Thursday, February 27, 2014

Morning Routine...

This is me every morning.

Ohhh....who turned the lights on?

Is it morning.....noooo......sleeeeeepy.

Just five more minutes please...


This is my husband.

Oh did I wake you by turning on all the lights and making a lot of noise?

Have you seen my boots?


Are you up yet?

What about coffee.....are you going to make some?

Yes dear....

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Please Keep Thank You On My Lips....

I woke up this morning with Thank You on my lips.

Thank you Lord for this day.

Thank you for loved ones.

Thank you for friends.

Thank you for our furry friends.

But those are the easy ones.

Someone is mean to your child.

Thank you for the opportunity to teach my child to love even your enemies.

Walmart and fast food lines.

Thank you Lord for the opportunity to model patience and kindness

but also for having food so available to us.

Some men, women and children have no food.

Thank you for us not having to carry buckets of water for miles and

still not be sure it is safe to drink.

Thank you for a roof over our heads.

Thank you that we have to make a decision whether to drink coffee or tea.

We can't even see how rich we are.

Thank you for churches and education and the freedoms we take for granted.

Thank you for your book...the give us the answers.

Thank you for hardships and crisis so that our faith has the opportunity to grow.

I can think of hundreds of thanks yous that could take up an entire day

so why waste a second  with complaints.

Please keep Thank You on my lips Lord.

Thank you for unconditional love.

Thank you 

Thank you

Thank you


Monday, February 24, 2014

This is the day the Lord has made....

 The Lord sent me this glorious day.....

He knew how much I needed it....

I will rejoice

and be glad in it!

And I wanted to say to all of my blogging friends....thank you so much for such beautiful

comforting comments that each of you sent me yesterday.

I know for a fact that God sent each of you to my blog because y'all

are such a blessing to me.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

When Storms Come.....

 I've had some clouds in my life here lately......

I know....

everyone does....

Two weeks ago was a doozie....

My dog has cancer and I had to take him to the vet in Birmingham....

my son was caught in the first ice storm in Birmingham and stranded for hours

and here we were going again......

with a forecast for snow and ice.

But my dog has cancer and has to have his leg amputated...

so we go....

God makes our path clear.....

and we make it with no problems.

That was on a Tuesday....

On Wednesday my Mom and Dad both had Dr. appointments in the opposite

direction 2 hours away and I went with them.

My Mom had a prior appointment and her test results were not good

and they told her she might have cancer.

This appointment was to do further biopsies and find out what was going on.

My Dad has thyroid and sugar problems.

Sever thunderstorms were predicted for this day and it did

rain all day on us...


God made our path clear

so we made it there and home just fine.

My husband is under some major job related stress right now

we have some life changing decisions to make

and he is not sleeping and has lost weight.


God is making our path clear..

and I am not worried about our future.

I am finding my answers, my hope and my strength right here...

Proverbs 3:5-6

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart

and lean not on your own understanding;

in all your ways submit to him,

and he will make your paths straight."

I can't imagine not having Jesus in my life.

No matter the trials that come my way....

He is always there....

I feel the blessed assurance that everything is going to be okay.

I know that we may lose a limb, lose a job or possibly lose our life


HE is there for us and therefore

I am not afraid.

Saturday, February 15, 2014





It's going to be a beautiful day!!

Get your work clothes on and get out!!

The clothes aren't going to hang themselves on the line!!

Do it!!

And smile!!

The sun is shining!!

The sun is shining!!

Fluffy butts are in the air!!!

Take a deep breath!!

Wait....get away from the fluffy butts first then...

Take a deep breath!!!

It's good to be outside!

I hope you have a sunshiny day my friends!!!


and don't forget to dress appropriately...:)


Thursday, February 13, 2014

To My Valentines

Through the years
You've never let me down
You turned my life around
The sweetest days I've found
I've found with you
Through the years
It's better everyday
You've kissed my tears away
As long as it's okay
I'll stay with you
Through the years
This is for my Valentines
Matt TuckerTanner Tucker, and Shannon Tucker
I Love You!

She Thought He Was Cute..

In honor of Valentine's Day I thought I would share this story I wrote last year about my true love.

He was in history class, I was in study hall.

There was only a plastic, accordion, temporary wall between us.

Luckily for me it never closed completely.

There was a gap and I could see him from where I sat.

He was in the tenth grade, I was in the eighth.

I don't think he knows I'm alive but I've had a crush on him since the fifth grade.

He catches my eye, I look away.....I don't want him to know I was staring.

I look back up.....he's still looking my way.

He moves his lips and is saying something.

I look all around he talking to me?

I look back at him.

I need to ask you something after class....he says.

My mind is blown.

He is going to talk to me?

He is going to talk to me!

I wonder what it is?

The bell rings....I can't breathe.

He walks over to where I'm standing nervously shifting from foot to foot.

I don't know what to do with my hands.

He is so cute with his brown, curly hair and brown eyes.

Do you want to go with me to the basketball game?...he asks.

It will be two other couples going also....he said.

