Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
B) I've been at this for 41 minutes now.
C) This post is photo driven.
D) I haven't showered in ___ days (I refuse to write in the actual number...you, on the other hand, are allowed to put whatever number you would like in the blank.) and my baby will be waking up soon.
E) I think I'm having a post-loss-of-baby-nesting period -- does this really happen??? Because I have been little Miss. Nazi-organizing-throw-it-out-give-it-to-goodwill-have-a-garage-sale QUEEN for the past week.
F) Positive note - Our house is becoming de-cluttered. :)
G) I will be back to finish the original post. :)
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
While [the messenger] was still speaking, yet another messenger came [to Job] and said, "Your sons and daughters were feasting and drinking wine at the oldest brother's house,when suddenly a mighty wind swept in from the desert and struck the four corners of the house. It collapsed on them and they are dead, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!"
In all this, Job did not sin by charging God with wrongdoing.
Job 1:18-22 NIV
This isn't to say I'm not sad. It's not to say I didn't want this baby to live and grow. But it wasn't the plan, and I'd be a fool to question the Planner in His wisdom.
When I finally got to Reno, Em needed hugs, one of the few things I'm truly talented at. We had a chance to talk it over, and I was grateful to discover that she'd been having the same conversation with the Lord in Reno while I was having it in Indy. We were sad, yes, and we would grieve. But the Lord is God, and He is good. He takes care of us in countless ways, and will do so always.
It's only Wednesday now, so I'm not going to claim that everything is settled and over. One thing I know, though, is that our marriage and our faith will mature and strengthen because of this, and because of our response to God in His will. Heaven knows there will be bouts of idiocy to come, especially from me, but I pray for the wisdom to lead the family I've been given to the best of my ability.
In a perverse way, I almost wish I could act more heartbroken just to avoid the weird stares from people I know I'm going to get. I can hear their thoughts, "You just lost a baby, dude! Why aren't you even upset?!" But I'll react the only way I can - with the peace that's been graciously given to me. And if they do ask why, I hope God gives me the boldness and clarity to explain.
I'm spent now. I'm sure there will be more to write later, but I've said what's on my heart. God is good, and everything else is meaningless.
I have seen the burden God has laid on men. He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
I know that there is nothing better for men than to be happy and do good while they live. That everyone may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all his toil—this is the gift of God. I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that men will revere him.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Adorable, yes. Allowed, no. I promptly grabbed my camera and then chided her with a "no, no." To which she responded, "In?" I think it's time I stop taking photos of events I mean to deter. :)
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
After the baby doc appointment, we had a rare and magical chance to have lunch alone with each other. While I'm sure that to outsiders we looked like a normal couple conversing, I must admit that it was a bit more schizophrenic than that. Here's a taste:
Husband: "It totally torques me when people claim that mispronunciations are "just accents". Seriously, 'po-tay-tow' is NOT the same as 'po-tah-tow'. Arg, and then on the radio yesterday, some dude they were interviewing mixed up "weary" and "wary"! I mean, he was a WRITER!"
*Wife groove-dances in the booth to the in-house muzak while staring at a salad*
Wife: "You know, I really, really like craisins! They're like raisins......plus awesomeness. There must be fields where they just set out the cranberries to dry.........But what if it rains?"
*"The Ballad of Curtis Loew" by Lynyrd Skynyrd comes on the muzak station*
Husband: "Wow, this is my favorite Skynyrd song! It's so......moving..."
Wife: "...I really just have no idea how people can confuse "there", "their", and "they're"! I mean, of all the easily confusable words, they have SUCH different meanings!
" ...On the day old Curtis died, nobody came to pray.
Old preacher said some words, and they chunked him in the clay..."
Husband: "Man, that's really sad..."
Wife: "I know! They might go their whole lives and not have anyone tell them how to use the words correctly!"
*shriek*squeal*giggle* Basically, if there's a sound related to joy a toddler makes, it's accompanying this photo.
I'm pretty sure that Conrad perfect this thumb over-the-nozzle move for this moment in life: spraying his children.
It's tough to get this from the pictures, but Midget Lady was a trooper, because the hose water was Lake Tahoe cold! It's a good thing she's been prepping her Thunder Thighs for just such an occasion.
Joy. Exuberance. Zeal.
Okay, favorite part of the day. Our neighbors just acquired a small yorkie named Sarge. Nellianne walked over, turned around and said "Hi' to Homer and then turned back to Sarge and said "Hi" again. ADORABLE!