Thursday, October 15, 2009

A New Post

It’s been a while since my last blog update and after some… ummm, shall we say encouragement I thought I should get on with it. We’ll be leaving (hopefully) for the beach again tomorrow and unless they’ve done a really great job at upgrading the wireless access in the last 8 days I probably won’t be able to post anything until we get home again!

I have had several things on my mind recently – and it’s a diverse group of thoughts. First of all today is a sleepy day. It’s yucky outside, cold (for those of us used to 70’s in October) like 50 degrees, and rainy! And I’ve been up since about 4:30 AM. Avery’s fighting some sort of virus and has had an off and on fever for 3 days now. So my first gut instinct is to be grouchy! Every time we try and go away Avery gets sick. It’s frustrating! But then I look at my emails and I have one from a very good friend who is a police officer and the department she’s working for lost a “brother in blue” last week. He was shot in the line of duty. You can check out the story here. The officer that passed was a veteran on the force and was only 3 years from retirement. His wife and kids and his fellow officers, as well as the community are feeling the loss.

Another email that I saved reminds me to pray for a friend’s son who left for Afghanistan this week, he left behind his wife and 3 children to go and work as a civilian contractor. Financial times are hard and this was a good money decision for them, but boy is that hard! Plus this guy’s sister is at home fighting advanced stage breast cancer.

I have a lot to be thankful for!!! A little fever isn’t anything compared to that… and I’m GOING TO THE BEACH for heaven sakes! Get an attitude adjustment already girl!

Along with that and on a more “spiritual” side I’ve been learning a TON between my Bible study and the sermon series at church. I believe the Lord is calling me to give up control. Control of what you might ask? That’s it control. I like to control things, mostly things at home, seemingly simple things such as the kid’s schedules and control things like “planning at trip” or what we’ll do on that trip. I don’t mean like when to take a nap or what to eat cause that’s part of making a household run smoothly (although my house is in complete chaos most of the time) I’m talking more about planning things, worrying about things really. Like if we do that then when will the kids get to bed? Or how will they be tomorrow? Will I get any sleep? Selfish, silly things to worry about, and things – I’m finding that aren’t worth worrying about. Letting go has proven to be very hard for me, but the times I have, it’s been great! There will be more about the things I’ve learned from Bible study in another post.

On a lighter note - another thing I’ve been thinking about is – our 10 year anniversary trip. We just had our 9 year and are working toward saving for and planning a BIG 10 year trip! Where we’ll go… we don’t know, but I would love to hear any ideas you all might have about where to visit. We’re open to all ideas. I personally like warm sandy vacation spots, where as David likes the cooler ones. So all ideas as well as any experiences from somewhere you’ve vacationed are welcome!!

Thanks for not giving up on me and continuing to check my blog for updates! More to come!


Lukw & Avery's Nanny said...

Keep up the good work. I know how hard it can be to take/find the time to maintain your blog. Just want you to know I check it daily & enjoy reading what you have to say.

Love you!

George said...

Great post. Whoever "encouraged" you to keep writing knows what he or she is talking about. And what's wrong with 70's in October??? :)

Love you, Holly. Have a great vacation.

Holly said...

George - you are right, the guy who did the "encouraging" does know what he's talking about!

I'm glad to be home! But we had a wonderful time at the beach!