Monday, October 31, 2011

My New Outlook on .....


Yes, I have realized that I DO NOT need a man!

I came to this startling realization when my ex-boyfriend said that "he tried to love me". I DON'T need a man to complete me!!

You know how on "The Little Rascals" where Darla says to Alfalfa, "You are scum between my toes!" and "You make me vomit!!"?? Well, that is how I feel towards men right now!!

Besides, I dont need a boyfriend right now anyhow! It will just make my life even more hectic if a boyfriend is in the picture, dont ya think?

Lord, please help me to continue to have this attitude!!!!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Mary Beth Miller ~ Address at UAB

I think I have this as you would have addressed it on a envelope. Here is the address:


619 19th Street,

Spann Wallace building 5th floor,

Room w502

Birmingham, Ala 35249

Mary Beth Miller ` One Sick Little Girl

I know that some folks has been searching for "Mary Beth Miller Birmingham/UAB (University of Alabama @ Birmingham)/heart transplant" and have come across my blog so, let me just say that from now on, I will post whatever her parents put on facebook here on this blog (with their permission of course!!).

I don't know of any updates right now except that they had a b-day party for her there at UAB. It seems to me that it went really well! She received lots of presents!!

For those who want to send cards (if my followers want to or not), I will try to get their address here as well!!

Until next time!!

~~Kate ~~

Monday, October 24, 2011

Getting my G.E.D

Romans 8:28 ~ "And we know that ALL THINGS work together for good to those who love God and to those who are called according to his purpose."

Getting my GED has been hard. I have had many unsuccessful attempts! Until this year....

I can't remember exactly when I first started attempting to get it but, I think it was in 2006 and for the second attempt it was 2009.

In the fall of 2010, I felt so secure in my position at the vet office. (HINT: Never be secure in your jobs because it can be taken away from you in a heartbeat!!) I was the receptionist! I can do this!! The thought of getting the GED entered my mind but, it stayed in the back.... way back. I didn't think about it again until, the unthinkable happened! I lost my job (on December 13, 2010)! I was upset for a while but, I realized that I could not be upset with my bosses! They are one of the nicest people ever!!

I went and thanked them (my boss and his wife) for it later because if it hadn't of been for them firing me, I would never have gotten the incentive to take GED classes!!

**Enters 2011**

Many of you know (or might not know) that I have a very difficult time with learning. I did graduate (from homeschooling) with a few contingencies (meaning that I just squeaked by enough to satisfy the State). I do have a diploma and it says that I graduated from my homeschool group but, it is not accredited! Why you ask? To get into college (in Alabama) you have to make a certain score on the SAT (or is it ACT?) or you have to have graduated from an accredited school. I have never tested well and I knew that with my learning disability that I could not make enough to pass a test to get into college so, I'm having to take classes and get a G.E.D (General Equivalent Diploma).

Anyway, I was not overly anxious to try again but, I decided to give my teacher -to-be a chance. I knew of her and my parents knew of her and her husband. Her husband works at the local experiment station (I'll explain what that is later) and they go to our church. I prayed about getting my GED again and I told God, "Lord, you talk about stepping out on faith on things. Well, I'm stepping out on faith! I can’t do this on my own and I would like your help! Please help me to see this through!" I'm truly amazed that I have stayed with it this long!! God is so good!!!

Ephesians 4:6 ~ "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything through prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus"

I've not really been scared but, I have been tested both mentally and physically. There have been days when I didn't want to go but, then, I would remember what Mrs. Vickie would say to me when I got discouraged. She didn't say anything special but, she would simply say: "Kate, don't get discouraged. I believe in you and I KNOW that you can do it and get it done!!" I have been so faithful in going to my classes that she would understand if/when I told her that I needed a break.

I've been taking classes since January 11 and I had a plan! I was going to be done with class in May and I was going to graduate. Well, that didn't work out so, I have a new plan!!! I'm hoping (and with God's help) to graduate in December!!

