Saturday, February 28, 2009
It's so easy to forget
You know back when it was.....let's say.....mid June? And how it was sunny out and the front door could stay open, the windows were open. Maybe you had the fan blowing on low. I think about that time I forgot to be thankful for the warmth and sunshine. I got so used to it I started to just expect it. Now that I've lived without the warmth and sunshine and open windows and short sleeved shirts and flip flops for what seems like years, it doesn't feel as if I could ever forget to be thankful for it again. It's probably the same way I'll feel when my boys are grown and gone and not around every day. Will I look back and think, "I wish I would have been more thankful for the sticky fingers, stinky socks, home made tents, and even the boy induced bodily function sounds"? I hope I will enjoy all of those things now so I can look back in 15 years and say, "I'm glad I did" and not "I wish I would have". The same could be said about my marriage and my christian walk. I want to live every day, this day, like it is my last because one day I'll be right. I want to love my husband like this is the only day I get to prove to him how dear and precious he is to me. I want to serve my God like this is the last chance I'll ever have to invest in someone else's life for Christ. I'm starting a new Bible study for the ladies in our church. It's a study on marriage and I'm pretty excited about it. It's one of my favorite subjects!! We watched the movie "Fireproof" and purchased journals. The ladies ages and experiences and years married vary so much in this group and I'm thrilled to get the opportunity to teach and learn from them. Please pray for our group, I would love to see marriages strengthened, homes restored, and people come to know Christ through this Bible study. Another thing to pray for....I applied to Troy University in GA. This May I will graduate with my certificate of studies in the IPP program. (Interpreter Prep/Training Program). I have just been informed that I can continue with my education, while working as an interpreter, through online courses. Troy offers an online program that will allow me to obtain my BS online. I'm pretty excited about it. We'll see if I am accepted and if the Lord opens the door for me to go in that direction. Please pray that we will be able to reach more deaf in our area as well and get them in to church to hear the gospel and have their lives changed for eternity.