Friday, July 30, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
I am so sad that my other NJ loves are coming to an end....I tell you one thing, if I had
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Big Al, you will never know how truly missed you are going to be in this world. There is a huge hole in your absence and you mean so much to Raymond and me. I am so glad you got meet our sweet Georgia. Oh how you lit up when you held her!! Thank you for loving all of the Hamilton boys and their wives as though they were your own grands. We are all so lucky to have known you. You were larger than life and so respected. I will never forget the time that I was in the hospital, and so were you, only floors apart! You were so selfless to send your sweet Ann and Tina to come see me and visit with me even though you needed them much more than I did. You were always so thoughtful like that, and NO ONE will be able to bake your bread like you or make your spaghetti sauce. We still have some in our freezer : ) Please watch over us. Heaven is lucky to have such a wonderful new person walking through the pearly gates. We love you, always.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
So alas I focus all of my energy on this hunk o' Spanish speakin' lovin'........
Friday, July 9, 2010
Today over at Kelly's Korner is Show Us Your Life Bible Verses....I love Kelly's blog. She is so inspirational and always has such fun things over there. This one struck me as so uncanny because just last night Raymond and I were talking about this. We have been doing a small group at our church called Love and Respect and it's a DVD and book driven small group by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs. Our leaders have been wonderful and this seminar has been so instrumental in us reaching a whole new level of understanding, love, respect and communication in our marriage. I HIGHLY suggest any dating, engaged, married couple-troubles or not- go through this. The majority of our small group are sweet sweet couples looking to enhance their marriage through the Word. And there are some that are trying to repair what's been damaged. The dynamic is wonderful and we have learned so much about each other. I get so energized when we leave there! What an awesome feeling!
So this week's Show Us Your Life touches home to me. My favorite Bible verse is one of the verses we used in our wedding:
"And Ruth said, Entreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God: Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the LORD do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me."
I am a natural born leader and there are many aspects of our marriage where I do take the lead (ahem, household cleaning) and I don't mind. There are plenty of things that I gladly relinquish control of and totally hand over the reigns to Raymond because he is good at that. He's great at being my rock and making big decisions without haste and I have 100% trust in him that his decisions are always right for our family. The roles are put in place by natures instincts and I am fine with that most of the time. But I do think that many women crave for our husbands to be the Spiritual leader of our home and I know that it can be hard for some men. It may not come naturally to them, and especially in this instance, it means more than anything when your significant other steps out of their comfort zone and really reaches to be the provider (of whatever it is). In this case, Raymond stepping out and up and taking charge means so much to me. We as humans crave guidance and this is an area where many families need help. They want to be on the right track but how do they get there? For me, whether it's Raymond getting us all up and at 'em on Sundays when I don't feel like going, or taking the initiative and praying for us and for our marriage, watching him read Bible stories to Georgia, looking for resources that will ultimately enhance and not detract from our marriage...all of these things demonstrate to me his love and desire for our marriage to be a God centered union. So you can imagine when I heard this Sanctus Real song "Lead Me," the other day on the radio, tears flooded my eyes when I listened to the lyrics. They had the guys in the studio explaining the story behind the song and it exemplifies what so many spouses go through. Whether you are the leader in your house or not, I am sure you can relate to this somehow. So I included the video on here for you to view....ENJOY!!!
Hope you all have a great weekend!!! We have a busy busy weekend so I will have lots of fun pictures!!! Be safe!!
**I am new to trying to put a video from YouTube on here, so bear with me...I am not sure if it will work**
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
And Annie and Ashley, I have NOT forgotten about your awards....I am in the process of posting them!!!
Monday, July 5, 2010
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!!!!!!!
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Your entire blog family is with you today in spirit and you have millions of prayers being sent your way as you send your sweet baby to be with our Maker. God is good, even when times are hard.