Monday, May 24, 2010

Weirder and Weirder

Different kind of quote from an interesting movie that has always stuck with me... "I am continually amazed at how each place that you take us continues to get weirder and weirder." - Garden State.

Maybe it stuck in that nonsense compartment in my head for a more sensible reason than I'd imagined. I like it's repetitiveness and reminds me of our life.

I'm thankful that God uses us today like he used Elijah... not necessarily bringing down fire from heaven or anything although singeing a few false prophets that have crossed my path might be a little fun... He doesn't leave us in one place for too long while reminding us often where we've been. Always spuring us on to adventure... not always super exciting adventure, sometimes waiting adventure, but adventure none the less. And his reason becomes clear sometimes only after we move on and always only after we surrender and take faith steps.

I want to be a good faith stepper. I want to always be ok with weirder and weirder.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Oh D'are's the moon Mommy!

This morning I watched my husband throw a green duffel bag over his shoulder and walk though an airport terminal. I listened as my two year old called out "Bye Bye Daddy!" and then turned to ask me, "Daddy's working?"

Wow... I'm proud and in love tonight with an amazing man and a little boy that will grow up next to that amazing man. A man set to serve his country, but oh so more importantly his Lord. I have striven to teach my son how to be a man of integrity and to have the strength of kings and be honorable and respectful.

Jackson is very enamored by the moon and stars lately. He intently hunts them down any time we are outside and the sun begins to fade. He even catches the moon in the day time sky from time to time and gets so excited. I love hearing him say, "Oh D'are's the moon Mommy! It's over d'are, it's over d'are! One, two stars, Mommy!"

I am so blessed that all he has to do is look at his father to find the example that he'll need to reach for the stars and moon that I pray over him every night!