Mother's hold their daughters hands for a little while, but their hearts forever.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


GRACE. I needed and was served some grace last night!
There was a women's Christmas celebration last night at the church we have been attending, Coeur d'Alene Bible Church. You had to either bring a "savory" or a "sweet". I decided to bring a sweet. Why is it that no matter how many times you tell yourself you won't try a new recipe when you're having guests over or bringing a dish to something special... you do. Or at least I do. I should have known with the title of the recipe being "Sour cream Oatmeal cookies" :) Well... it was a TOTAL FAIL. I took this picture and sent it to the gal I was meeting at the church and she responded with "Don't worry, come and enjoy my disgusting tastes like nothing cheese puffs" :) That made me laugh.. and made me feel better and so I went empty handed. Not only did I feel a little bad being one of the ONLY women not bringing a dish... but I was truly empty handed. I totally forgot there was a love offering at the door!!! How embarrassing. Again, GRACE... as Kim graciously paid for me and told me not to worry about it. Have I still not learned that I REALLY need to carry at least $5 on me at all times?! Obviously not! Regardless of how the evening was starting it went well from that point on. We had a speaker come in from the Union Gospel Mission and she really spoke from the Lord and really struck a chord in me about being available and open to whatever God has for us. I feel like I have the passion at times... but I let my fear or insecurities get the best of me. Lately I've really been feeling God just telling me to "LET GO" and just surrender myself to Him... and just follow wherever He leads me! I'm not sure what all my life will entail being a new SAHM but I'm really excited and loving it all so far.
That's all for now. In case you are worried about us up here, all the way in the panhandle of Idaho... we are doing great. :) We are meeting some friends, having dinners, going to get togethers and all that sort of stuff. We are "plugging in" and although it's never really easy, it's still fun and exciting. I'm super excited about some of the women I met last night and the friendships to come.

Oh, and one last thing. Kim made a great point last night... I think the reason the cookies didn't turn out was because I used fat free sour cream :) Lesson learned!!! T.J.'s comment after he told me he was sorry I couldn't take them was "I'm really sorry, but I'm kind of glad because now I get to eat them"... thanks babe! ;) They WERE edible and good... but completely floppy and never set right.

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