I’m having trouble pulling thoughts together today, so I’ll just spit them out as they come, in no particular order and for no particular reason…
–My daughters have made a liar out of me. I said that they were best friends 80% of the time, and this week it’s been more like 20% (or even 10%, if I’m being honest). The past few days have sadly been an all-time low in their relationship. They are at each other’s throats constantly. Nothing Gabe or I say seems to make the slightest bit of difference. I’m at my wit’s end. Am praying for wisdom but need to kick the prayers up a notch.
–Gabe designed new business cards for God’s Mac, and I love them. Check out my hubby and daughters jammin’ with their fake iPods. 🙂
–Nina decided at lunch today to refuse any piece of big people food I fed her. She only wanted baby food. She spit out pieces of chicken and banana. She has never done this before. ?? And her sudden dislike of chunky things does not apply to things she finds on the floor. She’s still trying to eat fuzz and dirt and random pieces of Christmas. She’s growing new teeth like crazy, so maybe didn’t feel like chewing??
–Livi is reading, and she’s on cloud nine. She loves reading Little Blessings books to Nina and making word flashcards to put in her file box. Ava desperately wants to read, too, and will probably learn before she’s Livi’s age. Ava has the benefit of having a helpful older sister, while poor Livi had just her mommy who saw no need to teach her to read before kindergarten. I learned to read when I was four (Sesame Street, my mom claims), and most of my young life, I thought that intelligence was a curse. Am trying not to project my childhood angst on my daughters though. 🙂
–Went to a Live Nativity last night and watched two performances in a row. The first time we were in the back, and the girls couldn’t see. The second time we sat in the front row. I want to see The Nativity Story (movie). Every year I read Two from Galilee at Christmastime. So many times I take the Christmas story for granted and fail to see it up close and personal. It helped in 2000 when I had a 3-week-old baby on Christmas and in 2005 when I was HUGE with child. You pregnant people know what I mean.
–I’ve lost touch with 2 of 3 roommates at Cedarville. Just found out this weekend that my first roomie, Lisa, has 2 small children, and her husband, Jon, is battling cancer. I’ve been praying hard for them. I want so much to hear of someone I know being healed of cancer—so far, they’ve all gone home to be with Jesus.
–Gabe’s mom is coming down to watch the girls tomorrow while we escape on a date. Gabe wants to relax and do something fun (i.e., not Christmas shopping), but I’m feeling the 2-week crunch. Where, oh where, has December gone?
–I have the urge to do something HUGE for the Lord, but I feel bogged down by all the little things that need my attention. I need to remember that as long as God is calling me to do something, it matters not if it is large or small.
That’s all for now! Hope your Monday is happy and bright!