Thursday, July 30, 2009

I Am So Glad...

Why am I glad you ask? (You did ask, right?)

Well, first this little man turned three yesterday....

This is my precious little baby when I arrived in Liberia to bring him home....
And here Aiden is enjoying his new birthday gift....

I'm also glad because I did something I haven't done least not like this. In the past I have planned our dinners 2-4 weeks at a time on just a printed calendar page. Or I winged it, which is stressful! Yesterday I found this and was motivated that right now, this kind of system would be much simpler for me.
It took most of the afternoon to do this...but I really do think that it will make it easier for me.

I now have 7 weeks of meals (just dinners for now) with their shopping list for those meals. Did that make since?

And I'm also glad because this beautiful thing was outside my front door.
Goodness, it is hard to believe it's already Thursday. I must get some little girls hair braided (hours of work). Still need to work on next years school (might be procrastinating just a touch on this one). Found out that we may not get a court date in Ethiopia till later in the fall...

What sweet encouragement from the LORD...
Psalm 74:28 "But for me it is good to be near God; I have made the LORD GOD my refuge, that I many tell of all your works."

So today I am GLAD, even though my emotions might try to convince me to be otherwise. They are not my boss. I will praise this LORD as I begin this day with the good work my FATHER has for me.


  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY AIDEN! Oh he is precious!

    I loved seeing his tiny face or should I say adorable face when he was coming home from Liberia!

    You are so funny! I was just thinking time to get meals planned for weeks in advance now that school is coming and I will have 5 homeschooling all at once. To say looking at it has got me a little overwhelmed. Oh my!

    I'm trying to get as organized as I can now so that when Sept. comes I will just be able to start our days together.

    Hugs and love - Jill

  2. Happy birthday, Aiden! And I am so happy that you had a chance to get your meals and shopping list organized - that must feel so great to have it all figured out. I need to do something just like that.

    You have a beautiful view even without the rainbow!

  3. LOVE what you said about not letting your emotions be boss of you! We can choose joy, can't we?!

    Blessings to you! And happy birthday to your beautiful boy.


  4. Happy birthday, precious boy! Love his smile, friend :)

    Ugg---you put me to shame :( You are so organized. Yes, I do need to come and hang out with you for a little while. HELP!

    Praise God our emotions are not based on the stuff we deal with daily. I am so thankful for that.

  5. Thanks for this reminder! Ah, the Lord is good!
    Jessie at Blog Schmog

  6. Praising Him and seeking to glorify Him even when I do not "feel" like it. For He is worthy of all my praise.


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