Sunday, December 11, 2011

Great Quote! Had to share...

I ran across this today and I felt it was worth sharing.....

Let your past make you better not bitter....

I am striving very hard to make this a reality in my life.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Time to be Thankful

I know that the next few days are going to be crazy so before they start I want to give my thanks to my Heavenly Father. I want to make it known that I love Him so much, not for the things that He has given to me but for His gift of salvation. I'm so glad that He didn't discard me like an old shoe but He looked ahead in time and saw a shattered life that needed His love and He gave to so freely for me.

For the blessings that He has bestowed in my life, I am ever grateful for. My wonderful parents, my children, my grandchildren, my son-in-law, my sisters and my nieces and for all of the many friends that have come into my life. I just want to say that I feel so blessed.

Hope that everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving.....

Monday, October 10, 2011


Makenzie Lynn
Elizabeeth Grace
Matthew James Morgan
Olivia Marie
Alexander Michael
Brayton Gunner Andrew


Friday, September 30, 2011

Packing Away The Past.

I've heard it said that time is the best healer of all, and I really think that is true. Over the past year I have been changing things, parting with some and even pitching some out.. Going through things brings back memories and makes you realize some things are gone forever. Asking myself questions "Do I keep this, what about that, or "I remember when we got this.. Some things have been easy to let go and others harder. I have it down to just pictures and certain special dishes that I'm need to deal with. The pictures I'm pretty sure how to handle but the dishes still thinking that one over, after this I feel like I will be able to shut the box and that be the end. Never thought I'd get to this point, and I'm NOT looking back....

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Funny Times

I kept the grand-kids for 4 days this past week so John & Katressa could go away and we had a very interesting time. I can really tell my age, not being used to getting up every 2 hours to feed the baby, all of those diaper changes and stuff. Olivia Marie was ALMOST an angel....

She had taken 3 hour naps on Thursday & Friday so I was looking forward to her doing so on Saturday. Her room is upstairs, so when it was nap time I decided to let her stay downstairs and sleep in her Mommy & Daddy's room. I put her down and went in a little later to check on her and she was almost asleep, so I thought this was my chance to get a little nap too, so I go in and relax on the sofa. A little later I go in the kitchen and start doing dishes and starting dinner and I hear Livy crying, so I thought that she was ready to get up from her nap, and when I opened the door I had a BIG Shock!!!! She hadn't been napping at all..

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Alex @ 3 weeks

8lbs. 1oz. 21 1/2

Olivia Marie turns 2

Hard to believe that little Miss. Olivia Marie has had a birthday and is now 2. It seems like yesterday that she was a tiny baby. When I asked her if she was 2 she said no 5, Katressa then asked her if she was lying and she said ROAR (lion) she is such a strong spirit.. I kept the kids Friday night so John & Katressa could have a date, and towards evening she was getting cranky and I had to swat her behind and she turned around and said "Granna", (like how could you)!

She had a very nice party and had lots of fun.. Just wanted to share some pictures of my grand-kids they are my life..

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Trip To Arkansas

I had the honor of being chosen to attend the 2011 Wal-Mart Shareholders Meeting this year in Fayette,AR. It was quite an experience, one that I don't think that I will forget for a very long time.
There were 30 Walmart Associates on our bus that left from the Beech Grove Store at 5:15 on May 31st. We made one stop and arrived at 4:30.
The largest crowd that I have been in is Dayton IHC, so in comparison to that this event was 3-4 times in size. All being Wal-Mart Associates including the International groups. I truly enjoyed watching the International Associates, they were so proud of their culture and being associated with the largest retailer in the world. They marched and carried their countries flag and sang with pride.
The dining hall that we had breakfast in was huge.. They had buffet meals with 20-25 buffet lines and could feed around 3,000 at a time. The lines were very quickly for the amount of people that there were.
The first day after we checked-in to our dorms we headed to the Bud Walton Arena for a concert featuring Darius Rucker and Lady Antebellum..
Wednesday morning meeting very interesting to hear of the new exciting things coming to the stores in the future and then another concert featuring Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band. We had center seats row 6 and seat 4 very good view, the band was fantastic..
The Vendors Fair was really nice so many things going on you were busy both days all day in that area. I got to meet Mr. Bill Simon which to me was an honor.
The visit to Home Office was very educational. I was completely surprised at this facility. I was expecting a huge fancy building but in fact looked more like a school building, I enjoyed seeing where they have the Sat. morning meetings, the walmart TV room was really cool.
I LOVED the first Walmart visitors center, saw Mr. Sam's truck, his office which they took video from every angle to get it exactly like his office was in the Home Office. Helen's wedding dress. Many more things I can't even begin to mention.
The Shareholders Meeting was different, the business part was a little boring but then they brought out the entertainment and things got very loud. Will Smith was the guest of honor and made the meeting fun, Scotty from American Idol sang, also Alecia Keys, The Canadian Tenors and the Black Eyed Peas. It was quite an event.
I felt honored that out of 1.4 million associates I was picked to go.. Had a great time and heard many great stories.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Meet Alex

