I love my dad! We are a lot alike in many ways & have bumped heads over it plenty of times. However, we have a very special relationship. I appreciate him so very much! He is like no other, that is for sure. My dad, of this married, twenty five year old, mom of three: texts, is a self proclaimed “young lookin’ grandpa” (and has made sure to make that statement public plenty of times), still likes to buy me things, and always gives very detailed advice.
For example, this morning he texted me that he wanted to buy me an outfit for an upcoming occasion & has been texting me updated advice ever since. Like what you wonder?
Well, specifically: weather predictions for that date; several suggested shopping itineraries ; and even logistics plans ensuring that I get myself around to doing it.
You know that saying, “It’s the thought that counts?” Well his picture is posted right next to it’s definition. If it’s one thing he is always doing, it is thinking, that’s for sure!
A detail oriented, thoughtful, giving, big-hearted man…. that’s my dad! 🙂
So I was working at my desk and lil “Jerm” ran up and gave me a quick squeeze, smooch on the arm, & then went back to playing!
I just melt when he does sweet things like that out of the blue. 🙂
That totally changed the course of my day! I forsee cake baking and extra special play time. Give someone a hug today, it means more than you know. Happy Wednesday!
I don’t spend my days in the “work place” but the weekends are just as exciting to me as most of you all.
Today I am very grateful for the noticeably increasing peace of God on and in my life. By this do I mean that I am a perfectly calm, cool, collected person, and all is peachy keen up in my world?…. NO! By all means, NO! However, what I have noticed is the change in response. When I am in mid flip out mode– grunts, groans, and all– I am able to pull it back by simply stopping and remembering that all I have to do is cast all my cares on Him, for he really does care for me!
For any of you who have known me… big difference! 🙂
Just think… God is the same yesterday, today, and forever! He is the same who conquered the grave. He is alive today. Alive in me. So if he can conquer death… I’m sure he can conquer attitudes, rage, and running high emotions. And in me… it would take that same grave conquering power, but it will be conquered. 🙂
That’s why God calls us “more than conquerors”. A conqueror battles and then defeats. In Jesus, all I need to do is walk in my victory cuz its already laid out. Done! Isn’t living in Him awesome?!
I wish you all a happy, care-free Friday! If it’s not thus far, then get to speaking truth in your life and move on in peace 🙂
From time to time Jeremiah gets into his mischievous modes and creates all kinds of new messes. Of course initial reactions use to consist of obvious, long sighs and a few grunts. However, I discovered that with each new “uh-oh”, and with each new child for that matter, I am finding every accident more and more adorable.
I am fortunate in that my kids pretty much know what should and shouldn’t be gotten in to and refrain from it. Although, I have a suspicion that Jeremiah may be a bit of an adrenaline junky and likes to get “caught”. Why? Because anytime he is going to get into something or has already got into something, He says really loudly,
“Maaaa-maaa…” and then acts really surprised and caught off guard when I discover him.
Yea… real subtle, kid! Kinda like, “Stop it some more!”
Recently, he played Indian Chief with my concealer. Today was lotion bath. Here are a couple hammed up pics of the aftermath.
You see that? See the fulfillment in his eyes?
Maybe my more frequent response of, “Jeremiaaaaah? — Hold on! Let mommy get her camera!” is not the best message sent, but I cant help myself. I may need to rethink my contribution to his growing addiction.
Fall is upon us! 7 days away to be exact. I just love this season. Living in Southern California, we may not always get the full Autumn experience as far as weather is concerned, but I get excited for it nonetheless! On the days we are fortunate to have it, I enjoy the crisp, cool weather. I indulge in this season in every way. It’s the time to pull out the sweaters, boots, scarves & accessories! It’s a time when the new school year is fresh and exciting. Meals get “holiday inspired” around here and a cozy, warm atmosphere occupies our home.
I must admit, I am a bit overly eager for each upcoming holiday. I like to find ways to dress the house by sprinkling festive touches throughout. (I make sure to try not to overdue it either. If it’s one thing I really try to avoid, its obviously themed decorating.) The other day I thought I’d dress the table and created a festive lil piece before the kids got home from school. Their surprisingly large reactions to it as well as big smiles warmed my heart.