Wednesday, January 2, 2008

A Shout Out to '08

Well, here we are, already on the second day of January. This year already has the rumblings of a good year. You know, the unsaid yet fully there undercurrents of your life....the rumblings. I know, I totally just made that up, but I'm allowed to. Everyone knows I'm full of carp (as Cpt spelled to me earlier today).

I just think there are so many things to look forward to in 2008, things that I don't even know about. I just know that the Lord is up to some good stuff! And I know that because He's always up to something good. Even the hard stuff is good for me when I look at it from an eternal perspective.

I'm excited to tackle this year, celebrations and heartaches, with my Deadliest Catch. I feel we have reached just a sweet season in our marriage. It's fun to be loving someone for so long. We've tackled some tough stuff in our 8 years of marriage, and have been refined through it. I feel like we've reached a place where we don't use one another's weaknesses against the said person. I'm sure that will creep back in from time to time, but I pray not. I pray I will continue to NAIL MY BIG MOUTH to the cross and leave it there for heaven's sake!!!!

My Dirty Job turns three and starts preschool within the next 5 days. Talk about some changes in this mama's life! I'm hoping to not cry my eyeballs out, but it sure is going to be hard. My baby is a big boy...I'm pretty sure that he is going to absolutely love school and not miss me at all. I'm praying that the positive peer pressure will spark his language, and I'm even daring to pray for language that will allow me to march into the developmental pediatrician's office and show her the miracle that GOD has done in DJ's life. Most of all, I am praying that Dirty Job will learn more about our sweet Jesus and will "catch" some examples of Godly living in My Deadliest Catch's and my life.

What Not to Wear is on a fashion high, people. I am going to post evidence soon. She is her own little lady with her own sense of hipness. I love it. I'm excited to see how she grows and changes over this year. I pray she will keep her compassionate heart and her mother's heart. She can be quite overbearing in her desire to "mother" everyone, but I know it'll be a gift to others as she grows into a young lady. My sister has a mother's heart, and it has been a blessing to me in many ways.

So, none of this had anything to do with what I intended to write about. Funny how that works. Apparently 2008 won't be the year I stay focused!!!!


CPT Mom said...

I totally get the rumblings. And I am not just full of c-a-r-p either.
Maybe 2008 will be the year I learn how to spel.

I am so excited for your new year. You and your hubs enjoy this have earned it. And Dirty Job...well, what are we gonna do 4 times a week without him, really. My girl is going to be missing him like crazy. But, he is going to blow our minds with the plans the Lord has for him, of that I am sure. And What Not to Wear, that beautiful little one, will love them right on over to Jesus.

Thanks for letting us join you in the journey. You all teach us so much about love just by being who you are. Thanks for that.