Friday, May 23, 2008

After the Rain


I had one of the best days off today, ever.

Nothing earthshatteringly different about it, but just doing stuff I love to do. I had an appointment that was cancelled today last minute and nothing could have made me happier. I got Jordan up for school at 6 am, went back to bed. Got Savanna up at 8 am, went back to bed. Slept until 12. Yes!!! Noon! Whoever said when you "grow up" that you don't like to sleep in like you did when you were a teen? I'm tellin ya, I have never ever lost my love for sleep and on my day off it's my fav thing to do more than ANYTHING.


I sat up in bed at noon, ate a Bagelfull (have you had them yet? They're great! 4 pts. each) and laid in bed and read while it thunderstormed outside. I love sitting in my room while it's raining and dark, just reading. I waited for the rain to end, got up and dressed and went out on a several mile bike ride. Just as the ride was really refreshing yesterday in the rain so it was awesome today after the rain. Just the scent as I was riding along was wonderful. I came home, had an iced tea and took a long shower and prepped to take Savanna to a birthday party. Teeb and I normally have a date by ourselves on Fridays but this time we had Jordan with us. So it was a special "Mom/Dad/Jordan" evening. Speaking of Jordan...

Jordan got his first paycheck today! He is so excited! Yes, my boy is a workin' young man now! He's so excited. Here he is today proudly holding his first paycheck.

He got paid and wanted to get a new bike tire. He's been riding my bike to work. This is a great embarrassment for him...my bike is pink. :-) But it's all he has right now because his back tire was flat. And, there are times he needs to go to work and Larry and I are at work and he doesn't have a ride. Being that he works just a short ways down the road he takes the bike. He's been wanting to get his back tire fixed to liberate him from the pink bike situation. We dropped Savanna off at her party, went and shared some Chinese food together and then went and got him a bike tire. He's a happy camper!

We had a nice time talking together just sharing and talking about everything from his job, to foods we like, to missions, to you name it. I love my Jordan. He's such a cool kid but not so cool that he doesn't still show affection to his dear Mom. Tonight when we were walking into the store he took my hand and held it. That's just the kind of young man he is. Yes, he's hyper and crazy at times and definitely beats to his own drum. But he's also a tender and affection boy who loves his Momma.

That's just one thing I have to be thankful for today. Five more before I sign off tonight...

1) Some of the weeds in my yard died! (Without me pulling them!)
2) I have three kids who love the Lord.
3) God seems to trust me with opportunities and situations.
4) The Lord has given me such wonderful people in my church to love. Larry and I were just talking tonight about the sweet people that are a part of NS. (Mean people don't last long in our church. Not an environment they are comfy in.)
5) I have great opportunities before me to lead people to Jesus! There's nothing I love more. THANK YOU, JESUS!






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