I feel like I'm putting my heart on my sleeve with this. Go easy on me, please!! My life is much harder than y'all think!!

Jeremiah 29:11 ~ "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future."

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Cleaning This Gun

Today as I was coming home from my neighbors house, this song was playing on the radio. I had forgotten about it until I heard it today.

****DISCLAIMER**** My Daddy does not shoot guns (although he has some). My Momma does!!

Here is the song:

The Declaration of Independence
Think I could tell you that first sentence
But then I’m lost

I can't begin to count the theories
I've had pounded in my head
That I forgot

I don't remember all that Spanish
Or the Gettysburg address
But there is one speech from high school
I'll never forget

Come on in boy sit on down
And tell me about yourself
So you like my daughter do you now?
Yeah we think she's something else
She's her daddy's girl
Her momma's world
She deserves respect
That’s what she'll get
Ain’t it son?
Hey y'all run along and have some fun
I'll see you when you get back
Bet I’ll be up all night
Still cleanin' this gun

Well now that I’m a father
I’m scared to death one day my daughter
Is gonna find
That teenage boy I used to be
That seems to have just one thing on his mind

She’s growin' up so fast
It won't be long before
I’ll have to put the fear of God into
Some kid at the door

Come on in boy sit on down
And tell me about yourself
So you like my daughter do you now?
Yeah we think she's something else
She's her daddy's girl
Her momma's world
She deserves respect
That’s what she'll get
Now ain't it son?
Y’all go out and have some fun
I'll see you when you get back
Probably be up all night
Still cleanin' this gun

Now it's all for show
Ain’t nobody gonna get hurt
It’s just a daddy thing
And hey, believe me, man it works

Come on in boy sit on down
And tell me about yourself
So you like my daughter do you now?
Yeah we think she's something else
She's her daddy's girl
Her momma's world
She deserves respect
That’s what she'll get
Now ain't it son?
Y’all run along and have a little fun
I'll see you when you get back
Probably be up all night
Still cleanin' this gun

Son, now y'all buckle up and have her back by te- let's say about nine...thirty.
Drive safe.

Monday, October 17, 2011


I've been trying to rake my brain for something particular to write about but, I cant seem to find what it is that I want to right about. So, I'm just going to write about random things. They will be put into paragraphs.

For the past few days, I've been helping Mom pick up pecans in a yard across from our house. I think that I have overdone things with the picking up of the pecans. I've not felt good lately. I have figured out that the scars from my appendectomy do not stretch. I suppose that I will pick up pecans tomorrow as well!!

My brother. Alot can happen in a year. This past February had been a year since he was diagnosed with CML. In September I learned that the meds that he had been taking that kept him in remission had quit working. He now needs a bone marrow transplant. The good news is is that my sister (who lives in NC) is a perfect match!! God is good!! Yesterday (Sunday) was their (my brother and sister in laws) one year wedding anniversary. In fact, it seems just like yesterday that they were getting married in the beautiful mountains of Angel Fire, New Mexico!! Oh, it was so pretty!! I want to go back and perhaps maybe one day I will get that chance!

Since my surgery, I have not been able to participate in harvest at all. We are almost done picking cotton. I had to sit that crop out due to it being such strenuous work. I mean, with the pushing and pulling that I would have to do in order to work the cotton module builder. Next is peanuts!! I can do peanuts easy!! All I will have to do is drive a truck (that weighs 3/4 of a ton) puling a peanut trailer (that weighs about 8 tons)!! If y'all think I am scared, believe me when I tell you that I am not.

I must admit that when I started writing this blog that I felt so down and out but after to talking to a very special and dear fried, I feel a whole lot better!! Thanks, Melanie!! Such a dear friend!!

Anyway ........

My life. It is busy to say the least. Would I have it any other way? Of course not. It is hard sometimes when I think about certain persons and I wish upon every star that things could be different. Then I realize that there is no such thing as a "fairy tale" relationship Things will get better though! I just have to keep believing. Alot of tears have been shed. Especially when I see a couple who is so much in love!! My heart aches because I want that. In the Bible, it says that God gives us the desires of our hearts. God knows what I want so, I really don't have to tell him. I really do think that God is waiting on my to grow up!!

