Monday, August 25, 2014

If I Could Dance Across the Ocean

If I could dance across the ocean..........

If I could dance across the ocean, I'd dance all the way to you.
I wonder who you are? Where could you be?
The ocean is a beautiful border that keeps you from me.
So today I dance a slow dance and back and forth I sway.
To reach my loving daughter and bring her home one day.
If I could dance across the ocean, I'd bring you back to me.


If I could dance across the heavens, I'd dance all the way to you.
I wonder what you're doing? Do you think of me?
The Heavens are a beautiful border that keep us apart.
So tonight I dance with you in my dreams, embraced in your loving arms,
Seeing your sweet smiles, I bring you close to me.
Someday I'll dance across the heavens, all the way to you.


God is the dance partner that brings you close to me.
He keeps my heart at peace, until the day we meet.

So I'll dance the dance with Him and He'll dance the dance with me.
We'll dance the dance together, over oceans, heaven, sky and sea.
Until the day He brings you to me.
Until again your face I'll see.

For you guys!!
Love you so much my sweet baby girl!  I can't wait to bring you home!! You are loved and truly missed Heather Price, Mary Francis Nesbit, and Nancy Burklund.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Deep Thoughts: From a Pastors Wife on Sabbattical

Deep thoughts.....

Getting Ready to Leave and Travel:


Yay! I can't believe it's finally here! I can barely stand it! I can't wait to leave! I still have a lot of packing to do.

We leave in a few days!!!!

I'll miss my friends!

6 weeks is a long time to be with just my family. I wonder how that will turn out:/?

We are off!!! It only took us 2 1/2 hours to pack the car.

Yep, on the road day two....Were still in the car.

Beach Time:


I don't know what day it is.

I still don't know what day it is.

I love just sitting here and reading....I could do it for a long time.  I could do it forever!

The beach is so beautiful and peaceful.

I wish Rachel would stop telling people how long we are going to be here. I am tire of being looked at weird.

Says a family we met at the pool," Were heading back tomorrow."(BTW we've seen them at the pool all week long) "Ya'll headed back tomorrow?" Me, "Nope."

It's odd to watch people come and go come and go weekly.  One week your sitting at the beach by a family from Missouri for an entire week, and next thing you know here comes a North Carolina family.

Now what are my friends name? Their memory is slowly S
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                                                                                                   I
                                                                                                        P
                                                                                                            P
                                                                                                               I
                                                                                                                  N
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A......W.........A.......Y!


Where are all my friends!???!!! Where are they?! Where are they?!

I've said hello to about twenty people today.  I'm just summing it up to the fact that I am from Texas and I am friendly.  Not the fact that I desperately want to make a friend.

Why want you talk to me?! All I want to do is talk!



This is our first visit to a church in 3 weeks. We act like we know everybody and are worshiping with tons of gusto. I'm sure people are not used to seeing visitors worship like this. I bet the don't realize we are pastors and that we are comfortable anywhere in the family of God. Every church is our family.

The church is nice, their worship is great, the pastor is good, everyone is friendly........I sure do miss my church family.

Over the course of time, We met people from Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Canada, California, Texas, Kentucky, Brazil, Tennessee, Missouri, North Carolina, Alabama and Missouri again.
Yep, we've been gone a long time.

There was a big storm today. I went for a run at the beach.  A lot of  Heron's were at the beach laying in wait for their fish prey.  I stood pretty close to a couple of them.  I think they were as tall as me.  That's  just sad.

I don't feel like were at sabbatical anymore.  I just feel like we have moved here.

Should I be doing something, creating, writing, teaching something special to my kids?? Wait I see mold!  I have time to clean that!!

I'm just going to straighten my hair for good measure.  At least it will be slightly wavy and frizzy. Not a big curly fro.

Oooh, that's a cool thing to pin.... I'll pin that, and that...oh yah, and that too!!

I wonder if  saltwater fish ever get sea sick?  They get swished, back and forth, back and forth. Is there a place deep in the ocean they can go get a break?

Were headed home! I am so nervous and excited at the same time!

You feel all fancy smancy when you spend a month on a beautiful beach.  Then you take a 12 hour road trip home with 3 kids under 9.  Then you realize, "I'm just a scrub."

Conversation when we arrived in Ft Worth:


Me, "Isaac, Do you recognize were we are?  Does anything look familiar?"

Isaac, "Yes, It looks like home."

Me," Isaac, yes it looks like home.  It is home."

The last verse given to my husband  on the last day of  sabbatical.  Just before we left.


Psalms 121:8

The Lord shall preserve your  going out (Leaving for sabbatical) and your coming in(returning home) from this  time forth and forevermore.