Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Those were the days........

I talked to a nurse practitioner yesterday about my allergies to food and chemicals and she asked me where I worked to get exposed to something that could have caused my problems.........hmmmm I thot they know that the things that we are exposed to is making us sick. I feel that she was ready to help me file a law suit or something and get some kind of settlement or disability. It made me think back to when this all started and I remembered that it started when I got married and started moving around and when I was exposed to certain pollutants (like cropdusting) or taking certain medicines. The reactions weren't very often as they are now but were there just the same.

So that made me think about my childhood and the fact that I didn't have any of those problems then and I remembered that when I was a child that we lived on a small farm in town...if you can imagine we had a barn, a cow from which we got our own milk and butter, chickens running all over the yard from which we got our own eggs and when we ate a chicken it came from our own yard. We made our own bread everyday and every meal. I only remember eating one sandwich as a teenager and it was cold pinto beans and cold mashed potatoes between two pieces of white sandwich bread and having that sandwich bread was a rarity.

The small town that I lived in had no factories to pollute the air, ground or water. The water that I drank was well water and the only thing that I drank was water and milk. Some of our friends felt sorry for us and would sometimes bring us a bottle of pop. (did they do us a favor?) I thot so at the time but wonder now if we were not better off the way we were.

Our lives were stress free. We had no baby sitter other than our grandparents and then when we were older took care of each other when Mama worked. We had our own softball team and played "work-up" everyday of the summer and walked close to five miles to the creek to swim occasionly.

Lots of fresh air and exercise in a country setting and plenty of love. Our home was always full of love and no contention. We cut up and had fun at anything that was out of the ordinary. I still love to get together with all my brothers and sisters and reminisce about some of the fun things that we did and that happened to us.

I guess those were the days and they will never come back but I wish them for all of the young ones of today. I was so blessed to have experience them.

God bless all who reads and until next time tata for now.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Fun in NC

Vicky and I set out on Wednesday August 11th for Ridgecrest, NC to babysit for Isaac, Aleah, and Lillie while Dustin and Jamey directed Internationa Youth Camp. We went a little early to have a relaxing trip and get the room set up and some food purchased before we got the kiddos so we could consecrate on them and having fun with them. We went to the playground numerous times and then took them to the Fun Depot and to play miniture golf at Ridgecrest. We had soooo much fun with them but felt much like we had been thru boot camp since we are out of shape, old and the terrain there is

I'm adding some pictures that may give a little insight of the beauty there , however , I am not a very good photographer and don't do it justice. We decided to visit Biltmore Mansion as a tribute to Trent. He researched it on the internet and had most of the dimensions memorized. It was great! We were able to destress even tho it was a very strenous experience itself. This pic is of a flower carpet that they make with potted flowers.

This is a pic of the outside, we weren't allowed to take pic's of the inside but it was very interesting and showed the character of the owners, Though they were very rich they had hospitality for all their guest and it had more of a home feel than other mansions that I have visited.

I didn't take pic's of the General Assembly tho many people did and they are great. It was one of the best assemblies that I have attended. It seemed relaxed and sort of a camp atmosphere. We stayed on the grounds there in an apartment and was shuttled back and forth to the services. We were able to eat in the room and I was shocked at how much "gluten free" food I was able to get so that kept me feeling good and in turn kept me going.
North Carolina is a very beautiful state and the people were friendly and the Church members seemed so spiritual and blessed. I loved EVERY session of the Assembly!
God Bless everyone and until next time Go with God and He will go with you.

Friday, August 6, 2010

gettin ready to go

Well I'm doin all I can to get ready to go to NC next week, I've had a special invitation to go to IYC and be the royal babysitter and it is an honor, I CAN'T WAIT, I am looking forward to the trip with Vicky and getting to see that part of NC tho I wish my husband could go too.

Vicky and I are going shopping today to do some last minute shopping and I hope it can also be relaxing and a time to enjoy what we love to do and get us a little closer to being ready. It will be hard to leave the family behind here I wish all could go too!

It seems that every where you look people are having trouble and stressful times but Jesus said that we would have these days and I know that if we will just humble ourselves before him he will work everything out for us we can't make it without him. I know that there have been times that I thot I couldn't go on and I had no strength in myself and wanted to just not try but the Lord carried me and got me thru it all.

Yesterday was a beautiful day.....we had a break in the extreme heat and a little breeze and I went to town and then fixed some chicken/steak k-bobs for dinner and took some over to Scott
(the kids hated them) and visited Dalton for a little bit he is doing pretty good other than that leg is not workable at all it will take time and a lot of physical therapy to get it back working. I'm sure with the Lord's help and his determination he will get it going.

It is so quiet and peaceful right now and I don't want to get up and get started on the day but can't get ready if I don't so bye for now enjoy summer while you can it won't last long enough for me. School will be started before I get back from the Assembly and fall will be right around the corner............I love fall but not winter, however I know we have the four seasons and I need to love them all for what they are............I just can't stand to be

Monday, August 2, 2010


Most of my friends and family read our updates on facebook but for those that don't I would like to update, Dalton had his surgery on Thursday where they took almost two inches of bone out of his right thigh (a major surgery) the bones are held together with a rod put in the middle of the bone and held in place with a screw at the top and one at the bottom (that sounds like something that you would do to a board or piece of medal or something) anyway it has been real traumic to him and his body. He can't walk on crutches yet tho the doctors seem to think that he should. He doesn't eat very well so he hasn't gained his strength back yet. He seems to do better in the evenings than the mornings.

