Monday, July 15, 2013

Siesta Memory Verse 14

"May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer." Psalm 19:14 NIV

The verse that I have chosen is one of three that Beth challenges us to put to memory in my current bible study: David: Seeking A Heart Like His. It is truly perfect for this season in my life.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Beautiful Baby

I finally got to go back to WV to meet my first grandbaby.  I was so excited I could hardly contain myself! I felt like a The drive to West Virginia was so nice.....relaxing and beautiful.  I got to spend some very special quality time with my mother as well.  She ventured with me to meet my granddaughter (her GREAT granddaughter) for the first time.
It truly was hard to contain my emotion but I managed.  She is soooooo beautiful!!! She was much tinier in person than in all of the pics.  Once she was placed in my arms, she didn't come out unless I was going back to mom's. 

I had a terrific time with my son and his new family.  His fiance' also has a 2 year old son and it was so heartwarming to hear him call me grandma as well.  I took them shopping, to get their first family photo done, and even picked out little Aria's dress :o).  I can't say that I held back  I LOVE being a grandmother!!! It is such a wonderful feeling that is indescribable. 

I got to babysit the kids one Saturday night and of course, my little grandson fell asleep within 20 minutes in my lap and I held little Aria the entire time.  I just couldn't put her down since I am not there everyday to see her.  I had to get my time in. 

My visit with my mom was the most relaxing family visit I have had in a very long time.  We went on evening banana split runs and watched lots of Baggage until 2  Oh, and most importantly.....played CANDY CRUSH!!!

Well, it's getting ready to storm here in good ol' Mayberry.  Much love to all!

First family photo :o)

Aria Rayne
Brady & Aria

Monday, June 24, 2013

Siesta Scripture Verses.....I'm Finally Catching Up!

Even though I haven't blogged my memory verses lately, I have still been incorporating them into my daily life.  It amazes me at how quickly life can get busy.  And then I get into moods where I know I need to blog, but have so much on my mind that I decide to just stay clear of it.  Every facet of my life seems to be being stretched, tied and knotted down.  So, here are the verses I had chosen to place in my memory.  Hope you all are still working hard on learning God's Word as well. 

Siesta Verse 10- "O Sovereign Lord, You are God! Your words are trustworthy and you have promised these good things to your servant."  2 Samuel 7:28 NLT

Siesta Verse 11- "Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.  Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all he has done."  Phillipians 4:6 NLT

And my current verse #12- "Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.  See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting."  Psalm 139:23-24

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!

Today is such a special day! An exciting day for me because this is the first year I get to celebrate Mother's day as a grandmother! I wish that I was back home in WV to be with my mom and my granddaughter today, but I will be in less than two weeks.  I just can't wait!

No one has a more wonderful mother than I do though.  She is strong and compassionate; she is my hero.  She is the only person that I know that can keep it all together.  Lord how I wish I had inherited her gene of such strength and composure.  Happy Mother's Day mom!

Aria Rayne 10 days old

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

My Girl....Emory

No, this post isn't about my granddaughter Aria.  Although I do have many new photo's to share! :o) This is about a student so dear to me that I don't know how I'll ever function without her! We have been together for the past three years and I love her as if she were my own.  She adores me as well.....we are just bonded.  We are very much a part of each others life.  I love her so very much. 

Today, we had some fun after school.  She loves playing with my hair.  So here is my princess Emory.

Time to do your hair Ms. Rhonda

"I love you!"

Forever joined in our hearts!

Look, we can be silly!

Silly girls!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Baby Aria Goes Home

Mu sweet little granddaughter went home today. She drank 2 ounces of formula before she left. Praying mama will get some rest so she can heal from her c-section. I am still overjoyed by Aria Rayne's arrival. What a blessing God has given us!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

My Granddaughter Has Finally Arrived!

Well, this morning at 8:06 a.m., I became a grandmother for the first time! Aria Rayne was born and weighed 6 lbs. 14.5 ounces and was 19 inches long.  Mom and baby are doing well.  I am so happy and excited for my son Ronnie.  He is going to be an excellent father.  Sadly, I didn't go to WV for the birth but I am going in after Memorial Day.  Here are a few photo's of my precious, beautiful granddaughter!

My son Ronnie and his firstborn, Aria

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Siesta Scripture Memory Verse 9

I have been very involved with Beth Moore's David Seeking A Heart Like His study.  During week 4 she challenges us to memorize Romans 6:6 so here goes!

"For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin." Romans 6:6 NIV

Friday, April 26, 2013

How Smart Is That??

So, Brandon is sitting around watching Snow White and the Huntsman last night. Another one of my favorite films.  Well, he states that it reminds him of the Chronicles of Narnia.  I didn't quite see how but challenged him to explain to me how.  Here is the answer I received from him:

"So Brandon was watching Snow White & the Huntsman last night & stated it reminded him of the Chronicles of Narnia. I asked him how & this is the answer I got: Ok. The entire movie was a jihad (gee-hád). Refers mainly to the Apocalypse. Satan, the evil queen, takes over the "kingdom" and rules with darkness and evil. She uses methods of temptation and lies to get what she wants. Snow White (represents Jesus) is the PUREST of them all. Purity refers to lack of sin. She was kept hidden during the evil queens reign but when she escaped from the kingdom it represented Jesus' 2nd coming. She goes into the dark forest and survives fear and sooths nature. When she didn't have any armor she was vulnerable, but when she wore her armor she was powerful; the armor of god. She then starts her reign of goodness and purity. Just like Jesus will!"

I was literally blown away!!! What an amazing analogy! That is why we call him "Preacher Man"  God definitely has a calling on his life and to come to that conclusion of a movie at the age of 16 is just amazing to me.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Siesta Scripture Memory 8

It's that time again! I had such an amazing time this week-end with Beth and the Living Proof Live team! God moved in such an incredible and outstanding way.  I didn't want to leave!!! It was great to meet up with old friends and celebrate our love of Jesus together. 

So, my memory verse is “Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.” Luke 7:47 ESV