Monday, February 20, 2012


I feel incredibly grateful and filled up this morning. Here's some of the reasons why:

- A refreshing and relaxing weekend with a good friend and her family. Our men get along well. Our kids get along well. Ahhhhh......
- So thankful our house can accommodate having friends and family come and spend time with us.
- A positive report from Landon's preschool teachers.
- Landon having the opportunity to even attend preschool. A new scholarship program enabled us to send him for FREE to a really great Christian preschool this year. He's loved it!
- A cooperative Tater-tot who let me spend some significant time in the book of James this morning.
- Tate rockin' the potty training today! He even initiated wanting to go #2 on the potty!
- Getting to talk with middle school and high school girls this week about relationships/sex/dating/God and how they are absolutely connected.
- Anticipating another opportunity to share with the women at the Kent County Jail in a few weeks.
- It's Monday night....and that means ZUMBA class!
- A Sunday morning sermon series that is challenging, encouraging, and very applicable.
- My new menu planning white board. On Sunday, I look ahead at the week and at what items I have on hand, what items are on sale, what we have going on, etc - and I actually write down what we'll be having every night for dinner. It's taken all of the stress out of that 4:30 - Ugh-What-am-I-making-for-dinner-tonight- thing I had going for awhile.
- The sun is shining beautifully and we even had the chance to take a short walk around the neighborhood.

Feeling incredibly blessed and content in this moment. Hoping that you can find a chance to disconnect from the crazy, the disappointing, the difficult, the ugly, and anything else that is getting you down. So much has been given to us!