Monday, December 26

Prayer request

Please keep me in prayer. It seems I have a LOT of improving to do as a wife. Details are irrelevant, but support is much appreciated. Thanks!

Saturday, December 17

Ok, well that week flew by!

I guess I was so busy shopping and child sitting and sending out Christmas cards and trying to breathe that I forgot to blog!

I'm done with my Christmas shopping now. For real. Except for some of the stuff for Christmas dinner. That's a hard thing to say, because I keep coming up with more great ideas. But now is the time for self-discipline.

Remember when I got sick back in October? Well, I felt great for about a week in November, and then it started all over again. So I finally went to the doctor. A steroid shot and two antibiotic pills later, I'm feeling much better. Hopefully I'll be totally over this by the end of the month.

I drove Toby to work this morning (a strange statement to get used to), and poor Gracie was NOT ready to be awake. She was eager for a nap by 10am. Here she is, snoozing hard on Daddy's pillow.

Friday, December 9

Baby got blog

Toby and Lynae started blogs today. Their links are listed on the right side of this page. Check 'em out... I'm so blessed to spend my days with these children!

Gratitude For a Sovereign God

Mood-setting media: The song I can't get out of my head

It's a big day: a treasured IRL friend is loading a truck to move across the country. A treasured internet friend just got home from the hospital after surgery. Another internet friend is grieving the loss of her father. And my sister is having her baby.

My own life is boring by comparison - praise the Lord! And praise the Lord, He is in control of all these situations, as well as the child who was hit and killed by the skidding plane, and the two brothers who were killed in car accidents 20 minutes apart, leaving their father with unspeakable grief.

With that in mind, it seems I should be able to handle my own burdens with wisdom, patience, and a grateful attitude. Lord, help me to do so. And be with my friends and my sister through these big changes in their lives.

Friday, December 2

Happy December!

I have a minute while I use my nebulizer, so it seems like a good time to post.

We had a very quiet and low-key Thanksgiving, and are now overwhelmed by "holiday stuff". There are packages to send (I'm grateful for online ordering and the option of having things shipped directly, but I have a couple to mail myself anyway), a parade to be in, pictures to take, cards to mail, a concert to attend, friends to bid farewell (sniffle), field trips to take, treats and memories to make, and a special diet to maintain (groan). Oh, and then there's the cleaning and decorating.

It makes me want to hide out in bed under my new quilt and read the following giant stack of books on my dresser:

Training Hearts, Teaching Minds
Parenting With Love and Logic
Senior High: A Home Designed Form+U+LA
The Business of Heaven
Created to Be His Help Meet
Love and Respect

But no... gotta run!