Friday, April 22, 2005

Splurging...

Today was a fun day! I normally do not like to go shopping, for a lot of different reasons. But, today I enjoyed it. Maybe one big reason was I found a lot of things that were on sale and sales always helps my mood, as well as my dear hubby's mood! :) Everything which I bought today was on sale. I went in and conquered! My son, James, would be so proud of me!!! :)

We are getting ready to go South...just about the most southern part of Georgia! I needed a few things that I could wear in the hot and humid weather of the lovely south. It's been awhile since I've shopped and I noticed a few things. People just aren't as happy as they once were. They just seem to be so focused on themselves; they are almost rude to others. That makes me quite sad. Mothers were impatient with their children and that made me sad, too. I am always aware of my surroundings, looking for an opportunity to share Christ...not necessarily in words, but mostly in actions. My eyes seemed to see an unusually large number of hurting people today. I sometimes look out over the crowds and wonder if we look like ants scurrying around to God. He is so immense and we are so little....All kinds of people going about their 'normal' activities totally oblivious to what the Lord may have in store for them just around the corner.

Tonight, I have a wedding shower to attend for our pastor's daughter. They had six children, with number 5 due to be married at the end of May. That will leave one daughter who is still in college. It should be fun. These types of things always make me reflect back over the years to when I was getting married almost 30 years ago. I look in the mirror and I am always shocked to see a much older woman looking back at me! For years, I felt like I was still 19! But, several years ago I was around quite a few 19 year olds and I realized I was no where like them at all!! They probably would have been aghast at the thought of my even thinking of myself like them! So, I revamped my age because I don't feel like I'm 51 and married all these years. I feel much younger! As for being married, it seems like forever (which is wonderful) yet, not very long at all! Does that make any sense?

Anyway, 18 days till we leave...he is almost through with this part of his flying! We can hardly wait! And, only 11 days till Marsha arrives! Yea!!!

4 comments:

Teresa said...

When you were shopping, it reminded me of what I used to do whenever I went anywhere. I used to walk around and pray for people, especially people that clearly had difficuties with this or that like you mentioned. I guess I have gotten a bit lax and impatient lately, allways in a hurry. Thanks for the reminder.

My husband lived in GA for a long time. He has allways wanted to take me. Maybe someday.

I too, for a long time, felt young so my dress and whatnot reflected that. Until one day when I was in church, my oldest son sitting behind me. He leaned over and said, "Mom, your back is showing, do you think you are 15 or something". Oops! I still dress young, I'm only 38, but I've adjusted to reality a little more. LOL!

Pilot Mom said...

Too funny about your son's comment! LOL! That cracks me up...sounds like something my son would say to me! :)

Saija said...

ok, similarities ... which seem to abound when bloggers click ...
i'm 51 ...
married 30 years (31 in August)...
my dad died in 2001 (October)...
and i HATE shopping BUT love buying marked down items!...
i look for ways of brightening someones day by smiling or doing a kindness ...
:o)

Pilot Mom said...

Saija, great minds think alike! LOL! :) Thanks for visiting...if you stop by in the mornings, I would try to have pie for you! :)