Sunday, January 30, 2011

It has been a great week

I wish they all could be like this one. It's like when you see in the movies all the lights are green, traffic is good, everyone is smiling and saying hi at you!

Sunday night and I have to be to work tomorrow at 9 YAY!! =)

The job takes the cake this week...So much good stuff has happened and I'm like huh?

I even got asked to go to Mexico for a week and he'd pay for it!

All good stuff happening all around!! =)

I hope Monday proves to be even better =)

I really thank God last week was so wonderful!

Hope everyone has a great week next week!!



Saturday, January 29, 2011

Saw a great movie tonight....

Secretariat......Excellent movie =)

I'm not biased or anything living in Kentucky...

Great horse, great movie!!



Friday, January 28, 2011

Updating a bit more

I had to run to the bank to get some checks and stuff for Monday to take to payroll.

I'm so happy my heart feels fluttery like when you fall in love!!

The LAST real job I have had (outside of doing independant stuff) was at Nichol's Tae Kwon Do and Judo Academy on Richmond Hwy in Alexandria VA.... I remember it REALLY well.

Working in an actual place has been a huge source of anxiety for me, with my PTSD.

The last night I worked I came home late...Kids were asleep. I didn't check on them or anything. Woke Anthony up for school the next day and his whole face was black and blue.

I was in shock and asked him what happened. He said "Daddy kept hitting me with the phone cause I wouldn't go to sleep. I went to sleep mommy."

I didn't know what to do because the kids were never his outlet. Only me.

So......I went to Mr. Nichols (who to this day is still my friend) and told him I couldn't work anymore. A week later I moved back to KY.

Everytime I tried to work and would be at work I would start having anxiety worrying if the kids were okay, if someone was hurting them.

I have tried to work over the years and just couldn't.

I had to do things like clean houses and hair cuts here and there where I could either take the kids with me or leave if I needed to.

I have prayed about this over and over again. I asked God to help me find a job I would be good at and where I could make a difference.

I know I'm ready. I know.

Seeing that job open up on that board.......Grabbing that application without even a tiny bit of apprehension.

That job was made for me and I'm so excited words can't even describe.

God brought me to it and He will get me through it.

I'm so happy!

Thank God. <3


YAY!! I got the job!!!!!



Got the job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I got the jobbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb =)

I feel like I'm walking on sunshine!!

Praise God!!!!!!!!!!!

I got the job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Lil Update

I have been getting a lot of emails and posts on Facebook asking how the interview went, so I decided to do a full update instead of typing it out over and over.

Interview went great and apparently LOTS of people were waiting for the same job to open up....They have 12 people competing for the same job.

I'm not nervous at all. If it's meant for me to have that job, I'll have it.

I asked God for favor before I went in and if it's in His plan.... =) I'll get it.

If not, then something better is coming my way!!

She said it usually takes a week to process all the applications and for now I'll just play the waiting game.

Thanks for not only the prayers and well wishes...Thanks for all the encouragement and just the love people have been showering on me.

I'm blessed!!

We got a suprise snow storm last night....grumble, grumble.

Mid-February I'm going to start growing my seeds inside and I'm going to start a gardening bloggety blog!!

=) Things are going so well. Yesterday I got told I was cute as a cup cake LOL!!

Made me feel good.

Happy Thursday!!



Monday, January 24, 2011

Need some prayers!!!

I am so excited.........My life is changing at such an unreal pace it's unreal LOL!

The job I have been wanting for forever and a day FINALLY came open this morning at the gym.

Dave took my application and gave it directly to Kim who with-in 5 minutes called me for an interview!! They wanted me to come in tonight, but I have redemption group.........But tomorrow at 2 I have my interview!!!

They are sending me straight to the group interview and it's intimidating because I know everyone who will be interviewing me.

I can't stop smiling because I am soooo happy. All those people are like my family and I'm just super excited.

Pray lots please =)



Saturday, January 22, 2011


I'm exhausted!

Just finished the weekend long Redemption group and getting a breather til it starts back Monday night.

I had no idea what it was and to be honest before going into it, my life was so chaotic that I had no idea what to expect.

It was Friday night and all day today and will resume on Mondays for 8 weeks.

To say that it was intense is an understatement...

It was so eye opening to not only share my pain, but hear the pain of beautiful women and some beautiful men as well.

To see that everyone has tremendous struggles. To see that love through Christ can heal that pain.

I never realized til today how much I have changed. How far I have come and how much Jesus redeems me constantly.

I fell so much deeper in love with the one who created me. I really thought I loved Him so much, til this weekend when it went a step higher and I fell that much deeper in love with Him.

God is so good.

I love Him.

I could say it a million times and it wouldn't be enough to tell you how much I love Him.

The way He works in peoples lives. The way He uses every relationship we have to redeem us.

To know all that pain wasn't for nothing.

To know His ways are not our ways.

I love Him.



Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sweet, Sweet Jesus

When you have a mentally ill child some days you feel as if your whole life has been turned upside down.

You can be coasting along in life and on a dime everything changes.

Today was one of those days. For the past two weeks my life has been very chaotic, leaving me exhausted.

This morning everything escalated higher than it ever had before. I literally wanted to walk in my door fall prostrate on the floor and stay there. I could sink no lower nor could I feel or go any lower.

I went back to my bed to cry and something happened...

Not really sure how to write what happened but it was amazing. Let me find a good analogy....

You know how people leave scents on clothes? Like maybe your mom's closet smells like your mom's perfume or your husband takes off his shirt and if you picked it up to smell it, it would smell like him?

