Friday, May 15, 2009

A Sweet Day

Woo Hoo! I am feeling pretty good! Today i accomplished so many of my goals! It seems as though normally I only get one, maybe two done in a day but was good. I worked, played with my babies, spent some quality time with my Jesus, went on a 4 mile run, and gardened with my hubby and babies! I just feel great. I hope this doesn't sound like I'm boasting, because that is not what I intend to do at all. It just feels really nice to have a day like this amidst all the daily chaos. And I think to myself....what a wonderful world.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Without Words...

So, Jer is out of town. My first thoughts are to be nervous, scared, lonly. What I am is grateful for this time. Honestly, i don't take much time to think about things. I, like many others, am so busy and caught up in life. Cleaning, cleaning kids, fedding, working out, trying to be someone, that I don't take the neccessary time it takes to evaluate. I have taken this time to become a bit more confident, a bit more me. i love the Lord with all of my heart and soul. He is the reason I am alive, truly alive. He is my very breath, he is grace and mercy, Power and love. he is the reason I love. I adore my husband and I am endlessly thankful for his encouragment, acceptance, sense of humor, strength...I couldn't live without my Livi, she is my sunshine. Her smile is like a drop of fresh water after walking thorugh a desert. Jack is my Joy. He is my strength when I am feeling weak. I need my family, without each of them I could never be even a fraction of who I am or who I strive to be. They are the reson I strive. And my friends, I couldn't phrase their importance in my growth. The truth is, I am blessed beyond measurment. Thank you Jesus. Thank you All.

And then there was Peace...

Mother's day was wonderful. Jeremy, Livi, Jack and I took every agenda we normally follow and tossed it out the window. We just took our time and did some things we've been longing to do, or not do together. We went down to Marine drive and had hotdogs in the back of the van while we sat and watched the airplanes, we stopped by Grammie and Pa's of course to see My Mom, we went to Lacamas lake and took a gorgeous hike, and then we got some special ice cream and went to the park to round out the evening. It felt so wonderful to just be a family, adoring eachother, and being outdoors. I hope this taste of beauty will thrust us in to more days just the same.