Monday, March 21, 2011

"Heaven is for Real"

I read the best book this weekend - in four hours. It is called "Heaven is for Real" by Todd Burpo. This book is awesome! It is a true story about a little four year old boy that almost died of a ruptured appendix. After his surgery and recovery, he started talking to his parents about how he visited heaven. He told them what they were doing while he was in surgery. He told them all about his great-grandfather that he met in heaven, but didn't know anything about him before his surgery. He also told them about his sister he met in heaven - a baby that his mom miscarried, but never told the boy about.

This book will make you think, and make you truly believe that there is life after death. When it is told so innocently by a four year old with no misconceptions or reasons to lie - it is hard not to believe.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Go Seymour

The Seymour boys basket ball team has made it down to state again this year. I have so many fond memories of watching the state game with my dad. Seymour has gone to state alot the last 15 years. Ever since I was out of high school, and they would make it to state, I would take off the afternoon that they played, and go watch it with my dad. We'd call my mom during the game and give her updates.

Today as they go down to state again, I am missing my dad. Watching the game with him was our special thing. We always did it, just me and him. So today him being absent for that tradition makes me super sad, and makes me miss him so much more.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Relay for Life

So I've been a really big slacker and I have NO donations yet for my Relay for Life that I am doing to benefit Cancer on March 26th. If anyone wants to donate even a couple dollars towards a really great cause, you can donate on-line.

Please consider making a donation to help the American Cancer Society create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Last night I had a crazy dream. I had a dream my dad was trying to tell me all about heaven. I don't remember alot, but I do remember waking up really upset.

Could be all the stress in my life at the moment. Jason hasn't been working the past three months, and our savings our dwindling down to nothing. It took us three years to save up for a decent down payment on a house, and now within three months it is pretty much gone. I keep praying that something comes up. Since it is almost Spring, there is more of a chance of something. But so far he doesn't have any big houses or long-term projects. I am really worried. So is he. He's applied for a lot of jobs, he would really like to get out of self-employment, but in this economy, it is just really tough. Even though he has a Bachelor's degree, I think people look at his resume, and they don't really look at his self-employment as job experience. Although knowing Jason and what he does, I know that is not the case. I know he does more and works harder being self-employed. He works a lot of night, and a lot of weekends.

I hate to post all of this on here, but I am just really stressed out about this! In the 13 years we've been together, Jason has never not worked for more than a few weeks. And even in this tough economic time, we've been so fortunate. I know this too shall pass, and he'll hopefully find something soon. And all I can do is keep praying, and hope that the right thing comes along.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I am thinking of my sister and her boyfriend Greg. Greg lost his mom on Saturday. She's had a long battle with diabetes and kidney failure. She's been on hospice for awhile now.

I've come to realize, no matter how old you are, the death of a parent is still hurtful. It doesn't matter if you are an adult or not, but everyone needs and wants their parents.

I went to the wake last night, and it was the first time being at the funeral home that we had my dad's wake at. It was weird. It looked like the same exact casket that was rented (used when there is a showing but the person is being cremated)for my dad. It was weird coming to the realization that my dad's body could have been in that same exact casket.

I could still picture my dad in his leather jacket in the casket. It still seems so unreal. Sometimes I can't believe he is gone!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Life has been crazy this winter. Our house has been full of sickness. Seems like one of us has been sick non-stop since October. I am thankful that last year we had a great sick-free winter, otherwise we wouldn't have been able to visit and spend time with my dad.

McKenna is getting her second set of tubes put in her ears this Friday. The first set she has in are not functioning anymore. And we are on our second ear infection in the last 2 months. The ENT just recommened that we put in another set, and hopefully that will last us another year.