The Noise of Boys

The noise of boys echos through our house.

They talk, they shout, they giggle, and the like.

“Ah I’m dying…I’m dying tonight….why do I have to die?  I’m going to fart on your face.”

“Someone once told me…surprise toy…wait.””

“Someone told me the world is going to end now.  So, I built a place called the International Space Center.  Sand paper versus sand paper.  What happens?  It hurts.  Tell me if this sounds weird.  ckdrjlakrjdalkj   I’m playing the shuffle boards.”

There Is No Buddy Like A Brother, Wood Sign, Nursery, Big Brother, Nursery Decor, Brothers Wall Art, Baby Shower Gift, Brother Gift

Photo by: VinylCrafts on Etsy

Two brothers engage, fight, and create a lively place to listen, watch, clean, etc.  They drive me crazy at times, but all in all I’m so very thankful to have children as an element of my life.   These boys are growing and changing every day.  They are still “young.”

My husband and I met “young” (Okay, not as young as our elementary kids, but we met in college.)   It is hard for us to believe that one day our kids will go off to college and start careers, possibly get married, etc.  Slow down for now…

“What?  (giggle)  I’m resting on your baby (a super wubble bubble ball).  I’m going to pop your baby.”

“Don’t do that.  Stop it.”

“I broke it.”

Intervention time for mom?  Maybe?  I still hear giggling and banter.  I think all is well.  I’ll let them sort it out and enjoy some office space.

Hope you have a lovely week!  Find some kids to be around.  They will make you smile in some way if you listen and look toward their direction.  Sail on friends!

“I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.” 

Oliver Wendell Holmes

 

The Purpose of Moving

We humans keep brainstorming options and plans, but God’s purpose prevails.

What is the purpose in moving some may ask?  Why not stay where God has placed you?  Is that place not good enough?  Is that place not perfect?  I thought that Winter Park, Florida would be my home kind of forever.  Until I turned 17 years old.  I was a senior in high school and realized that my dream college, Rollins College, was not only extremely expensive but also in running distance from my house.

My house was perfect.  We lived in the “old Winter Park” area that was established in the 1950s.  There are older parts too.  We just lived where my parents bought a house, brought us home as babies, and raised us in good schools etc.  My parents came to central Florida in the late 1970s.  I was born, a few years later my sister was born.  Our family was complete.
The Sunshine State
The complete family is relative.  Now our family has grown…
My parents now have two son in laws, three grandsons, and one grand-daughter.
What is the purpose of moving you ask?
Get back on topic girl!

I am a girl who moved to Tallahassee for college.  I got a BS and MS and my Mrs. there.  Yes, I did meet and marry my college sweetheart.  Cliche.  I know.  We know.
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Photo by: Random FSU fan, FSU @ OU, Anniversary Weekend Away

We moved to the Atlanta area, then we felt called to move Kansas City.
Each of these homes and moves had a purpose.
Then, slowly I cried and prayed my way back to Central Florida.
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Photo by: Jennifer Jordan, circa 2015

We are here now.  I cannot run home, but we have talked about my husband biking there.  My parents live in a different city, but it brings me comfort knowing we have each other close by.  The purpose of moving is finding comfort in new people, new places, and learning what “home” means.  It has many definitions.  Home has a purpose.
Dear God,
You are weaving a story for each of us.
Forgive me when I want to write the story.
Only You know our beginning, middle, and end story.
Give us grace, peace, hope, love, and light to go forward with each day, each month, each year, and each place you call us to. 
You have a purpose for me Lord.  You have a purpose for those who are near me. 
Thanks God.  You are a cool dude!
AMEN!

p.s. Here is a link to Ed Sheeran, on of my favorite artists.  If you need a pick me up song he is your man!  His new album releases this week, and I’m excited.  Yes, I am a faith blogger and listen to secular and Christian music.  IF you have a problem with that please don’t tell me.  Click this link to do a little dancing:
“Bibia Ye Ye” by Ed Sheeran
“hi!”  Ed Sheeran/Music World

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