Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Hard Moments

It was a difficult morning... like a lot of our mornings are… and, I was daydreaming about how nice it would be to quit teaching, get a high-paying job, and hire a nanny. The nanny could do all of my dirty work for me… I can just show up and be fun and loving Mommy. The nanny could get my son ready in the morning. The nanny could take him to school. The nanny could pick him up from school. The nanny could do all of my son’s homework with him. The nanny could get dinner ready and clean-up after dinner too. Ahhhh… it was nice to escape and daydream about what it would be like… for about a minute.

After that minute passed, I realized that it is during those hard moments… morning routines, our drive to school, after school, homework time, and daily chores that we have our BEST conversations. Everyday these hard moments give us the opportunity to talk about life, to talk about bringing glory to God, to love each other, to pray with and for each other, to offer grace and mercy, to give hugs and kisses, and to develop a meaningful and intentional relationship with each other and with God.

Then, another one of those hard moments came to mind. This past weekend my son and I were picking up dog poop in the back yard and I wouldn't have rather been anywhere else than in that hard moment with him. While performing this chore together we had the opportunity to talk about how we are called to do everything as if working for the Lord… even picking up dog poop! In everything we are to bring glory to God… even picking up dog poop! In everything we are to perform without complaining or arguing… even picking up dog poop! If we can do all of those things even picking up dog poop… then doing all of those things will be a lot easier when the task isn’t as undesirable.

You see… if I had a nanny (or a dog poop picker-upper)… then I would miss all these hard moments where I am privileged to teach my child in the way he should go and bring him up in God’s word. So… I will pass on the high-paying job and having a nanny… because I want these hard moments. Really… it is during these hard moments I get to mold my son into the person he is now and will be for eternity.

Confession Wednesday



Welcome to Confession Wednesday! I believe that sometimes admitting our behaviors is the first step in correcting them…or laughing at them…either way…here’s what I am confessing to this week:

I am a laid back person; therefore, high-maintenance is not a word people would use to describe me… when I am awake. However, that is a totally different story when I am sleeping. I am a high-maintenance sleeper. To prove this point, let me share everything I need in order to sleep at night:


  •  I need my sound machine which creates white noise to block out any noises from outside.
  •   I need my ear plugs because from time-to-time my husband snores and I cannot take the chance of him waking me up. It’s for his safety… really.
  • I need my ceiling fan and a free-standing fan blowing directly on me.
  •  I need my humidifier filled with water and doing its thing.
  •  I need my alarm clock set 20-30 minutes before I actually have to be out of bed because I have to hit snooze at least twice and sometimes three times.
  • I need my mouth guard because I grind and clench my teeth while I sleep.
  •  I need my blankie to snuggle.
  •  I need to have between 8 and 9 hours of sleep a night.
As you can imagine, it is kind of like setting-up a shrine around my bed. It takes me a while to get to bed because of all of these preparations. But, when I am finally ready… oh, man... I sleep well!

So, here’s my confession for this Wednesday…

I am “The Princess and the Pea”!





Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Confession Wednesday


Welcome to Confession Wednesday! I believe that sometimes admitting our behaviors is the first step in correcting them…or laughing at them…either way…here’s what I am confessing to this week:

I was texting “someone” the other day and sometimes when I text my conversations go an entire different direction. In this particular text conversation we took a turn and began discussing our need for caffeine. Right then and there I came up with my invention.

Please don’t try to steal my idea. It is copyrighted already… in my mind. The owners of Starbucks have a hit out on my life because they are going to go under after my invention hits “As Seen On TV”.  I might have to change my identity. But I promise to keep in touch from my underground lair.  And, I can finally legally change my name to my stripper name “Cupcake Hatcher” (name of your first pet and the name of the street you grew-up on).

So, back to my invention…  I am going to invent a caffeine patch! I know, I know… genius, right?! My patch will come in different shapes, sizes, colors, and caffeinated strengths. There will be no caffeine lull or crash… just a constant stream of caffeine going into your system. In my text, I decided that no animals will be harmed with my product. However, I will be testing my product on family members and I cannot guarantee that they will not be harmed. It’s a risk worth taking.

All I need is a catchy name… Java Patch, Caffeine Stream, Patch of Joe… I’ll get there.

So, here’s my confession for this Wednesday…

I am inventing a caffeine patch. Would you like to invest in my company?

                                     




Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Confession Wednesday

Welcome to Confession Wednesday! I believe that sometimes admitting our behaviors is the first step in correcting them…or laughing at them…either way…here’s what I am confessing to this week:

I wonder if people might think it isn’t right for me to have two Facebook pages that are so opposite of each other. One is for my blog “Welcome to my world… it is  a blessed place to be” where I share my story and inspire others. The other page is called “She” where I am documenting the “That’s what she said” jokes that my friends and I say.  (I know… I know… it is like we are 12 years old, but we crack ourselves up!)

But, it isn’t inappropriate at all… it is just me. I am a strong Christian woman who also jokes, laughs her way through life, and is sometimes inappropriate… okay, a lot of the time inappropriate. God knows that’s how I am… He made me that way.

So, here’s my confession for this Wednesday…

I don’t have split personalities… I am just real!





Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Confession Wednesday



Welcome to Confession Wednesday! I believe that sometimes admitting our behaviors is the first step in correcting them…or laughing at them…either way…here’s what I am confessing to this week:


My 39th birthday is fast approaching. I am trying to be graceful about getting older. I think my “personality” is getting better with age… I’ve at least got that goin’ for me. But, my biggest struggle with aging is all of the extra hair my body is producing.

If you have read my blog for long enough, you know my feelings about body hair. If you are new to my world, then let me just update you… I wish I was like one of those hairless cats. BAM!!!… now you are up to date.

It would be great to have the extra hair on top of my head. But, this is not the case. My hair grows on my face and around my naughty bits. What?! What?! Really, it is out of control. I spend most of my life (okay, that is a lil’ exaggerated) dealing with unwanted hair.

Last Christmas I asked my husband for a nose hair trimmer. He denied my request so I swallowed my pride and bought one for myself. This year for my 39th birthday, I am going to request laser hair removal… full body. I am going to take in a picture of a hairless cat and say it is my inspiration!


So, here’s my confession for this Wednesday…

I wonder if laser hair removal will give me a bulk order discount… like Costco.