Friday, April 18, 2008
It's Friday and I couldn't be happier!
Because this week was crazy and because I need a break and because it's another week down before my trip home.
I know you're probably sick of hearing about it but for me it's a dream come true, the thought of my children seeing my home and my family for the first time is something I have thought about for so long and I plan on catching everything on camera. The first time their little toes feel the sand on the beach, the first time their eyes meet the ocean or a lion or elephant at the Kruger National Park......the first time their little hands hold their grandfather's.........it's those little things that I'm just thrilled to see.
So we've been planning and deciding and talking and laughing and reminiscing and hoping but I know that as with any other plans sometimes things change, but instead of worrying about it, I'm going to throw care to the wind and say "I don't care because I'm home".
This morning I checked on my passport and it seems that it's FINALLY being printed and I couldn't be happier, it's been a worry but something that I've managed to put in the Lord's care and NOT worry about it at all. If you know me and you've been reading my blog for a while, you KNOW the issues I have with this, I'm more of a "Here you go Father, I am putting this problem in your hands"..................................then I wait 5 minutes............................bite my nails for another 10 minutes..............................start looking up and wondering if I did the right thing..................and then:
Me - You know I gave you that problem and said I wouldn't think about it? Well I've been thinking and is it taken care of?
Lord - You just gave it to me, remember things are done in MY time not yours....be patient!
Me - Right but you know I have a problem with control, so why don't You just give it back to me and I'll do it my way.
Lord - Are you sure? You know you need My help?
Me - yes I'm sure, just give it back, thanks.....
The next day................darnit nothing ever works the way I want it too, I don't understand. Problem is I DO understand I just don't want to admit it LOL
So this time I honestly didn't worry, didn't flinch, didn't cry, didn't have a pity party. I did think about it, I did wonder and I did my part, I did everything in my power and everything that I could possibly do, no stone left unturner, the rest I left it up to the Lord and as always, He embraced it and dealt with it.
Now onto something else, I've been craving chocolate, and NO I'm not pregnant LOL If that were the case I would be having children every month.........
I didn't have candy bars in the house so I just made my own using Jared's recipe and let me tell you, this is just sinful and dangerous and SO bad....but SO good. Here, help yourself to some:
Now if you want some for yourself, just grab 2 bags of chocolate chips, 1 bag of walnuts and 1 bag of dried cranberries and go check out Jared's recipe, you won't believe how easy it is.
I'm off to watch the last episode on my "Road to Avonlea" Disc. It really is my getaway to a simpler time, I love it.
Wouldn't you just love living in Prince Edward Island? I'm thinking a vacation there is in my future. :)
Have a wonderful day everyone, I'll be back tomorrow.