Reason #1 to not quit writing in your blog… you might just forget the password 😉
I didn’t really think about taking a break from blogging… not really. I just one day posted about sweet potato fries and then I didn’t post again.
You know how time flies when you are a grown up.
So, quickly let me tell you that things are good here. In fact, despite some circumstances that might have taken me out a year ago, I am feeling stronger and more in tune with God daily. I cannot tell you how I am looking forward to adding a tab to the top of this blog called “Where I am Going”… it is going to be so envigorating to get to share all of that… its just not.time.yet.
But soon and very soon…
So here are the highlights, in case anyone has been wondering what has been up with Co and I:
-I have been enjoying getting more plugged in at my church. Somehow I got so in my head that I forgot to get to know all of the lovely ladies I have been seeing week in and week out for 2 years. It kind of got to the point where I felt like the person who has just known someone to long to ask for their name… you know? I know everyone knows my name and I know theirs, so how do you introduce yourself after that?!?!
Anyway, I sucked it up and I cannot tell you how glad I am. I going to a step aerobics class at the church a few times a week, joined a ladies Bible study that will soon be beginning and even managed to attend a night out with like 60 other women at the church. Yeah you read that right… 60. It was wild.
-I got true, God-healing relief from my anxiety. (Story to follow. I started writing it here and realized that it deserves its own blog)
-My house is within a month from being move-in ready, thank you Jesus! I am going to update with new photos here in a few days.. I have tons still on my camera. We ended up tearing out every single wall and redoing everything to code. So basically when this is all said and done my house will be brand new. Its funny how much the restoration of the house is mirroring the work God is doing in my heart/life/soul/spirit… (again, that’s another blog in the making) But suffice it to say, I have the colors all picked out, cabinets ready to go and appliances waiting to be delivered. The outside of the house will need to wait until spring since it looks like this Ohio winter is coming in like a lion… (someone needs to tell Ohio there is this season called ‘Autumn’ we seem to keep missing)
-In other house-related news, my brother Aaron and his wife Beck finally sold their Nashville digs and they just got word this week that their offer on an Ohio house was accepted! And guess what? That Ohio house happens to be less than 1/4 mile from my house! Growing up no one could’ve possibly told me how happy I would be to have my little brother living 6 or so houses down the road. Congrats, Aaron and Beck!
-Cohen is doing/saying/pretending so many new things I would have a hard time fitting it all into a million blogs. He is such a perfect redemptive gift in my life. His personality is like sunshine… he is gregarious, warm, pesronal, insightful, engaging, silly… sometimes when he wakes me up at 5a, I don’t even mind. He’s that spectacular. 🙂
He’s now looking at pictures of himself or pointing into the mirror and saying “my name Co Bean” which cracks me up to no end. I ask him “what’s your name?” as long as he will humor me. I am gonig to get it on video (because I know you all just can’t wait to hear it 😉 )
He’s also making really grown up statements now that come out of nowhere and totally catch me off guard… like, the other day I asked him to hand me my phone which he had nabbed off of the counter and he looked at me all seriously and said, “Mommy, phone heavy. I hold it for you”. Cohen is a total foodie, so he never wants to share anything he is eating. We all give him a hard time about this and always ask for bites of his food. The other day I asked him for a bite and he looked at me like he was thinking about it and then said, “Sorry, mommy”, kissed me on the forehead and walked away. Then a few days ago we stopped by the new house to check on something and Cohen went right in, grabbed a tape measure, handed me one end and walked to the opposite wall. When I asked him what he was doing, he said “I need measure”. He is always claiming things are “ruined” now too. Anytime he drops something or touches a sticky hand to something clean (which, as you might suspect, is often) he said, “ah, no. its ruined” of course it sounds more like “WOO-end” which makes it all the better.
Cohen is obessed with trains now. He sleeps with his “Little Engine that Could” book at night and insists on wearing his one shirt with a train on it every single day it is clean. Everything becomes a train… chairs lined up in the dining room, pillows stacked on the floor, people he can get to participate. One day I heard him yell his normal “all aboard!” from the living room and then I heard him fussing over seats and seat belts and tickets. When I stepped into the room, he was trying to get my brother and sister in law’s huge dogs to sit on particular pillows on the floor…. he’s not large, but he certainly is in charge 🙂
-My little brother Josh said perhaps the funniest thing the other night that he has ever said. He was reciting Bible verses and made this oopsie with John 3:16,
“for God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes in would not be amish, but have everlasting life.”
Well I will leave with you with that giggle.
Be blessed friends!