PINK PAINTED LADY~"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass~it's about learning to dance in the rain"
PINK PAINTED LADY~
"I can do all things through Christ,who strengthens me"
Saturday, March 1, 2008
My pity party is over~
I've been so bad about blogging this last week or so but it's been difficult for me to collect my thoughts and feelings into anything even sensible or read-worthy. There are many things going on in my life that have sent me plummeting into that loathsome world of self-pity that I've been wallowing in for months now. I won't go into all the details here but suffice it to say our lives have been turned upside down and twisted almost beyond recognition. I always fancied myself to be a pretty strong and resilient woman but I had let myself turn into a crying desperate shell of myself,someone I really did not like at all.So very, very sad. I feel like I'm coming out of that.Thank you god! I have many wonderful family members and friends,(their prayers and words have seen me though more than you can imagine)and of course my own husband and children that keep me going even when I feel like crawling in a hole and never coming out.your kids have a way of not tolerating their mom giving up! We've been through many changes and challenges and I have no idea what tomorrow,next week,or next year will hold for us but today we're ok.My family is here and healthy and we are blessed in so many ways. I know that whatever lies in store that I'll survive it one way or another. It's funny that no matter how dismal a situation seems there is always a lesson to be learned and a light at the end of the tunnel.At times that light seems dim but I think in my case anyway, it's getting a bit easier to see.
I'm a stay at home Christian mom of 7 kids ranging in age from 19 down to 6. I am truly a country girl at heart and hope to someday move to a small farm out in nowhere :) I love my family and my husband,I love to cook and try new recipes~mostly down home style food I ate growing up.
If you want a glimpse of Southern life,Come close and walk with me;I'll tell you all the simple things,That you are sure to see.You'll see mockingbirds and bumblebees,Magnolia blossoms and dogwood trees;
Caterpillars on the step,Wooden porches cleanly swept;Watermelons on the vine, Strong majestic Georgia pines Rocking chairs and front yard swingsJunebugs flying on a stringTurnip greens and hotcornbread,Coleslaw and barbecueFried okra, fried corn,fried green tomatoes,Fried pies and pickles too.
There's ice cold tea that 's syrupy sweet,And cool, green grass beneath your feet;Catfish nipping in the lake,And fresh young boys on the make.You'll see all these thingsAnd much, much more,In a way of life, that I adore.
Copyright 2008 Patricia Neely-Dorsey
When you've lost everything else, that's when you find yourself.
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