Another Valuable lesson #22

Using Cash hurts….You may wonder what does this mean? When I use cash I am more likely to ask myself if I really need the item. I  need to plan for purchases and many times are more likely to make due then spend your hard earned cash.

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Published in: on February 22, 2011 at 2:04 pm  Leave a Comment  

Another Valuable Lesson #21

“Get all the advice and instruction you can, so you will be wise the rest of your life.”
Proverbs 19:20

Published in: on January 8, 2011 at 2:54 pm  Leave a Comment  

Another Valuable lesson #20

This month we have had highs and lows. My husband was coughing up blood and we found he needed open heart surgery, Our youngest daughter turned 18, our oldest got married and now Christmas.

Earlier in the day my husband said hey feel my heart. I could feel it pounding so I told him to sit and rest awhile. later in the day I went to work and he came into my work upset he had coughed up blood and he needed to go to the emergency room. At the emergency room he went through different tests and he went from possible lung cancer, acid reflex and then a heart value problem.

This week a man at our church was having chest pain and went to the hospital and later died. He spent Christmas with his family and now he is gone….. This could be anyone of us or a loved one.

As I look back I can see signs my husband was in distress. I could see my husband getting weaker and have learned Another Valuable Lesson….. Listen to your body and pay attention to those around you.

God’s Blessings, Candy

Published in: on December 30, 2010 at 1:42 pm  Leave a Comment  

Another Valuable Lesson #19

Raising teenagers

  1. I forgot is a common excuse, but memories are like an elephant when their brother didn’t do something.
  2. I just found out why we have so many glasses being used everyday. “It is gross to use the glass more then once!”
  3. It doesn’t matter what you did for them in the past, it is what you are doing for them now.
  4. It’s OK to leave the windows open and the air conditioner on! Last month Randy and I arrived home after work and all the windows were open except the living room and the air conditioner was on. I asked why is the air on and the windows open? When my teenager explained, I closed the living room and I was going to get to it on the commercial, but forgot. When I was a kid and the door left open in the winter : what are you heating the outside?
  5. “Don’t compare me to my sister, we are different” Until she reminds us of perceived privileges or advantages her sister has had she hasn’t ….then it all about being the same and fair!

I think the Lord planned it right, we have infants that grow into teenagers and we can grow right along with them! Have a great day and God’s Blessings, Candy

Published in: on November 9, 2010 at 2:16 pm  Leave a Comment  

Another Valuable Lesson #18

When I was a kid my Grandma Young would say “if I knew then what I know now” when I was a kid I really didn’t understand it, but now in my 40’s I can actually say I know now what my grandma was talking about. Our oldest is getting married in December. She has all the dreams and expectations I remember having….I just hope she continues on her path so she can have that wonderful life she is dreaming about. You can’t learn lessons for others like our children we can tell them our experiences. We hope they take heed and maybe get our do-over through them.

God’s blessings and Have a great day! Candy

Published in: on November 5, 2010 at 2:02 pm  Leave a Comment  

Another Valuable Lesson #16

Today is my 100th post on Another Valuable Lesson. I have been thinking a lot about family since my oldest has decided to get married this December.

I have wonderful memories growing up. Some of my fondest ones are of my grandma Young. I see her in things I am doing or in my mom. I found a prayer my grandma had taped to her bathroom mirror. (It is typed exactly how she had it….)

Remind Me, God

Dear God, When I am lonely and…perhaps I feel despair…Let not my ailing heart forget…That you hear every prayer…Remind me that no matter what… I do or fail to do… There still is hope for me as long…As I have faith in you Let not my eyes be blinded by…Some folly I commit…But help me to regret my wrong…And to make up for it…Inspire me to put my fears… Upon a hidden shelf… And in the future never to…Be sorry for myself…and give me the restful sleep I need…Before another dawn…and bless me in the morning…the courage to go on.

I wonder if she was lonely?

Another Valuable Lesson #16  Love your elderly

Published in: on September 4, 2010 at 11:56 pm  Leave a Comment  

Another Valuable Lesson #15

Sometimes the hard thing  and the right thing are the same!

Last night we had a camp out for a youngest son and 2 of his friends. This morning while cleaning up the tent we found an empty egg carton. I have thought that I have raised my children not to be destructive. Well him and his 2 buddies decided it would be fun to egg their friend’s house at 2 in the morning. I was surprised they were able to leave our home and I didn’t know. Randy and I took both friends home and talked to their parents and each agreed we would take them back to the house and apologies and clean it up.

We went up to the door talked to the owner answered and was somewhat shocked we brought the boys back and as he said “do the right thing” the boys cleaned you their mess and we left. I hope the boys have leaned another valuable lesson!

God’s blessings, Candy

Published in: on August 20, 2010 at 10:39 pm  Leave a Comment  

Another Valuable Lesson #14

Thy will not my will!

Many times in my life I have prayed Lord should I go to the left or the right. Boxing the Lord in my will and He may be telling me go straight. I am learning to pray thy will not my will and I am starting to see the difference. I heard a song today…..Thank God for unanswered prayers….. Thank you Lord for all those unanswered prayers!

Published in: on August 9, 2010 at 3:24 am  Leave a Comment  

Another Valuable lesson #13

There is beauty a gas tank away and it took a little 13 to get us there!

Way to go Tyler and the Webster Yankees!

Don’t let fear hold you back from taking a little trip.

Published in: on August 3, 2010 at 1:11 am  Leave a Comment  

Another Valuable Lesson #12

Loving doesn’t always mean you will recieve that love back. Sometimes it makes your heart hurt, I can’t change how they feel and have to move on from it.

My Grandma used to tell me  “love is blind until you see how much love there is to be!”

God’s Blessings, Candy

Published in: on July 7, 2010 at 1:29 am  Leave a Comment