Monday, August 17, 2009

A successful weekend

What do I consider a successful weekend? Addison wore big-girl underwear (pull-ups at night and nap times) with only had one accident! Of course that accident happened in a friend's playroom. It was probably my fault as I jinxed us by discussing our friend's kid's accident right before it happened. Friday was a whole different story but we will put that one behind us. Let's just say I am glad we were in the basement and I had some weekend laundry to do:) Jackson is also peeing "like a big boy" with MUCH better aim! I hope that today goes as well as the weekend did.

Another big part of the weekend being a success was that I spoke at Church during "Sharing" or you may know it as "Giving" or "Offering". This is only the second time I have done so and it went very well. I have written before about praying out loud being a challenge for me. I have always said that if you want to work on something set goals, pray for God to help you and let others know what you want to improve. Needless to say I got on "the list" for speaking (praying) at Church and it has been very good for me. I type out the prayer and I read it rather than doing it "on the fly" but I am working up to that:) I just need to let go of my competitiveness and realize no one prayer is really "better" that the other. Of course then that would mean I need to stop rating prayers I hear as good and better.... good golly, will the work with me never end:)

I have more pics to upload but no time to do it now, will get some up tomorrow.

A competitor will find a way to win. Competitors take bad breaks and use them to drive themselves just that much harder. Quitters take bad breaks and use them as reasons to give up. It's all a matter of pride.
Nancy Lopez



Rachel said...

No wonder you don't want to pray in front of other people! If I'd known you were rating prayers, I would have been less willing to pray in front of you, too :) Seriously, I think God values our willingness to struggle for expression, regardless of how articulately it comes out.

Ryan said...

Hey make the boys sit when they go to the bathroom...thats what my grandma did with my dad...he still sits...and yes I make fun of him for it but I never heard my mom complain.