Tuesday, February 17, 2009

So Far So Good

The girls and I are hanging out with my parents this week, helping my mom and taking care of my nieces. We have survived the first two days of my 2 year old nieces. :)

I have forgotten just how active two year olds can be. Today was a no nap day. Needless to say, it's barely 6:00 and we are already in our pj's. I love my nieces to death but I was very glad to see their mommy today!

Yesterday morning Chloe and I went to pick up these precious little things, they got right in the car and began to talk talk talk. I have no idea where they get that from. :) At one point, Morgan said "Aunt Steffie I'm right here, behind you." I said "I see you Morgan and I'm glad you're there." Mia then proceeded to say in a VERY loud voice "I'M RIGHT HERE TOO STEFFIE I'M RIGHT HERE."

It was cute but it reminded me of how I feel sometimes when I'm in a group of people. When I'm not supposed to be in front of people I fight being shy. I always have. There are times when I want to say "I'm right here! I just don't know what to say!" It's something that I struggle with.

It's probably why God has for the last few years has been dealing with me on where I seek approval. Where I seek to find significance and if I'm looking to find it anywhere but Him, He has removed that relationship or position from my life. I would love to say I've learned my lesson but for me, it's an on-going process.

Okay...enough heavy and why I went there I don't know...can you tell I'm tired!!

Tomorrow will be a good day. Mom and the girls and I all have hair appointments and then we will take mom back to the Doctor to hopefully removing some of the "wrapping" on her hand. She's doing great and will feel so much better once this mound of an ace bandage is gone!

If you think about pray for my man. He's home alone and from I understand...he's had frozen pizza two nights in a row. I knew I should have frozen some dinners for him.

Have a great rest of the week!


Patty said...

I am glad your mom is doing great and that ya'll are having a great time! Poor Chad, his pizza reminds me of when Fran ate his pizza. LOL

Love you,

The Small Scribbler said...

Glad your mom is doing better and that you can be there for her. And, I know about being shy. Learning right along with you.


BethAnne said...

Dont worry -- frozen pizza is he dinner of champions!

Amy said...

Hi Stephanie...
I must confess, my time reading blogs has been severely limited lately...it's been too long since I've visited with you here. But today, as I read several posts, I was blessed and I felt like I had a refreshing drink from a deep well! God is doing amazing things IN you and THROUGH you! Priase His Name!
Much love!

Fran said...

Where do I seek my approval? Ummm....I'm failing at this one.

I'm so happy your momma is doing well. And, you are one fabulous aunt and friend and daughter and sister and child of God.

Thanks Steph for always blessing me!

Big hugs,

Fran said...

Oh Chad....he'll be fine. :) I'm praying for him to hang there. I bet he and Paddington are having a big time!

HisTreasuredPossession said...

Steph, the Lord has been dealing with me greatly on people pleasing. Removing friendship is exactly what I feel he's done. So hard. This week's been pretty lonely. He is good and faithful. I'm trusting him to work it out. Hope ya'll enjoyed the haircuts! =)

Heather said...

Glad you are doing well and that your mom is getting better! No nap days are KILLER! :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for all your help. I really getting into my bible study.
Nancy in North Carolina

Melinda said...

Girl, you and I could TALK when it comes to the subject of approval! Lord have mercy on us both! :o)

Glad things are going well - it's good for your man to be without you for a while...those non-pizza dinners will taste oh-so-sweet when you get home!


Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

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