Hello Ya'll, I'm still here, alive and kicking. I focus so much on the "bad" things so much of the time , so today I've decided to focus on the "good things". For starters I have 5 healthy children and I am so thankful. I have 2 great stepsons, Jesse, who is about to get his diploma, and then there's Ricky...Those who know me know Ricky. This morning I went into his room to feed him and to give Rudy a morning off, except I just cant lift him anymore to put him in his chair, to get him ready for school. I decided to put on my new Alan jackson C.D. "Precious memories". So I'm getting him ready and "Blessed Assurance" came on and I started to sing and Ricky started to smile...not the excited, wiggling kind of smile, but the peaceful smile, and the more I sang the calmer he got. I think he enjoyed the music and me singing to him... I begin to think about my grumbling and complaining and the woe is me, that I usually have and I thought about the assurance that I have in the Lord Jesus. The more I thought about it and worked with Ricky, the more I began to thank the Lord for my life, my blessings, and Ricky! I have seen alot of people like Ricky, but I have NEVER seen a happy person like Ricky, except Ricky. He's always smiling, I promise If I told a joke, even tho Ricky would'nt understand it, he'd laugh. He can't do anything for himself, nothing, but he's smiling. Things could have been so much worse. So many C.P. people are combative,the only time Ricky gets even a little defenseless is when he's scared, which , the older he gets grows less and less. Ricky is content no matter what unless he's tired and then he only starts making noises, as if to nudge us , to say I wanna go home! Sometimes I feel burdoned down, cause we don't have a "normal" life, we can't go when we feel like it , or sleep in or just do nothing, cause Ricky has to be fed and changed, its our job, no its our life. But you know it keeps us humble, and you know , when ever I start feeling so sad and feeling like the world is on my shoulders...there's Ricky, smiling, happy, content. Thank you Lord for Ricky, who helps me keep things in prospective, like a constant reminder that God is merciful and good, and even when things seem bad, there not as bad as they could be. In a way we're like Ricky in Gods eyes, were helpless, totally depraved, we can't do anything except what our nature desires apart from God, DEAD in sin, (Ephesians 2:4-9) but God...who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised [us] up together, and made [us] sit together in heavenly [places] in Christ Jesus:That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in [his] kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. We are as helpless as Ricky, spiritually, but God gives us what we need. just like we give Ricky stuff to physically sustain him, God gives us everything to spiritually sustain us. I think I'll sing to Ricky more often...God blessed me this morning! Ya'll have a good Friday.
Man of Sorrows! what a name For the Son of God, Who came Ruined sinners to reclaim. Hallelujah! What a Savior!
Bearing shame and scoffing rude, In my place condemned He stood; Sealed my pardon with His blood. Hallelujah! What a Savior!
Guilty, vile, and helpless we; Spotless Lamb of God was He; “Full atonement!” can it be? Hallelujah! What a Savior!
Lifted up was He to die; “It is finished!” was His cry; Now in Heav’n exalted high. Hallelujah! What a Savior!
When He comes, our glorious King, All His ransomed home to bring, Then anew His song we’ll sing: Hallelujah! What a Savior!
Mic 7:5 Trust ye not in a friend, put ye not confidence in a guide: keep the doors of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom. Mic 7:6 For the son dishonoureth the father, the daughter riseth up against her mother, the daughter in law against her mother in law; a man's enemies [are] the men of his own house. Mic 7:7 Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me. Mic 7:8 Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD [shall be] a light unto me. Mic 7:9 I will bear the indignation of the LORD, because I have sinned against him, until he plead my cause, and execute judgment for me: he will bring me forth to the light, [and] I shall behold his righteousness.
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My Mother has gone to be with the Lord.I Miss her!
Pray for Whitney
"Praise Be to God" I am an "almost" 50 year old woman who's TIRED... I have 5 natural born children 4 boys and 1 girl who's 15 going on 25, who's driving me crazeeeeeeeee, and 3 stepsons, 1 who is 21 and mentally and physically about 6 months old,and 1 (I don't know why I call him foster, he is permanent) little, almost 3 year old boy who is wearing my old rear out ! I also have 3 wonderful grandsons and 2 little princess grand-daughters, who I brag on occasionally. God gave children to young women for a reason. I lost my mother recently and I am really having a hard time dealing with it. My life is a "Soap opera" but its my life. I love RUDY, I love Christopher Mark, I love Matthew Scott, I love Michael Shane, I love Chad Marshall, I love Whitney Rene', I love Rudy II, I love Jess , I love Ricky, I love Noah, I love Lucas, I love Adam, I love Kaleb, I love Alli, I love Dolese, I love Missy, I love Kelly, I love cotton candy, I love burning brush, I love circus peanuts, I love pecan pralines and cream bluebell, I love Iced tea, I love (and collect) sheep I love working in my yard, I love baked potatoes, I love my church, I love my Daddy, I love my sisters and brother, I love my neices and nephews, I love rain! I love wind! I love the Lord Jesus Christ. I am Glenda , I am saved by grace and I have the right to add to this list if I feel like it!