Friday, June 17, 2016

It's me - long time, no see

I know . . . we haven't talked in quite a LONG time . . . like over a year kind of "LONG'.

Wanna know the truth?  I lost focus.  I lost focus in so many areas.

Sure, I still journal at home.

See . . . I lost focus about why I started this blog in the first place.  This blog was meant to be a keepsake of memories from the past and encouragement for the present and future.  I lost sight of that.  Sometimes I can get too big for my breeches.  I started reading some other blogs - got distracted from MY goals for MY blog - life started to happen and my focuses shifted.  HEY!!  We all have times of distraction and need time to refocus.

God has been dealing with me over and over this quarter about focus, attitude, vision, and time/energy.

Each person has been given an equal portion of time.  The old saying, "we all have 24hrs in a day . . ." is very true.  Why then do some people seem to have more time on their hands than others?!  I wondered and wondered and asked God about it.  He began to answer me - s l o w l y - over the course of this quarter.

I have by NO means arrived, people.  I still have lack of focus in many areas, a bad attitude at times, foggy vision some days, but I'm striving towards the goal of perfection (or at least satisfaction).

Friday, December 27, 2013

This morning at our house

I am a morning person.  I know, I know.....I'm an endangered species - rare, but beautiful (if I do say so myself, hehe).  I love mornings.  It's like a fresh slate, a new beginning, a gift of grace.  Most of my kiddos are morning people too. I always enjoy their company in the mornings (ok, I admit it's more like MOST of the time I enjoy it).  This particular morning was full of silent bursts of laughter from me as I listened to the humorous things my children had to say.

My husband had a very early appointment this morning and when I awoke, I found him gone and all three children in my bed.  As the children awoke, I was inundated with questions to the location of Daddy.  They like to come, one by one, into my bed in the morning and take turns snuggling and giving him kisses.  As I answered their questions, my second born began to cry.  My heart immediately started to melt as I thought, "AW!! Scott will be so glad to hear how much he misses him!"

I asked my son, "What's the matter, sweetie?"
"I CAN'T FIND MY LIGHT-SABER!!!" he replied

Friday, August 30, 2013

Daddy's Delight

Since we started our Real Food journey in January, I believe the family member who has had the most difficult time is my husband.  He is just a lover of "crap-food" (as we so lovingly call it now, hehe).  Since we have been married, his favorite food has been Hamburger Helper.  I could make a beautiful dinner from scratch that would take me all day to prepare, and it wouldn't get half the praise that plain-ol' Hamburger Helper would.  One would think he were complementing Albert Einstein on his atomic bomb or something....goodness.