- Jada has entered into this really strange stage of resisting sleep in a big way
- Jada started saying "no mommy" when the phone rings
- Brian is on a coaching trip to Florida
- I was hit with the REALLY TIRED part of this pregnancy :)
- Kari Breed and her family were in a very serious car wreck and were all spared any serious injuries
So...in 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!