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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Wednesday Daybook: August 14

Outside my window:
It is beautiful, sunny and 61 degrees.  High of 75 today  Sorry, Texans. 
I am thinking:
that I need at least six more weeks of summertime.
I am thankful:
to have all my people back together after weeks away at camp and mission trips and a disjointed vacation when Steve and I traded times at the beach by shuffling children back and forth.
In the kitchen:
cinnamon rolls which do not appear to be waking up the teenager like I thought they would.
I am wearing:
navy pjs from Banana Republic
I am listening:
to my phone ding as Drew and I are playing Words with Friends.
I am going:
to cry - because I'm searching through old basketball photos of the kids as we get set to honor our favorite basketball coach this week.  How is it that one is fourteen and one is twelve?  How is it that Drew is not crawling all over me on the bleachers while I try to take photos anymore?  How does this happen?  It takes my breath away.
I am reading:
a summer read that takes place on Nantucket called Barefoot by Elin Hilderbrand for my book club.  As we are back into somewhat of routine around here, I'm planning on reading aloud Wonder by RJ Palacio to the boys each night.
I am looking forward to:
a special night at the Nationals game.  We bid on tickets at the Kyle's Kamp Casino Night back in April where we helped raise money for pediatric cancer patients at Children's National and watched as Gavin Rupp charmed the crowd auctioning off a baseball bat.  Tonight is the night.  We'll remember Gavin and look forward to a big win for the Nats.
I am learning:
that breaks from the computer are good for me, but that writing is good for me, too.  I need to learn to find balance.
I am praying:
for the Rupp family and their friends, for Shawn, for Chris, for Reed, for Mathias, for Tara, for Jackson, for Kyle, for too many children fighting too hard.
On my Ipod:
Hands and Feet by Audio Adrenaline.  It was a sort of "theme" song for the youth Habitat for Humanity trip.  I've listened to it a bazillion times this summer as I've seen family and friends off to mission trips in Nicaragua, Mexico, Pennsylvania and West Virginia and as I've seen folks in our area determined to keep a promise to Gavin to continue his battle.  Listen.  It's a good one.
I am pondering:
skipping all the chores today and just sitting outside all day.
A verse for today:
For all those going off to school:
"For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding." - Colossians 1:9
One of my favorite things:
The blessing of the "big" cousin who never disappoints and always puts a smile on the "little" cousins' faces.


A few plans for the week:
a party to honor a young man who has given countless hours to youth basketball players, especially mine, over the last six years.  He had a hand in helping many children become champions and we know he'll go on to many more victories as he leaves for college.  I also am afraid that part of the plans that night will be holding tight to his momma's hand and trying not to cry.
A peek into my day:
Wearing Gavin's #15 and cheering for #34.

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