Monday, October 3, 2011

Miscellany Monday

     I'm sorry this post is so late. When I got home from work dinner, dishes, mopping, etc. took the priority. I have a lot to talk about tonight, so let's begin....

1.) The movie Courageous was so good. Besides Fireproof, it is definitely one of my new favorite movies and one that I would highly recommend, especially for men. The producers did such a good job getting their message across and tying it all together. My prayer after seeing the film is that more men would step up to the plate and be the Spiritual leaders of their home. I feel so blessed and thank God often for the fact that even though my husband may not have a relationship with his biological father, he knows his Heavenly Father intimately and is walking courageously each day with Him. My heart longs for the day I get to see Jeff father our children, and I know he is going to make a wonderful Daddy. He leads me so well and I know he will our children as well. After seeing the movie we had the opportunity to meet and get our picture taken with TC Stallings. TC plays the thug in the movie and he is from Louisville. He said that it was experiences that he had in his past that helped him land the part. He grew up in a gang related neighbor in Cleavland, OH where he never had a chance to meet his brother as a child because he was in jail, and just recently reconnected with his biological father as he was a drug addict. TC said he would ask God many times why he had to be placed in his family and live in such a violent environment, and many years later he now knows the answer. I am so excited I can finally post pictures!

This is a great song by Casting Crowns and is the theme song for the movie.

2.) The Fall party was so much fun. It was so good to see all of my family members and enjoy some excellent food together.

 My sweet husband and me.
 My cute little cousin Izzy with her hot chocolate mustache.
She then decided she wanted me to take a picture of her cross-eyed. She is hilarious.
My dearly loved Mom and Dad.
My sweet cousins (from left) Emily and Hannah. These girls are like my sisters and we have so much fun together. I love them both so much.
My favorite aunts Tammy and Beverly.

3.) Jeff and I get to serve at Shine on Friday night. Shine is a prom for adults with disabilities that my church hosts. This will be the second year for the event. We were able to be apart of the event last year as well, and it is an absolute blast. I truly believe with all my heart that we, the volunteers, get a bigger blessing than the participants. I have to say that it is by far, one of the most humbling experiences I have ever had. It makes me want to cry just thinking about it. I will never forget one experience in particular that I had last year. There was a man with multiple sclerosis who had a tray on his wheelchair with different pictures on it as a way to communicate. He was trying to tell his escort what it was that he wanted and she was having a difficult time trying to understand him. After a couple of minutes he began to point to the side pocket on his wheelchair where he kept a notebook. The escort got the book out and he handed it to me along with a pencil. I wrote him a short message and read it to him. I will never forget the smile on his face and the excitement that he had over something so simple. It made me realize that I am so guilty of taking advantage of the simple things in life, and put things into a new perspective for me. The theme this year is Under the Sea, and we are supposed to dress up accordingly.  I am going to be a pirate and Jeff is going to dress in Hawaiian/ Surfer attire. Not to worry, I will have pictures of this! 

      Well, I suppose since it is almost 10:00 I will end. I have to get up early in the morning and still have a few things to do before bed. Thank you all so much for taking time out of your day to read my posts. I really appreciate it. I most definitely do not have all of the answers for this journey called life, but I am humbled to be walking right along with you all. My prayer is that you will be encouraged and grow closer to Him. My love goes out to you all!

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