Family of Warriors

Family of Warriors

Thursday, 20 November 2008


Although today has been a tough day, the boys have made me laugh with some jokes. I thought I would share...

Kaleb's joke
Why did the chicken cross the road? Because he was too chicken to fly....

Kaleb's joke
What is a dog's favorite parking lot? A Barking lot.....

What did the cow cross the road? To go to the moviators....(We call the theaters the movieators. We joined the words movie and theaters.)

Stephen says the cutest things
Today I had to go to Walmart and of course all four boys got to come along. Stephen was overly excited because we were gonna go and "see all his toys." Yep, he owns all the toys at the local Walmart.

Micah's move
Micah has begun to walk and he loves to stand and dance. Due to our upcoming 'move' and the release of a new kids' movie, we have begun to sing a silly song, 'We like to move it, move it, you like to move it move. MOVE IT' Well, Micah loves to stand and dance to the song. It cracks us all up as we move one box to another spot.

My life is filled with good, funny things.

Wednesday, 19 November 2008


So, lately chaos has followed me in my endeavor to move my family of six across three states in the middle of winter. I think I am loosing my ever loving mind. Anyways, today was a topper that made me fall over.

Besides the normal chaos of a semi large family with boxes stacked everywhere, today extra chaos was added. First, Micah woke up the day after his recheck sick with asthma issues. This time we were up every hour coughing and gagging. Yep, did I mention that my Incredible Hunk is gone to complete the last leg of his training. So, Micah is clingy and whiny and all around agitated.

Next, Joshua, my sweet, kind hearted son with a broken arm, took off his cast today. Yep, he just pulled his arm right out and said look Mom. UGH!!! So, we took another trip to the orthopedic and this time we have a splint. Oh do I dare mention that for a spout of five minutes until further investigation could be done....Joshua was about to have surgery. Praise God that He knows what I can handle.

Now, I admit I handled most of this stuff fairly well until my wonderful, loving husband called and shared the dagger. The amount of money we were to receive for the upcoming move is significantly less than ever anticipated. It won't cover the cost of the truck to move us. I was about to break down...okay I did.

So, now I have no solutions to my dilemmas except to pray and believe God to be huge. However, I can control the attitude of my mind and embrace this storm with a better outlook than 'poor me.'

So, today I am gonna praise God in this storm.

Top ten things to praise my God for...
1. My Salvation-by grace and not works I was saved from this ugly world of sin.
2. My Momma telling me how God loves me and how beautiful I am.
3. My husband for being the rock even when he feels like the sand is shifting.
4. My children...Kaleb's generosity; Joshua's genuine concern; Stephen's laugh and smile; and Micah's waddle and kisses!
5. My sister and family and brother and family for their unconditional love and desire to love my family through all sorts of ways.
6. For Billy, my brother in law, proposing to Shannon finally. We are so blessed to have such a jewel added to our family.
7. I am thankful to be able to go and visit my family this weekend and celebrate my grandfather's birthday.
8. I am thankful that I can get a full tank of gas for under $35 for my van.
9. I am thankful that my circumstance albeit small didn't knock God off his throne. Last I checked, He has ultimate control in all situations!
10. I am thankful that God gives me good gifts that far outweigh what I deserve.

For every good and perfect gift comes from God...

Alright, I think I am better now. I am gonna go clean up the kitchen area and take a nice hot shower..I should thank God now that I have running, warm water. Yep, praising God changes everything!

Friday, 14 November 2008

The Quietness...

So, today I began to get myself in a fast gear due to having no children for about 36 hours. So, now I am in the 27thish hour and not one box is packed.....

Anyways, I was on my way to U-haul to buy boxes. We have met the nicest manager who has given us great customer service and has helped me greatly in arranging the boxes to fit in my car.

Anyways, I am chasing tangents.

On my way, it was quiet and I had noone who needed me. I was truly alone. It was weird. I could listen to the radio and be fully engaged with the songs being sung. Then a song came on the radio talking about a lady taking a few less breaths and passing on to her real home.

I realized something at that moment that brought tears to my eyes...I miss my Mom today. Is she really gone? Oh, I wish I could talk with her and hear her encouragement.

