Thursday, December 18, 2008
Gratefulness is one of his WONDERFUL gifts especially when it comes to food. For instance, I hate going to the grocery store, soooo I put it off as long as possible. Tuesday night for supper it was waffles & eggs, Wednesday night it was grilled cheese and brocolli. He NEVER complains about the food I cook. I have to tell him it is okay to let me know if the food is good or not so I will know whether to cook it again.
During our Bible Study today, He Speaks to Me by Priscilla Shirer, she commented that if you are submissive to the earthly authority God has placed in your life - that being my husband, then it's a good indication of whether you will be submissive to Him. I know that God has placed Romeo in my life for many reasons but one major one is to teach me to honor, respect, & submit to the authorities in my life.
We have had many beautiful times together and many heartaches, but we are here, 9 years later still married, and as determined as ever to please God in our marriage. No credit on our own part that we are still married, not at all! It was God's spirit that humbled us enough to acknowledge the destruction we had placed in our marriage. It was God that provided counseling when we so desperately needed it. It was God & still is!!
I serve a Real God WHO IS ABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Praise You Lord!
I love you, Romeo Tagle, Jr.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Sons are a heritage from the LORD,
children a reward from him.
are sons born in one's youth.
Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.
They will not be put to shame when
they contend with their enemies in the gate.
This verse means a great deal to me. It "flew off the page" more than a year ago when Romeo and I had been praying about whether to have more kids. We went through many reasons why not to have more and to all of these reasons God gave a reason as to why it was foolish. I will just share a few.
Us - Tooooo Much Money, how will we afford more kids? ---- God - All money belongs to me trust me, depend on me, call on me, I will take care of you. Matthew 6:26 says, "Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?"
Us - I will go crazy, I can't handle more! ---- God - Of course you can't handle it! You will mess it all up if you do it in your own strength, do it in mine. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 says, But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
And of course God can do anything! Even give a couple, who has taken the needed surgical steps to prevent pregnancy, a child. So why not let God give me one if He HAS too through a miracle? And God said, Why not allow me to decided how many kids you need. Trust me! If I want you to have another one them I will give you one. If not then I will prevent you from having one. Either way God said, it's not up to you!
So for over a year we have been on pins and needles wondering what God's will was in our life regarding children. Knowing that it is was up to Him and that whatever His will was was what we wanted. All that to say this:
God is so graciously rewarding us with another child due to arrive July 2009.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Nia: I don't know?
Me: You know, the tooth fairy isn't real.
Nia: What? She always gives kids money under their pillow.
Me: It is really mom & dad. I haven't thought about what to do for this special occassion but we will come up with something.
Nia: (Popped up, real excited and said) What about a savings bond!
Friday, November 14, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
I don't really know what to say about this next picture. I tried to think of something clever like "what's he want" or "slave driver" but the truth is.... He was being very kind and loving. He spent hours on this floor. It is a brick floor which is pretty but not easy to clean or easy on the feet. I have had my fair share of cleaning it so I was SUPER excited when he volunteered to do it. We worked hard yesterday on the house - this week we are listing it WITH a realtor, hopefully tomorrow.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Just a note to let you know that we made the trip fine.
None of us from Spur have any luggage exect for our carry on, but
other than that we are great.
High speed internet here is about 1/4 speed of our dialup speed. It
took 10 minutes to load our web page.
Our people don't know how good they have it, in many ways.
The kids at orphanages are great.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
However, I do not enjoy raking up all the leaves. Saturday me and the kids raked and picked leaves up in our front yard and today, well .......
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
We came home and I cooked supper while dad & kids handed out candy to the trick-or-treaters. We gathered all the candy we had and what had just been given to the kids and I told them to get rid of it. I don't let them have candy but on special occasions so there is no need for it here. Nia was being VERY generous and by the time supper was done (about 20 minutes - it was hot dogs) almost all of it was gone. That's what I'm talking about.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday We love you!
Happy Birthday to You!!!
We celebrated his birthday today by singing to him this morning while he was still in bed. He wanted Chicken Scaloppini for supper & a Pina Colada cake for dessert. Nia made him a book with pictures of him & her, Ian drew a picture of a birthday cake, & we all committed to serving him in specific ways this next week.
To see more photos of the "party" go to Romeo's website!
They were challenged at Nia's school as to who could wear the most red. Prizes were at stack here so we found everything that we could in her drawers that was red. Red leggings with a red skorts over them, red shirt with red sweater/jacket, & red hair bows. She and another girl from her class won. They have not received their prizes yet.
Monday, October 27, 2008
As for the reasons we are moving, I'll just say that God answers prayers. From the time we moved to Oklahoma I always knew that I wanted to go back home but we also knew that God had a plan for us in Oklahoma so we embraced it. It was always me who wanted to eventually return to Spur but it was Romeo that God spoke to in regard to this move.
We could certainly use your prayers in regard to the sell of our house and Romeo's job.