Friday, May 15, 2009

Why I Love Being a Mommy...

So I had a awesome Mother's Day! I won't bore you with all the details. I love Mother's Day! I get to celebrate my mom who is absolutely incredible. She raised my sister and I all by herself and I think we turned out perfect! She worked two jobs and one included being a factory worker. Did yall ever watch that show Grace Under Fire that would be my mom. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I also have an awesome mother-in-law too! She did an outstanding job raising Glenn to treat me well! She makes me feel like a daughter! And she is a wonderful mawmaw too! I couldn't ask for a better mother-in-law!
Now to me being a Mommy....Well I have had some great examples to go by so of course I'm perfect! ha! Not even close... I'm learning along the way! I lose my temper sometimes, I get frustrated and sometimes I'm just slap tired. But I wouldn't trade it for anything! Motherhood is one thing I never want to take for granted!
Here's why I Love Being a Mommy....
I love that God sent JPW to me for a divine purpose(FP Ministry)
I love remembering the first moment I held him at 5 days old
I love holding his little hand
I love seeing that big smile
I love seeing him run to me when I pick him up from school
I love hearing him sing songs about Jesus
I love watching him in the rear view mirror on the way to school
I love his big hugs and wet kisses
I love saying prayers with him every night
I love taking him to the park
I love seeing him playing with his Daddy
I love being the one to make his boo boos all better
I love snuggling with him at night
I love how he plays with my hair
I love how he dips everything in Ranch or Ketchup(like mom has to have a "dip")
I love hearing him say "Mommy I stinkied"(he tooted!)
I love how he says he's sorry when he's done something wrong-melts my heart
I love singing with him
I love going on walks with him
I love reading to him
I love that he's my buddy
I love holding him
I love every moment with him
I love that my love for him grows stronger and stronger everyday!
I love that the Lord gave me the opportunity of raising a child!
I love him more than any words could ever express!

Thank you JPW and G for making my Mother's Day so wonderful! Your Mommy Loves You So Much!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

We Needed an Ark!

Today was very eventful at work! Most of you know where I work and if you don't know where I work you probably shouldn't be reading my blog. Just kidding....I blog stalk too! I won't post the name of my employer because I'm funny like that. Anyways, Montgomery had a torrential downpour. I've never seen anything like this. It was coming through the doors and there was nothing we could do to stop it. It was up to my ankles. And in the parking lot the guys ran out to move cars and it was up to their waist. It covered several cars in the parking lot up past their doors. I was parked on the other side. Thank goodness everyone is safe at work and our house is fine. It makes me want to sing
Rain, rain go away
Come again another day(of course not like this)!
Hope you and your family are safe and dry!
See it just flooding in at the bottom
the sand didn't help-we didn't have alot
that's water you see the reflection in

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

My Desire...To Be Used By You

Mother's Day is a very special day in more ways than one! I will post my Mommy post soon. Another reason Mother's Day is so, so special to me is this time last year I accepted my calling into Ministry on Mother's Day last year. I hope in sharing this with you-someone's heart will be touched. I hope it encourages someone to jump.

So how did I know I was being "called"? Well, I just knew. I was at a point where I was ready to sell, move, and give up all of my possessions and plans for the future. I'm such a planner-get married, have x-amount of children by 30, live here and do this so this was so out of character. And of course I talked it over with my pastor. I have never in my life been so passionate about sharing Christ with others. After beginning Footprints the Lord placed this passion in my heart. It is unexplainable. I wish I could give just an ounce of it to everyone. I'm at the point in my life where I just want to share it with everyone. Ask Robyn-I'll even talk to people at Pizza Hut about it. ha!

What did I do after my "calling"-that sounds so serious doesn't it? I prayed and prayed. I still wasn't sure where and what to do. So I sat still and listened. I was working for a law firm that I loved, handling Footprints on the side. Things were great! Then one morning the pastor called looking for G. He knew G had to lay off some employees and the pastor had an opening as his assistant. I was like Bro. David that would be perfect for me. I was literally in tears-have you ever had one of those God moments? It was like "Hello, Lord you called me this morning" Well it wasn't just handed to me. I had to interview and then discuss pay. Oh goodness-that was the clincher-a pay cut. Hmmm...that's wasn't going to work. So then I prayed more and more. You know when you're about to make a decision, you just want the Lord to shine a bright light down and say "Kim take this job, it will be ok" It did not make since on paper. But I had a peace about it so I jumped. And since then we have been blessed beyond measure in all areas of our life.

So now, I feel like I'm finally serving where I'm supposed to be. It is amazing! I can work and do Footprints. I look back now and think wow-the Lord knew exactly what he was doing. I just had to TRUST him. Now, this doesn't mean I won't be called to something else. I'm praying- Lord where you lead me I will follow.

If you are at a point of not sure what road to take. Pray, Pray, Pray. Then follow where the Lord is leading you! He has a plan for everyone!

All this stuff here on earth isn't going with us....So do something that will last and change the hearts of people eternally and share your faith with someone today.

So with this said "This is my Desire....To Be Used By You"

"I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength to do his work. He considered me trustworthy and appointed me to serve him" 1 Timothy 1:12

Last Mother's Day making my decision public at church