For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for good and not evil, to give you a future and a hope."
~ Jeremiah 29:11 ~

Saturday, November 1, 2008

There's No Place Like Home!

Ain't that the truth! Obviously it has been awhile and any chance I have to get on the computer I plan to take advantage of. The kids and I came up to celebrate my dad's induction into the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame. He was so honored. More so this time than when he was inducted into the National Hall of Fame in Stillwater, OK. He said it meant more because these were his peers that chose him to be placed in the hall of fame. There are fewer in the Kansas Hall of Fame because it is more selective in it's process and he went in with two men he admires. The one is my ex boss at Santa Fe Trail, Mr. Gary Blosser. The fact that one of his ex-wrestlers was the honored as the Assistant Coach of the year, only added to the celebration. It was a great day to be with our extended "wrestling" family and a joy to see old friends.
Since the induction was this afternoon it seemed that it would be best to come up on Thursday night and enjoy a day of freedom here in the "Little Apple". That also allowed Landry the chance to dress up and Trick or Treat for candy. Jentri went too and even received some treats, which of course her brother will enjoy long before she gets the chance to eat them. Uncle Jeb enjoyed the festivities with the kids by taking them from house to house. He is a good uncle!

Jentri is four months today! How time seems to fly. I have been thinking back to Landry's birth and I was able to be home with him for four months to the day I went back to work. It makes me sad that I wasn't able to do the same with Jentri, but I also feel blessed to have found a great babysitter. She is such a great baby! She only cries when she is hungry, or dirty. So it's easy to fix one problem and if that doesn't work then it has to be the other. Landry LOVES her and is a great big brother.

Things in QC are rough... for so many reasons, and yet we know that it is where God led us. We have moments that we wonder why, and then decide we many never know. The people have been good to us, we have made some good friends, and we love being back in small town. So, maybe that was the reason? I have to believe that God's plan is perfect even though what we go through isn't! I have struggled emotionally and personally in ways that are not typical of my personality. It's a side to myself that I truely HATE! It has been humbling and at times embarrassing, the way I have acted. I can't change it, but I can change my attitude and move forward in hopes that those who are abused by my behavior will find forgiveness in my regret!

I find the older I get the harder it is to accept change. Moves... as exciting as they can be are also difficult. The excitement of what the future holds and the fear of the change it brings can sometimes be overwhelming. I a lot has happened in the past four months, and I have been blessed in so many ways. It is my goal to seek the unseen and find the blessings daily, and stop worrying about the Earthly desires that I have. It is my sincere prayer that God will work on my heart to help me through the changes that the future holds... and the strength to endure them.

1 comment:

The Christenson's said...

It looks like it was a fun trip. The kids look so great on Halloween and I love the bow in Jentri's hair in that pic!!

We are so lucky to all have each other here. Blessed to have each other here. Glad we are in it together.

Landry Tate

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Jentri Jane

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