Wednesday, August 5, 2015

August 7th: Hug Your Mama Day

I know, I haven't been on the blog for quite some time!
Me with my Mama when I was pregnant with my son.

As we get near the anniversary of my Mom's passing, I was trying to figure out how I would focus on the positive. Then, a thought came to me, how about we call August 7th "Hug your mama" day? It has been something I have been thinking about for weeks and a very dear friend encouraged me to do it.

Once I told my family they were completely on board! I don't know why, but I truly thought this was just going to be personal for myself, my family and my closest friends.  However, we decided to share it with everyone and quite a few people have decided to participate. And, we want as many people to participate as possible.

How do you participate?
Go to our face book page and like it:  Hug Your Mama 
This Friday, August 7th, post your pictures with you and your mama, or you with your loved ones on our Hug Your Mama page. 
*feel free to find a picture and post "in memory of" if your loved one has passed away
The goal is to share the love!
As a family in September we are participating in the Walk to End Lupus now.  If that is also something you want to participate in please get involved in some way!  You can participate by joining our team(virtually or in person) and you can also give financially to support the cause. More to come about Lupus next month!
To participate in any way click this link ---->My Tough Mama team page
Also, check out the website we have to honor our Mom:
I might just get back into this writing thing once again...

Monday, January 19, 2015

Love is patient, love is kind...

Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking,
 it is not easily angered, it keeps no records of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (NIV)

Monday, January 12, 2015

Verse of the week: Psalm 139


Psalm 139

For the director of music. Of David. A psalm.

You have searched me, Lord,
    and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise;
    you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down;
    you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue
    you, Lord, know it completely.
You hem me in behind and before,
    and you lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
    too lofty for me to attain.
Where can I go from your Spirit?
    Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
    if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
    if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
    your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
    and the light become night around me,”
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
    the night will shine like the day,
    for darkness is as light to you.
13 For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
    when I was made in the secret place,
    when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
    all the days ordained for me were written in your book
    before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts,God!
    How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
    they would outnumber the grains of sand
    when I awake, I am still with you.
19 If only you, God, would slay the wicked!
    Away from me, you who are bloodthirsty!
20 They speak of you with evil intent;
    your adversaries misuse your name.
21 Do I not hate those who hate you, Lord,
    and abhor those who are in rebellion against you?
22 I have nothing but hatred for them;
    I count them my enemies.
23 Search me, God, and know my heart;
    test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 See if there is any offensive way in me,
    and lead me in the way everlasting.