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Random Stuff Rattling Around in My Head...

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I was going to do a "Wordless Wednesday" post but I had too many words in me for that...

Feel free to go on to read a more interesting blog at this point... In fact I highly recommend The Crayon Wrangler... I know I have recommended her before but she is such a cool woman who has a double helping of grace in the face of some grown woman behaving badly in blog land...

You're still here? Well, don't say I didn't warn you...

First of all I waned to share a burden on my heart the past week or so. Our Curly Cate has a desire that I don't know what to do... do I help... can I help... She is such a sweet girl who truly loves the Lord, and it has been really neat seeing her relationship with the Lord grow and deepen. She feels called to the mission field after graduation, and she fully intends to follow that calling. She is the most generous person I know, she always puts others needs before her own. It is from her I have learned what it truly means to have a "servant's heart"... she doesn't seek or want credit for anything she does and doesn't even seem to mind when others take credit. She can be somewhat intense at times but she always means well... enough of that... this isn't a "bragger mommy" post...  I only said all that to couch the fact the the "desire" she has right now is somewhat worldly. I don't want to say too much because I know some of my readers are local and I don't want to embarrass her, but suffice it to say her desire is not anything bad. It does seem a little out of character for her, but I understand this desire. Here's the problem... she is completely unable to make this desire a reality and on some level so am I. I have taken it to the Lord. I know that should be the end of it, give it to God and let him work it out. The thing is, she really desires this one thing, and as she lay on her bed weeping last night. my heart broke a little... it seems like such a little thing... I want to fix this for her... she will be 18 later this month... How much longer do I have to put "band-aids" on her wounds? Could I make this desire a reality even if I wanted to? It would require the help of others... would they help... would they think poorly of our sweet Cate for wanting this? Please pray...

On a completely separate note, our Sparky wants to go back to public school next year. She is my "bouncer" she would go back and forth several times a year if we would let her. For the past several years it is usually about this time of the school year that she want to go back to public school. I usually tell her we will discuss it come summer break and usually by then the mood has passed. But this year I am so stressed out, it sounds really nice to have a year off right now. I am afraid I have encouraged her, before I even prayed about it. We need to pray and decide what would be best for her and our family as a whole. Part of me would love to take a break, but another part of me has been looking forward to being able to focus on just her next year as her sister will have graduated... Please pray....

On a lighter note, I have been busy preparing things for the swaps I am currently involved in. The girlies and I have had enjoyed carving out a little time to craft... we have made some fun things and I look forward to showing them to all of you. One is going in the mail tomorrow and I will post about it in a couple days (so I don't spoil any surprises) and the other goes in the mail Friday... That is the Alice in Wonderland swap and I can't wait to show you what I came up with...

I guess I'll leave you with this totally unrelated picture. It is from Despair Inc... I must confess I wasted spent an hour last night reading all the "demotovational" posters on their site... I needed a laugh.. and a funny, ironic parody usually gets me...

Thanks for listening,

5 comments :

  1. Haha love that picture!
    And I will for sure be praying for both your girls. Thanks so much for choosing me as someone to share with earlier this week about what was on your heart! :) I'll especially be praying for Cate's situation and that God's will be done in her life, and that she (and you too of course) will have piece with His decision :)

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  2. and by piece, I of course meant *peace* oh goodness, typing too fast today! :)

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  3. Enjoyed the post- wow what a poster!


    Stopping by via SITS to say hello!

    Harriet

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  4. wow, rebecca, thank you for sharing. it sounds so pat, but it's totally true: God *is* faithful and good! it *will* all work out!

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