Saturday, January 30, 2016

Tender Mercies That Came My Way

I was a little upset to say the least about finding out about my brother.  That night I prayed that I would have some tender mercies come to me.  I just needed to know that someone knew of my pain.

So, I have a great group of friends.  Many times we send group texts to each other.  So I sent out a group text asking my friends to pray for me.  Well, there is one lady in the group that for some reason can't receive group texts on her phone so for some reason I didn't send her one.  (too lazy to write it again I guess)  The very next day she sent me a sweet text saying that she was thinking about me and hoped I was doing okay.

The next day a former student left me the sweetest note saying that she loved me.  Totally melted my heart.  This girl has had a lot of issues  to deal with in her young life.

I am so grateful to the Lord for showing me these tender mercies.  I think they are all around us if we are opened to seeing them. Have you had any tender mercies shown to you?

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

My Little Brother Is Wearing An Orange Jumpsuit

I have many emotions running through me as I sit here and type this blog post.  I don't know exactly what to say, I just know I need to get this down to help me work through the pain of it all.

I found out a couple of days ago that my little brother is in jail for stabbing his wife and breaking some of her ribs.  I don't know any more details than that.  I just talked to my sister-in-laws mother.  My SIL is okay.  She was in the hospital for a couple of days.

I don't know what to feel at this time.  My little brother was so sweet and kind back in the day but drugs and alcohol really can take a toll on people and change them.  Also, my brother has really pulled himself away from the family over the years.  I just hate drugs.  I wish they weren't here.

Because of all this history it brings about all my conflicting feelings.  I really care and then I find myself not caring at all because he brought this on himself.  I want to punch him and shake him but then I want to hug him because I remember how sweet and wonderful he was to me.  There are 6 years between us but were we always closer that me and my older brother. 

I just have to let it go and let God handle it.  I can't take this on.  All I can do is pray.

Friday, January 22, 2016

I'm A Happy Girl

I'm a happy girl today for several reasons.  First and foremost it is the weekend.  I look forward to the rest and sleeping in.

Secondly, Tom brought home a pizza from a local pizza shop that is to die for.   I didn't know that he was going to bring it home so it was a surprise. 

Thirdly I have my computer back.  There was something wrong with it and my (step) son fixed it.  He is a whiz with computers.  We are lucky to have him to help out like that.

Fourthly I have a hot date with my husband tomorrow.  We are going to San Francisco to see the Jersey Boys.  We have seen it before and just loved it.  We might go out to eat somewhere after the show.

What is making you happy today?

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

A Little Bit Of This And That

Work--Work is going pretty well.  I have a nice group of kids.  I only have 20 kids because 4 of them left for various reasons.  I miss them.  There is one aspect that is hard about this.  This kids are only in 1st grade and have so much to deal with.  One of my kids just got put in foster care.  Don't know why.  One of my kid's mother is in rehab for drinking too much.  Another one of my kid's mother has been homeless for 3 years.  So they have been here and there.  My student is with their grandparents now. So I try real hard to show them as much love and compassion that I can.

Family--My family is well which I am grateful for.  We got a new addition in September.  My niece, Ashley, had a baby boy named Benjamin.  He is so adorable.  My (step) son Tony had a bad accident on his mountain bike.  He had surgery and he is doing very well now.

The Gathering-- I have a great group of really good girlfriends.  We get together about once a month at someones house and sit around and talk.  Monday everyone came over to my house.  We had a great visit.  We had See's candy and Shirley Temples.  We also had potato salad, chips and dip and cheese and crackers.  Can't wait to do it again.

We have been getting some much needed rain which is good.  We need it out here in California.  The only bad thing is that the kids can't go out for recess.  LOL

Hope you are all doing well and have good things going on in your lives.

Monday, January 4, 2016

He Danced With Me In The Kitchen

Tom asked me if I wanted to go to a college basketball game with him on New Year's Eve.  I said I would if he would dance with me in the kitchen.  I told him he could pick the song.  He agreed.

So on Jan 1 Tom pulled up a song on Youtube and we danced in the kitchen.  It was so sweet and romantic.I hope we can do it again.