Monday, January 3, 2011


The last couple of months have been full of heartbreak and happiness. My husband lost his Grandfather that he was very close too on December 4. It was really hard on the family but we all know that he is not in pain anymore and he is up where he belongs. We also have been blessed with some very nice suprises. More about this in another blog.

Christmas was wonderful and simple just the way we like it. We made a point that every Christmas we will not go any where. We have told our family that if they would like to see us on Christmas day they will have to come to our house. We had a nice full house from 8:30-2:00pm. It was wonderful visiting with  family. It was also nice having the house to ourselfs by 2pm. We had a wonderful relaxing day and the kids had so much fun opening all of their gifts. We have a tradition of hiding a pickle ornament on the tree. On Christmas day the kids will look for it and who ever finds it first gets a special gift. The kids love this tradition. Another tradition that we do with the kids is that we take them to look at Christmas lights on Christmas Eve. It is so much fun listening to their ohhs and ahhs as they look at all of the beautiful lights. They always look forward to this and we do too.

All in all Christmas was great even though it wasn't the same with out Grandpa Mowery we all move forward and enjoy it. We live everyday to the fullest because we do not know when which day might be our last. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Monday, October 18, 2010


I have been struggling alot lately with who I am. I have lost who I am and was. I have a lot of insecurities when it comes to friendships and life in general. I am a people pleaser. I worry more about what people think about me then what I think about myself. Honestly I do not really like who I have become. I tend to worry about making others happy and trying to help them more then helping myself. The real me does not care about if someone is gay or about others religious beliefs. I believe in equality. I am working on finding my faith. Breaking down these walls being more open. I have found that my over excitements and worrieness hinders friendships. Deep inside I am a broken soul. I do not like the fact that I have a deep sense of anger and resentment towards my life. I am so scared of being alone. I want to be open to everyone about my feelings towards different subjects without feeling like they are going to judge me. I do not like saying things that I may not truely believe in to make others happy. I feel like if I told people how I really feel about different things they would not like me. In turn I do not like myself. I am being untrue to myself and others. Maybe it is just I am not supposed to be happy with who I am. I feel like I am walking on egg shells. Always watching what I am saying as to not start a conflict. In turn I have made myself truly unhappy. I have thought that helping other people and doing what I could to help them would make my insecurities about myself go away. It has not. I have doubts with in myself on whether or not I am a good friend and person. I question that if someone does not get in touch with me that they do not like me or do not have any interest with me. So I try to find things that I feel would help the friendship. In turn I damage the friendship. 

So here is the real me. I am passionate, hardworking and try to do anything for anyone. If I feel like I am getting taken advantage of I pull away.  I may not believe with all of my heart that there is a greater being. I am trying to but it is hard when there are so many stars in the sky and many more galaxies to be found. How do I know that the Greeks, Romans, Pagans and other religions are wrong. How do I not know that Christianity in its self was not made up to help individuals cope with day to day life. Giving them something to believe in. Us as humans need something greater then us to believe in to help us make it through day to day life. I find the scriptures of the Bible helpful. They help me understand that with different obstacles that are given to me in life I will make it through. The Bible is a great book but how do I know that it is all true. I respect all Christianity and other religions I want to be a full on believer. It is okay for me to have these doubts and questions. Yes it is because I am human. There are different aspects of Christianity that I do not agree with. Just because the Bible may say living a certain way is wrong does not mean that others should be judged for it. I may not agree with how others are living their lives but I am not the one to judge. God is the only person to judge then. I fight with my feelings about the Bible and Christianity everyday. I fight with the feelings of how do I know all of this is true and right. I do judge people and I wish that I did not. I feel that with these flaws of mine being that I do judge people, have hatred, a foul mouth and other qualities about myself that are not the most attractive that I would never be able to conform. I feel that because I do not see anything wrong with being homosexual that I will never fit in. I believe that you can fall in love with someone whether they are man or women. That love is so deep and who am I to tell you are wrong. We all bleed the same blood and shed the same tears. We are all human. 

These are just some of the thoughts that are constantly going through my head. A tangled mess of thoughts and emotions that I can not sort out into the proper words to discuss.

I enjoy going to church but feel that I will never be like the people that go there because I believe and feel differently then they do about different situations.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Yay for new beginnings!

