Tracy and the boys are doing well with their new company and I'm hoping they will continue into the New Year. He is off visiting his dad in Oregon this week and will come back tonight for a New Years Eve with just Sarah and I. We got an invitation to go to a party on Wednesday but I'd already been hoping it would just be us together since we've missed each other all week...I'm such a party pooper! We did have the guys and their families over for Christmas dinner along with my folks. It was quite lovely though stressful to cook for 13, I have to say I enjoyed it.
I think we all enjoyed our Christmas. Sarah got a cell phone for Christmas...something I had said we wouldn't do but we've got it locked down pretty well - only calls to family and approved friends, 1 text a day, and I can monitor it all on the computer. I got the best gift! I was given by my wonderful family, a notebook computer! (Mine had died a few months back and I had no hopes of being able to get another one any time soon!) Tracy got his new GPS to replace the one that died a few months ago....life is good! Oh, I received a lovely poem from my friend Laury on facebook that I wanted to share.
"I Am God"Today, I will be handling all of your problems. Please remember that I do not need your help. If life happens to deliver a situation to you that you cannot handle do not attempt to resolve it. Kindly put it in the SFGTD (something for God to do) box. It will be addressed in My time, not yours. Once the matter is placed into the box, do not hold on to it or remove it. Holding on or removal will delay the resolution of your problem. If it is a situation that you think you are capable of handling, please consult me in prayer to be sure that it is the proper resolution. Because I do not sleep nor do I slumber, there is no need for you to lose any sleep. Rest my child. If you need to contact me, I am only a prayer away.
Be happy with what you have.
Should you find it hard to get to sleep tonight, just remember the homeless family who has no bed to lie in.
Should you find yourself stuck in traffic, don't despair: There are people in this world for which driving is an unheard of privilege.
Should you have a bad day at work, think of the man who has been out of work for years.
Should you despair over a relationship gone badly, think of the person who has never known what it's like to love and be loved in return.
Should you grieve the passing of another weekend, think of the woman in dire straits, working twelve hours a day seven days a week to feed her children.
Should your car break down, leaving you miles away from assistance, think of the paraplegic who would love the opportunity to take that walk.
Should you notice a new gray hair in the mirror, think of the cancer patient in chemo who wishes he had hair to examine
Should you find yourself at a loss and pondering what is life all about, asking, "What is my purpose?" be thankful. There are those who didn't live long enough to get the opportunity.
Should you find yourself the victim of other people's bitterness, ignorance, smallness or insecurities, remember: things could be worse. You could be them!