Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Baby Shower Beat: My Recent Work and My New Addition

What's up out there, my Beauties and Cuties? I pray all is well with you and your wonderful families. I also pray your lives are coming together and you are all seeking God for His master plan and purpose, exclusively for you. 

So, some of you may or may not have known, I AM HAVING ANOTHER BABY! Yes, this is our second gift from the Most High and this time baby is a Beautie! Our first blessing is a handsome Cutie, so it is great to have the best of both worlds and never have to wonder what raising a boy or girl would be like, because we get to have them both!!!

As the title clearly states, today I am posting pics of my most recent work, as promised in a previous post. However, before I upload pics, let me just say... I am so honored and proud to be a wife and mother. I do not take these two titles lightly and as a stay at home wife and mother, I want to encourage all the other stay at home Mommies. We have plan and purpose for our lives. God has placed us here for so much more than we can see now and if there is anyone taunting you about being a stay at home Mom, do us all a favor and challenge them to do your task for one week. Being a stay at home Mother is not for the weak and it is not for the lazy, being a stay at home Mother/Wife is a 24/7 NEVER ENDING JOB!

While so many people get a set time to work and breaks and even get to clock out, us stay at home people do not get that liberty. We don't have holidays off or holiday pay, we don't get weekends off or company picnics. We are often overlooked and unappreciated, however I believe I can speak for all stay at home Beauties and Cuties when I say, we would never trade it in! Not for ANYTHING in the world. It is rewarding and beautiful to watch our families flourish due to our efforts. SO the next time you go to judge someone who stays at home, think to yourself if you could weather the task, day in and day out; and the next time someone tries to convince you staying at home is insignificant, double dog dare them to trade places with you for one whole week. I guarantee they won't do it and if they offer, they won't last. Only you were built and chosen to do what you do for your family!



Friday, October 21, 2016

Time for Talk and Tea with Mrs. Ci

Heavenly Father, as I blog this day, I pray you will give my mind the thoughts and fingers the ability to type, the words You have to say. 

This is a short prayer I utter to myself each time I sit down to type, write, or film a video for all of you Beauties and Cuties. My reason for this small yet heartfelt utterance is because I NEVER want to lead anyone astray due to "my" thoughts, words, or opinions. The Bible declares for us not to rely on our own understanding, this could be because God knew people would have opinions and thoughts that are not always correct concerning EVERYTHING around them. 

This statement seems to be all the more true during this election time. I have listened, read and watched so many people expressing extremely strong opinions about the presidential candidates, belief systems, laws, government, foreign exchange, stock and trade, America, and the election as a whole. Through all these opinions and debates I have come to encourage all who wish to be encouraged. 

Let us not allow this election to break up our communities, relationships, goals or even our self worth as a people or as individuals. Let us take this time to reflect on what is truly important. I beseech you, before you cast your vote, take time and deeply reflect on where you were and what you were doing and planning before this election. Allow your mind to go even as far back as before you knew who was running for Office. What goals had you set for your relationships, businesses, communities, families, spirituality? Focus in on where you wanted to be at the end of 2016 and see if all the anger, opinions, fighting, hatred, name calling, and all the other things going on around you or even within you, is really worth it. Go back and look over your 2016 goals that you swore you were going to meet and see if you have all of them checked off. If your list is incomplete then I strongly suggest, instead of allowing yourself to be brain washed with all the mess of the world, you get before the Lord, give everything into His hands, place a well thought out vote and get BUSY developing and pouring into you!!! You can have one million opinions about everything around you, but when the smoke clears where is everything you set out to accomplish? My prayer for us, this day, is when it is all said and done our families and this society has changed for the better because we were here and placed our hands to accomplish every work that God set out just for us. Even before He created the foundation of the world, He knew YOU and what He wanted YOU to spark, change, or finish. If you are unsure about your place in life, ask the Master to take over your heart, mind, body and soul, then sit back and allow His spirit to take over. 

As always, I love you, God loves you, so love yourself. 
<3Mrs. CiCi<3