Friday, March 9, 2012
We had a great visit with my parents. They stayed for a week and we enjoyed it! My dad put up wainscoting in the dining room for me - I 'helped.' After I painted it it looks just exactly the way I wanted it! It makes me smile to look at it! :)
We had our first women's Bible study at my house on Monday. It went well. Three other ladies are doing it with me. I think it is going to be great! I am doing an Initials, Inc. party this evening for my friend Alison. She is in my Bible study too. I am working on some of the landscaping for around the back part of the house when I can. It all will definitely need a lot of work. Good thing I enjoy it. Love going out there and working. I'd like to paint a bit more in the house soon too. Spring is always a busy time with the kids in sports though, so not sure how much more I will get done. We are so excited to have Jason, Robyn, AJ, and Jillian visiting in just a few weeks and then Chris and Judy, and then my parents again, and then Tyrone, Lynette, and their family for a day!
Jeff and I continue to pray for guidance, discernment, and to do His will. We have had 38 showings on our home. It is constant battle to remain trusting and have faith that His plan is best. He is growing us though. And I am glad that we are here. What an adventure this has been already. And how we are growing in our faith through this! We are also growing up - not being right near our parents has helped us with this. Not that we enjoy not being near them!! But now that we are...we are forced to 'grow up.' Seems silly to say when we have been married for 13 years, have two kids, and are 35 years old!
I definitely have felt closer to the kids and Jeff recently. I will look at the kids and just try to freeze time for a bit. I love watching Evan crawl around on the floor with his cars still - I love that he still plays. But then my heart jumps for joy when I see him doing so much better with baseball this year - actually trying to catch the balls and doing it! I want to slow time down with Emily who is so pretty and will come out of her room after spending some time getting dressed, doing her hair, getting stuff together in her purse, putting on perfume, and some glittery face stuff...wow...when did that happen? I went to tuck her in this week and she had used some new shampoo. It reminded me of the scent she had as a baby. I just kept kissing her and wanted to snuggle up with her!! It's good to stop and cherish where they are right now and chisel it into my memories. Jeff and I are leaning on each other a lot too. While we are making friends here - we've only been here a few months. It is hard to not have the friendships like we did in Indiana. It will come, we must have patience...and I guess in the mean time...I will continue to pour into the three people who matter the most anyway.