10 on 10
Thought I would use my 10 on 10 post this month to recap the last few weeks:
- I attended two funerals last week. The first was for the husband of a lady in my small group at church. He was diagnosed with very advanced metastatic cancer only two weeks before his funeral. Another reminder of how quickly life can change. The second was for my friend Heidi who has been battling cervical cancer. My heart has ached for her for a long time now and I am thankful that she is whole and healed and suffering no more. Now, my heart aches for her family who now face the difficult task of figuring out what life looks like without her. Her service was a beautiful testimony of God's love and grace, of the joyous life that she lived, and of her family and how they faced life together.
- This month is beginning of a three months of out of town rotations for Micah. Fortunately, he is able to come home on the weekends (for this month, at least). We are missing him a TON though. I am thankful for Facetime and the iPad that lets us see him each night as he 'participates' in our bedtime routine with the boys. In fact, last night I was holding the iPad up for Xavier to say good night and he completely reached around to hug the iPad.
- Kindergartners come home with roughly a couple hundred pieces of paper each week (give or take a few). I keep significantly less than I throw away, but when I saw these gems, I knew for sure that we were 'totally keeping them' (as I told Xavier and he repeated word for word to his brother). Apparently, they had to draw and color a picture, write a sentence, and then stand in front of the class and tell them what it was.
|I needed a translation from Xavier on this one. He would be a lion eating a chipmunk.|
5. After promising myself I wouldn't get behind on P365 again, I got behind. The good news is that I am pretty much up to speed again and it completely helped to actually have photos to go in each day's spot. March will make a blog appearance soon.
6. Last Monday night, the Pioneer Woman was signing cookbooks in a town a bit north of here. The boys and I went. We waited in line for three hours. Yes, you read that correctly....three hours. Seeing their faces was totally worth it though. Unfortunately, I didn't think to tell the woman I handed my camera about making sure that an auto focus point was actually on one of our faces. Oh well, still a great memory!
7. I think I have mentioned it a couple of times on here, but my Wednesday night women's group that is going through the book Sacred Parenting together is such a huge blessing to me. I feel like each week that I leave, my heart is so full, so encouraged by the other women who are there. I am challenged not just by their parenting, but their desires to love and serve God wholeheartedly. I can't recommend the book enough either.
8. I read this blog post earlier on comparisons and it was such a good reminder to me.
9. This may be more information than you were wanting, but as my boys get older, the more I experience their 'bodily functions' and let me tell you, it is not pleasant. Stinky (like William's black panther) is probably a better descriptive word.
10. Tonight while the boys were at soccer practice, I sat in the van and talked to my sister for almost an hour. We talked television, books, doctors, kids, etc. It was just what I needed after a busy couple of weeks. Of course, after soccer practice, when I tried to start my van, I had apparently been sitting there the entire time with the lights on and my battery was dead. Lucky for me, the two soccer coaches/dads that were there helped me get it jumped.