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Dance~DAY21-23

Josh and I went to a concert in our neighborhood a few weekends ago. Good concert, good neighbors. We are so blessed to live in a neighborhood where we can not only be blessed with live music, but when walking in to the venue having neighbors to visit with that we like. The night was great the kids played next to the pond throwing sticks and rocks into it and we sat.

But something struck my heart that night that I was so blessed to have watched.  We have neighbors that the husband has lung cancer. He is doing well right now, “Praise God” anyway while the music was playing they got up and they danced. It was amazing to watch. For me it was a blessing of life that her partner was still there. That the one whom she learned the dance moves with was still moving with her. I was at that moment awe struck at how fast our dance partners can be swept way. I was reminded at how precious the time is we have to share with our spouses. That each and every day is a day to make a memory. Each day is a day to dance and live and love completely.

Value of the Women in my Life ~ DAY 20

THE VALUE OF WOMEN

And Then He Made Women

By the time the Lord made woman, he was into his sixth day of working overtime. An angel appeared and said, “Why are you spending so much time on this one?” And the Lord answered, “Have you seen my spec sheet on her? She has to be completely washable but not plastic, have over 200 movable parts, all replaceable and able to run on diet coke and leftovers, have a lap that can hold four children at one time, have a kiss that can cure anything from a scraped knee to a broken heart, and she will do everything with only two hands.”

The angel was astounded at the requirements. “Only two hands!? No way! That’s too much work for one day. Wait and finish tomorrow.”

But I won’t,” the Lord protested. “I am so close to finishing this creation that is so close to my own heart. She already heals herself when she is sick AND can work 18 hour days.”

The angel moved closer and touched the woman. “But you have made her so soft, Lord.” “She is soft,” the Lord agreed, “but I have also made her tough. You have no idea what she can endure or accomplish.” “Will she be able to think?”, asked the angel.

The Lord replied, “Not only will she be able to think, she can reason and negotiate the most complex situations.” The angel then noticed something, and reaching out, touched the woman’s cheek. “Oops, it looks like you have a leak in this model. I told you, you put too much into this one.”

“That’s not a leak,” the Lord corrected, “that’s a tear!”

“What’s the tear for?” the angel asked.

The Lord said, “The tear is her way of expressing her joy, her sorrow, her pain, her disappointment, her love, her loneliness, her grief and her pride.”

The angel was impressed. “You are a genius, Lord. You thought of everything! Woman is truly amazing.”

And she is! Women have strengths that amaze men. They bear hardships and they carry burdens, but they hold happiness, love and joy.

They smile when they want to scream. They sing when they want to cry. They cry when they are happy and laugh when they are nervous. They fight for what they believe in. They stand up to injustice. They don’t take “no” for an answer when they believe there is a better solution.

They go without so their family can have. They go to the doctor with a frightened friend. They love unconditionally. They cry when their children excel and cheer when their friends get awards. They are happy when they hear about a birth or a wedding. Their heart breaks when a friend dies. They grieve at the loss of a family member, yet they are strong when they think there is no strength left. They know that a hug and a kiss can heal a broken heart.

Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors. They’ll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you to show how much they care about you. The heart of woman is what makes the world keep
turning. They bring joy, hope and love. They have compassion and ideals. They give moral support to their family and friends. Women have vital things to say and everything to give.

HOWEVER, IF THERE IS ONE FLAW IN WOMEN,  IT’S THAT THEY FORGET THEIR WORTH.

If you are a woman, I hope this reminds you

borrowed from website: www.webmomz.com

The value of women….. in my life…..

I will start with my mom, we had a hard life. She had to go without so we could have.  She had to run and hide to protect us. She found us an amazing Dad. That always made sure we had somewhere to lay our head at night. We always had food. She prayed with us every night. She needs to remember her worth because without her efforts we would not have survived childhood.

My Gram, has taught me what it means to really be a prayer warrior.  My Gram loves Jesus so much. She gives moral support to her friends in the most amazing ways.  They are so lucky to have her. She never forgets any one’s special days. She is a giver and she is amazing. She reminds me as often as she can how great she thinks I am. She is my personal cheerleader

My Aunt Suzie, is joy and sunshine. She brings me back to reality, she is a teacher. She sings when she wants to cry. And knows the word perseverance to the fullest. She is my Second mom. When I am with her I feel like I am on a spiritual retreat.

My mother in law, gave me my voice. She has helped me learn that it is okay to be the “woman” in my house.  She is a Titus woman in my life. She stands up for injustice and is proud of what she believes in.  She loves being a Mema.

Amanda, WOW from tween’s to now. You do have strength that amazes men… You have learned to overcome so many obstacles in life with such amazing grace. You have showen me what it looks like to serve the Lord with your soul while waiting for the spirit to move. You have showen me that all things are possible for those who love him. You have taught me that friends can get through rough patches and still love each other.

Lisa, How could I have made it this far without you? You have been by my side through every obstacle life has tossed my way.  You have taught me what true friends are made of.  You and I really will solve the worlds problems. You don’t take no for an answer when you know that there is a better solution.  You are an amazing mommy and wife. And because of that I strive every day to be a better one myself. I love you.

Meghan, The Lord brought me to Washington just to meet you.  I am so thankful he did, We became fast friends and I know that was his will. I hate that you understand my heart, but am blessed that I don’t have to say a word for you to do so. You do have a lap that can not only hold four kids but five!  And it amazes me! I have been watching you go through this season in your life and everyday am amazed at how you have grabbed it and become a voice and advocate. Your son is so blessed to have you as a mommy. And I am blessed to call you friend.

Stephanie, You are so thoughtful. From gluten free food to waxed dipped leafs. Homemade blankets for my kids or a beautiful coach purse! Whatever, you think of it. And not just for me for everyone. You have taught me to to think outside of myself and to bless other people. You are real with me and for that I am thankful, I never have to guess where I stand. You have taught me not only to want to be a giving person but to be transparent. I am lucky to have such a real friendship with you.

Jill, Texas??? Who would of thought that we would be here together? You my sweet friend have been trying to teach me to shut my mouth. I am trying. You are the best listener in the whole world. You inspire me to be crafty because you are so talented. You are such a funky, cool dresser that I could only wish I had the style that you have.  You have grown into an amazing caregiver, you have… and I am so blessed to see the transformation. You are dear to my heart, so dear I can’t really even tell you.

Thelma, You would give the whole world the shirt right off your back. It is absolutely amazing how completely giving you are. You work harder than anyone I know. I am amazed at you dedication each and every day. You have given us a family here in Texas and for that I will forever be thankful and grateful. To have friends that are like family is a rare thing in life.

Theresa, How blessed I am that our boys met. Not only do we get to see the joy of there friendship grow but I got to find a friend in you. You are so dedicated to your little man it inspires me to be a better mommy to mine. You are always looking out for your family and finding the next best opportunity. Being a single mommy but still finding time to work up at the school once a week is amazing. You are a Jewel of a friend.

Kate, A divine plan brought us together I really believe. You have taught me that I can serve.  You also have sung when you wanted to cry, and that day you grew. You run on diet coke just like me. You are being strong, when you feel like you have no strength left, because of that you amaze me.

Thank you God that you have blessed my life with so many different women to give me opportunities to learn and grow. Please help me keep my eyes open to new ways to expand my life. The Value of these women would not be possible if you were not weaved into each of our lives. Thank you for the blessing of Women in my life…………



Be Happy or Grumpy about it Day 17-19

I am Grumpy from the seven dwarfs. Really the door bell rings I am Grumpy, the dog barking because the doorbell is ringing is making me Grumpy. I get junk mail I am Grumpy because the wasted paper. It is cold outside I am Grumpy that it is not warm.  The list goes on and on and on. What is wrong with this picture?

I have every reason to be Happy from the seven dwarfs. I was the mommy to the tiny Tyler praying that we would be the house that all the kids would want to play at, and we are. We have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of lots of kids. They are the one’s ringing the doorbell!.  I get junk mail! I used to get hundreds of medical bills…. Praise God right! What is wrong with me. And yes it is cold outside, but guess what? It is SUNNY! Everything I am grumpy about has something to be thankful for.

So I am going to try to not be Grumpy about my photo’s being edited by some other person with out my permission. I am trying to look at the positive side of this… But I feel betrayed, I feel like it is asking Monet to fix Van Gogh paintings.  As a artist or Photographer it is like a sharp stick right into there soul to have some other person touch there work.  I could of done the same thing, that this other person did. I just needed to be asked. So where is the positive.

Really the positive is that I am done.  I have learn a valuable lesson about business and friendship. I am hurt but I will get over it …. because I have two choices in life

be HAPPY or GRUMPY about it…..


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