Saturday, May 11, 2013

You know she's a best friend when...

An archived post that's just too funny not to share since it never uploaded last time...

You know she's a best friend when....She wants to know all about this new guy your dating. You give her info. Her follow up; "would this be an inappropriate time to make a murder joke"? ... Proceeded by "great! And hey, if it doesn't work out he should know multiple creative ways to kill ya and hide the body w/o anyone being suspicious!"

Thanks, Sarah :)

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Cardboard Testimony

Hey all, just wanted to share something real quick. This is my cardboard testimony that I shared at Easter services while singing "This Blood". There were approximately 10-15 of us who shared our personal testimony of how Jesus helped turn our trials into triumphs and safety. 

He was wounded for our transgressions, and nothing but the blood of Jesus can wash away our sins or heal our soul.

Simple. Straightforward. In your face. 12 words or less. Impact. (The bottom pic should be on top, but oh well.)

Saturday, January 05, 2013

MY Aunt Cat

Treasuring the fact that my eldest Goddaughter still claims me as HER aunt cat, and no one else can compete with her love for me!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Wecome to the world, McKinley Cait!

My beautiful bestie gave birth at 2:39pm on 11/9/12 to a healthy baby girl McKinley Cait. She was 7lbs 8oz 20" long... Precious as they come!

Friday, November 09, 2012

Instincts and intuition

Well, one of my besties will be 40wks pregnant Monday, and was scheduled for induction that day. Something made me wake up to the vibration of my phone text... Which I normally ignore. She's at the hospital with strong contractions. I felt it! Come on McKinley! Give your momma a break and let her have an easy delivery, minimal pain and happy baby! Can't wait to meet you!

<3 aunt cat

Friday, October 26, 2012

One year: Our family chain is broken

They say memories are golden Well maybe that's true But we never wanted memories We only wanted you.

A million times we've needed you A million times we've cried If love alone could have saved you You never would have died.

In life we loved you dearly In death we love you still In our hearts you hold a special place No one could ever fill.

If tears could build a staircase And heartache build a lane We'd walk the path to heaven And bring you back again.

Our family chain is broken And nothing seems the same But as God calls us one by one The chain will link again.

~autthor unknown

We miss you Rachel!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Did I grieve, or just get it done?

This past week leading up to the one year anniversary of the death of my sister in law at 34 has been wreaking havoc on me.

Just how many people do you know of that break down in tears at the county clerks office? Switching the title over from her name to his... Damn, that made it real... Very real.

After that I've had short bouts of tears for no reason. At the time; it was all mechanical. This, this, this, and that needs to be done. No time to think, no energy to allow for tears or weakness. I needed to be the strong one for my brother. I don't regret doing any of it one bit, but as the day gets closer (Friday, the 26th)... The more evident it becomes to me that I never really grieved... I just did what needed to be done.

I was driving to pick him up at work today the song "his mercies" came on the radio, and set me off AGAIN.

The song itself is beautiful, but this particular portion really hit me and reminded me that hey, you are still needed where you are, this is the purpose I have for you right now. Do not question.
" Cause what if your blessings come through raindrops, What if Your healing comes through tears, What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You're near, What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise"

I trust your trials, Lord, I do...  Well, I do my best.

Friends, fellow bloggers, please remember us, pray for us, my bro especially, and my whole family as we make it through the end of our first year without her.