Sunday, June 27, 2010
Have you ever realized that someone is not going to be your friend? Have you ever just looked at the situation, and realized that, even though you've reached out to someone, they aren't reaching back? It's not that you had a falling out, or even that you never got along. You get along with this person. They are great people. They just don't seem to want to build a friendship with you. Maybe it's because they don't have any more time or room in their lives for more friends. Maybe they don't think as much of you as you think of them. I don't know. I do know that when you make this realization, it stings. Not a lot if you don't have too many rejection issues, but just enough to make you evaluate who you're investing in. I was spinning my wheels trying get this friendship going that isn't going anywhere. Relationships really ARE a two way street. I still plan on being friendly to this person because I really do like them. They just don't seem to find me worth their time. Sometimes the truth hurts. Sometimes it stings. Sometimes we just have to build where we see progress and someone else with a hammer.
Saturday, June 26, 2010
So the baby has not been lost. The water has been broken for 2 weeks and the baby lives! Our God is truly one of miracles and mercy. We continue to pray that the lives, grows and is born in complete health and fullness. It is possible because our God is big. Our God is good. Our God is God, and He can do all things, any thing, every where at all times. How Great is our God!
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
A friend of mine has lost her second baby in as many years. I'm very sad. I have no idea how to comfort her, or if she even whats to be comforted. I'm not sure I'd want to be. What can make it better? She's lost something that cannot be replaced. A part of herself and a part her husband are lost forever. My prayers go out to her and her family. Please do the same.
Monday, June 14, 2010
"Is that what I think it is?" says my husband with really big eyes.
Half way across the road is a snake. We stop the car. It's beautiful, about 3 feet long, and suddenly I'm thinking of shoes. I'm thinking, what's the big deal? It's a Corn snake. They eat mice. Moving on. The snake stops, and starts to slither backwards. It was saying, "Oh, my bad. Y'all keep driving. I'm just gonna not get run over and go back this way."
"Jen, that was a rattle snake."
"It was not."
"It was too."
Oh. Now it's on. The Goggle is fired up, and the video evidence found proves the person who was right is: Eric. Oh yeah, not a mile from the house lives a Western Diamondback Rattle Snake. Not only are they highly venomous, but they are also endangered. Bonus! Something that can kill me and my kids that I can't legally kill! Plus, Eric was right, and I was wrong...double dang it!
I had to give it over to God because I lay awake most of the night fretting about that snake and all the various Armageddon style movie plot ways the snake could attack my family. It went in the opposite direction of my house, but it's out there.
So, Jeff, when you have a little time off, bring the family down. We'll grill, have some laughs, and you can bag that snake.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Can't you just feel the excitement? I know I will be soon...My eldest (we'll call her Freckles) is all about doing something every day....EVERY....DAY. Now as much as I'd like to do that, I've got chores to do that still after all this time, refuse to do themselves. The drama here is what happens when we're not going anywhere. Oh there is weeping and nashing of teeth my friends, and I have a front row ticket. I have taught her the art of Drama Ninja well.