DELIGHT yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart
Psalm 37:4

Friday, October 1, 2010


I'm back...FINALY!  It's been a while since I have had the time to blog.  Time is precious.  Time is something that I don't have a lot of lately.  Don't get me wrong.  I am certainly not complaining.  Just stating the facts.  Since the beginning of school, Busy, Busy, Busy is the story of our lives.  I think it's the story of every one's lives.  Oh how I wish that I could just slow down.  But don't we all??? 

Yesterday was my birthday.  I turned 32.  It's hard to believe that I am 32 years old.  I know that I look like I'm 32 (maybe even older...yikes!) but I certainly don't feel 32.  In my mind, it still amazes me that I am old enough to have a second grader.  It scares me a little that I am 32 years old and it seems like just yesterday that I was laying on my nap mat in my Kindergarten classroom.  Where does the time go?  It scares me that time goes by so fast. 

Yesterday I made a birthday pact with myself.  I am going to try to SLOW down.  I am going to savor every moment of every day...even the stinky days.  I am going to make sure that I always have time for those that I love.  I am going to not stress over the piled up laundry and dusty shelves because I have kids to play with and memories to make. 

In my birthday pact, I also vowed to...
#1-spend more time with God.  
#2-exercise.  I think that I can no longer consider "chasing children" to be exercise!!!  I dislike exercise VERY MUCH.  I am going to try to partake in some sort of activity that is considered exercise.  I need to take care of this 32 year old body!!!  My momma gave me an energy bracelet for my birthday.  I'm wearing it right now.  I think it really works.  I'm hoping that all of this energy that I'm gonna have will give me the desire to exercise!
#3-not have to REjoin Weight Watchers!  I am a yo-yo er. My weight goes up and down.  This year my weight is going to stay DOWN.  It has to.  I am going to be very disciplined about what I eat...I say this as I am munching on the scrumptious cinnamon popcorn that my mother-in-law made me for my birthday!  I love cinnamon popcorn and I love that she made it just for me.

Life is grand!  The sweet faces in this picture tell it all!!!  I am one blessed 32 year old.  God is Good...all the time.