We all go through life and wonder at times how we got to were we are and why things happen the way they did. I’ve often heard the most heard sound in heaven will be “ooohhh”..
I’ve had my trials through my life and I am still surprised at times how awesome my life has become. It has not been without a lot of tears & work but I finally feel whole. I have often found myself wondering why things happened in my past the way they did and what exactly am I suppose to take from my trials. I have read devotionals, prayed, read my bible and tried to listen to for that whisper some are fortunate to hear. But I never felt it was truly answered until I heard Rev. Dr. Hikmat Kashouh from Lebanon. He came to speak at my church Forest Hill http://www.foresthill.org/watch-and-listen/weekend-message/things-unseen/leaving-nothing-behind.html and told about the troubles and persecution of Christians in the middle east and he said he was asked how can he keep going after all he has been through and his reply was “so I can show others how to live with grace”. And there it was my answer I have been waiting to find. I survived my troubles and love God to show others who have been through similar experiences that they can survive too. We are truly lucky to live in a land where we can worship and love who we want. And I am truly lucky to have heard my whisper from a pastor all the way from Lebanon.. Thank you Rev. Dr. Hikmat Kashouh
I can’t believe it’s already 2014. It’s amazing how fast time flies. Now when you are in it…. Sometimes it goes a lot slower than you want but Looking back at all the special times I’m so thankful for the drag from time to time.
With the new school year come parent teacher conference. Now this is something new to me. Although I tried not to stress too much I have to say I was a little nervous shhh.. I mean after all she does have me as a mom and let’s just say school was not my forte. But luckily for her it was her daddy’s. When I first found out I was pregnant I was talking with my friend Meg Moore and she told me about this prayer she always prayed for her son “dear God please give him wisdom, health and faith in God” and her son has turned out pretty amazing. I knew too, as my pastor always says, “if you have a praying mom your toast”. I soooo pray she’s toast because from that moment on that was my prayer. Ultimately it’s in Gods hands but he puts us here to guide them. He gifted them to us for that purpose. And I’m so lucky that I have 3 gifts.
So Tuesday was parent teacher conference day for me. I signed up early because I’m anxious lol. Aside from talking a little too much (which she gets from me) and being a little to impatient (which she gets for her dad) she is doing AWESOME!! I couldn’t be more happy with her progress and evaluation!! I’m so proud of her I could bust.
Looks like my prayers are working!!!!
Getting Savannah ready for bed can sometimes be challenging but tonight was pretty easy. Daddy kept her entertained for most of the night and mommy brushed the teeth, tucked her into bed & read her a story on kindness.
For the last week Savannah’s friend Alexis has been out of town on vacation and Savannah has missed her dearly. I was a little worried at first because I wasn’t sure who she would play with at school.. The first day Miss Kelly said she kinda went from kid to kid and finally ended up playing with a little girl named Annaliese & a boy named Hudson. So my mind was eased after the first day..
Tonight while I was tucking her in I asked her to say her prayers and she replied “I want to pray for Alexis.” And I said ok.. So it went something like this.
“Dear God please pray for Alexis cause she is not here. She is away on a trip and I want her to be safe and be happy ever after the end”
So glad she is forming friendships!!