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Cajun Family Living in the Mid-West
Interests: family, church, music, photography, reading, travel, cooking
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God brought you all to this situation (I know you know that), and He will bring you THROUGH this situation. Growth and new depth of faith will be found here. My family lived in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. We stayed in our home throughout the storm. 10 days later, we headed north for shelter and for medicine and food for my children and elderly parents (who have lived with us since 2003). God's elegant plan for our lives not only brought us all safely through a Hurricane, but it moved us across the country to a better life for each and every member of our family. Have faith, my friend. His plan is in action. His plan for your life - His plan for your family's life - and His plan for your hearts. Play your part in this act of your life with dignity, quiet reflection, prayerful words, loving gestures and reassurances, and joy for the future (even a future that you cannot imagine yet).... and your life will earn the Oscar at the close of the curtain. I would encourage you not to close your blog. It's your decision, of course... but what an incredible outreach of faith you have built here! God has given you the ability to touch so many lives for Him - to uplift and encourage with your words of honesty and humbleness. That's a rare gift indeed! My hope is that your heart will be reminded of your value not just to your family, but to the greater world as well - and inspired to write on. I Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. Galatians 6:9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. Hebrews 10:36 For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised. Colossians 3:23-25 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. You've been given a gift, Karen. Use it to heal yourself. Use it to uplift yourself. Vent. Rage. Cry. Then Heal. Live. Smile. We will be praying for you - and for your lovely family.
I'm one of the administrators of my church facebook page ( and I've shared this post today with our followers. You are not alone, Karen - your struggles sound SO MUCH like those I've experienced. Growth in Christ is the answer to everything we do not like about ourselves.... you're searching in the right directions. And believe me, you're not the only one who never truly feels like you've conquered those demons.... they still raise their heads from the shadows from time to time in my life, too. Pray on, sister. Pray on.
Your family is in our prayers - please remember our family, as my 20 year old son is in the USMC and will be leaving shortly as well.
I can't get over how grown up Annie is looking !! Such a sweet young lady ! You should be proud of your beautiful family.
My husband and I will be married 21 years this coming November, and I still get goosebumps when he smiles his "only for me" smile. I know how you feel - and isn't it a wonderful blessing to know love like this ?! I'm thankful everyday for my man - and I tell anyone willing to listen how awesome he is. =)
OMG - I totally don't blame you for being freaked out by this. I would've been too. Finding out that the person who took your images is on another continent would've made me feel slightly better, but not completely. You're a great Mom to your kids - and you have good instincts. Trust them.
Loving my sweet husband who emailed me in the middle of the day to tell me he missed me. Loving my 13 year old girl as she hones her fashion sense. Loving my 18 year old boy who might get to come home from the Marines this weekend. Loving my 83 year old Dad and 72 year old Mom - and having them live with us.
Toggle Commented Apr 7, 2010 on Loving at Life In Color
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I read this in my REAL SIMPLE magazine and knew you would love it - You were on a spring-cleaning streak and now have a few piles of outgrown clothing (good for you!). Sign up at a Netflix for children’s clothes, and exchange the duds with other parents around the country. Membership is free, but you do pay shipping and handling, which runs about $13 per box. If the idea of swapping with a total stranger isn’t your bag, set up an account so you trade just with friends. Sign up now for an invite-only free trial using promo code REALSIMPLE and exchange one box of clothing for free.
Toggle Commented Mar 19, 2010 on Teaselwick Wools at Life In Color
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omg - glad he seems ok - hope all is well !! BTW - you made me laugh out loud when I read what you wrote about asking about his "man bits". HYSTERICAL !
Toggle Commented Mar 12, 2010 on Incidentally at Life In Color
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Relish these times when they're little. As I read your words about not being able to believe she's 14 months old - I was thinking, I cannot believe my baby boy will be 19 years old this summer and I cannot believe MY baby girl will be 14 this summer. Oh, how the time flies by way too quickly.....
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2010 on 14 months and you are... at Life In Color
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Amber - not sure how to find your email address ! Argghh ! Here's mine: music at fbmethodist . com Email me there and I'll give you my physical address. THANK YOU !!
Toggle Commented Mar 8, 2010 on Found at Life In Color
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Oh yes - PICK ME PICK ME ! (Use your imagination, I'm raising my hand as high in the air as possible {without coming out of my seat} and waving my hand WILDLY...) Those cards your Mom made are so pretty !!
Toggle Commented Mar 5, 2010 on Mail that leads to creating at Life In Color
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Oh those curls are adorable - one of my children kept their curls and one of them didn't. Either way - whatever she has, she'll want the opposite. My daughter has wanted curly hair all of her 13 years, and now that it's started to wave a little bit, she uses a flat iron on it. =) Love the slippers, BTW, so CUTE !
Toggle Commented Mar 2, 2010 on Curly Sue at Life In Color
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