Friday, April 23, 2010

Changing With the Season

For those that know me, you know I hate the cold.  It just sinks into my bones and makes me miserable.  I know most people (it seems that way), would rather live with cool weather, love the rain or that crisp breeze hitting their skin when they head out the door in the morning.  Well, that's definitely not for me.

I absolutely love the feeling of the sun shining through my window warming up my arm as I drive in my car.  I love the sunshine when I wake up and I even more so when I come home in the evening after a long night at dance, karate, the store or wherever I've been all day.  It just motivates me to do more after I get home.  It makes me happy.

Spring is kind of right in between.  It's too rainy for one.  It's too crisp in the morning for me but warm enough during the day, most of the time, not like this past week!  I do enjoy the season change while decorating in my booth, that's for sure.  Don't get me wrong.....I totally love CHRISTmas.  It's just the weather I can't stand so that's why I LIKE Spring.  I don't LOVE it, but I do LIKE it.  Summer on the other hand, is my favorite season of all.

I know, I's too hot here in Southern California.  I'm not saying I don't use my air conditioner like mad at home and in my car or that I don't get crabby when my shirt is sticking to my back.  But, I have a funny saying that sums it up for me...."I'd rather be in a Pinto with vinyl seats and no air conditioner in the summer than be cold in the winter."  Call me crazy but that's me.  (Of course, that doesn't include my kids all sweaty and cranky in their car seats....just me, driving around.  Ha-ha!)

So what's my point - you might be wondering by now?  There are some changes for me in the near future, right about the time summer (my favorite season) begins.  I will be moving into my own space at the antique mall beginning in June.  A front window spot even! 

I am very excited and looking forward to the change!

Friday, April 9, 2010

How Blessed Am I?

Tonight my 9 year old daughter, Macy, is testing for her BLACK BELT!  We are so very proud of her to say the least!  My 5 year old daughter, Grace, is also testing tonight.  She will be getting her recommended PURPLE belt!  How awesome is that?! 

I just love how my girls are such "Girlie Girls" and also love the go out and play in the dirt.  Macy would be the one sporting the light-saber and reading Star Wars books after coreographing a new dance to her latest favorite Taylor Swift song.  Grace would wear a skirt and princess crown every single day if I let her while she's digging up worms and accidently pulling the legs off of lady bugs.  Jack on the other hand, can make a tool or weapon out of just about anything, watch out when he gets his hands his little plastic baseball bat!  But what a sweet, little sensitive boy he is...just like his Daddy.

How blessed am I?

Sunday, April 4, 2010

He Is Risen!

Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me, though he may die, he shall live." John 11:25

Blessed be this day, the Lord is risen! It was finished on the cross. Jesus took the sin of the world upon himself. And as He promised, He rose again! He paid the price for us so that we may live. Let go of your burdens, lay them at His feet. The enemy has no power over us. Let Jesus calm your spirit and give you peace. He wants you to live life abundantly. Look for the blessings and stop murmuring about what's not perfect. I am certainly not saying this is easy, believe me! Let's just promise to try a little more each day.

This verse speaks to my heart so literally. Although I miss my husband, Gary, so deeply sometimes my heart just aches....I cannot imagine bearing it alone. The Lord knows me so well. He knows exactly how much I can take. I find such peace....true, comforting peace in my heart....that only Jesus can bring, knowing that Gary is in heaven, with Him.
So, at Easter time, I celebrate my risen Lord, Jesus Christ and all that He has blessed me with. At the same time, I am reminded of my husband's life that is no longer here with us but at home with the Lord. But again He comforts me....

Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me, though he may die, he shall live." John 11:25