Would like for you to meet the latest addition to my family.. Alexander Michael Roberts, arrived bright and early Monday June 6, 2011 at 6:44. Little Alex as he will be called also carries the same middle name as his Grandpa Michael Roberts. I'm sure that if Grandpa Mike was here with us, he would be so proud to know that not only is the Roberts name being carried on but also his middle name. Alex weighed in at only 6lbs. 14oz. and 18" long. He was 23 days early and quite a looker.. I am so happy that Alex is finally here and I know that Katressa & John are happy too.. Just want to share some photos...

Sunday, June 5, 2011


I sit here today after a great week away from home, and suddenly I feel so sad. The day that I have been dreading finally arrived. I sit here and look at some legal papers that sum up a lifetime of living, and it breaks my heart.
I remember that young bride of 18 thinking that life just couldn't be any better than that beautiful April 4th day 1980. I was in love with the man of my dreams. My soul-mate I thought.
I remember the day that our beautiful daughter was born and how happy we were starting our family, and thought that life just couldn't be any better than this. We were now a FAMILY. Five years later we were blessed with a beautiful boy and I remember thinking that God was so good giving us a boy since there wasn't any boys on my side of the family. I just thought that life was perfect and just couldn't get any better.
I remember the first words, steps, first days of schools, graduations, and down through the years how it was so important to be a FAMILY, and then suddenly one day it all changes and one walks away from all and I just can't understand this no matter how hard I try and reason it out.
Now it all comes down to 8-10 pages of legal papers that tell me it is all over and I am now an unmarried person. What am I suppose to do now, my identity is gone, I am no longer a wife, no longer someones sweetheart, just someone that caused another so much pain and misery that they opted to leave it all behind and start a life with another. My heart will forever be broken and sad. I'm not sorry for the 30 years that I invested in my marriage I am thankful for what I had.I had faith that things would work out clear up until the end but really who was I kidding just myself. That marriage gave me two beautiful children which I love more that life itself. I want then to know that I Love them very much and they are my life.
I guess that it comes down to CLOSURE I guess now I can finally have that. Life does go on, it is not ever going to be the same for me but I will go on.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

So Amazed

It will be one year this Sunday that my life as I had known for 30 years took a drastic change. Ironic it was Mother's Day last year also. I have been so AMAZED at just how far that I have come in just this one year.

I realize that sometimes in life you just have NO choice in things that affect you, but how you accept those things do have an affect on your life as well as others. I have found that God has NEVER forsaken me, and has given me comfort at times when I thought my sorrow was unbearable, but I found that He is ALWAYS there and does stick closer than a brother..

I have so MANY things to thank God for in this past year. He has never let me be without a roof over my head (sometimes it has been a leaky roof but a roof none the same), I have NEVER went hungry (there have been time when Kyle asked me what we were going to have for dinner but we have never went without, but more than those things God has ALWAYS been there for me. Sleepless nights, special days and occasions ALWAYS there I am so thankful.

I have learned to be "more" cautious in believing what certain people say..

I just want to thank God for all His help and the help from my wonderful friends. I'm sure that my church family has gotten tired of seeing my cry at church but they have been right there for me and my wonderful Wal-Mart family too.. I love you all..

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Easter Celebrating

I had such a wonderful Easter... I thought I would get the girls baby chicks for Easter this year just for fun.. (More fun for me than Katressa & John).They really have enjoyed them especially Olivia Marie.. She kept saying "baby chickens". They really do make lots of noise but they are so cute.. When they grow larger they are going to go live with Grandma Nancy in her chicken yard..

I was honored to have all my family with me in church Easter Sunday.. John looked rather dashing in his blue shirt and tie. Katressa looked beautiful all glowing of course the girls were adorable in their matching dresses, Kyle looked handsome in his suit and his beautiful Brittney at his side..

We had Easter lunch at John & Katressa and my what a feast we had.. Was so nice that John's grandfather and Nancy & Apple along with my Mom & Dad joining us. We had turkey (which was delicious) mashed potatoes, gravy, freezer corn, green bean casserole, broccoli salad, finger-jello, cheesecake,chocolate pie, carrot cake & chocolate cake and blackberry cobbler. I don't think that anyone left hungry. We did have a great time and it was so nice that we were all able to be together once again as family. I want them all to know that I love and appreciate them for all that they mean to me..

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Blessed Assurance

As most of you know my life has taken a rather sudden change. With that change comes many feelings and emotions that are so overwhelming at times that you can not begin to describe let alone explain. I have spent many hours praying and asking God to help me accept this fate with grace & dignity and I feel that I am on this road with his help.

