Tuesday, September 28, 2010

When All Of God Singers Go Home...

My heart is breaking...

I just learned that Tony Greene who was a member of the Greenes went home to be with the Lord a little while ago.

I can hardly believe I am writing this I never would have guessed in my wildest dreams I would be posting this blog.

I don't know all the details only that his lung collapse he was in ICU and incautious. He is now in Heaven with no pain at all.

My dad, Carole and myself met Tony and TaRanda and one of their daughter's when I was eighteen years old.

It was a summer afternoon and I couldn't stop thinking about the Greenes being in our area. I couldn't believe they were so close but we couldn't attend the concert.

It was our midweek service that night and even for the Greenes my parents stood their ground and said we needed to go to church. I understood. I did. Honestly! But I was bummed real bummed.

I then came up with the most brilliant idea...

"Dad?" In my most adorable daddy's girl tone I could muster... "Could we just swing by the place they will be at and we could buy a CD at least?? PLEASE???" My dad smiled and said he had already thought about it and then his two very famous words. "We'll see."

All day I wondered if my dad would come home early Carole and I were dressed for church early just in case we were taking a trip to maybe see the Greenes or at least buy a CD. My mom told me not to get my hopes up. (Her famous words) and I tried but it was hard.

My dad pulled up and said "Let's try!" I squealed with glee.

On the way over we almost turned around 'cause the car was acting up but my dad decided to keep going.

I will never forget pulling up to the place and seeing Tony Greene take something off their bus. "Dad it's Tony Greene the real Tony Greene!!" He had a yellow tee shirt on and tan shorts. I was plan giddy with excitement.

By the time we parked Tony was no where to be seen and we were not sure what our next move would be. We then saw a young couple who was related to the owners of the venue and asked us if we were there for the concert. My dad told them our situation and they said "Hold on" They went in and the next thing Carole and I know was that TaRanda Greene was holding the doors open waving us in!

I was in shock. I probably was just staring at her until Carole pulled my arm forward. The next thing we know we are inside and Taranda starts chit chatting away with us telling me how much the CD's were and when I picked the five CDs for twenty dollars she plopped the brand new on on my pile and said you need this one and then she looked at me and smiled "For five dollars!" WOW! Carole then asked about their only daughter at the time Belle she was just over a year. She said "Just a minute!" And went in search for her husband and daughter we then met Tony and Belle. My dad took many pictures and we knew it was almost time to go.

I hated even thing of leaving but then TaRanda put her hand on my shoulder and asked if my sister and I could stay a few more minutes we looked to my dad and he nodded his head. TaRanda brought us to the front and sat us down and then Tony, Brad (A singer who was singing with them at the time) and TaRanda and Belle;) Sand "Living In The Middle Of Love." To just me, Carole and my dad.

We said our goodbyes TaRanda told us we made her day and we went home all the while pressing repeat to "Living In The Middle Of Love." all the way home.

Please, please pray for TaRanda and their sweet little girls, Belle and Josie. His brother Time and his sister Kim Greene Hopper and the rest of their family.

When all of God singers get home...

Monday, September 27, 2010

A quick post...

Number one: It's finally feeling like fall! YAY! Bring on the sweaters!

Number two: Jeremy finished his sippie cup at church last night and said "All gone" So cute!

Number three: We had a pizza party at school today and lunch special tomorrow two days in the row I won't have have to pack a lunch! YAY!

Number four: Carole and I have been getting into Little House again. Love that show!

Number five: I am so thankful the Lord allowed me to be a teacher.

Number six: Ashleigh, is having another give away! Go check it out!

Number seven: I need all of you to pray for a southern gospel singer. His name is Tony Greene and he sings with the Greenes. This group has been such a special blessing to our family. One day I may blog about the sweet story. But for now he is in ICU and he needs all your prayers and please remember his wife TaRanda and there two little girls Belle and Josie.

Number eight: It's time to go to bed!!


