I’m So Confused

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I’ve been wondering, for a while, “what is going on!!!”  

You have to love Facebook…  Everyone’s business; all happily shared.  I’m guilty of it.  I do try and keep the really personal stuff off…  I guess social media is the big difference between when I grew up and now.  Maybe nothing has changed??  Maybe it’s just that now everyone puts it on FACEBOOK!?!!

For months, maybe even a year +, I have reading about all the young people who have killed themselves or would like to.  Over anything and everything.  It has been bothering me for just as long.  When did everything become so hopelesS??  I know there has always been things going on with SOME people, it just seems like the numbers are growing…

This is where, perhaps, I have been nieve all this time.  When I was in school there was no facebook so my friends, and others from school, weren’t posting about how hopeless their lives were and how broken hearted and damaged they were…

Perhaps the sadness has been there the whole time??

~Fighting must be our last resort, forgiveness our first. Just think where we would be if Jesus had fought his persecutors instead of forgiving them… We are not measured by how well we fight, but by how well we are able to forgive.~

We had bullies at school.  People picked on people.  It sucked (for the lack of a better word).  It was not a reason to talk about beating people up or bragging after it happened.  Sure, there is that small group that wants to see the fight, but those aren’t friends.  Those are drama seeking teenagers.  They aren’t going to be anymore a friend after the fight than before…

It was definitely no reason to kill yourself.  An ignorant teenager running their mouth is just that…an ignorant teenager.  Let it slide and move on.  No beating them up; no ending life.  Some day we are out of school and out of each others hair.  Learn and move forward.

I fear that more and more of us are seeking approval from all the WRONG places.  I fear, even more, that it will continue…  It’s a downward slide with no uphill climbs insight…  Or if we do  come to the climbs, they seems “to hard”.

***McCrazy Daily Lesson:  God always loves us and is always with us.  Things of this world should not have such effects on us.***

Romans 12:2 ~ Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will

~I pray, tonight, for the healing of all the hurting hearts.  Amen.~

The Craziest Day EVER at the McCrazy House!

I know, I know!  It’s been FOREVER!!  There is a reason though.  🙂

Below is an entry I wrote weeks ago, but I didn’t want to share it yet.  I wanted to make sure everything was good to go, so to speak, before I told the WORLD!

Quick catch up: Husband’s Deployed.  Doing well. Kids have started school. I layed on my couch for, probably, three weeks… I am FINALLY getting my energy back!

More posts to come with more details about what’s been going on around here, and about what we have been LEARNING!!!

vvvvvvv On with the show!! vvvvvvv

(Readers’s discretion is advised…LOTS of chic talk…)

Written September 10th, 2013;  The day of my darling boy’s fourth birthday!

This one tops it all!  Crazy McCrazy!

I have been on oral contraceptives for, right around, 14 years.  I have NEVER been pregnant without meaning to.  I, actually, say regularly that you just can’t get pregnant while really and truly meaning NOT to.  I am the perfect example!

I WAS the perfect example.

My husband and I had been debating off and on about having another baby when he gets home from deployment.  Yes, No, may so.  😉

AFTER he left I stopped my oral contraceptives.

I noticed the next week I was getting VERY dizzy when I stood, periodically….  Whatever….

Then, I noticed that when I drank my daily coke or three my heart was racing like I had drank five cups of espresso!  Hmmm…

Today, I noticed, again, that something that should be happening, still, had not happened…  HMMMM…

Let me just check…

Why yes Heather, you ARE pregnant!!!

I have thought and thought.  I have not missed any pills.  I have not taken any antibiotics.  After all this time why does it now decide not to work?!?!

This is in no way a bad thing.  As I said, we were planning/debating another baby anyway.  This was just a BIT of a surprise.

After I took the the TWO tests I took a picture, with the instructions included, to send to my husband.  The email read : God seems to have made the decision for us!

**End September 10th Post**

Back to now.  😉

I have, since, figured out what happened.  Today’s Lesson:

***McCrazy Daily Lesson: When your husband leaves for an extended period of time, and you want to stop your oral contraceptives, DO NOT stop them for AT LEAST a week after.  You just never know what may be going on in there…***

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Weekly Nut Note

I REALLY have to start writing down the things my 4 year old says…

He has hit the age where he says insane things ALL THE TIME.  Sometimes they make sense; sometimes they don’t make sense.   He uses the big words he hears, and they may or may not belong where he puts them.  🙂

He’s becoming quite the little comedian.  The other day he had two t-shirts on.  He pulled one off.  As he was revealing the one that was on the inside, he says, “I bring you…THIS ONE!” and points to the second shirt…  Where does he get this stuff??

