Friday, 31 March 2017

Its been too long

I should write another blog......but not yet.

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Happy New Year

A time of change is happening. Seems to be an eternal theme through the generations. But I am only me and have only my life to live and experience. I am 31 years old. I have 2 amazing children. I wake every morning to feed and clothe my children. Feed and clothe myself. Find ways to entertain and keep all 3 of us happy until Daddy gets home and then I bathe and feed and bed my children only for it all to start again the next day!
On occasion other people are involved in the day to day...
My life is routine, my life is quiet and my life is safe.
This new year brings so much with it. It is screaming at me that there is more and deeper things that I have never seen or heard. There is more life than what I, in selfish, pride, choose to live. Will I listen?
Change is happening in the world from day to day. From house to house from person to person. The God of the universe isn't surprised or stunned my any of it. On the contrary- He is the very author of it all! I am the main character. It is my life and it is changing. This year will be like no other and it will be the best year of my life!!

Friday, 23 September 2011


I have been reading so much concerning servitude.
There was a childhood song we used to sing in church:

"Make me a servant, humble and meek
Lord let me lift up those who are week
And may the prayer of my heart always be,
Make me a servant today!"

Not much I can add to this! I want to see Jesus lifted high in my life! I want Him to be glorified in everything I do. I pray that these are not just words. I am humbled and need Him more than ever!

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Back in the US of A

My in-laws have left this morning. On the plane back to Scotland. After dropping them at the curbside check in, Eliza noted that Grandma "forgot to kiss me on the mouth". I rolled down the window to let the teary eyed Grandma know and Eliza was promptly kissed.
The goodbyes were then proceeded with the excitement of Austin and Joel coming. A 2 year old has no concept of distance or emotional stress. This has helped me with the far thee wells.
Matthew won an award today at work for his service. Chuffed!
Where to begin since the last 6 months have passed so quickly. We live in my old stomping ground of Cat Hollow, Round Rock Texas. I had friends that lived close if not in the same subdivision. So it is familiar. I have been amazed at how merciful and faithful the Lord has been. We were living with my parents for almost 3 months and in that time Matthew found a job working for a company called ESP (they contract out doctors to hospitals). He is managing all their computers. We found our house by the grace of God, which we found out went on the market the day we flew out of Scotland. We viewed well over 10 houses and this one stayed on the market for us and was affordable and perfect!
Reentry has been strange in another light...I have changed a lot in 6 years. And evidently so has everyone else. Funny how we expect everyone and everything to stay the same. I am finding my way as a married woman and mommy amongst my side of the family. I have discovered I am different. Things that were never noticeable before, are now. Things that I would have never thought about before, I do know.
I love Eliza in Texas. She is thriving! I can guess the unlimited sunlight has a big part to play in that! Sun is a wonderful thing!!! Samuel has come on leaps and many milestones since we have been here. Samuel turning one, learning to walk and talk and Eliza potty training. We are blessed.
I am gonna start writing regularly. The Lord is showing me new things everyday.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

6 months!!

Okay, I have totally slacked at keeping people posted or keeping my sanity written down...or writing to keep my sanity...
We have officially been in the united states of America for 6 months. Today!
We have managed to get a job and a house and are actually settling into normal life.
The in-laws have been here for the last 3 weeks and are way in 2 days time.
We have more visitors coming for the Tattie Holidays. Ross clan can't wait!!!
I will write more on the journey's end a little later tonight, but I wanted to get something down...give anyone who actually reads this a heads up! I am excited about writing again! See ya in a couple hours when the house is quiet and I can hear my own thoughts!

Thursday, 17 February 2011


We are on the countdown part of the journey now.
Next week is Matthew's last week of work and we get finished packing up!
We will move into Matthew's folk's house for a couple weeks while finishing the tail end of everything. Then set off in sky to Beautiful Texas.
No set date as of yet when we will actually leave the country.
Our new owners will be buying our fridge, washer & dryer. We are charity shopping loads of stuff and had a massive clean out today! So much still to clear. I hate the whole moving process. The packing and all that.
I am not feeling nearly as overwhelmed as I was a couple weeks ago. I have asked for peace and the Lord has given it to me. Now the only part I am not looking forward to are the goodbyes.
So I will think of that another day!

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Contented Texas

The house is sold! We had the container guy out this afternoon to give us an estimate on getting all of our stuff shipped over. Matthew had kinda gone on Autopilot. I feel much better now the house is finally sold and the kids are oblivious! So things are definitely moving right along.
Life is so funny. The places it takes you and the things that are learned. I am 30 years old and feel accomplished. Not to sound stuffy, but I am really happy about how life has turned out for me.
I recently had a revelation on the Christian principle of Contentment. I always thought it was something to aspire to, but it is essentially something learned.
Philippians 4:11 “Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am."
It is a time waster and a life waster to always want more. Now, I don't mean in "live your dreams" department. I believe God gives us talents and passions and we should pursue those things.
I personally have found myself (in the past) looking around and saying there is so much more to life than this. But today I look at my husband and my two kiddos and love where I am in life. I no longer mourn the life a world travelling missionary, or a coffee shop owner, or an stage and screen actress. I am grinning as I type this because I know that I am exactly where I am supposed to be in life. For this moment. And for the first time in my life I love that fact!
It may sound trite and insignificant. But to be loved by the Most High and to love Him back...that is where contentment lies. No matter where in the world I am or what location my actual body is in. Really is a revelation from God. Now saying all that...give me a few months and see how I am feeling then. :0)
I am grateful for my life and I am grateful for my family and I am SO grateful for my Saviour!