On Eagle's Wings

On Eagle's Wings
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:29-31


Thursday, June 30, 2011

Potty chairs

My plan today was to buy a potty chair for Kate, do laundry, buy groceries, etc. But, everybody knows the best laid plans all too often go by the wayside. And that is what happened today. Now just yesterday I was talking about how we love to laugh. Well, today presented some great opportunities for laughing at ourselves as we worked together on a "we can fix it" project and keeping our anger levels low.

A leak from the downstairs toilet. Just a little leak ... easy to fix ... no problem. Right?? Uh-oh! About an hour later, the first problem fixed, but another has arisen. No longer a leak, water is flowing all over the floor. Off to the store for parts to fix it! :) Yikes! I hear the all too familiar "OH NO!" It's broken!!

Okay, now a couple of hours later, we are having the "potty" conversation - going to have to have a new toilet bowl. Plumber can't come till next Tuesday ... sooooooooooo, looks like Princess Kate will be the only one who is sitting pretty!!! :)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


The Bible says laughter does good, like a medicine! I know I love to laugh and Jay and I love laughing together. It is really fun when we get tickled and can't stop - I love that guy!!!

Actually, my translation says "a merry heart does good like a medicine." So, it's what is in the heart and laughter is the by-product. I think my guy has a merry heart and I sure do love him.

Monday we got to take care of Jack while Amy and Kate went to the dr.  He was so good - he ate, he slept, and he smiled. Such a sweetie! And when Kate came back, she said she wanted to nap at Grandpa and Nonnie's. Sat here listening to her talk and sing herself to sleep. Just feel so blessed that she likes to be here with us and that her Mom and Dad are good with that. We count it a privilege and a joy to play with her, sing, and listen to that sweet voice. Looking forward to having that relationship with Jack, but not rushing the time. Just enjoying the gift of today-and that is why it is called the "present." It is truly a gift. Thank You God for these simple pleasures.

Tuesday - got to keep Jack while Amy and Kate went to the movie together. Sweet time - he is so precious. Smiling, kicking, really moving around and responding. Another treasure and looking forward to spending more time with him.

Kate came back from the movie - went potty twice!! Woo-hoo! She gets it. Jack says, "Way to go, Big Sister!!"

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Mom and Dad

Today marks the 63rd wedding anniversary of my parents. In thinking of them this morning and at other times, I never cease to be amazed at their faithfulness throughout the years in the face of circumstances they encountered. It truly gives meaning to the word love that is thrown about so carelessly because love is really about placing the needs and the highest good for someone else above yours. And that they both displayed. I never heard my parents complain about anything. Any disagreements they had were not displayed in front of us kids. After being dirt poor in Arkansas, they came to Tulsa, OK where dad worked a job for 31 years - manual labor, day in and day out. In the extreme heat and cold, taking a sandwich and thermos of coffee, to provide for his family. When the times came that he was laid off work, did he sit around and collect from the government? No, he always found other work. He was a humble man who loved and took care of his family. I remember him walking the floor at night with a sick baby and going to work again the next day. He brought us malts when we had sore throats. Mother stayed home with us, cooking 3 meals a day, day in and day out. No AC at our house, doing laundry on a wringer washing machine and hanging clothes out on the line. She taught us to love Jesus and prayed daily for all of us. Every Sunday saw us in Sunday School. And her smile was beautiful.

I am sorry they didn't get to see their grandchildren grow up. But I am glad they do not have to live in this crazy world as it is now. They are with Jesus.

How did they do it? It amazes me when I think of them and I thank God for them always. Wish I had told them more, shown them more, loved and appreciated them more.

I love you Mom and Dad and I appreciate all you ever did for us, most of which I probably was never even aware of.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Wondering where to begin

Like most everyone else, I have decided to try a blogspot. Not sure if I will be faithful to make entries, but the goal for me is to record the fun things the grandkids have said or done and my memories of the time spent with them. Also, as I recall things from my own life, or reflect on my own special memories, to record them here.

Above all, my desire as I do post would be to acknowledge my Lord Jesus Christ and glorify Him in my life and my words. Pastor said the other night that our words are containers. I like that a lot because I have a visual of a container carrying a message to someone else and pouring it out on them. Hopefully, my containers will be filled with love to pour out on others.