Friday, September 30, 2005
Lily is 9 months old now!! She only has one tooth, but this baby LOVES pizza! I need to post a picture of that in here. She loves to pull up on everything and is starting to "cruise". Her favorite people besides mommy and daddy are her sisters. Her face just lights up when she sees them.
My oldest daughter, Brianna, was born a little over four years ago, and up until that time, I had no idea what the word "relaxation" really meant. Relaxation to me was being on the go 97% of the time. Any time that I had the oppurtunity to go somewhere, I would take it. If it meant staying up all night, then so be it. I did not want to miss a thing.
Today, Anjolie, who is 2, and Lily, who is 9 months, and I sat on our swing out back and just listened to the birds and the bugs. We closed our eyes and felt the breeze tickle our cheeks. A storm was off in the distance, and rain could be smelled in the air. We admired the colors that God had picked to use for the grass and the sky. Anjolie informed me that God had asked HER what she wanted the color of the grass to be. She said her choices were green or purple, and she picked green. As I laughed I was filled, at the same time, with wonder over her little mind. This was relaxation, not just doing something fun and exciting, not just doing nothing, but taking a quiet moment to enjoy God's design.
Thursday, September 29, 2005
Well, we made it. The big move to Okinawa has tried just about every strand of my sanity, but now that we are getting settled in, things are much better. My biggest hang-up right now is driving. I hate to drive, even when I am in the states and my blinker is on the correct side of the steering wheel. Yes, you can tell who is an Okinawa newbie by the windshield wiper signal. We all have done it. You go to make that right turn onto what feels like the wrong side of the road, you are concentrating on not hitting the little Okinawan on the scooter beside your window, and it happens, your stupid signal is on the wrong side of the steering wheel!! One of the many joys of living in a foreign country.