Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I've come to realize....

1. I've come to realize that my boobs aren't as grotesquely huge as they used to be - but they're still obsene.

2. I've come to realize that my job is important to our family's budget and it's time I started treating it as such.

3. I've come to realize that when I'm driving, I can stick my foot up against the rear view mirror like I used to do in college. :)

4. I've come to realize that I need a daily balance of exercise - both physical and spiritual - to feel alive and free.

5. I've come to realize that I have lost a lot more baggage than this mere ~50 pounds represents.

6. I've come to realize that I hate it when I sleep too long.

7. I've come to realize that if I'm drunk... wait a minute. It's been so many years since I've been drunk, I can't even remember it!

8. I've come to realize that money buys things that make people look happy, but money can't buy happiness.

9. I've come to realize that certain people hide in the bottom of the boat while others dare to walk on water - but none of us are better than the other.

10. I've come to realize that I'll always be cherished by the one who matters most.

12. I've come to realize that my mom has never felt the freedom of true forgiveness.

13. I've come to realize my cell phone needs a ring tone that doesn't annoy Darren so much. (Oh, but I LOVE "Brick House"!)

14. I've come to realize that when I woke up this morning, my body felt more sore and weary than it did last night when I fell into bed. We need a new mattress!

15. I've come to realize that last night before I went to sleep, I loved Darren truly, madly, deeply - forever, for always, and no matter what.

16. I've come to realize that right now I am thinking about how the simplest words from those who love me can be so powerfully healing.

17. I've come to realize that my dad loves deeply, completely and selflessly.

18. I've come to realize that when I get on the computer, I can be self-disciplined about how much time I let it absorb.

19. I've come to realize that today marks 17 years since I gave birth to the baby who would eventually own my heart and teach me everything under the sun about betrayal and forgiveness and truth in love.

20. I've come to realize that tonight and every night, my call is to give myself to my family and their needs and wishes - and in doing so, fulfill my own needs and wishes.

21. I've come to realize that tomorrow I will be wrapping up some projects around here or else I'm gonna ground myself from everything fun that keeps distracting me from seeing them through to completion.

22. I've come to realize that I really want to skydive, and I WILL - as a reward for reaching my weight goal. :)

24. I've come to realize that life isn't what we make it. It's what we allow GOD to make it.

25. I've come to realize that this weekend I will taking photos at the wedding of the neice who was the little flower girl in MY wedding!

26. I've come to realize that the best music to listen to when I am upset is Rich Mullins' music. I haven't recently come to realize this for the first time; I've come to realize it yet again.

27. I've come to realize that friends know when you need space without getting all huffy or paranoid about it; they know when to kidnap you for lunch and a pedicure; they know when to celebrate with you and when to pray with you and when to just be present, and how to communicate without words.

28. I've come to realize that this year, I'm reaching the potential that God's seen in my all along.

(Thanks to my friend Brandi. I stole this from her blog!)


Ramblings of a crazed SAHM said...

Inspiring as always. I'm working on reaching some of those realizations myself. Thanks for showing me the possibility.

Karen said...

You never disappoint me with your words. Or your actions. I love your blogs. Thanks for coming back. And one more thing...I AM PROUD OF YOU!!!!!!!!!!

Kris with a K said...

Stacy, you absolutely MUST make this into a scrapbook layout, or even better A MINI BOOK!! This is a treasure, and truly, in years to come, your kids will be so happy you captured this!

DO IT. Show it to me in November. That is your mission. You may not choose to refuse it.

This comment will self destruct in 2 minutes.

thank you.

Jackietex said...

Thanks, Stacy, for sharing some insight into you. I like getting to know you a bit better!

Karen Kroner said...

Have I told you lately that I loved you? Have I told you theres noone else above you? You fill my heart with gladness....
Stace You are so awesome you have what it takes to make me weep!
love ya

Anonymous said...

I have missed you more than you will ever beable to know. I am so relieved to know you are well and happy. I wish my email did not spam yours or I would be emailing you. You look radiant in the picture of you w/the hat. I love it. I am so proud of you. I need to reach for God, thank you for showing me that, again. I love you sis.

Bobbie said...

I stole your post. I hope you will visit sometime.