Saturday, November 23, 2013

Words of Wisdom...

I have never thought of myself as one who is good with words or good at being able to express my feelings. Today isn't going to be any different.

2 years ago Dudley and I decided that we were ready to start down the road of expanding our family. We weren't in a hurry. We just decided to let love lead. A year passed and nothing was happening, so this past January we decided to talk to my doctor just to make sure everything was okay. We went through all the initial testing and everything seemed great. This left us really wondering, if everything looks great why aren't we getting pregnant??

It was decided that we would start seeing an infertility doctor to see if there was anything more we could do. Long story short, I have been on two different cycles of treatment, both of which produced results, but I still didn't get pregnant.

Throughout all of this we would pray that if God wanted us to have a baby He would allow it to happened. He knew our hearts and our desires. We really thought we were letting God lead.

Jump to now:
We have been on such an emotional roller coaster not knowing what to think when God sent us the right people at the right time.

It was brought to my attention my someone I love, admire and look up to,  that maybe we were letting getting pregnant take the place of God in our lives. At the time we didn't realize that is what we were doing, but looking back now that it is exactly what we were doing. It was consuming every part of my life. When this person shared their thoughts with me it was exactly what I needed to hear. From that moment on, Dudley and I made the decision to get our focus back on God. We needed to remember that He is who makes us whole.

We have since decided to stop fertility treatments for now and just let God lead. We know that he has a plan for us and we just need to love and adore Him. He knows what is best and all we can do is trust  him fully.

I write this mostly to remind myself of Isaiah 55:8-9 "'For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares The Lord.' 'As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.'" And of Romans 5:3-5 " we also rejoice in our suffering, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us."

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

My Oh My!

I guess the first step is to admit when you haven't succeeded. So, I admit, I bit off more than I could chew when it came to keeping up with this blog. I thought I could keep up with it, but as you can see...I could not. It has been a month now since my last entry, and I have to be honest with you, life has just gotten in the way.

There have been so many different stressors throughout this month that I just haven't felt like updating. It wasn't because I wasn't thankful for anything, but that other things were getting me down.

With all that being said, I have to say that I am very thankful for how some of those stressors have turned out. There have been several instances where I am 100% confirmed in my belief that God does things in advance that we may wonder about, but it always turns out for the best. Why we ever worry is something I will never understand, but I am glad God is in control of all aspects of my life!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Ups and Downs....

It has been 10 days since I have last posted, and there are reasons why.

These last 10 days have really had their ups and downs, and frankly I have not posted on purpose. Some of those days have been great while others have left me with a heavy heart. So I am going to put what I am thankful for in one post....

March 1-10, 2013

Day 121-131: I am thankful that God knows what is going on in my life and all I have to do is trust and have faith in Him. He is there for me when my days are going well. I can praise Him for allowing things to go well in work and life. However, I must always remember to praise Him through the hard times!

 Romans 5:1-5

Thursday, February 28, 2013

February 20-28

February 20, 2013

Day 112: Today, I am thankful it is the half-way through the week today!

February 21, 2013

Day 113: I am thankful that Dudley and I both have jobs!

February 22, 2013

Day 114: I am thankful for the opportunities I was given in high school to share my singing talent. Tonight, I went good 'ole MHS for the show choirs community night and the memories came flooding back. Knowing what I know now, I really took for granted the opportunities I had to better myself and do more with my singing. Hindsight is 20/20, right?

February 23, 2013

Day 115: Today, I am thankful that I live close to most of my family. It is very nice to be so close when things good or bad come up.

February 24, 2013

Day 116: I am thankful for the power of a song. I am a firm believer that songs often emote the emotion we may be feeling. I have find myself hearing the right song at the right moment it needs to be heard. Songs and music speak directly to my heart and my emotions!

February 25, 2013

Day 117: I am thankful for friends you can get together with and help each other out no matter the need.

February 26, 2013

Day 118: Today, is a hard day to find something new to be thankful for because it was a rough day, and I keep going back to being thankful for Dudley and his listening and understand ear.

