Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Kids do the Darndest Things

We were on a road trip to Lincoln when we pulled into a Subway parking lot to grab some lunch. We get into Subway bathroom and to my dismay I find there is no baby changing table. What's up with that?! So I bring Arabella out to the dining room and since it's below zero outside I figured it would be much better to change her inside rather than in the car. She was lying on the chair when I take her diaper off and all the sudden out of nowhere comes this rushing fountain of pee! It was trickling all over her pants, on the floor, and my shoe. At home I can change her and she never pees on her changing table. She can even run around the house commando for awhile and she won't even go. But as soon as we're in public in the middle of a subway restaurant she decides to let loose. My foot was freezing from the wet spot on my shoe, for hours. Ah, the joys of motherhood.

Where Will we be in Five Years?

I haven’t written a blog in quite sometime; here is a long overdue one. I am so glad the sun is finally shining.

I am in the process of learning a new job. It seems to be going well for the most part. There are a few confusing things, but hopefully it won’t be too long before I start to understand.
I was just thinking about a few things yesterday...

First, how very awe inspiring to see a tiny snowflake stuck on your windshield that is still in it’s perfect, beautiful, "star like" form. Some are intricate and complicated patterns while others are symmetrical and look like an asterisk. It is absolutely amazing to me how a small snowflake can be so detailed. God truly is amazing.

Second, where will my family and I be in five years? I would LOVE to be out of debt and living in a house of our very own. We have thousands of dollars of stupid credit card debt, medical bills, and student loans. It sucks. It’s like a giant weight on your shoulders and always in the back of your mind. Once we get all that mess paid off we could actually have a chance of buying a house. No more renting. Thankfully, currently we are very blessed. We are living in my grandmothers house for the time being, for free! We honestly don’t have to pay anything. We were originally going to live with my parents until we got the money situation under control. Thankfully, we didn't have to do that! I mean I love my folks and all but it would have gotten really crowded fast (not to mention we would really get on one another’s nerves like crazy.) Instead we received a call from my grandma offering us to stay in her home (since she got remarried and moved) until we got on our feet. We have this huge two story acreage to ourselves. I don’t know how in the world we would have been able to afford rent if she didn’t do that for us. It just go to show how much God really does take care of us.

Until next time. Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

It Might Be Hope

By: Sara Groves

You do your work the best that you can
You put one foot in front of the other
Life comes in waves and makes its demands
You hold on as well as you're able

You've been here for a long, long time

Hope has a way of turning its face to you
Just when you least expect it
You walk in a room-
You look out a window
And something there leaves you breathless
You say to yourself,
It's been awhile since I felt this
But it feels like it might be hope

It's hard to recall what blew out the flame
It's been dark here since you can remember
You talk it all through to find it a name
As days gon on by without number

You've been here for a long, long time

But hope has a way of turning its face to you
Just when you least expect it
You walk in a room and look out a window
And somethings there, somethings there,
And it's hope....
It's been awhile since I've felt this
But it feels like it might be hope.