Monday, June 24, 2013

Choose Life

If I am ever laying in a hospital bed, with more stuff outside my body running the things inside my body, only come and see me if you can tell me jokes and reminisce of fun memories. If my grandkids can't come, bring recordings of them talking and laughing and playing and put them on my mp3 player {with Celtic Thunder and my other favorite assortment of music. My favorite playlist is now labeled "Bring Me Out of a Coma".} Put those earplugs in my ears when I'm left alone so I'll be tricked into thinking I'm not alone. With all of that going on, I know in my heart and every fiber of my being that I will choose to live. I know there is a spark so deep and so protected in me that will flare up inside so hot and motivating that, no matter how hard the work, I will choose to live.



That's how those little scenarios always play out in my head anyway.



And there's another part of me that thinks, "Who wouldn't choose to live?"



And then I see people at work. And I cry.



There are grandmas choosing drugs and smoking spice over reading to their grandchildren, listening to their prayers and tucking them in. Mothers are choosing harmful habits while their pregnant profile is haughtily shown off. Maybe they don't have any happy noise playing in their lives. It seems there are little moments during the day to choose life that are more important than the coma moments.



I hope I will choose life in those little moments, too.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Look Who Made it Home!!!!



Yep! He still had to be reminded to run after he hit the ball but he made it to second base on his hit and eventually ran back to home base on some of his teammates' hits. He still maintains baseball is boring and he likes soccer better but he has gotten better. One of the first games I watched, he caught the ball with his gut, just by standing in the right place {or would that actually be the 'wrong' place?}. Another game he hit the ball but wasn't sure what to do {not even sure he realized he'd hit the ball} so he didn't make it to first base.




Thanks for making it home, Hunter! It was fun getting ice cream cones to celebrate!


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Starting the Day

There's a lot more to getting the day started now that my work is in this new building. Fortunately, I have one master key that unlocks every door I need to open. If I was being targeted for some heinous attack, it would be a cinch because my routine is amazingly predictable. Isn't that the first thing they teach you in order to protect yourself - don't be predictable? For now, though, I think I'm safe. Then there are cupboards to unlock, phones to switch, computers to turn on, lights to flip on, schedules to straighten out - all just to hopefully get the day started and keep it running smoothly.



Anyhow, I got to thinking the other morning when I was in the middle of my routine, "Wouldn't it be great to be able to open up my life as easily?" That's what I thought to myself, anyway. Fortunately, given the place where I work, I didn't say it out loud. People might get to thinking, you know. So, like I said, I was thinking to myself how great it would be to have the same system for my life. I sorta smiled to myself and went on about my routine.



It wasn't until later in the day that it dawned on me. There are things I can do to get my life opened up and ready for what may come. Perhaps what I need to worry about is, am I doing them as regularly as I unlock doors at my work? I think not.



If I was more consistent with my prayers and scripture reading and journal writing and serving others and controlling my appetites and addictions, etc, etc, my life would most likely have multiple doors and windows opened to receive the blessings waiting for me. I should work on that.



But you see, I have a routine for shutting down the office, too and I'm sure, once again, the same things apply to my life. I should probably work on that, too. If I want my life to run more smoothly, that is.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Get Out of the Way!!

We have a new driver in the family! Layne is now the newest Two-Wheel Driver we have!







Tyler was taking credit for the feat. If that's the case, he's a great teacher! I'm sure Layne had a little bit to do with it, though!





Way to go Layne!!!