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Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death... or a courtroom with my ex...

Thursday, July 16, 2009

...I shall fear no evil! Not one step do we take but that our Beloved walks beside us, dwells within us.

You know… I’m gonna learn to type anything SP (be it comment, blog, or mail) in another program, cut it and paste it to SP. I just wrote my second blog, filling you in on my day, and when I clicked done, the screen went white. *sob* So here the condensed version. Lol

After sitting in the courtroom for over three hours (not a great idea with my foot still recovering from the toe amputation), my ex decided to approach one of the courtroom staff and discovered we had only to sign a paper saying I wanted enforcement to cease and then go pay court costs to file it. Spitspot and it was done. I just wish we’d done it three hours earlier.

I sat in that place, watching the throng of humanity, so many of them angry, hopeless, desolate. My heart was filled with such rejoicing that I walk in the light, that I know the God who is Love itself. I prayed for each one who came into my view, asking heaven to move them straight past sin, past religion, directly into a love relationship with our holy God. Have you heard the Brandon Heath song, “Give Me Your Eyes”? We sang it in church Sunday and I’m so glad we did. It made me so aware of my responsibility to pray for all those God brings across my path. If you haven’t heard the song, YouTube it. It’ll bless you.

Today was a milestone! My recliner is out of the kitchen/dining area and my old office chair is back at my work station. My foot is not happy about no longer being elevated, but it’s time to get one step closer to normal. Each day brings new triumphs and I see the land of infirmity receding into my history.

Thank you, each of you, for your kind words, spoken from such generous hearts. I thank you so much for standing with me for my ex-husband’s return to right standing with the Lord. Nancy, you blessed me so. To be known!! What a wonder is that? God Himself desired to be known, to be heard, to be in fellowship, in love relationship with us. Is it any wonder that we, created in His image, desire the exact same thing? Thank you for sharing your lives with me, allowing me the honor of knowing you, and for the privilege of allowing me to share my life with you, for embracing me with such compassion and understanding. You’re the BEST and I thank God for you!

P.S. Little Mel felt fine all day and the low grade fever returned at dusk. Not unusual for my girls. For some reason, sundown always seems to bring on the symptoms again. I'll get her to the doctor tomorrow now that I know it's not just going away. Thank you for remembering her in your thoughts and prayers!!

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 7/17/2009 3:16PM

    You are such a God send to so many here on SP as I am sure you are at home. Continuing prayers for you dear friend in the healing of your toe and any unspoken needs you may have. May God continue to bless you always!
Hugs,
Helen

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GARPER 7/17/2009 12:00PM

    Oh Missy!
I so agree with Just4me927! It was no accident that you were unaware of the requirements of the support release. God meant for you to be there for those people. And how could your ex not be aware of your feelings for them and your prayers for them? That too would have been a witness to him. God only knows the results of your prayers. But results there will be, though you will only know of them when you're face to face with our Heavenly Father.

Thank you so much for being there for so many of US too! For I'm sure that your prayers for us do not go unheard. I thank God that He has placed you in my path.

With much love,
Sharron

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WALNUT5612 7/17/2009 8:36AM

    I am praying for a full recovery.

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JUST4ME927 7/17/2009 8:27AM

    God IS good... but I believe there ARE no accidents with Christ, so those folks you prayed for needed you there intercessing on their behalf. Praise the Lord for your submission to faithfulness!
I LOVE the song "Give me your eyes"...I only fear that my human heart would not be able to withstand the grief that God sees, in only one second. SO many folks hurting, alone, sick, and lost. You've inspired me to press in for the lost and backsliden, esp. your former beloved. :) Continue to share your heart. The world needs to see more Jesus.

(Your blog made me think of the song Mistaken for Jesus. Oh, the thought!)
Have a blessed day and keep on blogging!

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ALMMOM 7/17/2009 2:10AM

    Glad things went relatively peaceful for you. God will guide you thru this - I know it!!

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LINDA25427 7/17/2009 1:17AM

    Sorry about your toe .Glad things went ok in court ,it must to have been horrible to sit there waiting for 3 hrs just to find out all you needed to do was sign papers. My prayers are with you and the children . God Bless . emoticon

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AHEALTHIERJAN 7/17/2009 12:39AM

    So, this time it was the MAN who asked for directions?

Glad things went easily today, and to know you're getting back to normal with your foot. I'd been hoping for a blog on this since you changed your status. It was truly a blessing to read this. Thank you.

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AHEALTHIERJAN 7/17/2009 12:39AM

    So, this time it was the MAN who asked for directions?

Glad things went easily today, and to know you're getting back to normal with your foot. I'd been hoping for a blog on this since you changed your status. It was truly a blessing to read this. Thank you.

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AHEALTHIERJAN 7/17/2009 12:39AM

    So, this time it was the MAN who asked for directions?

Glad things went easily today, and to know you're getting back to normal with your foot. I'd been hoping for a blog on this since you changed your status. It was truly a blessing to read this. Thank you.

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YATMAMA 7/16/2009 11:27PM

    Thank you SO much. What a blessing! And you are BEAUTIFUL!!

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LIGHTHEART09 7/16/2009 9:57PM

    What a wonderful wonderful spirit you are! I am Nan, and I am new to SP, and I just happened to see your Blog title in the feed and it caught my eye...

My prayers are with you sweet sister that your children will be healed and your foot be healed.

Just stopping by to introduce myself and send you a blessing.

