Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A Great Start

We have had a great start to spring break!  I absolutely love being off with my babies!  We kicked off day one with going to the lake to just enjoy some dirt, sunshine, and nature!  We arrived and enjoyed some lunch while waiting on Aunt M, Mag, and Anna to show.  Once they did, we enjoyed conversation, and tons of Anna smiles!  She is a doll!  Then, we piled in the canoe (Randall, Ruthie, Randy, and I) while Mag kayaked.  The kids were not too sure about it.  By the time we headed back to land, Ruthie was liking it.  It was such a gorgeous day!  We were in short and flip flops, which is odd b/c today we are back to the cold! UGH!  We just hung out and played at the playground and the kids just had to take off their shoes and play in the water.  It was too cold for me, but not for these two!

 The booty crack and the fact that Ruthie is squatting in the water just cracked (no pun intended!) me up!
 Sweet baby Anna smiles!

We also visited the aquarium in Tulsa, OK.  We had a great time!  The kids always love getting out and doing new things.  I didn't bring my camera along, so these are photos from my S3.  We ended the night by watching the Great and Powerful Oz.  It was pretty good.  A bit too much for Randy, but it was good!

As you can see, it's been a great start!  I am looking forward to the next five days with my babies!  To make it even better, Daddy is off Friday-Sunday, so we will enjoy time with him as well!

Monday, March 4, 2013


I am so thrilled to be writing this post!  It's been my dream for so, so very long! Sunday was the best mommy day ever!  We had a guest speaker, Bro. Rocky Goodwin.  It was our first service as an organized church.  Our church has been a mission church for 10 years, and we organized Saturday in to our own church.  Bro. Rocky came ready to preach and he was on fire!  We also had guest singers. We had two of the Diamond State Trio singers.  They are amazing.  We were worshiping in song, and the Holy Spirit was there.  We sang "Surely the Presence of the Lord is in This Place."  What a perfect, perfect song!  I could feel the Holy Spirit!  He showed up!

I was crying during the worship service.  It just kept going during Bro. Rocky's message.  When he was speaking on his grand-kids and their salvation, tears were just coming.  I can never hold back the tears when people discuss little souls being saved!  I was sitting there just crying, praying that Ruthie would soon accept Jesus.  We have discussed it with her numerous times.  I have felt like there were times when I pushed her.  I didn't want to.  I wanted Jesus to knock on her heart.  As we were sitting through the service, I noticed she was paying attention.  I think it was hard not to with Bro. Rocky!  He was on a roll!  As it came to the end of the service, Bro. Rocky asked everyone to bow their heads. He prayed with everyone, and helped lead people through the plan of salvation.  At this time, I am bowing my head, praying that Ruthie will feel the Holy Spirit.  As I glance down at her, I see tears in her eyes and she tells me she wants Jesus, and doesn't want to go to hell.  She told me she prayed for Jesus to come into her heart!  PRAISE GOD!  God answered my prayers RIGHT THEN AND THERE!  What a blessing!  Randall nor I could hold back the tears.  I was shaking with tears of joy!  I have never felt so much relief in my life.  We went up front and she told Bro. Troy that she wanted Jesus!  Oh my!  I cried all day long!  Tears of pure joy knowing my sweet Ruthie will be in heaven with me when our time comes!  Every time I look at her, I tear up.  I have been waiting and praying for this day and God answered!  God is so good.

There are many, many worldly things I can give my children; money, toys, clothes, electronics, but only GOD can give salvation. My baby girl is a daughter of the Most High, a child of the King, a queen in the eyes of God, clothed in His majesty, and I pray that she continues to see God's love and let it flow through her into others.  I pray that she sees this as a new start and allows the Holy Spirit to lead and guide her through everything in her life.  There is NO better feeling than knowing where your children will spend eternity.  I am still on cloud nine!

We didn't have evening services, so we went up to Ft. Smith to celebrate!  She picked where we had lunch, went to Creekmore Park, went to Micheal's, Book-a-Million, and truly enjoyed the day!

On the way to Ft. Smith, right after church!

Of course I had to embrace the camera with my girl!
Randy and Ruthie playing at the park!
My lunch box note for her today.
To make today even better, she came home telling me how she was telling others about her salvation.  It did sadden me that one little girl told her that wasn't how you get saved.  I explained to Ruthie that it was.  She knows Jesus is in her heart.  She felt Him!  She is so on fire for God!