Saturday, October 11, 2008

Good Morning and Welcome to the Saturday Morning Chat Group!

Good Morning Everyone! Welcome to the chat group. We do have some news today.
April is still in China bringing Eliana home. Please visit her travel blog 'Letters From China'. I know she'd love to hear from you.
Laura/Lala's Babyshower for little Coby is coming up on October 25th. Please help me get the word out by doing a post of displaying the sidebar graphic. It is not an html, so you can just copy and save the image. She is registered at Target.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month...

Friday, October 10, 2008

Please Pray for Us...

You all have become my true sisters through this journey and I have come to rely on you all so heavily. I apologize for not visiting you all as often as I should. There is a lot going on right now. I would like to ask you to pray for my family. We are going through a very stressful time.
Our family has been coming under some pretty substantial attacks.
We have a truly wonderful, loving and supportive family, but there are a couple of members who have been in attack mode since Tim and I were married and they have done whatever they can to twist words, spread untruths and hurt our family. Their favorite tool is Tim's daughter and it has reached a point where we are in crisis in our relationship with her.
I have done everything I can to seperate us from these individuals, but they never miss an opportunity to attack.
This has been going on for so long that I have really tried to leave it behind me, but just recently it has come to light that someone I have loved dearly and supported has been a part of this all along too and it has broken my heart. I guess that I have always known because I have heard things over the years that she has said that are clearly untrue or twisted versions of things that I have said but I just let it go. Recently though, I have heard things that are so hurtful to me and to my husband, things said that were completely untrue or only part of the truth.
This is such foreign territory for me because my family stands together, we do not do this to each other. I have really struggled over what to do and how to handle all of this. I have tried to seperate us from the most damaging individuals, but evidently that wasn't enough.
Please pray for us. Pray for all of our children, as this affects all of them and all of them are loved and cared for by us. When you are a blended family, sometimes it is difficult for the different families to see you as a whole and to care for all of your members as a whole, not just the ones related directly to them. Please pray that these individuals will walk away from their desire to control, that they will see how what they are doing and saying is affecting us and truly care about that. Help them to see how each member of the family needs to be an active part of it and how each member needs to be treated equally with the same rules, expectations and guidelines.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Announcing a Blog Baby Shower for Lala and Baby Coby!

I am thrilled to announce that we will be having an on-line baby shower for Lala/Laura's little man Coby on Saturday, October 25th here at the the Seventh Diamond!

Their family blog is 'Ladybugs and Dragonflies'. Laura is registered at Target. If you are unable to attend the shower but would like the gift list, send me an e-mail and I will get the info to you that you will need to access the Target registry.

Please help me get the word out and display this graphic on your sidebar or please do a post. A BIG THANK YOU TO VERNA for the design!

Laura is also collecting items for Coby's orphanage. They need: clothing in sizes 0-24 months, cloth diapers and children's medications.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Prayer Needed...

Please join me in praying for Mr. Brian's sister. She has had a stroke and they are waiting for more information from the doctors. Mr. Brian is such a dear friend to so many of us. His blog is 'All In A Days Work'. Please leave him some words of comfort and encouragement.

I am praying for peace and healing for you and your family my very special friend.

The Blog Contest

Ok everyone, I haven't received a vote in a while. Some new blogs have been added to the Halloween Blog Contest. If you signed up to be a judge, t's time to start keeping an eye on the contestants!









P.S. It's still not too late to enter, so if you'd like to join in, send me an e-mail

Monday, October 06, 2008

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Please Pray for April...She Is In China Bringing Eliana Home.

Please keep April and her family in your prayers. They are in China bringing home Eliana. Their travel blog is 'Letters From China'. Please visit their blog and leave them some loving words of encouragement and congratulations.