Tuesday, January 31, 2012

New Discoveries

A few years ago, I was so exhausted. I was broken and completely empty. Any part that resembled "me" was gone. God has used all of that for good in my life. Coming to the end of "myself" has been so good for me. I truly thank God for what He has done, and is doing even now.

At that time, I could not even read a sentence and remember what it said. Watching movies was completely purposeless. I could not remember any appointments and forgot whether I had even showered that day. I am thankful for the opportunity to learn again. I am able to read again and retain information!! I remember details and conversations!!

This past weekend, I read three books about Ancient China, am learning how to watercolor paint, have started blogging again, and not only remember things, but am able to begin to think ahead and plan. I am enjoying the ability to organize and do things for others outside my home. I am enjoying the chance to randomly think of others and how they might be doing in life. I feel free. I feel like a load of bricks has been taken off my back.

I am enjoying my chance to explore new things. Learning about blogging, and Pinterest can be a bit time consuming but is oh so fun. It makes my every day life a fun hobby. I hope any readers are able to enjoy new things in their life. If not, please know you are not alone. God bless, Melissa

Monday, January 30, 2012

If At First You Fail...

Try, try again!

It has been a year since blogging and I have been inspired to begin again. My husband says I could write books and books, but I will begin with blogging. I am sure I have said this before, but opening up and speaking about my life is something of a roadblock for me. I feel that God wants to work in me and also use me in some way through this blog. I anticipate many good things.

My family has changed a lot over the past year. Two of my sons now tower over me in height. I feared these teenage days so much, but so far I find that they are very enjoyable. Did I say time consuming?  Ha! Truthfully, I learn so much from them daily, and desire to be a better person. They inspire me and challenge me and bless me. My oldest is going to be 15 "in 44 days," he just told me. Then I have a 13 year old. Next comes the 11 year old, my 9 year old and finally my 2 and a half year old.  We have a mix of Toby Mac, Math Quizzes, random scientific trivia, loud singing in the shower, and Thomas the Train all thrown in our every day. We are enjoying life and I desire to share a little with you. Hope to see more of you. Feel free to comment if you wish.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

This breaks my can we help?