Thursday, April 30, 2009

Revised Reflection

My blog name is Reflections in my Mirror.  I thought it would be good to show you my reflection as I see it today.
This morning I thought a lot about my reflection.  So here I go.
Physically - I have great eyes! Really I do.  I could use a haircut.  I need to loose some weight - but that too will come. 
Emotionally: I am a mixture of emotions.  I am reading a book on Peace.  True Peace in God that I long for.  I long to feel at ease and that God truly is working on me.  I am happy.  I look around me and I feel happy.  I am sad that hubby and i had an argument and we have yet to work it out - but we agreed to talk about it more after we have each thought about the issue at hand and can speak better about it to one another.  I am hopeful that this journey I am on will be successful.
Spiritually: the Peace I spoke of earlier is my main focus.  i am settled with God about my sins and I am working on those.  I have prayed more lately and that makes me feel closer to God.  I need to read more in His word.
I am very tired of stress.  I want to banish it!  I want change in a lot of things - my mothering, my marriage, my work, my relationships.  I have to come to terms with those things.
God is working - it takes time I know.  But HE is near and I am feeling HIM more everyday.
So that is what I am "seeing" in my mirror today!
Amy Quinn

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Making a Happy Home Monday

UPDATE: 2 nights in a row!!!

Ok: this is late I know, but my happy home Monday came late and I was trying to stay on task. In my post yesterday I was pretty stressed out. BUT, it is amazing how if you write it out you can come to a resolution quickly. So here is what made my home happy yesterday:
I left work ON TIME instead of staying later
I picked up the lil one's from pre-school
I Got home and spent a few minutes hugging an loving on the kiddos
I had princess help me cook - SHE LOVED IT!!
Lil man liked to play in the flour..made a mess but it was quickly cleaned up.
We all sat and ate together without the TV on (It was not even turned on at all!!!)
Switched out laundry
Bathed lil ones/ready for bed/story time/lil man to bed (8:15!!!!!)/bible time with Princess
Princess in bed (8:45!!!!!!) She did not stay but I did not give in either!
Folded laundry/cleaned up kitchen
Showered, ready for bed (9:30!!!!)
Prayer time
Hugged the hubby - he was outside in his shop working on a truck to sell
Bedtime without TV on! (10:00)
So what made my home happier was setting up a schedule and turning off that TV!! And it did not kill me.
I was able to get up this morning full of energy and had some extra time to pray.
Amy Q
So that folks is my new goal - setting up a schedule that works and trying to stick to it.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Why do I feel like I am going through the motions

I want to share some thoughts about myself today that I have struggled with for a long time.  I want to be real to you  - all three of you! By writing things out I feel like I can sort it out and maybe come up with a resolution.  I am tired today.  I am tired of looking in the mirror an wondering who that really is.  I am a wife.  I am a mom. I am a daughter and a sister.  I am a co-worker.  I am a friend.  Why do I look so unhappy? God has blessed me with many great things.  I was spared from cancer, birthed 2 wonderful children, healed of MRSA, have a great husband, home, and family.  Why do I feel like I am running in circles.  I feel like I cannot accomplish much.  I tried to clean this weekend only to find that as a room was cleaned and I was off to another the clean room was quickly messed up AGAIN.  I tried to cook from scratch all weekend only to find that no one but lil man ate with me.  AND don't get me started on the laundry.  To top it off I did not wake when I should have. ( I was only an hour behind)  I feel like I am in a vicious cycle.  I cannot get a hold of a good schedule. (Did I really have one anyway?) I have prayed many times today that God will help calm my heart.  I feel like I am out of control and I need balance.  I want to do so many things for my husband and children.  I want to be a better wife and mom.  I just need better direction.  I feel that I am going nowhere on this path.  Now I just need to find another path.  Have any of you felt this way?  What helped you? I would love to have feedback.
Amy Q

