Friday, January 29, 2010

The Tree

So far 2010 has been a little rough for the Allen family...almost broke my ankle-which included a midnight ER visit, James has been dealing with some abdominal pain for the past 5-6 weeks, and now is scheduled for gall bladder removal surgery on February 9th-and to top it all off~a tree fell on our house this past Sunday night...and did quite a bit of damage...there are numerous holes, broken trusses, the eave of the house completely off+James' truck had a considerable amount of damage to it...$3000 to be exact...
Sometimes when all of these things are going on around us, it is so hard to see the silver lining to all of these "clouds" that seem to be surrounding us right now....but I know, and James knows that God is in control, and we are in HIS hands....God allows for us to go through difficult times in our lives ONLY to make us stronger, and to grow closer to him. I have been spending a lot of time watching and reading about all of the devastation that has happened in Haiti-due to the earthquake. and their situation is SO horrible. We do have food to eat, roofs over our heads and heat to stay warm, water to drink. We are blessed beyond measure. Sometimes it is so easy to get that "woe is me" attitude....but I know that God has a plan for us. I can't tell you now WHY these things have happened, all at once, but I know that with FAITH all things are possible. My God is in control, and that is what gives me peace.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Enough Said....

I saw this on the internet yesterday, while I am sitting here bored because I severely sprained my ankle...Yes, very thankful for no broken bones, but just SO many things I need to be doing, and can't...It doesn't take much for me to get down...especially when there is snow on the ground, and it is 10 degrees this spoke to me...LOVE IT.... I just found this blog...and I LOVE it...Be sure to check it

Monday, January 4, 2010

Blogging? What is that?

Blogging? I think that I have forgotten what that is...I love to journal...and write down my thoughts...I have been doing that...just not here on my blog...I hate to admit that I, too, have just gotten so caught up in the busy-ness of life, that I have just thrown in the towel when it comes to blogging....I would love to keep it up, but it just seems that no matter how much I try, or how good my intentions are...just isn't happening....I'm not making a "resolution" to do better, but I did want to get on here and touch base with the maybe 2 people who are still is difficult to write...Where does the time go? It just passes by quicker and quicker with each year....I have a "mental list" of things I want to accomplish this year...I am not going to bore you by listing them out...but I definitely hope to make some changes this year. We, as a family, are hoping to make some changes also. together..Which is why I changed my blog header. Together, What a wonderful place to be. No matter the actual physical location~as long as we are that...and it is so true...One of the blogs that I read suggested that we come up with a "word" for 2010...a word that you hope to live by...throughout 2010. Something to focus on, aim for, work on....The word I have There are many reasons that I am choosing this word...but the one that touches me the I want to grow closer to my God. I want my family to do the same. Together-I know we can do all things. He is in control. And I love that.

Looking forward to a great 2010....=)