Thursday, December 9, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Well we had a buyer and went through a few rounds of offers and counter offers and offers and counters ad nauseum. Finally we put our foot down and said here it is buyer - calling your bluff we'll accept your offer of X (even though we thought he was blowing smoke) and it turned out .... He was blowing smoke - so we've moved on and are back in the groove of pristine showings.
We had another showing today - read encouragement. I'm recognizing this first go around as preparation by God. I'm teaching a Sunday school class that is currently studying the Isrealites exit from egypt then their much wonderings in the dessert and their final conquering and moving into etc of the promised land. In all of it - the living under slave rule - the wanderings - the campings and conquests God is patiently teaching them to trust in Him and wait for the blessing from Him in His time. I'm learning and recognizing this in our current state. God is giving us the time - graciously - to prepare, to rework, to frankly wait for the timing of the blessing He has in store for us. I know that we could have made the last deal "work" in a worldly sense but then we would have missed the blessing of God's plan. It's up to Him and I'm sure that He'll let us know when the deal is right and when it's time to move. Dare I say it, I'm certain He'll ... Call us.
Praise God who is good all the time.
Blessings while waiting for the call from Him. Heather
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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Wednesday, September 8, 2010
|Sometimes I've felt like I'm still learning to balance ....|
|Recently I've felt like I'm mastering the perfect balance whilst whistling ....|
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
- At the babysitters he naps in a room with other kids, and falls asleep easily
- When we vacation and he sleeps in the big bed with his brother, and falls asleep easily
- When we camp we all sleep in a row of sleeping bags, and he falls asleep easily
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
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Sunday, June 6, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
So we had to wait - through the mother's day weekend - until Tuesday evening - for the expert. Who by the way was the most respectful nice guy you could imagine - way to go Comcast!!
It was OK and I mean that - not just to pacify my withdraw - it really was OK. I wasn't checking facebook or email or blogs that I follow several times a day. Hubs wasn't surfing about planes and being enticed with all the stuff he has to do to complete the plane. Weird - yes - but strangely - OK. Probably because we knew that it would eventually be back and probably because we could resort to surfing, emailing, etc on our iphones but still - the screen experience - I've said enough.
We did miss being able to easily check the weather, but looking out the window works too. We did miss catching up on the shows that were supposed to be downloaded to our apple TV but weren't because - no connection - but we'll just have some extra break time this week. We read, played, relaxed, enjoyed each other. Perhaps the electrical bolt from earth to heaven that fried the internet allowed the passage from heaven to earth of a very important message - enjoy each other - for a little while.
Your ways are mysterious and magnificent ... and all I can say is ... God, Thanks for the Blessing.
Friday, May 7, 2010
His commute is about 40 minutes. We drive to his work, drop him off , and then I go about another half hour to get to work. I'd be driving that distance anyways so it makes sense to share half the ride.
Yesterday we carpooled and on the way home, about 2 minutes before I was to pick up my husband, he texted me that he had just been called into late meeting. So time to revise our plans.
Simply put ... I drove to very near our home to pick up our kids then drove back up to pick up my husband.
Less simply put ... this involved meeting my parents at a park and ride to pick up our not yet school aged son who'd been the lucky purveyor of a day with gramma and pap pap, followed by picking up our older son at the babysitters, running by the house to drop off perishable food from lunch boxes and letting the dog out, then heading back to my husbands work. Of course we hit a traffic jam on a main highway on the way back up due to an accident. By the time I got to his office I'd been driving for 3 hours. At this point, I could have seen all of this as "Agghhh, why can't we just be home".
Instead, here's how I saw it...
My younger son was tired from a very busy and happy fun filled day with grandparents - he gets to sleep in the car - nap done.
What am I out? I get to sit and cruise around in a fun little car in beautiful weather- OK I'm good with that ... some people even do that on purpose!
My older son needed some down time after a long day at school anyway.
On top of that I had to Thank God that my husband and I both have wonderful professional careers that God has led and blessed, and most importantly that He (God) reminded me to get gas before I got on the turnpike after leaving my work.
When we arrived at my husbands work and he was still in a meeting - so I had time to review my sons spelling words with him for the spelling test the next day. Plus my boys and I had some quiet time in the car just being with each other while we waited for Daddy.
When Daddy was done - here's the best part - we had a nice dinner at a very nice restaurant and .... I didn't have to cook dinner!! Kind of an early mothers day.
God is so full of blessings, you just have to be sure that your focus allows you to see them, because sometimes it's easy to loose focus ...
Monday, May 3, 2010
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Friday, April 30, 2010
So confession time ...
OK now I'm inspired. It is supposed to rain some this weekend anyway. I am going to work on that quilt, and clean out the pantry, and clean out my closet, and remove wallpaper....
I'll let you know how all that works out Sunday night or Monday morning ... if my husband doesn't have me committed first ... Happy Weekend Everyone!
