Sunday, August 3, 2008

I've been tagged!

Well at first i thought Tracey had lost her mind, then i actually went and read her tag, sorry! Ok, so i've been tagged to tell about 5 things I love. This is a good exercise for me right now because there is soooo much negative in my life and has been for about 6 months now that this will force me to focus on the positive.

I love God's grace and forgiveness. I do not comprehend either, but would be useless without it. My life is so far from a godly life right now, and there are vices in my life that i'm sure i will struggle with forever but His amazing grace and forgiveness to cover it all, erase it all, move past it all overwhelms me. I have friends with their own version of spirituality, as they call it. I pray for them daily to experience this love, grace and forgiveness. I don't get caught up in having to prove where, why, when and how there is a god. The Davinci code doesn't keep me awake at night, i actually thought it was great. Harry Potter is not sending our kids to hell and just because my friend is gay does not mean i can't talk to him. However, God has rules too, i'm not dismissing that, just remember it's the sin of all our lives He hates, and never any of us the sinner. I don't care that some think the bible was written by pagan men for an emperor or the debate of the denominations about which books to keep. I believe He left his word, however, inspired by him, for us, to help us. I can't see Him or explain Him, if i could, why would i serve and love him? I just know he's there and I think that people need to get back to faith. Grace, Love, forgiveness is all that is truly necessary in my life and i pass it on to all i meet.

Second, I love school! I know I'm a dork, but i am so thankful to have been given the opportunity to go back to school to pursue my desire to be a nurse. I always wanted to be one, just ask my mom about it. Somehow i got distracted and have another degree, that's useless only as far as career goes. I can't wait to become a nurse and then a nurse midwife. I love everything about women's health. I love helping with the whole process and teaching all i can. I get to be a birthing coach for a friend in the spring, so I'm so excited.

Third, I love adoption and kids! this one sounds crazy b/c i am not actually a mom. I have been surrounded by kids my whole life though and it is a gift that God has given me, to be natural and loving with them and have it returned. Due to my own experience with adoption and all the things that are going on in the world, plus knowing tons of friends who have adopted, I am a huge advocate. Not knocking on you biological baby makers, it's just there's so many kids without families and it is our duty if we have the capacity to love and give, to take care of them. I challenge everyone to deeply consider adoption no matter what chapter of your life you seem to have entered.

4th, I love my yayas. what is that you say? well they're my wednesday night girls. quite frankly, they are my only line of sanity in this world with all going on im my marriage, my mom, my parent's health, my granddad and school. I don't know what i'd do without their support, encouragement, love and most of all prayers that go beyond my comprehension.

5th, I love surprises in life. They're found everywhere if you're looking. And some sneak up on you. I have found unexpected friendships and confidents in places i never expected. rays of sunshine in little things brought my way. A beautiful sunset after a storm. an evening on the beach listening to the waves. The way people you thought you knew can surprise you is the best. Never assume you know someone just because you're going off someone else's version, get to know them. You'll be surprised and glad, bet on it. Make sure you keep an open mind, heart and totally love the experiences you find!

OK i tag next:

Becky Ray: because she's so witty, and hopefully will take a moment
Cindy: she's so wise and thoughtful and full of love
David: he's the only other blogger i know!

1 comment:

**TRACY** said...

Yay! I loved reading that! I was so hoping you would enjoy the reflection. You are amazing - just remember that! And I don't think you're a dork and I am a tiny bit jealous because I would love to do what you're doing, but I don't have a medical bone in my body ;) !