Saturday, May 31, 2008

Love is in the air..........

Today, I had the privilege of going to Jo Beth Roberts' wedding. For those of you who do not know her, she is a sweet young woman who loves the Lord. I have enjoyed watching her grow into an amazing person, and am glad that I was able to take part in her spiritual growth. I taught Jo Beth in Sunday School for 2 years, and am glad that God brought her to Madison Street. Although I miss her terribly, I know that her new home is in Orlando. She and her new husband Chad will become a family
and make new memories to call their own.
Here are some of the days events...........

Sabrina, me and Jo Beth

Chad waiting patiently for his bride to be!

Her Daddy adores her!!

I just thought that this was a pretty picture!

Best of luck to Jo Beth and Chad!! I love you guys!!

After leaving the wedding, Kevin and I came to Orlando for some "Alone time". Since I was in California for our anniversary, we are kinda pretending that this is May 25. I am thankful that I have a husband who allows me to be me, and realizes that it is good to have a break from one another. I can't say that I have always appreciated my husband for the person that he is, but I am trying to be a better wife, by acknowledging when he is being the wonderful husband that he is. I know that I don't deserve alot that God has chosen to give me..........actually, I don't deserve any of it, but I am grateful for every blessing that He has given!

After being married for 12 years, I would say that I love him more now than ever before....I know that God put us together, and who am I to question that?

Thank you Kevin for putting up with me, and may we have many, many more anniversaries together! I love you!

Here is a pic that we took

today in the car.............


Friday, May 30, 2008


As most of you know, I went to California last weekend. The trip was amazing!! California has the most beautiful scenery, and I was constantly amazed at God's handiwork! I figured that it would be a fun trip, but little did I know how much I would learn on the trip. I have been hesitant to write this blog, simply because I was not sure if I could muster up the true emotions that I have been feeling since my return. Well, here goes............................First of all, let me say that God is so good! After Kevin being out of work for 2 months it was, needless to say, a little stressful to think about me going on this trip, but everything just fell into place, and I knew that it was meant for me to go! It is amazing how God knew what I needed, when I needed it!! On this trip, I was able to have some "Me" time, in which I did alot of reflection. I took the opportunity to sit back and do some soul searching about some things in my life, to listen to God, and to allow Him to guide me in some decisions. I realize now, more than ever that I am to be a light, and although that is not always easy, He didn't promise it would be!! I am to love others where THEY are, not where I would like them to be!! I have been so tremendously blessed to have such wonderful Godly friends that encourage me, and I pray that I am able to return the blessing! Everything that I have been given is of God, and I am trying to remember to be thankful for every blessing that I have, as it can be easily taken away! So, while the trip to the others may have been a get-away, for me, this was the trip that I more ways than one!!



Friday, May 16, 2008

Look what I found

You know, sometimes it takes very little to amuse me.....I mean, I find humor in alot of things, (especially myself!) so when I refound (is that a word?) the website Craig's list, I got really excited, again!! I have been on the website several times before, but I have never listed anything or bought anything. Then it occured to me, I have several things that I would like to sell that would have to be for local pick-up only, and BOY, do I need the money!! So, I have listed things to sell on there! How exciting.........I mean the possibility of making money, and to get rid of the is almost enough to make me shout!! So now I have stuff listed to sell kids better watch out, they may be next!! If you know of anyone who needs some furniture, let me know-I will be happy to show them the link!!!
Well, off I go to clean my oven..........who knows what has fallen on the bottom, but it is NASTY!! I hope that you are having a great day...............
Sending lots of happy vibes your way!!!!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

A week later.......

I didn't realize that it had been a week since I have last blogged. I guess that I have been busy, and forgot!! Not too much has been going on.....Kevin is still looking for a job, he was actually supposed to hear from someone yesterday, but you know how that goes! We are in survival mode, and keeping the faith that God is going to and has seen us through all of this.
For Mother's Day, Kevin got me a wireless card thingy for internet more ghetto dial up!!! That is big!! I am so excited........I can now watch videos and upload pics!! was a great Mother's Day!!
I hope that all of you had a great Mother's Day!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Harsh lessons learned.............

