Thursday, December 16, 2010

Today is my kids last day of school until after the first of the year. Brianna (my oldest), took her 9 weeks finals this past week. Now my daughter is an all around student. She's in the Honor's program at her high school, she is taking 4 AP classes this semester, she plays basketball, softball, throws the disc in track and plays golf (yeah, golf). All on the Varsity teams. She really is smart and pretty well rounded. BUT she is a teenager and what use to come to her naturally, she actually has to work at now. She HATES that, especially when it comes to her classes. She is a last minute type girl, never early so going in to the last week of the semester, her grades, although passing all of her classes, had some really low B's in some of them. Actually close to C's which does not work in the Honor's Program.

So me being the mom I am, fussed left and right for 2 weeks prior to these exams. I mean my thing is if you start out strong it won't be such a hassle at the end. But Bri, naw, she is like " I got this momma". So thanks to technology, I can log into all of her classes and see what she makes on grades, if she misses a class, if she gets in trouble, etc. Yesterday, end of the day, she is sitting in my office and I log in while she is here. Low and behold, she has passed and pulled all her grades up. She has this big smile and I look like "uh huh" . If she had only done this from the beginning.........

"When the clouds are full of water, it rains. When the wind blows down a tree, it lies where it falls. Don't sit there watching the wind. Do your own work. Don't stare at the clouds. Get on with your life.: Ecclesiastes 11:4 (Message) According to this passage, it seems really clear.... don't keep putting things off until the last minute, you may never get anything done. How many times have we all said, just wait until the first of the year, I will start my diet? Or just wait until I have more money, I am going to....Or wait until I do this or that and I can get that done, or in my daughter's case, I will wait until the last minute and it will all come together. Luckily for her (and her butt) it did. But that may not always be.

There is no time like the present to start doing those things God wants us to do. Especially with the holidays coming up. Do you realize that there are so many people who are doing without today? Don't know where the next meal will come from, or if they will have a warm coat for the winter? A place to live? A job? It is our job as Christians to seek these people out and help them in any way we can. Nothing is to big or small. There is alot of work to be done in order for us to be a blessing in someones life. Let's get to it!!

Today is my Friday and I am off next week . YAYYY for vacation. I pray that each one of you have a really good holiday next week. If I don't talk to you before have a Very Merry Christmas and I love you all!! "Be blessed and be a blessing"!!!


  1. I love it, so happy for you and the how proud you must be of her efforts. Prayers and blessings you will have a great vacation. I am going next week too.

  2. Love the verse, love the message about not putting off things until tomorrow, love the whole thing! Merry Christmas to you as well! :]

  3. Great message. Glad you are writing again. So encouraging. Chante is gonna be like Brianna except not as athletic. She procrastinates and tings have come easy for her. I am concerned about how her transition to high school will be. Hopefully I can encourage her not to wait till the last minute. Parenthood! Umm!

  4. Great thing to hold on to - God wanting the best for us. Glad I stumbled upon ur blog. Come check out mine sometime.

  5. Thanks everyone. All I can say is "teenagers".. whew! The things I have learned... lol

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  7. amen great post!!! and you must be really proud of your kids :-) they are adorable!!

  8. Thank you all so much!! I gotta get out of vacation mode now though and get back to writing... kids driving me crazy so you KNOW I got some good stories now.. hahahahha

    Peace and blessings always!