I have been struggling severely with trying to figure out what I am.. Sounds crazy I know, but I can't explain how this has been bothering me. I am not a Miss. and I am no longer a Mrs. so what does this make me.. I have been asking God to help me in this area because like I said it has really been a struggle for me.

As I was praying about this concern today and pouring my heart out to God, I felt Him so ever near me and whisper to me, "titles come and go but you are more importantly MY CHILD.. Well I think that being His child is MORE important than being a Miss. or a Mrs. I am so glad that He does care and understand ALL the things that are important to us..

We don't have to ask God to change our problems but to help us face our problems and rise above them.. I am so grateful how He has taken such great care of me these past ten months and I know that He will be there for me in the future...

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Never judge a book by it's cover.....

Funny how you see people that you have known for years and even had several conversations with them but when you get them in a different setting you find out they are "totally different from what you thought"... This became true tonight for me with some ladies from my church..

I received an invitation to a ladies get together of fun,food and games in the home of Miss. Janet Burton. She had also invited some other ladies from our church, and to be honest I almost didn't go, for the simple fact this was another "new chapter" of changes for me in my new single status. I really was toying with the idea whether to go or not, even while Kyle was driving me to Janet's house. So I go to the door shaking inside and tearing up a little when I was greeted at the door and walked inside..Well NOTHING could have prepared me for what I was about to embark upon..

Those women were CRAZY......... We enjoyed some very good food and conversation in general which wasn't too bad THEN they whipped out the GAMES and then THEY CHANGED.... Did I mention those women went CRAZY??

Gaye & Diane were hilarious, it was fun to see two christian sisters having so much fun with each other, Judy on the other hand was the life of the party and that is all I will say.. Rebekah was out of control, I NEVER knew that girl would be so funny and Janet what can I say except that if you EVER play games with Janet NEVER and I repeat NEVER wear your hair down, if you have any doubts just ask Diane she can tell you.. I never heard such hilarious things by just using 5 words in my life, Janet definitely has an active imagination.. I found the evening to be really nice and found myself sad it had to end.

Not only was it a night of laughter but also a time for sharing spiritual things with each other.. I found out "new things" are ok..

Thanks Janet for inviting me, I had a GREAT time..

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Birthday Wishes

28 years ago today I was in room 206 at Columbus Regional Hospital getting ready to embark on a new adventure in my life.. Looking back now I was so unprepared and had no idea what I was doing. The only thing that I knew was that I couldn't wait to see if I was blessed with a boy or a girl..

The weather as I recall was cold and snowing. After our bundle of joy was born, I still remember how her Daddy took her over to the window and said "It's a cruel world out there", I also remember the nurse asking me what her name was to be and I proudly replied, Katressa Dawn Killinger, and the nurses response to that was "Good Lord, she will have to have a college degree to even spell her name.. Obviously, my nurse wasn't impressed, but I thought that was the most beautiful name that I had ever heard. (and I still do)...

From the day we brought our beautiful Katressa home, she slept all night. She always loved books and had a Sears catalog in her playpen that she would spend long periods of time just looking at the pictures..

It seems that time flew by and as no surprise to me, she turned into one sweet young lady that has many wonderful qualities. I hope that she knows just how much that I love her.. I want to thank her for being such a special daughter..

Happy Birthday Katressa..I love you.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Finally John gets to have a son to carry on the Roberts name.. I'm so happy for him.. He so deserves having another man around that house of females.. Can't wait to see the "little man" hopefully in June.... Granna loves him already...........

Monday, January 31, 2011

Random Photos

Feeling a little on the sad side tonight so I thought I would post some photos of my precious grandchildren, they are my life..

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Cabin Fever

I think I can totally understand the term "cabin fever" since I have been cooped up inside for the last two weeks, I am ready to get out of the house for a little bit. My little trip to the hospital gave me time to think and really put things in proper prospective. Things are really nothing important, the ONLY thing important is FAMILY. I don't know where I would be without my family.

I appreciate the way that my wonderful children including John have put up with me being a little more work than normal.. Kyle was Johnny-on-the-spot getting me the proper help for me when I had this fiasco. Katressa was calm and in control just like I can always count on, and John always so understanding (even if it is annoying for him). I love you all so much..

My wonderful Mother always there to help.. I am so blessed. God gave me the BEST when he picked out my parents.. I love them so much..

If nothing else I realize it doesn't matter what you have material wise, as long as you have Jesus and family.. I just want to go on record letting them know once again how much that I love them.....

Thursday, January 6, 2011

New Beginnings

The start of another New Year, where has time gone? 2010 was a difficult year for our family, we all have hope that 2011 will be bringing us new things, one being a new grandchild. John & Katressa have the new baby to look forward too, things are going well for Kyle and Matthew, I know that great things are going to happen for me this year too. I feel confident that the things I lost in 2010 God is going to make up for those things in 2011. I want to make sure that I keep God at the center of my life and how can I go wrong..