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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Tag, now I'm it!



O.k., so I've been "tagged" by Deb and this is my first time, so I guess I just fill in these answers and then tag others, right? Very fun!!! Who needs a nap...I'll do this instead. :)



*I am - a mommy. My favorite job! There is no higher calling. Also a part time nurse practitioner
* I want - to be a light shining for Jesus, to my family, especially my kids. I want them to see God as a loving, forgiving, gracious God.

* I have - been blessed by God. He's given me a wonderful husband and four fun kids and has walked beside me so closely these past few months that we joke around that with Him on our side, its just not fair to others!

*I wish - that I could take all my friends to Florida with me!
* I hate - goodbyes. My eyes well up at the thought of what lies ahead...

* I miss - my grandpa. He died in 2003. He was my only grandparent my whole life. He loved and sacrificed for my mom, my sister and me. He had the greatest sayings (Shoot Luke or give up the gun (he didn't like to be kept waiting), CONFOUND! (his way of cursing!), That's the truth!)

* I fear - not always being close to my kids like we are now. I hear about people who don't speak to their kids or parents and my heart just breaks for them.

* I feel - sort of emotional today, reflecting on the friendships God has blessed me with here in Iowa that I am leaving, feeling God's presence at church today as the sermon spoke directly to my heart and life and a situation that just came up yesterday. He is so faithful to speak peace and refreshment to my heart through our pastor.

* I hear - the NASCAR race no one is really paying attention to, my kids making noise as they have a snack.

* I smell -like my favorite lotion: White ginger and amber from bath and body
* I crave - fun and excitement...see post below about Planet X...only whet my appetite!
* I search - for bargains for furniture to replace the things we are selling here, for all the beads off of Alayna's craft (from Sunday school) that are scattering all over the floor right now as I type

* I wonder - what my life will be like in a few months, where will I live, who will be my friend?
* I regret - not sharing my faith with my friends sooner, not being a light in their lives, going with the crowd instead of standing up for what is right.

* I love - God, my husband, and my kids. I even try to keep it in that order!!
* I ache - in my heart after I lose my patience with my kids.
* I care - about my church and the various ministries I'm involved in. About my patients with heart problems and financial problems (they seem to go together!).
* I always - pray with my kids before bed, say "Praise the Lord for hot lunch!" on the days the kids don't have to have a cold lunch made for school. They act like they hate it when I say it, but I know deep down they would be disappointed if I didn't!
* I believe - in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ and choose to serve Him with my life.
* I dance - terribly. I've got rhythm, but not the moves. ditto Deb!!!
* I sing - at the top of my lungs with the radio up so loud that I can't even hear myself!

* I cry - about everything lately, I keep seeing all that I am leaving behind. I know I have to trust God to bring me all I need or to BE all I need in Florida.
* I don't always - react how I should or think before I speak. I usually know how I should have acted or reacted, but it is often too late by the time I realize it. I don't always choose to overlook an offense, or be slow to anger.
* I fight - for what is right (as defined in the Bible). For those who can't fight for themselves.
* I write - posts on my blog! I am finding it addictive and a great way to document our lives without having to scrapbook!

* I never - buy something that is not on clearance.
* I listen - to Christian music preferably. Favorites include Skillet, Casting Crowns, Plumb, Stellar Kart, Phillips, Craig and Dean, Mercy Me.
* I need - more time in the day for packing, volunteering, working, raising support, investing in my kids, MOPS, Perspectives (great class I am taking at church), and showing my appreciation to my friends for their support and inexplicable love and acceptance of me!
* I am happy - to have friends who care enough about me to read all this!


So, I tag all the people who I know that have blogs (not very many): Lisa, Rikki, JoDee, and Laura. I know this takes a while, but hopefully they'll all participate...it's worth it!

3 comments:

Deb said...

Great, Travis! It's so fun to read what's most important (or least important) to people. I enjoyed seeing a piece of your heart.

Mary said...

i am a friend of lisa's from yahoo. i wish u and your family the best on your journey. u are all so brave.
i left my home state 9 years ago to move to mn, where i knew noone and now my kids are in college and i can see definate ways that they prospered from the move.
i am sure in the years to come, u will look back and see the same in your kids. and it will be enough that u are together and healthy and happy.
mary

Mary said...

i am a friend of lisa's from yahoo. i wish u and your family the best on your journey. u are all so brave.
i left my home state 9 years ago to move to mn, where i knew noone and now my kids are in college and i can see definate ways that they prospered from the move.
i am sure in the years to come, u will look back and see the same in your kids. and it will be enough that u are together and healthy and happy.
mary