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Friday, May 25, 2007


Ok, I typed this blog in a word document on Tuesday the 21st and forgot to post it!!! I was a little flighty that day trying to get everything ready to go, so here you go…

Well Phillip and I and the girls leave in the morning for our annual Memorial Day trip to Charleston, SC (via Mullins this year). We are going to make a brief stop in Mullins to attend the Mullins High School graduation where one of Phillip’s former youth members is the valedictorian. I must say it is going to be weird going back there after everything that happened, but I’m glad that Phillip is able to put it behind him and do this for a wonderful young lady. Then on Thursday we will head down to Charleston. Phillip’s parents are arriving on Friday and we plan to spend our time visiting with family, hanging out on the beach, and eating some fabulous barbeque and seafood. If you have never had the opportunity to go to Charleston boy are you missing out! Plan a trip, I promise you won’t be disappointed!

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

My heart belongs to Thee

Wonderful Savior
My heart belongs to Thee
I will remember always the blood You shed for me
Wonderful Savior
My heart will know Your worth
So I will embrace You always as I walk this earth

Be blessed, be loved, be lifted high
Be treasured here
Be glorified
I owe my life to You my Lord
Here I am....

Beautiful Jesus
How may I bless Your heart?
Knees to the earth I bow down to everything You are
Beautiful Jesus
You are my only worth
So let me embrace You always as I walk this earth

For My Husband

Ok, I know this is going to seem cheesy to some of you, but I'm not good with words so I have decided to use the lyrics from a song and dedicate them to my wonderful husband. (maybe I should have just made him a tape of a mixture of love songs) The song just sums up one aspect of our marriage, our friendship. Hope you guys enjoy the words.

Something brought you to my mind today
I thought about the funny ways
you make me laugh
And yet I feel like it's ok to cry with you
Something about just being with you that
When I leave I feel like I've been with God
and that's the way it ought to be, yeah

Cause you've been more than a friend to me
you fight off my enemies
cause you have spoken the truth over my life
And you'll never know what it means to me
just to know you've been on your knees for me
Oh, you have blessed my life
more than you'll ever know
Yeah, yeah, yeah, more than you'll ever know
Yeah, yeah, yeah

You had faith
when I had none
You prayed God would bring me a brand new song
When I didn't think I could find the strength to sing
and all the while I've been hoping that I'll
do the kind of praying for you that you've done for me
and that's the way it outght to be, yeah

You have carried me
You have taken on a burden
that wasn't your own, yeah
may that blessing return to you
A hundredfold
oh oh yeah, a hundredfold

I love you babe, thanks for being an awesome friend!

Friday, May 4, 2007


I have a correction to make to my post entitled "Perspective". The link is supposed to be: www.globalrichlist.com. I misspelled it in the original post and I know some of you guys were wondering what you did wrong. Nothing! It was my fault. So try this new link and tell me what you think.

Thursday, May 3, 2007


What is a friend? Do you have any friends or could they be labeled more of an acquaintance? I think people who can count, on one hand, the number of true friends they have had in their lifetime are truly blessed.

A friend, in my book, is someone you can “do life with.” This person knows you deeply and still loves you and in return they share themselves with you knowing they will still be loved, they call to check on you when they know your husband is out of town and you’re home alone with the kids, they challenge you spiritually and keep you accountable in your weak areas, they take time to have “girl time”, your families hang out together and bond while you watch your children grow up together, they are completely honest, in a loving way, with you, there are no hidden agendas, no faking it, you can each just be yourself.

Below I have listed a few examples of this kind of friendship:

www.larryhubatka.com - Everybody Needs An E to the P (great definition of a true friend)

www.kellyhubatka.com - I need a friend like her: willing to be honest with her struggles, loves the Lord, loves her family, needs her friends, etc…

www.charlestonyaya.blogspot.com - Ordinary Life (another wonderful definition of true friendship)

All of the above mentioned stuff is to say that I need a friend like this and I want to be a friend like this! We have lived in the ATL for almost three years now and there are times when I wonder if anyone would miss me if I were gone (besides my family) because nobody really knows ME. One of the downsides of living in a big city is that everyone lives so far apart that it is really hard to stay connected and do things with people in your small group when they live on the other side of the city. (that’s a whole different blog) Believe me, I haven't just sat around waiting for a great friend to fall out of the sky. I tried out our local MOPS group but didn't really connect, I tried getting into a "moms" small group that meets during the day, but they're all "taking off" for the summer, I have even tried to volunteer at the church but apparently they don't have enough room in childcare for my kids. Ok, back to the part about no one knowing me.

On Sundays I am either “Phillip’s wife” or “Savannah Grace and Rylee’s mom”. Now don’t get me wrong I love being those two things but sometimes I just want to be Anita. I want people to know me as Anita because they know who I am and not just know me because Phillip mentioned me in his talk on Sunday morning. During the week I stay at home with two little girls because we have sacrificed financially knowing this was the Lord’s will but not having any money to go do anything with them so I feel like a “shut-in” half the time. I don’t want this blog to turn into a pity party I just needed to throw some thoughts out on paper/cyberspace. Sorry to sound all sappy and whiny, but does anyone feel what I’m talking about here? I just want the Lord to send me one good, true friend here in the area.

P.S. Grey'a Anatomy was AWESOME tonight!!