February 27, 2013

Day 119: I am thankful for sweet little boys who have no control over their own lives and yet they still can smile and tell me they love me...Wish things were different for him

February 28, 2013

Day 120: Today I am thankful for God being in control of things!!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013


February 16, 2013

Day 108: I am thankful for time spent out away from the house and stresses of life!

February 17, 2013

Day 109: I am thankful for Dudley's job!

February 18, 2013

Day 110: Today, I am thankful for peace of mind in knowing that even though things don't go our way, or in our timing....God's got it! He knows what He is doing and all we have to do is trust in him!

February 19, 2013

Day 111: Today I am thankful for 3:30! I don't say that a lot, but today has been a rough day and I am just ready to head home!

Friday, February 15, 2013


I know I am way behind this month, but in my defense I tried to update a while ago and blogger wouldn't let me. I kept trying and trying and finally I gave up. So here we go:

February 6, 2013

Day 98: Today I am thankful mornings that are quiet and productive. 

February 7, 2013

Day 99: I know I have been thankful for this before, but oh well... Today I am thankful for Dudley. Today is his birthday, and I am glad God created him! I would be lost without my best friend!

February 8, 2013

Day 100: I am glad that I have made it through the first 100 days of blogging. It may not have always been right on the correct day, but I have stuck with it!

February 9, 2013

Day 101: I am thankful for days spent with my sis, her boys and my momma! We got to do a little shopping and hang-out today since Renee' and the boys were in town. I cherish days like these and the memories that are created!

February 10, 2013

Day 102: Today, I am thankful for the opportunities to meet together with fellow Christians and worship the one and only God!

February 11, 2013

Day 103: I am thankful there are always ways to find answers to problems. 

February 12, 2013

Day 104: I am thankful for our crock pot  It is so nice to be able to put a meal together before heading to work and come home and it is ready to eat!

February 13, 2013

Day 105: Today, I am thankful for parent volunteer who are willing to fully plan parties for our class!

February 14, 2013

Day 106: I am thankful for opportunities to tell me kiddos how special they are to me!

February 15, 2013

Day 107: I am thankful for sleepovers in our living room with Dudley!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

3, 4, 5

February 3, 2013

Day 95: Today I had the privileged to sit by my Grandpa Petersen during our church service, and it reminded me how blessed I am to have him in my life. Most of you that read this blog know that he had a little spell recently where he wasn't doing so well, but now he is recovering nicely. The example he has been as a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, man of God, leader, an encourager, and scholar of the Word has played a part more in my life than I am probably aware. He has played a part in every part of my life even when I wasn't aware. It may not have been a decision that directly affected me, but it came down the line into my life! For him, I am thankful!

February 4, 2013

Day 96: I am thankful for chocolate! Normally I don't crave chocolate, but after the day I had at school it was a nice treat to have!

February 5, 2013

Day 97: I am thankful for the opportunities I get to surprise my husband!!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Days and Days and Days

January 23, 2013

Day 84: Today I am thankful for time alone! Some days you just need time to yourself.

January 24, 2013

Day 85: I am thankful for Aerobics! I never thought I would say that but I really do enjoy going and working out. Now I just have to get the healthy eating under control.

January 25, 2013

Day 86: I am thankful for the people that Dudley and I have in our lives that help us do things we don't know how to do. A co-worker of Dudley's is helping him lay tile down in our bathrooms, and they are doing a great job!

January 26, 2013

Day 87: Today, I am thankful for movies! They are one way of entertainment that I love because I can turn one on and do other things and not have to think of anything else! I can de-stress for a while!

January 27, 2013

Day 88: I am thankful for the promises God gives us!

January 28, 2013

Day 89: I am thankful for the kiddos in my class who feel comfortable enough with me to express how they feel!

January 29, 2013

Day 90: I am thankful that Dudley and I have the means to make our house our home!

January 30, 2013

Day 91: I am thankful that I learn how to quilt so I can share it with others!

