Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Bedroom Makeovers?


My son's rooms are in need of a makeover and I need suggestions! Our home is around 2200 square feet with most of that in the downstairs, both of the boy's rooms are 12X10, which in not alot of space, each have a twin bed, chest of drawers, book shelf and a desk. Johnson's room is very plain and he wants to "help" decorate his room in black, brown & silver, did I mention that he is eleven going on 21, LOL! Jonah is nine and wants a truck room with a real truck for the bed, not even goin' to happen! I would love to have them share a room just so they would learn to get along better and to learn to compromise and share a space, I just don't know how to make it happen in such a small space.

I have been searching for ideas on the Internet, magazines and books, I really like the look of the room in the picture that I found on BHG.com. Do you have children that share a room and what are your thoughts on this subject?

Friday, February 19, 2010

A Strong Desire

This is one the hardest things that I have ever written about, please bear with me I may bounce all over the place.

I had extremely difficult pregnancies that resulted in two of the most wonderful sons that any mother could wish for and I would do it again in a heartbeat; however, they also left me unable to have anymore children, I had a tubal the day after my youngest son was born because my OB/GYN told me it would not be advisable to get pregnant again. Ever since that day I have had a strong desire to adopt, my husband has had to listen to me describe in detail about all the different programs that were available all the while knowing he didn't share this dream. We had never been in a place financially to adopt until recently, our homestudy was scheduled for this evening but I got cold feet because I didn't think Tom really wanted to do this and then yesterday I left a message for the caseworker to reschedule our appointment. This is a dream and desire that goes beyond me, I firmly believe that God has planted this seed in me and to be perfectly honest I'm scared of all the what ifs, but I know that if it's truly God's will then it will happen, it doesn't mean that it will be easy but it will be right.

As a married couple it's hard to know when to do something that your spouse doesn't really want to, I know in my heart that after the child was home and in our family my husband would be a good father to her. I also know that this desire hasn't left me in nine years and I can't give up on this dream, somewhere in this world my daughter is waiting for me!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Happy Valentine's Day!!
I haven't really had much time to post anything lately, Tom's grandfather is now in a nursing home and it doesn't look good; his grandmother is having a really hard time dealing with this, add dementia to the mix and you can only imagine what her days are like, please keep them in you prayers.
I'm so ready for summer!! We have had nothing but cold temperatures and snow for the past few weeks with another system moving in tonight, I'm running out of snowy day ideas to keep the boys entertained, thankfully our little school doesn't call off like the public schools in the area or I would be nuts, LOL. Any suggestions??
I know that God's will is perfect and I having been praying for years, literally, for something to happen for our family and if everything works out I will be posting about our exciting news on Saturday. If it turns out not to be God's will, I will continue to pray and seek His perfect will and His path for my life.
It has been almost six months since my thyroidectomy and I'm starting to feel like a normal person again for the first time in years, my scar doesn't look to bad and hopefully in time it will fade.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Prayers Needed

Please pray for Tom's grandparents, his grandfather is in the last days of terminal cancer, he fell Saturday night and broke his nose, thumb and is bruised up really bad, he is in the hospital now and will be going to a nursing home on Thursday. Tom's grandmother suffers from dementia and is having a horrible time right now dealing with everything that is happening. The coming days, weeks or possibly even months are going to be so hard for Tom and his family, if you will please pray for them.