Good Morning, Everybody! I got thirteen things that amaze me today! Well, really, more than thirteen. But, for the purpose of Thursday Thirteen, I kept the list short! :)
I find it Amazing that:
- Once I could read, I read voraciously, still do. When I was a kid, one of the things I read from cover to cover every week was the TV Guide. "How strange" you are probably saying to yourselves, but, trust me, that topic will show up in a future blog or two. But, for today - the back often had a full page color ad for Marlboro cigs. Which I was not interested in. However, the very handsome man in denim on the horse, with remarkable brown hair and blue eyes, now that was VERY interesting to me! Then one day, I grew up, met my very own Marlboro Man and married him! (no, he was not the one in the ad, he was way better! Perfect for me!). For me it was all about the brown hair, blue eyes, and denim! Check, Check & Check! THAT amazes me!
- I am amazed that we have two smart, kind, funny, healthy and handsome sons. And I get to be their mom. How cool is that?
- That after all these years, I get to be a SAHM. Happy dance...yeah, yeah, oh, Ok. On to number...
- All kidding aside, I look back at just a handful of incidents when I was a teenager and I shudder. I am amazed that I did not die, in spite of myself. Living proof of the mercy of God and angels who watch over us. Amazing!
- I am still amazed that I got blue-eyed sons, just like my Marlboro man, and just like I wanted, even though I have brown eyes.
- I am amazed when I consider the childhood my mother had, and then consider what a great mother she is. Grace, grace and more grace. (what a cool name for your daughter Cecily r).
- That the devil even bothers to get up every day just to fight a losing battle. Hasn't he read the end of the book yet? LOSER! ;-) Amazing!
- I love our country. We are blessed to have many kind, good, smart and funny people. We can do wonderful things with technology, engineering and many other resourceful things. Yet, we get all tied in knots about "exposing" our children to the Bible, the topic of Jesus, heaven, hell and etertinity. Things our children have a right to know about while they are young (in my opinion). At the same time, in a complete paradox of concerns, a large part of our culture (at least a very determined and noisy part) feels strongly that it is important to equip (I kid you not, click here>) 11 yr olds with birth control and teach even younger children things about sex which rob them of the beauty and the wonder of what it is meant to be. What it was able to be for those of us fortunate to be over 40 and who remember when our culture still allowed some vestiges of wonder and awe in the bedroom. Call me ...mmm, call me amazed.
- I am amazed that a child will always forgive and an adult can barely do it.
- There once was a woman who was pushing 30 yrs old. She knew nothing about the Bible to speak of, and did not have a clue how to teach her 9 year old son what she knew about about God. So, she had to find a church that was equipped to make the Bible real to him, tangible. Later she got to teach children, teens and adults about God and His beautiful and life giving Word. I can't even explain how that happened. This is truly amazing to me.
- Last week my son and I were reviewing atoms, protons, electrons, neutrons, etc. In our studies we were struck by the fact that atoms naturally have a balanced amount of electrons and protons, keeping the electrical charge on an even keel. Accidental? Evolution? I think not. If you think otherwise, cool, this IS America. I am sure you won't begrudge me my amazement at this spectacularly, unlikely occurrence.
- It is amazing, in a bittersweet fashion (to me) that good people can stand to run for any public office, or even try to endure appointment anymore. The process of being selected, elected or appointed, followed by the just as unpleasant doing of political business, has become so mired in strife and malice. It is heartbreaking, frustrating, and disenchanting to say the least.
- I am amazed there is someone in my house who goes by the name "I dunno" and I can't catch him (I KNOW it's a him). He occasionally leaves the seat up in the bathroom, tracks dirt on my floor, leaves empty peanut butter jars in the cabinet, and empty milk jugs in the fridge. Why can't we catch this unseen person? Amazing!