Sunday, March 8, 2009

The short-handed update........

Well, once again I've let time slip by. I've been recovering from an injury, scrapbooking, knitting, going to Disney, visiting with Cat, turning 33, starting a new Bible study, celebrating the hubs' bday, meeting with my new precious friend/mentor Caryl, suffering through shingles, nursing sick kiddos, working out, praying for my sweet nephew J (as he was hurt and in the hospital for DAYS), sending wishes to my sis-in-law/dear friend for her 30th, doing the normal daily grind, and well I guess that does it! Or maybe I forgot a few things?

Now, I'm gearing up for the next wave of "life"....celebrating 7 years with the hubs, traveling to a family reunion, finding out what my sis is having (baby #4), having Mar and Tucker visit, and returning to Disney! I'm sure there'll be more mixed in there...there always is, right! Ha!

So that's the short-handed version of life for us.

Now for the short-handed version of my heart....Well, God has been convicting me and stripping me (slowly) of my perfectionism and my people-pleasing "junk". He's been teaching me to serve for all the right reasons (not that I'm doing it yet). He's been teaching me to hold my tongue when others offend me. He's been teaching me to care more about what He thinks of me, and helping me to be more free to be the person He's created me to be. There's a lot more behind all of that, but that sums it up.

And, that brings me to my motto for my Thirty-third year....."Being Free at Thirty-Three". Silly? Maybe. I just want to experience more of Him and what He has for me rather than being tied to doing, saying, and being what others think I should do, say, and be.

And, now for my new life motto courtesy of Erma Brombeck:
"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me."

Yes, that's what I am asking and trusting Him for each day...that by the time I put my head on the pillow I would have used it all....all that He entrusted to me for that day! Pray with me on this one as you think of me!

Do any of you have life mottos and verses? I'd love to hear them!

1 comment:

Melanie said...

My motto is don't beat your children today!!! Just kidding:) I am so excited for you as you head off into this year. Praying that while we continue to miss mom God grows you in great ways! Love and miss you.