Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Catching up...

Since it has been over a week since my last post and so much has been happening I feel as though I should recap things.

2 weekends ago...

We are finally home for a weekend, but it was a little strange. Norse and I seem to be living our new life with baby just fine and then there is a speed bump in our transitioning process. Sometimes we are at a loss for what to do. Before Bode we were able to just do whatever the heck we felt like, but now summer is almost over and we haven't gone camping or hiking. My hair stylist had a great perspective on babies first year. She told me that she "didn't live that year for herself, but for her baby." What a selfless thing. I am working on this. It is amazing how needy this little person is, but I can see that God is transforming both Norse and I, into people who are a little more patient and self centered. I do think that God gives people children to help the parents grow up.

The week...
Not super exciting. I spent most of it dreading the next weekend because it was yet one more weekend we would be gone this summer. I did however research the debate over childhood immunizations and neurological diseases. It is puzzling and yet as a parent I have to decide if, when and what immunizations to give my child. I only want his best and do I trust the "big money" pharmaceutical companies that endorse immunizations or do I trust the sometimes kooky naturalists. I think I have come to a happy medium, but who really knows. In the long run it is "His will" not mine. Which leads me to the recent realization in my life that I am alot like Lot's wife. Yes, the woman who turned into a pillar of salt. As I pondered her story and her lack of trust in the merciful God who was leading her out of Sodom I found myself noticing that like her I cling to the security of my comfortable life. How often do I take the mercy of the Lord for granted and look back on what I want instead of pressing on in His grace. This is from my fisherman bible study and I think it is worth noting "We are sometimes blind to the many attitudes that are actually expressions of faith -or lack of it. Though we may claim to live in faith, our response to the events of our daily lives reveals how strong our faith actually is. How we react when wronged by others, when our situation changes, or when new opportunities arise reflects what we really believe about the God in whom we supposedly put our trust." Hmmm... interesting isn't it.

Weekend...

Not so bad. Boden had fun hanging with his aunts and uncles. It was nice to see all the folks that we only see about once every 5 years. On the way home we stopped at the Breneman's new home in the boonies. It was beautiful (and again made me wish I could go backpacking) and they were so encouraging. I truly miss the family that moved away when Big Sky came under new directorship meeting new friends is a difficult thing.

Monday...
The weinermobile drove by my house! No joke. Also, Boden rolled over!


Tuesday...
Our first playdate. It was nice, but again I am left wondering how adults make close frends. The mom who invited me is really nice, but I just don't know if we could ever be close friends. Do you know what I mean? I treasure those of you who I can confide in. You are wonderful.

Ok... gotta go Boden calls!

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