Monday, September 15, 2008

CandyMan was baptized yesterday!

It was a really sweet service. I will always remember it.

Toward the end of the service, CandyMan asked if he could go up to the altar to pray. He knew he was being baptized that morning. As he walked up there, I noticed that he was barefoot (he'd left his flipflops under his chair beside me). Almost immediately, GuitarHero followed him. As CandyMan knelt at the altar and bowed his face to the ground, GuitarHero bowed over him. Then "Mr. Dentist" and his son came and laid his hands on them both and prayed over them. And I cried. It was so sweet to watch a brother and men praying over my sons. I was so blessed.

Then to stand and watch my sweet boy be baptized and my church family cheer for him! It was so sweet. So precious.

CandyMan had asked "Mr. Dentist" to baptize him. He is the husband of my small group leader (the one for single women). He watches our children during our group time. He has become a very special man in my children's lives. He blesses them (and thus me) so much! I am so thankful for him!

It was a beautiful Sunday and a blessed day for me as a mother! I have prayed for this child since before he was born. I am so honored to be his mom.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Praying for Texans

I'm sure you are all praying for those in the path of Hurricane Ike. Please pray specifically for my brother and his wife, Brian and Wendy. They live in Houston, TX and have stayed there to try and stick it out. It's going to be bad. They've already been told to expect to be without power for a week or more. My family appreciates your prayers.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Some family pictures

I am pretty bad about not taking pictures of my children anymore. I'm so far behind in scrapbooking and besides the lack of time, I dread starting where I left off (pre-seperation/divorce). I'm afraid it will be painful...
Anyway - even when I take pictures of the kids - I am never in them! So it was great when mom offered to take our picture on Sunday when we arrived at their house after church. I probably shouldn't be posting this, since you'll probably all get them in my Christmas cards (if I get around to sending them!!).
On another note, CandyMan got his first pair of glasses this evening. He was really nervous about it, but after putting them on and seeing how much better he can see - he is thrilled! Here is my smart boy:

Thursday, September 04, 2008

One month can make a big difference!

I haven't blogged much lately because summer break is over and life is up and running again! Crazy busy!! A few friends have asked me how I am doing since my surgery though, so I thought it might be time for a quick update.

I am really doing great! I have completely healed from the surgery and have been released to normal activities. I'm having no problem what-so-ever with my eating, drinking, vitamins, or exercise. I don't have many clothes that fit. I'm having more energy than I've had in a long, long time. I can't tell you how great that I feel!

Most importantly, my relationship with God has strengthened so much as a result of this! I have been able to really let go of my love for food and put that focus on Him. Food is truly for nourishment now. I feel more free than I've ever felt!!

Of course you are wondering about "the number". How much have I lost? Well, sure that is important to me - in that the less that I weigh, the better I'll feel and the healthier I'll be. It is a good number that I'm very surprised and pleased by. But it isn't all about the number for me. So, after one month... I'll give you the pictures:

Before the surgery and One month after the surgery: