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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

lost a mom

Another school year has started. Even though we have no kids in school it is still exciting as our oldest grandson started kindergarten yesterday. He really liked the first day but when he found out he had to go today, he was less than excited. He had fun yesterday but decided he wanted to stay home today. Didn't see the need to going every day!!

Went to my heart doctor yesterday and my ekg was good. I have been having pain in my shoulders but upon checking Dr Miller thinks it is tendonitis. So will keep on going and doing what I do and that is to live each day as it comes. It is hectic but am trying to slow down and enjoy my loved ones. Granted it is hard to do, but feel it is necessary to smell those roses!

Enjoyed my camp out this past weekend. Went to Buffalo Trail Scout Ranch and just camped. Had a monster rain shower Saturday afternoon but it was a good weekend. At BTSR there is a flag pole with plaques on them. My name was on one of them which was donated by someone who wanted to remain nameless. Needless to say, I am very humbled that someone would honor me in this way. I just try to help kids to be part of life and be able to deal with it.

This past Monday I went to a funeral for one of my "moms". I was very fortunate to have several "moms" in my life and on this day I paid my respects to Mary Jamieson. Growing up I had several 'moms' that influenced me in my life. While I may not have been in contact with them, they have and are always on my mind as I go through life. While I was growing up, they listened to my problems, gave me advise, corrected me, and guided me. I was fortunate to have several of these wonderful women so help me. I cling and think about the others in my life and thank God for putting them in my life. Life is about touching other people, sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worst, but always knowing God has put us together for a purpose. As we grow up, we move to the next chapter in life using the experiences learned for our next adventure. My "moms" took their time away from their loved ones to help me, to guide me. And I am so thankful God put them into my life! I have several "moms" to go along with my mom. Did you have any "moms"? Have you thought about how they helped your life? I know there is a special place for them in Heaven. I just hope I have done half as well as they have done. Thank your mom or moms soon.

Hope all of you still reading this blog have a great week and may God continue to bless each of you and will continue to bless this nation...

Monday, August 16, 2010

Dog days of summer

Middle of August and it is hot. Hopefully rain will be in our area this week!

My little Walker Man ( second grandson ) is a medical mystery according to doctors at Mayo Clinic. He is on God's time and we have to pray and trust in God that he will be around for a long time. He is such a joy to watch and knowing how much pain he is in at times! Please continue to pray not only for Walker but for this whole family as they continue their journey through life.

I am down to 134 pounds as of this morning. The ringing in my ears is constant as is the tingling of my feet. I am eating, of which not much has taste. But I am here and doing what I hope God wants. You just never know when you are going to make a difference in someone's life and you may not even know it! But God does know so we have to trust that we are making a difference!

My bathroom project is still close to being done. Have drawer fronts to build and then to paint and install. I have set a new goal of having done by Labor Day. Going camping this weekend.

Business has been pretty good. I did not realize how bad it was last year until I started working on my taxes. You know God is in your life when you see past results. He has carried me. I'm sure he is carrying alot of us now. We have so much to be thankful for and most of the time, we don't realize it! As we smell those roses, let us remember that God is always there with us. We just have to keep the door of our heart open.

I hope everyone has a wonderful week. Enjoy your loved ones. Enjoy your daily walk in life. Don't let the little things bother you. Trust that God will take care of you. After all, we are on his time, not ours. Have a great one...... Steve