Tuesday, July 26, 2011

July 26th, 2011

New Article Posted today about using your voice and making the best choices for your loved ones as a Caregiver. Please read and share with others that you feel may need some guidance in this area. As always thank you for your support and taking the time to comment or share your story.

You can read the article at the following link:

Have a wonderful day!


Thursday, July 21, 2011

July 21st, 2011

It has been a long couple of weeks emotionally for me. Didn't really know I could shed that many tears. I try and see this as another transformation that the Lord is taking me through, and that through each tear He is peeling away layers of what He knows I don't need.

I try not to look too far ahead, but now that I am the one responsible for just about everything, I find it hard not to. There is a peace in taking things one day or even one minute at a time. I am thankful that each day offers me (all of us) the chance to begin again.

God wants me to be happy and most of the time I am. I try and stay very busy, but those emotions just have a way of sneaking up on you and taking you off your feet when you least expect it. You know me, I like to be prepared, in control and know what is around the corner. That's my plan, but maybe not my Heavenly Father's and He has the final say!! That's why the phrase "learning to live" is so meaningful to me. Everyday I am having to learn, and when I attempt to live according to my plans and based on my emotions, it doesn't really work that well. Fully submitting to the Lord and His plan for my life is the only way to survive. That's why it is called a "daily walk" my friends.

I have had a lot of inquiries about Aaron and how he is doing. He is doing really good, of course he has his times as well. He laughed a certain way last night that sounded just like his dad and I thought what a sweet sound to hear. Aaron has a lot of what we call Nick-isms!

As a parent it is a remarkable sight to sit back and see God working so powerfully in your child's life. Seeing a plan unfold right before my eyes and watching Aaron submit to it and become more mature with each step he takes, blesses me beyond words. He said to me a few nights ago, I tear up just writing it, "I feel so content right now, I don't need anything more or less." Not even six months after losing his father and God was blessing him with these feelings of contentment, peace and joy. That was my nugget of happiness and I am going to ride on it for a while!

I am so thankful for the constant love and support from my family and friends. They light a path for me that at times can become very dark and lonely and I am eternally grateful to them. Thank you!!

I believe that God is using circumstances in my life (and yours) to reveal His power and His presence to me and many others.

I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. Romans 8:18

This was from my morning devotional and brought great comfort to my heart. I hope it does for yours too.

To break through the darkness of suffering, take your hope and comfort from the shining light of His unfailing love.---Everyday Comfort Devotional

Blessings Always,


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

July 19th, 2011

Greetings y'all from Ormond Beach. We're soaking up the sun and getting a little R&R. It's amazing how just being an hour and a half away from home can be refreshing for your spirit. Hope you all can find some time to do that as well!

"Feeling Scared" is my new article that posted today. At some point, we all face fear in our life, and I hope that this article can encourage you, and that you are able to find peace in the midst of a storm.

Please read and share at the link below:

As always, thank you so much for your support.

Have a blessed day,

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

New Article: Finding your Joy


Hey Friends,

It is Tuesday and time for a new caretaker article!! This week I talk about finding your joy!! Your "nuggets" of happiness!! I have walked this out and know it to be true. There is joy to be found in each day. Some days I know that it is hard to find. Many times we are looking for the big things in life to bring us happiness, and missing out on all the small things that really can bring us the biggest joys of our lives.

I am Hoping you will take the time to read and share with some of your "nuggets" with me!

Have a Blessed day!


The joy of the Lord is your strength. Neh 8:10

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

July 5th, 2011

Hope you all had a safe and joyful fourth of July!! Aaron and I met up with some of our friends in Amelia Island for dinner and to watch the fireworks. It has become a tradition for us. I think we have been going there every July 4th for about the last seven years or so. We really enjoy it!

Of course with every "first" holiday that comes around we think about Nick and what we did last year together. He was pretty sick this time last year and could not make the festivities,but insisted Aaron and I go. I remember before we left to go to Amelia last year, Nick wanted some ice cream at the very last minute (it's funny what you remember.) So of course we scurried up to the store and got him some. My man loved him some ice cream!

I can remember sitting on that beach last 4th of July, watching the fireworks and wondering if Nick would be here this year to celebrate with us. Even though sadly he was not, we knew he would want us to be right there last night, just like we had done all those years before with him. He is the one that started that tradition for us!

It is yet another step I feel in "learning to live." Doing some things that may feel sad, or different for now, but still doing them. Working and praying our way through each situation that we face, and keeping our faith right where it needs to be..... with God.

Yes, my soul, find rest in God;my hope comes from him.
Psalm 62:5

Thank you for continuing to follow my journey through my blogs and my Caretaking articles. Both are very important to me and are labor of love from my heart.

Blessings Always, Tammy