1. I see a super cute scripture memory spiral that I’m committing to use this year. In case you’re not familiar with Beth Moore‘s challenge of memorizing 2 verses a month, you can read about it here. Right now I’m memorizing Romans 5:5 and I’m practicing it every day – to not just memorize but to know it and cling to it. I’m also memorizing the book of Philippians for our Jr. High group. I love being a Jr. High leader. Two 13 year-old girls have done it so far (all 4 chapters) and I’m still in Chapter 1. I wonder who is leading whom?
2. I see a heart necklace that is very meaningful to me. John and Anna gave this to me when we first met. Anna, at 17 years old, was 36 weeks pregnant with Mini. The silver heart has two teeny-tiny feet engraved in the corner. I wore it on Sunday. While Mini sat on my lap looking at it and running the chain through her little fingers, I had to hold back tears. How amazing it is that Anna chose life for her baby and that I have the incredible blessing to be her mom.
2. I see a mom that is thinking a lot about her baby turning 3 next month. Three? Really?
3. I see a hole in the door, to the right of the hinge. Max pushed the door open as hard as he could when he was about 2 years old and the doorstop went right through the wood. Man, was he strong. We still haven’t fixed it.
4. I see a desk where I spent a good part of my weekend sitting. Or standing. Or with one knee propped up on the chair leaning over the computer. I definitely spent too much time here, but Mike was away on a ski trip. My laptop kept me company after long days with the kids.
5. I see a mess of cords and wires that I have no idea how to tame. It drives me crazy, but opening my laptop makes the problem go away.
6. I see an earring on the desk. Not surprising at all.
7. I see a Suzy’s Zoo mug with music notes on it. It’s the only thing I own with music notes on it. Probably because I’m not musical. But I bought it because a little character in Suzy’s Zoo called Ollie Marmot is concentrating so hard on playing the piano that his tongue is sticking out. And that makes me smile.