Stop the Madness!!

Shopping! Work! Children! Pets! yes we have five pets in our house.  Let me introduce you to my critters…First of all there is Haley Sue 8 years old, she is a Siberian huskey, very beautiful, very dumb and definitely not the lead dog, but she is very happy in her little world of staring at her food dish.  Then there is Sheba almost 2 years old, red doberman, very precious and very sweet tempered, she just loves life in general, not much upsets her unless you are male where a hat and come into this house when Hubs is not home. Next we have Lucky, black and white cat my daughter Katrina rescued in NC at 3 weeks old.  She is 7 now, but it seems that we will have to put her to sleep after Christmas, I think she has cancer. She also thinks she is a dog and is more loyal than the dogs, always meets me at the door.  Then there is Bunny/Thumper, he is about 9 months old, he is an angora and very beautiful, and bigger than the cat!  Last but not least, my little man has Fang 2 years old, hamster, female, bit me the first five minutes in the house, so you can guess how she got her name.  We did have a nice fish tank, for a few years, but last year I decided I wanted a nemo and dori for my tank, and after I put them in, they all died! Lucky does miss fishing  🙂 .

Along with the critters, a daughter that is planning a wedding, and an almost 16 year old who wants to drive my car 😯 ,and a son who will be 12 in few weeks who just wants to go to blockbuster and rent a new game,  and wants a cell phone.  Did I mention Christmas shopping? nevermind I am not thinking about that tonight.

In the words of Rich Mullens…”YOU have been King of my glory, won’t you be my Prince of Peace”.  Jesus, there is none like you, and I am blessed beyond measure.  I long to just wrap up with you.  Carry me through this holiday season, please help me to keep my eyes on you, One think I know for sure, I can’t do this world without You, and I don’t want to.  Thank you for always being here and walking with me through my days, and giving me a smile, and love that is indescribeable.  I can’t explain you, and some how if I could do that, I would take something away from who you are to me.  Love you, Your princess who just wants to come up for air.



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15 responses to “Stop the Madness!!

  1. tam

    “I can’t explain you, and some how if I could do that, I would take something away from who you are to me.”

    That is so beautifully said Dalra! I would fail Him so miserably if I tried t explain Him too!

    Focus – Focus! Oh how I need that too right now! Lift each other up in prayer!

    I got a special something in the mail today 😉 I love you!

  2. I beat you on the number of pets but not the size of them. Two dogs? Good grief.

    I have Riz the cat aged 16). Lurky and Lucrecia the loaches. Bob Derek the goldfish, Templeton, Smudge, Izzy and Anya the rats and finally the huge rabbit, Sapphire. See, all small animals.

    Yes, we have to get them all presents as well.

    Good luck with all the shopping. Have fun.

  3. Princess Darla….Thank you for this post. Big reminder that coast to coast things are REALLY busy right now!!!! Love you and thank you so much for the gift in the mail. Your prayer is beautiful, I hope you don’t mind, I borrowed it for my day.

    Cyber hugs!!!!

  4. Mary P

    you reminded me again to focus on the Savior at this time of year. thank you for allowing the Lord to use you by sharing in word what He’s doing in you.

  5. Mary P-welcome to blogsville! It is good to see you comment…mmmmm wonder what it will take to get you to blog? 😉 not going to push it-at least not today. Love and thanks for stopping!

    Tam, GG thanks for your continued encouragement, and prayers, amazing how much I can love some one I haven’t met yet!

    Hover-glad you stopped…you and I have critters!! Christmas presents all around! I am bummed that I did not get a Christmas card from jolly ole England! Merry Christmas!

  6. I know what you mean…we invited my in-laws to visit over Christmas and they said they couldn’t but yesterday half the family said they may come. My house looks like a tornado hit it recently! I don’t have time to clean up for house guests!! Eek.

  7. Laurie Lloyd

    I love the fact that I am at a loss for words when I try to explain Him to someone. I end up just saying ask Him for yourself and see what He does with you.
    Prince of Peace, He has been this for me so much lately in my life and I am so grateful. It has not always been this way for me as you know Darla. As for Pets, I have trimmed them down to two cats, Amos and Taz, and a collie named Cody. Oh yeah, I
    almost forgot, 10 fish in my pond out back. And hummingbirds that come visit when I do yardwork or water. I love animals better than some of the people I have known!!:)
    Love you Darla. You always encourage me to reach higher and deeper in my walk to becoming a princess.:)
    Have a most wonderful day and weekend when it gets here and you are on winter break!! ~YAY~


  8. tam

    Love you too Princess!

    I think I’m ready for June!!!

  9. Darla, sorry that I didn’t send you a card. I don’t seeem to have your address. Maybe I could just post it to Darla, The House with the Animals, USA. It should get there right?

    Maybe next year.

  10. Darla,
    Thanks for reminding me to focus on the Prince of Peace and not “Mi Vida Loca.” Just got back and have so much to do. We just adopted another cat–we lost one in June this past year. So now we’re back up to 4 animals again.

    Again, thanks for reminding me about the Prince of Peace who is always there for me!

    Blessings in Christ–

  11. what is up with all of the pets? LOL! no but really I would be living in a constant panic with just one pet. they scare me…just ask Tam!

  12. tam

    Ya know, if we were all as good of friends as we say we are…we’d send Miss Jenny an adorable little fury feline for Christmas! What d’ya say folks?!!!


  13. hahahaaha..and some allergy meds to be able to handle the little furry things!

    I know I take my meds every day…and each kiddo has a pet, and I am guilty of the red doberman…I just love her! 🙂

    what ya think Jenny..Merry Christmas..I could send you a bunny?

  14. Heidi

    I’m glad I came over here. No pets.. I live in a small SO Cal apartment.

    Christmas shopping? Haven’t started, I better get cracking huh?

    Great blog. I’ll be back!!

  15. LOL! I would have to leave it on my doorstep and hope and PRAY that it would go away. Poor thumper…poor snuffy!
    Y’all are hilarious!

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