January 31, 2013

Day 92: I am thankful to have made it through January with nothing but positive things coming from it!

February 1, 2013

Day 93: Today, I am thankful for nights spent with girlfriends just relaxing, eating, making crafts, and talking! I am blessed to have great friends!

February 2, 2013

Day 94: I am thankful for the example my Papaw and Mamaw Reedy left! Today, my Papaw would have been 95. I do not remember much about him, but I can see the example he left through others. He and my Mamaw would have been married 67 years, and the stories I have heard I know they were a great example of a marriage!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Lots going on

There has been a lot happening around here and it has been hard to get on the computer and update things.

January 15, 2013

Day 76: I am thankful for support in choices I have to make in regards to what I do everyday at work!

January 16, 2013

Day 77: Today I am thankful for the game of soccer! It has not only brought me happiness through playing the sport, but it has brought friendships and life lessons! I am excited because today it was announced that Indianapolis is going to be get an NASL team in 2014!! I am part of a supporter group called the Brickyard Battalion and I am excited to see where everything leads!

January 17, 2013

Day 78: I am thankful for the strength God has blessed my momma with to handle any situation that comes her way!

January 18, 2013

Day 79: I am thankful for the opportunity to take time out from the normal school routine and celebrate things like 100 days of school!

January 19, 2013

Day 80: I am thankful for Dudley's parents being able to come up and visit us when our jobs do not allow us to get way that often.

January 20, 2013

Day 81: Today, I am thankful for the gift of singing that God has blessed me with and the chances He places before me to worship Him in this way!

January 21, 2013

Day 82: I am thankful for those moments when you see someone you haven't seen in a while in the most unexpected place, and they give you encouragement you didn't see coming!

January 22, 2013

Day 83: Today I am thankful that Grandpa gets to go home from the hospital! God is good!!

Monday, January 14, 2013

January 13 & 14, 2013

January 13, 2013

Day 74: I am thankful for pizza! :) It makes Sunday night dinner a no-brainer!

January 14, 2013

Day 75: I am thankful for kiddos who want to learn and do their best!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

January 11 & 12, 2013

Day 72: I am thankful for the great subs we have at Northwood! If it wasn't for the wonderful lady that was able to be in my classroom today, I would have had a hard time getting the required testing done. It is such a relief knowing the person you are leaving in charge of your class is on the same page you are!

Day 73: Today I am thankful for beautiful weather in the midst of winter!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Oh my....

Whoa! Can we tell that school is back in session? I am WAAAAY behind :-/

Here goes some catching up!

January 2-January 7, 2013

Day 63-68: I was so thankful for time spent at home relaxing and resting. I had things around the house that I should have probably been doing, but it was good to have the option of doing absolutely nothing if I desired! It was a good break to get myself ready for this last half of the school year!

January 8, 2013

Day 69: Today, I am thankful for people who you can go to with concerns and it all works out great in the end because they are understanding!

January 9, 2013

Day 70: I am thankful for a God who only places you in situations that He knows you can handle!

January 10, 2013

Day 71: I am thankful for friends who always encourage you to do your best!!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year

December 28, 2012

Day 58: I am thankful for days that I get to  spend ALL day with Dudley! From Thanksgiving to the New Year, I don't always get to see him that much since he works at FedEx. I am grateful for his job and his willingness to work hard, and it makes the time we do get to spend together that much better!

December 29, 2012

Day 59: Today, I am thankful for lazy Saturdays!

December 30, 2012

Day 60: I am thankful for Sunday lunches with my family! When I was younger, we would always go to Mamaw Reedy's for lunch after church on Sunday. These lunches are some of my favorite memories. When it started to get too much for Mamaw to do, mom took over the lunches and they have been at her house ever since! I look forward to the Sunday lunch because it may be the only day of the week I get to see my parents, brother, and sis-in-law.

December 31, 2012

Day 61: Today, I am thankful for time spent thinking of all that has happened within the last year!

January 1, 2013

Day 62: I am thankful for another year to see where God leads Dudley and I, and the adventures we are about to embark on!