Friday, March 25, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
I have been super admired by the way the Japanese have handed their devastating past few days of destruction. I don't think I have ever seen a country so united and so UN-selfish in my life. We as Americans should be ashamed at the way our citizens reacted during Katrina compared to what their citizens are doing. Leaving water on the shelf for the next person, vendors giving away free food and drink to the victims and salvage crews, stores dropping prices so those with little or no money can find away to afford them.
Then take us...hurricane brings in knee deep water to one of our most famous cities and with in minutes people are looting stores and taking what they can because the world is ending....
I can only pray that if anything of that magnitude happens here... we will remember how a country thatwe once flat out destoryed at one point handled their crisis and look to them as an example.
But I don't have a lot of faith that we will. Instead We have millionaires being paid to play football, by choice, and comparing it to "modern day slavery" abnd baseball players demanding to get paid $300 million dollars to swing a bat. Yeah I think they deserved to get paid, someone will pay them...but would they give even a penny to a town in need when that time comes?
Whatever, I should work today but I work today knowing that people in Japan are crushing this tragedy with an honor and pride I hope my kids...despite their expressions...can show to those around them in all that they do and in all their trials and tribulations.
Until then...it is indeed MY FAVORITE SHIRT
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Tomorrow will be interesting.
Of course I do relive the same question from Mia everyday..."Dad, do you have to work tomorrow?" She means today. "Yes Mia I do." followed by, "Why, you work today and tomorrow and all the time." God forbid I have to deploy in the next few years.
Well, off to start the day. But I wanted to let me wife know that she is awesome and her support drives the train...or odyssey if you will.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Of course our other daughter is the perfect height now for walking into things. Door knobs, chairs, tables. I for the life of me can't figure out why she doesn't look where she is going but when her nose met the corner of the table yesterday I thought the world was ending.
Let's not forget about my son, just days away from a year and minutes away from walking aimlessly through his days. You think you can get more accomplished with the walker but now your guard and awareness has to be more keen.
I learned this morning that a husband is to "...love his wife as his own body. He who loves his wife loves himself." Ephesians 5:28
I found this interesting in the fact of its direct meaning in the Word. It goes on to say that "...because no man has ever hated his body but he feeds it and takes care of it..." But if you aren't taking care of body does this mean your love is not the same for your wife? Or if you are to focused on the love of your body does the love for your wife suffer? Can go either way on the viewpoints here but I do know that I love my wife and my belly may not be a six pack anymore but the love for my wife is greater then any work out I could muster together. Plus, she cooks and feeds me...so really by me taking care of my body I am doing so through my wife which means she is loving herself through the care of my body.
Once again...women run everything and we mere pawns...but I love it!
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Mia told us that she wants to kiss boys because they taste yummy.
"Mia, have you ever kissed a boy?"
Forget this I don't want to talk about that.
Good thing Cora said,
We are going to start buying real cows milk...from the utter...pray for me
Cora and I have started memorizing bible verses together in the morning. Today's verse:
Perhaps what socks she wore today didn't take this into consideration.
Maybe I will come up with something.
Friday, March 4, 2011
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Selective listening can crush someone. It can praise someone. It can captivate a person. It is interesting how we so closely pay attention to Opening Day on the radio, tune in for the military staging in the middle east, or shhsshh those in the room to hear a tv program. But why do we tune out with out even noticing when our loved ones turn to our ears? Look, not something I am proud of but I also know that we all do it. It is amazing what your hear when you just turn your deaf ear...on. Like when you hear "Go do" by Jonsi you stop what you are doing and turn it up. Well, we need to start turning up our kids and our spouses.
Oh, and spouses...it wouldn't hurt for you to hear every once in awhile especially when the first pitch is thrown out! Day two of the ticker has started