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Biscuits and Black Shirts

My daughter is always amazing me with what she can do just like the Lord does.  Here is my Gem for this week :)

Usually one day a week I spend time at my Mother's after work.  Mother, Gem, and I just talk, laugh, cook, crochet, play outside.  We are usually doing what the little one wants to do, lol.  Tonight we baked.  We made biscuits, YUM!  Who doesn't love a warm flaky biscuit with lots of butter on it?!?!  Baking is not like savory cooking.  You have to follow the basic recipe in order for it to turn out correctly.  If you don't add the right things, baking powder for example, your biscuits will not rise and have all that fluffy goodness.  No Salt and they have no flavor, they are bland.  No fat, either shortening or butter, and they will not flake like an excellent biscuit does.  (Yes, I said Shortening!  If your gonna do it, do it right!)  You must follow the recipe.  Now, baking with a 23 month old complicates things a bit, lol, but I wouldn't trade it for anyt…

Fingerprints of God

Steven Curtis Chapman’s song Fingerprints of God always brings tears to my eyes, especially when I look at my little Gemma.For those of you who don’t know me personally let me catch you up on the last 5 years.My husband and I bought our first house, I became a Jazzercise instructor, I’ve had 2 miscarriages, I had a baby, and in the last 6 months I’ve been diagnosed with 2 different types of cancer.October 1, 2012 I received the diagnosis of Malignant Melanoma from my dermatologist.I had a mole behind my right ear become larger during my pregnancy, and when I went in to have it taken off my doctor said, “It looks angry, but it will most likely come back as nothing.”She said this because it was not a typical looking melanoma.It wasn’t odd shaped, or uneven, and it wasn’t black.It was round, large, and red.I was referred to our local cancer center where I had surgery to excise an area around the cancer site to make sure there was none left on the skin, and they removed 3 lymph nodes to m…

"Mommy, Mommy."

If you’ve had the privilege of having babies you might have had people tell you how much your life is about to get turned upside down.I used to laugh inside when people told me that.I used to think, actually, my life is about to get turned Right Side Up.Having Gem has been such a blessing in my life, my husbands, my family, and my friends.She truly is a Gem, yes, I know I’m her Mother so of course I’ll say that, but it really is true, lol.Please enjoy my Gem for this week.
When you have little ones about you expect to get woke up in the middle of the night.When Gem was younger she would cry to wake me up to her needs.Now she calls out “Mommy, Mommy”.My husband told me one day that he thought it was so adorable how she calls out my name like that.I wasn’t in one of my more graceful moods and my response to him was, “Yeah, adorable, let’s see how adorable it is when she calls out Daddy, Daddy at 3 am.”Let me tell you, the Lord let me experience that one night a couple months ago.I giggle…