Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Discouraged


Ever have those days where you don't feel "good enough" or feel like you're always on the back-burner in everyone's life? I've been feeling like that quite a bit here lately. So I have found myself looking for scripture to heal my heart and make me feel better and to remind myself that I will never be on Gods back-burner. God will always be there when I need Him and He will never have more important things to do than be here for me.

As I have been searching I found a few verses that stood out to me and could possibly help one of you so that is the purpose of tonights blog. I truly hope these verses can help someone else as much as they have me.

Remember, give all of your problems to God and let them go. He knows what to do with them and He knows how to heal your heart. You are good enough. You are loved. You are important. You are needed. You are beautiful. You are worthy. You are Gods child and He promises that He will never leave you nor forsake you.


Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
Isaiah 41:10 (KJV)

       But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you
Matthew 5:44 (KJV)

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Jeremiah 29:11 (KJV)

He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
Psalms 147:3 (KJV)

Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:39 (KJV)

Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
1Peter 5:7 (KJV)

Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, [even] unto the end of the world. Amen.
Matthew 28:20 (KJV)

Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.
1 John 4:13 (KJV)

Trust in him at all times; [ye] people, pour out your heart before him: God [is] a refuge for us. Selah.
Psalms 62:8 (KJV)

Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.
1Corinthians 4:5 (KJV)





Tonight I leave you with this:

Do not look forward in fear to the changes of life;
Rather look to them with full hope that as they arise,
     God, whose very own you are, will lead you safely
     through all things;
And when you cannot stand it, God will carry you
     in His arms.
Do not fear what may happen tomorrow;
The same everlasting Father who cares for you today
     will take care of you today and every day.
He will either shield you from suffering or will give you
     unfailing strength to bear it.
Be at peace and put aside all anxious thoughts and
     imaginations.
St. Francis de Sales

God Bless 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Cramer Babies

New pictures of my beautiful babies. My sweet blessings. 




Monday, June 16, 2014

Father's Day Weekend


Yesterday was Fathers Day and what an amazing day we had. We got to spend the entire day with Kevin and had great quality family time. For the first time we as a family went out on the boat and got to see where Kevin and his dad like to fish and just get away. It. Was. Beautiful. Here's a look at our view.
Amazing? Oh yes.

Kevin is such an amazing daddy and we are beyond blessed to have him. He works so hard in a job that doesn't appreciate what he does and then comes home and puts aside the mess from the day and spends time with me and the kids. I appreciate him more that he will ever know and thank God every single day for blessing us with each other. He makes me strong, supports me through everything and all around makes me a better person.
I love this man more than words can say.


My beautiful little family.
Happy Fathers Day to the daddy's reading this and to the mommas who have to be both. God bless you all.

Photos from our trip to the lake. 


















Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Learning to Love Myself and My Curves



Hello beautiful people. I am not feeling too hot today but there was something I wanted to blog about, so here I am.
As some of you know, I have been dieting lately and working out and eating clean. I have lost 9 pounds this past month and as happy as I am about that, it was a rough month that involved a lot of self doubt. I am so hard on myself all of the time. In my mind I am never good enough and will never be good enough. I know a lot of that comes from the way you're raised and I really was never good enough growing up, I was told many times. I hate that it still affects my way of thinking as a grown adult and can't seem to push past it.
Anyway, I have come to the conclusion that I will learn to love myself if it's the last thing I do. I am tired of waking up every morning and weighing and allowing that to determine what kind of day I will have. I am tired of getting a shower at night and crying because I ate or drank something that I shouldn't have. It sucks the life out of me. I just want to enjoy life and my kids without thinking I have to look like society thinks I should. I see so many big beautiful women every single day who know they are gorgeous and aren't ashamed of the body God gave them. They rock their curves and don't care what anyone else thinks. I want that. I want to love the body that God made especially for me. The body that God loves me in.
I am still going to go for walks with my kids, because we enjoy it. And continue to eat healthy and drink my water because it makes me feel good. But I refuse to let it run my life. Losing weight is not why God put me here. The days of weighing every morning are over and the days of feeling like a failure because I ate something awful, are over.  I have got to figure out how to love myself. And I will.

God bless.







Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Crafty Sorta Day

Meh. What is up with this icky weather the past few days? I don't know about y'all but it makes my body ache and sucks out every bit of energy I have. So because of impending yucky weather K and I decided today would be a crafty sorta day. Sooooo, we made a stepping stone for the garden, K painted a mini birdhouse and then we played a ladybug alphabet game to teach K which baby letter belongs to which mommy letter. I think she really enjoyed herself.
I had my own craft night lastnight while the kids were sleeping because it was storming and I was having to deal with FuzzCakes and her storm phobia. Why not be productive, right? So, I was sorting the kids room and going through photos and  picture frames and I noticed that K has SO MANY personalized photo frames and girly frames from people from our past and Baby I has NONE! Because according to a certain person from our past they were not excited about Baby I. (Yeah, they really said that...You understand why they are people from our past now right?) Anyway, I looked online and absolutely could not afford the personalized frames on there! They are so expensive! So, I got the bright idea to make him one when I saw the plain wooden frames at Hobby Lobby. I thought it would be much easier than it was, but I am still pretty proud of the way it turned out. Here it is.

And here are the rest of today's pictures from craft time. Have a safe and happy day. God bless.





Painting a mini birdhouse
So pretty ;)
The most beautiful mini birdhouse in the world.
Can you see her hand and foot in her stepping stone?
Learning lower case letters
When baby I smiles, he SMILES! Hard cheesin'. :D
Handsome fella.
Mommas sweet baby boy. So happy.