Monday, July 18, 2011


A dear friend of mine is moving.

My heart hurts.  Even though I've tried to prepare myself that this could happen, as it is the nature of her husband's business.
This is one of those "grown up" moments.  You can't prepare for this fully.  This is one of those moments where your faith is strengthened. 
Where God dwells.

I know our friendship will continue.  Our children will still grow up knowing one another.  We'll just drive to visit now.  That's the special thing about dear friends.  They will always be dear friends.  Most folks only have one or two of those.

When God brings a friend like mine into my world, you just know it's special.  A person that makes me a better Believer.  A better mother.  A better friend. 

Lord, help me to be a friend she can always rely on, whether she lives near or not.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Things I Like about Me Challenge with C Mom

I came across this challenge this morning on Twitter. 

I love it! 

We don't toot our own horns nearly enough.  I am the QUEEN of beating myself up.  Just ask my husband.  I can tear up an idea all by myself in under a minute.  The great news is I'm getting better at not doing this.  And getting better at remembering that I am "Fearfully and wonderfully made" by my God.  So I accept this challenge of listing some of the things I like about myself.

  1. I love my faith.  Jesus Christ has taught me so much about life and myself.
  2. I can make others laugh.   I have the gift of goofy.
  3. I like the size of my fingers.  They are long and slender.  Who doesn't love that?
  4. I am smart.  I never really had to work in school to get good grades.  Except for that B in Advanced English...earned that one proudly.
  5. I'm a fast learner. 
  6. I love to learn something new.  It makes me feel alive.
  7. I love technology.  It always amazes and challenges me.
  8. I am creative.  I love to create new things.
  9. I am a talented musician.  God gave me that gift early on.  It was my first career.
  10. I empathize with others.  I'm a good ear.
  11. I am a good wife and mommy.  They are my world!

Wow!  That was so cleansing!  And surprisingly tough.  I kept deleting the little editorial comments I added to each one that were negative.  Very telling, don't you think?  Make your own list-you won't regret it!