12/10/08

The Eve of a pretty important day

Today is the Eve of a pretty important day ... My birthday!

Yep, that's right.

Tomorrow morning I will wake up 32 years old.

I am very excited! :) I enjoy my birthday so much, I truly do. Today I have been thinking about why that is. I honestly don't know. I guess because I have always looked forward to growing older, being wiser, settling in.

Some pretty exciting things have happened this week for me. I'll share a few things with you.

One thing that just has me tickled is that I will soon be writing for a local online magazine. I think that is pretty neat. As soon as everything is up and running I will let you know.

Another thing is that Bo and I along with another couple will be having a Life Group together. We are going to be focusing on finances. We are going to read Dave Ramsey's book Total Money Makeover. The get together will be once a week, probably Thursdays. Starting tomorrow. My girlfriend asked me if I was okay with meeting on my birthday. I thought to myself "What better gift?" (Bree, I know you are excited reading about this!)

I know that God is going to meet and minister to us on so many different levels during our time of focusing on finances. We are about to have our socks blown off! ;)

What else ... oh, I finished reading this awesome book on Dyslexia. It's Overcoming Dyslexia by Sally Shaywitz, M.D. There was one part that said "While a parent should not become her child's primary teacher, she can become her child's biggest helper." I just chuckled to myself. But besides the push that public education was the best at teaching a child with dyslexia it was a good resource. I have about 17 pages of notes that I took. I can't wait to sit down with David tomorrow and begin going over things. The book, for me, broke down how to teach a dyslexic kid with just some books, highlighters and index cards. Very cool.

Well I can't think of anything else other then I have really great friends who are always praying for me and my family. I have a wonderful, saving relationship with Jesus Christ. I'm learning the difference between being happy and being cheerful. I still do not have any gray hair. My house is warm, my kids are fed, my husband has a job, my van has gas, I can stay home and homeschool. I'm starting to get a very clear vision for our days concerning chores and lessons. Bo and I are starting to get on the same page spiritually. There is peace and rest in my soul. I started a cute little (very powerful) study on being meek and quiet which just with the first nine questions has blessed me so.

What a great place to be when I turn 32 tomorrow!

2 comments:

Janie said...

Happy Birthday!! What a gift to have peace and rest in your soul and a precious family. Blessings!!

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