Wednesday, September 26, 2012

What If

What if you did all that you wanted to do? What if you became every dream that you have in your heart? What if you just went for it

Every time I start writing that book, or training for that race, or making myself available to speak at that event, or pray for that person, or serve in that respect, or share our business, or write that letter that I know I am supposed to write I always feel pushed back. I've been working hard on pushing through those "push back" times because I know that that is what I am supposed to do. I am really sick of doubt changing my course or making me stay where I am. 

If you could do anything and you knew you wouldn't fail, what would you do!? 

I think we should all go do that! 

The End 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Talk to Me Tuesday

Today I am linking up with Lana over at Along Came the Bird to get to know each of yall a bit!

Let's do something just for fun, ok?

Let's play a little game. 

And here's the rules:  I'm going to ask you two totally unrelated questions.  And then you're going to leave a comment with your answers to my two questions.

OK?  OK!

Here we go:

Question Number One -

Out of all the foods that you know dadgum good and well are just horrible for you and have no nutritional value to them whatsoever, what are the ones you just have to eat every now and then?


Papa John's Pizza (or any pizza)
Chips and Queso from basically anywhere
#1 at Chick-Fil-A WITH a Lemonade
Chocolate chip cookies

Question Number Two -

What are some of your most favorite books from childhood?


I read every single Sweet Valley High book LOVED! 

Now it's your turn!  Leave me a comment and let's get to know each other better.

And hey, if you've been lurking around the blog, why don't you just click that little button over there and become an official follower?  Go ahead.  You know you want to....

Now talk to me, people!

Monday, September 17, 2012

The Hurt & The Healer

The Lord is definitely working on my life and I am praising Him for that. A few weeks ago I heard the song The Hurt & The Healer by MercyMe and felt led to send it out to several friends who are struggling with various things in life. The song amazed me in some way that only now I can describe. I've been there. I am there. I am in need of The Healer. The part of the song that gets to me is: 
When the hurt and the healer collide

It’s the moment when humanity
Is overcome by majesty
When grace is ushered in for good
And all our scars are understood
When mercy takes its rightful place
And all these questions fade away
When out of the weakness we must bow
And hear You say “It’s over now”  I'm Alive!

I keep picturing a runner who is getting closer to the finish line and is sprinting with all that they have to finish strong. I picture The Healer standing and waiting. I picture the runner hitting The Healer head on with all of their might and every ounce of pain, fear, hurt, anger, sin, etc. falls to the ground as the Healer embraces His child. That's what Jesus did for us the day that He died on that cross. That's what He did when He rose three days later like He said He would. That's what He will do when He comes back like He says He will AND that power and life and freedom is available to us today right now as you read these very words. We don't have to live in defeat because He already died for that. We don't have to bear our sins because Jesus took those on. We don't have to worry or strive or fear or walk in depression. There is victory in Jesus and He saved my life! Thank you Lord that You collided with me when I was just 16 years old and wanted nothing more but to fit in. Thank you Lord. I choose to walk in Your light today! 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

What a Week!

This week was a tough one that I mostly kept to myself. Until now. On a blog. For all to read. I want to write about it to help myself remember later in life because I know that nothing happens by accident. The pictures are all out of whack so I will summarize here and then let the pictures unfold for you below. 

On Monday I kept crying. About everything. 
On Tuesday I realized I was 3 days late...ya know...late. I bought a test and it was positive but VERY faint. I got a digital test and it read plainly, "pregnant". Emotions set in and I went from shock, to tears, to excitement, to unknown, to OhMyGosh what are we going to do with two!? Had a great girls night out at T.G.I.Friday's but I kept my secret to myself because I just wanted to. 
On Wednesday I cried a lot again. I asked my friend Ashley if she could make Kennedy a shirt that said, "big sister" on it so that we could tell our families on Friday. A friend brought me a Mocha from Starbucks just because. 
On Thursday I took it easy and played with Kennedy in the front yard. We picked flowers and put them in our hair and just had the best day. 
At midnight on Friday the bleeding started. At 6 I called the oncall Dr. At 9 my labs were drawn. At 11 I spoke with my Dr who said I was not pregnant but was experiencing a chemical pregnancy. The rest of the day there were tears and phone calls explaining to family what my week had been like. I didn't have the energy to explain it all to friends. Most of you are finding out for the first time from this blog post. I still don't have the energy to explain it all to friends. I am having the hormonal surges that early pregnancy brings along with cramp and mood swings. 
Yesterday a friend brought me coffee just because (because God has a plan) and Ashley (who I didn't need the shirt from) left flowers on my door step. 

This week has been one of questions and I know that God has a purpose for everything under the sun. This week forced me to slow down, pray more, and seek His face. It reminded me of what is the most important part of my life and where my priorities should be. This week I've hugged Kennedy & Kyle tighter, stopped to smell the roses, taken time out, refocused, cleansed, and have been renewed. I am thankful that the Lord has a perfect plan for my life and that He knows how my story goes. I think we all need a little surrender sometimes. Here I am! Send me!

Flowers in our hair!

Pumpkin Spice Latte. Yes please!

Such a sweet girl!

Lots of journaling

More Starbucks

Friendly flowers 

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Saturday Recap

The pictures are out of order again but you'll get the point. 
Us on our way to the end of convention celebration. I love this man dearly! 

Total earnings for all FHTM Nationals. We are just 3 people promoting to Executive away from being on that stage!! 

With one of our ESM's Laura Cruz

I think Kennedy had a great time with Granpa and Deanie this weekend. She traveled to Roscoe to visit her great grandparents! What a blessing!

Christine Wilson and Me

Platinum Manager Pin

Me, Diana Waggoner, Molly Aguilar. There women are my mentors in this business and are very dear to me!
Tom and Diana speaking on stage at convention!

Goose, Landon, Me, Kyle. Goose and Landon are in their early 20's and full time FHTM! Landon will earn his platinum BMW this month! True leaders and friends! So blessed to work with great, determined people like them! 

Part of our Fredericksburg team! We had over 40 people in attendance from our team this year! Can't wait to see how many people we can help this year with FHTM and how many will be in Lexington, KY with us next year! Let's go team! SEE YOU AT THE TOP!

Friday Recap

My pictures are all out of order but I think I will still be able to document Friday's excitement nonetheless: 

FHTM Founder Paul Orberson speaks to the Tom Waggoner team at our Team Rally on Friday night! His tips were to do a little bit extra and to save your money. He recommended putting a dollar in a shoe box in the morning and at night to start disciplining yourself to save. I share my money saver box soon! 

Kyle, Me, Tom & Diana Waggoner. This was right before they got inducted as Presidential Ambassadors with FHTM! This is the top honor of FHTM and allows all individuals inducted to earn on every single bill that has ever come into FHTM. Essentially it is a huge pay raise and it only took them 8 years to get to that position. So proud to be on their team! If it wasn't for them we would most certainly not be with FHTM today. Their belief in us and willingness to help us have made a huge IMPACT on our life! 

My favorite speaker at convention was Guillermo Zuluaga. He was just amazing and talked about just doing a little bit extra every day. 

Our FHTM Presidential Ambassadors. We will be on that stage some day! So exciting to know where you are going! 

Coffee delivered to room both mornings! I have the best man ever!