Sunday, January 9, 2011

 I am...

...Tired, tired, tired of sick. We can't seem to get past its grip. The stomach flu over Christmas has now led back to ear infections and sore throats that we had going on before Christmas. And it makes for some weary moments for a weary mama.

Excited about the stirrings of conversation from the dearest man in my life about possibly building a small photo studio...

Loving being back on a schedule and incorporating some much needed disciplines into my life again.

Growing in my love for God's Word.

So proud of this boy for his dedication in meeting reading goals (and of course joining in his exuberance of earning a free personal pizza).


Learning a little bit more every day about what love really is. And how far away "self" must be to truly love the way Jesus implores us to.

Shocked at how fast kids grow up. Shocked.

Fulfilled.

Laughing over my "epiphany" that I don't hate cleaning. What I hate is that feeling of being behind in cleaning/organizing and always feeling that looming over my head. Ends up - I really like cleaning when I am caught up. It's almost strange.

Sometimes puzzled over the way relationships change with time and circumstances. The last few years have brought alot of that for me. -Never sure if I have made some missteps and some how botched up relationships that are dear to me, or if time, busyness, and normal "life" have just been in play.

Trying hard not to get testy and unkind during specific times of the month...

Still working on memorizing Psalm 119. Apparently my brain has about a 22 verse threshold, then it turns on me in a rebellious sort of way that mixes words and confuses verses. Nice.

May possibly be turning into a morning person. Maybe.

Bursting with ideas for vinyl wall decor, new curtains, refinishing a coffee table, and painting cupboards.

Fairly certain that Noe B only stops talking when he is in a deep sleep.

Emotional over the cancer diagnoses of one of the sweetest ladies I have ever had the privilege of knowing, and am learning greatly from the sturdy faith her family is demonstrating.

 Still pretty sure that this is the year of "acceptance" and "surrender" for me. I don't have to like it, but I am (slowly) learning it.

13 comments:

Kristin said...

I am memorizing psalm 119 too!! And.....you are farther than I am:) If you feel the need to make curtains, I am looking for some....I will buy the material if you supply the work:)

BARBIE said...

Beautiful post Wendi. I love how you always share exactly where you are. Praying you have a wonderful week.

Carla said...

Hey Wendi, if you want custom made vinyl wall words, I thought I would tell you I can make whatever you want! And, so sorry for the recurring sickness, it's gotta get better eventually right? I have been in a cleaning/crafting/organizing frenzy lately, so I understand you 'liking' it... You're not strange. :)

arlona said...

I'm assuming that the illness is why the boys were not in AWANA tonight. I really miss them! I think I have not seen them since before Christmas. Are we on for tomorrow?

Jackie@Our Moments, Our Memories said...

SO sorry the sickness is still hanging around, dear friend. I know how draining that can be, and I hope you are getting a LITTLE rest.

Is that pizza from Pizza Hut??? We used to do that reading program growing up and it was always such a HUGE treat to go in and get our personal pan pizza :) Love it.

Photo studio?!!! Really? I am so uber excited to hear this. I have already concocted a (probably far-fetched) plan for next summer when we come to Indy for my brother's wedding - it involves loading up my little family and driving to Michigan for a little photo shoot with my favorite budding photographer. :) But who knows??? i can dream, right?

Anne Elizabeth said...

Wendi- SO exciting about the possibilty of a photo studio for you. This post was good, and I admire you so much. You really seem to have such a positive attitude. We have been battling sickness too. I was up all night with a very sick little girl, and this morning I am feeling anything but postive. Praying for your family to get better.

Lindsay said...

my boy earned his pizza last week too :) Gotta love BOOK IT!

good luck with that {morning} thing ... I have to be :)

sending love your way~

Kari said...

Posted a link to your blog on my page. Let me know if that's okay Please. Thanks, -Kari Bergman

Amy@My Front Porch said...

I feel the same way about cleaning :) I like it, in a weird way, I just don't like being behind schedule with it. Which, when you have kids seems like ALWAYS :)

So sorry to hear you've been so sick :( We've been passing around a nasty cold at our house but so far nothing else (knockonwood knockonwood knockonwood :)

the_blissful_mommy said...

Wen, what a GIFT. You are a brilliant, generous girl and I thank you. All my love~ Est

Penny said...

Oh, I remember earning pizza certificates for making good grades (guessing that's what his was for lol)! Such happy days filled with yummy, yummy pizza...

Kristen said...

Hi Wendi. I tried to send you an email using the one under your "contact" tab, but it comes back as "failure notice" and cannot be delivered. Do you have a different email address?

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

I love so much about this post.

I want to be a morning person. SO BADLY.