Saturday, February 13, 2010

The Legend of St. Valentine part 2

........."Valentinus, does God really hear our prayers?" Julia asked one day.
"Yes, my child, He hears each one," he replied.
"Do you know what I pray for every morning and every night? I pray that I might see. I want so much to see everything you've told me about!"
" God does what is best for us if we will only believe in Him." Valentinus said.
"Oh, Valaentinus, I do believe,"Julia said intensely. "I do."

She knelt and grasped his hand. Then they prayed together.
Suddenly there was a brilliant light in the prison cell. Radiant, Julia cried, "Valentinus, I can see! I can see !"

Praise be to God!" Valentinus exclaimed.
On the eve of his death, Valentinus wrote a last note to Julia, urging her to stay close to God, and he signed it " From your Valentine."

His sentence was carried out the next day, February 14, 270 A.D.. Near a gate that was later named Porta Valentini in his memory. He was buried at what is now the Church of Praxedes in Rome.
It is said that Julia Herself planted a pink-blossomed almond tree near his grave. Today, the almond tree remains a symbol of abiding love and friendship. On each February 14, St. Valentine's Day, messages of affection, love and devotion are exchanged around the world.

Friday, February 12, 2010

I learned how to thread my Serger!

Day of Rest here.
The morning spent learning how to use my wonderful serger that I have owned for three years maybe.
The cover stitch was easy this 4 thread was a bit more tricky.
The video must of been run 5 times and rewound and paused 50 times but it has been accomplished!
YA!

I am beginning to feel a bit better. 
Rest rest rest
the order of the day.
Hope your all well and comforted in knowing how very much Your maker loves you.
No matter the trial
:)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Thankful Thursday *Love*

Each morning rising to the time aside with my friend and Father, Abba God.
Time in the scriptures and rest before my busy days begun.


Days of ability to do what is necessary and then to rest to restore health.


All I have need of with divine appointments and scheduling of events. Far beyond what we could of achieved alone.


Health is being restored to me inch by inch, breathing treatment by treatment. Antibiotic by rounds and I am restored to you oh God and to health.


Each morning the passages that call to me fill my cup up.
I am grateful.
Resting.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Dove Sleep Study

We got her in on Sunday night and they have no school Monday! So Perfect!

I am home now and will rest the rest of the day. I canceled the kids dental cleanings for this afternoon to rest.

Little Dove's Blood draw

Yesterday we awoke and found ourselves only 5 minutes after the doors opened in a very long line. We missed the window for her fast. Steve stayed home from work and missed and hour to tend to Dash.

Last night I kept her up and stuffed her until 10 p.m. This morning I awoke very early after being up in the night with a sore throat, thankfully it is much better. I took some "Airborn" a teachers anti cold remidy. I got Steve"s lunch made with the last two slices of bread (all I have need of).
Dash awoke He was up as I was putting on my boots. I got Steve and Dove up. The three of us were out the door by 6:20 and in the hall sitting on the cold for for 30 minutes first in line! Two of the employees came and I made kind to them. They were kind in response at our entry. Try to help them start their day. While we were waiting the kids had thumb wars and played tick tack toe. It was very peaceful. I love my kids!!!!!!
At 7 a.m. we got in first. At least fifteen people in tow behind us. All signing in behind and the waiting area was full in 5 minutes. We had our paper work done from yesterday.

Dove was amazing as was the phlebotomist he was kind and sweet to the kids. I asked him his name and called him by it. Dove just sat herself down even watched him insert the needle. He used a line for the switching of the tubes. She did not even flinch. How proud she was to do so. No tears as this 12 year old walks out into this full lobby. Badge of courage on her arm smiling. As was I! We were done at 7:07!

This test is to check her IRON levels. The sleep specialist said that on most blood test the low iron does not get flagged because the low is "just" within the norm. Restless Leg/full body is helped with iron supplements if your low. Use care though that you do not use too much it can cause other problems if you get too much.

I took the kids to the Golden Arches and we had breakfast. Dash was stunned for the breakfast burrito was only around a third of the size of what I make him each morning. That kid does burn those calories. I shared some of mine with him.

When we walked in Daddy man rang just at that moment just in time to praise the kids. They had 15 minutes to play and then off o the buss stop! Here I am exhausted and happy. I have to leave again at 10a.m. and then the kids will be home short day. They get there teeth cleaned at 4 p.m.! So I will sit here or go lay down but do nothing for an hour and 45 minutes! Come home later and rest until they get back.

