Tuesday, May 20, 2014


I was taking Corry to school and I suddenly realized we had forgot his scooter.  He uses his scooter to help him get home.  He then told me it is as school I got it taken away from him.  Then he told me why, he had been told twice not to ride it on the play ground. With his second warning a teacher took it away from him, telling him he will get it back at the end of the school year.  He told he knew it was his fault and understood why it was taken away..  I told him good job, but I will call the school and see if he could have it back.  We live about a mile from the school and on the days I work this helps him get home.  I called and spoke to the safety coach told her what was going on and asked if there was anyway he could have it back.  She was surprised to know it had been taken away, because usually they inform her of what is going on.  She told me she would check into the matter and get back with me.  When she called me back she was informed by the principal that Corry had been rude and disrespectful and was not willing to listen to him.  As she was relaying this to me, she expressed her surprise for she had never know Corry to act in such a manner.  All this was done in front of another teacher, so she told me she was going to get with that other teacher...Another phone call from her and she tells me that the other teacher told her that Corry was in fact very respectful. He gave up his scooter up with no questions asked. The condition Corry needed to follow was that he was to bring his scooter straight to the office every morning and he would get it back.  She had a conversation with Corry expressing this and told him he could have his scooter after school.  The next day I asked Corry to grab is scooter and he tells me that he went to the office and the secretary would not let him have it.  The principal said Corry could not have it until the end of the school year.   After hearing this I called and spoke with the safety coach explaining what happened again. She was very apologetic and I just laughed told her I was not mad.  That I understood miss communication and just was asking that he gets it back today.  She reassured me that would happen.  Then she preceded to tell me how proud she was of Corry for being respectful and willing to obey his teachers and the secretary.  She told me most kids his age would have not acted this way, and was thankful that as a parent I was patient and understanding. I love this kid and all that he is, I am thankful daily for the mighty man of God he is turning into...Just my 2cents


Sunday, May 11, 2014

A Mother's Day Journey

My mom with Jessica and Corry

As I stood in front of the Mother's day card section, a wave of sadness washed over me.  For I knew it would be hard finding a card for my mom.  I was doing this more out of obligation than honor....I knew that whatever card I picked it would not be fitting.  You see I spent the first 6 years of my life with my mom.  I really don't have a lot of memories of my time spent with her,but what I do have they are not pleasant.  These memories are filled with drugs, explosive tempers, and different "uncles".  When I was 6 she gave me up and I became a ward of the State of Idaho.  Thankfully her first husband took me in as his own. ( this is a story for another day). I did not meet my mother again until I was 18  and newly married. We tried to keep in touch but eventually lost track of each other.  Then I was reacquainted with her when I was 34 and a mother of 4.  As we got to know each other we struggled to start a relationship it was rough at first, but through time it got better.  Now we meet once a month and talk on the phone weekly.  Yes, we still have our ups and downs as we dig through the emotions of the past. We are learning to communicate in an open and honest way.  As I look back through my life and realize she probably did the best thing for me, by giving me up.  I understand now that this was her best option and I don't fault her in any way.  I love the fact that she is in my life, and I am thankful for her....Today as  I stand in the Mother's day card section as my hand reaches out to select the perfect card for her.  A smile appears in my heart and on my face.  I can't wait to see what treasure I will find. Love you mom to the moon and back, and then to infinity and beyond.  Missie

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Billboard of Life

I was driving down the freeway one day, and I started reading the different billboard signs.  Well, this got me to thinking...if someone would ask me what my billboard of life would look like it.  Of course my obvious response would be that I am a woman running hard after God.  That I could say I love God with all my heart, soul, and mind.  That I would even die for Him or that I would give up anything for Him.  Then the thought that came to mind is am I really doing this?  Am I going through the motions on the outside, and giving the impression that God is my world and everything in it?  I have been saved since I was 7 years old, but I was not always walking the life of faith.  In 2007 at a Christian concert I rededicated my life to Christ.  I have since then really tried to do everything that God called me to  be.  I will be the first to admit my walk has not been a perfect one.  I have made decisions that have not always been the wisest.  Or worse yet done the exact opposite of what God was telling me to do.  As I kept driving down the road I decided to dig a little deeper into my thought process.  I began to ask myself some questions: When I say that I am a Christian what are my motives?  Am I saying this to be part of the "IN" club?  To make me look better than some else because I have faith to move a mountain?  To use this as an excuse not to do something that I know is wrong?  Well...here was my response: Yes!! I want to be part of the "IN" club!! I want to someday see the one who created me.  Yes!! I do have faith to move a mountain. (I might not always claim it, but it is there.) No! I don't use my faith as an excuse to do something that goes against my beliefs. What I discovered in the questioning of myself is that I do love the Lord with all that I am, but I want my billboard to say: Jesus is my everything and His name is written on my heart. When I am representing Him I want to do it in such a way that He shows through not me.  Not representing Him in a prideful I am better than you way, but in a humbleness.  I challenge you to do the same...take a moment and reflect/question yourself on who you are representing...I would encourage you to ask God to help you. It is good to take inventory of ourselves, because we can get so caught up in the everyday routines.  We lose sight of what is important...The One who created us and how we represent Him. Just my 2cents, Missie