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Sunday Prayer: Surrounded by Beauty

Sunday Prayer: Surrounded by Beauty

Dear Lord, You have given me so much this week, how can I not thank You? Just before my eyes I can see the magic and power of your work when looking out the window. It doesn’t matter how often things don’t go according to my plans, everything is still working according to You. Even though I know in a few months the bright rust color of leaves will be replaced by snow, I know and I am humbled by a greater power at work. All I ask Lord, is for you to help me to keep my eyes open, and never take advantage of the beauty around me....
Sunday Prayer: Day Lights Savings

Sunday Prayer: Day Lights Savings

Dear Lord, When you sent out the memo regarding day light savings, why did you skip my daughter? The one night in the year when I could have gotten an extra hour of sleep, has been reduced–by a lot. Not to complain, but I haven’t has this much less sleep since she was a newborn. It might have been funny seeing me wake up every 2 hours for some reason, while everyone else around me is sleeping (happily–might I add) with the extra hour you gave them. Well, not to sound ungrateful, but thank you for letting my husband try his hand at keeping Zee entertained while I try and rest. Not like I know how to rest when I finally get it, but I tried (You know I did). Even though this is going to be the longest day of the year (for me at least) I am going to do my best to survive it. So, umm, yeah, thank you for that extra hour of sleep–I know someone enjoyed it [giving the side eye to my husband] ....
Sunday Prayer: Music

Sunday Prayer: Music

Dear Lord, For the past several weeks, I have noticed that my daughter has developed, musically. Aside from thinking she’s Alicia Keys when she’s singing Empire State of Mind, my daughter also sometimes thinks she Yo-Yo Ma with his cello, and Santana with his guitar. It’s funny when you see it (as I’m sure you see it often), but I still get a kick out of it. I do wish that I had the means to get the instruments that she’s pretending to play (piano, cello, guitar, ooh her new favorite, clarinet), but I know reality is, I don’t know how long this phase is going to last. Did I do a good thing by showing her a video of these artists playing their instruments? Who knows. Only thing that I do know, is that a seed was planted. Hopefully in time, it can grow. Amazingly, I don’t have anything to complain about (aside from not winning the lottery yet–I know, I know, I have to play it to win it. I thought You can just take of that for me). So I just want to say, Thank you....
Sunday Prayer: Free Will

Sunday Prayer: Free Will

Dear Lord, I don’t know where to begin with this one. I want to say thank you for common sense, but I wonder why you gave us free will first. For example Lord, I tell my daughter not to climb because she can fall–see, common sense that I’m sharing. Her free will says climb anyway can come to after she falls–common sense not working. Of course I understand that if you changed things up now, our parents will not be able to smile at all the “trouble” our little one gets into. I know it’s an insider joke between you and the grandparents–I’m not offended (if you were worried). If you were to make any changes (please, not just on my behalf), then might I suggest common sense before free will? We all know children are impulsive, but if they had common sense (or listened when the parents share theirs) then this world might be a better place (cliché I know, but it sounds nice). However, deep down I’m probably just wondering, why couldn’t Zee just take my word for it–I haven’t lied to her yet, why start now? Hmm…maybe my next prayer should be a sedative for me. If she’s like this now, I shudder to think about how it will be when she’s a...
Sunday Prayer: Patience

Sunday Prayer: Patience

Dear Lord, Why can’t patience be like a bank account–with no fees? I mean seriously, we can check to see how much patience we have in the bank, and our families will know how much to withdraw. When we are running low, all of our loved ones will receive a notification (other than our personal warning: “I’m losing my patience”). For women, we can have an automatic deposit during the week of–or a few days before–Shark Week, so we’ll have it when we need it the most. I think it would be a great idea Lord–of course if you want to implement it, you would. I was only trying to give a suggestion. If you decide not to go through with it, then can you grant me the strength to get through the times when my patience is running low, and the wisdom to keep some in reserve when it’s high. Aside from sanity, no one really understands how patience is really valuable–almost as valuable as me time. Thank you for listening....
Sunday Prayer: Happy Thoughts

Sunday Prayer: Happy Thoughts

Dear Lord, I’ll start with something positive this week. Thank you for naps. The fact that I get to collect my thoughts in the middle of the day is awesome, but do you really have to take them away soon? Speaking of naps, Lord, why am I tempted with my bed for me to nap? When I give in to the urge, I only get to rest 10 minutes at a time. Why 10 minutes? Well someone apparently can’t part from me longer than ten minutes. Even now as I write this, my daughter is yelling my name in out apartment–it’s been 6 minutes so far. Most people cannot nap under those conditions (me being one of them). Okay Lord, something positive again–I’m trying. Ooh I know! Thank you for allowing me to finish the laundry for the week. The hamper is no longer empty, but it was empty for a day, that’s a change. Usually Lord, I’m behind and washing multiple loads until I get it done. Of course it would be quicker if we had a dryer, but that is something that we don’t need at this time. Thank you for opening my eyes, and having me see the things that I do have, versus the things that I want. When it all comes down to it, if I can live without it, I don’t need it. Last, but not least, thank you for the weekends. It may really last one day (since everyone knows the weekend is over Saturday evenings), but weekends are days where we get to spend time in each other’s company (while each...
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