Tuesday, January 20, 2009

An Affirmation

Back when I was on tour with Covenant Players, we performed at a church and on the back of the bulletin was this wonderful affirmation. I've kept it all these years and just now making it so that it can be hung and displayed in our home. It's just so beautiful and I felt that the fig tree would make a wonderful background. Here is what it says:

I will stand firm in the Lord today. Taking a mighty tree as my image, I will see myselfwell rooted in my faith and reaching out beyond myself.
My roots are deep, drawing nourishment from the Bible ~ the word of God ~ the Spirit,and the love of my Christian community.

My trunk is strong, supporting my limbs and branches with the thick growth of accumulated experience. Some rings on my trunk are narrow ~ from the difficult years. Some rings on my trunk arewide ~ from the years blessed with rich personal growth. My experiences allow me to treat others with compassion, knowing the range of their sorrow and joys. When threatening winds blow, my trunk can bend ~ yielding to a storm just enough for it to pass by without damaging my integrity.

My branches stretch high and wide, reaching toward the sky in a gesture of praise. As the tree offers a resting place and a home to birds and animals, so I can offer a refuge, friendship,and love to those around me today.
Today, I stand firm in the Lord. With the nourishment of the Word, the Spirit, and the love of my Christian community welling up in me, I am able to offer God's love, through me, to others.

author unknown


Monday, January 19, 2009

Mmmmmmm ...... Crayon!!!!!!

Aizen was being quiet so Daniel went to go find him. Of course he was up to no good. This is what we found. Daniel was off to clean him up and I ran to find the camera, stopping him to get pictures for scrapbooking. LOL






Saturday, January 17, 2009

Daily Fun At The Smith House

Our daily fun at the Smith house is to have a jumping session on mommy and daddy's bed. The kids LOVE it, I took some video, it's dark in our room so it's not that great but you get to see how much fun the kids are having.

Ruby and Melody used to hold hands and jump on the be together all the time.





video

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Wow, it's 2009

It just dawned on me that I haven't even posted in 2009 yet, so here it is. Can't sleep so I'm here writing to you guys. Last year was a hard year for us and so far it's been an up and down on. We went through a lot as a family last year and we are still healing from Ruby's death. It's a daily struggle to make it through but somehow we get through it.

Not feeling like typing much so I'm gonna head out and go check out scrapbooking links. Later taters!!