Monday, June 29, 2009

Happy Dance!

Yesterday I went to the late service at church (mostly because we stayed up late for Spring's birthday party on Saturday night). I'm so glad that I went to the late service.
I saw Ben and his mom and dad and his sister. Yay! This was just another encouragement in a pretty steady stream of encouragements for me from God regarding Mike.
1st - I never go to the 11:15 service neither do they; on Sundays they usually attend Desert Springs
2nd - rarely am I late (caused me to sit closer than I normally do, I didn't notice them until I was halfway into the isle; there they were sitting right behind me)
Thanks God!! Seeing Ben was almost as good as seeing Mike. I hugged him and just balled like a baby.
My thankful list for today -- thanks God for:
  • Ben and his renewed commitment to the Lord (he didn't say so, but I could see it in him)
  • My slow summer schedule
  • The shows I got into
  • providing for all my needs
  • never giving up on me
  • loving me all my life
  • Mike, Amara and Christina
  • praying, Christian friends
  • Austin got to go to Idaho and hang out with his Grandpa and new grandma Jo
  • the financial wake up call
  • vehicles, electronics, air conditioners and plumbing that works
  • this feeling of unease that tells me "get busy" "hang on to ME"

Thursday, June 18, 2009


Here we are at 4:52 am. Why am I up so early? I sat too much yesterday, now my back hurts and it woke me up. Simple as that. So, what am I doing? Sitting! LOL!

Thursdays are a special day for me, why not start them early. Every Thursday I pray for my son Mike as well as other "kids" that are estranged from their parents or from their Lord. I've been doing this for a while now and will continue to do it. I was going to stop when Mike came home, but I have a feeling that I will have so many others on my list that I will be doing my Thursdays for the rest of my life. And that's okay. It's important to pray for our kids their whole lives.

So today I look forward to bringing Mike, Leanne, Ryan, Scott, Jonathon, Jeff, Glen, Frank, Christina, Andrea, Rachel, Ty, Wyatt, and Jimmy before God and asking Him to intervene in their lives, to bless them, to bring reconciliation, to remember them.

My top ten thankful list today (okay, a few more than 10. what can I say? I have a lot to be thankful for):
  • Thursdays
  • Work and Art to keep my hands busy
  • Amara's cute little smile and happy attitude
  • Wayne's love and help around the house
  • Jesus' unconditional love
  • Christian sisters who care and pray
  • GPS
  • Overcast, rainy days
  • A peaceful home life
  • A home church where I know my brothers and sisters and they know me
  • The Bible
  • The Holy Spirit to guide and teach me
  • All the Dow sisters and their mom
Now go out there and bless the world with you! ~ Teresa