Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Virtual reality

To quote my darling husband:

"It is called virtual reality because it isn't real."

Having Olivia has made me stop and realize how valuable it is to experience things. Internet, Tv, Movies are all ways to enjoy something without actually participating in the activity. Isn't it so much better to be the one having the adventure? To be the one living the dream, feeling the sensations, enjoying our world?

Plus- watching her enjoy her swim lessons, her walk around the block, gymnastics class brings so much more joy!

Don't get me wrong, I will always enjoy a good movie, a great book and snuggles on the couch with Sesame Street.

But as much as I am able, I want to enjoy the life God has given me and my family.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Serving Others

It is my daughter's second Holiday season and I want her to grow up with the same love and passion for service that her Daddy and I have. This weekend she will attend a dinner hosted for over 250 International students, then she will go shopping with me to help fill a Thanksgiving dinner basket for a needy family in our community.

I am not sure what Christmas holds for us but am excited that at this early age we can take her right along and teach her that being a Christian is about loving those around us.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Facing a Fear

First week on my new job is complete!! I was surprised at how quickly the week flew by and how I could feel the prayers of all my friends and family. I worried that having been out for a while would leave my brain sluggish and confused but just the opposite occured this week. My mind was engaged and sharp and the week went great!

Yesterday I had a little epiphony. I realized that being laid off has left me a little scarred. My boss has a very agressive personality in the organization and is not afraid to speak his mind, to anyone, with me standing right there. I felt myself cringing quite a few times. On reflection I realized that I really just didn't want him to rock the boat! If he ends up not a citizen of this community, where does that leave me!

Horrible way to go to work every day right? So after some good discussion with my husband and some prayer time with my Father I have reached this conclusion and belief. God has given me this job. Just like everything else we have, it is His to take away or continue to give. No boss or economy can change that.