Prayer Works

Watching the Lord work in my oldest daughter’s life is such a blessing to my heart.

Things have just been falling into place for her this year.

The last 2 years were really hard for her on many levels, but this year, through prayer, her life is changing for the better.

Last year for her education, every time she attempted to get a class she wanted/needed, something always prevented it.

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So that did wonders for her self esteem.

Even made her question if this is the path she should be going down.

This semester…

SHE GOT HER CLASSES!!!

Whoo hoo!!

Yes!! So excited for her!!

Last year friends were few and far between, pretty much because of her stand on her faith she lost some.  Really I think that was good. It was a painful prune, but one that has proven to have really ripened the fruit of her own vine.

This year, the few friends that stuck by her have really strengthened their relationships with her. So sweet to see them all grow.

The Lord has also brought her some amazing Christian friends!

She without noticing, has an even bigger circle of friends now than she did just 2 years ago. These friends are strong in their faith as well! They are always lifting each other up not tearing each other down. She is happier with these friends and I am so thankful the Lord brought these people into her life!!

Graduation Party 163Job wise, Aimee was relying on her photography to bring in her money. She had really thought this would be her career. Then when she could not get the classes she needed, her faith in the photography was faltering. She did volunteer work that seemed productive but limiting. She just was in a slump. None of her friends, even adults we know, were getting jobs either. That put her into a downward thought pattern. Thinking she would always be at home, as an old lady, being taken care of by her daddy was not making her happy.

Praise the Lord again!!

This year she has 3, yes 3 part time jobs not including her photography!! Some of her friends STILL can’t find jobs and she has 3!!

She loves it!! She was even offered a 4th job yesterday!!

These are small jobs that fit perfectly into her school schedule and allow her to still keep up with her photography!!

Whoo hooo again!!

045I love watching her work!!

Thank you so much Jesus for blessing my daughter and hearing our prayers!!

I know you have perfect timing and I know that this is exactly what she needed right now!!

Her life is just beginning and I am so blessed to get to be a part of it right now.

IMG_765 I love you Aimee :)

Love The Soldiers

Since this is Memorial Day weekend, I felt I should let you know what the kids and I are doing to remember our fallen heroes.

We are going shopping for the one’s that are still out there protecting America.

We have this great group at our church that collects stuff all year round to send to the soldiers to keep their spirits up.  Kind of a mini thank you from the people at home, other than family and friends of theirs.  I always make special bags up at Christmas with the kids. We try and put things in our gifts for them that are small but of value to them. I try to not be cheap (which is just plain hard for me to do even for our family) but I want to get them stuff that lasts and will do them good.  Then we make some cards of thanks, draw pictures and stuff just to let them know that we appreciate their sacrifice and we pray for them daily. I was talking to the lady that runs the program and she was saying that they do not have as many volunteers to help them bag gifts for the soldiers during the year, Christmas yes, the rest of the year no. I told her she would have my hands and the kids there helping her this month and we would try to make it a regular monthly visit. If the soldiers are out there every day for me, I can give up one afternoon a month.

 

That said, we will be out buying socks, chapstick, water flavor packets, travel deodorant, travel Tylenol, sunblock, wet naps, little toys for them to give to the kids they meet, and some kind of travel friendly snack. We will be making more letters of encouragement and thanks for all their efforts.

 

If you have any ideas of other things that might be good for us to shop for please let me know.

I want to send them things that will really be of value to them.

 

If you have a service person in your home, you are blessed.

If you know a service person, you are blessed.

Give them a hug from our family and our thanks for all they do.

God bless them all!!

 

And I’m proud to be an American,

where at least I know I’m free,

and I won’t forget the men who died,

who gave that right to me

and I’ll proudly stand next to him to defend her still today

, ‘cuz there ain’t no doubt I love this land,

God bless the USA.

-Lee Greenwood