Friday, March 28, 2014

FYI Friday: What I Learned in March

What I Learned in March. . .

Let's start small and work our way up. . .

1. When filling out March Madness brackets, I've learned it helps to do a little research. This year, there was no time to scour the standings and previous match-ups. I'm middle of the road right now, but I've researched in years prior before filling out my brackets and I've done better. Of course, when filling out March Madness brackets, I've also learned that it's probably a fluke that I've fared well when I've done my research, and that no one really knows what the basketball tourney is going to end up looking like. I mean, no one is still alive in the billion dollar bracket challenge. Ya feel me?

2. And on an entirely different note. . .when 2 of the 6 of us caught a bug earlier this month, I learned there's an actual word for the fear of throwing up. It's called emetophobia. Surprisingly to me, I've come to find out that I don't have emetophobia. Now, let me be clear. My tummy gets in knots and I sometimes lose sleep when I think someone in our house is going to come down with the bug, but, it turns out, that some people are actually prevented from living a regular life because of their fear. Think avoiding pregnancy altogether or young children. How absolutely horrible!! I cannot imagine having the fear that intense!

3. On to things more pleasant. For a while, I've known that I absolutely love this grapefruit candle I have, so, I didn't learn that this month. However, I did discover the Williams-Sonoma grapefruit candle is an incredible mood-lifter! There's something about grapefruit. Maybe that's why lots of shower gels and shampoos are scented with grapefruit?? I'm just figuring these things out! Happy spring days!!


4. And finally, I am putting my word of the year, brave, into practice. After lots of prayer and encouragement, I decided to join a team from our church on a mission trip halfway around the world this summer! Our purpose for the trip will be to minister to mothers of children with special needs. And during part of our trip, I will be visiting and sharing with families of children with Down syndrome! I cannot express how thrilled and blessed I am to be going on this trip! It's been pretty amazing to see how the Lord used different people, events and Isaiah 6:8 from the Bible to send me on this trip! Am I a little anxious leaving my Hubby and 4 littles behind? Absolutely!!! And while the trip is still a couple of months away . . .

I've learned this month, that I can be nervous and brave at the same time!
 I can't wait to share more as our trip draws near!

(linking up with Emily today!)

4 comments :

Erica Layne | Let Why Lead said...

Good for you! I think brave and nervous go hand in hand - at least for me! I'm excited to poke around your blog more, as I have three littles of my own. Best wishes!

Visiting from Emily's, btw. :)

Brittany said...

So excited about your trip! You will be such an inspiration to those mothers! Proud of you!

Faith said...

How wonderful for going on a mission trip!! That IS being brave. I'm sure God will provide for you in every way... I also love the tip about the candle. I will definitely have to try that out!

Amy said...

Loved reading what you learned this month. I will have to check out the Grapefruit candle. I LOVE pumpkin and then have never found a spring smell to burn in the house. I am visiting from Emily and still working to finish my list for this month.

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