Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Airports teem with emotion.
The hellos dance about in spurts of joy, smiles and laughter while the goodbyes swirl about revealing tears, sobs and muffled pain.
Saying goodbye hurts.
...especially when I was just saying hello.
Monday, September 29, 2008
Not fully alike. Not completely the same.
Loves my Dad.
Loves my mom.
And, I've come to the conclusion ...
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Friend Rule #1:
Find a great adventure together and go for it.
Friend Rule #2:
Run like crazy...and grab a rest stop when needed.
Friend Rule #3:
Allow friends to head out on new adventures.
Friend Rule #4:
Don't be afraid to go solo for awhile.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
With dimensions in hand, I took off to the pet store to get the brand-spanking new crate that's appropriate for air travel. I set it up in the kitchen and snoopy baby mini runs over ...
uh-uh. nope. no way.
We quickly come to the decision that our approach is not working. We take the crate upstairs and set it side-by-side his normal crate. And, amidst Copernicus' verbal disapproval....put him in the crate.
I'm not happy!!
I hurried. I tried to make it painless as possible for him. But, he's spoiled and pouted for the rest of the evening.
After the initial shock of the smaller, more enclosed atmosphere, Cappie did spend more time in the airline crate without further incident.
He's ready to fly.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
It's an easy morning.
Easy to become content with a slower pace and allow the rain to act as my guide for the day.
Monday, September 15, 2008
"Every day I put love on the line. There is nothing I am less good at then love. I am far better in competition than in love. I am far better at responding to my instincts and ambitions to get ahead and make my mark than I am at figuring out how to love another. I am schooled and trained in acquisitve skills, in getting my own way. And, yet I decide, everyday, to set aside what I can do best and attempt what I do very clumsily - open myself to the frustrations and failures of loving, daring to believe that failing in love is better than succeeding in pride."
Friday, September 12, 2008
Beginning to melt down kinda lost.
...and I was in the grocery store of all places! But, wait, first let me give you the story.
The cashier was scanning my last few items as we continued our pleasant, back and forth conversation. I reach into my purse for my wallet and, **gasp**!!
WHERE is my wallet?
I stopped moving.
A blank stare enveloped my face.
I knew danger was imminent. Identity theft and disaster loomed large in my mind. (and for some wierd reason, the Priceline negotiator theme started playing in my head and a vision of William Shatner appeared)
I looked up at the cashier, and plainly spoke, "I don't have my wallet".
After what seemed like minutes of us moving in slow motion and staring at each other, she asked, "Where was the last time you used a card out of your wallet?"
"Um, I don't know" I replied in a really intelligent way. I was trying to think but no thoughts were forming across the synapses of my brain. I realized the futility of just standing there and quickly began expressing a plan of action of her holding my groceries and me running home for the checkbook and then coming back.
She was patient, calm and just exuded peace.
Me?? Crazy-eyed. No speech but mouth-wide-open-chick. Standing in my hubby's sweatpants, a cute and not-so-ratty tee shirt, day old makeup smeared across my eyelids, flip flops a danglin' and my hair thrown up in a pony tail.
All of a sudden I was becoming very public!
The cashiers had pretty much stopped cashiering and the customers were now looking my way.
I felt lost.
Something precious and priceless of mine was gone and now others in the store were looking on...waiting to see what would happen next.
I scream, "oh, wait....I got it!!"
I yell back to the cashier, "I'll be right back", because I was already halfway out of the store and on the run. I was moving so fast my hair was whipping in the wind, ok, well, maybe it just felt like I was going that fast. lol
I remembered stopping at the gas station before the grocery store. I was thinking maybe I didn't put my wallet back into my purse and it's in the car. I peer into the car window and there it is! My beautiful, shiny, black, Nine-West wallet with a world globe accessory. Aaahhh.....my wallet.
Back in the store, cheers erupted from others and I breathed a huge a sigh of relief.
I looked at the cashier and expressed thanks to her for her service and we ended up thanking God together. Of course she was in the God-family. Everything about her kindness, compassion and willingness to help spoke of her faith.
So, out of my lost state comes one provided by God who's able to assist me.
A lost and found incident that nudged me to remember my very own life story with God. Rescued from being completely lost and now founded in new life with God.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
I could go on and on and tell you how great it is and why it is a good fit for us, but.... I think you'll get a pretty good jist of the place just by reading an excerpt from the Pastor's Blog:
Call me a heathen.
See why we chose it? lol
When they said, "Let's go to the house of God," my heart leaped for joy.
Saturday, September 6, 2008
It started with Dell, my bff's Miniature Schnauzer, as we traveled the roads together to Mississippi. I fell in love with him immediately and, upon my return home, had to have one of my own.
To keep it all in the family, we brought home Copernicus (who is Dell's half brother - Baylee is their dad). He is super snuggly, easy to train and an absolute joy to have in our family!
Well, Copernicus is 6 months old now and we've decided it's a great time to get him a playmate ... a brother. The tricky part for us was how to keep it all in the family. We discussed, prayed, looked, eye'd every detail and....now, we're busting at the seams with joy!!
Please welcome our newest addition born on 9/4/08 and photo'd at just a few hours old .....
It really is all in the family! ;)
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Please bear with me as I-change.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
that silence becomes praise
Can I be so still
where clarity forms from haze
Will you let me worship
with nothing more than breath
Will you let me love you
even unto my death?
Please don't try to explain this away
where you've been inside my heart
Just keep speaking whispers of grace
as your truth continues to part
The old me from the new me
I am nothing of what was
One that's been rescued
and it's just what your love does
You love me well
I will be quiet
You love me well
Listen and hear
You love me well
Silence is praise
You love me well
My breath is my worship