Amy . . .

What would you like to know? I am fun, but crazy. I have a most perfect husband, and 2 cats named Samson and Delilah. We are presently working on adopting a little girl from China and have a separate blog for that. I am a Christian and am working on a better relationship with him. I live in the Atlanta area and love sharing stories with people. I am also a pediatric nurse and I love it! I love to talk and meet new people and I love Disney Cruising

Saturday, January 30, 2010


This Wed as I was walking into work, I got a call from my sister telling me to call her ASAP but that everyone was ok. I called her back only to hear that my parents home was on fire! Horrible phone call. We are thankful the fire damaged the house and not my family nor their spirits. Wow. I sit here in Atlanta, unable to go home, but am thankful for the family that is helping.

God is wonderful. Had my mom stayed in the home 5 more minutes, she would have died. Had she picked up the grandkids earlier, I cant even fathom. My parents are starting over. Its a very surreal thing to sit and type this. They are tearing down and building up. My parents emotionally sound wonderful. But God is God and he knew about this fire long ago. All of my moms family lives in Edgewater. I am so thankful that my Grandma had so many kids, as so many of them have helped from the time of the accident.

Pray for them, the entire family. MOm lost her sister to cancer Christmas day, her oldest brother is in hospice care and her mom is suffering from dementia and is now is an assisted living home. satan is trying to stomp all over this family, but that's not gonna happen.

I'm sad. My dad tells me,it was just things. I was more concerned about my parents emotional health than the house. I still wonder if they havent had the "shock" of it all, or if God has just really poured a lot of peace all over them. I am thankful the family Bible was untouched but many pictures will have to be replaced. YOU see it was just a house, but it was my sense of comfort. I always felt at home there, that's just the kind of environment my parents built. and i know it will be built again with the new home.
I am sooo very thankful that everyone was okay.

Last night as I tried to sleep, I decided to get caught up on my Bible study which meant starting the book of Hebrews. I prayed as I always do, that I will hear His voice and learn something new and here is what I read last night

Hebrews 3
1Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess. 2He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all God's house. 3Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself. 4For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything. 5Moses was faithful as a servant in all God's house, testifying to what would be said in the future. 6But Christ is faithful as a son over God's house. And we are his house, if we hold on to our courage and the hope of which we boast.

Yes it was just a house, but it was a home full of memories and love and my parents worked so hard to make it that way.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Music that encourages

I am really encouraged by music,c, any type, sometimes its just the mood I am in. This moment, now I am encouraged by Mandissa, whose single "He is With You" just reminds of the fellowship God desires with us. It also talks about joy that comes in the morning, after the darkness.

My family experienced darkness today. No one was hurt, but a tragedy none the less, that's effected be greater than I thought. We are okay and joy will come in the morning, but yet, my heart is still heavy.

Jimmy Buffet has encouraged me, other musicians encourage me although theses days I mostly listen to country and contemporary Christian. What artists, songs or lyrics encourage you?

I am also enjoying Toby Mac's City on Our Knees!

Friday, January 22, 2010

is anyone out there?

I am not even sure anyone still reads but, I like many others, spend a lot of time on facebook. Which is sad, because I loved this blog and the friends I have through it. Let me know if you are fb by the way.

I'm still adjusting to motherhood. My daughter is my joy. I am still working on weight loss, I climbed right back on the wagon and maybe I will use this blog as accountability.
We are gearing up for our daughters first birthday party in March along with her first cruise.

This world is a scary place. Each and every day I read and hear of more sadness and each day I pray that my friends and loved ones get to know Jesus!

I really want to know whats been going on with you. So if you are still reading, let me know how you are!!