Happy Birthday, Goldilocks!

November 10, 2008 at 10:25 am 3 comments


Happy Birthday to my girl!  I’ll have to get a picture of her later, this morning was nuts!

I now have two children in the double digit ages!  Goldilocks is 10 today!  Hard to believe.

I served her her first breakfast in bed.  Here was the menu:

Scrambled eggs (no brown on them).

Toast, lightly toasted (she preset the toaster for me last night to be sure I didn’t forget this critical request)

Bacon, extra crispy

Orange Juice

Chocolate milk (I put too much chocolate in the little morning glass!)

She loved it.

I gave her a couple gifts I’d pre-bought (thank my God for those–an American Girl book with lots of fun word games and stickers and a CD with Disney music).  She was going to take the book with her to school with her today, but forgot.  I’ll run it to her today, as well as a coat (it was 30 this morning!), and probably take her McDonalds for lunch–my work time this morning will be super-short!).

We didn’t have her party this weekend–still trying to get everything in order from the carpet.  This week will be full preparing!

Physical: I was sick at my stomach last night and went to bed early–the kitchen shows it! Went to bed very early and took phenegran.  Better today, but need allergy meds to begin tackling this kitchen mess!

Chores: I need to get a package shipped to mom today and double check her bed size for and extra set of sheets she needs.

Goals: This week, I’d love to repaint Goldy’s room for her birthday, or get started.  Perhaps it will be a “birthday week” so I can get  caught up?!

Sunday Review: Sunday worship was good yesterday…I think the realness of pain and suffering helped me enter worship.  A video was shown of a baby with Trisomy 18 who those parent’s loved every day and celebrated his little life…and then he died.  Though it was a downer of a video…it welcomed me to worship in the kind of real way I needed–people went “down” with me and then I could go “up” with them.  I’m sure it was hard for some families, and I pray for them today…but I am still thankful for the depth it brought into my worship yesterday, the company of suffering into the refreshment of a God still worth our worship and praise.

Emotions: Birthday weeks I always sense my ineptness as a Mom–it gets to me!  So much to do and want to accomplish to make it special.  I will battle those feelings until the party is over–will have to remind myself of perspective many times and to just have fun with it.

Habits: I want to get on a treadmill habit with weather cooling…hoping for three days and 5-10 minutes of floor work that often.

Thanksgiving Project: Having to train my mind to thanksgiving today much…having to take every thought “captive to Christ”:

I feel bad–>I am thankful I feel better today.

I have so much to do!–>I am thankful for a sense of purpose!

I’ll never get caught up!–>”Slow and steady plodding brings prosperity.”/”Teach the women to work quietly at home…” “In quietness and confidence will be your strength!”

I didn’t do enough–>In Christ, it is enough

I hate doing XYZ!–>This is my job, and I will do it with the grace God gives, with his smile over me

I don’t want to do any of this “scut work” today–>My family is my priority concern.  They will be blessed and happy if I stay caught up…we ALL get cross-wired when I slack.  Preparation matters.

I just want to rest–>God has given me the energy to accomplish the tasks he has set for me today, and I can rest in THAT knowlege.  I can go in His strength and purpose, even when I don’t “feel it”.

Overlay Credit:  Ghostbones


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Theresa  |  November 10, 2008 at 11:44 am

    Happy Birthday Wishes to your sweetie! She really is such a doll.

  • 2. ~E  |  November 10, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    Happy Birthday to you precious girl and our sweet friend!!!

  • 3. Aunt Marsha  |  November 12, 2008 at 7:47 am

    Happy Birthday Goldy!
    Been thinking about you alot, this is also your cousin Gavins birthday he is 6 !, Sure miss him wish I could see him, Texas is a little to far to suit me, Germany would make me feel better, if you know what I mean?

    Well Happy late Birthday,
    I love you!
    Aunt M

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