Wednesday, April 1, 2009

the important stuff...

I have a lot of random thoughts, so I will try to make this as clear as possible. This week has been unique for a few reasons:
  1. Jada has entered into this really strange stage of resisting sleep in a big way
  2. Jada started saying "no mommy" when the phone rings
  3. Brian is on a coaching trip to Florida
  4. I was hit with the REALLY TIRED part of this pregnancy :)
  5. Kari Breed and her family were in a very serious car wreck and were all spared any serious injuries light of these things I have been thinking about lots of different things like "what happened to my good sleeper," thanking the Lord for giving my friends another day, and taking deep breaths in the midst all sorts of different sleepy moments.

I have been thinking for a little while about how totally crazy life is and how it seems that real moments of stillness and quiet are rare. I have really been taking Jada in and enjoying moments with her and desperately not wanting to have anything to "have" to do so that we can just be.

Kari and I were talking after her wreck yesterday and she said one of the first questions she was asked was "were you on your cell phone?" She was not. So, in light of Jada's response to the phone ringing, the fact that I always feel indebted to the phone and Kari's experience...I am taking a break from my cell phone.

What does that mean? I will probably keep my phone ringer off most of the time. I will check my messages at night and I WILL NOT feel guilty about it. People that work full time jobs outside of the home are not expected to answer their cell phones all of the time, but somehow full time mommies are totally expected to be on call all day and evening. So...I think I will try to do most of my correspondence through e-mail for a little while to try and regain time. You know, I want to be more open to actually HEAR the Lord and be more available for God to have my daily moments.

So...I love you and truly treasure your friendships and want to be a good friend...and will be a better friend when life is a little more settled w/o so much phone stuff :)...Jada will be happier too!

And, Jada's daddy got her a pink guitar to play like him. She is really cute and serious about it. Her em mo is "Mary had a little lamb"...who knows, we may have a little musician on our hands!


  1. love the pink guitar! the lee family band :)

    i'm glad the Breeds are okay. that is scary.

    and you are right, don't feel guilty! it's a good thing to make choices that create more peace for your family. i'm glad you are able to really see jada right now. she is beautiful.

    ps: check your mailbox soon!

    i love you!

  2. I had no idea about Kari's family. Praise God they are ok!

    My son was resiting sleep too earlier this year. I asked for advice on my blog and got LOTS of it. If you want to read some of it, here's the link.

    We ended up taking someone's advice and calling naptime "rest time." We tell Jackson that he doesn't have to sleep, but he does have to be in his bed and be quiet. For some reason that did the trick. He naps almost every day now. There is hope!

  3. Malachi is anti-sleep right now, too! You're right, it's easy for that to become such a focus because it can be stressful for your kiddo to be an awesome sleeper and all of a sudden stop . . . thanks for helping to keep things in perspective :)


  4. WOW!!!! We are so happy for the three of you. A new baby Lee. The good Lord does answer prayers. Rich and I will be coming to San Antonio in September. I am so excited, I sure do miss seeing my Texas family. Jada is beautiful and I especially love seeing the pictures. Steph you are a great photographer. Wish Kari lived closer so you could take some pictures of her. God Bless. Love Aunt Lynn

  5. i love, love that smile of Jada's! sorry i missed you earlier today on phone. happy birthday my sweet friend! hope you are having a very, very special day. missing you!

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