The week has otherwise been quiet!  Thankfully.  They started school and soccer this week.  They loved both and have been wonderful boys!  Derek even got ALL GREEN STICKERS at school!

No house painting being done by the two-year old or anything else of that nature.  Keep your fingers crossed for a wondrous week!  😉

***McCrazy Daily Lesson:  Be thankful for the quiet.  It often precedes the storm!***

Are your kids nuts!!  Would the happenings of YOUR house drive a sane person mad??  Tell me about it!!  Would love to post here on MCCRAZY DAILY LESSON!!!  The madness can always be used to learn a lesson!

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Too Much Time to Think

Tonight, I managed to get the boys in bed by 7:30 pm.  I was in bed by 8 pm.  It is now 10 pm, and I am wide awake.  This is still a VERY early night for me, lately.

All of this war talk is taxing!  I honestly feel bad for people in Washington.  I am not sure I have ever felt that way before, but if I think this much about it from the comfort of my home, I cannot imagine what it’s like to have to MAKE the decisions.

Do I know what would be best??  Absolutely not.  

Here’s what I DO know:

  • When we were in Desert Storm, I was very young.  I remember seeing the bombs exploding on TV and I remember asking my Dad why we were over THERE.  He said simply, as he so often did, we go there so they don’t come here.
  • If we strike, I am terribly worried that we will, in fact, be struck back.  Somewhere, in some way.  Yes, that includes the worry for our allies.  
  • Evil cannot be let to run rampant.  There must be some sort accountability; no matter who it is.

This is the point that I send it back up to God.  I believe in my heart God will guide the decisions, if He is allowed to do so.  I pray that He is with Washington during this time.  Helping ask the right questions, and supplying the right answers.  

As much as I fear war, I fear 9/11, more.

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Do we want this again??  I hear the argument that it’s not our fight.  There’s not threat to us.  Should we wait until it happens again;  until it comes HERE?

This photo shows the strength of this GREAT nation, but I have no desire for the chance of a re-do…

***McCrazy Daily Lesson:  Tonight as we go to sleep, we pray for the safety of our country.  We pray for the safety of our ships and sailors.  We pray for help in the decision making process.  We pray for peace for all the loved ones involved.  Amen.***

Tuesday’s Bible Talk

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We start our new book next week.  I am VERY excited.

Today, however, we made bracelets for alzheimer’s!  What fun!  I was a bit skeptical at first, but I had blast.  AND they benefit Alzheimer’s patients!  I bought two of the three I made.  🙂  I wish I had taken a picture to show; I will when I get mine back.

Another week of service and it was great!

Funny, I had said I wanted to learn to bead while my husband was away, but I didn’t know where to start.   😉  Ask and you shall receive!

***McCrazy Daily Lesson: Serving God, one bumpy circle at a time!

Weekly Nut Note

A little late this week.  Busy, busy with school starting for the boys!  I’ve been all over the place trying to get ready.  I COMPLETELY flaked on open house…  Aye!  We did, however, manage to have some end of summer fun!  🙂

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Our trip, also, gave me an opportunity to get some new photos for my “Pretty Pretty Pictures” section.  🙂  It’s been a while since the boys and I got out.  It was nice.  🙂

On to the “nut” part…

  • My, almost, four-year old is still praying for God to bless random Disney characters…
  • If you have ever been away from your spouse for any amount of time, you know that emails, texts, or phone calls ALL become insanely exciting and important.  Even if it’s TWO WORDS…  So, this morning at around 4am my husband wrote.  Derek woke from a dead sleep and yelled “mom”!

I said “Yes, buddy?”

He said, “Dad just wrote you”.

“Ok, thanks buddy!”

“You’re welcome!”

Then, straight back to sleep!  He had heard the “daddy wrote” ringtone IN HIS SLEEP!

  • Today topped it all.  Derek has decided he wants to dress like Daddy for Halloween…  When I told him that would be good, he voiced his desire to go to daddy’s fireship for Halloween.  I reminded him Daddy wouldn’t be here for Halloween.  He, then, tells me…and I quote…”Then send me to Daddy!  We can get a big, strong box, and you can mail me to Daddy!  …  Let me get my shoes!”

The mind of a child.  🙂

***McCrazy Daily Lesson:  Seek to grasp childhood thinking and happiness!  It’s the best place to be!!***