Thursday, December 26, 2013

Sweet Ida

There are many people in life we meet and never remember again or never speak to again.  But this lady, she changed my life for the better.  I can't say I'm sad, because she is home, she is free and oh how glorious I bet Heaven is.  She was 89 years old, married for 77 years to her Husband whom is the sweetest guy I've ever met.  My heart aches for him, because he is missing his sweetheart.

This lady was full of compassion, love and generosity.  She immediately fell in love with my kids and swooped them up as if she had known them for years.  She was the kind of women I wish to be one day.  She loved like there was no tomorrow.  One of the things she told me that I'll never forget is "Don't wait for tomorrow to tell someone how much they mean to you, do it today!"  I've lived off those words now for the last 10 months of my life.  She is right, we aren't promised tomorrow.

Rest in Paradise my Sweet Ida.  I love you so much!!!


My Faith in Jesus Christ hasn't always been spectacular, I  believed, but I didn't think I needed him.  Over the last year, I've been proven wrong.  Every turn I made, there he was, every time I talked, there he was.  He saved me from hard times, held me up when I needed to be and kept me going on a daily basis.  I wanted to get baptized before I left Texas, but I didn't think the timing was right.  I know it would've been my Grandmothers wish to see me finally take that dip.  I prayed about it, asked Heavenly Father to let me know when the timing was right.

I attended a Starting Point meeting in November right before Thanksgiving.  It was perfect and my sign.  I knew that God was telling me that I was ready.  And I believed whole hearted that I was.

In December I set a date for December 15th.  It was awesome.  Committed my life to my Savior, Jesus Christ has been the best thing I've done.  Having my children there to watch me was perfect.  I have no doubt about it that without God, many things in my life wouldn't have been possible.  So many times it would've been easy to get up and he was always there to say "Nope SIERRA, TRY ONE MORE TIME and KEEP GOING!"  And I did.  I think he knew I needed him and he gave me what I needed even though I might not have wanted it.

Watching my kids faith grow over the last year has been amazing, it warms my heart to know that they will grow up knowing that their Lord, Jesus Christ, is and always will be right beside them.  I don't fear God, I love him.  I am REDEEMED!!!

Thanks to my Pastor Brent, my parents, my Sister, my Husband, my kids and my good friends Bobby and Amy.  Love you all!


Fun Saturday with many activities, bowling, Lex hanging out with Aunt Randa and Rodeo with Aunt Autumn.

He is a Country BOY

This dog drives me to want to start drinking.

A puppy we had to nurse back to good health

Jaxon bowling in my Dad's Motorcycle fundraiser

Max got stuck at the North Pole, so RUBY joined us this year.

This spoke right to my heart.

If I could freeze time, I would.

Jaxon and his best Friend.

New glasses

These two are adorable together.

Jaxon is actually pretty good at chess

Everytime he has his glasses on, I just stare at him.  Gosh, he is cute.

Spunky girl

Morning ratness

Wonder Women Lexi

He really does love her

My most favorite perfume EVER

Ash letter to Santa

Jaxon in HIS spot

The reason I wake up EVERYDAY

Decorating OUR TREE

It was hard for me to think about decorating for Christmas this year.  TWO years with none of my decorations.  But I put a smile on my face and away we decorated with Grandma and Grandpa.

A real tree and still perfect for us.