Just some things that are on my mind today:
1. Horrific Violence –
Today 14 people were killed in San Bernadino, CA. Innocent people that couldn’t help themselves, by gunmen that had no care in the world for life. Violence has been around always. I study world history with my kids each day, and believe me, violence has always been around. I hate it! I don’t want to sit around and wonder what the next thing will be. I am glad my hope is in Christ!
2. Going Home –
We’re going home in just a few short weeks! Can’t wait! Oh how we miss our families and can’t wait to spend time with them! While I am super excited to see family, I always get a little sad because I can never see all of the many people that we know and love when we come home. Just know, whether I see you or not, you are loved and I am thankful for you.
3. Raising Kids –
HARD!!!!!! HARD!!!!! WORK!!!!!! BEST JOB EVER!!!!!!!! but…HARD, HARD WORK!!!!!
4. Giving –
I love to give! If I could give everyone presents all the time, I would! It makes me happy, but it’s hard too. We went and bought our gifts for the outreach tree at church last night. It cost over $50 and we really didn’t buy much at all. Micah and I talked about it a bit. About how so many families do not have money to buy basic needs. (We bought hats, gloves, baby wipes, socks and underwear…all basic things that are necessary.) If it was a struggle for me to buy these things for only two children, can you imagine how families with 4 or 5 feel at this time of year? Help a family if you can. People have needs! Lots of people!
5. Laughter –
I love to laugh! Lately, Grace and I have been laughing a lot. (She’s at the stage in life where she is legitimately funny, and it’s the best!) I read one chapter from Jen Hatmaker‘s For The Love while we were at Barnes and Noble last night. Grace and I laughed so hard in the store that she fell out of her seat. We quiet laughed, so as not to be too obnoxious, but it was a funny chapter. Check out a few things that made me laugh really hard. (I posted them below.)
6. HGTV’s Fixer Upper –
Let’s just end on a happy note, shall we? I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Fixer Upper, but I think the reason I love it is because I adore Chip and Joanna Gaines! I love laughing at/with Chip! I love how Joanna always laughs when he is silly! I love how Joanna talks to her kids! (Yes, I know that this is a TV show, but they just seem so very real and authentic!) Fixer Upper is my 1 hour each week where I settle in and feel like I have just stepped back into Texas and I LOVE it!!! (Did I already say that?) And, to end this rambling blog post, I just thought you might like to know that Chip Gaines retweeted me today! Yep, pretty much made my day! LOL! Yes, I need to get a life.
Here are a few things to make you laugh!