September 20, 2008

The Clown Family

Some of you may be aware of our family's nicknames.  Let me explain for those who don't know.  Years ago while Chris and I were still in high school, Chris created an email address and called himself Sir Clown, why? Well, your guess is as good as mine.  The Name stuck.  He now uses sirclown as his name on all his social networks.  When Chris and I got married I became Lady Clown.  Again, the name stuck.  When Jordan came along it was only fitting that we call him Baby Clown.  That name was fine until Jordan hit 5 and said "Mom, I'm not a baby anymore".  We toyed with several different names. "bubba clown, little clown, and many more" but none of them ever stuck.  Well today, Jordan and I found his new name.  I was playing around with him and said "why you little clown........fish" and Jordan started laughing.  I said, "yes, clown fish like nemo" He loved it.  SO we now have our new name for Jordan. Clown Fish.  I know you are probably thinking, wow these people are weird and your right.  But at least we have fun as a family :)

I hope your having a great Saturday.  I am trying to keep the faith in my Razorbacks.  They are playing #Alabama right now.  The score is a sad 42-7 Bama lead in the 3rd.  I hope your teams do better than mine is.  I just keep telling myself that Tomorrow will be better.  With 4 hours of Nascar and the Cowboys its shaping up to be a great Sunday!

September 19, 2008

Anxiety

Good Friday afternoon.  I know that many people deal with anxiety but I just wanted to take a minute to share some of my own experiences.  I think I have always had issues with it but for the past 6 years it has been a constant battle.  After many medications I wasn't feeling any better.  ( months ago, I ditched all the medication and I'm trying to deal with it on my own.  I believed that all my problem is Satan trying to tell me I can't do things.  Today has been a day of battle for me.  It all started with a headache.  I laid there thinking how much my head hurt and what could be causing it.  Instead of just realizing it was a simple sinus headache I weighed every other possible option.  Of course that kept me awake for most of the night.  When I got up this morning my head was still hurting pretty bad.  I took Jordan out to the bus stop and came home to go back to sleep.  When I woke up I was feeling better. Until I got up.  I felt weak all over.  My mind has been telling me all day that I can't do anything, but I know I can.  My mind is telling me that when I walk out to get Jordan off the bus I won't make it and someone will find me laying out on the ground.  I know this is insane so I'm trying to talk myself out of that notion.  It is a constant battle and talking about it helps.  I still have good days and bad days.  The bad days are rare now! I just ask that you pray for me and I battle this.  For those who have anxiety I'm sure you can relate.  For those who don't, understand that its a serious issue and be patient with the person dealing with it.  I have found that medication only masks the true problem and the only real way to get through it is to learn how to counter it with Gods words and prayer.I'm sorry if this post bores you but the point of my blog is to tell what I'm thinking and feeling and this is a part of who I am.  I hope you have a great weekend! I'm looking forward to spending some time with Chris and Jordan and with their help fighting this battle.

God Bless

Just as a side not for thos concerned.  I didn't not stop taking my meds cold Turkey.  I took about 6 months backing off of them.  I knew from experience that just stopping could cause problems.  I was on 3 medications nad backed off of them one at a time over a long period of time.  I feel so much better not being drugged!

September 13, 2008

Hurricane Ike

Good Saturday afternoon,

I just wanted to take a minute a write a short blog about all that is going on in our area.  When I got up this morning I learned that Ike had hit the coast of Texas at Galveston around 2 this morning.  Our local news has been carrying live coverage since midnight last night.  The details are ever changing but as of now it seems everyone is saying "It could have been worse".  There is severe damage and flooding in Galveston and Houston and Ike is not done yet.  The storm caused Tornadoes in Louisiana before moving up into North East Texas.  Being in DFW we really didn't know what to expect.  I am happy to say that here, all we have gotten is rain and a little wind.  We are all fine and know we really dodged the bullet this time.  I learned about an hour ago that Ike is now causing a lot of Tornadoes in central Arkansas so now our concerns are for all the family there. At last report there were no confirmed touchdowns, just doppler indicated tornadoes, but they have many more hours of Ike to deal with. I think like many other their main concern is flooding.

So i Ask you to stop now and say a prayer for all those affected by the storm.  We have heard of 2 confirmed deaths in the Houston area and I'm sure as the hours pass that number will grow.  Texas has begun its largest search and rescue mission in the history of the state.  There are hundreds of thousands still in the worst hit areas.  Thousands of men and women are putting their lives on the line to rescue peolpe who didn't head warnings and evacuate.  I also ask that you pray for any one else in the path of this massive store.  It not only has affected Texas, but Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and soon Missouri and who knows where after that.

I thank you all for you concern and prayers for us. We appreciate all of you! I hope everyone makes it through the next couple days without incident.

God Bless

September 10, 2008

Steven Curtis Chapman on CBS



I'm sure you've heard the story by now about the loss of Steven Curtis Chapman's 5 year old girl Maria.  He has remained out of the spotlight with his family since the tragedy.  This morning he made an appearance on the CBS Early Show and sang his hit son "Cinderella". The song took on whole new meaning when one of his babies was killed.  I can't even imagine what the family is going through and it took so much courage to get up there in front of the nation this morning and sing.  He dedicated this song not only to his daughter that is getting married in a month but also to Maria.  I think I cried the entire way through it but its an awesome testament of how God can get you through anything.  After watching this video, stop and say a prayer for the Chapman family and thank God for how blessed your life is.  And as Stephen says "the truth is, The dance will go on"

Welcome to my blog!

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