Sunday, February 27, 2011
Posted by The Johnson Punkin Patch~ at 7:37 PM
Monday, February 21, 2011
Posted by The Johnson Punkin Patch~ at 8:11 PM
Sunday, February 20, 2011
I started the week thinking of only her and what I am missing and what SHE has been missing out on...
Then I was extremely happy just days later when we celebrated Austin and his team with this....
Yeah, that's him. the handsome one fourth in from the left side! He and his team were the league champions with a completely undefeated team :) Yes, I am absoulutely one proud momma!
Then I had to pack up and send my sweetie off for the weekend for a youth group staff retreat and the sadness returned. See, we don't travel for business or without each other so I was not happy. I am thrilled that he is involved with the teens of our church but I missed him terribly. I am not made to be on my own, I am made to be beside him in this life and when we aren't together, there is definitely something missing.... So, when he walked through the door today to me, my heart skipped a beat and I felt happy again (he does that to me still after all these years!).
Needless to say, I am looking forward to a more "even" week this week! What does your week look like?
Posted by The Johnson Punkin Patch~ at 5:50 PM
Monday, February 14, 2011
Posted by The Johnson Punkin Patch~ at 5:33 PM
Monday, February 7, 2011
I so enjoy this time of reflection over a week of blessings! But I do need to be honest with all of you my readers and let you know this week was not a great week for me in most ways but clearly God held this daughter of His closely, and I rested in His arms for most of this week and am continuing my stay for a while. He truly is holding and catching every tear that I have cried these days and I know He must hurt for me as only a parent can when we see our own children hurting. I also learned this week that the old saying of "God never gives us more than we can handle" is one of the most false statements ever to be said. You see God purposely gives us more than we can handle so that we can turn to Him to help us, to guide us and to even carry us when we can no longer do it ourselves. What an eye opener for me! All this time I have been convinced that I have been given things to handle because God sees me as this strong person who can just keep handling everything that He gives me... piling and piling one thing on top of another. I joke with my sweetie and those closest to me, "God must have me confused with another Janet Johnson!" Lol... no, He just needed me to see that I have a lesson to learn and that is that He keeps giving me things hoping that I will lean on Him to help me through it and not just handle it all on my own. Have I told you before that I am a really slow learner? What about you? What has God revealed to you this week?
#12... memories of my best friend, my mom
#13... having 120 kids in my life on a weekly basis
#14... reading my boys writing journals
#15... cooking and baking in our home
#16... the way snow looks first thing on a sunny morning.. all sparkling and shiny
#17... new levels of energy and joy in spite of the time and season I am in
Posted by The Johnson Punkin Patch~ at 9:07 PM
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
I received this email yesterday and let me tell you, this momma's heart was so very full.....
Kendra Johnson to me show details Feb 1 (1 day ago)
Good morning beautiful! I just wanted to say how proud I am of you and how happy I am for you and your new healthy lifestyle! You are looking so good and just seem happier lately! I know that you probably feel like I don't always want to spend time with the family but thats not true at all! I love you all I have just been trying to spend some time with some other friends! :) I love you all so much and I love you more than anything! Your the best mom love you tons! Keep up the good work :)
Its things like this that let this mom know that when the rest of the world is falling apart or things feel so very big and overwhelming, these are the things and people that matter!
Posted by The Johnson Punkin Patch~ at 10:22 AM