Today when I was on my bed, the tears falling with no end in sight...I got that feeling. An overwhelming feeling that Jesus was right there with me. Like I could smell Him and just this sensation that overtook me and He was there.

I can't explain it and I have never experienced anything like it. Ever. My heart became so full.......It's like all those broken pieces spilling out all over, Jesus was in thereh holding them all together and healing them.

My heart had the butterflies in it like when you are first in love.

It was if He didn't want me to doubt for a second He was there. I wish I could explain it better...

I know when I was married and my husband always used to come in and kiss me before he left for work. You could smell his aftershave, cologne.....whatever it was for a few minutes after he left.

Smell it enough to know he was there.

Same concept, cept He didn't leave.

I am so in love with Jesus.

He just makes everything alright.

I love Him.


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A bit of change

My computer suffered a cruel, fast death....I was blessed w/ a wonderful, wonderful gift of a brand new lap top =) I LOVE it!!




I'm getting a new email address and will shortly phase out my current one. If you don't already have the new one just leave me a comment or email me at my current addy and I will give you the new one.

By the end of the month I should be fully using my new one.


Love, Love, LOVE


Sunday, January 16, 2011

Coming up on a year

Since God found me.

My therapist is working on a plan for February. February is when my SAD gets the worst and I get pretty severely depressed.

This year it's starting to creep up on me. I have to remember how God changed me and is changing me. I was an awful mess when God found me.

Good grief, the lies I told. The things I did.

I have to remember every day that Jesus redeemed me.

I'm scared sometimes because I'm so afraid that girl who I was will come back out. I don't want to be her. I'm so scared, but God won't let me go back. I have to say that over and over. I'm not her anymore. God won't let me go back.

I needed to hear todays message in church so bad. The cross. The cross. The cross.

The cross changed me.

I did really bad things. I said really bad things. I lied.

I get upset by things people have done to me and never stop to think of the things I have done to others.

Upset by someone lying to me and they have no idea to the extent I lied to them.

I suck.

I need Jesus. I have come such a long, long way in becoming someone different. I need to lay my past down at Jesus feet. I repented, God forgave me because of Jesus.

I need to quit living in the past, not forgiving myself. Accept the forgiveness that was given to me.

I suck and desperately need Jesus.

I need to extend the grace given to me, to others. People do bad things, people say bad things. No one is a pyramid of virtue. Everyone is in need of a Savior.

My past is not my future. Jesus is my future.

I wish I could forgive myself as easily as God forgave me.

The cross.

Live it.

Love it.

Wash, rinse, repeat til I GET IT.

Happy Sunday.


~me ~dianna

Friday, January 14, 2011


Sometimes I have such good dreams that I don't want to wake up. Sometimes I can't figure out why I dreamed what I did.

Sometimes I dream something so real that I wake up and feel guilty for what people say in the dream.

I wish I knew how to go to sleep and make them all pleasant.

I didn't forget. I didn't.



Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Edit Smedit

I should really do drafts before I hit publish because I make a ton of grammical errors. x.x

Add that to my New Years Resolution =)

Howdy on a Tuesday!

Luke 6:45
The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.

So.......Today I finally understood it. I have recited it, written it....Finally.

For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.

Taking that scripture and applying it over the last 5 years or so......I wish I would've understood that sooner.

I would've never had to ask anyone if they loved me. What was in their heart came out through their mouth. Over and over and over.

Now I know.

I've wasted too many years. I am angriest at myself for the last 3 or 4. Slowly working through all that anger and forgiving myself. Everyone makes bad choices and bad decisions. Learn from them and move on...Wiser =o)

I had the answers all along.

Why couldn't God of found me sooner?

Well, the important thing is, He found me now! I'm doing better than I ever have in my life. All with His help of course. Best teacher ever =o)

Have a great Tuesday!

Lots of snow here YAY!!




Wednesday, January 05, 2011

So One of My New Year's Goals

Is to stop depriving myself. I never do anything for myself and that's gonna change this year.

First stop on my list yesterday......To buy me a pair of RUNNING shoes =)
I have stuck with exercising for 2 years and it isn't leaving. I'm going to start street training for jogging this spring.

I can do over 6 miles in the gym.......With all my weight loss and with my sticking with it.....Reward =) Shoes!!

I love them and yesterday I did 1028 calories and almost 7 miles in those babies!!




Sunday, January 02, 2011

Winter Go Away!!

I actually sat in my room and cried today because I miss summer and spring so bad.

I never realized how much flowers were the high lights of my mornings. Every single morning I would wake up and RUN outside to see if something new cropped up.

Watching my seeds grow to flowers...

My heart would actually jump when something new was out there. I don't think I ever smiled like I did when I had a new flower.

I bought a garden bag w/ new gloves, all new tools =)! Last night I packed all my seeds I want to use in the bag and I'm looking online to order some new ones, unusual ones.

Ready for my butterflies to come back. I'm just ready for spring!!!!!

Winter is dragging on, but soon it will be over.

BRB Gonna go snap a pic of my new garden bag =D

Here she is....YAY!!

She has lots of stuff inside too, including my seeds!!

Come on March.

I can't wait!!!

Argh, but I have to!

=( Winter, sminter.....I'm gonna move to a tropical climate!!



Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy New Year =)

Glad 2010 is OVER =)

However, the high light of my year was being baptized =)

I'm so glad the holidays are over! I can't wait to get back outside in my yard! Been planning stuff to do with my yard this year and I can't wait!!


YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You know I'll share pics!!

Have a fantastic new year!

All my love,