Friday, February 20, 2009

Oh no....

My memory card for my camera no longer downloads on to my computer!!!! I'm thinking I just need a new adapter but I've only had it almost a year so this should NOT be happening! Needless to say, there are lots of moments that are being held captive in that little card right now and I know they are dying to get out and be shared! Sad, too because that means I have to go to Walgreens and get pictures rather than editing them with my photoshop so they look good....back to the stone ages!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Defining Joy...

I was recently reading a blog of a blog (like a friend of a friend;) and came across the question, "what is your definition of joy"? Not what BRINGS you joy but how do you define it in your own life. I was quickly stumped and began to think of all the things in my life that bring me joy, not defined it. Then I remembered the quote that this same blogger had referenced in the beginning post..."God always gives His best to those who leave the choice to Him" and it hit me, I haven't completely given Him the choice to show me pure, uninhibited JOY recently.
I am constantly battling the 2 sides of the fence these days. Do I encompass myself with every piece of my child's life, forgetting housework, the troubles of the taxes getting done, the playroom that needs organizing, etc? Or do I pay attention to each of those while forfetting time with my first born that no other child in our family will ever receive, there will never again be just one (God willing) to put all my attention in to. Is this not the constant cry of any mother or father?
After reading that quote and quite a bit of her blog God quickly whispered to me...LET GO and LET ME!!! I've always been one to fly by the seat of my pants but most of the time this flight takes me no where but right back where I started!
I pray that God will allow me to open my heart, life, mind and planning to His will, to His timing, to His choice and ultimately receive that best for me and my family that I know and believe is in His plan.
I pray each of you will also remember that the choice of joy and how you define its true place is so much easier if we allow Him the choice! Afterall, He loves us and our children more than we could ever imagine (unbelievable, I know)!