Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Counting Their Blessings

When checking my emails this morning I had several from family and friends about a couple of different things that touched me. I wanted to share them with you.

One was from my cousin who, along with our daughters, volunteers at a nearby rescue horse farm. Over the weekend, the farm was hosting a Big Brothers Big Sisters event. He explained that seeing his daughter and her friend walking along beside the horses with a child from that program was a humbling experience. The children from the program were all skinny and had such a look of sadness in their eyes that you couldn't help but reach out to them.

Another email I received came from a group I'm a member of and told of a girl who was recently diagnosed with Lukemia. She did not know this girl personally but was asking us to lift her up in prayer as we all know the mighty power of prayers.

These two things just remind me that we serve an awesome God. As I was praying for these hurt and stricken children I realized that God was already answering my prayers for them. I prayed for love and strength to surround these children. And then it hit me. He was already providing for them in the form of my cousin and his daughter and the people who were rallying by email to pray for the little girl with Lukemia. Wow! Talk about humbling!

I am humbled.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Bear With Me

This is my brand new blog and as a new venture it will need some tweaking. I've seen some really awesome blog sites out there and mine lacks a lot to be desired! That's ok. It will give me something to do in my spare time. WAIT! Did I say "spare time"? What am I thinking? Who has that anymore these days?

In case you're reading this and wondering about me, I rarely have spare time. I'm just an everyday woman with too much on her plate. Between homeschooling, running a home-based business or two, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, violin lessons, horse lessons, dance lessons, laundry, field trips, and forming a new homeschool group, I RARELY have spare time! But...I am my own worst enemy. My husband says I have volunteer-itis. I'm sure he's right.

So, as I move along on this new blogging wagon and I seem a little frazzled, unkempt, and scatterbrained you'll know why.

Does anyone else suffer from this all-consuming ITIS?

Monday, November 12, 2007

Welcome to Cherry Soup!

Welcome to Cherry Soup. This is where everyday women just like yourself tell their everyday stories. We see so many magazines, ads, tv commercials and other media about the gorgeous models, the cook show hosts, the talk show hosts, actresses, and politicians. Well, what about the rest of us? We have just as much to give as the rest of them. We are our own cooks, our own talk shows, our own politicians. We make the world go round.

Let's concentrate on us for a change - because we're worth it.

Is your day sweet or the pits?