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Royalty, Wife, Mummy, friend, teacher, student & fitness blogger

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October 2014

So much to worry me… but it doesn’t.

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Just this morning… the following issues have come onto my radar via FB, morning TV or conversations with others.

* The attack against Godly marriage and push towards making same sex marriage ‘normal’.
* The hatred that come from the G & L community when we communicate our wish to uphold our Godly standard on the marriage issue.
* The Terrorism around the world.. getting closer and closer to our front doors all the time.
* Pro-choiceers coming up with the most absurd reasoning on why is is apparently ok to kill a baby.
* The hatred that comes from pro-choicers when we communicate our wish to uphold our Godly standard on this issue. (Are you seeing a pattern?)
* The disrespect of young people, and the parents who refuse to take any responsibility for the fact that they raised these disrespectful children.
* I am accused of being ‘too much’ and ‘too controlling’ with my children because I decided very early on that my children would NOT full into this category alongside some of their peers.
* We seemingly growing argument that the church needs to be ‘relevant’ for today. (what the?)

Here are some passages that keep me sane when dealing with all of these, plus other issues.

– Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in The Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.

– Proverbs 18:10 – The name of The Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.

– Isaiah 41:10 – Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

– John 14:27 – Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

– Psalms 46:1 – God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

– 2 Timothy 1:7 – For God gave us a spirit not of fear, but of power and love and self-control.

– Psalm 120-1 – In my distress I called to the Lord, and He answered me.

There are so many more that I could list, but we’d be here all day. I could also start to ‘put pen to paper’ so to speak on the above current issues, but I would have no idea where to start… and no idea where to finish… I will simply continue to speak to my heavenly Father about it constantly.

Blessings Peeps

xox

HS Day 164 – Back into the swing of things !!

Well, back into the swing of things as best we can while Terry is away. The dynamics are always a little different when Terry is not here for more than an overnighter. The school days seem to drag because they don’t come to a neat close with Terry arriving home in the late arv etc. Dinner is a little lazier… toasted sandwiches may have been had on one occasion. LOL.
Yesturday was a FULL-ON school day with 7 tests in total across the 3 kiddos. All with great results which is always great to see. Last week was a little all over the place, so it’s great to get back into the set routine this week. Too many outings, especially in the morning, really throw a school day into caos.
Music has always been a big part of our school day… today and yesterday has been nothing but music from the movie Frozen… I don’t mind, but it does make for some amusing moments in the schoolroom. Jordan will be discussing something in his science pace, and then suddenly he’ll start singing… Wanna build a snowman? LOL
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I have always believed that music is an absolute gift that God has blessed us with… it’s just such a great addition to any day. Even when the sing is about People smelling better than reindeers. Bahahahaha !!!
It’s my 38th birthday t’row… weird concept as I don’t feel anywhere near that age. Tyler-Jasmine has just headed out with Nanna to undoubtedly do some b’day prep. I love how Jaz has a heart for birthdays, just like mine, and sees the importance of the day. I so love making a big deal out of the kids and Terry’s b’days. after all, it’s the only day of the year that’s all about you. It’s the day that God especially choose for our earthly journey to begin. I’m pretty down about Terry not being here for it to be honest, but oh well, can’t be helped. There’s always next year.
We have a new dog named Bella. I got her to have a guard dog while Terry was away, but she has turned out to be a healing wonder dog. Getting over having to say goodbye to Milo has been that much easier with Bella here… and I even think that it has provided healing from losing Mindie last year also. Awesome how God works !!
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Blessings Peeps !! xox

Suffering from ‘no blogging’ guilt. LOL. Whoops

Hi All… I can’t believe it’s been nearly a month since I blogged last !! How naughty of me.
Well, so much has happened in the last month or so.. We have just finished school holidays and had our first day back at school for term 4 today. Unfortunately it wasn’t a much needed ‘normal’ school day. James had a incident on the trampoline on Sunday, so we spend last night and then this morning at children’s ED with a suspected fractured cheekbone. Way to keep things interesting !!
Also, we had a dramatic change of events when, midway through the week before last, we had our gorgeous black lab Milo come back home to live with us after having lived with a dear friend for the last 3yrs. When we were building our house and didn’t have fences etc, we had to find a secure home for him. Milo came back to us in an unwell state due to arthritis and neck pain. I took him to the vet and got pain meds etc which did seem to help in the beginning, but after spending the weekend with him, he very sadly went downhill drastically on the Monday and could no longer walk at all. He was completely paralysed in his back legs. After originally suspecting her had a paralysis tick, that was rules out when he didn’t develop any further symptoms other than the paralysis.
We tried anti-inflammatory drugs, but by the Thursday night, we knew we had to make the heartbreaking decision to have Milo put to sleep. He no longer had any control over his bowels or bladder.. and as he has always been such a gentleman, we felt it was so sad & cruel to keep him in such an undignified state.
After the heart wrenching trip to the vet last Friday at lunchtime, I put this tribute to Milo on Facebook…

Today, we very sadly farewelled our good old friend Milo, who lived a grand life of 13yrs (that’s 91yrs old in human years). He was the best and most loyal dog you could ever ask for. He always cared more about others than himself, right up to lunchtime today, when he was more worried about how upset I was, than the ‘green dream’ drip he was having put in. Milo will be so sadly missed, but we are grateful for this last week with him. Although it was really hard to watch him in so much discomfort, the extra care he needed gave us loads of quality times & cuddles with this absolutely beautiful dog. I honeslty think he had the softest ears of any dog EVER. He went peacefully and took it like the gentleman he always was. The angels in heaven gained a loyal friend today. We love you Milo, and you will never be forgotten !!
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Friday night, we headed out to Eat Street Markets to help keep us completely distracted from what happened that day. It was a great night, although quite crowded.

The weekend was quite busy (great for still needed distraction) with two birthday parties and a visit to meet our gorgeous new cousin Lachlan.
Add an early birthday dinner with my absolute BFFs, followed by a day spend with some of said BFFS, and I got through the sad time quite well. James’ trampoline injury was disappointing, but he has received the all clear now, so this is good.
I hope you all are doing great and haven’t missed me too much. Bahahahahaha.
Blessings in abundance !!!!! 1 Chronicles 4:10.