summer 2011

summer 2011

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Sunday, January 11, 2015

wanna make a dollar?

Here I am, sitting with my feet up, attempting to blog, which is one of my favorite-est things, and I remembered that my phone needs to be charged because I'm going to the Dome soon, and need to be reachable. ugh, the Dome. So I offered Jon a dollar to get my phone from my purse and plug it in. He is such a good boy, he would have done it for nothing.

Okay, I like college basketball. But we have a new area, a new concession stand at the Dome...and it is BUSY. Super busy. The lines are long, people want their food yesterday, and sometimes we run out of stuff. It can be stressful, but it's also fun. I get to be with friends, and I have to remind myself that just because the customer may be impatient, I don't have to react to that. I can just do my job. It's just a basketball game, and it's just a hot dog! Or as Joe says, "It's not real."

Not that we don't work hard, we do. We give it our best. I am just referring to not getting drawn in to the stress fest part.

Football on television. Nope, can't see what all the fuss is about. If there was never another game ever, it wouldn't bother me in the least. I think it reminds me of being little, of feeling closed in, inside, with football on our big wood console t.v., having to be quiet, and feeling like I was going to jump out of my skin. Football, blah.

This is a big week, coming up. Our friend Dave, who has battled cancer of the asophagus for seven years now, having been in remission for over five years...has some tumors in his lung. He is going in for surgery tomorrow, and will find out exactly what's going on with those tumors. I am praying fervently for him, and his wife, and his eight kids. They have been through so much. But honestly...if you were to meet Dave, and talk to him, you would be totally blown away. He trusts God with all his heart, and has learned so much during his journey with cancer. He says he is thankful for it.

Then Paul has his procedure on Wednesday, then my brother Bob has a big operation on his spine on Thursday.

Lots of prayers will be going up this week.

So remember...each day is a gift. Bless as far and wide as you can, it will come back to you tenfold. Don't hold on to grudges, let it go, as in the Frozen song. Forgive, and God will forgive you.

1 comment:

CARLA said...

Each day we open our eyes is indeed a gift.