Can you just imagine an 8 year old and a 12 year old (who was up until 10p.m.) getting up and in the truck amenable and helpful! Boy I am so blessed!

No word on the sleep study yet. It is hoped by the specialist for this Friday. I will keep a clear schedule and just rest all day tomorrow. I will have to sleep in a chair all night if so. I must get as much rest as I can. I still have two days of steroids and 6 days more of antibiotics. I have got to get over this it has been almost a month sick now. Upper respiratory can take time. I must find a way to rest more. Those steroids make me feel like I have supper powers.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Legend of St. Valentine

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The story of Valentine's Day begins in the third century with an oppressive Roman emperor and a humble Christian martyr. The emperor was Claudius II . The Christian was Valentinus

Claudius had ordered all Romans to worship twelve gods, and he had made it a crime punishable by death to associate with Christians. But Valentinus was dedicated to the ideals of Christ, and not even the threat of death could keep him from practicing his beliefs. He was arrested and imprisoned.

During the last weeks of Valentinus' life a remarkable thing happened. Seeing that he was a man of learning, the jailer asked whether his daughter, Julia, might be brought to Valentinus for lessons. She had been blind since birth.

Julia was a pretty young girl with a quick mind. Valentinus read stories of Rome's history to her. He described the world of nature to her. He taught her arithmetic and told her about God. She saw the world through his eyes, trusted in his wisdom, and found comfort in his quiet strength.

to be continued...

Monday, February 8, 2010

News on the sleeping problem of my child

Much has happend today with Dove. I took her to the specialist. In the morning early I take her for a blood draw. I am getting them to bed. Steve is at Bible Study and no time to blog.
Possible sleep apnea
Or low iron
or restless leg/ full body syndrome.
A sleep study is hoped for Friday Please pray we can get that appointment. The specialist is going out of town for a month so if the study gets done then and the blood work done we may happen to get answers before she leaves.
It may also be anxiety from apnea or just from phyc. stuff

I am so tired and must get these guys to bed and myself as well.
Breathing treatments and anti biotic is helping me slowly on the mend it is so hard to rest and take my ease.
Think I have a recliner Friday night to sleep next to her while they wire her up and ask her to sleep. Fun. Bless God for the privilege to get my girl the help

Sunday, February 7, 2010

My little Hippy

 
Dress up day at school 
My little hippy.
Those are actually my real boots of the late 1970's!
 
tea
 

Holy COW!!!!!!!!!!!!
Steve installed a new operating system on my machine.
Window 7 ultimate
My computer has been giving me fits for a long time now . Crashing at every effort to post to the point that posting was becoming a task. It is so nice now and down loading photos as it should. Maybe now I can get back to blogging as I love too. I have been very discouraged trying to succeed at posting images.

Older women likewise teach the younger women...

• how to love their husbands
• how to love their children
• how to be self-controlled
• how to be pure
• how to be keepers at home
• how to be kind and submissive (not subservient) to their own husbands. (See Titus 2:3-5)

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By Maya Angelou

'A woman's heart should be so hidden in Christ
That a man should have to seek Him first to find her.'

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not shouting 'I'm clean living,'
I'm whispering 'I was lost, Now I'm found and forgiven.'

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I'm weak and need His strength to carry on.

When I say.. 'I am a Christian' I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are far too visible, but God believes I am worth it.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I still feel the sting of pain...
I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon His name.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not holier than thou,
I'm just a simple sinner Who received God's good grace, somehow!

Words have power. Here are a few of my favorite sayings.

  • A warm cup of tea is like a cuddle with a friend.
  • The North American Indians have a more eloquent word for ‘friend’ than we do in English. In their language, the word for friend literally means, “the one who carries my sorrows on his back.”
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  • The sage anticipates things that are difficult while they are easy, and does things that would become great while they are small. All difficult things in the world are sure to arise from a previous state in which they were easy, and all great things from one in which they were small. Therefore the sage, while he never does what is great, is able on that account to accomplish the greatest things."
  • "HOME IS WHERE YOUR STORY BEGINS"
  • “Live so that when your children hear these words they think of you… Fairness Caring Integrity Honesty Love Trust.”
  • "O Lord help my words to be gracious and tender today, for tomarrow I may have to eat them."
  • "No man has ever been shot while doing the dishes"

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