Wednesday, April 21, 2010

San Jacinto Day

When I was in 7th grade at Berta Dean Jr. High, we did a mock trial about the people involved in the fight for Texas Independence. I was Santa Anna, things didn't quite go well for my character. I hope through our homeschooling that our kids will be proud Texans too!
from Wikipedia:
The Battle of San Jacinto, fought on April 21, 1836, in present-day Harris County, Texas, was the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution. Led by General Sam Houston, the Texas Army engaged and defeated General Antonio López de Santa Anna's Mexican forces in a fight that lasted just eighteen minutes. About 700 of the Mexican soldiers were killed and 730 captured, while only nine Texans died.
Texas Rules!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Face of Jesus

The past few weeks have been the most trying of my life. As each horrible thing happened, I truely believed that things couldn't get worse. I'm not exaggerating to any extent when I say, there were days when things piled on my already wounded and hurting soul. As each day passed, and I was faced with more pain and obstacles, Jesus showed himself to me in concerned phone calls from friends and family, supportive words from strangers and aquantances, hugs from friends, groceries, money, childcare, plumbing repairs, housecleaning, work, etc... I continue to believe that prayers of others are sustaining me and our family. I am focusing on looking forward, forgiving and starting new. We have lots of work to do, but we can make it happen. God, I humbly thank you for the gifts you have given me. Please continue to pray for us, we pray for all our benefactors, known and unknown, everyday.