|Trent and Charlie, March 21, 2006|
*I don't need a break (a few weeks, days or hours) from my kids, my husband or my "life". And if I feel that way then I just need to stick closer to the Big Guy, you know, God. Even though I have learned this week that I get way more accomplished around here when one kiddo is off doing fun stuff, I have also learned that then the house is strangely quiet and I would rather have the noise and all my little buddies, then an empty yet clean house :)
*It is really ok to leave dirty dishes in the sink over night.
*A stern, loud voice can break a spirit. A gentle, yet firm voice can settle even the silliest of boys.
*Chocolate chip cookies don't taste as good as they use to.
*Life and death happen, but God has it all under control.
*I need to be more flexible and I am not talking about my body.
*I love my husband, I really, really, really love him. ( I didn't just learn that this week though!)
* The kids daily devotion was about letting vile things come from your mouth. They used a story about 2 little girls that were talking badly about a friend. The story went on to say how God wants to be nice to others and not say mean things. I think I need to be a better example of this to our children and my husband. How often do they hear me not using the nicest words to describe someone or something. How often do I run to Trent and "unload" my opinions and judgement of others. Not too pretty.
*One of the biggest gifts I have been given is TODAY, right now. So, what am I going to do with it?