Friday, February 29, 2008

Things I've Learned From My Kids

  • Bedtime is apparently a relative term.
  • Dessert and snack are two different things-though both apparently are supposed to contain sugar.
  • Studying flashcards and nightly reading are not homework if they're not on the homework sheet.
  • Items placed on the stairs to be put away at the next ascending are invisible.
  • Dishes apparently make their own way to counter if you leave them long enough.
  • Weather in the 50's means it's time for shorts and flip-flops.
  • Playing the wii does not count as TV time.
  • You can't be in the fun club if you delegate chores.
  • Being too tired absolves you from any responsibility.
  • Shopping at Target is supposed to include a trip to the dollar section.
  • Bad choices don't count if you're sick.

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Walking in the Light

Wow! This year year has been a whirlwind to say the least. I am shocked we are near the half way point in February. Part of me wants to dance. If the start of the year is any indication of how it is going to go, I am happy it's flying by. I will usher in 2009 with bells and whistles.

Yet, I am humbly reminded that every day is a gift, and I need to walk in the Light. I need to let Him guide me through each day. I need to listen to His still, quiet voice...Yeah I know for me that's a stretch. I'm never still long enough to catch my breath.

As I write this, our dear neighbor of ten years is fighting stage 4 pancreatic cancer. I am awed by the faith she has in God. I am humbled by the fight she has within her to beat the demon we know as cancer. Hunter, in his six year old wisdom said to me, "Mommy, why are you sad? We are just going to pray and Jesus is going to make her better." The faith of a child and the living testimony of one who is dwelling in God's amazing grace reminds me to walk daily in the His unfailing light.