October 18, 2010

My first "Sleeping With Bread" Post.

I have been needing to get this blog back up and running at top speed. There is so much going on that there just hasn't been time lately. I can't even blame not posting on the stalker anymore, because I think she might have finally grown up. Well, either that or her and her Mom are desperately looking for the "other" blog where I talk about them lol. They'll never find it. Good luck though.

Anyway, I've been trying to think of things to post and just haven't had any prompts really other than things that will inevitably hack someone off. Not that I care if they're mad mind you. I just don't want to surround myself with negativity. It's toxic and it doesn't dissipate if you constantly allow it to keep festering. I have very good examples of hate destroying people. Let me tell you..........it's ugly.

So, while searching for inspiration, I found "Sleeping With Bread". Here's what it's about:
"This "Sleeping with Bread" Monday Meme, started by Mary-Lue and based off the book by the same name is a place to, just as “the orphans held on to what nourished them and were thus able to sleep peacefully at night, the examen, based on the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius, helps a person hold onto what spiritually nourishes him by looking at what is giving him consolation in his life or causing him desolation. It allows someone to express his gratitude to God for the good stuff and turn to him for solace for the bad stuff."

Here are my answers for my very first installment with the hopes of many more to come.

What are you most and least grateful for in this last week?


The tears I cried due to all the revelations of the last week.
Learning I am hated for simply protecting those I love
Realizing that there are things that will never change
Understanding that no matter how hard I try, I'm the wrong person trying to achieve what it is I want most
Judgemental people who THINK they know what's going on with others but don't take the time to ask


My kids, who I am so proud of.
My 2 sisters who are going through all this with me. (I'm sorry I can't make it better for all of us)
A kind, considerate man who loves me and just holds me when I cry knowing he can't make it better any more than *I* can, but wants to.
Family who sees things for what they are and love me
My 3rd sister who loves me and has no idea what is going on lol ( be GLAD Shannah, be glad!)
My nieces and nephews, whom I dearly love
My Cousin getting her to see her hubby and her peace of mind knowing he'll be home from Afghanistan soon. The hardest part is over.
The newest addition to our awesome family and my Uncle getting a namesake AND a new grandbaby all in one.
My awesome job!

How did you experience God placing animal and oyster crackers in your soup bowl of life?

As you know, things have been really tough lately with a family situation. I cant give details because to do so would just start more drama and no one needs that. Lets just say God gave me BACK some crackers that I needed and I love them very much. My soup bowl is looking quite nice lately and it's only going to get better.


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