Wednesday, November 23, 2011

What's that?

Aaliyah is two years and four months old and has entered the "What's that?" stage.  Here is a little snippet of our conversation yesterday while we were reading a book about Creation.

"What's that, Mama?" - an elephant
"What's that, Mama?" - It's a giraffe
"What's that, Mama?" - It's a snake...I think.
"What's that, Mama?" - I don't know Aaliyah.
"Mama, Don't say I don't know!  What's that?" - Well Aaliyah, I dont' know.
"Mama, I told you don't say I don't know.  What's that?"  - It's something.
"Something?" - Yes, something.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Thank You (4)

Today I would like to say thank you to Bro. and Sister Jackson.  I am not quite sure where to begin, except to say that my relationship began with them when they visited our home one Friday evening to invite our family to church.  Bro. Jackson was the captain of bus number eight (the greatest bus in the world!!!).  They invited us to ride their bus to visit Windsor Hills Baptist Church.  I was about 12 or 13 at the time.  We went the very next Sunday (upon my Grandma's insistence) and continued for about  7 years.  The Jacksons took me into their home and I became family. They became extended family to my whole family.  I remember my mother making chitterlings for Bro. Jackson every Thanksgiving and Christmas.   Mrs. Jackson treated me like one of her daughters.  I needed that and I appreciate all that you both did for me!!!  Thank you Bro. and Sister Jackson for loving me.  I can say without a doubt that I WOULD NOT be serving the Lord today if it wasn't for you two.

Until next time,

Friday, November 11, 2011

Take Time to...

I was featured on my friend Maria's wonderful blog.  Read all about it HERE.

Until next time,

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


There is a wonderful book giveaway on Rachel Winkler's blog.  Click HERE  to find out all about it!

Thank You! (3)

Today I would like to say thank you to a very special lady, Dena Bowden.  I can't tell you how much I learned from Dena.   If ever I met a person who would give you the shirt off her back, it would be Dena.  One time a college student told her that she liked her shoes and she literally took them off and gave them to her, no joke. Not only is she a very giving lady; but she also is a prayer warrior.  There were several times I knew that she was praying and fasting, not because she told me; but because I practically lived with her during the summer when I was in high school (I babysat her boys).  She and her boys became extended family.  My mother calls Dena my "White" mother.   Dena, I love you and I am so very thankful to know you!  You taught me so much, and as I reflect back to those "good old days" (now that I am also a mother) I see things from a new point of view and it makes me even more thankful that I knew you then.  Love ya!

Until Next Time,

Saturday, November 5, 2011


Well, not much has been going on around our house  for the past two weeks except wiping noses and toting buckets (and sometimes sheets) that have been soiled with um...regurgitation and stuff.  This is the part of motherhood that is not so fun; but I must be a little bit strange because I have kind of enjoyed this time.  Not so much the extra laundry and washing off vomit and stuff; but Aaliyah is a little extra snuggly.    I get to spent a little extra time with her (with a good excuse)  just hugging and reading and watching Curious George. She has been coming over and hugging my neck and saying, "Mommy, I love you!".  If this is sick week, then I'll take it. 

Until Next Time,


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