Monday, December 31, 2007

Do these jeans make my butt look big?

Did you ever wonder what the world looks like through the eyes of a 4-year old? Well, wonder no more. This is it. This is what happens when you go to Disney World and buy your 4-year old a "High School Musical Digital Camera." Out of 47 pictures, half of them are of people's...posteriors. A good many more are of Carson and a number of them are blurry and distorted. Visually, that's her world right there. Bottoms, Carson and crap she has no clue what it is. Made me laugh. And also thankful that I was pushing the stroller.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Sunny Florida?

Back in January of this year, Michael told me that this was going to be the year of change for us. He was not sure what that change might entail, but he had a feeling that our world would turn upside down and inside out. Looking back on this year I can see the changes, however small or big they may be. These changes are all little detours that God has put along our path in life. Even my little Pollyanna outlook on life has been tested through each detour, but I remain confident in my God who has a plan and desires my heart.

I really believe that God is preparing us for some major life changes, and He has slowly taken me through some baby step changes this past year. Watching two of my most beloved friends move away, seeing some of my kiddos best playmates from school and church move to different states, experiencing changes with a long-stable employment for Michael, are all some of the baby steps.

Most recently Michael and I were invited to travel to Fort Lauderdale to scope out the area and begin discussions for a possible job transfer. I had the rare and wonderful privilege of sitting on the beach (in my swimsuit in 80 degree weather in December!) and quietly reflecting for 6 hours straight. I am always closest to my Savior when I am around nature, especially the ocean and the mountains. I listened to some sermons and prayed and just sat. I never get to just sit. What I have come to realize is that no matter where God takes us, I will go. Like Jeff said today in his sermon, worship requires sacrifice. Worship is not just singing and playing music. Worship is living and living for God in all aspects of my life. The safety and the security and familiarity of my life here in Texas might require a sacrifice as we seek God's plan for our family, and I know that in committing to that sacrifice I will worship my Lord. Who knows where God will send us - whether it be sunny Florida (please, no!) or sunny California (could definitely do that) or excessively hot Texas (always a good thing). Wherever we end up, I will worship.