What is my schedule like? Well, it consists of me doing the following: Mondays: Volunteer at a local hospital, Tuesdays: school, Wednesdays: volunteering at a local hospital, going to church and teaching GA's, and Thursdays: going to school!! Fridays and Saturdays is my free day to do whatever. Sundays are reserved for going to church!

Speaking of church, this past Sunday was the first time that I went to a particular church for several months. I was able to hear the testimony of Siran Stacy! If you dont know who he is, I urge you to look him up!! Tomorrow (Wednesday) I will be going back to teaching GA's for the first time since my surgery!! I cant wait. I hope that I will not be disappointed!!

Thanksgiving? Will we all be here together?? Who knows! We are waiting on God's perfect timing!!

Well, I think this is every thing that I wanted to say!! Oh, sorry about the randomness of everything!! I shall write more when I am not about to conk out!!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Great Is Thy Faithfulness!!!!

Today in church, we sang this song. I stopped singing and I actually was listening to these words:

"Great is Thy faithfulness, oh God my Father;
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not;
As Thou hast been, Thou forever wilt be."

God's faithfulness is great!! Yes, we may have trials and tribulations (i.e: loss of loved ones, loss of jobs, surgeries, cancer (my brother in my case)) in life but, He in his faithfulness is right there in the midst of it with us!! Our God does not change and His compassion never fell us!! He will forever be faithful to us now as He has been in the past!!

"Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided;
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!"

Every morning, we see new mercies!! Everything that we will ever need God has already provided for!! Great is God's faithfulness!!

"Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon, and stars in their courses above
Join with all nature in manifold witness
to Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love."

Though our harvest this year may not produce very much (due to severe dry weather and little to no rain during planting), God in His faithfulness, mercy and love will provide through all of the changing seasons!!

"Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided;
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!"

"Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!"

Yes, we may sin but, God pardons it and gives us a peace about it!! His very presence cheers us up and guides us (faithfully) on our way!! He lifts us up and gives us strength not only for today's cares and worries but for tomorrows also!! How awesome is that?? The blessings are enormous when we give God honor and praise!!

"Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided;
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!"

Anyway, this is all that I took from this song. It touched me so much that I almost cried while singing/listening to it!! God is indeed a faithful and just God!!!!

I hope that I was not being to "preachy"!! If I was, I'm sorry!! WAIT, no, I am not sorry!! I'm glad because someone who might read my blog would love to have some encouragement!!!!

Friday, October 7, 2011

I have an idea!!

My Mom (I think) came up with this one!!

When you get a card in the mail (you know, sympathy, praying for you, thinking of you ... cards like that) read the card, then put it in a basket. When you pull the card out, read it again and then pray for that person! If you have more than one card, read the card at the front, pray for that person then put it in the back of the row of cards!

I've gotten so many cards (from the people at my parents church) from when I was in the hospital (just recently) recovering from a appendectomy and I have a basket with my cards in it and I pray for the person who sent it to me!

It gives me such a good feeling to be praying for that person! I get so happy about doing this that I sometimes will read all the cards and pray for every person who sent them!! Momma just told me that when I get 100 cards that I wont want to do this but, I'm a long way from that still! Who knows, I might still do it even then!!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Stalking Blogs Can Be Fun ..... .

... but today, pluck your courage, step forward and say hi!

*Who are you?
*Where are you from?

That is the foremost, basic question. ;-)

However, if you have time and feel so inclined:

*How long have you been reading my blog?
*Why do you read?
*Where did you find my blog?
*Of all the subjects I have written about or could write about in the future, what is your pick?
*Do you have a blog?

I know you're out there because I am getting a lot of hits on my blog, all around the world. I am so curious about you readers. Can you share with me today? :-)