Saturday, September 20, 2014

I pray... Prayers for my children!

The past couple of months myself and family have discussed, as morbid as this sounds, death.  I have never mentioned this on here before, but my father-in-law passed away on July 3 from a long battle with renal cell cancer.  He was only 48.  With that being said, I feel like the subject of death has been a dominant subject with family members, and the conclusion I have come to is, I want to leave a mark on my small little section of the world, and make a difference.  I feel like in my corner of Georgia,  as a stay at home mom, I am not capable of many things, but I have these 2 little lives entrusted to me from the Lord, Baylor and Stella, who will be my legacy! These are my hopes and prayers for them....
   I pray they know the joy of the Lord that literally makes me want to giggle and cry when I feel it all over me.. (Open up the Heavens by Meredith Andrews makes me bubble over).  I pray they know that their mama loved her Savior and her babies more than her own life! Oh how I love Jesus, I love my quiet times, and can feel him so near I know if I just open my eyes, I will see Him.  I love that he fills every part of my heart and soul!  He has mended my heart and filled, refilled, and filled it again, with his love and grace every time I have given it away. Oh how He loves me.. He loved me so much that he sent me a man that would understand and get every part of me and love me so!  I pray my children know how much I love their father, I love that man to the moon and back a million, billion times!  We aren't perfect, but we love God together!  When Jesus is the center of it all, it makes the bad times a little bit easier.  I pray for their future spouses, who ever they may be I pray they love God so much that their love for God is reflected in their love my children... I can't even express how much this means to me.  My hope for my children is for them to know who they, are and who they are in Christ. I pray they make good choices for their lives, I pray their mistakes be few, and their experiences be many.  I pray they love and respect us!  I pray they respect themselves and be leaders... I pray that they be blessed beyond measure and have joy unspeakable! I hope they know... I pray for them. My heart could burst with all that love I have for them... The verse that keeps flooding my soul is "The Lord has done great things for us, and filled us with joy! -Psalm 126:3
  This has been a rambling of thoughts and prayers, but I hope Baylor and Stella find this one day and see I prayed for them! :)

Monday, September 15, 2014

Stage, Stage, Stage that house!!

Well here we are just one year into our home and we are ready to move again!!  As much as we like our house, as soon as we found out we were pregnant with Stella we grew out of this house.  So here we are again putting our house on the market and trying to find a new one!  The one thing that is so frustrating looking at houses is the fact no one declutters/updates their home!  It makes me want to scream when I looking at home online... While I totally get not wanting to take down family pictures because I won't do it either, but please if you still have dark burgundy rooms and brass fixtures, UPDATE to a neutral color and brushed nickel to appeal to more people.  If you aren't selling your home do whatever meets your fancy, but sometimes if you want to sell that house you gotta appeal to a broad audience.  My home is not perfect, and if I had endless money supplies I would decorate all day long... So I  just work with what I got :)  Our first home sold one day after being on the market and this home sold after just being on the market 2 days.. I give credit to our awesome relators Chris and Julie Hunt, but I also know we made their job a little easier by making sure our home looked a little appealing to buyers!  So here is our house! Thank God it sold quickly, trying to keep it clean with a 2 year old and 4 month old is HARD!  Also both homes sold FULL asking price!

First things first... Make sure the outside looks nice, no one wants to buy a house that has no curb appeal!  Just adding a little something is better than nothing!