Sunday, September 14, 2008

Random thoughts

Update: The kids and I made it home safe (and I'm still sane...I think). As we approached our gate to board the plane, guess who was waiting for us? Ms. Anne--the sweet lady who helped me on the way there. She kept her word and was waiting to help me with the kids, and she even brought gifts for the boys. She was truly an answer to prayer. Thank you, Father, for Ms. Anne and for reminding me once again that you always provide. You are good to me.

How come Chris and I always seem to be reading the same book at the same time? This is seriously getting old...I really wanted to curl up in bed and read a chapter or two of IT (I know that that a book title is supposed to be underlined-right?, but I can't seem to get my computer to do that--frustrating.) before falling asleep, but he obviously had the same I am blogging about nothing instead.

I need to read a parenting book next...Any suggestions?

Church rocked today. It was so amazing to see so many people leave at the end of the service, rush to Publix, and then return with loads of bottled water and canned goods for the people of Haiti who are without power and even homes right now because of the hurricane. Keep praying for them.

How come it took me until my third child to learn how to really enjoy a baby? I hate that I always felt stressed or strapped to a schedule with my boys to the point where I didn't enjoy their early baby days like I do Annie's. I could just sit and hold her and watch her smile all day.

What is it about a computer screen that you can be beyond exhausted when you sit down to check your email one last time (because you are delaying brushing your teeth and washing your face --all because you are too tired), and then for some reason as soon as your eyes focus in on the screen you get this second wind?.....before you know it, you are wide awake and spend 2 hours on the computer!..Now it is almost midnight, and I still have to brush my teeth and wash my face before I can fall into bed...the good new is, my book is free to read now--Chris is out like a light. I will read one sentence and be asleep...the difference between computer screens and book pages.


Kristin @ Blue Skies said...

I've always wondered that same thing about books & computers! The book always puts me to sleep, even though I really want to read.

Faith said...

Glad you made it back safely and that sweet Ms. Anne was there to help you again. What a blessing!

Darlene said...

Ah, yes, the trappings of computer blogging!!!
So, cool about Ms. Anne. God is amazing. He cares about such details, and He shows favor over his children!
Parenting books: one of my faves is "Creative Correction" by Lisa Welchel. I love "Bringing up Boys", Dobson, and "Dare to Discipline", Dobson. I plan on picking up "New Kid by Friday" by Kevin Lehman (love him!).
Hope that is helpful!

Anonymous said...

Man...glad to know I'm not alone. Why is that - I attempt to dig into a devotional and get tired quickly...but ask me to check my email and It's like I've had an injection of some Power drink like Redline (don't ever try that by the way).
Glad your back girl.....

Lara Rouse said...

Hey girl,

Glad yall made it home safe and sound. It was good to see ya last week. I wanted to recommend the book Sheparding a Child Heart. I was told if you only ever read one book on parenting to read it. Now I hate to read and have not ever finished it but have started it several times and enjoyed what I read. Hope to see you soon.

Tiffany said...

I know what you're saying, I should wash up because I have a really early morning tomorrow but I keep blogging away. Herbert is in Dallas at a Cowboys game tonight so I'm solo. I usually stay up really late when he's gone. Glad you made it home with your sanity.

Kristin @ Blue Skies said...

I tagged you on my blog (if you haven't done this one yet!) :)

Allie said...

Hey Girl here's a book suggestion it's one of my favorites!!! I am serious you must check it out.
The Power of a Praying Parent
By: Stormie Omartian

Anonymous said...

I totally agree, with you on the book and cmputer thing, Its bad but when I can't fall asleep all I have to do is read, and after the first paragraph its all over!
I also experinced the same exact thing with my third child, I can still just sit and watch Jr. Play and laugh and play tickle moster with him as long as he wants and he can go for a long time! With Johnnie and Jas it was like ok thats enough gotta go do something elese! I fell convicted with that as well, so now I make time for all of them like one on one time you know. It's hard but you can do it! Glad to know angels are all around us! It was awesome having you back! Love yall! LOL
*Glenia ;)