Tuesday, June 24, 2014

I'm Still Here But I'm Not

I'm still here, but I'm different. We have gone through many changes in the last couple of years, some good, some not so good, but we are all still here.
One major change is that my children started public school and so far it has been a great experience. While they miss me when they are at school I miss them even more.  We are enjoying our summer and plan for another successful school year.
We found a local church. We visited many churches and settled on the one that had a drummer. You gotta have a good beat!
We are growing into our future and sometimes we have had some major growing pains.  We have a very bright future because we know:
  I'm a dressmaker and so I will be concentrating my time over here: Oklahoma Seamstress which also has links to my facebook page, twitter and Etsy shop. Drop by for a visit.

So, I need to take care of my family, myself and my business. 
I'm going to build me, right where I am. I know when I finally become the person God intended me to be everything else will fall into place.

Thanks for reading my blog, your lovely comments, crying with me, praying for me and just being my friend.

Now go create something wonderful!
Territory Mom

P.S. Sometimes I'm here: OklaHome

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

You are not a victim

“You are not a victim. No matter what you have been through,
you're still here. You may have been challenged, hurt, betrayed, beaten,
 and discouraged, but nothing has defeated you.
You are still here! You have been delayed but not denied.
You are not a victim, you are a victor.
 You have a history of victory.”― Steve Maraboli

Don't let people feel sorry for you.  When you realize that people see you totally different than you see yourself it can be a wake up call.  It can be sad too.  Don't let it get to you.  Shake it off.  One thing is for sure you can not control people's opinion of you.  You know who you are.
God gave you this life with an extra amount of grace.  It's just life you can do it.  You are still here so you are a victor.

Territory Mom

Monday, January 7, 2013

Please Don't Turn Your Back On Him

When you see this child how can you not run to him?
  He is precious in His sight.
 Yet, another family member has turn their back to my child.  How can that be?
  He is precious in His sight.
On a crisp sunny Sunday afternoon  I saw it coming.  She saw him running to the crowd of family.  I knew she would turn her back to my child, her cousin.
He is precious in His sight.
I wanted to yell at her, don't do it, please don't turn your back to my child.
He is precious in His sight.
Before the words left my brain and out of my mouth, she turned away.
He is precious in His sight.
I stared in silence, in disbelief.  She went into the house and we never saw her the rest of the day.
What happened to you?  Why can't you talk to my child or even look at him.  Where did your love go?
Only those with true love in their hearts will never turn away from this child because
he is precious in His sight.
Today and forever I will surround my children with love so they will never turn their back to a precious child of God.
Territory Mom

Thursday, January 3, 2013

A Soothing Song From Miss Patti Page

  My mother was a teenager in the 1950's and living in Oklahoma.  When I was a little girl and if I was ever sad my mom would sing to me. This was her song.
I try to sing it to my children when they are sad, but they just cover my mouth and tell me, "that is grandma's song."
Goodbye Clara Ann Fowler aka Miss Patti Page.
Territory Mom

Note:  Click on the song name or clip at the bottom of the screen for "How Much Is That Doggie In The Window".

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Check Out My Beautiful Sister!

There she is on the front row 5th from the left standing next to Matthew Perry.  Oh, I mean Ron Clark.  My sister is a Reac3h Coach for the State of Oklahoma.  These teachers have been recruited to get our Oklahoma students up to par.
My sister is one of those people that is doing what God called her to do.  Teaching for her is a ministry and she is excellent at it.  She is concern for our kids and for our teachers.  If you see her walking into a classroom then you will know those students and their teacher will be forever changed.  She will bring a new light of understanding and ease to learning. 
She started her new job this summer during a difficult time in our family.  She held steady attending all the seminars required for her new job.  My sister is a lovely, caring and warm woman, but she is also determined and focused.  She is a nononsense woman.
Here she is at age four in my grandparents' front yard in Velma, OK.
Not long after this photo was taken she was reading The Hiding Place.  Well, by age 9 she was reading it.
  She is so busy and her son asked her how long she will be doing her work and she told him "until every child in Oklahoma can read." 
Ooh, Hallelujah!
You go girls!
Territory Mom
Please check out Ron Clark Academy

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

What's In The Bible Review

One of the privileges of being on The Homeschool Lounge Mom's Review Team is getting to review some exciting material.  I know "exciting" is a strong word for a DVD, but I love it and you will too.
When I was a little girl I remember learning the books of the Bible.  I received a little acordian style booklet from the Sunday school teacher at my grandpa's church.  I kept that little booklet for years.  I studied it all the time and it was a pretty booklet.  It was my basics of the Bible.
In the first chapter of Volume 1 of What's in The Bible your children will learn the about basics about the Bible.  Why it was created, the books, the authors.  It may sound boring but it is not!  They will be able to grasp the concept of the Bible because it will be entertaining for them.  It has singing puppets, who doesn't love singing puppets?
The second chapter of Vol. 1 will go into creation story and the story of  Noah's Ark and others.  These bible stories are well told through animation, puppets and song. 
See for yourself:


Now that I have seen Volume 1 of "What's In The Bible" I want the entire series for my kids and me. WhatsintheBible

My kids and I loved this DVD.  I love to hear my kids laugh and boy did they laugh while watching this DVD.  Phil Vischer is the creative genius behind What's In The Bible.  He is the same guy who gave us Veggie Tales, love him.
Also, there are many free activities on the website for each DVD including printable flash cards.  Got to love flash cards.
Not only would What's In The Bible be a great addition to your homeschool library I think it would be useful for Sunday school and children's church.  By the way you will love the Sunday school teacher puppet!  My Sunday school teachers weren't puppets but I will always remember them.

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:6

THL Moms

"I was selected for participation in this review and given the What's in the bible DVD as a member of The Homeschool Lounge Review Team. All thoughts and opinions are my own."

Thanks to The Homeschool Lounge Review Team and What's In The Bible for allowing my children and I to review this entertaining and informative DVD.

Territory Mom

Monday, April 2, 2012

Light It Up Blue - World Autism Awareness Day - Perfect Pairings

In case you are wondering why it is so blue today it is Light It Up Blue day in honor of World Autism Awareness Day.  Even Graceland will be lit up in blue:

(Great article about the mother responsible for getting Graceland blue)

I guess you have heard by now the new info from CDC.  Autism diagnosis is up 78 percent in the last ten years with 1 in 88 children and 1 in 54 boys now having autism.  I was watching CNN one morning last week and they reported it as now an epidemic.  I just laughed because I could have told them that and saved millions of dollars in research.  Anyway, this is the article from CNN.  For parents it is nothing new, still alot of "we don't know" stuff.
That is all I'm going to discuss about autism today my head is already hurting.  For parents we need a "I'm so tired I wish I could sleep all day" day.

And they shall take a cloth of blue, and cover the candlestick of the light, and his lamps, and his tongs, and his snuffdishes, and all the oil vessels thereof, wherewith they minister unto it:
Numbers 4:9 (KJV)

Enjoy your day and enjoy the blue.
Territory Mom