Hugs and xoxo
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My first blog entry

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

I have so enjoyed reading the blogs of some of my SparkFriends. I haven't a clue what to write about in my own blog, but I thought I'd try my hand at it.

Normally we'd be bustling about, getting ready to head to church for Bible study. My youngest, Melanie (11) is running a low fever and is suffering from some head and nasal congestion. I've had her using Zicam nasal swabs all day. I sure hope she's feeling better by morning.

I have to be up and at 'em and ready to leave by 7:30 tomorrow morning to go to court with my ex. He's asked me to reduce his child support payment amount (since it's accrued to over $70,000) and to cease enforcement since he's injured (again) and on Workers' Comp. I figured what the heck? He's never going to pay child support, never has, didn't support us during the marriage. Showing him this kindness can only foster a better relationship between us and, hopefully lead him closer to rededicating his life to Christ. That is our prayer.

Big Mel just walked in with little Heath, so I'm gonna go slobber all over my grandson! Oh, MAN, but I love this MawMaw bidness!!!

  
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JUST4ME927 7/17/2009 8:21AM

    You go girl! Shining that love of Jesus!!

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LIGHTHEART09 7/16/2009 10:13PM

    Beautiful heart felt blog...keep em coming...
Prayers are headed your way!

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SCORPION1352 7/16/2009 11:44AM

    Don't know why you waited so long to blog. I am a real beginner in all this and even I have bloged.

You really know how to put words together and it was beautiful. I too will be praying for you and your families situation.

Hang in there girl friend Gods loves you, and he will make things right for you and also for your ex. Your ex can't hide from God and with all of us praying for him he will have no choice but to turn around and rededicate his to the Lord.


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2BSALLYB 7/16/2009 8:55AM

    You are good with words kiddo and know how to pick just the right ones to get your message across.

God be with you as you go through your day. What a deep demonstration of God's love toward another with what you're doing by helping your ex out this way. May this help to lead him back to Christ. Hope Melanie is feeling better today.

I'm praying for you.

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GRANDMANANCY 7/16/2009 7:12AM

    He is able. He sees you. He knows you. He loves you.
((((HUGS))))
Nancy

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LINDA25427 7/16/2009 12:25AM

    Great first blog .Prayers coming your way .

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BOBLITE 7/15/2009 10:51PM

    Hi Missy,

I will be praying for you tomorrow and will be praying that God will continue working on your ex. Your first blog was great. You are really a blessing.

Bob

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SALAD-ADDICT 7/15/2009 10:35PM

    HEY!!! emoticon
You're quite the woman....supporting kids on your own. emoticon

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YATMAMA 7/15/2009 10:13PM

    Thank you so much, my brother. I have been so blessed to read your posts. I am so thankful for the Body of believers here on SP! How can Marty (my ex) outrun the Holy Spirit with so many loving hearts praying him back into the Kingdom?! He's run so hard and so far, straight into the arms of sin and destruction. He's gifted and called to use his musical gifts for the Lord, and I know the gifts and calling are without repentance. God is able to restore us no matter how far we stray. His grace is just that big, that deep, that broad, that long. It makes my insides tickle just thinking about it. God bless you richly for your committment to Him and His word and we, your fortunate SP family in Christ.

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FILLANGES 7/15/2009 9:37PM

    Very well done. You're a blogger. I loved reading this. Showing others mercy and kindness even if we don't think they deserve it is truly the way of the Lord. It's not up to us to judge or to decide who deserves what. I pray for you and your ex that there may be peace between you and I pray that he would ask Jesus to come into his heart. God Bless.

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YATMAMA 7/15/2009 9:06PM

    Thank you, each of you! I feel so surrounded by love and care here. I truly do. I am so bolstered up by my sisters. Not to negate brothers, but it seems I'm encircled by such incredibly beautiful and powerful handmaidens of the Lord. I cannot thank God enough for each of you.

Pebbles, my husband and I have been married six years and he has never once begrudged carrying the entire weight of raising my girls, nor have I begrudged the weight of raising my two stepkids. We knew the Lord gave those four kids to us because He loves us and loves them, that He would provide all we need (and, oh, boy, we've needed SO much more than money!). We truly can look at our exes (both having lived out of state until my ex moved back to Louisiana in the last year), and at my clients, and at my husband's bosses, and at every creditor we have, every need we have and say with complete confidence: The Lord is my Shepherd. I shall NOT want. Our increase comes not but of the Lord. What a RELIEF that is!!

So I know God will provide the words and peace I need tomorrow as I travel with my ex the half hour each way to court. The kids and my husband have always been a presence before, so this will be new, being alone with my ex like this. I pray with all my heart that God will use that time to reveal His love and truth to this man who is so sorely backslidden, so devoured with fear and hopelessness. God is able, and I thank you dear saints for standing with me!

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PEBBLES32165 7/15/2009 8:12PM

    Yes, welcomme to the blogging world. I will pray for your husband to change his heart and turn to Christ. Timmes are hard for everyone right now and maybe your decision will show him what being a Christian really is. Your heart is in the right place.

Pebbles

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THENEWME43 7/15/2009 8:05PM

    Great job on your first blog! Keep it up. :)

Tell Melanie she has people praying for her. My three DDs love to pray for others (esp. other kids)!

I'm praying everything goes well for you tomorrow with the courts and that your ex will turn back to the Lord.

Annette



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THENEWJOSIE2 7/15/2009 7:45PM

    Woohoo your first blog was a total success!!!


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BECCASINGSLEAD 7/15/2009 7:22PM

    Welcome to the world of blogging!

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