Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I hear the secrets that you keep....

...when you're talking in your sleep....

Or in Jack's case, when he's walking in his sleep.

Sunday night, around midnight, I heard Jackson's door creak open. Then I heard his little pitter-patter run down the hallway toward the family room. Then he stopped and the pitter-pattering came back toward our bedroom at the end of the hall.

Our bedroom door opened and he scampered in. "It's showtime!"

"Whaaaa?" Was all I could manage.

"Daddy said it's showtime!" Sleep-walking Jackson responded.

"What are you talking about, Honey?"

"Daddy said it's showtime!"

"Let's get you back in bed."


I got him back in bed and went back to sleep. Only the next day did I realize how bizarre and hilarious it all was....sigh....a sign of things to come? Do I really want a sleep-walking son?! AAAAHHHH!!!

I remember my cousin Jason used to sleep-walk. It was a little scary. One time he even went and got into his parents' van. Thank God he never figured out how to start it up in his sleep....

Anyway, hopefully all Jack will do is declare "showtime." I'd be okay with that. It's harmless and quite funny.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Spring is Springing.

I wouldn't say it has *sprung* yet, but we're in the process. I like it. The kids LOVE it.

We are in a weird place in our lives right now...a place of transition. Although it seems kind of like we are always in transition! Anyway. It's difficult. But it is okay, because "all of my life, in every season, You are still God, I have a reason to sing. I have a reason to worship." (Desert Song by Hillsong)

Whether I feel it or not, whether I see it or not, God is still in control. A pastor at a church I visited today said "Don't worry about tomorrow because God is already there." That is so true.

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside still waters.

He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table for me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

[Psalm 23]

Friday, March 12, 2010

We lost a good one.


That's a link to my mom's blog. She did a nice entry about my great-grandma, who passed away this morning. She had been struggling for a long time with dementia and other health problems, and today she finally got to go to Jesus. She had talked a lot about missing Edward, my great-grandpa who passed away about 8 years ago, and now she can finally be with him again.

She was a very cool lady, and half of Lily's middle name is in honor of her. She will forever be remembered with love.

Friday, March 5, 2010

I'm a slacker.

Okay, so I am REALLY bad at keeping up with this. Things are happening all the time, so you'd think I would blog about them. But no. I forget.

In fact, I forget a LOT of things these days....like my diaper bag in the cart at Walmart...my keys in the locked house...bottles and things sanitizing (boiling) on the stove (and thus melting)...it never ends. I swear to you, I am losing my mind.

The worst part is that I am not oblivious to it. I wish I were! Oh no, I can see my mind loss very vividly. It scares me! If I'm already this ditzy, what am I going to be like in 5 years? 10????? AAAAAAHHHHHH!!! I will be nothing more than a walking, talking vegetable by then!