Thursday, November 27, 2008
a beautiful, healthy son that makes every day an adventure
the ability to create and grow a new life
a beautiful home that is full of love and free of contention
the ability to learn and grow
sandy beaches, snow covered mountains, fall leaves, and cotton fields
friends and their secret acts of kindness
my faith in God and His love for me
the ability to work and provide
music, art, health, and love
knowing that I'm never alone
good books and hot bubble baths
free agency and forgiveness
smiles, laughter, kisses, and I love you's
Monday, November 24, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
So, I was casually walking into work the other morning when this random old lady stops me in the parking lot and says "Oh my, dear, you're only suppose to carry one baby at a time and look at you with two in your belly...bless your heart." (Just in case you were wondering..NO I'm not having twins. Apparently I'm just enormous!) Who says that to a complete stranger!?! People can be so rude! I didn't know what to say. I just stood there with my mouth gaping open and then slowly waddled away. Honestly it took everything I had not to whack that old lady with my purse and run away sobbing! A simple hi from her, or better yet, a mutual staring at the sidewalk and walking silently past each other would have been so much better than her ruining my day! Maybe I'm just sensitive, but this experience (along with several other random, hurtful comments people have blurted out) has caused me to wonder what impact I have on others. I know I am a completely introverted, social recluse, but I have decided to try and replace my social anxiety with words of kindness...people deserve to hear the incredible compliments I think in my head, right? :)
So after spending the majority of the week feeling like a beached whale, I was blessed with a cascade of miracles. I am SO grateful for the amazing people that God has placed in my life to strengthen me and comfort me and my family. I hope that when the time comes, I can find ways to repay the acts of kindness and compassion that so many people have given on my behalf, and that my mind will be constantly busy counting these blessings.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Drew lost his third tooth this week! This is the first one that I didn't pull out for him. He was messing around and kinda knocked it out accidentally, but took full credit for the brave act of "pulling out his own tooth." Crazy kid.
Other than the usual work, work, and more work, nothing much has happened. We did take a few minutes in between jobs to meet at the park one day this week. The weather was beautiful, the fall leaves were gorgeous, and it was nice to just spend a few moments relaxing with my boys. I love Autumn with all of its changes & brilliant colors, and I hope we can find more time this week to enjoy it together.