I'm a daughter of the King - a born-again Christian since I was 7 years old. I've been married since 1985 to the love of my life who has had a mid-life change of career from a computer software engineer in the audio industry to a pastor at an independent Baptist church. I'm a mom of 4 miracle babies - all prayed for hard and worked for after battling infertility. We live on Long Island a few blocks from the beautiful shores of the Long Island Sound and love to spend time sailing on that Sound and beyond. I'm a homeschooling mom and a college mom (!) and work part time out of the house (at church, so I can take my kids) as well as working on training a horse a few days a week. I love my life and thank God every day for allowing me to live it.
My life verse is Jeremiah 29:11 where God says "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." God has had a plan for me since before I was born and it amazes me constantly to see what that plan is at it unfolds before me.
So DH is away on the men's retreat from church. He left later yesterday morning and will be back by dinner time tomorrow night. I love my hubby and love when he's around but there's something...I don't know...more low key when he's not home? I'm not worried about what he's doing or what he needs - I can focus on the kids and the house and let some things go. :) So today is cleaning day since it's raining and icky out and tonight's dinner is simple. I'm going to go out later and get a video for the kids and I to watch (probably Star Wars - the original one - since my college student daughter has that as an assignment for a class) and some ice cream to munch. Tomorrow will be church and afterwards, we'll do some more straightening up to be sure that everything is nice for when DH comes home. To come home from a men's retreat where he's working for much of the weekend (worship pastors work on retreats - LOL) to a clean house, happy kids and a nice dinner on the table is the best way for me to bless him right now. :)