Love notes.

The past few weeks at lunch, I have been going out to my car to eat.  There is something wonderful about retreating to a quiet place that is your own on an 8.5 hour day. As I sat down in my car this afternoon, I opened my lunch to a nice surprise. A whisper of…

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Father’s Day.

To the most selfless man I have ever known. To the hard-working family man. To my daddy, the best of them all. Happy Father's Day. Yesterday we celebrated my dad.  As usual, it is hard to celebrate him because he simply doesn't want to be celebrated.  Isn't funny how the ones who are most deserving…

Celebration.

Last night we celebrated my aunt for her birthday. Today we celebrate my dad for Father's Day. Tuesday is my birthday! It is a time of celebration, and it is much needed with all of the craziness going on lately.  With moving and planning... and planning... and planning... we have all been exhausted, and need…

Home.

Home, sweet home. Jayson and I have a place to call home when we move for OT school! We are so sad to be leaving our cozy apartment, but we are getting more space with just as much character.  These past few weeks have been exhausting as I have been looking for a home for…

Future.

We all struggle with fear of the future because this world selfishly seeks one thing: control.  Although the ways we seek control differ, the root of our human-ness is this: I must plan and control my future.  Our DNA continuously replicates in this fallen world, ceaselessly pulling us into our brokenness. Stepping back to look at…

Quick stop.

Popping in real quick to let you know my joy from yesterday. I've been running non-stop last night and this morning, so this is my first chance to write! Jayson and I went to the park to though a few flies around. An evening with a fly rod in hand as the sun sets brings…

Rain down.

Isn't it funny how a new environment yields a new perspective? The Lord was working on my heart this weekend.  I pray that He brings forth the wicked ways of my heart... the dirty intentions... the grimy jealousy... the painful covetousness.  I should know that when I pray for wicked ways to come to the…

Family reunion, year two.

Pull out the camping chairs, mini grills, and cornhole... the Batemans are together again. Everyone met at a state park this weekend to remember why we love each other. For the first time in a long time, every single member of the family will be here. Praise! Jayson and I broke away this evening after…

Nature’s praise.

The traffic rolls on.  People weave in and out as I hold my lane.  I feel my core temperature rise as one more person cuts me off. These aching days, they feel more and more like a race.  We try to reach the top of the ladder, but do we truly know what is at…