Monday, July 19, 2010

I won't tell a sappy story...

...but I will say that today marked the ending of a very significant chapter in my life. Today was my very last day at Versailles UMC, where I have served as the Children's Pastor for 4 and a half years. It's a very weird feeling to be finished with my work there. They were very rich years, and I am grateful for them.  There's a lot that could be said about my time there, but no amount of words could really capture the whole experience.

This means of course, that I now officially unemployed.  The last time I was unemployed was the one month period between leaving my job in Dallas to move to Kentucky, and getting the job at VUMC. The same feelings of uncertainty and anxiety I had then are hitting me now. But we are trusting God as we take these next steps. We are hoping that I will not be unemployed for long.  I will keep you posted.

9 days until we leave for Texas!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Compassion

Eisley doesn't watch much TV.  We try to avoid it whenever possible. But Eisley does watch at least one episode of something every morning while I shower. It's the only thing that keeps her semi-out-of-trouble while I shower and she is left (for a short while!) to entertain herself.

This morning she was watching her favorite show, Yo Gabba Gabba.  I was showering, and  I heard Eisley enter the bathroom; she was whimpering.  She said (VERY sadly), "Mommy. Muno hit Plex and he fell down. [whimper]. He fell down [whimper]."  Muno and Plex are characters on YGG.

I said to her, "Oh no! Is Plex going to be okay? You better go check!"  Off she went.

She came back moments later and was VERY excited. No more whimpering. Just laughter and joy. She said, "Mommy! Plex is all better!! He got up! Plex is okay!"

I loved this moment. She's so sweet and very aware of things like people getting physically hurt, or even when someone's feelings are hurt.  I love that she was broken-hearted for Plex.  I pray that she grows in her compassion for others in the coming years.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Sharing

This morning we were driving to work/school, and I had on a shiny red bracelet. Eisley told me she wanted to wear the bracelet. I said, "No, Mommy's wearing it today. Doesn't it look pretty with what Mommy is wearing?"

Eisley said, "But I want to wear it."

I said, "How about I let you wear it until we get to school, and then you can give it back to Mommy. Okay?"

She said, "Okay!" I gave her the bracelet and then she said, "I yuv sharing with you, Mommy."


Translation: I like it when you give me your stuff, Mommy. 

And even though I know that's what she meant by what she said, I couldn't help but think it was a very sweet moment.