Monday, August 30, 2010

BE Patient, BE Kind, BE Loving

Ken made me a very good breakfast, egg-white and 1 egg omelet with toast, potatoes and a cup of coffee.  The kids ate first while he cooked ours and we had a semi-quiet breakfast alone together.  Then we were off to church, Catholic today. 

We decided that we are going to alternate every other week between St. Mary's Church and Woestina Reformed Church.  This way the kids are exposed to both and can later decide for themselves.  Father's homily in a nut shell today , "BE kind and do not judge others for what's wrong with them.  Focus on what's right with them.  You'll be surprised when people are just as surprised about you getting into heaven as the next person." 

When we got home and were making lunch and cleaning up, I really had to do that BE Patient and loving.  The girls were fighting and whining so I just kept saying "I love you, I love you, I love you," to get through and stay calm.  It worked for today, I need to remember it for the next time.

Now onto being healthy and eating right...Ken and Alex made steak fajitas for lunch.  They were very good.
You know what everyone says, "never go to the shopping on an empty stomach."  So I ate first and then left for the grocery store.  Found new perfect iced tea K-cups, raspberry.  LOVE IT!  Enjoying one now as I write and watch soldier tribute videos on youtube.  They are getting me really choked up. This is making me think about my brother, Lars, hoping he's safe.  I wrote this:
Dear Soldier,
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your service to our country.  Thank you for protecting the USA from harms way and being our heroes everyday.  Please tell your families thank you also, for letting you go and missing you so.  May God Bless you while you are away and bring you home safe.  God Bless you and God Bless America!!
At lunch today again my patience was tested.  I'm trying really hard and I told the kids that was on my BE list, to BE Patient.  Emily asked what's a BE list?  I said "Your BE list isn't just what you want to BE when you grow up, it's the kind of person you want to grow up to BE."  We talked about it more at dinner and I think they might write their own BE lists.

Speaking of dinner, DELICIOUS!  My wonderful, loving husband made spaghetti with beef sauce (stew beef that had been stewing in homemade sauce all afternoon). AMAZING!

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