Based on the list above, any callings will be taken by the voicemail and will be handled in the order in which they were received ... thank you for your patience ...
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Well, God decided it was time to clean up. We'd cleaned the bedroom areas last night which resulted in mounds - no mountains - of clothes being sorted in the laundry room. One stray shirt, unbeknownst to us, managed to slip through baggage check-in and landed in the laundry tub / utility sink. So of course Niagara Falls resulted all over the floor (us happily munching on "bedtime bed snack" right upstairs from one of the seven wonders of the world. It flowed and flowed right through all those other unwanted passengers.
The mess and ruined items are now awaiting the Sunday garbage pickup, the room is organized, and the floor is oh so clean!! What a blessing in disguise - sometimes I just need that extra kick in the butt to get a job done - even though I may not be super grateful for it at the onset. Thank you Lord for a clean laundry room, Please help us to keep it that way, Amen.
Patiently awaiting my next calling ...
Monday, April 19, 2010
My wonderful husband recently celebrated a "relatively" milestone birthday so in an effort to be the loving wife I decided to get him a super special birthday cake. He's currently working on getting his pilots license and also wants to scratch build an airplane - yeah I was wondering about raiding those boy scout can collections for aluminum too - but I digress. I've got a really incredible source for custom cakes ... like Ace of Cakes - cakes. So I ordered a cake in the shape of the plane he wants to build - sent them the website with photos, really got things rolling.
In a moment of Mommy Insanity I decided that it would be prudent to include the kids in picking up and "hiding" the cake at a friends house. Bad idea when they are less than 1/2 and 1/4 a dozen years, respectively.
So one evening we (me and the kids) stealthily exit the house with the pretense of running to the bank. Well, this will take longer than a bank trip so I text dear husband "taking the kids to the park" - response text "which park" - shoot - he's thinking of taking a motorcycle ride and meeting us - what to do - just don't respond seems reasonable at the time.
We make the long trip to the pick up the cake - it's more than I could ever imagine - lots of fuss from me and the store owner about " it's a special surprise for Daddy - we can't tell Daddy - forget you saw the cake ...." and we make the long ride home - stopping first at our friends house at a way-to-late-hour-for-anyone-with-kids - to hide the cake in her fridge - Thank You AGAIN!!!
Upon exiting our friends driveway - literally 0.035 minutes from our home, my sweet husband calls "Where ARE you?" Not in a yelling mad way - in a what are you up to and oh yeah are you all still alive way. I am the fast thinking Engineer mind at work woman and say - ok fine, I actually took the kids to get your birthday present (not really a lie) and it took way longer than I thought and I'm so bad at this ... he and I are both laughing I finish by saying I'm pulling in the driveway now and need help transporting sleeping kids. He says, ok I'll wait until you hide my HUGE present call up when you need me * great so now I have to FAKE hiding a big present that I didn't get him. * Ok can do, well shoot once you start the downward spiral of "just a little lie - sin" it really starts swirling. Note to self - you're terrible at lying and sin is really bad. We make it through a relatively quiet evening and following day until dinner...
So we’re at dinner and I could have killed (OK not really) husband – he’s (intentionally or not) making comments and asking questions about his birthday. I explicitly tell him to stop – so the later punch he receives is well deserved. OK another sin - shouldn't punch husband - so much for the christian part of this blog ;-)
Our older son starts reviewing what his day on Friday will be like for us – I’ll go to school, do Standardized Achievement Tests, blah blah blah – ending with and then we go to my friends house for a party.
Hubs: Oh a party – but how are we going to celebrate my birthday without a cake?
Older son: Oh don’t worry the cake’s already at the Family Name’s house (gets that look as soon as he says it and quickly looks at me with the “did I do something wrong” look)
Quickly followed by younger son who just has to add his two cents ….
Younger Son: Yeah the airplane cake. (pride just radiating)
At which point I wasn’t mad at the boys but at Hubby and told him so and did he know how much work that had been that he just ruined and why couldn’t he just keep his mouth shut and let the surprise happen – and then I punched him - I still feel bad about that - Sorry Sweetie. God quickly intervened and told me in my heart that it wasn't that big of a deal and that some day I'd be laughing about it so I might as well laugh now.
Besides Hubby still didn’t know how cool it was until the REAL surprise ...
and he knows that he’s never ever going to get another surprise in his life. Later he told me he probably subconsciously doesn't like surprises - ya think? At least now I know.
So the meaning behind what I chose - God is calling all the time and He's guiding me through all the daily paths and roles. Calling me to be a better, more patient mother, a more loving wife, a better engineer, a listening friend, a counseling friend, a courteous driver, a nonabrasive person on the street that you pass that may, through a smile, brighten your day. Whatever the role -- He's there.
So this blog will be about what life brings (no what God allows) in the life of: a Servant of Him, a Wife, a Mommy, an Engineer - in that order. May it all glorify Him.
Ready for the Journey?