Monday, October 17, 2011

Just a Little Bit of Everything...

Well, I haven't posted in a while because life has been so hectic lately.
I get home from work and spend time with Gabe, get him ready for bed, then try to relax a little bit before going to bed. But I have so much on my mind that I just need to post.

1. Work
Work is going well. My kids, for the most part, are pretty good. Being team leader is going well and I think I've pretty well settled into that role. Our team is organizing a fall festival in two weeks and by "our team," I mean mostly me. It's okay though. I know it'll be stressful but I think I'm doing okay with it now.

2. Gabriel
He is a mess! Always on the go! And FINALLY, I am happy to report, he is getting his first tooth. It has officially broken through the gum and is quite the sharp little thing. So at almost 9 months, he has his first tooth, about the same age I was. He wants to crawl all over the place, although he also likes to put everything in his mouth so we have to watch him closely. We took him to the park a few weeks ago and he absolutely loved the swing. His Aunt Tina bought him an outdoor swing to hang in a tree so hopefully we'll get to see them soon so she can give it to us. Can't wait to put him in it.

3. My Heart
There are some things that, of late, have been on my heart and mind. First of all, and I'm just throwing this out there...not to anyone in particular...but why is it that married couples deem it okay to throw the word divorce around when they are arguing or things are not going their way? I've noticed this a lot lately and it really bothers me. My hubby and I, no matter what arguments we might get into or how frustrated we may be with one another, agree DIVORCE is NEVER an option. It is never discussed, mentioned, or even thought about. I think if divorce is an option in your mind when you get married, then you probably should just forego those nuptials. Of course, there are situations that call for divorce and those 2 situations (infidelity & abuse) are understandable but just because one person is not doing what you expect them to do, does not warrant the word divorce to be thrown around. Just sayin'...

I've also been examining myself. I am by no means perfect. And my life has not been what I desire it to be lately. I have not been putting Christ first or even second. He has, unfortunately, been pretty much last in my life and I am so disgusted that this has been the case. I rejoined my church choir last week and it felt so good to be back with the people I have called family for the last 2 years. It felt as if I had never left and put a smile on my face when our worship pastor, Mike, told me, "Welcome home, Kayla." It truly felt like I was coming home after being away for so long. I need this. I enjoy choir practice and spending time with Godly people that are so much fun to be around but I also enjoy being able to help lead people into worship on Sunday morning. It's not about a show or about being "seen" for me. It's just that I think I put more into my own worship experience personally and I bring more to worship when I know that I am part of leading others.

I am so looking forward to the upcoming season. Fall, my 2nd favorite time of year, leads right into my favorite time. Our house is decorated for fall already and the week after our in laws move out, we'll be decorating for Christmas and organizing the rest of our home. We're going to Alabama for Christmas this year, something I haven't done in 5 years. I can't wait to see how Gabe reacts to the whole season.

So, that's my heart and mind. There's more that I want to say but I'm tired and am having more fun watching my niece walk around in her very unique way. Good night...