Thursday, August 28, 2008


My family and I had the awesome privilege of spending Tuesday evening with a wonderful Christian family!!! The Morris family has been huge source of encouragement to me for many years!!! It is so nice to get to spend an evening with a family who loves the Lord and who have children who are respectful and are striving to grow in their spiritual walks also!!!! Thank you Lord for good friends!!!! Here are some pics of some of us while we were making bread on a stick!!!! It was pretty fun!!!!

Friday, August 22, 2008


It is OFFICIAL!!!!!!!!!!! I am going to start keeping Chase full time on Monday, September 1!!!!!!
The Lord has blessed me so much and I can't wait to start keeping this precious child!!!!! I would ask for everyones prayers... One of the main reasons Chase's grandmother and parents want me to keep her full time is that she is behind in her speech and in some other areas. She seems to do so much better with one on one teaching. It is my desire that the Lord will use me to help this little girl, and also be able to teach her more about Jesus!!! I have already been able to teach her some simple songs about the Lord!!! Another blessing is that they want me to keep her until she starts real school! So that means for like the next three years I will have the opportunity to influence her for the Lord!!! So, please keep me and Chase in your prayers as we begin this great new adventure together!!!

Friday, August 15, 2008

The Lord is SO Good!!!!!!

The past couple of weeks the Lord has really been teaching me to trust Him fully with everything in my life! I was asked about a month ago if I would be interested in keeping Chase full time instead of just two days a week, like I had all summer! I told Chase's Grandma that I needed to pray about it and I would get back to her... So I took a week to pray and think it over, and the Lord gave me such peace about taking this full time job! So I told her Grandma I would be glad to keep her! Well, Mrs. Bev ( Chases Grandma ) talked with Chase's parents and I found out last week that it was a definite YES that they would love for me to keep her!.. I was so excited and couldn't wait to start the following week... But as I am learning, not everything runs as smooth as I would want it to go!!! Austin, ( Chase's Dad ) called me to let me know that the day care Chase was going to required a 30 day notice before pulling the child out of their program! BIG CHANGE OF PLANS!!!!!!! I was nice and calm on the phone while Austin was telling me all this, but boy let me tell you when I hung up with him I started to panic!!!!! What was I going to do?! I had my car insurance coming up I needed to pay, I had promised my sister I would take her to the beach for a weekend, I have to pay for gas, my AAA was expiring and needed renewed, I have a bridesmaids dress to pay for, plus I need to get it altered... I tell you peoples I was a mess!!!!!! So I started praying!!!!!! I told the Lord... " I don't know why in the world all this is happening, but I know I need to trust you!!! Please Father give me peace about all this and help me to know you are going to take care of me!!!" I got out my bible and opened it up and there are so many scripture verses in there about the Lord taking care of His children!!! Well, a few days later Dad came to me and said " Let me call Gieco and see if I can get you a cheaper rate on your car insurance." After calling them and getting a quote he asked me how much I was paying the other company and it turned out to be about 200 dollars cheaper to go with Gieco, plus they have a road side service plan for only a dollar a month and it is a better plan than AAA!!!!!! PRAISE THE LORD!!!!! Then my friend who's wedding I am going to be in told me that because Davids Bridal messed up and didn't order our dresses when they told us they would, they gave us another discount on the dresses and the price is drastically lower than I was expecting!!! Now for the best part of it all... I got a phone call from Mrs. Bev today... She wanted to let me know that Austin had talked to Chase's day care about giving 30 days notice and found out there was a long waiting list to get into the school... So, in stead of making us wait 30 days, we only have to wait 2 weeks before she is allowed out!!!!! I was Praising the Lord!!!!!!!! So now I can take Mary to the beach!!!!!!! God is SO GOOD!!!!!!! I hope by reading this rather long post that you will be encouraged!!!! The Lord Loves You and will ALWAYS take care of You!!!!! It might not always work out how you want it to, but He will make sure that you are taken care of!!!! Matthew 6:34 says... Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own troubles.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


