Friday, February 27, 2009

Mother in Law blessings!

Tomorrow my husband and I are going to a marriage conference with this speaker line-up: Beth Moore! Gary Smalley, Jeremy Camp, and more! I'm so excited to receive God's word through these great speakers and I'm so glad to be attending with my husband. We're doing the Love Dare book for Lent and I think tomorrow will be a great addition.
My mother in law is in for the weekend and she is such a blessing! So far in the few hours she's been here, she's cooked dinner, kept the laundry going(then asked if she could fold it) babysat while Bill and I ran an errand, bathed and read to the kiddos and supplied us with some good laughs. SO sweet she is. My kids adore her and she's so willing to do anything for them.
When I explained to Garrett that Meems was coming and told him that we were going to a marriage conference he rolled his eyes in a silly way and said, "I know, it's because you and daddy love eachother so much." Yes! I'm so glad he knows that.
It's going to be an all around great weekend. Hope yours is too!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Anytime, Anywhere

After picking up the babes from mdo today I decided to swing by Lowes and get another roll of landscaping fabric to finish the project in my front yard I started............last summer. Before making it inside, Garrett was upset about something but as hard as I tried, I couldn't seem to ask the right questions to pull it out of him ( the apple doesn't fall too far!). It ended up with some frustrating comments and looks and then he started to cry. I opened the side door of the car and reached for him and he melted in my arms. I sat, half in the van, half out and held him tight while he cried. Did I notice ANYONE else in the parking lot? no. Did I care? no. I was just deliriously happy that my shirt was soaking wet with his tears. Meanwhile, his sweet baby  sister had wriggled out of her carseat to find his bear to give to him. Oh, the love that was flowing through my chambers. As he ended his crying episode, he said, "Now I'm just sad that I was angry at you." Well, that resulted in even more crying and hugging and loving (sitting in the open van) in the parking lot at Lowes. 
We then decided to go into the store and get what we came for and I ended up leaving with my landscaping fabric and a whole lotta lovin' from my babes. I never really found out why he was so emotional after school but I was nudged by the Spirit to pray for insight to their needs because they may not be able to or may not want to tell me. So, thank you God for the meltdown in the parking lot of Lowes on this lovely day You made! 

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I Knew IT!!

Well, it's official.
I have medical proof I'm made for the sunshine. Dr's. orders.
I was told after having blood drawn (hypothyroid, the kind that makes you fat) that I'm low in Vitamin D. So there. I need to move to the beach and soak up the sunshine. That probably won't happen, but I did get a vitamin to surge my level of vitamin D.  The Dr. also said that once summer comes I will probably taper off because of all the sunshine I'll be getting. 
I knew it all along. I love the warm weather. The smell of dirt(which by the way,  in Greek is the word "humus" which means "soil" which in turn, is where we get the word "humble". What can be lower than the ground?). Yes, I love the sweat and the dirty faces and the popsicles and hearing the babes cry when they have to come in for a bath. I love it and I'm sure if we're friends, you do too. 

Monday, February 23, 2009

Making the Cut

So, I'm using the book "Making the Cut" with Jillian from the Biggest Loser to try and make a difference in the way I feel this summer.  It's a 30 day menu and workout schedule that is pretty intense. I'm not following all the food requirements because I have no idea how to pronounce some of the food items or where to buy them much less. Anyway, I was reflecting on the "Making the Cut" idea and thinking how life would be sooo much easier if I had a 30 day book for everything. Well, I do and it's forever: you knew what I was going to say. The Bible.  
I hope my children will remember me as wanting to "make the cut" with God when they're older. I hope they remember me reading my bible and striving to make a difference in what I think about and how I feel about life.  Some days it's so much easier to make the cut. Why? 

Saturday, February 21, 2009

My Psalm 139 friends

I love it when I'm affirmed through a friend that the Holy Spirit is speaking! Especially to me! I decided yesterday that I was going to memorize Psalm 139- the whole chapter(taking 2 verses per day with a break on every 4th day until it's finished-ending on possibly one of my favorite holidays-Daylight Savings! ) So, back to being affirmed. I ran to the phone to encourage a friend to do it with me(keep me accountable). She of course said "I love that" in the sweet spirit she is made of and called 2 other friends to join in on the fun! I called another and LO and BEHOLD there are 5 mommas stretched from Colorado to Chickasha to Edmond memorizing chapter 139 of the Psalms.