Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Valentines Day is my favorite hallmark holiday. My favorite color has always been red and I love making paper hearts and cards with the kids. It wasn't until a few years ago that Julia and I researched who St. Valentine really was. Yes, Virginia there is a St. Valentine. So, for the next two weeks we are focusing on love. Love comes in all shapes and sizes....there is the deep love from God that is unconditional and then the sweet baby love from Benedict and the constant strong love between Tony and I. I have a mother/daughter love and a mother/son love. I think when you have to gush a lot about it you are trying to convince yourself that love actually exists in spots where it is nonexistent. Instead I want to focus on some "small" acts of love that may normally go unnoticed. My first proclamation of love on February 1 is this: I love looking into my baby boy's eyes and feeling like I am the greatest person in the whole world he has ever laid eyes on!
Agh! Nobody likes going to the dentist. Especially me! Not because if fear but logistics. Awhile back I developed pain in my wisdom tooth and I knew it meant something was arise. I put off going just due to the fact that finding someone to come and watch the kids, and work around school was a hassle! Well the pain became unbearable and so today the girls are loading up their backpacks, Blaise is filling a bag of legos and Benedict and I had a long chat that morning naps at the dental office are now the latest trend. Am I nervous? Not so much about what the dentist will say, but the mere fact that I will be sitting in a vulnerable position. It is times like this I really find myself praying and reminding myself that in the grand scheme of life this is a mere moment. On a positive note Old Bessy is back from shop and is running like a top. God is good and always provides peace of mind...even at the dentist.