So far behind!!!!
I have a love/hate relationship with my blog! It is not intentional, but I neglect it for long periods! I should really not do that, since I get so far behind and don't know where to begin!
It's October, and the month is almost over. It has gone by very fast. The beginning of the month was General Conference, and we enjoyed watching it from home in our jammies. I made snacks and lots of food, and we just ate and watched all day. The speakers were amazing and we got many answered prayers. It was a good weekend. One prayer in particular was about Justin. We just did not know what to do with that boy anymore and putting him on medication seemed more and more important, even though we felt he did not need it. Well, we got an answer through General Conference to just be patient and things happen on God's time, not ours... That is a powerful and hard thought to go by, because I am stubborn and impatient! So, the very next day (Monday) was school and I held my breath. I talked to Justin as I have many other times and gave him a pep-talk... And wouldn't you know it, he has been a great kid at school ever since! No more issues with anything, just like that! He has earned his privileges back in the classroom and has been a good example all month! We are very excited for him and thank Heavenly Father every day for helping Justin to control himself. That prayer was answered immediately. I am very thankful for that, and the effort that Justin has showed!
The same answer came for moving.. in a little over a month we have had been in El Paso for 5 years and that is just a very long time. As it looks, we will go through a deployment which will push us to 7 years in El Paso, and by then, why would we want to move since retirement will be just around the corner??!! Anyway, the answer came to be patient and He will move us when we are ready... I had a problem with that at first, because we both really REALLY wanted to move, but we are where we are needed in this point in time and we need to be okay with that. Besides.. you know how kids ask for something and you tell them to be patient, only for them to ask a million times and you end up saying, NO! Well.... for the fear of hearing NO from Heavenly Father, we have backed off the subject and will continue on until He is ready. :)
Joseph has been crazy busy with work, and it will not slow down anytime soon. Not much else to say about that.
Kids are doing well in school. I am pleased to bring that god news from ALL of our kids. Seems like everyone is having a blast with their classes.
I am doing good enough. (as a very dear friend likes to say) I have been having issues all month with pain in my abdomen and found out it was Gall Stones. So, I have surgery set for November to remove the gall bladder and hopefully remove the problem permanently! I am a little nervous about having something taken out of my body, but I know it is the right thing to do, so I am sure it will be ok.
Thats all the big news here.. not much, but it is an update. I will try and be good and post things about Halloween early next week, including pictures.
See ya lata, until then!
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