BARB'S 45 RECORD element & template
Firstly, thank you all SO MUCH for your wonderful comments etc yesterday. I didn't get to check my email etc. until late last night - after 10 - so I was FLOORED when I saw I had over 1000 visitors yesterday! Your comments really moved me! Please do continue to send me your suggestions for elements - some days its hard to figure out just what to make!
It was a baby shower for a friend yesterday, at our Church, and Judi (Pastor's Wife) and I hosted it. God provided a ton of beautiful fresh, pink roses (baby girl - perfect!) to decorate with. I folded the paper napkins to look like little diapers, with pins and pink beads and they looked soooo cute! I promise to post as soon as I can. Went just after lunch, did not return home till after 10... whew!
I also helped in the yard yesterday - these days are SO busy!
Today is a pot-luck at the school - Mom baked her famous chocolate cream pie (I COULD lose it along the way, hehe!) and both Mom and Dad will come to the school too. I know Miles is very proud to have them come. Also, its the photography club tonight - last one of the 6 wks) and helping Miles arrange for the class of gifted students for tomorrow's outing to the Desert Center... I will be cutting cardboard to make 'clipboards' while Miles thinks ahead to buying healthy snacks and soaking the owl pellets (pooh!) so the kids can disect them tomorrow. I guess what I'm trying to say is that I may not be around for the next day or so.
I just want to say one last thing. Its so easy, when we get busy to treat our spouses with love and patience... often the one we care most about is the one we take for granted. I can only speak personally here, but I know that when things heat up, when we have too much going on, it seems like we are politer to others. I know when Miles is under a lot of strain and we run into some bumps, when we go to get our hearts together again, often I resist. I want to hang onto my indignation for a while... which stops us from going ahead. I know God wants me to 'let go' but there's this side of me that likes to see Miles 'stew' for a while, even when I know I'm the only thing holiding us back from going ahead. Even when I know that I hold the key for him to go thru the day with a glad heart. I'm working on it. Part of me likes to cling to the hurt feeling... Please pray for me for this area - and I would love your scriptures and thoughts on this. Please pray that my love for Miles would be what God would like me to be as a Godly wife.
We are too ready to retaliate rather than to forgive or to gain by love and information. Let us, then, try what love will do: for if men do once see we love them, we should soon find they would not harm us.
- William Penn
GREAT GOD, I ask thee not for meaner pelf,
Than that I may not disappoint myself,
That in my action I may soar as high,
As I can now discern with this clear eye...
That my weak hand may equal my firm faith,
And my life practice mor than my tongue saith.
-Henry David Thoreau
The precepts of the LORD are right,
giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the LORD are radiant,
giving light to the eyes.