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Home Is Where The Heart Is August 20, 2010

Filed under: I am so thankful!,Life in Gallup — justspeaz @ 12:31 am

This post has been swimming around in my head for awhile. Here are some of the snapshots of when and where I’ve thought about this.

I think it all started back in October. We went back to Denver for a friend’s wedding, and as we were driving home, I remember thinking, I just want to stay. What was I thinking wanting to move to Gallup?  I was making plans in my head for moving back, but, we didn’t. Since then, I’ve been back to Denver four times. Each time, I think it’s gotten a little easier to say goodbye. This last time I was longing to get back to Gallup, to see my friends in Gallup, to be where I was supposed to be.

Today, Kaylynn, Jill, and I took a ride with my grandparents out to the Strob. Kaylynn and  I walked up the road to the house together. I was taking in the familiar sights, and smells, missing living out there. And, I realized, somewhere along the way, part of me became a country girl. I LOVE it out there! Don’t get me wrong, I like to be close to town, but the high desert country calls to me. It’s beautiful, amazing artwork by the ultimate designer.

In March my grandpa went to be with Jesus. I am a grandpa’s girl for sure. Growing up, I spent almost every weekend at my grandparent’s house. My grandpa was the cause of the first pregnancy tears I ever cried, just because I missed him. My grandpa, and my grandad have a special place in my heart.

People say home is where the heart is. It’s true, home is where the heart is. And, as I contemplate this, I see, my home is all over the place. My heart is in Colorado, New Mexico, California, North Carolina, all over the east coast, Canada, England, and even in Mozambique. It’s with the people I love.

Now, I realize, this world is not my home, I’m just an alien. And, I understand why God tells us to store up our treasures in heaven. So, that’s what I’m going to live for, I’m going to store up my treasures in heaven. I’m looking forward to the reunion with my grandpa, the baby Rob and I lost, and everyone who will join me there. But, most of all, I look forward to meeting Jesus face to face. To knowing and seeing my creator and savior, so much better than I can here on earth.

    This world is not my home, I’m just passing through.
    My treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue.
    The angels beckon me from Heaven’s open door
    And I can’t feel at home in this world anymore.
    -Albert E. Brumley

They’re out there! November 9, 2009

Filed under: I am so thankful!,Life in Gallup,Overheard,Parenting — justspeaz @ 3:05 pm
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About 8 months ago our miniature poodle, Huey, disappeared. We were living out in the boonies with some large birds of prey, and some other wild animals that think small dogs make a perfect snack. So, we assume that he got eaten. Kaylynn still asks about him once in a while, so the other day, she had this conversation with Rob.

Kaylynn: Is Huey dead?

Rob: Yeah, I think he’s probably dead.

Kaylynn: Why?

Rob: I think some animal probably got him.

Kaylynn: No, the aliens got him, they have lasers.


I Am So Thankful!

Filed under: I am so thankful! — justspeaz @ 9:19 am

1. Air Mattresses

2. Green Tea

3. Tooth Brushes

4. What Jesus sacrificed for me

5. November

6. My brothers are all safe and sound state side.

7. The book of Numbers

8. Jillian

9. Dayvid

10. C25K


I Am So Thankful! November 5, 2009

Filed under: I am so thankful! — justspeaz @ 12:27 pm

1. Trash service that comes to our house

2. We’re getting a washer and dryer

3. Beds for the kids

4. The way Gallup smells at night in the winter

5. Thanksgiving

6. Phones that we don’t have to pay long distance on

7. Wireless internet

8. A car

9. My wedding rings

10. David Crowder Band


I am so thankful! November 4, 2009

Filed under: I am so thankful! — justspeaz @ 12:51 pm

1. Cheery people

2. Managing to lose two pounds last week

3.  My kids are all healthy

4. All FOUR of my grandparents are still alive, and still married (what a legacy)

5.  Shoes that make the clacker sound she talks about in “The Devil Wears Prada”

6. Airplanes

7. The new playground at the kids’ school

8. My nieces and nephew, I miss them so much!

9. My Precepts Bible study, and all the ladies in it

10.  Being able to run


I am so thankful! November 2, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — justspeaz @ 6:42 pm

It’s been awhile, but here I am again!

1. The time change

2. Kaylynn’s constant singing.

3. My kids are all well

4. My baby girl plays

5. Thanksgiving is just around the corner!

6. We’re going to Denver for Thanksgiving

7. A house to live in

8.  Heat and electricity.

9.  My husband!

10. This blog


10 Things October 22, 2009

Filed under: I am so thankful! — justspeaz @ 1:42 pm

Today I am thankful for:

1. Snow

2. Sunshine

3. Pumpkins

4. Warm fuzzy blankies

5. Daisies

6. Weddings

7. Babies

8. Puppies

9. Tennis shoes

10. Grass