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A single Mom, one day at a time, living to be the Woman He created me to be!

Good Friday April 2, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — nurturemewhole @ 6:03 pm

Is it Friday? Man o Man it feels like Saturday.

Indeed, it is Friday. Good Friday. What is Good Friday? I never really knew. The Friday before Easter. A day off for a lot of people… Other than that.. I’m clueless. I guess I should educate myself on this matter. (note to self.. find out about Good Friday)

So anyway.

I have been thinking about humility a lot. M does a “word of the day” each day on her facebook and one day it was humility. ha ha. I just have to laugh when I hear that word. So yeah.. that day I think that some conviction happened.. and I’m not sure if it was the Holy Spirit or myself or both.. but yeah. So I have been workin on that.

Well anyway…

Currently I am getting to know Ms. Stephanie Nielson. I have been delving into her archives (6 years worth) for a couple of weeks now.

So anyway….

In her blog, Stephanie often posts about other people. Mostly family and sometimes friends but always people who she loves and cares for. I love this idea. So, I thought, that is a wonderful act of humility. (I think)

So I am going to adopt this wonderful idea from Ms. Nielson.

And I will have wonderful “journal” of all the special people who I love and admire in my life. Yum.

Here’s to Good Things on Good Friday!

Be Blessed, Jacki

*Blog Design Update*  Carolynn says that she will be working on it Monday!! Woo HOO!!!!!  I have had one preview and things looked great! I am so excited for it to be completed. Stay tuned for more updates!


yadda yadda April 1, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — nurturemewhole @ 2:30 pm

Today has flown by. It is 3:25 already 😦

Day 3 of the 30 Day Shred!! Wow.. I can already tell things are changing! I did 20 PUSH UPS!! (without stopping!) That is so cool.

My son has been MR FUSSY PANTS TODAY. and my sister diagnosed his tummy ached over the phone. (I don’t know where my brain was) but he slept til 8:30 this morning without waking up AT ALL!!!

Today was Day three of squash! Tomorrow will be the last day then we try carrots!

I really want to take a nap.

I still haven’t made an Easter basket for Hope : (

that will be all.

Here’s to family and sunshine plans for the weekend!!

Be Blessed, Jacki


thank you for this food March 30, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — nurturemewhole @ 11:42 am

This is a picture of baby boy drinking his bottle.

This is how baby boy holds his hands when he is drinking his bottle.

I wonder if he thinking… “Dear God, Thank you for this food. yummy yummy yummy o thank you thank you thank you so much.”

It makes me laugh every time!


a few thoughts March 29, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — nurturemewhole @ 9:20 am

I dread the thought of someone saying “tell me about yourself”

I have a hard time putting my thoughts into words. I think that is why I like writing so much. When I write, I can delete as many sentences (or erase/scratch out) as I want to. When speaking, obviously, that’s not an option. I still do it though! ha! I must say the same thing a million ways before I feel like I have gotten my point across.

As I was making my coffee this morning, waking up, and hanging around the kitchen I was thinking of some things “about me” and wondering if they will ever change. Which also leads me to wonder how I was as a child.

I am the kind of Mom who doesn’t like noise. I like quiet and calm. No running, no yelling, no screams of delight. I am working on that. That is part of being a child, I know. I wonder why I am startled by noise. Then I get irritated because I don’t like being startled.

Also, talking on the phone. Before texting was so popular, I talked on the phone all the time. I would talk to my best friend for an hour or more every day on the phone. Now, I shudder when the phone rings. I would rather just text. One of the biggest reasons is because I get horrible service in my house. I have to sit in one little spot that I find service and I feel “stuck”. So the whole time I’m on the phone I can’t do anything else but sit there and that doesn’t work for me. Yes, some matters must be discussed on the phone and that’s different.. but for the most part, I’d just rather text. (I can hear the person’s voice in my head when I read the texts, so it’s practically the same anyway!)

The last thought was about something that I often hear (mostly at work). People say something to the effect of: ” you are always so calm” “you are always on an even keel” “you never seem to be worked up”. I take that as a compliment because if they ever knew what was going on inside of my head since coming to know the Lord and getting a relationship with Him, I have found such a peace in my life. When people say that about me it makes me so grateful that I gave my life to God and let Him take the wheel. I am not saying that I don’t have moments. O BELIEVE ME I DO. Sometimes I am overwhelmed with worry and fear. But eventually I come to my senses and give those things to the Lord and it’s all good.  It makes me wonder how people do life without Him. It is so impossible. God is Good. All the time. I am so in love.

I like knowing that I have a choice. I am not who the world says I am. I am who God says I am and I have a choice. I am who God says I am and as for all my failures and shortcomings.. well, as long as I get back up, ask for forgiveness, and move forward then I get to keep working on getting better, right? O that is a good feeling!

Here’s to finding who you are in God. You will love yourself, I’m sure!

Be Blessed, Jacki


neglected March 26, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — nurturemewhole @ 8:05 pm

With the move date just around the corner that is all that has been on my mind.  I am so happy that the time has finally come when I will have all my children together and I am able to take care of them and be the Mom that they so much deserve to have. I am a worrier by nature. I try really hard to not let worries overwhelm me by giving them to God, knowing, that when I trust in Him I have complete peace. Only problem is that sometimes I am thinking and worrying so rapidly that I forget to do that. Only when it gets to the point that I am starting to feel overwhelmed and I am searching for the answers to why I am feeling so worn out with myself do I realize that the cycle has come full circle and I need to trust in my Source and stop this silliness!!

There are certain things that I must do to keep myself on track and out of the cycle of go, go, go, … crash. Obviously I have not been doing them. Here I am again,  in the throws of self neglect, left feeling like something has gotta give.

Just as I am a worrier by nature, I am also a planner. I do well with to do lists and minute by minute plans of action. It keeps me from being distracted (because I so easily am) and knowing what comes next allows me to not … WORRY! ha! Imagine that 🙂

With all of this wonderful Insight that the Lord has blessed me with I think that it is high time that I put it to good use! What am I talking about? Well, my friends… I am talking about A ROUTINE. Without it, I fail. Every time.

For instance.  When I take a shower.. I do everything in a particular order. When I get ready to go to work.. I do everything in a particular order. Say the phone rings while I am just about to put on my deodorant. Well.. If I should stop what I am doing to answer the call and do not come right back to what I left off doing.. yep! You guessed it.. I will be going to work without deodorant on that day! (no worries my friends. There is usually some in my purse since this tends to happen often enough!)

I am going to start with a list of priorities. First on that list will be time spent with God. I am so lacking this in my daily routine and I know without a doubt that this is why things are out of order in every other area. I am not ashamed to say it. Yes. I have to schedule time with God. That is how I roll. If it’s not in the schedule.. it will never become routine. Eventually it will just be, but for now, I have to plan it out.

Here’s to making a plan, and sticking to it, so that I will remain happy, healthy me!

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your paths.   -Proverbs 3:5-6

Be Blessed, Jacki


mother’s day wish list March 25, 2010

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mmmmmmm goodies!

anything from The Vintage Pearl

Anything from Starbucks. Yum.                 (photo credit)



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Ree Drummond‘s cookbook!!!

just a few things from my ‘drool list’ to you!


the truth hurts

Filed under: Uncategorized — nurturemewhole @ 11:56 am

Someone apparently (I didn’t hear it) called me lazy. That bothered me. I thought to myself. “Why does that bother you? You call yourself lazy all the time.” Then I heard a voice say “The truth hurts.”