A handmaid of the Lord

Behold the handmaid of the Lord: Be it done unto me according to Thy word. These are the thoughts and experiences of my journey toward being a handmaid with Mary as my example.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Love Languages

The Five Love Languages

My primary love language is probably
Quality Time
with a secondary love language being
Acts of Service.

Complete set of results

Quality Time: 8
Acts of Service: 7
Physical Touch: 7
Words of Affirmation: 6
Receiving Gifts: 2


Unhappiness in relationships, according to Dr. Gary Chapman, is often due to the fact that we speak different love languages. Sometimes we don't understand our partner's requirements, or even our own. We all have a "love tank" that needs to be filled in order for us to express love to others, but there are different means by which our tank can be filled, and there are different ways that we can express love to others.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Rain, Rain, I hope you stay!

It is a gloriously rainy day at my house today. These pics are the view from my front porch.

My sweet friend Angie came over today for coffee and scones. She brought her two little guys (roughly my girls' ages), but her older daughter was at school. The kids played in the sandbox on the porch and we sat and chatted. God has blessed me with such a wonderful friend. I love that we can talk about anything from finances, to husbands and kids, our pasts, ear wax...whatever. lol She's wonderful and a true inspriation - she's a great mom, a loving wife, and such a faithful and faith-filled woman.

I think tonight is the only night this week Charlie doesn't have to work late, so I'm looking forward to him being here in the next couple of hours. Hopefully by then I can get all the sand swept up, toys picked up, and maybe get in a shower. Nobody tells you how hard it is to get a shower once you're a mom. Having a screaming baby or peeking toddler zaps all the fun out of it. lol Ok - maybe I should go do that...

No surprise. The baby started crying the moment I stepped into the shower. lol She's back asleep now though! hahaha Funny how those things happen!

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

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Monday, March 27, 2006

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme

Several days have gone by that something weird has been going on with our internet, but Charlie fixed it tonight. I'm glad, because he's working late every night this week and I almost went crazy today with no contact with the outside world.

Good weekend, for the most part. We had a wedding to go to. I always expect those sorts of things to be more fun than they actually are. The highlight was when I went to HEB and they had a special where you buy their diapers (which I always buy) and get a free playtex sippy cup and wipes. How's that for a highlight? This weekend is going to be busy as well. Charlie's grandparents are going to be in town from California, so his parents are having an open house on Friday night to hang with them. Then Saturday is Courtney and Chelsea's birthday, so we're going to College Station to celebrate that. Our children need to see all of their godparents. hehe

All the flowers are blooming. It's beautiful here. It's sad, we've lived here for 3 years and I am just now starting to love it. It's only a matter of time before it all goes away; I don't know how much longer we are going to have this heavenly place to live. I think tomorrow I'll take Felicity for a walk and take some pictures to post up. I'm also going to go to the nursery and buy some things to plant on the porch. I'm thinking chives, parsley, and basil for now. If I do good with those I'll try rosemary and thyme. I love fresh herbs but I've never tried to grow them. Last week I got several books about them at the library so I think I should do ok. Someday when we buy a house I want to build a huge herb garden with culinary herbs, roses, and a beautiful statue of Mary. Something to look forward to I suppose.

Friday, March 24, 2006

A New Adventure

I feel the need to explain myself.

A couple of weeks ago, I shut down my Xanga and here I am starting up a new blog. Over the time that has passed that I haven't had a blog (only about 3 weeks)I have continually thought of things I would have liked to write about but have been unable. I had my Xanga for nearly 3 years. It became insanely distracting for me, with my friend's blogs, and the blog rings, and so forth. But I really enjoy the writing part and I think that THAT part is beneficial as there is simply not time for me to sit down and write in a traditional journal on a regular basis. Typing is so much faster. I am starting fresh. I'm looking forward to the new adventure of creating a blog from scratch and finally getting to put my thoughts down - as I have many of them (thoughts) and my babies aren't exactly interested unless they involve animal sounds. lol Here we go.