Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Fishing Hole

Father's Day was not what we planned.  This is my life, I shouldn't be surprised, but I'm still working on that.  My husband spent Thursday and Friday in bed with the flu.  Our oldest daughter and I spent Friday in bed with the flu.  I would have stayed there Saturday too, but our middle daughter fell off a curb and landed in the emergency room where she received 7 stitches.  Needless to say, Father's Day festivities were the last things on most of our minds.

I pulled myself together and took three of the children to church while my husband stayed home to spoil our injured daughter who slept very little the night before.  After church, we all piled into the car and went down to the family farm.  Together with my mom and step-dad, we set up our chairs around the fishing hole expecting to have a picnic and possibly take home a fish or two. 

Before we could get set up, one kid caught a fish, and then another and another!  We lost track of all of the fish caught, but we took home 7 fish for dinner.  Each kid (big ones too) was able to catch at least one fish and spend some time with two of their favorite men.

Sometimes what I have planned doesn't compare to what God has planned for me.  God's plan always works out better!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

A Day of Firsts

It's not too often that we celebrate two, completely unrelated firsts on the same day.  Today is one of those days.  Today is one of those days.

This afternoon, our son and I will go on our first date.  My husband has taken the girls on dates for their birthdays for the last ten years and I had gotten used to the idea that I would never get a birthday date (other than on my own birthday).  A few weeks back, my husband pointed out to me that I had a date to plan.  It took me few minutes to realize what he meant.  Now that we have a son, I get to take someone on a birthday date!  I'm not exactly sure what we will do, but I have some ideas.  We could go to the dinosaur exhibit at the local mall, see a movie, or go to the zoo.  The girls have told our son that he should ask to go to the bookstore - their favorite date destination.  Choices...

Tonight will be our other first.  Our oldest daughter will attend her first youth group function at church.  I didn't expect that she would want to attend, so I was a little surprised when she asked to go.  Knowing that most of the attendees are high school aged, we invited another friend to go with our daughter.  Such events are always better with a friend.

I'm looking forward to a memorable day with my favorite kids.