Two Tiaras and a Sword

Friday, February 24, 2012

She was...

She was the strongest woman I've ever met.

She was extremely tough, yet tender.

She was God fearing.

She was hardworking.

She was nurturing.

She was fun-loving.

She was tender-hearted.

She was not afraid to try new things.

She was intelligent.

She was childlike.

She was honest.

She was kind.

She was loving.

She was funny.

She was claimed by everyone as a mother, sister, aunt, or grandmother.

She was a legend in her own time.

She was...My grandmother.

B. G. D.
1917 - 2012



Thursday, February 23, 2012

Thankful Thursday

Here are a few of the many things I am thankful to God for... *A win for our girl's basketball team *A relaxed night at home with the whole family, and nowhere to go *A wonderful, fun, date with my husband *The great friends who watched our kids so we could go on said date *The call letting me know that my grandmother was no longer suffering *Precious friends with just the right words to say *Safety in travels *Seeing family I haven't been able to see in years *A great sub for my class *A husband who did a fantastic job preaching and singing at the funeral of the family matriarch *That someone I love didn't have to go to the hospital *Safe travels home *And above all...for the time God allows us with those we love. Each and every day is absolutely precious.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Thankful Thursday

Each week, as I keep a list of things, other than the obvious, I never cease to be amazed by God's mercy, love, and greatness! This week a few of the things I am thankful for include...

*For time with family who live too far away

*For "white gravy" and good fellowship

*For new shoes, and wallets we love

*For ice cream and smiles

*For laughter and memories that will last a lifetime

*For the oldest princess getting a spot on the homecoming court

*For family and friends that joined us for her special night

*For friends who shared their daughter when we needed a player for the youngest princesses' basketball game

*For another friend who came to watch the basketball game

*For a HUGE blessing that I am VERY excited about

*For FOUR families joining our church family in ONE morning!

*For a note that made me smile when I wanted to cry

*For safe travels for loved ones

*For a night of rest amidst lots of crazy days

*For the oldest princess getting her braces removed

*For a wonderful lunch with two people I love

*For a sweet surprise that made me smile

*For an afternoon with a friend for the young prince

*For an evening of Mommy/Youngest Princess time

*For an important win for our guys basketball team

*For good kids that make me proud

*For a reminder of how important it is to be trustworthy in every area of my life, and to treat others with the common courtesy that I wish to be treated with myself

*For the Holy Spirit laying someone on my heart, and His perfect timing

*For a fantastic husband and best friend all rolled into one

*For Benadryl yet once again, only this time for the oldest princess

Thank You, Lord, this week for these things, and so many more!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Thankful Thursday Times Two

I was a little under the weather last week (I felt horrible), and totally missed posting my Thankful Thursday. So this week is actually two weeks worth of thankfulness. I am thankful for the following, and much more...

*For good friends for our children

*For a dinner out - without the children

*For a good basketball game for the youngest princess...finally :-)

*For opportunities to serve

*For unexpected free time

*For one on one time with the youngest princess

*For laughing, and making memories

*For a friend who is willing to help

*For answered prayers

*For encouragement

*For medicine that helps quickly when you are in pain

*For friends who go out of their way to help when they know you're not feeling good

*For dresses on sale

*For friends and fun times

*For the joys of watching 4 and 5 year olds play basketball

*For the ability to lend a helping hand

*For the young prince taking on some responsibility on his own

*For running out of room issues

*For young couples who are sold out for the Lord and willing to serve Him faithfully

*For new members in our church family

*For new connections made, and relationships being built

*For God's hand of mercy and grace

*For a friend's confidence

*For God allowing us to be a small part of His huge, amazing plan

*For the opportunity to touch lives for eternity

*For my parents who never allowed church attendance to be an option

*For seeing a dream become a reality

*For a sweet, encouraging gift, from a sweet encouraging friend, that completely made my day

*For precious times singing together with the youngest princess

*For excitement over company coming to visit

Whew! And that doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of the many, many blessings from the Lord over the past two weeks. Isn't God amazing? Be sure to remember to praise Him for His many blessings in your life today!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Few of My Favorite Things February

I thought I would try to post some picture blogs during the month of February. So without further ado, here is the first post of a few pictures of one of my favorite things...oh, and these are in no certain order...except that I had time and opportunity to take certain pictures on certain days.

Several of our Bibles

The "Presented To" page in my very favorite Bible ever.

One of my favorite passages of scripture in my favorite Bible ever.

I was just trying to get an interesting up close shot of the edges of this one, so I just opened it up to a random passage...then I noticed the is a great one for this blog I think.  I love how God works that way!

What are a few of  your favorite things?