Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Created By A Male

Yes this post will probably be a dig at you men, but honestly LOOK AT THIS PICTURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Really?!?!?  So, this is the picture in a pamphlet explaining vasectomies that came from a local urologists office. 

I really have so many things I could say about this photo, but I will only ask this one question.  If you have had a c-section or delivered children "naturally", do you ever remember getting a pamphlet that had you holding your new sweet baby in a lazy boy with your husband at your side bringing you snacks?   HMMMMMM something to ponder. 

Monday, February 7, 2011

88 days

This gives me butterflies.  Oh well I am committed. :)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

"It is what it is"

I love this quote.  But I know people that loathe it.  They think it means to settle, to give up, to not try and challenge myself or others, that it means failure and laziness.  But I love this quote because I take it as dealing with things that are beyond our control.

I like this because sometimes I put a lot of pressure on myself.  I expect perfection, I expect to say the "right" thing, do the "right" thing, have the "right" family, have the "right" attitude, have the "right" marriage, and I could go on and on.  But I am not perfect, thank God for a Redeemer.
As I get older I have discovered there are definitely seasons in life.  I wish someone would have explained this to me when I was 14 and maybe I would have handled my awkward teenage season better.  Then again maybe my mom did tell me, but my I-know-better-than-you teenage brain was acting up.  :)

In the past week we have had the dreaded flu/cold/stomach/eye bug attack our home.  I have been tired and lazy.  I have not done my floors, I have yelled at the kids, I have had to tell a very good friend that I could not help her in her time of need because of sick people at my house.  And for a while I was feeling bad and guilty.  But I remembered one of my sayings:  It is what it is. 

I believe this is true for me this week.  I cannot control sickness, it comes (although I do wish I had a magic wand to control throw up. :)) I have had to just let go and decided that where I am right now is not permanent.  My floors will get clean and I will at another time, be able  to help out my friend.  But right now it just is what it is.

Maybe you have felt the same way about your season.  There are things you don't like that are happening beyond your control.  To that I give you full permission to just let out a big sigh and say "It is what it is." And many blessings to you as you work through it and the season you are in!