I had so many memories flooding my mind all day ... remembering the moment that my water broke ... getting to the hospital ... going thru all the time of labor and delivery ... hearing his cries ... having the doctor lay him in my arms before he was even cleaned up ...
He was in my arms then ...
He is in my heart still. :-)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOSHUA!
MOMMA LOVES YOU!!!
Rick was off work the last 2 days - which makes today feel like a Monday.
His work schedule (or lack of one) remains one of the greatest challenges to this job.
Never knowing for sure what the day will be until he calls in that morning, and then again that afternoon.
Not being able to plan for a day off.
He leaves at a different time each morning, and when he gets home that day - it is always a different time.
Yes, I am thankful for the job.
After last year and 8 months unemployed - I am thankful for the job.
And I keep praying that God will help me focus on that thankfulness.
(I am beginning to understand better the spiritual concept of a "sacrifice of thanksgiving", tho. Sigh.)
We are praying and talking about going on the road full time ... OTR living.
He worked for a company for 3 months a couple of years ago - we were on the road 5-7 days at a time.
Then, off for 1-6 days at a time.
But, what we have been praying about and talking about this time is going on the road FULL TIME. Living in the truck ...
Part of me wants to ... part of me not so sure.
There were things about those 3 months that I enjoyed ... and things that I *hated*. Rick, too.
So, we pray on ... trusting the Lord to open and close doors as He wills.
We ultimately only want what HE wants for us. Jeremiah 29:11
Facing taxes today thru Monday ... sigh. 2009 and 2010 ... NOT looking forward to all these forms.
I have been struggling thru all the different receipts and forms this whole week.
So ready for a break!
Will be glad just to get it all filled out and sent off!!!
No, we will not be getting money back.
I am praying for grace and favor - that the money we will owe, the IRS will work with us and allow us to make payment arrangements that we can live with.
Still working on getting this laptop set up as the "main" computer.
You wouldn't think it would take all that long ... but when you go from a computer that you have had for several years to a brand new one --- there is a LOT of stuff to wade thru and figure out if you really need or not!
Storms came thru last night.
Read on Yahoo News that 2 were killed in Oklahoma, and 4 were killed in Arkansas.
Prayers to each of their families and friends.
Well ... guess this is not getting the tax forms filled out ... sigh ... sounds like time for another cup of Java!
Trusting the Lord - Proverbs 3:5-6