Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Tomorrow, I go on a trip.
Tomorrow, I get to see one of my most favorite people on earth.
I haven't seen her in 2 and a half years but we talk almost every day.
Tomorrow, I get to be with a friend who puts the meaning into Proverbs 17:17.
Tomorrow, I see a sister and hug her tight.
I'll cradle her baby in my arms and kiss his chubby cheeks.
I'll hold her older children close and remind them that "Mimi" loves them so much.
I'll bring Izzy.
And Éva will get to go with Daddy to visit Masie and Yosie.
I'll miss my own big girl and my amazing hubby.
But tomorrow I get to see Kasey.
Kasey holding Izzy at 5 months old
And my heart is happy.
Monday, May 23, 2011
Well, the military beckons once again for our little family.
This summer = move.
Not a big move mind you, but a move just the same.
We'll be making the trek a whole 30 miles south to D.C.
And even though the move is a short distance away, the process is the same as when we moved from Hawaii to here.
Boxes need to be checked on the military side.
Housing and movers needs to be arranged and set up.
Paperwork needs to be filled out and transitions have to be made.
It's going to be a big summer for us.
Lots of change.
A new home, a new neighborhood, a new job, a new area to get used to, and I'll start homeschooling in August so a new homeschool group.
As excited as I am for the change (it's the military brat in me),
it's a little nerve wracking too when I consider all that needs to be done.
A few days ago, I was officially freaking out.
The list of "to dos" seemed daunting and I felt eager to start crossing stuff off, but alas, there's really not much I CAN do right this moment.
Thus, the freak out.
I decided to run a few errands, get out of the house a bit. Éva came with me.
I drove to Walmart in silence, gazing straight ahead, brain reeling.
And then, Éva started singing.
This has been one of my favorite songs since I was Éva's age and it was exactly what I needed to hear in that moment.
Her sweet voice singing those simple and whole words was like a soothing balm to wrecked psyche.
Out of the mouths of babes, or so it goes.
Éva's intuition kicks in again,
and God continues to use her to teach me just as much as I hope to teach her.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Yep. I'm supposed to be listening to a marriage counseling lecture. My last day of school for the semester is tomorrow and I have three-one hour lectures to complete plus two quizzes and a discussion board post.
But I'm web surfing.
In my defense, the lecture is playing in a separate window on my desk top.
So technically, I'm listening.
Anyway, in all this listening/web surfing, I came across an interesting post on this blog that I thought would be fun to copy here.
By Jon Acuff, September 2009