Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Things I learned in May. . .

Ahhhh, there are so many things I learned in May, but one of the things I did not learn in May is that I can't remember things that happened yesterday---I learned that a while ago! Ugh! So here are just a couple of the things I learned. . .that I remember. . .

1. Children are resilient. Period. Our sweet Waybe had open heart surgery, as many of you know, at the beginning of May. He was on Tylenol and no other pain meds by the end of Day 2. What? Amazing! The Lord is good! And here he is, nearly 4 weeks later!

2. I, on the other hand, not being all that young am not as resilient. I'm leaving in just two weeks to go to Kazakhstan on a mission trip (more about that coming) and had to get a Tetanus shot and a Hep A shot. Receiving the shots was not a big deal. But the next day I had chills and was aching all over. Sheesh!

3. I can still read a book in a day. Okay maybe technically in 27 hours, but who's counting? I haven't done that in a long time, but put me on a beach and I learn it can still happen! My latest book to conquer was Jeanne Damoff's Parting the Waters: Finding Beauty in Brokenness. She is going on the mission trip to Kazakhstan with me and I wanted to read it before I meet her! Cannot wait to meet her! I can't do the book or her story justice, but it's a heart-wrenching and heart-warming true story. You can look it up here. Parting the Waters made me cry and it made my heart smile. Strangely enough, I felt lighter and more comforted after reading it! If you want a faith-inspiring book, you must read this!

4. And on a much more trivial note. . . there's not much on TV these days, except the BEST new show out there! It's on HGTV and it's called Fixer Upper. Really cool aside, is it's created from a married Baylor alum couple! Go Baylor Bears! Chip and Joanna Gaines turn houses that need some lovin' into something AH-mazing! I love everything about her style and I'm busy trying to think of ways to get her to come to Memphis!!! Surely, Hubby and I, both being Baylor alum, could work some magic? And we both have 4 children! Isn't that something??? LOVE this show!!! Thursday nights at 10pm. Follow her on Instagram-- JoannaGaines --for a peek into some serious farm style!

(Linking up with Emily today, better late than never!)

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