Wednesday, July 28, 2010


July, where did you go?

For the majority of my life, in my family, July means visiting the beach. I was unable to go this year because of life circumstances. Knowing that I was missing all the action was tough, but I ended up having an enjoyable week at home. Friends took me in, and the dogs kept me company. But mainly, I missed my family. Here are a few things I missed while they were gone:

-One of the boys deciding that he needs to "take a shower really quick" at midnight, right as everyone is headed to sleep.
-Knowing that there is a possibility that the coffee might be made when I walk downstairs.
-Baseball conversations.
-Wondering which of the boys were working... and "where," and "what time," and "when will they be off?"
-Being able to call someone when I get off of work to find out "what's going on tonight?"
-Hearing Dad say, "Dont worry, guys, I'll get these dishes."
-Laughing about who-knows-what with Brother #4, while Brother #2 asks us to "please be quiet; you are being ridiculous."
-Having the boys beg me stay awake at night as I announce, "Absolutely not, it's midnight. I'm so tired and I'm going to sleep."
-Hearing Mom and Dad say, "Ok, goodnight, I love you."

I'm glad their home. The chaos is back, but I wouldn't have it any other way.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Simply Me.

"He hath showed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?" -Micah 6:8 (emphasis mine)

I can only live that out it my life. It's simple. Three things. Do justly. Love mercy. Walk humbly with my God. So I'm forgetting what it's like to try and be someone I'm not. What He requires is simple, may it be in simply me.