Wednesday, March 30, 2011

almost 2 years later

Wow, has it really been almost two years? According to the calendar yes. According to my life it has been much longer. So much has happened and changed for us. Papabear and I have been through and are still going through some really rough things right now. Its not our marriage, that is definitely stronger than ever. It has grown and turned into something I never dreamed it could. Its just the outside forces that try to tear us apart, but that will not happen. Why is it that it takes a problem the size of a atomic bomb to really wake us up? To make us see what is really important in life. To make us ask our self "Am I really there for my family or am I just checking in from time to time?" Well I can tell you I was definitely just checking in. Yes it took a "bomb" going off to get my attention, to realize that you get one spin on the merry go round and you better get it somewhat right. Its almost as if I'm glad the God got my attention. Correct that I AM glad God my attention. I have a huge responsibility to my family, and checking out and thinking my boys would raise themselves is not going to cut it. Period. Now that God has my attention I see all that he has given me if life. Even the stuff I thought was bad at the time, I can now look back and see the good in them. Some people Papabear and I need to thanks are our parents. Thank you for raising us in the church because if it we had not been I just don't know where we would be now. Being able to turn to our faith when life seems to be irreparably broken is all that has gotten us this far. Being able to see him use the bad to bring good and help others in pain is and awesome privilege indeed. Some other folks I need to thank is our church. Thanks for accepting us into your family. Your unconditional love is unbelievable and a testimony to God. You lift us up and keep us going and you don't even realize it most times. We are not out of this valley yet. Not by a long shot. We know that we will get through it one day. We will look back and see why everything happened and understand it. One day at a time right now that how we are taking it. That's all we can do right now, just take it one day at a time with God carrying us.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Casanova is his cousin?

He made his announcement as if he was ordering a happy meal.

Casanova: Guess what mommy.

MamaBear: What dear?

Casanova: I'm getting married!

MamaBear: Really, who to.

Casanova: You know that girl....whats her name.....Jane.

MamaBear: Em...I think we may have a problem.

Casanova: Why?

MamaBear: She is you 2nd cousin.

Casanova: I don't know what cousin means all I know is that I'm getting MARRIED!

I will be sure to post a link to their engagement announcement from the local paper when he is 45 and we allow him to date.

The Beginning

Finally I have taken the plunge and created my own blog. Just who am I? I'm MamaBear a 36 y/o working mom who is married to her best friend and high school sweetheart PapaBear for over 18 years now. I have three little pigs (I use pigs loving to describe them) BirdMan 16, Casanova 5 and Baby Bear 2.

We all live on a 65 acre ranch with deer and other wild animals in Central TX. I work for a small community service organization and in my spare time love to sew and craft.

Something is always going on around here so feel free to visit and leave a comment.