Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Thankful November

Today, I am thankful for having today. (Monday, Nov 7, 2011)

"Now listen, you who say, Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money. Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, If it is the Lord's will, we will live and do this or that. " James 4:13-15Yesterday my Uncle Jerry was killed in a car accident in South Carolina. We weren't close, really. He was my mom's stepbrother, and we never lived near Jerry and Nancy, so I never really got to know him.
One of the regrets I have from my childhood is that I wasn't close to my extended family. One of the downfalls of being a military child I suppose. My cousins all pretty much lived in the same place, and my brother and I were just around for the occasional holiday. Facebook has helped bring me in touch with a lot of my cousins, but it still isn't the same. I don't want my kids to feel like they don't know their cousins or Aunts and Uncles. We do our best to travel to Nebraska as often as possible, so that we can have that relationship with Cory's family, but it is a lot more difficult to do with my family, as it requires a lot more planning and money to see them.

Jerry's death comes in the wake of the death of my friends' sister just over a week ago, and that verse from James has been rolling around in my head for the past week or so. (Although, I didn't know it was from James, that I had to look up)

RIP Uncle Jerry. The world has lost a great man, God has gained an angel.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Thankful November Day 3

Today I am thankful for my sweet, opinionated, sassy daughter. May she always keep that inner confidence that she can pull of ANY outfit. :)

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Thankful November Day 2

Today I am thankful for my creative son. He never ceases to amaze me! I love you buddy!

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Thankful November

Going to jump on the thankful bandwagon, a few days late.
Today I am thankful for my husband, who allows me to chase my dreams and makes sure everything gets done.

Friday, October 28, 2011

A long, long time ago...

One day, back when I had a toddler and a baby, I posted on this blog. Not very regularly, but occasionally. Now, I have a big boy, and a toddler who is well on her way to being a big girl. I'm not really sure how that happened, how I let nearly two years go by since updating this place.
I have excuses, as does everyone for why I don't do it. But my biggest reason is I'm lazy.

Today (well, yesterday) was my 34th birthday. And as far as birthdays go, it was pretty good. The kids were very excited. I went out to a fun lunch with my coworker and had some margaritas. Another coworker brought in birthday treats. I had my horrible (HORRIBLE!) electronics class today, I brought in cookies to share with the class. Then it was over and the family took me out for dinner.
I had a great day, really I did. There was just one little part of my day that sucked, and it's been in the back of my mind the rest of the day, weighing down my heart.

While I was reading through the birthday messages on my wall I came across a post from a friend of mine. Her sister was killed Wednesday in a near head on collision. I didn't know her sister, but my heart is breaking for my friends who have to say goodbye to their baby sister. She was 26 years old.
I can't imagine losing my brother. I don't know what to say to them. I have never been where they are right now, and God willing I never will be. But it certainly makes you reassess things in your life.

I want to enjoy my life more. I want to be remembered as someone who laughed a lot. Not someone who is stressed out and crabby. I need to figure out how to get to that point. I want to be able to enjoy the time I spend with my family.

I find writing is a great way to help me feel more balanced. I am thinking about applying for the Creative Memories Design Team.

This is an incredibly rambly post. Sorry. My brain is all over the place right now.
I'm going to try to post more often, perhaps if I am doing it more often, I can be more concise. Maybe not. I'm not going to promise anything exciting. Just words.

Hug your family.