Today a harsh lesson was learned. Gertie went to school as usual, and then at 9:45, we received a phone call from the school. It was the nurse, and she said that Gertie had a tummy ache, and wanted to know what I wanted to do. I asked to speak to her, and she said that she thought she was gonna throw up. I did feel sorry for her, and told her that her Daddy would be there to pick her up (one of the joys of Kevin being home). She got home and put some stuff down, and then came into my room...........she told me that she just didn't feel well, and then..............she turned around to say something and caught a glimpse of the true culprit of her stomach ache......her glasses!! She thought that she lost them and was worried what we would say to her. She then spilled the beans....she came clean about the whole "stomach ache" and told me that it was pure nerves that made her feel bad. She knew that if she came home and said she lost them she would be in ALOT of trouble!!!!! She knew that we were disappointed in her, and there was going to be some consequences behind her being deceitful. No tv, ds, or anything else that would be considered fun. After a little while, I asked her who she thought was most disappointed in her. She sadly said "God". That was enough to break my heart!! My baby did learn a lesson, and it was painful for her, even at 7 years old, to know that she had disappointed the one that counts the most. Ironically, it was a reminder for me also-I am never too old to be taught lessons, and to be taught be those younger than me. I am guilty of making mistakes that may often go unnoticed by others, but God always knows my shortcomings. I too have disappointed God more times than I can count......but He always sends us reminders that He loves us, and that we would be lost without Him!! Thank you Lord for sending special reminders through my kids. My prayer is that you will use them in a mighty way!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

A very productive day!!

We woke up this morning, and we have a pretty normal way that we do Saturday mornings. We get up, and eat a good breakfast, watch some weather/news, and then we normally play with the kids, and always have a good laugh at each other. Well, this morning, we got up, ate breakfast and I went into my bedroom and started to organize. Those who know me well, know that I cannot stand a dirty house!! I can however, live with clutter! I do not like it, but as long as it is not dirty clutter, than I can tolerate it.............for a while. My room has been the source of frustration for a long time now-to be honest, it has always been a huge issue in my life. I guess that my theory has been that I could just shut the door, and no one would have to see it!! Well, I have been very convicted about how I keep allowing things such as this to take over my life. It is not about the clutter, but the things in my life that it symbolizes. I decided that I have to be in control of my surroundings, and that God cannot work in my life when I am choosing to allow such chaos run amok in my life. So, I did some major cleaning, and boy, did it feel good! As I sit here typing this, I am looking at a clean room!! YEAH!! I have a couple of small things that I would like to do, but I got the majority of the room done. It is a great feeling for me!!
I have an unspoken prayer request that I would like to ask for you to pray for. I know that when prayers are offered up, amazing things happen!! As the prayer is answered, I will let you know how God chose to answer it. Thank you so much!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Congratulations to Jessica!!

Tonight was Jessica Warren's bridal shower. As her Sunday School teacher, it was my joy to host her shower. She is such a wonderful young woman, and I am glad that she found someone that loves her like she should be loved :0) She and Todd are going to be married on June 6, 2008. I know that she will make a beautiful bride, she is beautiful on the inside and out! She is well loved, and had a great turn-out....and received many nice gifts!! I have already told her that she needs to watch out, cause I know where she lives, and some of those gifts would really look good in my house!! LOL!! It is so refreshing to see two people follow God's plan, and see all of the blessings that He will offer when you are obedient. I know that they will have happiness for a lifetime!! Best of luck Jessica and Todd!!!
Oh, and a special thank you to Christy, April and Kristyn. I could never have done it without your help. Thank you so much for your time!! Next time, I will make cucumber canapes'.........just for you, Christy!!