The Man Who Made Me His Valentine

52 years ago this Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2013, Paul Valentine made me his Valentine! My mother always said that he found his million dollar baby in a five & ten cent store! For those of you too young to remember, that once was a popular song. Paul was in training at a McCrory,McLellan store in Ft. Worth and I was working there part-time when we first met. Employees were not supposed to date, but eventually we did and the rest is history! ūüôā

Like any couple, we have had our ups and downs, our happy and not so happy times, our challenges and trials and our victories and rewards! There is no…’and they lived happily ever after‘ without loving each other, liking each other, being best friends, praying together and for each other and of course putting God first in your lives and your home!

Now in this next phase of our lives, we are enjoying our Granddarlings and our photography together! Paul has been involved in photography since he was a child. For me it was only about 6 years ago that I discovered my passion for photography!

I am very blessed by God. He has blessed me with a wonderful husband , 2 wonderful children and 5 super wonderful Granddarlings!¬†Paul has always been a great husband and father and now a PawPaw! He has taken care of us, loved us and been there to help us see our dreams and desires come true. He has always been and still is a hard worker. In fact, he is somewhat of a ‘perfectionist’ when it come his work. He is my husband, he is the father of my children and he is my best friend!

Paul is always the one¬†behind¬† the camera so here are a few that over the last few years I’ve been able to capture!

Have a wonderfully blessed day filled with love!

Love and Blessings,

~ Judy ~

Trials, Tribulations, Temptations

Are you one of those people that have trials, tribulations and temptations coming at you what seems like a lot? Or are you one of those that everything in your life goes without any challenges? Well, let me tell you something…If you¬†never¬†are faced with any challenges then there is something not right in your life because satan is not bothering with you because he doesn’t have too! He is already in control of your life!

When you love God, have faith in Him and are sharing your love for Him in not just words, but in how you live your life, then you will have trials, temptations, challenges popping up! ¬†Then you can be sure you are on the right track! ūüôā The more you love Him, honor Him, obey Him and His Word and share Him, the stronger the trials, temptations and challenges! The wonderful thing is that through all this, your faith and trust become stronger! You learn who you are in Christ Jesus. That you are in this world but not of this world. You learn to stand on God’s Word, to take the Authority you have been given In Jesus’ Name! You learn who your Provider, your Source is and you can actually “Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.”¬† James 1: 2-4 The Message.

God Bless you today as you grow, become strengthened and mature in God, His Word and His Love!

Love and Blessings In Jesus’ Name,

~ Judy ~

Houdini ~ One of God’s Elegant Creations

Christopher Now!

After the Dive by DebbiRobertson
After the Dive, a photo by DebbiRobertson on Flickr.

Granddarlings aka Grandchildren

There is nothing more precious on this earth than Granddarlings aka Grandchildren! Oh, our children are one of God’s greatest gifts, but we get so busy providing for, raising,¬†disciplining¬†and teaching them that we sometimes forget to fully¬†enjoy them!¬†Then God presents us with one of His¬†Supreme¬†gifts…GRANDCHILDREN!

Grandchildren are an extension of our children! Have you heard the expression¬†payback? Well, in a lot of ways that is true ~ you can see a lot of your child in your child’s child, but sometimes you can also see your child’s sibling or even yourself when you were a child! You can also witness the wonderful gifts God has placed in them and the unending possibilities!

Your heart swells with an unconditional love like non other; you have the opportunity to love, enjoy, laugh, guide, teach and yes even discipline them without the day to day responsibilities! One of the most rewarding things is to watch them grow and mature not only physically but also spiritually! There is nothing more beautiful than a child’s faith and love for God the Father, Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit! I treasure the talks my Granddarlings and I have had and continue to have regarding our God! One of the most rewarding, enduring and most special things my Granddarlings has ever said to me was when Emma and Zachary were like 3 and 5. ¬†I was telling them how they were growing up too fast and Zachary said, ‘Mimi, we growing too fast?’ I said, ‘yes’ and Emma said ‘why’? ¬†I told them that there would come a day when they would be too busy and not need MiMi as much. Emma said, ‘I know what Mimi! When we grow up and have children, you can keep them and teach them about Jesus’! I will treasure this forever!

If you are blessed with a Granddarling(s) or Grandchildren, please treasure them beyond measure! Treasure every minute, every memory! They are truly one of God’s Supreme blessings!

Birth of Sammy, MiMi’s Caboose! 5 1/2 years ago

August 2012

Christopher, our first born Granddarling! Now a Man ~ a good-looking one at that ~ and on his way to becoming a Professor! We are so proud of all our Granddarlings! God is so good to us! Have a blessed day and remember to pray for, love on and thank God everyday for your precious Granddarlings aka Grandchildren!

Know Who You Are!

There is so much negativeness in the world! satan is really running scared because he is trying to throw fear into everyone at every turn! I am so thankful that I KNOW, HAVE A CLOSE PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH and TRUST God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son and The Holy Spirit!!! *satan is nothing but a little wimp! The only power he has is the power we give him by believing his lies and walking in fear, doubt and worry! he has no place in my life and I constantly remind him of his future and where he is spending eternity!

I may be in this world, but I am not of it! I am a Child of God Almighty! Jesus Christ (the Anointed One) is my Lord and Savior and The Holy Spirit is my Comforter who guides my every step!

Don’t believe the lies of satan. This Nation, The United States of America, is God’s Nation and He has not forsaken it, but it is up to us to stand strong and declare the Word of God over every situation; rebuke the evilness and to pray for and love our enemies with the Love of God! Hallelujah! All Glory to God Almighty!

Have a Highly Blessed, Divine Health, Prosperous Beyond Measure, Unprecedented Favor and Grace Above and Beyond Anything You Can Imagine Year of 2013!

Love and Blessings Always,

~ Judy ~

*I do NOT capitalize or in any way recognize satan as anyone or thing being worthy of  capitalization