Thursday, June 21, 2007

ABC's of Me

Alphabet survey
1. A is for age: 24

2. B is for beer of choice: Hmmmm, ya no thanks.

3. C is for what you can't wait for right now: Summer term classes start on Monday! I am excited to feel like something more than a housewife.

4. D is for your dog's name: Gizmo the 13 pound Chihuahua

5. E is for essential item you use everyday: First off the top of my head, the coffee pot. Then next I second Angie - Deodorant

6. F is for favorite TV show at the moment: Grey's Anatomy (Night-smut) I do miss it terribly, oh September where are you?

7. G is for favorite game: The Game of Life, I will force you to play it over and over, second BINGO

8. H is for Home town: Hillsboro, Oregon

9. I is for instruments you play: My voice and Ava's Leapfrog drum.

10. J is for favorite juice: Guava

11. K is for whose butt you'd like to kick: I think that Valerie said it just fine..."My own. But my big thighs get in the way. One day, I will again be able to kick my own butt. Moving on..."

12. L is for last food you ate: Animal Cracker

13. M is for marriage: 3 years September 9th

14. N is for your name: Hosmerita

15. O is for overnight hospital stays: 1982 when I was born, 2005 when Ava was born, 2007 when Richie was born

16. P is for people you can't live without: My family and friends

17. Q is for quote: Set your goals sky high, cause if you miss you will still be amongst the stars.

18. R is for Biggest Regret: Not finishing college when it was payed for!!!!!.

19. S is for status: Military/housewife?????

20. T is for time you woke up today: 5:45am, yes that is right 5:45am, OUCH!!!

21. U is for underwear you have on now: Blue microfiber, cozy cozy

22. V is for vegetable you love: Carrots

23. W is for worst habit: Biting my nails, and aimlessly searching

24. X is for x-rays you've had: collar bone, head, wrist, ankle, elbow

25. Y is for yummy food you ate today: The bowl of Rocky Road I am about to scoop up for myself.

26. Z is for the zodiac sign: Leo

Hmm that was fun, thanks Valerie.
P.S. Valerie, you are a hoot. Will you be my friend?

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

My path with God

I just got done reading Molly's post and was inspired to share my faith story. Growing up I have always had God in my life.
After attending Class 100 I realised that I had God in the back seat instead of the driver's seat. (thanks Pastor Ben for that perspective) I knew he existed, I prayed when I got a chance, usually praying for the wrong reasons. To be honest I didn't lead the most Christian life. I am sure He was disappointed with me, but I know he had a plan.
For four years I poured my heart and life into the wrong person. I ended up flunking out of college and losing a lot of my friends. The saying everything happens for a reason is an understatement though. If it had not been for my small obsession with this wrong person I would not have been sent into the path of my husband.
I too had a calling. God seems to speak to me in dreams, I think He figured out that that was the only place I would slow down enough to hear him. About a week before I found out I was pregnant with Ava I had a dream that God was handing out tickets for babies and I got one. Now picture this, I was 22 years old, madly in love with the man I knew I would marry some day absolutely not ready for a baby. I dismissed the dream, and went on with my life. But this dismissal was different, usually I dismiss a dream and never think about it again, but I couldn't forget it.
Now I know why. My dad came home from Texas for a two week vacation. Richard asked him permission to marry his daughter one Saturday. The next Friday we found out we were pregnant, the following Thursday we got married. When I found out I was pregnant I was at first ashamed. I thought my life was over, I thought I had ruined Hubby's life and I thought my father would disown me. I was wrong. after the initial shock Hubby got excited, my Dad forgave Hubby and I was now a wife and a mother to be.
I still had a lot of remorse that I had gotten the cart before the horse but my Pastor Mike at the time cured that. He told me to ask the Lord for forgiveness and then to put the shame out of my heart. I did this and then the Lord reminded me of my dream. I felt at ease. I was supposed to become a mother then. The circumstances were arranged how God wanted them. He arranged it so that my life of sin would be turned into a life lived for him.
Hubby and I decided that now that we were going to be parents we needed to attend church and become closer to God. Princess brought us closer to God. I started hearing him more and more. I still have a longing to be a minister, I just don't know how to go about it. I know in my heart that some day I will be preaching in front of a congregation. I don't know when, I will need a lot of guidance but I will be there.
Now here is the amazing miracle of this story. I mentioned that I lived a life of sin. Hubby and I were having sex before marriage and weren't using regular contraceptives. There is a pill called the morning after pill and it is an awful thing. I was young and didn't know the meaning of it or what it really did but let me tell you I know now and think that it should be banned.
What the morning after pill does is make the walls of your uterus so thin that an embryo can't attach to the lining. So pretty much you have already conceived the baby just doesn't have anywhere to attach to grow. This pill is 99% effective.
A year ago I found a piece of paper that knocked me to the floor. The week that I was told I conceived, I had a prescription filled for the morning after pill. I took the pills. Princess survived.
God wanted me to be a mother and made sure that I would be one. I cry every time I remind myself that. So when Princess is throwing a fit or I wonder what happened to my life. I too can look into my child's eyes and know that God has a plan for me and my family, and that he wont put us up against anything we can't handle.
Thank you for taking the time to read my story.

Monday, June 4, 2007

Blogger's Block

It seems to be a common problem this week. I have blogger's block. To be completely honest I am downright dead tired. Princessyou know my newly independent, sleeps in a big girl bed, two year-old. Yeah her, she has been waking up at 5:30am the past few days and I have yet to recover. I have NEVER been an early riser. I am a true night owl. Well, that all has to change now. I must enter the realm of normalcy and become a morning person. Dutch Brothers be on the lookout, you have a new morning regular (or at least when I find $2.50 in spare change laying around.)
To give an update, hubby's medical waiver was approved, Yay! His interview is on Wednesday, and we will know by Thursday if he gets promoted or not. Keep us in you prayers. We will be happy either way.
Take Care all!
Hopefully my creative juices will start flowing again shortly.