Monday, May 18, 2009

The Ride!

I know , I know..........WOW, what a busy year. If I had time to sit down and blog I really don't even know what I would blog about. It has been a year full of a lot of changes for us. I will try to make it short and sweet. We entered the New Year wondering, hoping and praying. We are now in May, and JD's business is up and running and we are amazed at the faithfulness of our wonderful God.
God took what we thought was going to be a devastating job loss and turned it into something more than we could have ever imagined. I never knew that my husband wanted to have this kind of business or that it was even a thought. Now, a motorcycle shop with his brother, this I knew, but working for Coke after the lay you off, didn't know. Yes, he is self employed, doing contract work for Coca Cola North America, they give him the business, he orders the parts from them, does the job and they pay him. Amazing!

A long time friend and co worker approached him about it and off he went. It was been a whirlwind and we have been blessed beyond imagination. Granted, self employment has its ups and downs. But, for the first time in a long time he is happy about getting up and working everyday. I am very proud of him. He is loving being his own boss and enjoying some extra time off with the kids and I.
Besides Coke installations, he is doing some technical work for people, sound systems etc.
He has been able to do some much needed work on our sound system at FWBF.
So, for now, it is holding us. I am not worrying about next month or even next week. I really feel that God's hand is in this, and we will give us what we need when we need it, IF we need it :-)

The kids are amazing. Tyler just turned 9 and continues to surprise me everyday. He is such an intelligent, compassionate and loving young man. He loves soccer and is playing better than he ever has. He has such a bright future ahead of him. Tanner, is well Tan-man. He is still so full of life that I have a hard time keeping up with him. I know that God will use is stubbornness and persistence later in life for the good, so I am hopeful. Other than that, he makes me laugh on days when I don't feel like I can laugh anymore. JD is building a stage in Tanner's room, he is still SO crazy about music. I can already tell we have a future musician on our hands.
I feel that even in the midst of chaos we are lucky and very blessed to just be together and have each other. I would not trade it for the world, even on our worst days.

I am still working, WOW. I am busy and sometimes don't even know if I can get thru another day. It is so hard to work-even part time- and take care of a family. I take my hat off to all working moms- because we do work 2 jobs, well actually 3! It is exhausting- yet rewarding, painful- yet full of life lessons. I love my church and and can only hope that God will give me the strength to keep doing what I am doing. I am so proud of all my kiddos there and love seeing their smiling faces every week. I feel that in planning these lessons every week, I am growing with God in a way I never have.

Summer is approaching, this will be a whole new hurtle to jump. Hopefully we will make it.
Please pray for our health, happiness and safety and we will do the same for you.
I will try to post a little more often !!!