I'm speechless for a moment.

A million thoughts are going through my head at once.

Other couples?.....he considers us a couple.... going out on a date?

I........I have to ask my Mom and Dad.......I stammered.

He says ask them at lunch and let me know...ok?

Ok........I float to our car where my sister is sitting waiting to drive us home for lunch.

I ask you think Mom and Dad will let me go to the basketball game with a boy?

She says....tell them I will be there also.

So I go inside and just play with my food.....too nervous to eat.

I'm running out of time.

My heart is beating so fast.

Mom, can I go to the basketball game with Shannon?  There will be two other couples going also.


You are too young.

But......I say. the answer.

I'm devastated.

I go back to school with a heavy heart.

I tell him.

He says...ok.....maybe later.

I will never forgive my Mom and Dad.

Will he ever ask me out again?

The answer is yes.

We are celebrating our 29th wedding anniversary tomorrow.

He is my best friend.

He is my heart.

He is the father of my children.

He is my world.

I love you Shannon!


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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

A Day With Me On Facebook

I went to visit my son in Tuscaloosa yesterday and came home today.

I thought you might like my facebook posts during this time.

Please excuse the spelling and such because I was on my phone and it is not an I phone

so it is very hard to do.

It was usually a couple of hours between each post.....

im at tanner's aapt in up here...went to grocery store...cooked supper....going to spend the night but i think the people above his apt are rearranging their furniture....did i mention im all alone...tanner went out with friends....#collegemomproblems

well im up...sure is quiet now at college kids apts...i should go play drums outside his upstairs neighbors door....everything is shut down here because of ice....#tuckerluck

all attempts at waking college kid's harder to do on his home turf......i'm ready for a kreme!!!!...or both!!!! gotta go look for an air horn..#hewillnotwinbecauseimhungry

All is forgiven...look what's in college kids' room.....#stillneedmydonuts
Photo: All is forgiven...look what's in college kids' room.....#stillneedmydonuts

let's do the math....2 dozen donuts..+..a 2 hour ride home alone with donuts....equals 4 donuts for shannon...yep...sounds fair to me....don't blame me blame math...

i will only eat 3..i will only eat 3...i will only eat 4

Well I'm trying to figure out what excuses I will tell Shannon why there are so few donuts left.

1. I really only bought 4 donuts. (that one is weak...he will never believe that)

2. I blacked out and when i came to the donuts were gone.

3. I was stopped by the police and they confiscated them.

It's really hard to think when you are in a chocolate coma....

Monday, February 10, 2014

Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?


Some of you may think it's easy to look this good.

But it is hard work sometimes.....

like Valentine's Day for instance.

The girls are so jealous and they all want me....of course.

Millie:  Oh Rod.....will you be my Valentine?

Rod:  Yes are my favorite girl.

Millie: Ohhhhhh Rod......sigh.....

I walk 10 steps and here comes Lucy...

Lucy:  Ohhh Rod!!!  Ummm....don't let the other girls see me talking to you but
would you be my Valentine?

Rod:  Of course know you are my favorite girl.

Lucy: Ohhhh Rod!! sigh.......

And next I hear....

Oh Rod....Rod....Rod....'s the Kardashian sisters......

Rod:  Yes wanted to ask me something?

Kloe, Kourtney and Kim:  teehee.......Rod.....would you be our Valentine?
And can we get a little kiss.

Rod:  Ok, girls.......get in line......
don't tell the other girls but you girls are my favorite!

Kardashian girls:  Ohhhhh Rod!!  sigh.......

They can't help it.

Poor girls.

I was born this handsome for a reason.

I realize what they are up against....

I can see myself in a mirror you know.

It would be impossible not to love me.

Don't you agree?

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

In His Image...

Why do I try to hold on to my troubling thoughts?....

Why do I try to figure things out?....

God gives us a brand new day....

each and every day.....

we get to wake up to a fresh start.

"And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning
without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear
shining after the rain.
2 Samuel 23:4

He gives us all the tools we need.....

he gives a book with all the answers....

"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for 
doctrine, for reproof, for correction 
for instruction in righteousness:"
2 Timothy 3:16

Why do I have to be reminded.....

Do not worry.....

I can have peace about all things....

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.
I do not give to you as the world gives.
Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
John 14:27

Some days I look everywhere but to HIM for my answers....

That's when I feel like a sinking ship....

Why would I do that?

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever."
Hebrews 13:8

When I can look out my window and see creation...

He created this all for us.....

He created us in His image....

in His image....

why would I limit myself...

doubt myself...

in His image....

"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God
created he him; male and female created he them.
Genesis 1:27

So I know, that I know, that I know...

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
Philippians 4:13

And after struggling with some thoughts this morning

I opened my Bible...

and this is exactly where God...

who knows my every thought...

led me...

"Do not fear; for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you:
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you;
when you walk through the fire, you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.
For I am the Lord your God,
the Holy One of Israel,
your Savior;"

I am strengthened and renewed....

bring on the day...month....year....

I am a child of the One True King...

I shall not be moved.

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