Wednesday, April 15, 2009

My Toys!!

Charlie runs in the room a little out of breath, opens the front door, and says "Can someone unlock the door for me?" I'm thinking maybe someone has come to the front door and he is concerned I won't here them knocking. So, I look out the door. No one is there so I unlock it and he runs outside saying, "There it is! My monster trucks! I left them outside!" He was so excited to rescue his trucks! So pleased to have them back. He valued them greatly, for this morning at least. These small toys were of utmost importance. Not losing them was critical.

I began wondering, "How many things are like that for me?" What do I value? How many times do I see an opportunity to sit and cuddle with my loved ones as a most valued treasure to be seized and rescued? What about rescuing or seizing integrity, gentle words, kindness, patience, honor? When I have left these treasures out in the cold, will I run to them and bring them back inside or will I shun them and replace them with cheap imitations that will bring frustration to my house? What do you need to rescue and bring back inside your house?

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Doing Whatever I Want 2

Well, I spent 3 hours or so at Walmart this morning. I know, not your ideal place to shop when you have the day to yourself. But for me it was good. I tried on and found some nice looking clothes that were on mostly all under 10.00 each. I got to stop and look at whatever I wanted to look at. I bought myself some lip stain (I've never tried it before!), lip liner, and mineral foundation without having to look around to see which boy was getting into what or who was poking who and singing some song to annoy the others. I even got sunglasses and some earrings! Woo Hoo! I feel like a woman again! Well, at least I feel like I got to buy some girlie things! Got a couple of nightgowns too! So, even though I wish so much time hadn't passed while I was there, I enjoyed myself and keep repeating I can do whatever I want!

I spent a little bit of time at Mardel's looking around and getting a couple of things. Then got me a burger and shake at Sonic. When I arrived home there was a phone message from Jeff saying to call him as soon as I was able. I called to learn that Charlie had cut his finger on their hike bad enough to need stitches. The doctor said he nearly cut the tendon in his pinky finger. Charlie is fine now and Jeff is headed back to the campground to get the other two boys. I don't know if they will come on home now or what. I want him to do what is best but I was looking forward to several more hours.

Funny thing, I have the mixed feeling of wanting them back here and yet wanting more time to myself. So, I'll do my best to enjoy the time I have left without worrying about Charlie. I know he is fine and God is taking care of him. So, what next? I'll keep you posted after I enjoy the rest of my day. Enjoy yours!

I am trying to enjoy whatever time I have left but it is hard knowing Charlie is hurt.

Doing Whatever I Want

Woo Hoo! I can do whatever I want today! With some hesitation I have opted out of the cub scout camping trip. They will be back tonight but I have the whole day to spend as I please. Wow! How long has that been? What will I do? I have plans but I can change them any time I please. I look forward to spending my day whatever way I want but I know I wouldn't want it this way everyday.