Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Let me count the ways...

Thanksgiving day was our 4th anniversary. We were with his family and this year they decided to go to the beach so I didn't get to post this earlier. Blogging has been slow around here anyway due to said Christmas production in previous post, but I didn't want this one to slip by. Too important.

I always have so much to be grateful for. I feel like God pours down buckets of blessings on us constantly, and so I'm a big fan lately of cultivating thankfulness in my both praise God for his mercy that I certainly don't deserve and also to keep my heart from becoming prideful and numb to how staggeringly good He is to his children.

That being said, this year it seems even more real how sweet God is to me as I think about the last 4 years of being Josh's wife. And though this list is far from complete, I want to try to capture some of why I'm so grateful for my precious husband.

--He has one of the most tender hearts I've ever known.
--He's gentle with me.
--He has eyes like two gorgeous little oceans and gave me a son with the same eyes.
--He can play the sax, the flute and the really play them.
--He makes me laugh at myself at the most inconvenient times (like when I'm really mad or crying).
--He truly has a heart for the Lord and makes me want to know Him better too.
--His love for digging deep into the Word is contagious.
--His love for theology translates into how he's not just knowledge.
--For as long as I've known him (10 1/2 years) he's had strong accountability from another man.
--He loves his momma!
--He's a cuddler (even more than me!)
--He still loves Tom and Jerry, The Little Rascals and Charlie Brown.
--He can fit a whole cheeseburger in his mouth....and a double decker moon pie (see pic).
--He fights hard to grow in areas he's weak in and asks for help from others all the time.
--He loves his little boy SO much (and that little boy loves his daddy SO much)!
--He comes home from a long day of teaching 12 yr olds math and wrestling to a frazzled wife and immediately asks, "How can I help you, baby? Here, I'll do it...go sit down."
--He genuinely loves jazz and can give anyone a passionate discertation on why Kenny G is not jazz.
--He loves my family dearly and they know that.
--When Wanda (the custodian who cleans his room) called the school yesterday to say that her father had just passed away, she only wanted to talk to Josh...he stepped out into the hall and prayed with her on the phone.
--He is quite possibly the most compassionate person I have ever met.
--His students love him.
--He was a great friend to me for 5 yrs before we started dating and pushed me toward Christ even then.
--He has proven his character to me time and time again.
--He dresses well.
--He helped me endure 6 yrs of the music dept in was intense.
--He understands that my hair gets frizzy in the rain so he walks me everywhere with an umbrella while getting drenched himself.
--He works hard at our marriage.
--He's almost always the first to reconcile an argument.
--His southern drawl increases 10 fold when we go to his parent's house.
--He sings the theme song from King of Queens to me everytime he hears it.
--He shares my heart for the nations and has gone to several of them with me.
--He's gracious in helping me deal with my sin.
--I really could keep going!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

An Invitation

You are invited to

a special presentation of...

"Meet Me at the Manger"

Presented by

the grammar school students

of CCS

December 6th, 2007


CCS gymnasium
(see me for more details)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Psalm 19:1 from my back yard tonight

"The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handywork."

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Bock, bock...

I know it's long gone, and though I'm not a halloween fan, I still wanted to show you our little chick-a-dee. These were taken at a local fall festival. His costume was a last minute, day-of purchase from Old Navy for $6!

Friends of ours: Cole (a lion) and Laney (a Laney-bug)

Thursday, November 08, 2007

What Jeff Foxworthy says about us....

My Mom sent this to me, and honestly, a bunch of them weren't that funny to me because I didn't know other people in the country were any different. You transplants should get a good chuckle though :)

What Jeff Foxworthy has to say about people in North Carolina............

--If you go to "cut" off the lights instead of turn off the lights, you may live in North Carolina.....
--If someone in a Home Depot store offers you assistance and they don't work there, you may live in North Carolina.

--If you are fixin to go anywhere, you may live in North Carolina.
--If you've worn shorts to a Christmas party, you may live in North Carolina.
--If you've had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number, you may live in North Carolina.
--If 'Vacation' means going anywhere south of Myrtle Beach for the weekend, you may live in North Carolina.
--If you measure distance in hours, you may live in North Carolina.
--If you know several people who have hit a deer more than once, you may live in North Carolina .
--If you install security lights on your house and garage, but leave both unlocked, you may live in North Carolina.
--If you carry jumper cables in your car and your wife knows how to use them, you may live in North Carolina.
--If the speed limit on the highway is 55 mph -- you're going 80 and everybody is passing you, you may live in North Carolina.
--If you find 60 degrees 'a little chilly', you may live in North Carolina.
--If you and all your friends live for basketball season, be it high school, college, or may live in North Carolina.
--If you know that Charlotte is not really the State Capital, you may live in North Carolina.
--If you know three different recipes for baked beans, and which one to take to a funeral, you may live in North Carolina.
--If you know two of more friends named Trey, you may live in North Carolina .
--If you can name two hurricanes that blew away your neighbors trailer, you may live in North Carolina.
--If you think that all students who graduate from Duke move back home to New York, you may live in North Carolina.
--If you think that the tobacco barn out front is part of your home, you may live in North Carolina.
--If you actually understand these jokes, and share them with your North Carolina friends and others, you definitely live in North Carolina .