Thursday, December 06, 2012

Oh You Know... Random Musings

The Blogger app on my phone is still not working, which means I still don't easily have a way to share photos with you. Boo.

Also, due to it being the Christmas season, life is, as usual, busy. But I miss you. I really do.

So, I thought I'd give you some random thoughts that have been trucking through my brain of late.

*If you're looking for a great Advent devotion, this is the one we've been reading and we are loving it! It's fantastic!

*Hubby and I are going strong with and together have lost just about 70 pounds. Last weekend we cleaned out our closet and got rid of SIX garbage bags of clothes. Then to not be nekkid at church the next day, we went shopping. We're smart like that. And, to summarize that day, I am perfectly content living in sweatshirts and jeans. In other related news, my hubby is HAWTT. (He always has been, but he's smaller HAWTT.)

*This situation has been heavy on my heart lately, especially this week. In case you don't have facebook or just want the gist, this is a friend from back in the day. Alisa is a gorgeous singer/songwriter who's had her music featured on TV shows like 'So You Think You Can Dance,' etc. She's amazing. She has Lyme disease and has struggled with that for years. Her late father was once our worship pastor and so well-loved that folks still miss him and talk about him.

Alisa unexpectedly got pregnant and her firstborn son was diagnosed with Anencephaly. Anencephaly is an extremely fatal condition, which to sum up, means her baby will be born and then most likely pass away within moments of his birth. Because of Alisa's health issues, she will be put under general anesthesia to have her son. Which means she probably won't get to even meet him while he's alive. This is heartbreaking to me and with her surgery/his birth happening tomorrow morning, it is extremely heavy on my heart and mind to be praying for Alisa, her husband Jaime, and their son, London. Please join me in prayer, won't you?

*Another situation is happening locally that's now gone viral. A local mother has lost a custody battle to keep her son, who is scheduled to move out-of-state at the end of the month to live with his father. My very dear friends know her and are helping her appeal, and I trust their judgment. However, custody battles are VERY tricky, and I do not know this woman or her son. Since I don't want to 'take a side,' I've been praying for God's best will to be done in the lives of this family.

*It's the Christmas season! I love it all. The only bummer is trying to be healthy while indulging the need to bake. And bake lots. And not skimp on the good stuff, like pecans and chocolate. And not to eat the entire box of Candy Cane Joe-Joes all at once. Or the box of chocolate-covered cherries all at once. Or to just have an entire pecan pie for dinner. You know, first world problems. Just sayin'.

*My husband spoils me rotten. For real. I am not exaggerating. As you may or may not know, we've been struggling with the decision of what to replace our Tassimo with, now that Tassimo has decided to be dumb and get rid of the latte creamer, which is the only thing worth having. The other night he found a great coupon to Williams-Sonoma and bought us the new Starbucks Verismo machine. I can't wait for it to arrive and get that puppy crankin'! See, spoiled!

*I love Jesus. I love Christmas. I love my life. I am so incredibly blessed.

And those are my musings for today. Happy weekend to you!


Jessica Johnson said...

Whelp. That story made me bawl my eyes out. I'm so sorry. Praying for peace that surpasses all understanding. And I love your positive attitude. You are refreshing, my friend.

Meredith said...

This post is such an emotional roller-coaster! Been praying for

And you guys have been KILLING it in the healthy lifestyle department...yay!!!!!! So inspiring!