Sundays are usually our favorite day of the week. We go to church in the morning. Then out to brunch. Sometimes with my in-laws, sometimes not. Then we head home for some family vegetation. Family nap time. Danny will predicable put some game or another on TV and within an hour he's snoozing. I usually put everything domestically related off until Monday. If the weather is nice the kids and I will be outside sunning or planting flowers or bulbs. If the weather isn't good for outdoor activities I will settle kids in our room with a DVD. They love relaxing on mom and dad's bed. It's big a squishy. I will then settle myself on the couch with the book of the moment. Currently I am reading "Rapture". Book 3 of the Left Behind prequels. I've read 12 of the 13 Left Behind books. I loved them. I have to say though. The scared me. Knowing where I had been spiritually. I would have been left behind for sure. Now though I am not worried. I accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as my personal savior as has my husband. We raise our children in a Christ centered home. I look forward to the coming of Christ. I cannot wait to bask in his glory.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
I love the quiet early mornings. I get up about an hour before anyone else in the house. This is my well deserved "me" time. I love to sit outside with my first cup of coffee and watch the sun come up. Soon hubby will be up and it's go go go from there. Babies to change, wash and feed. A school lunch to make and a toast or bagel with Danny before he's off to work. I love mornings.
Last night for dinner we had corn on the cob. I know that doesn't sound very interesting but let me explain. There was a time when, like all children, our eldest daughter was missing her front teeth and eating corn on the cob was, if not hillarious, just plain impossible. So we started talking about it and soon we were all in hysterics remembering Emily and her missed rows of corn. You probbaly had to be there but trust me it really was funny. Sometimes I just am amazed by her, as I am with all of my children, I watch her do her homework or play with the babies and I wonder where my little girl went. She's not grown by any means but she is growing into a fine young lady. She's maturing rapidly and sometimes we'll be driving in the car, talking about things and suddenly I miss the little child she use to be.
This weekend Danny has a 4 day weekend and we're packing up the children and heading to our cabin in Snoqualmie. I am so excited about it. We've only been up there twice so far this year. It's a wonderful family time and there is nothing more important than family time. It's our time for reconnecting and refueling. Danny will take Emily fishing and the babies and I will search for butterflies and bugs of all sorts. None poisonous I hope lol. We have friends who own the cabin a few houses down and they will be up as well. We've got a little bbq planned. After dinner we'll roast marshmellows and made smores. They have a little boy Emily's age so she'll have someone else to play with besides mom and dad.
So as I hear movement in the house I shall say good morning to the masses and head off.
God bless all who read this.
Posted by Paige at 4:39 AM
Monday, May 24, 2010
Where do I begin?!?!?!
I have been way way out of touch with the blogging world for a long time. I started a blog years ago as a way to help myself through a very difficult time in my life. I had cancer. There were times I didn't think I would make it through. I finally decided to let them do the mastectomy. That, I believe, is what saved my life. Afterwards I did a lot of soul searching. I looked deap into myself and really saw myself. It didn't look very good to be perfectly honest. I hadn't been happy for a very long time. I feel as if I'd been treading water and slowly drowning. So, I made some changes. Very drastic changes. I'm talkin, not even the same person, changes. Seriously.
The first change I made was to get right with myself. Accept the things I can't change and change the things I can. So, I did. I started first with my religion. I had been involved in the ocult for a long time. The very scary thing is that I enjoyed it. I studied it and became a high ranking member of my group. I won't go into detail about what it was or how I got there. The important thing is that I am out. After my father passed away I really began to search for where I truly belonged. Oddly enough one afternoon I found myself sitting in my mother's pastor's office pouring out my heart and soul. Life for me changed in that afternoon. I got my sorry butt back into church where I belonged and it wasn't long before I was kneeling at the alter praying with that same pastor. Asking the Lord to forgive me of everything I had done in my life. I was baptised 2 Sundays later. My oldest daughter now askes me when she can be reborn. Her way of saying born again. I tell her when it's her time the Lord will tell her.
Another major change I made was my sexuality. I had been living the life of a lesbian for all or most of my adult life. It was in the pastors office that magical day that I changed that part of myself as well. A few months after I was baptised a new man walked into our church and because I was involved in the new believers social group I was one of the first to meet him. I won't go into detail of his life and what brought him through our doors but it wasn't long before he made his way into my heart. 8 and a half months later I became Mrs. Daniel Landry and I have never been happier in my life. We now have 3 children. My daughter whom he adopted and 2 we adopted together. Cancer left me unable to have more children. Riley entered our life a year ago at the age of 18 months and 6 months ago Mason came to be our son at birth.
I am so madly in love with my life and all that are in it. Words just can't express.
Posted by Paige at 9:04 PM