The article explains why writers are the worst at just getting started. Please click the link if you are curious. Why Writers Are The Worst Procrastinators.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
I know I need to catch up on this blog. I really want to catch up. I also want to finish my parenting book that I started 5 years ago. Why don't I? I don't know. This article, that I found while postponing my actual writing, might be hint as to the why.
Sunday, November 15, 2015
One of our family pets passed away last night. She had been coughing for a few months, like she had something caught in her throat. J wanted to believe it was allergies, but in the end we think it might have been a growth. Two days ago she ate much less and then yesterday she was inactive.
Jumba wanted to take both dogs on a walk to make her feel better. Around 8 pm he and dad started the walk. Sequoia headed back to the front door and collapsed on the sidewalk. Jumba ran inside to tell the rest of us that he was worried. As most of us stood there with her she looked around and then just stopped all together.
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Good Bye "Coy - ya" as the twins would call you. Thank you for being a patient dog with the young ones. Thank you for protecting our home. Thank you for living your life with us! 2004 - 2015
Monday, November 9, 2015
We have lost another friend to a battle with cancer, we have enjoyed another Miss Brenda visit, we have had another halloween and party, we have been searching for a new home, etc etc. I will blog soon and back date them. I need to express this before I share my prayer request. I am thankful for so many things. I am thankful for a nice home and my husbands fantastic job.
I write this to ask for prayers. I know this will seam incredible silly in relation to all the needs of others in the world and it is why I have not posted anything like this before. I don't like Houston: big shock to anyone reading my blog lol. OK I have never been quiet about that. We moved here being told it would be a two year stay. J left that company after we were here 10 years with them. He just celebrated his 3 year anniversary with his current company last week. He has a great job but the company is based in Houston so we are stuck here.
I keep praying that other options will open up. So far that had not been the case. We have decided that a newer home might be in order for our large family. I struggle with moving anywhere that isn't north of the Mason Dixon line, so I am having a hard time. I don't want to admit we are here and that we will be here any longer. This is silly but it is a real struggle for me.
I miss so many things about other climates and towns. I love the people, I have so many great friends. I love the parish church we are in. I struggle with don't love the weather. I don't love feeling so isolated from extended family. I know we need to move on.
I write this post to ask you to say a little prayer for me. Pray that my prayer is answered and we can once again live elsewhere or pray that I can learn to accept this as God's will and find peace here in Houston. I choke on those words. I need help in accepting this.
See it is silly but I sincerely ask for your prayers. I know that a move will be good for the family but I am holding back.
I sincerely thank you for your prayers.
Friday, November 6, 2015
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
(Order of Christian Funerals, no. 4)
I am sure that Beverly will watch over her kiddos from her new heavenly home and if God allows it she will be there for us as well. I ask that you pray for the repose of her soul and for her family.
"Beverly K, 49, passed away peacefully at her home in The Woodlands, TX surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, November 3, 2015, after her 9 month battle with cancer. Beverly will always be remembered for her generous spirit, her kind and loving heart, and her infectious smile. Beverly was known for her great love of the Lord and his Church, which was exemplified in her daily life. Beverly was born on December 29, 1965 in Shiner, TX. She attended high school in her hometown of Moulton, Texas where she excelled in academics and sports. Beverly graduated from Texas A&M University, class of 1988, with a degree in Ag Economics. After graduation, she worked as a special event planner in the Office of the President at Texas A&M until 1999. Beverly married Gordon K, the love of her life, in 1990, and they joyfully celebrated their 25th Wedding Anniversary in June of this year. Beverly and Gordon were blessed with five beautiful children: J(16), G(14), J (12), MK (10), and C (7). Beverly managed the family home school routine and activities while providing unique educational opportunities and spiritual development for her children.
Beverly was a parishioner at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church where she was active in many organizations, including St. Anne’s Society, St. Martha’s Society, and the Catholic Daughters of America. Beverly was a dynamic part of the Bread of Life Home School Group, a Founding Parent at Frassati Catholic High School, and a Lifelong Member of 4-H.
The Pro-Life Cause was very dear to Beverly’s heart. She twice attended the March for Life in Washington, D.C. and participated in the Catholic Organization of Life. She also was a big fan of 40 Days for Life."
Beverly homeschooled the younger ones while the oldest went to Catholic high school. Her biggest desire in life was for her children to have strong Catholic education. I have no idea how her husband will decided to make that happen, it might be the school attached to our parish or the hybrid homeschool program they were using with the help of a tutor/care giver on the off days. Either way I am sure he will make the the decision that is best and based on this incredible mom's desires. Click here to link to the fundraising page. Beverly's family set up a Go-Fund-Me page in hopes of raising money for the children's education.
ETERNAL rest grant unto her, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon her.
May she rest in peace. Amen.
Monday, November 2, 2015
We all love it when Miss B visits. She is ready for whatever adventure we have. This year she helped us to plan our Halloween party and then was also there to enjoy it with us.
A family favorite treat is the candy apple or the caramel apple. Pooker brought over tons of apples with all kinds of treats. After everyone prepared the apples, caramel and toppings we all had some delicious treats. Pooker was making sure it was fun when she would come over.