Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Head over Heels In (pause) well in something....

"Hoooonnnney!", this time he shakes me.

It's 2 am.
I really thought I was dreaming but because we are talking about MY husband - I guess I should have known better.

"We need to talk!"
NOoooNoNooooNo -in my Kevin Hart's voice. (this is what I am thinking)
However I have been married for 18 years, in that time frame you get to know your husband VERY well so I knew not to say that out loud. That is one of those" roll your head behind their back" type statements that you did when you were a kid.  Why? Because that would have added extra unnecessary minutes to this "talk".

We need to talk. *ponders on those words. Typically in most relationship those words initiates a little fear in the hearts of the one receiving these instructions. It usually meant something dreadful was about to follow.  In MY relationship, marriage..... love affair *rolls eyes, that meant he REALLY wanted to talk. Our roles are truly reversed - he is the one always "wanting to talk" and I am the one who is always "not wanting to listen"....

So for the next half hour, I laid in the bed listening, *pause *thinks about it for a minute..... OK! Let's say at least HE thought I was listening!!!, to his endless counts of his day; to him informing me that I should drive him to work all next week and something about some lady with a bad back. Quite honestly all I heard was blah, blah, blah blah blah. For the most part I just say a couple of unh-huh's every now and then. I know right - just like a man!

One of our conversations during our "talks":

"Honey, are you listening...."
"OK, what did I just say..."
*scratches head, "OK, tell me again!...."

You are each others, my beloved is mine and I am his... -Song of Solomon 2:16

Monday, October 21, 2013

Do all things without grumbling or complaining. - Philippians 2:14


EVERY Monday morning I wake up full of complaints:

  • The weekend went by tooooo fast!
  • I'm still sleepy - I don't wanna get up!
  • I don't want to go to work - I need to call in!
  • I don't wanna workout today!
This morning as I started my Monday morning ritual of complaints it dawned on me.....

Why am I complaining?!!!! God thought of ME! personally this morning and He said I think I will awake Theresa today and allow her to see another Monday morning. While I am at it; I will wake her with her right mind, strong body and . Not to mention I wont bother her with depression, 

Why am I complaining?!!!! I WORK FROM HOME!!!! I don't even have to comb my hair; put on clothes; heck brush my teeth if I do not feel like it. I not only have to roll out of the bed (which I am quite capable of doing on my own) to begin work; I have an easy job so I really can just quick back if needed.

Why am I complaining?!!!! Today somebody woke up and needed someone else's help to walk, to eat, to go to the bathroom. Today somebody woke up not remembering who they are. Today somebody woke up to mourn their loved one. 

This Monday morning I choose to end the cycle - the cycle of complaints. Why?!!! Because this Monday morning I have the option to choose; an option that I can do that on my own.

This Monday morning I choose to give thanks for all my circumstances because this is the will of God. ( 1 Thessalonians 5:18).
Thank You Jesus! for waking me up this morning....
Thank You Jesus! for providing with a job.... 

Thank You Jesus! for my health, my strength and my strong mind....

Thank You Jesus! for these fly High Heels..... (LOL! kidding)