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Preparing :)

Friday, March 12, 2010

Well, we did it, we said yes to taking this little girl into our home, our lives. It's gonna take a few days to get things going but we are so excited. I do truly believe that this is a part of GODs plan, especially after today's events.
Today we said goodbye, to our beloved "Kip" our son's best friend. This young man (26) came into our lives when his dear mom and dad adopted him and moved to this small town. We watched as our son's grew up together and when they became young men each going separate ways building their own families and facing adult difficulties Yet, they were still able to come to each others aid when needed and I'm thankful for that wonderful opportunity to be a part of his life.
We have faced this painful tragedy ourselves, when our beloved RILEY journeyed to Heaven. Although we will never understand why, we do accept that GOD had a plan and that these events are a part of it. We just need to keep our faith in GOD and trust him.
Sparkfriends I thank you for your prayers, I know GOD listens, be blessed

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Kip and his 2 daughters

  
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MOMFAN 3/13/2010 11:58PM

    Praying for God perfect will!

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GODs will & timing?

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Wow! so much can happen in a few days time.
Yesterday we were asked by the social services if we would take in another foster child, this time a much younger child. This two year-old is literally homeless, not wanted by her mother and her extended family. Our home would be here third move since she was born, and the social services is wanting her placed permanently (guardianship).
Our home is ready, and this is what we wanted, to foster children. But this is permanently and I question my ability, am I ready? Can I open my heart to love someone else's child until they are eighteen? I know we have done this already with my step-graughter, but she came when she was 6, but this little girl is just a baby yet. YES! I know we can, I do feel this a part of GODs plan, this little girl is also family to my nephews children (same Mother just different fathers).
This mother is just a baby maker and has never had custody of any of her children, I think she has 8 total, but two were twins with one who died just weeks after birth. I know GOD will deal with her on His terms and I have no right to judge.
So please, if you can pray for us that if this is GOD's will and plan for that things will work out and that I have faith and courage to accept this. Thank you spark friends :)

  
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SASSYLADYISBACK 3/25/2010 7:48PM

    My prayers are with you and your husband. My Stepdaughter is trying to get permanent custody of her GD who is almost 2 so I can understand all the feelings you have to be experiencing. Keep you eyes on GOD and know that he will never leave you He has giving you this little girl because he knows of the love you have to give her.

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MIMULUSBUG 3/12/2010 8:54PM

    Wow is right!! Be strong, stay close to God/Yahweh and keep your Spark friend notified about this. Prayers being sent up right now.

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MAWMAWTAMERA 3/11/2010 5:29PM

  Pray and prepare is really all I can say. If God brings you to something He will equip you to get through it or do it.

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JAZZERCISEGENIE 3/11/2010 3:24PM

    wow you know Gods plan and seem to accept and that is going to be such a reward for you. I just heard a sermon on Gods plans for all of us and I am wondering what mine is at almost 65.

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JEWELS_MAMA 3/11/2010 2:36PM

    May the Great Spirit pave your way with guidance while Mother Earth encourages you to open your eyes and see the signs that will help you open your heart.

Its not always about what we give our children that makes us who we are, its what they give us in return and how we allow ourselves to see the world thru their innocent eyes.

No one can judge you until they have walked a mile in your moccassins and you and your intentions will be in my prayers.

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COUNTRYBUMKIN65 3/11/2010 2:27PM

    I will be praying for you Sweetie.. You and your hubby have such big hearts, so full of love. I always think things happen for a reason. There is a reason that your were asked to give love and shelter to this poor defenseless child... You all shall be in my prayers, and in my heart.. Be Strong.. Have Faith:)

HUGS!!!

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SEWINGMAMACDS 3/11/2010 1:50PM

    I will be praying. God can use you to bless this dear little one! He will give you the love and strength you need if this is in His will that you become her "mama".

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MCJULIEO 3/11/2010 1:35PM

    I will be praying...

What an opportunity to be a blessing to her as she grows up!

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DOOBIE893 3/11/2010 1:32PM

    You are in my prayers. The baby is a gift from God. You will be blessed for this.

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Not for me . . .to know

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

I know now that things are not all to be understood, so I give GOD my questions, thoughts, and concerns. He knows my thoughts before I even say them, and I trust him completely to help me through each day.
I thank you all for your comments and prayers, please know that I am so thankful for each of you and that you all keep me from falling into deeper depression. You all are Heaven sent, so be blessed my sparkfamily.
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NEVERFORGET911 3/11/2010 10:47AM

    Having faith in God is the most important step you can ever take. Good for you! Whatever happens is in His plan so, keep the faith. Literally!