Saturday, April 25, 2009


Today I went to a Spring Ladies Lunch at the church we have been going to for the last 7 months. OK I admit I was reluctant as this church is BIG for my liking and I know a few people and I confess that even though I like the church I picked it because of my kids - especially my oldest who needed a place to learn and grow in the Lord with kids his age.
I thought it was just lunch and fellowship. I was WRONG! They had a table decorating contest and I must say that there are some crafty folks at our church. The most important part was the speaker. She ministers to ladies about growing together and reaching out to other women. She talked about how much wisdom we have lost due to the fact that younger ladies do not fellowship with older ladies. She discussed the differences between the older generation and the younger generation. How the Internet and the "connections" are technical instead of personable. We have to adjust our styles and how we NEED each other. God instructs us to fellowship with younger and older women. We don't do that like we should. I have a few girlfriends that I know would do anything I ask - but I confess that I let LIFE and JUNK get in the way of that connection. I am going to challenge myself to try and seek out others to help me on my journey as well as others that I may also touch. I pray that you all have a great week! Call your girlfriend!!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

God is SO good

Hey! I just wanted to share with you that God is go good.  I don't have any amazing news or anything like that.  This morning I decided to sit outside and drink my coffee for a few minutes and I was blessed with so much of God's creation I can't explain it all.  I was able to see the sun creeping up through the trees.  I saw "our" bunny munching on our clover in the yard.  I took deep breaths and listened to the birds.  I said my prayers and thanked God for this day ahead.  Even though we get bogged down with all of the negative there is a constant - God works his wonders to bring about His beauty in this sometimes ugly world.  He is so powerful and brilliant! May you all have a blessed day!
Amy Q

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

It's me again..

Sorry it has been awhile...We have had an awful illness strike our household and I have not had the time or energy to blog. My lil man came home last Wednesday with the stomach virus, he missed the Zoo. I went with my princess and my big boy to the zoo and we had a blast. All seemed to be well, we were preparing for a great Easter Celebration with my sister - until 2:00am Sunday morning when princess came in our room sick. So we celebrated Easter at home. My neighbor cooked a ham and some veggies and I made mashed potatoes and cake. We had a quiet dinner with just us. I had to stay home Monday - thought everything was OK, until I got weak and felt VERY ill. My hubby came home as soon as he could and it was off to bed I went - for nearly 24 hours! I feel OK, just weak. So the kiddos went back to school and I am at work - with a tall mountain of work to make up. I will say this - my naturopath dr prescribed Ginger tea and I doubled my dosage of probiotics - I am feeling pretty good considering all that has happened. She said that my immune system was probably low due to the lack of sleep I have had with all of these sick lil ones and the stresses of all of that and being worried about work. So there you have it.
I hope all of you have a blessed day!
Amy Q

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

In Awe

I am in awe today at this BEAUTIFUL day that is before me. I was able to cuddle with lil man this morning and witness his sweetness. He patted my face and said "my momma" in the softest voice ever. He is my inspiration today! I hope to reflect sweetness today in my words and actions. My children are each unique and I am blessed to have them! I also witnessed my oldest as he gently helped lil man in his jacket and tenderly coaxed him outside to get in the car - no harsh tones, no grumbling - just pure tenderness. (this is a big deal for my 14 yr old!) As I got princess ready she said "momma you are the prettiest momma!" I needed that! God speaks through others - even the smallest voices can be heard and appreciated! I hope that today you too will witness God's goodness through others.

Amy Q

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Pray for my Cause!

If anyone is out there - please pray for my outreach to the single parents in my community. Our church has found 100 single parent families that need help. I have pledged to my Church ALL of my profits from my Beauticontrol business I have for this month to go towards the Single Parent Fund! I have sent out a mass e-mail to friends and family and I am praying that I reach my goal of $1000! This ministry has touched my heart and I am asking that all of you would pray over it - that it would touch many people! If anyone wants details feel free to e-mail me at!