May 30, 2013


Oh what a day. I've been so anxious to see where I placed in this RN class of . I'm not even sure why. I mean really, what difference did it truly make. I guess in a way it'd bring me pride to place highly but I knew it wouldn't change my decision to start school back as soon as June.

I got the news.

I placed 9th out of 30.

I was astonished.

I'm very proud of myself.

I'm more confused than ever.

I've come so far and learned so much and it shows.

Even still, my husband feels I should wait. I have to say I have much peace with that. So what I have done is postpone my placement until the September term. This still gives me the option of going back to nursing school if we decide this is where God is leading me and gives me the summer off to rest and pursue other dreams.

I never knew it'd be this hard.

May 29, 2013

So Indecisive and Yet so Sure

May has flown by. I've enjoyed tons of fresh Strawberries. I'll hate to see them go. I have two fresh gallons now waiting for me to cap and make homemade jam, beverages, and desserts. Yummy. :)

Today I helped a close friend paint her new shop she is opening in July. I am so swollen and sore but had a great time.

School for Meadow is over in 2 days. Let the summer begin.

Tomorrow I find out where I place in the RN program at ITT out of 30 students. I'd made up my mind that I was not going back. Now, I think it depends on where I place. I'll be sure to update and let everyone know.

I'm thinking of teaching. It's what I really wanted to do in nursing anyway. Get my Master's so I could teach. But right now who knows. I'm taking the summer off.

I am working out of my home for a company now. I'm just getting it off the ground but at the same time I'm job hunting. Looking for anything really. Dental Assisting, retail, wherever. If my home business takes off I'll just stay home and help my friend Kimmie with her new store that I mentioned above.

The Lord is wooing me. I feel Him nudging me, calling me back to Him. I've been so lost and so backslidden. I'm so bitter towards churches. So confused on denomination. I'm praying again, reading His word, remembering to listen for Him direction. I know I have some serious prayer warriors praying for me. Thank-you. Thank-you so much. Through my depression and medications it's been a numbing experience and feeling conviction just disappeared for a long time. I've said many times I've just been wandering. All that wander are not lost. Yet, that is what I've felt. Unsettled. I'm so grateful to feel convicted for things. I'm on a journey. I have no idea where I'm headed but God does. He is in control.

I'm not looking back. I'm looking forward. I know there are great things coming.

Forgive me Father. Strengthen me to persevere. Lead, guide and direct me. I desire to be in Your perfect will.

 Jude 1
King James Bible

Greetings from Jude

Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called: Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.

God's Judgment on the Ungodly
Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.

I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not. And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities. Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee. But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves. Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core. These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.

And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him. These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage.

A Call to Persevere
But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit. But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. And of some have compassion, making a difference: And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.


Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.

May 20, 2013

Mimi's Little Man

Treyton going on 3. Loves his Fedoras. 

May 18, 2013

Free Birthing Package worth $600

There is a contest happening on facebook. The winner will get a $600 birthing photo package. As you all know my daughter Heaven is expecting her second born in October. This package includes maternity photos, the actual birth photos, and newborn pictures. This is an awesome opportunity for them. All you have to do is follow this link and vote for Matt and Heaven Dalton. I would really appreciate it! You must have a facebook to vote. And please share it on your page and encourage your friends to vote for them as well! Thank-you so much!

Absence in May

Sorry I've haven't had a chance to update here during this beautiful month of May.

I'm keeping my precious grandson Monday-Thursday each week and have been keeping a good friend's two little ones here and there as well. That, along with class reunions, the Honduras Coffee Shop on some Friday nights, taking small dates with my sweet husband-riding out onto beautiful land with gorgeous rivers, visiting my dear mother in law and her hubby, cooking dinners and pies. (I've been on a pie kick. Did I tell you that? I don't think I did. Homemade chocolate pies, strawberry pies, oh yummy!).

I try hard to share my adventures here on my blog for various reasons. Mainly as a dairy, so that one day my family, my children, and grandchildren can come back here and read my life in my words. It's a wonderful way to journal memories, thoughts, events, and pictures. The beautiful weather of the month and the many events taking place have detoured me.

I've just been wrapped up in life. It feels good. I cannot explain the welcome feeling I have toward the spring and the summer coming. I immensely enjoy the outdoors. We are talking about trying to get a camping trip together. I love camping next to the rivers in our area. I live in such a beautiful place. I need to spend more time taking pictures and sharing them with you.

Yesterday, I went to the Doctor with my oldest daughter Heaven. She is 16 weeks pregnant. She has been very sick-which reminds me so much of me with my own pregnancies. She has lost weight and not gained. She is beginning to have a few good days here and there, so I'm hoping as she progresses further into her 2nd trimester she will continue to feel better. The next appointment in June we will learn of her babies gender! She has a girls name all picked out but a boys name is nowhere in the future. lol She isn't sharing names just yet, because the last time she shared a girls name that she had chosen it was taken by a close friend. This time, she is savoring it until the last moment.

Savannah has gotten her a car, a 2003 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible and is working for a friend of mine. She is still hunting another job to fill in the gaps but I'm very proud of her.

Meadow is ready for the summer. Only two more weeks maybe of school?

My husband and I have spent this last year falling in love all over again. July 4th will be our 20th year Anniversary. We have had some great years and just a couple of really down ones. The Lord has held us together tightly and He enables our hearts to be forgiving and understanding. He has given us patience with one another and time, and time has been the best friend to us of everything. Time is a bond in itself. The love we share now is different than the love we shared in the beginning. It's only something that someone who has experienced can understand because words just can't describe the meaning. I'm most thankful for my husband, my very best friend. I love him so much. I have so respect for him. He is such an honorable man. He makes me a better woman. Marriage, it is a wonderful thing. I'm blessed beyond measure that ours has lasted and is still going strong.

I guess in this post what I'm sharing is that I have learned to love life again. For a while there I was so caught up in becoming a nurse that I left all else and forgot how to enjoy life. My happiness depending on passing or failing. For now, I'm taking a break. It's just the 18th of May so the next month may hold a different foretelling. School will either go back June 17th or the middle of September. Me, well I'm going with the flow. I'll decide when the time comes.

For now, I'm going to get in the shower and get ready to go on the mountain. I'm keeping my grandson tonight, picking up my mother-in-law and going to hear my husband sing in his blue grass gospel group and spend some time with the Lord.

(And a note to my sweet friend Debra, thank-you from the bottom of my heart for your comments. They warm my soul and put a smile on my face. Your friendship is precious to me. I apologize for being away so long and missing your encouraging words. Please know that I cherish them. Hugs to you.)

May 1, 2013

A Poem for May

May is so beautiful:
Orchards are fair;
Branches of fruit trees
Make gardens of air.
Flowers of fragrance
Bloom in the light;
Fall like the snowflakes
Showering white.
Orchards of heaven
Grow with a grace,
And like a blessing
Perfume the place.
Each tree in blossom,
Each lovely spray,
In this month of Our Lady,
Bring glory to May.
Helen Maring
The Magnificat. Volume LXVIII. Number 1. May 1941

Bring on the May!