I am so excited to say that next Monday I will be done with school. I have been waiting for this day for a a long time. It is so nice for it all to be over with. I know my children are excited also. Gone are the nights and days of mommy being on the computer. Now I can focus all of my energy on them. It will be a nice and welcomed change. My computer is also happy because it will be getting a break. After next week I probably will not be on my computer much anymore. I really do not get on it other then to do school work or pay bills. These last few years have been hard and sometimes I did not know if I could do it but I did do it. I am so proud of myself and so happy that I will not have to talk about doing gosh darn school work anymore. Well that is all for today. I hope everyone is having a great weekend.

Monday, October 11, 2010


October is one of my favorite months of the year. The leaves are changing the weather is getting cooler and it is time for some good times with friends sitting out by the fire. October is also a sad month for our house also. My daughters father will have been gone for 2 years on the 19. He may not of been the greatest person in the world but I still feel sad for my daughter because she will never get to know the good parts of him. However she has a great father my husband. He has been there for her since she was 1.5 years old. He is all she has ever known. I am gratefully thankful for him everyday of my life. He is a great father.

On to good news the countdown is on. In a little less then two weeks I will be done with school. It has been a long 6 years and changing my major three time but I will have finally done it. I am so proud of myself. I will be thankful to be able to spend more time with my children. They are my world.

Hayden is doing well in school. Mika is also doing well. I am so proud of them. They are so excited about the upcoming harvest/Halloween party. It will be a ton of fun.

Well all is going good in the Mowery household can not wait to see what the rest of the year brings.

Sunday, September 26, 2010


I went to a new church today with a friend of mine. It was amazing. I enjoyed the Sunday school class and the sermon. During the sermon the priest talked about how important it is not to mumble. He said that if someone has a issue it is better to bring up that issue with the person rather then mumble about it. The issue can not get fixed if the person is not willing to talk about it.

The kids also had a great time at church. Ayla did great in the nursery. If you know Ayla she usually has problems being away from mommy and daddy. It is nice that she is finally socializing with children her own age. Mika and Hayden also had a great time. They want to go back next Sunday. I am looking forward to going back. It helps that the kids enjoy church. Going to church helps me be a stronger person not only in faith but in all aspects of my life.

On a more serious note. Hayden had a doctors appointment on Friday and the doctor is sending him to the cardiologist to have an ultrasound of his heart. We have always known that he has a heart murmur but in the past we were told it was innocent. The doctor is concerned because she can hear it very easily when he is standing and laying down. He also gets flushed easily and sweats a lot. She wants to have his anatomy of his heart looked at and then have him get an appointment with a pulminologist . I am praying that it all goes well and that his heart murmur is still innocent. I worry about my son and want him to be healthy. I know God will take care of him and us. This is out of our hands and we must leave it up to the Lord to make everything okay.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Lift me up

Lift me up lord for I believe
lift me up lord for I have sinned
Lift me up lord
oh lift me up lord
Take away all this pain
that I feel in the depths of me
Lift me up lord
Lift me up lord
I can see lord
your undying love
all around me
Lift me up lord
oh lift me up lord
I was lost
But now I am found
I found your love
waiting for me
lift me up lord
Lift me up lord
Now the pain has left me
I feel your grace
Inside of  me
You lifted me up Lord
You lifted me up Lord

Just a little song I put together

The Warmth of His Touch

Last night while laying down getting ready to sleep I had this overwhelming urge to pray. I pray for friends often but this urge was so strong that all of the prayers just seemed to flow. I prayed for all of my friends going through tough times right now. I prayed for good things to come for my friends. While praying mind you I prayed for at least a good 30 minutes I felt this warmth come over me. This healing loving touch that I have not felt in a long time. This warmth and peace that everything is okay and that he will take care and heal. The warmth of his touch reminded me that he is here. This touch also reminded me that he is listening.

When I opened up the bible this morning I opened up to Psalm 107: Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. Let the redeemed of the LORD say this- those he redeemed for the hand of the foe, those he gathered from the lands, from east and west, from north and south. Some wandered in desert wastelands, finding no way to a city where they could settle. They were hungry and thirsty, and their lives ebbed away. Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble and he delivered them from their distress. He led them by a straight way to a city where they could settle. Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men, for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.

It is amazing how the LORD knows what you need and do not need. He knows that I am thirsty and hungry and he feeds my needs. The LORD is good and he has unfailing love.