I was walking out to the pasture this morning to feed my horses and I happened to glance to the side of the well worn path between the barn and the pasture and noticed this beautiful little cluster of purple flowers... I am not talking about just a small cluster of flowers, I mean a really tiny cluster of flowers!! So I stopped to look at them closer. What I saw amazed me!!! Here in the midst of all the weeds and dead grass was a masterpiece that my Lord had created!!! All the tiny little flowers were so detailed and perfect!!! As I was looking at them it was like the Lord spoke to me through His handiwork and said... I can make the tiniest of flowers perfect and beautiful, trust Me to make you into a beautiful masterpiece to! I am so thankful for the tiniest of reminders that the Lord loves me and wants to help me to grow and be more like Him!!! I did get some pictures of the flowers and I hope you are able to tell how incredible they really are! My prayer for whoever decides to read this post is that you will let the Lord make you into one of His wonderful and beautiful masterpieces to!!!

Saturday, August 9, 2008


I was keeping my sweet Chase the other day, and after playing tea party, reading some books and blowing bubbles out side we came inside for some play time before lunch! Chase was playing qietly on the floor with her baby dolls and I was working on the computer... After awhile I felt the presence of a little girl leaning against my leg... I looked down in to her sweey face and she was rubbing her belly... She sweetly said," I Humry Isa!" Well I scooped that precious little girl up and gave her a hug and we then went right downstairs for some lunch!!! It was 12pm after all! I did feed her a good lunch before the pudding, but had to take some pics of her eating her dessert!! She was just sooo cute!!!!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

A look at my summer...

As I look back on the adventures of my summer I am so blessed to have many pictures of the precious children I took care of!!! My days were spent swimming, playing outside, reading bible stories, having tea parties, going to the barn to see the horses, playing with the kittens and playing dress up... That includes dressing the dog up!! I have had a wonderful summer and am so thankful to the Lord for all He has given me!

The most used quote this summer was from Robert, and it was... " Thats so classic!" It was very funny most of the time he used it, because he would say it at a time when the situation wasn't classic... His sister would then say... " Robert! This isn't the time to say that!"... Then later in the day when something classic would happen Mary Claire would say... " Now you can say it Robert!" He would then get this BIG GRIN on his face and say while laughing uncontrollably... " THAT'S SOOO CLASSIC!!!!" My summer would have been so boring with out those children!

The children in these pics are Mary Claire, Chris and Robert! Chris is the child in the green swimming shorts and life vest, and Robert is the one in the red swim shorts! If you look real close in the background of the pic with the woods you will see a deer standing behind them!

Monday, August 4, 2008

The Joys of Waiting...

I have once again been reminded how the Lord wants me to trust Him as I wait to hear from people concerning my nanny jobs for Fall thru Spring! I am waiting to hear back from people to see if the jobs I set up for this Fall thru Spring are still going to work out! I don't know why I worry... The Lord has all this under control and He knows what is going to work out!

I was reading in Matthew 6 today... Matthew 6:34 say- Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about it's own things. Sufficient for the day is it's own troubles.

I had learned this verse as a child, but it was such a good reminder that the Lord has things under control and I just need to rest in Him!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

End of summer...

I have spent my summer keeping three wonderful children... Mary Clarie 9, and Chris and Robert 7!!! They have been so much fun and a blessing to be around!!! I kept them on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and we had so much fun taking walks to the park going swimming at the pool, visiting my house and swimming in the pond, going to Monkey Joes, and so much more!!! I am sad to say, but also over joyed, that this summer was the last summer I will be nannying them! Their Mother quit her job to come home to be with her wonderful children!!!! I am so happy for her! I have been reassured that I will still be called on to babysit in the evenings and on some weekends when Mom and Dad want to go away for some alone time!!! Even though it is hard not nannying them all the time now I am always so happy when the Lord brings the Momma home to her children!!!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Ok so this is my first try at having a blog of my own!!!
I hope you will be patient with me as I learn how to use this thing!
I thought it would be fun, and encouraging to share with others the ministry I have with children by being a nanny!!! It is a challenging and wonderful job!!! The Lord has blessed me in so many ways with the families I work for and I would like to share it all with you!!! As many of you know children are such blessings and they say and do so many wonderful things... So my desire is to share my experiences with you in hopes of brightening your day or encouraging you in some way! I will also be using this blog to share things like my missions trips also... Pretty much anything that I do where I am working with children of all ages! The youngetst ones I work with are just teeny babies all the way up to the youth I work with at church!!!

So I hope you enjoy!!!