Monday, November 27, 2017
Yeah, I know...Putting our lives in real-time video is going to be interesting to say the least!
Some of the videos may be a tad boring, or not your 'speed', but I thought that this would also be a way for my brothers and sister to be able to catch a glimpse of our lives.
So, to Michael, Mark, Matt, Jon, Nathan, Jeremy, and Julia; it's ok if you feel uncomfortable emailing/contacting me, this is now a way for you guys to be able to see your nieces and nephew as well as myself and my man James.
And not to worry, I will still try and blog every now and again but doing a Vlog is proving to be much simpler and quick. Because as I'm sure you all have already guessed, I tend to write LONG blog posts which takes up a large part of my day.
Thank you all for your continued prayers for our family, we have experienced some pretty big changes in our living situation but we know that God is still in control and He has ALWAYS kept us in His hands.
So here's to our YouTube Vlogging endeavor, boring or not, here we come!
* Friend Family * is our YouTube Channel
Check out the link to the left of my page
Have a beautiful November day!
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Again it has been a long while since I last wrote in my blog. The last 12 months have been stressful beyond words for our family.
I know as a Christian that God will provide all our needs, but I also know that God gives us the education and wisdom to be able to ask for help from those around us if we need it.
I am one who believes that everything happens for a reason,
I believe that there are always consequences to our actions be they good or bad.
I also believe that we are often chosen to suffer the consequences of someone else's decisions.
When I have my daily devotions, I've frequently thought about writing to you all on here, but then I think to myself, " But my blog is called 'My Life Unchained'....My life sure doesn't feel 'unchained' 100% of the time."
But that's the thing...Being unchained doesn't mean your life is going to be perfect! YES!! I needed to tell myself that! LOL
Someone I know once said, "This is heaven for those who are unsaved, but this is going to be as close to hell as a Christian will ever get."
As a Christian mom, I needed to take a step back and come to grips with the fact that I have never been promised an easy or even good life, that I will no longer be able to protect my children the way I used to.
When my daughters are away from me, I need to fully trust God to take care of them and release myself of the fear and anxieties that can creep in during those times.
Something else I am being forced to come to grips with, is the fact that during the last 12 months our finances have taken a few massive hits and unless we ask for help we will not be able to dig out.
I'm not used to not being able to pinch pennies here, eat less there, drive less during the week, and so on. What has happened is beyond our control and now that I have my 1 year old son to also care for, that makes fewer corners that we are able to cut.
James and I are working when we can but are not able to cover any extra expenses beyond the necessary.
We are choosing to expose our financial debt list to show that we aren't just asking for money to play around, things are at a serious level and need to be dealt with.
James and I have opened a GoFundMe account and in it we tell you exactly how much money we owe and what it is.
We are not asking for constant support, simply help to get caught up so that we can maintain our family.
I am including a link to our GoFundMe account below...I'm also going to try and see if I can put a button on the blog as well.
And please, don't think that you have to give. We still need prayer as our vehicles are falling apart but still running and getting us from point A to point B and we are extremely thankful for that. Also, other than the odd sniffle and tummy bug, we are all healthy. We still have food on our table and are still employed!
I'm going to try (again) to get back into writing on here...It may only be a recipe that I've tried that my family loves or simply what has all happened that particular day, but I'll do my best.
Thank you all again for putting up with me, you are awesome!
**Comments have been deactivated on my blog and will continue that way as some that are being sent in are quite vulgar and have no place here.**
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Wow! It's already been 6 months since the last time I wrote!!
Homeschooling has definitely come a long way and we've finally been able to get into a proper routine and are enjoying it.
The last month or so was a challenge due to my pretty rough morning sickness...yep, that's right, we are expecting!!
September of this year we will be welcoming a precious little one into the world. It was unexpected but we are completely ecstatic and feel blessed that God has given us the opportunity to have a child.
The girls are over the moon with excitement as they will be getting a new sister or brother! We've been busy looking at nursery supplies and dreaming over baby clothes together. We can't find out the gender yet as I'm not quite far enough along to find out, so we can't buy blue or pink yet.
I have to admit that I'm not terribly thrilled at the prospect of being huge and prego during the hottest months of the year, but I'll just have to hang out in front of our little window air conditioner to keep cool LOL!
Anyway, let's see how long it takes me to write in my blog THIS time :-)
Talk to ya later!
Thursday, October 23, 2014
I've come to realize that the truth doesn't always come out. Now...I don't mean that we should all be bitter and miserable human beings because we're not 'guaranteed' to have the wrongdoings of others brought to light, but we should all look at the fact that God has much better intentions than we ever will or could have.
I've had several people turn on me like snakes in the grass and stab me in the back,not only supporting those trying to destroy me but actively seeking to find the 'bad', even if they have to make it up.
My human nature wants me to scream from the mountain tops, "LISTEN TO ME, THIS IS THE TRUTH!!!!"
But I mean, honestly, do you think my words would be enough??
I was talking to a friend of mine and we both came to the realization that, it's REALLY hard to just 'be'.