Sunday, June 24, 2007

Late Thursday Thirteen

My family and I went to a 50th wedding anniversary party not to long ago and it was great I often think about what it will be like to be married 50 years and what it takes to make it that long. So in honor of my friends who have been married for 50 years Thursday Thirteen will be "Reasons I Love My Husband and will for 50+ years"
1. I'm in love even on the days I briefly have to remind myself about how much.
2. My spouse knows me inside and out. Good, bad,and the ugly.
3. He finally understand what I mean when I say "Nothing"
4. He is so neat about his dirty cloth and he doesn't nag me about my piles on the bathroom floor.
5. I love him because he cries first at all the sappy movies, and he's o.K. with that.
6. I love that he enjoys helping me, (he carries all my scrap booking stuff to the car for me when I go to crops)
7. I love to see his biceps when he carries it for me.
8. I love that he took care of me when I needed him most during my postpartum depression, he didn't dump me when the going got rough.
9. I love the look in his eyes when he looks at me (the one that makes me smile)
10. I love that he goes to work every day to make me proud and comes home every night to make me happy. \
11. I love that I have to remind him to wear black socks with his black shoes.
12. I love that he calls me from work everyday at least once usually more.
13. Most of all I love him because he makes me feel safe, loved, and wanted, who wouldn't want that for 50+ years.
I challenge everyone who reads this to think of there own 13 reason why they love there spouse and if you leave me a comment With a blog address I will read them. If you don't blog still leave a message.

P.S. Dear Hubby Happy Anniversary On Wednesday.


Hello, everyone who may read this. I hope that my blog hasn't been to boring I have to admit that I'm having a hard time getting to the casual writing thing. I had hoped when I started this blog it would be a way for me to express the many thoughts that run through my head each and every day, but I haven't been able to really write a whole lot, not to mention my brain is dusty to but it simple. I sometimes tell my friends you know if I'm talking to you and it doesn't sound really clear give me a few minute to transition to adult language from toddler language. There are several words that we as mothers of Toddlers use regularly and forget that when the children grow up and are 7 they don't want us to say "do you need to use the potty?" (close you eyes if you must) Sometimes I have to tell my son to not touch his wewe, Don't act like you don't know what I'm talking about if you have sons I know I can't be the only mother who son still does that once in a while and if I am someone tell me how to get him to stop. Anyway back to my point and one day when I said that he ask me "why do you say wewe," I had to explain that if his younger sister hears me say the P word (penis) I was afraid she would repeat it in public and that would be and uncomfortable situation. I would feel the need to explain and apologize and I just didn't want to do that. I Hope that over the next couple of month I will be able to transition my rambling into more structures writings suitable for adults to read and understand. please let me know by commenting at the end of my blog if you could understand my rambling. Another reason I started my blog is to be able to keep in touch with my family and friend. We have a pretty average life so there isn't milestones that I write about every day but once in a while I will write about some great things that are happening with us so the family and friends we don't get to see often will be able to have an idea of what we are doing and that we care about them. I want to thank everyone who has read my blog and commented on it. Thank you for you support and encouragement, and if you haven't commented what are you waiting for:) :)(smiles).

Monday, June 18, 2007

Scrape Happy

I made these for myself and a copy for my sister. It was of her oldest daughter and a trip we all took to Machinaw City in Michigan. I've not keep up with the weekly scraping blog but I'm going to try to from now on. I used eyelets and shaving cream paper. I put Shaving cream on a cookie sheet and then pick out colors from my ink refills and swirl it up lay my paper on top and press it down to make sure you press the whole sheet into the shaving cream. pull it out and take a rubber spatula and remove the extra cream then wipe it clean with paper towel. Repeat until colors have faded to much or the shaving cream looses its fluff. Let dry then you can use it for anything from scrapebooking to cards what ever you want.

what a gift of friendship

I'm so lucky to have such great friends. I'm reminded of a speaker I heard when I was at a Hearts at Home Conferece several years ago. She spoke about the Five friends and compared them to flowers in her garden. I'm not sure I can remember what they all were, but I do remember her talking about the friend who will do something outlandish in your honor even when your sure you didn't want to be the focus of anyones attention. ( but you love it that they cared and remebered). The friend you can go see at anytime and make yourself to home. We have friends who will go to great lengths to be where we are just because they know we will need to see a familar face, like at a funeral or something like that. There was a couple more, but they have escaped my mind for the moment. I do remember the speaker saying that we may not have all these types of friends in our lifetime, and if we were so lucky to have each one of these types of friends, it will probably not be all at the same time. I've been lucky in my adult life to have at least one of each of these friends, and to lose them as well mostly from relocation of one kind or another. You never fully lose them but it's not the same. I visited with one of my good friends resently and we haven't seen each other in a long time we don't talk on the phone or computer much at all, but we were able to pick up where we left off. It was great. If your lucky like I am I would say charish that and help it to grow because it will be one of the best investments you'll ever make. If you don't have those kinds of friends I would say find them work, work, work, to find one you'll be blessed by God.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

How to get to God!!!