Have a good week. We are always here, if you need us!


Charlie

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_KATHY 3/9/2010 8:03PM

    Keep the FAITH !

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MOMFAN 3/9/2010 7:36PM

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DETERMANATION1 3/9/2010 5:42PM

    we are here to support you , and yes thank GOD for his precious love
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TONYA_DIMPLES 3/9/2010 5:18PM

    We are always here for you. emoticon

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Shaken . . . .

Sunday, March 07, 2010

My faith has been shaken so many times, and I don't want to take it anymore.
First in 1999, my mom, Annabelle, the most wonderful woman in this community, was taken to Heaven in a car accident, with my only sister-in-law, Neva. Then a few years later my grandmother Helen, which made me feel so lost that I felt I had lost all connections to my heritage. Then my only brother, Thomas, who was the eldest of my siblings. Then my son, my sweet angel RILEY, my youngest child who was supposed to be with us for many more years.
There have been many others, very close friends of our family, Kip, Susie, Matthew, Robert, Johnny, Deane, Cleave, and Orlando. They were just like family, and all of them so loved and missed, it just hurts to know that we have to live on without them.
It seems just when I am ready to move on to life, something tragic happens and my heart is again torn, weighed down with such sadness, that there is real physical hurt. My family tries to hold me up, or lift this darkness from me, and I love them for trying to help. Maybe it's true you have to hit bottom before things get better.
Don't worry bottom does not mean drinking or drugging to me. It is a point of needing GOD desperately, and only He can help me from this darkness of my soul. I call upon him now to help me through this dark time, to give me peace, strength and understanding. "Please LORD I need you now". Amen

  
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MMICKEYP 3/16/2010 2:34PM

    Sometimes it's hard when we don't have the answers ...especially to the things that just don't seem fair and we just don't understand.

Somewhere deep inside we must hold on the the knowledge that even though things are rough...God love is with us and in us.

I am praying that this hard season for you will be finished soon ...so that a new season of joy can blossom!

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HICALGAL 3/8/2010 7:21AM

    you're in my prayers! emoticon

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MOMFAN 3/8/2010 2:40AM

    Praying for God to comfort and heal your hurting heart!

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FIGHT2SURVIVE 3/7/2010 9:01PM

    There is a song called "If You Could See Me Now" that I often sing at funerals. Some of the lyrics say "If you could see me now, I'm walking streets of gold
If you could see me now you'd know I've seen His face
If you could see me now the pain has been erased.

Google it. It may bring you some comfort.
Erin

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DAWG-TILL-I-DIE 3/7/2010 7:46PM

    I am so sorry for your losses. I pray God will comfort you during this difficult time.

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TONYA_DIMPLES 3/7/2010 7:22PM

    Hey sweetie, I am so sorry that you lost so many loved ones. I can identify w/ you , you can never forget them. Try to keep the special memories close to your heart.It will a little better each day, I am a witness to that. The enemy will try to take away your faith and tell you many lies about who God created you to be.You have to be strong and lean on The Lord to be your All in All. He will rock you to sleep @ night when times gets unbearable and He will dry your tears. God is also a Healer of broken hearts, just trust Him , His Word will never return to Him void. He did say that He will never leave or forsake you.

I pray that it will get a little easier for you and I pray that He will comfort you always. Take care of yourself , it will be okay. emoticon emoticon God bless you, Tonya

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Why.......

Saturday, March 06, 2010

GOD, why, why does our family have to face such tragedies? Please be with my oldest son Santeo as he and his friends face the sadness of losing their friend. Amen

Rest In Peace, Kip Proper

  
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MORGANSMOM52 3/7/2010 9:13AM

    Please accept my condolences on the loss of your sons friend. It's hard to lose those we care about, even harder, I think, when that person is young and should have their whole life ahead of them. When young people lose a friend to tragedy or illness it bring home to them mortality in a way they had not experienced before. Get him to talk, and just listen.

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MYSTIC_WOLFE 3/6/2010 8:04PM

    I pray that God hears your cry for help. I pray that God watches over Santeo and his friends and send comfort to their hearts as well as yours. Amen

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MORGANIZER 3/6/2010 1:40PM

    I'm so sorry. My brother lost his best friend months after he graduated high school. It's been more than six years and he's never been able to let go, neither have I. It's such a tragedy to lose someone young and close to you. I'm so sorry that you have to go through this. I'll keep you in my prayers. You and your family.

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