Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Racing Thoughts

It's been awhile since I wrote but it has be BUSY. I feel like I barely have time to catch my breath these days much less write a legible post with pictures.

So pictures and a real post to's the racing thought version of what's happening here:

Coworker out of town, covering both our cases, baseball/softball 4 nights this week, company the 5th, gotta pick up the dog we are watching, crap I should consider meals, clean uniforms?, working on it, clean scrubs would be good too, you're working late TONIGHT?, oy, where did I put that permission slip, my baby is 10!!, new carpet looks great now if I could just finish the bathroom, deliver those gifts, coffee please, out? what?, I REALLY need to get to the grocery store, you need your uniform clean again? didnt i just wash it? did someone feed the dog, you have five minutes to be out the door, is this game ever going to end, toris catching, nerves frying, tristans pitching, eek, oh my gosh its 11 already, good lord my bed is comfy.

This weekend on the other hand is the first in awhile that is slow. So pics of current baseball/softball season, birthday boy and home improvements are on their way!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Worship Team

There are moments in life that are etched across our mind, never to be forgotten. Often they are large moments, milestones, in which we remember every detail - the sights, the smells, the company we were keeping at the moment. We all have them - the feeling of a diploma or degree in your hand for the first time, the moment you saw your soon to be spouse only an aisle's walk away from the rest of your life, the second your children looked you in the eyes for the very first time....

But sometimes the moments are less big. And no one else around you even knows it's a moment. Those might be the best kind.

Tori is part of the worship team at church for the first time this year. And honestly I was kind of annoyed by it at first. It meant weekly practices, one more thing on an already overly busy calendar and more songs to hear on repeat in my house.

But then I went to watch her. And she was so....I want to say present. In that moment I saw this young woman who is being deeply influenced by strong Christian women around her, who is embracing her faith as a way of life, and who was worshiping with her whole heart this God she clearly loves deeply.

Sometimes as a mom, and one with OCD tendencies, I get caught up in the day to day. The packing lunches, doing laundry, getting kids delivered to various activities, etc routine. And I recognize my kids achievements and I love on them no matter who they are or what they did that day. But sometimes I miss the big stuff. I miss that beyond that little girl who cares what others think about her and is constantly bickering with her little brother, there is this amazing young woman blossoming and growing and trying to find her way.

I am thankful. Thankful that I have amazing kids. That God is using them. That God is constantly reminding me to see the big picture. That he is working in my children's lives and spirits and molding them - both through Todd and I but also in spite of Todd and I. I am truly blessed.