnant while pursuing the options in adoption. This year has brought 2 miscarriages and a renewed sense of God's call to help the orphans through adoption. They prayerfully considered many countries open for adoption and soon settled on VIETNAM! They are now pursuing an adoption of a little girl.You may be thinking, "how does this affect me?". God's Word is clear about helping others. He says over and over throughout the Bible to "share with God's people who are in need" (Romans 12:13), especially pastors ( I Tim. 5:17-18)! Please join us in helping this wonderful family answer God's call to care for a little girl halfway around the world who needs a family so desperately.
We are giving away PRIZES!!!! Now, are you curious?
Prize #1: TIFFANY & CO. SILVER NECKLACE (Return to Tiffany, Oval Tag)*used but polished and comes with tiffany box complete white bow
Prize #2: Pampered Chef Basket full of fun and useful kitchen tools
Prize #3: A Goodie Bag of Professional Beauty Supplies (donated by Friends Beauty Supply)Prize #4: Sea World Tickets for 2
Prize #5: TimeWise® Microdermabrasion Set from Mary Kay
Prize #6: A new blog header and background by Whitney R.*the girl who just redesigned mine
For every $5 you donate, your name will be entered in our contest. (so, if you donate $20, your name will be entered 4 times and so on and so forth, you get the picture)
If you cut and paste this post on your blog to encourage your readers to join in on the fun, guess what? We will enter your name AGAIN.
If people donate from your blog, ask them to write your blogname in the "Comments" section and for every $100 donated, we'll enter your name a THIRD TIME.Contest winners will be drawn at random as soon as all of the money is raised! Let's go girls!

To donate, go to Brandi's post about this and click "donate" under the thermometer on the right hand side of the page. If you decide to donate, please mention in the "comments" section of her site that you found it here first!