Friday, October 12, 2012

Terrible Birthdays

Yesterday was my husband's birthday and it was a rough day.  I feel so bad and I tried to hard to smile and act like everything was okay.  People can really throw me for a loop but it's time to move on, get over, and remember that today is a NEW  day.  

The day started rough when I got some nasty hate mail.  I was shocked by it's contents. How could anyone write something so mean and hateful?  How could someone do it all in the name of Jesus?  Remember that if you are writing a letter in the name of Jesus, it might need to contain some of his characteristics.  If you want to rebuke someone, do it out of love.  I had to write a letter to this person but it was written out of love, not anger, or spitefulness, or insulting.  When I thought I couldn't be shocked anymore by hate mail, this took it to a new level.  Oh well.  Time to dry up the tears, build a bridge, and move on.

Today is a NEW DAY!  :D

Towards the end of the day yesterday I took my boys and their friend to the pool for some fun in the water. It was cloudy and possibly rainy outside but this is all indoors.  The boys like to kid for the pictures and I didn't stop them.  LOL.  They are so funny.

After we got back home I asked Charles what he would like for his birthday dinner and he said tacos.  Thankfully I had all the ingredients so I whipped them together fast and they loved it. It was gone in a whirlwind. Man, if you want to not die of starvation in a large family as a mother, be sure to cook more than enough so you can have some.  Heh heh.  I always under cook the right amount and get stuck with what's left.  Good for the diet though!  We sang to Charles with a cake in hand and before you could say " Joe Biden should never become vice-president for anyone", the cake was gone.  Wow!  It went fast.


Anonymous said...

I love this! You are so creative. Keep it up! I have so much respect for you as a mother and a human being. I say this knowing we have different views on some things and that's ok. I know you ARE a kind, caring and very lovely person. I enjoy your posts. You have great ideas and I am encouraged by what you have to say. So, please blog and post away. Your friend, Andrea

Anonymous said...

I am sorry you had a rough day yesterday! People must have been in a mood all around. I also was subject to a little bit of "meanness"
and you really cannot let it get you down. That's what the devil wants. So hang in there and celebrate every day with your family! You deserve to be happy. Some people are difficult but you know who you are. Don't worry about them! We just cannot please everyone. It took me a long time to learn that but once I did it was such a relief.

Have a great weekend!


Happy Elf Mom (Christine) said...

I hope you are ok. I'm just so sorry this person (I HOPE!) misunderstood what was going on... I know your character and I know whatever you had to say was sprinkled with grace. I'm sad for you.

Chris H said...

How sad to know you got hate mail... it hurts! I've had a few myself... and after a while you just have to live your life YOUR way, and ignoree the haters. {{{HUGS}}}

Windy said...

I look forward to receiving your blogs...they are always uplifting and a joy to read. I'm so sorry you've received some unkind must be doing something right. Jesus wasn't treated kindly by many! Love to see your kids and hear about your family's happy times together. I pray Charles is being blessed in his work. Haven't heard too much lately about how that's going. You are such a cheerful and loving mom...your family is truly blessed!

Virginia Revoir said...

Thank you soooo much for your encouragement everyone. Means so, so much.

momto9 said...

Oh yes that sucks!! and as for the rest of your post!! What a great mom and awesome wife!!