Season’s Change

Can you believe that we are a week and a half away from the first day of Fall? 12 days to be exact, but who’s counting, right?! ūüôā Who else is as excited as I am? I have to be honest here, I love everything about Fall. The cool weather, the leaves falling, the football games, Pumpkin Spice Latte’s, scarves, beanies, boots, and bulky sweater’s.


Okay, okay, I’ll stop!¬†¬†

Anyways, my whole point is that we’re already entering into that season,¬† and i can’t wait!

During the summer, we had a number of changes that happened.

First, early on in the summer the 3 boys that we had been taking care for the past year, moved back with their mom. That was quite an adjustment for all of us. We dealt with all kinds of different emotions and had a plethora of questions, but we placed our trust and the boy’s lives, in the hands of God.


Another milestone that snuck up on us, was that my baby girl turned 13! I know, I know, I can hardly believe it myself. All she wanted for her birthday was to go to a Boomin by the Bay Concert in Houston to see KB and Blanca perform. Even though money was tight, we made a way to take her and 3 of her friends to the concert. We planned for it to be our family of 5 and 2 of her friends. But we had a change of plans and before you know it, 3 of her friends joined us, plus 2 of the 3 boys we were caring for. Yeah, I know we’re crazy! But let me show you how much fun we had!


Getting ready for the show!


Autograph and picture with Blanca!


Autograph and picture with KB!


Waiting in line to ride the Carousel!


Roller skating with dad!


Group picture at the Roller Rink!



I still can’t believe she’s 13… She’s changing and growing so much… Sigh.

Another cool summer memory was going swimming at a lake some where outside of San Antonio. We went with some family & friends and had WAY too much fun!


The bridge doesn’t look that high to jump off, right? Well, it looks and feels a whole lot higher when your actually standing on it ready to jump! Let’s just say, it took a certain someone a VERY long time to finally jump and when she did, she got a standing ovation and an award for being an over comer!¬† Not really, but everyone was cheering and probably were happy that I finally jumped so they can get on with their lives! Lol

During all this, I have a cousin who had a baby boy in June with a very rare heart defect.¬† We had already agreed that I would be secondary care giver to him once they got released, and that they would move in with us, but until then she & I both had to get trained on how to care for him outside of the hospital. At first, I was scared out of my mind, because this is way out of my comfort zone. But I have to always remember that God would help us through this season of our lives. The baby stayed in the hospital until a few days before he turned 2 months old.¬† Then they moved in. Life has consisted of calculating how many ML’s he drank by mouth and then by ng tube, Dr’s appointment’s, many nurse calls, daily checks of his oxygen levels and weight, giving his meds on time & correctly etc. 

With his heart condition being so rare, he’s been hanging out at the Children’s Hospital this past week until they see some more growth in his weight. Please keep my Little Peanut and his mama in your prayers.

This is definitely one of those season’s in life that we’d rather not be in, but we know there’s no other way around it but to go through it. And we hold on tight to our Father in Heaven, who we lean on for strength and comfort when we’re feeling like we can’t take any more change.


All this to say, the season’s of our lives change continuously.¬† Just like I’m so ready for Summer to end and preparing for Fall to be here, we have to be ready and be prepared for when life changes from one season to another.



Your life is about to change

Last week our church had a revival with an Evangelist from our fellowship, and boy let me tell you…it was A.MAZ.ING! ¬†The title of his first sermon was, Your life is about to change, and for a lot of people it did….especially mine. ¬†I have a confession to make, I’ve always struggled with unbelief and with that comes doubt and fear. ¬†I can believe God for other people and encourage them that God would move in their situation, while believing it with my whole heart. ¬†But when it comes to MY needs and/or wants, well….now that was a completely different story. It’s not like God has never met any of my needs before, because he has, numerous times. ¬†This is just an area that I have ALWAYS struggled with.

I know it’s very common for someone to say, Man that sermon/revival was totally for me, well, I really believe that this revival was for me. ¬†God wanted my attention….and He got it! ¬†

His first sermon was on how distractions can lead to destruction and how we are easily distracted….with worry/unbelief! ¬†Our problems begin to dictate how we think. ¬†They get the best we have: our time, our years etc. ¬†God wants to distract us from our distractions!! ¬†He also said, “You can let go of the steering wheel now and let God drive.” I bet you can’t guess what song immediately popped in my head!? Yup, Jesus take the wheel, by Carrie Underwood.

He encouraged us to depend on God for our children, finances, and future, today NOT tomorrow. ¬†When you surrender yourself 100% to God, you’re at peace. ¬†During that altar call, I had some major business to take care of with God. ¬†I let go of all doubt, unbelief, fear etc, and when I got up, I knew something had changed. ¬†

That afternoon, I got a call from my brother, he was mad, crying, frustrated with life.  I encouraged him to come to church but he declined.  After we hung up, I prayed for him.  I actually was sincerely believing God to do a miracle in my brother without unbelief screaming at me!  And you will never believe who came to church with us on Monday night and got saved? MY BROTHER!!!

¬†The miracles don’t stop there!

¬†After the preaching, the evangelist asks a girl what her name is, and my daughter thought he was talking to her,and told him her name….I was sooooo embaressed!…but he wasn’t talking to her, he patted her on her head and went on talking to the other girl. ¬†But then he called Jordyn to the front and said God is gonna do a miracle on this young girl, she has scoliosis and her left foot is an inch and a half shorter than her right foot. ¬†I was like, “WHAT!?!?!?!?!?!” ¬†I thought, “Oh no, he called the wrong girl, my daughter doesn’t have scoliosis!” ¬†He was right. ¬†He foot was an inch and a half shorter, we had a ruler to measure. ¬†I was stunned. ¬†We prayed for her and she got miraculously healed!!! ¬†Proof that God knows our needs before we know them and He wants to meet them if only we believe and trust in Him!

Two miracles in one night…I think God was trying to tell me something!¬†

But I have a few more miracles I want to share! 

Before we started revival, we had our week planned and budgeted.  I had all my meals planned for the week.  We filled our gas tank and planned to make that last the whole week for revival b/c we live 30 minutes from our church.  That Sunday night of revival,  our pastor asked my hubby if he would be able to pick up the evangelist for prayer everyday that week!

¬†Uh Oh, that was NOT in our plans OR our budget! ¬†He said yes, of course, and we both laughed and decided we had to just trust God…without me freaking out with worry on how it was gonna work! ¬†Well, on Tuesday night, my hubby got a Holy Ghost handshake from a lady in the church for 100 buckaroos! ¬†God provided and we had more than enough gas for the rest of the week! ¬†That same night, my brother came back to church with his girlfriend and their 3 kiddos AND a neighbor of theirs! ¬†

I am so grateful that God loves me so much He refused to let worry/doubt/unbelief/fear rob me of what He has for me.  

“Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.” ¬†Matt 6:33