swirly saturday (volume 1/issue 8)

Feel free to skip this post completely. I can’t imagine that it will be worth your time. It’s 4:00 pm on Friday, and we need to head out the door here in about 20 minutes. I don’t have our stuff packed for our over-nighter, Nina’s still napping, the girls will be home any second, and whew! I won’t have time tonight/tomorrow to post, and I can’t bear the thought of missing a swirly saturday.

~~I had the BEST day with Kim and Amy. We just talked and talked and talked for over 5 hours. I learned all kinds of things I never knew about them. We talked about Miss Abigail and all the lives she’s touched the past few weeks and months. We talked about how we met our husbands. We talked about teaching and writing and motherhood. Then we made Gabe put on his headphones so we could talk about (ahem). It was just a really, really sweet day.

~~Then I hurry-scurried all around, trying to get ready to go. I am not a good hurry-scurrier.

~~Amy has lots of restaurant gift cards from people lovin’ on her and Billy and Abigail. She treated us all to Pei Wei. Are you kidding me??

~~I’m really excited to see what God has in store for this weekend.

~~God gave me a big ol’ kick in the pants this morning. He used my husband to administer the kicking. I never enjoy this while it’s happening. Yet I always look back on it with a huge sigh of relief and thankfulness. I was told point blank that I needed to get over myself and start thinking about how my attitude was affecting our family. Then Gabe left for Donuts for Dad with Ava. I got on the floor and bawled, confessing to God that my pity party was an idol I was holding on to. I asked God to help me believe that I could let it go and be fine. And I kid you not–I could physically feeling the weight being lifted off my shoulders. No looking back.

–I love you, Gabe. I love you, God. Wow.

~~I’ve got to go, or I’d keep on rambling. Have a wonderful weekend, friends! Heart you to bits!

3 thoughts on “swirly saturday (volume 1/issue 8)

  1. Terri

    OK – this has nothing to do with your post at all, I’ve just been giggling about it. Have you checked your status on Boomama’s ESPN Bracket Challenge? The last time I looked, you were in next to last, with the 2 yr. old that has done a bracket, right behind you. That is going to make a great blog post.

    Now I’m sure that God is going to get the last laugh because I will probably end up dead last, with the 2 yr. old in front of me. But at least for now, I’m in the middle of the pack.

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