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Indiana, United States
I'm a mother of five of my own children, very blessed adoptive mommy to one, step mother to three! Married to a wonderful man who forgives ALOT! Grammy to 6!I also have the best "kids in law" that I could have! I am blessed to be able to baby sit for our grandchildren a few days a week. I am blessed to be able to NOW stay home full time to take care of our home, children, and grandchildren!!

Monday, February 15, 2010

UPDATES and prayer requests....

We MIGHT be putting in an offer on this little piece of property today or tomorrow. We're fairly certain that this is what we need to do to eventually be out of debt. Yeah, and one of those trees could be REALLY good firewood, huh? It is 1.28 acres and is offered at a very good price. It is a narrow piece of ground but goes to the tree line in the back. The trees are just in the front near the road, so we would have some planting to do! We have also come across a little cottage type house (adorable) that is slated to be torn down. It is currently being used as an office for the construction company that is building on it's original land. I haven't seen the inside of it yet but I think it has to be in decent shape! I am praying for God's guidance in this. It might be possible that we can move it to this location, putting it on a basement to accommodate our family. LOTS of things to pray about, right?
This is my gorgeous daughter in law and her little boy, Dylan, at his 6 year old birthday party! She and my son Aaron now have two little boys, Brody was born in January. She looks fantastic after given birth about 4 weeks ago!
HeeHee...we left for some activity last week and I found that this was on my oldest daughter's car. Her very sweet and precious boyfriend, Ben, put it on there as he left the evening before! I understand it to mean, "I love you eternally!" (and he says that the O is representative of a hug...how cute! He's a keeper...and a new Christian. Last night, they had their devotions together! )
Me and my grandybaby Brody! (Superbowl Sunday...those of us who are Colts fans don't want to talk about it....) Becca is in the background...maybe that's Gideon beside me? The birthday party for Dylan was full of Colts jerseys....
As a surprise, I decorated Roger's desk in his office with all this stuff. I filled the red tin with low fat treats. Other than the snacks, I bought all of these items at Goodwill! I think I spent less than $10. The red bull "talks" and says that he is filled with the "heat" of 1000 hot jalapenos! "Spicy!"
Pretty cute...and a big surprise for Roger when he returned from lunch that day!

As far as another prayer request is concerned, I have found that my older step son is harboring some major anger against me. I came across a list of lies that he has written about me online. It is very very hurtful. Wow...I could have been a "supporting actress" in Cinderella according to him. This is a very difficult time for us as he is in the military very far away. We thought that this would be a time that he would mature but it seems that this is more like a time of "festering" for him. I have come to him many times crying and asking for forgiveness for anything that I have ever done that could hurt him, even unintentionally. I think that things are ok and then I find this. Teenage years are difficult even in the best situations but having a step mom and her girls move into your home has had to be rough for both of Roger's boys. I do believe in discipline, especially when someone is sneaking out at night, attacking his father, (consequently having the police called to our home...) being fired from jobs and expelled from school (some of this happened prior to our marriage.) But none of what he has said about me is true and it is very hurtful and destructive to relationships.
It is hard for my husband, as well, and frankly, I didn't handle this new situation as a loving Christian wife should. I really blew up. I am ashamed that I became so angry. Humanly speaking, my anger is understandable...but I did NOT show Christlike behavior. "WHAT WOULD JESUS DO" when attacked unfairly??? He just stretched out his arms...and died.


  1. Dear Beth,
    I will be praying for you - for the people in your life and the property. All we can do is take it to the Lord and lay it down. My friend Carrie at Farming on Faith has a post today on anger specifically in relation to women - she writes amazing devotions - I'm always saying amen as I read her posts! Her blog is linked to from mine.
    Hope you are over the colts loss! It even featured on our news, my husband says your team was supposed to win!

  2. Oh, you said the "s" word. But I can forgive you, I suppose. I may not have been an Indiannan for long, but I was rooting for the Colts.

    I'm very glad you took a picture of the property, I spent a few minutes staring at it and imagining.

    I'm praying.

  3. Aw, it's been so long since I've held a baby! How fun!

    May the Lord's will be done concerning the property, Beth!

    Remember, Jesus did what He saw His Father doing. There was a time that He cleansed the temple. ♥

  4. Praying for you and your choices now. I wish you well with the property and house. We will just have to see what the Lord has in store for you.
    Praying for your other family matters and enjoyed seeing you hold that baby!
    Blessings to you, Donna

  5. You are too funny! The "s" word was superbowl. As a new HOOSIER (did I spell that right), I was avoiding that word.

    Yes, I got your package on Monday, and I sent you a message via facebook. The new facebook setup does not send notifications when new things happen, so I am not surprised that you did not get my message. Go read it! :-)