I guess when I am alone and all is quiet...I still miss my Momma...

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

In the mist of moving....

The family of 6 picking out the best pumpkin to create our yearly Charlie the Pumpkin. The boys were their beloved Chronicles of Narnia fans-Prince Caspian, King Peter, King Edmond, and Aslan. Mom was of course herself and Dad was of course a Cowboy fan.

So, the lack of blogging doesn't mean there is a lack of blogable moments. In fact, we have had extra amounts of blogable moments. However, we are in the mist of moving and time is of the essence. We leave our beautiful town in about 3 weeks. We will fit a trip home to celebrate my grandfather's birthday and thanksgiving in those 3 weeks as well as the plain idea of packing up everything and putting it all in a truck and trudging our family to areas unknown.

So, please be patient with me and know that our family is doing well. I hope to write more often than once a week, but for now my priority is my family and making certain that they are taken care.

Here are some memorable moments.......

*We were putting up flags yesterday for Veterans' Day and Stephen looks at Mark and says "No way jose." We just laughed. First time to hear him say that.

*Stephen also has his parent's ability to forget the word that something is called. For example, 'Do you know where my ____ is?' You can fill the blank with anything from cell phone to tennis shoes. However, Stephen forgeting what they toys was called said, "Momma, where is my thingymybob?' Yeah, I laughed so hard that my stomach hurt.

*Kaleb had an epiphany the other day. He was disciplined for something he was told not to do and something that we have been working on for several weeks. Afterwards, he said, "Momma, I sure do find it easier to be obedient after getting into trouble." Yep, teaching my children is the only way to produce healthy, content, joyful, patient, obedient adults. He just confirmed my purpose.

*Kaleb is also becoming quite creative. He has been working on making a sling shot for several days. Well, yesterday he found success. Man does the thing fly. He uses snakes with a crooked neck and anything in his path is demolished. I was proud that he never gave up and continued to work the thing out.

*Micah has taken several small steps, but refuses to walk long distances. Yep, he is a Proctor boy. He is now 14 months old and I explained that his brothers have all walked during this time and he was free to start. We will see if he will be a conformist or do his own thing.

*Micah has a pure love for outside. He crawls all over the driveway and yard. He loves his slide, which he does by himself. He loves his roller coaster, which he does all by himself. He loves his blue coup car that he climbs throughout. He loves to get dirty. Ants don't bother him. He screams when he is forced to come inside even if he played outside for 3 straight hours. Yep, he is an outdoors man.

*Joshua broke his arm 2 weeks ago. It has been a journey for him to readjust his life to this bright orange cast. I am proud of him for working it out. He was very excited when the doctor told him to do extra playing esspecially on the xbox to work out his muscles. You gotta love being told to play extra hard for healing purposes. Joshua was delighted.

*Joshua has also said some pretty amazing things, however, his tender heart always amazes me. Yesterday as we prayed for our country and those who have given their life for the greater cause, Joshua was broken hearted for all those who died. He broke down and cried that they anyone would suffer. Then he prayed for everyone who was hurt and prayed for those in the Army. He was precious.

My children are a gift from God. I am amazed how God continues to bless me with each of my boys. They encourage me and comfort me. They make me laugh and make me cry. They keep me on my knees.

Oh, what true blessings they are for me and my Incredible Hunk!

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Your choice....

I have struggled with what to say about this election. My heart wants to pick out all the reasons to vote my way, but my love of our country's democracy demands that everyone has a choice to choose the best candidate.

Saying that.....I want to encourage each of you to vote and to pray without ceasing for this election. Do your part and follow God's plan for choosing a leader.

The next part is a bit more opinionated and should be read at your own risk.....

We could go back to Saul being the First King and how he was chosen based on his stature and good looks. Yet, the King of choice was David. David was small and probably not as eloquent, but he was a warrior that loved God with all of his heart.

So, you get to choose. Choose the candidate that is after God's heart. Just in case you need some help....choose life.

John 10:10, "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I [Jesus] have come that they may have life and have it to the full."

The gift of life is not a choice, it was a gift to us all.

The following video shows my desire to uphold life and why this election is so important to me and my family's future.