It has been quite the adjustment for all of us. I have been working from home and attempting to rebuild somewhat of a ‘normal’ office routine. There are so many things to juggle, but God is good. This week’s Lego Jar is all about that normalcy and how it looks in my children especially.
She’s Already Playing Dress Up
My daughter has begun to put things on her to dress up. She came to me one day to put her tights on. Seriously?! I did manage to see her wearing mom’s jersey around. It is a little big on her, but she will grow into it. Oh, and for those who wonder, I did manage to get her tights on also.
I don’t know what the obsession with Jello is, but my 5-year-old asked me this week a very serious question. “Hey dad, what if our house was made of…Jello?” I laughed at his silly suggestion, but he was really serious. Anyone want to answer his question?
With boys it is not entirely unusual to find one of them walking around without clothes on at some point during the day. I know that sounds strange to those of you who aren’t parents, but those who have boys in their home get this. Anyway, one day I came downstairs to my 3-year-old sitting on the couch without clothes. I said, “why are you naked?” He said, “Because I don’t have any clothes on.” Well, there you go.
Kids Make Me Emotional
I have been emotionally up and down over the last few weeks. There has been a lot going on with the church fire and sorting all of that out. The news of the school shooting in Connecticut sent me over the edge again. This makes no sense. I think about parents who have presents under their trees for their kids who will never come home. I wonder how someone moves on from such a traumatic event. It is just hard to comprehend. There is no place in a society like ours for violence like this. It is deplorable.
So, I guess what I am saying is take time to appreciate the people you love. If there is one thing we learn in these events it is that things can change in an instant. Don’t waste any time! That is what No Throw Aways is all about.
An Unexpected Surprise
There was a lady who gave me a Bible when I was on my internship. It was the Bible I used for a lot of different teaching things because it was thin and easily transported. When the church burned down so did all of my books, including the Bibles I used daily. What I didn’t realize was that my wife had contacted this lady and she had ordered me a new one. It came in the mail the other day and I was able to use it at youth group last night for the first time.
God is blessing in the midst of strange circumstances. It is one more step toward normalcy. I was also able to return my pen holder to full-time service this week. I cleaned off the fire gunk and it is happily holding my pens again!
I hope you have a great weekend!