Sunday, October 24, 2010


There was a great loss in my family this week.  My cousin's six year old daughter was hit by a car and went home to be with our heavenly Daddy.  It is so tragic, so sad. It was hardest to watch my cousin bury her little girl, and imagine myself in her place. 
Only days before this accident, a friend posed a thoughtful question on facebook.  He asked, "What is it that you fear?"  I knew when I read that what my answer was, and I posted in response "Something happening to my kids."  After seeing my cousin experiencing my worst fear, I know, I never want to have to.
Sarah's death was tragic, but it holds so many reminders to me.  I am so thankful that God has used this event in my life to open my eyes and teach me.  It's really nothing new, but today it feels new.
I have never wanted so badly to hold my little girls and never let them go, to squeeze them so hard that they can't wiggle out of my grasp.  Wow, you think God feels like that about us... yeah, me too.
The little things that used to drive me nuts, are nothing now.  It's a blessing and honor to get to follow my toddler around picking up the cheerios she dropped.  Who cares about how many times a little girl changes clothes in one day.  It is a gift to have her laundry to wash, dry, and put away. And this bitty one kicking and spinning around inside of me as I type, she can just keep doing that.  It's the sign of her life to me, and I can't wait to pick up after her one day too.
Another thing I was reminded of is God's love for us, that while we were still sinners, He sent His son Jesus to die for us.  How wonderful... security.  We don't have to overcome anything, He already did.  Jesus said it himself on the cross, "It is finished."  Done, that's all there is to it. We don't have to do anything, but love and serve Him, and accept Jesus as our savior.  God sent a very special message to me on my way home from the funeral.  I was alone in the car, it had been storming all day, I was crying and singing worship songs along with the radio... then I saw it.

The Brazzell family has a fund set up at Arlington Federal Credit Union if you feel so inclined in your heart to give.  How hard to carry around the expenses of your daughter's funeral while you are trying to grieve.  Any gift is greatly appreciated. 
There was an article on Sarah in the Fort Worth Star Telegram if you would like to read it. 

Please continue to pray for this family. 

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Pie anyone?

This week was a big game for the Rockwall Heath Hawks football team.  It was the I-30 Classic, a showdown between Rockwall's two high schools.  We were a favorite to win, especially in our house.  We headed to the game last night in our red and black.  But alas, the hawks were overcome by the jacket offense.  We lost 51 to 52, sad.
But we did have one winner in our house yesterday.  The girls and I made a trip to the school yesterday morning for the pep-rally.  I thought it would be fun, plus I knew there was going to be a fun surprise.
All week the students had been putting money in jars as a fundraiser.  Mr. James Portis's name was on one of those jars.  And yesterday, he got a pie in the face for it!
Getting pied.

Eating the pie off his face!
This last picture is what makes me so proud of my husband.  The students love him so much that they chose him to get a pie in the face... I know, weird, but that's just how teenagers are I guess.  And, if you notice, he's wearing a football jersey.  That's because each week the football players get to choose a teacher to wear their jersey.  My man has been asked to wear a jersey for like three weeks in a row!  I love that he loves what he does.  I love that he is good at it.  And I love that he is making a difference.
You are my hero babe.

Monday, October 4, 2010

More than just a sticker.

I am excited to share a great product I have found!  I have been sticking them everywhere.  My sister commented the other day that she has seen them on all my stuff!
Well, there's a reason for that.
Mabel's Labels sent me a starter kit of some of their Classic Sticky Labels and I love them!
I have them on sippy cups, lunch gear for the kids, and recently put one on a dish I took to a family reunion.  There is never a mistake as to who the items belong to, the sticker tells you! And as for durability, the sippy cups have been scrubbed over a dozen times.  The label hasn't budged, faded, or worn off a bit.

The company has given me coupons to share with friends, so let me know which products you are interested in and I can pass them along to you.