Thanks for all the prayers that you have prayed it is our only help.
We came home from the hospital on Saturday not even 48 hours after the surgery. That had to be rough on him as well. Being home is so much better than being in the hospital tho and I'm sure if there is any recoup it would be at home.

We have a change in Pastors this year at Pryor. Brother Don Branscum is our new pastor and so far both Sunday morning and evening was a blessing to the church. We love him and Sister Connie and welcome them to the Pryor Church. We are tempted to come to church with a dictionary as well as our Bibles Not that he talks over our heads but is an English and Spanish major and we may need the

God Bless everyone, keep us in your prayers.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

my sanctuary

My home is my sanctuary, I am sitting here relaxing after packing to go to Shreveport, La. for Dalton's surgery to shorten his long leg. I just finished mopping my kitchen floor (I love it when it is clean and shiny) and I smell the meatloaf cooking in the oven and it smells sooooo good I am really and I have Sirius Enlighten on the tv (good Southern gospel music) It feels so peaceful . This has been one of the most stressful months that I have ever spent. I hope things get better soon . I really could just stay here in this peaceful sanctuary and never leave.

I really believe that the Lord is coming soon and He is like an eagle taking the down out of the nest so we eaglets will feel so uncomfortable and we will want to fly. I'm ready to go but am afraid so others that may not be ready, maybe He's trying to make us ready.

My silly husband went back to work........he has an inspector's job that he always wanted and it is probably going to end up in our oldest son getting a permanent and good inspectors job as well we're sure hoping so.......he has worked so hard and so many hours that it has taken a toll on his health and other areas of his life and caused him to miss Church and that is not good for anyone.

Those of you that pray please pray for our family.........sometimes I feel that I'm wrestling for the very souls of some of them and I need God's Grace to keep it up.

Well I hope this post is not too dreary when I started out feeling so peaceful but I'm alone and
I haven't felt like writing lately and have been so busy that I just didn't get around to it. I kinda started July with a post and now ended it with one I sure hope August is a better month for me even tho I have to say that maybe I'm closer to God cause it has took a lot of prayer in order to keep my sanity.............God Bless all .

Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday USA I'm proud to be an American, to be named with the brave and the free. I hope everyone has a wonderful July 4th weekend. There are lots of fireworks going on around our neighborhood already and I'm sure the young people that are setting them off don't really realize what it is for and the importance of the freedom that we have.

I'm thankful to know the Lord Jesus Christ and to be able to worship Him in Spirit and truth.

Thanks to those who have fought for that freedom!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Didn't work

Okay Heather didn't work I don't have a new background I just don't have any at all! (smile) Oh well maybe next time.

I wish I knew what to say after all this time...where has the time gone? It seems that we spent a lot of time going to watch Savannah play basketball and then as soon as she ended that she started softball and that was equally as fun if not more because it was outside and warm well I say warm there were a few games that I sat curled up in a blanket but that is just me (the rest of them froze and tried to act tough) Summer is here and I am loving it! getting outdoors as much as possible. Our garden is over come with grass we have had soooo much rain this spring. We are getting a lot of ripe tomatoes all of a sudden and a cucumber about a foot long today it is a burpless one and it sure was good.

I have a date with Ashton to go for a walk in the "forest" (thats what he calls our trees in our backyard) the next time he comes here during daylight. He thinks that there are bears and lions out there and I want to show him that there are not.

We have a family BBQ planned for Saturday. We hope to play frisbe golf and other outdoor games and cook and eat outside and shoot off some fireworks. Looking for a fun time.

Our convention is a week away and I can't wait! Looking forward to a great time in the Lord and fellowship with His people. tata for now.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Okay here goes.............

I know that people remember different things differently and especially about their childhood. So brothers and sisters if I remember things a little different than you do feel free to add your version of the incident and we'll laugh some more. I won't change mine but, will hear

My childhood was the most fun. Maybe because I was a free spirit and never allowed negative things to take root in my life and thoughts. Some may call that "burying their head in the sand" but whatever it was I had a great childhood.

It all started mama and daddy separated and mama and the five oldest of us kids moved in with her parents grandma and grandpa Proctor.

I was six years old , though I do remember a lot of things about my childhood before that ,nothing seemed so dramatic or significant about my life until this BIG transition that was to shape the rest of my life and make me what and who I am today. The only significant thing about my life before that was that I had bonded with my dad and all of a sudden he was gone.............something I never wish for any child. So here goes........... It must have been in the summer between my first and second grade years at school because I went to first at Pryor and the second I started at Strang.

I can't even imagine what it was like for my grandparents for us to move in with them, they had a two room house with a screened in porch across the front of it and no indoor plumbing. the front room which was a combination of living room, bedroom and closet and had a big coal stove right in the middle of it (served as sort of a divider I suppose) and the back room was the kitchen and dining room combined and a small daybed was also placed in the very north end of it for the boys to sleep in.

My grandma was very clean and organized and "in charge" and that was probably the only reason that she kept her sanity and she had her work cut out for her. Grandpa was a blacksmith with his own shop downtown (in a town of about 200 people). He immediately got to work on transforming half of that screened in porch into a small bedroom for my mom and oldest sister. My younger sister and I slept on a couch that made into a bed in the front room which was also my grandparents

My grandparents sacrificed a lot for us and never complained or even acted like there was anything unusual about it. God Bless them!