Archive for the ‘Me!’ Category

100 Things ~ #2
November 8, 2007

I love this girl!!!


This girl has been my best friend for 25 years!


Aren’t we just too cute for words!


Here we’re saying goodbye to a good friend!


Fresh-faced…


Dancers…


One of many proms together…


Fun times…




Class night…



We just loved doing each other’s hair…


Charleston, SC…



College…


My wedding!

My dearest friend,

We have been through so much together. We’ve had our ups & downs. We’ve been through the valley. We’ve climbed mountains. Words cannot express how very much you mean to me. You will always hold a most special place in my heart. I will always cherish your mothering, commitment, steadfastness, strength, beauty, and love. You’ve taught me so many things and those too will I cherish. I miss seeing and talking to you every day but you will always be right beside me. You are my sister not by blood but by LOVE!

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100 Things ~ # 1
November 6, 2007

I love this man!

My honey and I have been together for almost 15 years. That is half my life ya’ll! I couldn’t imagine my life without him. We’ve grown up together and have been through a lot. Our relationship just keeps getting stronger for everything that we endure together. We met when we were both in high school – he a junior, I a freshman. When we first met we were both actively involved with our church youth groups. Not long after we started dating we both became inactive in our respective churches. Not because of each other and our relationship, but that opened a gate that should have been left closed. I don’t regret the things we’ve done because we have learned and grown from our mistakes. What’s most important is that we are both actively seeking a relationship with Christ. We’ve come a long way and we have so much further to go. And putting God in charge of our relationship is going to be amazing and I can’t wait to see what God has in store for US! I really do love this man and it doesn’t hurt that he is a wonderful father to our two children. And, they adore him, too!!!

Blog Stats
November 5, 2007

As of today:

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That means that this marks my 100th post!!!

I never thought I’d see that day and I’m sure you didn’t either.  I was going strong for several months and starting to find my groove and then…

Well, who knows.  I disappeared.

But, I’m back.  Not 100%, but I’m here.

In true blogging fashion I will post the typical 100 things about ME. But, I will do it a little differently.

Until then, Internets, enjoy your day!

I need your help!
March 1, 2007

What you are about to read may sound very petty to you in regards to the whole scheme of life! But, it is a war that is raging inside me at this very moment and I need to let it out!!!

Libby Lu Makeover!

My daughter is turning six in just a week! Oh my how time flies. Well, we (my MIL & I) have planned her a great birthday party. Our plans were to have a tea party where we would dress them up, do their hair and make-up (like a “LibbyLu” party at home), complete with gloves and hats. Then my MIL is making my daughter a princess castle cake and finger sandwiches, you get the point. It will be a lot of fun for my daughter and the few friends she is inviting. (That’s another story for another time)

So, here is the problem. I keep one of my daughters friends after school. She went to the same pre-school and they are on the same soccer team. Last year the other mom and I decided to do their birthday party together because it is on the same day! Well, this year we talked about and decided against it because there is another little girl in their class with the same birthday.

Ok, so the other mom and I talked about a month ago and I told her what we were planning to do and invited her daughter. She said they were planning to just do a family get together and that her daughter could come.

Tuesday I get a phone call from this other mom and she asks me if we’ve decided what we were doing for the birthday party. Uh, yeah, I told you a month ago what was being planned. Then she asks if my daughter could come to her daughter’s party on that Friday. The day before my daughter’s party. For a homestyle “LibbyLu” party. Come again? Yeah, she is going to have a few girls over to do their hair and make-up and blah, blah, blah.

Ok, so maybe this shouldn’t bother me, but I have to be honest. It ran all over me. Ofcourse, I didn’t tell her that, but I am seriously thinking I need to let her know how I feel about it. I don’t consider this woman a good friend, but I keep her daughter after school! There is some kind of connection there, right?

So, I told my MIL what was going on and now she wants to take the girls TO LibbyLu’s. I called and made the reservations yesterday, but now I’m thinking that I’m being the mean spirited one. And, that is not how God would have me react to this situation. And, I just don’t know what to do.

It bothered me on many different levels, but most important to me is that I feel like she will be taking away from my daughter’s experience. I feel like everything with this woman is going to be a score-keeping game. (For instance – this other mom and her husband have coached the soccer team and for the past two years my daughter was the only one who did NOT know about picture day. So, we missed the first year and this past year we had a game the same day and just happened to make it in the nick of time) I don’t want it to be that way. Maybe I overreacted. Maybe she did it intentionally…maybe she didn’t.

Any words of advice would be welcome. Please be completely honest. If you think I’m crazy – tell me. I really need to make a decision about this. Do we go to LibbyLu or just stick to our original plan? Do I tell the other mom how I feel or not? Please give me your honest opinion! Anything you have to say will be greatly appreciated!

Tuesday Testimony
January 23, 2007

A few days ago I wrote a post declaring my desire to let you get to know me better. And that is exactly what Tuesday Testimony is all about. I will tell you a little about myself every Tuesday until I run out of things to say. Which, by the way, I doubt will happen! 🙂
So, let me begin by telling you that I was born January 28, 1978 to a single mom. She was married at the time but the divorce became final a few months after I was born. I have a brother who is 7 years 11 months older and moved to live with our father when I was only eight years old. This happens to be the same year I met my biological father for the very first time. My paternal grandparents, biological father, and brother all live in Florida. And, excluding my brother, we all have a strained relationship. A few short months ago I contacted my grandmother through email and we have been keeping in touch. But, we hardly know each other at all. My grandfather and I have spoken sporadically over the last 20 years, but I love him nonetheless. My relationship with my father is difficult to explain and I’m still trying to work through it all and come to peace with the situation. But, my brother and I are pretty close considering our circumstances. We stay with him and his wife when we vacation in Florida and they stay with us when they come to Tennessee. We talk on the phone regularly, although I talk to his wife way more than him. But I love them dearly and am hoping that they will find their way back to Tennessee! (They are working on it)
My maternal grandparents were such wonderful people. They helped my mom to take care of me and my brother and for many years my grandfather was the daddy I never had and always wanted. That is until my mom met my step-dad. We’ll call him Papa Dave. Papa Dave and my mom met when I was seven or eight years old. They dated for a few years and were married in December of 1989. Let me back up just a little ~ my maternal grandparents both passed away in 1988 – just six months apart. This was devastating to me and was my first encounter with death. I still miss them.
Back to ’89 – I liked Papa Dave, but he was invading my space and stealing my mama!!! I gave him a really hard time at first, but was easily won over by his enormous heart. It was new to both of us, but we made it work beautifully. Of course, it wasn’t all roses all of the time but it was a beautiful relationship I will cherish for the rest of my life. I wrote a little about his passing here if you’d like to read it. It is still very painful after 10 years. And I am sure I will write about him more often.
My mom is a wonderful person with a gigantic heart and she has had some pretty hard knocks in her life. But, her motto is “Everything happens for a reason and this too shall pass!” I just love that about her. She is incredibly strong and she makes me proud! She truly is one of my very best friends and I can turn to her when I am at my wits end and she can fix me right up. She raised me with morals and faith in God and I will forever be grateful to her for that!
So, I’ve shared a little about me; mostly about my early childhood so far. But, like I said, I plan to make this a weekly thing. So, before you know it you will know way too much about me! 😉 Please feel free to ask me anything you’d like to know more about. I will gladly share with you! Thanks for taking time to read about my life!