Monday, November 24, 2008

With Appreciation

In the spirit of the season, a few things I appreciate:

  1. My husband's band members and other musicians who say to me "Thanks for letting us "borrow" your husband," or "Thank you for allowing Matt to play tonight." Though it's really a joy and pleasure to hear my husband play, and I don't really mind when he's gone to perform or rehearse (okay, at least not all of the times he's performing or rehearsing)--it's really nice that the other "guys" recognize my part in making it happen.
  2. Hand-me-downs. I'm definitely not a shop-a-holic or a clothes maniac by any stretch of the imagination. I do like new stuff from time to time, but I really enjoy hand-me-downs. For myself & especially my growing-too-quickly kiddos. Why buy something new that they'll grow out of in just a few months? We've been blessed by the Sanders family with clothes for our son for the past 2 years or more. They've given him so much that we usually only buy one or two outfits per season. They've got awesome taste too, and O has had some really cute outfits.
  3. Breastfeeding. I love nursing my babies. It ends all too quickly.
  4. My church family that has taken care of us throughout this recent financial struggle--without question, without embarassment, without judgement. We definitely don't deserve what they do for us, but they continue to love on us and provide for our needs.
Really, this post could go on and on. However, with the crying baby I'm listening to I feel like I'm at the Academy Awards, they've just turned on the "get off the stage" music, and I'm trying to remember everyone to thank b/c my dress didn't have a pocket for the speech I prepared. Ugh. Love you mom & dad. *Wink* to the hubby. Couldn't do it without Jesus *lifts statue to heaven*.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

I Thought This Was the Day

A year ago I was breathing through contractions, expecting to hold a baby before the day's end. By bedtime though everything had come to a halt, and I was completely frustrated and anxious for this kiddo to come out.

I can't believe that in two days my little baby girl is going to be one year old.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Who Are Your Role Models and Why?

Wendy Metzger, a close friend and goldy woman who strives to honor God in everything she does.

My mom, who loves unconditionally--even when it's difficult.

Amy Madden Copp, who exudes professionalism, and has more business talent than most women can dream of having.

My husband, extremely wise and humble, and works harder than anyone I know.