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

My Heart

I think I have mentioned more than once my desire and dream to adopt. I have held this dream in my heart since I was fourteen years old. I pray if it's the Lord's will one day my dream will come true...

I often think about the day when me and my husband (whoever and wherever he may be)
Stepping off the airplane holding all my babies belongings while trying to tamp down my excitement long enough to find out where to pick up my beautiful baby.

A few months ago. I was on one of my favorite blogs and she posted a heart melting post but more than that she mentioned Uganda beads. I immediately fell in LOVE with them.

A few weeks later came my birthday and dear friends of ours gave them to me for a gift.

I was thrilled.

I wear them often. I think of those sweet children and one day by God's grace I may be their mommy.

Until then....

I want to send everyone over to Ashleigh's blog...

She is giving away two necklaces to two commenter's...

Go check it out and read the whole post...it will melt your heart like it did mine.

Sunday, September 12, 2010


For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten, Son that whosoever believth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 3:16

Isn't the love of God something wonderful?

In Bible I have been teaching my students about Adam and Eve. They have been so interested in the fact that they actually disobeyed God and did something God told them directly not to do.

I think about how shocked they were when they learned about disobedience. How someone really could disobey God.

And I was reminded...

To adopt that child like faith.

And be just as shocked about sin and not act like it's an everyday thing like we so often do.

My students teach me so much.

Have a wonderful Monday!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Blogging Is In The Air.

Do you ever get inspired to blog?

I did.

Tonight, I hopped on my blog to go on my friend's list to hop on another blogger's blog but before I could I realized something was different...

I allowed dial up to take it's pretty time to load and then I saw the most cutest header ever and then it dawned on me it was my very own blog and my very own header. :) Thank you to my dear bloggie artist Mackenzie who made my blog so CUTE!!

I love it when she surprises me like that!

Isn't she so talented?

So back to my first thought. Being inspired to blog. That was me when I first saw my header with my laptop on my lap. I knew it was time for another post.

So, last night I dreamt Carole's wedding was in a couple of weeks and I couldn't believe how fast the wedding came. I then woke up and realized we were still in the month of September and I breathed a sigh of relief 'cause in my dream I didn't even throw her a shower! ;)

Well, this Monday will mark my fourth week in school. How did that happen? The year is flying already! I have been having such a fun time. My students are so fun! And I have such fun with them!

Well, I am going to sign off because it is Saturday night and I will be waking up early for church.

I promise I am going to try to blog more this month!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

My favorite Boy...

Jeremy, is walking ALL OVER the place now. He has figured out how to turn on and off the light.

He loves playing "chase"

He says "I wu woo" (I love you)

He loves picking out "two" books and crawling on daddy's lap to be read to.

He finds his sneakers and brings them to mom so they can go outside and "play"

He loves playing.

He loves his animal (real and stuff)

He is a lovable little boy.

I just love my baby brother Jeremy!! ;)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Where Has the Time Gone?

I think of my precious bloggie friends often. I totally have not forgotten about you. But besides my quick little posts here and there you would think I have left the wonderful world of blogging. I miss the nights where I would ramble on and on. Where I couldn't lift my fingers off the keys. When my eyes started to kill from reading and re reading my post before publishing making sure everything was perfect. And then...the most exciting part ever....

Waiting for the comments...

I would make myself leave the computer for hours and do other things and then when I could convince myself I wasn't married to the computer I would log back on and check...

My heart would jump when I had more than four comments when I only posted a few hours before that. It meant people were waiting to hear from me people cared about my nook on the net.

I now hardly post. *SIGH* What to do?

Well, I am going to continue doing what I'm doing post when I can, jump on your blogs when I have a chance and just live life.

My second week of school is going well. Just like the last two years I am enjoying this year fully. My kids make me laugh, make me sigh, make me think. They are so fun...:)

So, the reason for this post?

To tell you I'm still in the blogging world and I would love to hear from all of you. If you still often check this ole timer of a blog let me know. I would love to hear from you.