Wednesday, April 27, 2016

When She was There and I was Here.

Four weeks ago my daughter, Alyssa flew to the Philippines. She has prayed since she was 12 that God would make a way for her to be able to visit the Philippines!  She was going to visit friends that she had met through a children's choir and to visit her sponsored child.

Did I tell you she had never flown before?

It was a long flight. From Atlanta to Soeul, Korea.... then on to Cebu City, Philippines. The boys and I took her to the airport. She flew out of the International Terminal and we were able to see her plane and it take off!

We all cried when we said goodbye before she went through security. Even Wes & Wyatt. I think we  were all just very nervous about her flying alone. She promised to call when she landed in Korea. That would be about 4am our time.

After we saw her plane take off we left the airport. We were all sad but excited for her.....

On the way home we stopped at High Falls State Park and spent some time there. It was beautiful and just what we needed. The boys hiked and played on the rocks and I sat and thought and prayed for her safety.

As we were driving home the sun was setting and I knew that these next couple weeks would be... so about Him. That He was about to let me see His hand at work in ways I never imagined.

Pt 2 of "When She was Ther and I was Here" soon.

Grace~ Teena

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Just an Update~

Hopefully our computer problems are a thing of the past.... at least with this laptop. Just received it back from HP and we shall see.

I have so missed blogging. I do love instagram but sometimes I want to journal here. It helps me get my thoughts out and visit with a few of you that still stop in.  This blog and I go way back and during this long silence I went back and read some of the earlier blog posts. They seem to have more "meat" in them and I think since I started sharing lots of IG I do not share as much here. I am not sure I like that.
                                                  Christmas 2016 All of us and my sister.

So we will see what happens.

Some of these updates you may already know....   some may be new to you.

I am now a Nonni! Lincoln is 6 months old already and I just love him so much!
I am almost finished with my 25th year of home educating.
Our children range from 30-12.
My 2nd born son will graduate in July with a masters in accounting. Home schooled all his life.
Alyssa graduates high school this next month and will attend college in the fall of 2016 in Florida.
I am a Compassion Advocate. We sponsor several children and I love seeing how it changes families!
My oldest daughter Mandi lives in Alabama.
My youngest daughter Alyssa just returned from the Philippines and visiting her sponsored child.
My two youngest boys Wyatt 14 & Wesley 12 will be the only two at home this coming fall.

                                    Some of the gang....  Dakota & Mandi missing.

Life is always changing. I hope to share with you in the next few days about Lysa's trip and some very touching stories.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sponsor a child, change a life forever!
Grace~ Teena

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

The Other Side of the World!

My computer is still acting up, but there is so much too tell you!

My 18 yr old daughter, Lysa is in the Philippines! She left last week. I am so very excited for her! She did go alone....

She is staying at a friend's home. I shared here years ago about us meeting the Children of the World. Well, she and I have kept in touch with several of the chaperones. Lysa is at Joy's home (one of the chaperones).

so much more to tell you.....

Grace~ Teena

Friday, March 25, 2016


lots and lots of computer problems. I miss it.

Still struggling .....  crazy computer!  As you can see.....  

Lincoln is growing! We love spending time wit  hlm!!

Grace~ Teena