Friday, June 27, 2008

Good morning

When I woke up this morning, I started out feeling in a bit of a bad mood. Why? Could be many reasons; could be no reason. Well, it kind of followed me through the morning. The drive to work was nice and quite and very enjoyable. Then, when I entered the office, I could see something sitting on my desk.

I was curious and checked it out right away. It was a little bird and a magnet with a card from one of my coworkers. She told me that she appreciated all of the little and [few] big things I do around the office. It was nice to hear that my work makes a difference. = )

Anyway, that was a nice little "pick me up" that made me smile. God used that to brighten my day.

Not much to say today, just wanted to share this.

Until next time,

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Only 39 days!!!!

There are only 39 days until my wedding to Tim! 39 days, that is one less than the oft occuring 40 day periods in the Bible, it is 3 bakers dozens days, and it is just not that far away! I am looking forward to this day so much.

All of the details have been extremely overwhelming at times, but they are pulling together, and it will be a beautiful, wonderful day. I'm sure there will be mishaps and things won't go quite as planned or expected, but that is okay. What is important about the day is that Tim and I are making the commitment to enter the sacred commitment of marriage.

Many of our family and friends will join us, while there will also been many missing. They may miss our wedding, but we look forward to sharing with them our marriage.

As the day creeps closer, I want so much to keep God and His plan and purpose at the front of all and before all of the wedding plans. Love for God, then love for Tim, then love for all of those that God has so kindly placed in my life...these things come first. Flowers and lights and dresses and tulle will all be little embelishments on the day that will help make it pretty and make it feel special as it should. (Although sometimes I think of them as necessary evils.) Regardless or including all of the details, I am getting very excited. Although I have deliberated over some of the details way too much, the day will reflect Tim and me and our desires and who we are.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to plan this day and have our crazy moments.

Counting down....

Thursday, June 5, 2008

My list

I suppose you must be getting really tired of me posting so much! Argh! How annoying. Well, I plan on keeping it up unless something drastically changes my plans.

Here is my list of great things for today:

1. push up and sit ups (but not too many)
2. on-line books (Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen)
3. kind customers
4. adorable little kids...who might just be accelerated readers
5. a mom who is willing to spend quite a bit of time helping me with wedding invitations

and I can't stop there today

6. a delicious dinner ready when I return home from work

and extremely amazingly
7. a family to welcome me when I come in

and one more.
8. the promise of a new family who will be welcoming me and for me to welcome in a month and a half = )

Thanks for keeping up with me...

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

5 especially good things

So, I remebered a neat idea that I got from my amazing roommate. I am trying to make a list every day of 5 things that I am especially thankful for. Sometimes it is hard to come up with them, but more often than that, I say "No, I really really like this thing, but can I put it on my list. There are so many things to be thankful for that I don't know if that one should be one of the top five." It is a fun exercise.

Speaking of exercise, here is my list right now (in no specific order):

Tae bo
graduated friends who still take a moment to say "hi"
A sister I can say "hi" to! (And who says "hi" back!!)
pumpernickel bread that makes pickle less tuna salad still taste really good
getting up kind of early and not having to go to work until later in the morning.

I really want to make this list longer. This is fun!

Hope you can find as many things as I can for your list.