March 9, 2012

Chocolate Chai Tea

Have you tried it? It's divine. Hot, cold, doesn't matter. It's simply divine. It's also what has fed me over these past few weeks. I have never in my entire life dreamed that my days would be this full. This busy. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that it is only by God's grace that I can continue to put one foot in front of the other, one step at a time, and I'm making progress. Through Christ. I'm making progress. I know better than anyone else in the world that I could never make it without Christ. I stumble, falter, cave, crash and crumble without my Father.

Sometimes I do all of those with Him, but, He's there to pick me up.

My mother in law is doing some better. She is still struggling with her short term memory and if you are a prayer warrior please, I ask that you intercess for her. She is a precious woman. She has always provided for me and my family. She enabled me to stay at home and home school for so long without having to seek full-time employment. She has always made a way so that my children have never had to do without. She is one person that I look at and can see her sacrifices. So selfless. Willing to do without so that someone else might have more. She is very special. We love her so much. It is my prayer that the Lord heal her wholly. I admire her and will honor and care for her, just as she has me, in anyway that I can.

Treyton. Oh my little grandson. My fiesty little man. Mimi, loves him more than she ever knew possible. The hours we sit in the floor with crayons coloring, side by side, bonding. "Tank-U Mimi." Those are my favorite words to hear. He says them every time he hands me a different colored crayon. He's been a sick little booger for a while. He started vomiting February 17th and it has continued on and off since then. We've been to many Dr.s, specialists and they are running numerous tests. We are waiting. Patiently waiting. They have him on Zophran three times a day to keep him from vomiting. He eats little and drinks a lot! I'm thankful for his thirst because it is what has kept him out of the hospital and from being dehydrated. The results from his GI x-ray were positive so far! The Dr. is going to blow them up and double check them but so far so good. We just pray that the Lord reveal what is going on in his little body and enable the Dr.s to treat him effectively.

Work. I love my job. I really do. Dental Assisting is a very rewarding position. I love the job pace, the people, the variety, the medical feel, the office work and the sweet friends I work with. I am especially thankful for the friends the Lord has placed in my path. God is so good and so faithful. The drawback to my job is having to work full-time while attending college full-time. It really is a full load. This coupled with being a wife, mom, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. There are days I really wonder how I'm making it but then I hear that soft whisper, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

I'm midway through my semester and so far my grades are up! I'm very proud of my achievements. I have had a career change. I can't remember if I have shared it here or not but I have decided to proceed into the ADN program. The reason I decided not to go forth with the Dental Hygiene program is because of our area and job availability. Jobs are so far and few between and I want to go into a profession that will have lots of opportunity. I haven't fully decided which direction in Nursing I will specialize in but I have lots of ideas floating around through my head.

The exciting part. I have already applied to the RN program at one of our local community colleges. I'm very excited. I go to take the HESI Entrance Exam on Monday the 19th of March. I will find out if I am accepted into the program in mid April. If I am accepted, I have a few classes to take this summer and then I will start the nursing program in the Fall. I will be coming out of work and only going to school full-time until I finish the program. I am so thankful for this. It will be nice to have the extra time to focus and study. It will also be nice to be IN my program of study instead of just taking all of these prerequisites.

However, if I do not get in this time, it will not be a big deal. I will continue to take classes and work through the fall semester and I will be applying to the RN program at a different school in October. If accepted then, class will start in January of 2013 and I'll proceed as mentioned above.

Right now we are working on paying off all extra debt. God is blessing us greatly.

Meadow is doing wonderful in school. I'm very proud of her. She is growing up so quickly, right before my eyes.

Sky is doing fabulous at home in her studies and keeping sweet Treyton at times for Heaven as well. This has been so good for her. I can see Sky maturing and the Lord working in her. I love how the Lord works. It took me so long to realize it. I use to believe I had to preach and force, laying down the law. The Lord has taught me that it is only by His grace and not by my works that He moves. I can't force His hand in anything. I let go of Sky and began praying a long, long time ago. The Lord is moving in her mind, her heart and her life and I'm very excited to see what He has in store for her.

Tony and I are closer than ever. The Lord knows what we've been through but he has led and taught us. I am so thankful for my precious husband. He is the love of my life. My best friend.

This is a long update. It's long over due as well. My life is not perfect. I am not perfect. BUT I serve a perfect God! I love Him and I belong to Him and that alone is what makes all of the difference in my life. He alone is the reason that I am where I am and that I have what I have. I give Him all the praise honor and glory.

And fellow bloggers, I appreciate you reading. Those who know me, those who don't. I just want you to lift our family before our Father in prayer. Pray that His will alone be done in our lives! In return, I pray that the Lord bless you, I know the Father knows your need and that He provide mightily. He is mighty to save!

Now, I'm ready for an iced cold glass of Chocolate Chai Tea!

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