Friday, April 25, 2008

7 Random Things About Me

I saw Ash's meme and even though I don't like to do meme's, this one doesn't look too involved....

1. I hate letting people down....I mean, I REALLY beat myself up about it, but what I have failed to truly realize is this, that if I insist on keeping too much on my plate, I am going to let people down...duh...it's only been beaten over my head, but you know, I am blond...and love to be busy...learning people, I'm learning. Speaking of people....

2. I LOVE people, all kinds, I really truly do. The Lord has helped me to actually enjoy people's quirks and learn to laugh at them! I still get my feelings hurt, yes, but I get over pretty much anything very quickly. That's all good, but here's the thing-I get overwhelmed easily and prove to be a *wince* flaky friend if I get overwhelmed. Not that I cancel or wouldn't bend over backwards for someone, but if I feel like someone is doing okay...I think of them often, pray for them, but don't keep in touch. I eventually come around, but this is a definite flaw that I could do without.

3. I miss my long hair.

4. I am scared to death of my aging skin. I look back at pictures from 8 years ago that I used to be tempted to rip up, and now I look at them and just long for the smooth skin and the youth I once had. Notice I only long for the *skin*...one day we will be made perfect...I'm just impatient. 10 years from now I will look at my pictures from today and be thankful for the growth in the Lord, but long-just a little-okay alot- for the younger flesh. You know what else is sad, when I was in my early 20s, I would look at 30somethings and feel sorry for them because their youth was fading...I LAUGH at that now! Growing older, when walking with the Lord is such a comfort and joy!! It was wonderful to be twenty something, but life gets sweeter and fuller as we go.

5. I can't get rid of the notion that I am going to see the entire world before I die-or Christ returns. It is absolutely ridiculous that my mind works this way. When I read about a country or see pictures etc, in my mind, I file it away on my mental sort of conscious "to-do, to-see" list.

6. I love to dance...not in an ugly fleshly way...though I used to struggle in my 20s with dancing to bad music for wrong reasons and in wrong places -so much so that hearing certain music physically makes me ill-not that the temptation ever completely goes away...but anyway, I'm not talking about that...and rambling...uhhh too much coffeeeeee. So, just hold on a sec... I really believe that sin has so corrupted every aspect of what the Lord had planned for us. Our desire to move joyfully and in harmony to music is not an evil one, in my opinion- I am not sure if I can even express what I mean. Everything has a rhythm to it...when I am even cleaning my house and putting dinner on the table...you know, when the day has been Spirit filled and full of harmony...it is as if I am dancing...I am swept up with the melody of the moment even without hearing it. I love seeing my girls twirl and dance their sweet ballet as well... even this is a joyful part of life that when done in the right way is an expression of a joy filled life. I hope I conveyed my thoughts on this properly...

7. I love black licorice...hahaha

10 comments:

Lisa said...

So glad your back. I love your header. Your kids are so precious :) I enjoyed reading your meme. Blessings, Lisa

Grafted Branch@Restoring the Years said...

#4...Now see, when I was in my 20s, I never noticed anyone who wasn't also in their 20s. (Good thing I met my husband just in the nick of time, as we are 9 years, 8 months apart--a couple of months later, he'd have been a 30something, and therefore invisible to me.)

Pam--in Jerusalem said...

I would have said the same things about you!... you know yourself pretty well ;)
Although, I don't consider you a "flaky friend".... what could be better than a friend who faithfully prays for you!!?

Ashleigh said...

I totally agree with you on the dancing thing. We do a lot of dancing around over here... Troy has been "dancing" almost since before he could sit up. He feels music, and I know the Lord put that in him. :)

Daughter of the King said...

I agree so much with the dancing thing, there is a purity to movement if it is for the Lord. Does that make sense...I too LOVE Black Licorice...and I too feel like I can be the flaky friend.
ALSO...long hair..did you just cut yours? I am growing mine out, that is another story....
so tonight it is almost 2 in the morning and I guess it is not tonight...but here I sit....
Deby

Jenny P. said...

Oh Heather it is sooo good to hear from you, I have missed you tons.
I love reading all your catch up posts and it brought a smile to my face.
My 2 boys are such a handful and get into alot of trouble, but thats what makes my life interesting.
Take care hun and good to have you back.

Rebekah said...

So glad you're back! I hope everything's fixed for now? Sounds like you've been having tons of fun in the time when you weren't posting!!

Heather said...

:) I am glad you read the "dancing" part the way I meant it...it is unfortunate that word fails to hold the grace and beauty that it could have without the curse of sin...

and yes, Bekah...tons of fun hehehehe

Mishel said...

I *love* what you said about dancing...you really did say it well! : )

And as for #7--Blech! I don't like black licorice at all. LOL

Heather said...

(((Miss Mishel))) I have so been thinking of you....I'm having some homeschool blues.