Last night I was enlightened by my 4 year old. We were driving home from a great birthday party and she was in the back seat talking. It's kinda hard sometime to tell if my children are talking to me or themselves. They play pretend or make believe, sometimes I will answer them and they will say I'm not talking to you or I'm pretending, and other times they were actually talking to me. Well on our way home I was listening to my daughter trying to decide if I should respond or not when she caught me off guard with how do we get to God through the water. I was a little taken aback and concerned what she meant. She went on to say there is a little grass on one side and there is a little grass on the other side how do we get across, so I said over a bridge. She very energetically said yes a bridge and the bridge is the cross. The fog was cleared away my wonderful daughter was trying to lead me to Christ right there on the way home from her friends birthday party. So to put it all together, if your on one side of the grass and God is on the other side of the grass and there is a huge space or water in between the only way to get to God is the bridge which doubles as the Cross. From the mouth of babes. One thing she didn't tell me that I'm going to share with you just because the only way to build that bridge is to ask Jesus into your heart. He gave his life on the cross so that we could have a more spiritually abundant life with God in heaven someday. If you don't build the relationship by asking Jesus into your heart you will never be able to meet God on the other side. Maybe my wonderful daughter will teach me that next time we are in the car or the next time I spend a little more time listening.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

I've missed the Thursday thirteen thing due to a computer virus. So this week it will be Saturday Thirteen.
I'm going to stretch my mind a bit and Write Thirteen reasons becoming a recluse or hermit is a good thing.
1. You have only yourself to cook for.
2. Making yourself happy is the only thing that matters.
3. You get to run your own show, (life)
4. Others will be thrilled when you come around just because you did
5. Others will be understanding when you don't come around (that is just how you are)
6. You don't have to call or talk to anyone.
7. Gods creation is you refuge
8. You don't have to keep up with the Jones because there are no Jones.
9. Money is no object because you have no objects.
10. You don't have to be uptight about gas prices.
11. You don't have to remember phone numbers or addresses
12. No one expects Birthday Present or cards they are just excited if they get them.
13. You always look great because your the only one looking at you.

Isn't life funny in a way, I was thinking about how we come up with our expectations of people and why we don't just have the same expectations when it comes to everyone.
I've learned the hard way that it's hard to balance out our expectations of others. Sometimes we expect to little and that leave no place to go. Sometimes we expect to much which leaves no place but Failure for the person. I use to live my life thinking I don't expect anything from anyone simply because I didn't want to be disappointed if it didn't turn out the way I had hoped, and then I would be pleasantly surprised when it did. Accountability is a key component to life. For so many who are trying to eat healthy and lose weight, budget better to accommodate the gas prices, visit family equally, keep a tidy home, get chores accomplished, the list goes on and on, right down to praying everyday and teaching your children to love and honor God. Sometimes motivation is hard to find day in and day out. People ask me what I did today or this week. Most of the time I say " same old thing just a different day." How easy it is to lose momentum when your out look on life doesn't change from day to day. I guess what I'm saying is we need people to have loving expectations for us, who are willing to love and respect us when we fail as well as when we succeed. We need people in our live who we know will be there unconditionally and love us no matter what. I have one person I know 100% will not leave me or forsake me even when I make poor choice, and that is GOD. I have a few Close Friends who I'm 90% sure will stand with me no matter what. In 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7 Tells us what Love really looks like, Love is Patient and Kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. Love does not demand its own way. Love is not irritable, and it keeps no record of when it has been wronged. It is never glad about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. verse 13 says Their are three things that will endure-faith, hope, and love - and the greatest of these is love. When I look at these I see a few that I personally need to work "Love is not irritable, I tend to get irritable easily, that just gained a spot on my to do list. How about yours. Having people in your life that love, and respect you is so important. Accountability is key, and we can only have true accountability with others if we have GOD's Love. Accountability is about telling People GOD's Truth which can be hard sometimes. Don't go out and start telling everyone you meet all kinds of truths that you observe about them or there lives. Accountability is reserved for close relationships and those who ask you to help them with something. I like to remind myself once in while that we as Christians need to tell the truth in love not love to tell the truth. There is a big difference, pray for Gods wisdom to know the difference.