I'm so sorry that I haven't updated for so long. I've been so busy just trying to manage my time.
Having parties at our house.....
This is Hailey getting ready to compete in vault.
We're busy getting ready for Christmas at our house. We just finished shopping and wrapping presents for 17 men at Midwest Challenge. That was quite the challenge in itself. Now on to shopping and wrapping for our family. We will be going to church on Christmas eve and I will work at one of the services as well. Then we'll come home and get ready to have Christmas for my mom and dad's family at our house.
And of course, we are always taking time to enjoy God's beauty....
In the hussle and bussle of things, I'm realizing how much we can miss out on what's really important. I found this letter and wanted to end with sharing it with you all. I know there are many times that I do these very things.
As you got up this morning, I watched you, and hoped you would talk to me, even if it was just a few words, asking my opinion or thanking me for something good that happened in your life yesterday. But I noticed you were too busy, trying to find the right outfit to wear. When you ran around the house getting ready, I knew there would be a few minutes for you to stop and say hello, but you were too busy. At one point you had to wait fifteen minutes with nothing to do except sit in a chair. Then I saw you spring to your feet. I thought you wanted to talk to me but you ran to the phone and called a friend to get the latest gossip instead. I watched patiently all day long. With all your activities I guess you were too busy to say anything to me.
I noticed that before lunch you looked around, maybe you felt embarrassed to talk to me and that is why you didn't bow your head. You glanced three or four tables over and you noticed some of your friends talking to me briefly before they ate, but you didn't. That's okay. There is still more time left, and I hope that you will talk to me yet. You went home and it seems as if you had lots of things to do. After few of them were done, you turned on the TV. I don't know if you like TV or not, just about anything goes there and you spend a lot of time each day in front of it not thinking about anything, just enjoying the show. I waited patiently again as you watched the TV and ate your meal, but again you didn't talk to me. Bedtime I guess you felt too tired. After you said goodnight to your family you plopped into bed and fell asleep in no time. That's okay because you may not realize that I am always there for you. I've got patience, more tan you will ever know. I even want to teach you how to be patient with others as well. I love you so much that I wait everyday for a nod, prayer or thought, or a thankful part of your heart. It is hard to have a one-sided converstaion.
Well you are getting up once again. Once again I will wait, with nothing but love for you. Hoping that today you will give me some time. Have a nice day!
Your Heavenly Father, GOD.