As you come to him, the living Stone--rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him--you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 2: 4-5

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Hump Day, last

What a week.  Such a week that it doesn't even warrant an exclamation point.  I love love love my job, but the kids have been squirrely, and I've struggled all week with food.  And even though my pants are literally falling off (in the Chick Fil A parking lot), I feel myself losing control and sliding back in to old habits.  I'm being kind to myself, not beating myself up, and starting each day anew, still running and exercising, hoping that my resolve returns.  If not by Saturday, then like it or not, it's back on the wagon. Back on the scale to face the music.

Until then...more gifts...

65. Singing “All in All” in church

66. Daryl’s arm around me

67. Holding a new baby

68. Hearing Daryl talk about when we found out we were pregnant with Hannah after years of waiting and wanting and praying

69. The case of diet coke we ordered being delivered

70. Sarah talking to me of her plans for the future, after “praying about it for a few months,” and “hearing God speaking” to her

71. Girls who like hats

72. My wonderful baby sitter, who bought Charlotte these shoes, after she said, “I want those Kay Kay.”

These are Twinkle Toes.  Cute as can be--and they light up--and she loves them.  As well she should--they cost $45.  I don't spend $45 on shoes.  Kay Kay spoils Charlotte terribly.  Buys her clothes, doesn't make her go to bed if she says "no." Does everything all day that she wants to.  How she loves my child....She whispered to Charlotte as she was leaving today in her new shoes and new jacket, "Your mommy and daddy will never know how much I love you."  Truly blessed we are to have found her.

73. The smell of the heater being turned on for the first time

74. Chick Fil A dinner with my girls

75. Watching Maddy be an Indian in the school’s production of “Pocahontas.”

76. Sweaters

77. Girls in winter jammies

78. Starting each weekday in prayer with my coworkers

79. Sarah’s art displayed at school

80. “The Middle”

I am sooooo Frankie Heck....complete with fast food eating family and whispering child.  Watching this show makes me feel normal! 


  1. we turned on our heater this morning too ... actually my husband did - our cats went CRAZY because of the smell!! It was kind of weird, actually! :) LOL
    Well, here's hoping the rest of your week is all downhill, smooth sailin'.
    PS I'm jealous of your Chick-Fil-A dinner :( our nearest one is 80 miles away :( However, I'd definitely have worse weight issues if we did though!

  2. pants falling off? GO YOU! Sounds like great progress to me-and it deserves a little spoiling!

    and that artwork by your daughter is SO good! of course, I can barely draw a stick figure, but I still think hers is great :)