Connor has been cracking me up lately with his grown up phrases. Here is a sampling:
I’d rather not say (said one day when I asked him how his day was)
It’s looks very nice. (said when I asked how he liked paint I chose for the bedroom. I think this one made me laugh because of his tone. It was said so formally!)
In a moment.
Funny kid, that one. He’s growing up so fast. Sniff.
Totally different topic…
While I was in California, I got the opportunity to spend time with some of my best friends. It was so fun and wonderful and just what I needed. Have you ever had a conversation with someone and not realized at the time that it was sort of life-changing? I had one of those, and I’ve been meaning to blog about it, but haven’t. So here it is. The somewhat life-changing conversation. I simply asked my friend Beth what was in their future as far as her and her family moving. It was something we both talked about a lot when I lived there-she has never felt that Southern California was where they would stay permanently, just like Derek and I. Basically, she answered the question like this: “just live where you are.” On a church leadership retreat, they had studied an Old Testament passage that basically said to put down roots where you are. Marry your kids. Get involved. Don’t worry about what’s next. She was completely convicted by that, and in turn, so was I. Just live life where you are. I realized that I haven’t lived here. And I’m not sure I really lived in Pasadena either. For the past 9 years, I have been living life looking forward to what’s next. In college, it was marriage. For several years, it was looking forward to having babies. Then looking forward to D finishing school and moving. And even now, I haven’t really put roots down in Houston, knowing that chances are high we will move again in the next few years. But that is no excuse! Am I going to live forever always wondering, always looking ahead, and never fully living anywhere? NO! I’m telling you, it was really convicting. Since that conversation, I decided it was time to really get involved in our new church. Time to put down some roots, build some relationships. And it has been amazing. I joined a women’s bible study that is just exactly what I need-I can feel myself growing and changing. I love that. Derek and I joined a couples group. We went to a super bowl party. Went to lunch after church with several other couples. I hit McD’s with another mom after our bible study this morning. It feels so good to really live here. It feels good to put down some roots and and start to build meaningful relationships. So that’s it. Four little words that have had a huge impact on my life. Live where you are.
Coming tomorrow…an example of something that I know now was completely and totally the hand of God leading us.
Then it will be back to the regularly scheduled blogging about bedroom makeovers, kid stories, and general Meg-ness.