Thursday, June 24, 2010

Thursday June 24, 2010

Outside my window.... it is sunny and hot. Although I am sure the usual afternoon showers will be popping up soon.

I am thinking...that I hope my wonderful husband has a very blessed birthday today. He is the big 4-0 today. I thank God every day for him and the gift that he is to me!

I am also thinking... about the family of one of my son's friends who was killed in a car accident yesterday. He was 18 and was killed in a head on collision by a drunk (drugged) driver. Very sobering to think that it is likely that if my son was not at youth camp this week he would have probably been in that car too. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. 

From my kitchen...Nothing much is coming from my kitchen this week. My two oldest kids are at youth camp this week and my hubby and youngest are both working VBS, so I have been slacking in the cooking this week.

I am wearing... blue jean capris and a blouse that my mom gave me.

I am creating... this post, which is the first creative thing I have done in a while. 

I am going... to try to cherish every day with my family and friends.

I am hoping... that the meds that my doctor put me on are soon gonna help my depression disappear and that I will no longer be so tired and achy all the time. I am already starting to tell a difference, but it will be so nice when things level out.

Around the house... things are a mess. I really haven't felt (physically) up to deep cleaning. I am hoping that will be changing soon. In the mean time I'm trying to settle for the "picked-up" look.

One of my favorite things... is this book by Chonda Pierce that one of my friends gave me while I was on vacation. It's called "Laughing in the Dark." It has made a tremendous impact on my life and I am so thankful that God used her to put it in my hands.

A few plans for the rest of the week/weekend are... spending time with my hubby and kids. We are taking the youngest to see Toy Story 3D tomorrow and the oldest two will be home tomorrow afternoon. Not sure what the weekend will hold, but I have missed them this week.

A picture thought I am sharing...


Goldylocks aka Erin said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby.

I am so very sorry for the loss of your son's friend. So young, too young. How is your son handling it?

Pennie said...

Wow. Sobering thought about your son who could have been in that car. That will make you cherish time with family, huh?

Depression. I hate that condition. The enemy sure can get us on that one. Glad you're finding relief. I took meds for depression for several years, and I really feel like they helped me through a really rough patch. I pray the same for you, Tammy. There seems to be such a stigma about depression in the Christian community, sometimes - and especially in Christian ministry leaders. Don't fall for it! I'm writing your name in my prayer journal right now, and I'm fighting for you!!! Been there, and with the power of God have will too! ;)
God is good...all the time.

Christine:) said...

Praying for your son's friend's family, and also for your son. We lost one of our very good friends in an accident exactly 4 years ago, and my husband and I think about him all the time to this day. I hope your son is able to cope with this loss and talk through his feelings- please make sure to check on how he is doing emotionally, even though teenage boys tend not to want to talk about these things.