Yesterday, Packer fans are hoping that the 'pack' wins.
Yesterday, I just want another week of VACATION and I have NO right to fuss or even think I deserve another week -- being a teacher is the BEST job.
Hunter is back at college.
Taylor is still gone.
House is pretty empty. WE have a Boston Terrier. But she seems to 'rule' the house a bit.
For our anniversary we spent ( Zero Down and Zero interest) the MOST money ever on a mattress -- after 26 years on a mattress - it is TIME to get a new one!! We went ALL out and got the 'Temprepedic' -- the real one. No knock offs -- No generic brand. The real one.
It is AWESOME. The best $3499.00 I have EVER spent. Don't repeat the price and don't tell me I can get it cheaper -- I did my research - they don't go on sale. But - it is WORTH every penny and every payment! amen.
The comfort of a good bed -- to awake with NO back/soreness...heaven.
But...Bella -- is NOT allowed. It is foam -- I CAN not risk the event - of her maybe ---getting sick - or deciding to pee on the bed. She does not do that - she really is a GOOD dog, but she has done a few crazy things since we have moved here. Anyway...
As I said, both kids were gone. We put her to bed in her basket, in the living room, the first night they both were gone. She lasted until about 3am and Bren heard her -- scratching our door. We let her in. She slept in her basket near our bed.
Last night -- we did the same thing...but that did not work, by midnight - she was literally crying and scratching my hand that was off the bed a bit. She wanted in.
I sat with her on the couch - tried to get her asleep there. That did not work.
Then finally - at 3am...I allowed her in our bed. She immediately sighed and was snoring within a minute. ...All she wanted was our human touch ...our love...our body heat.
I thought about that this morning. I was going to post this prayer right away this AM, but other news got me off track and I was unable to post -- I had to get to work and be ready for the day. On Sunday, I prayed and prayed for ALL the married couples we knew -- I visioned them kneeling -- together -- looking to heaven and SEEKING God to intervene. And last night, as I prayed for them all again -- I continued to just keep a VISION of them together - smiling. Period.
My heart was given some PURE joy last night when a young couple - wanting to get married came for supper. To hear them, tell us of their plans, and to see HOW they are putting GOD first within their courting - GAVE me chills and HOPE for marriage -- it really did. I want THAT for both of my kids one day ......to be THAT committed and real.
It also warmed my heart to hear my husband give them advice -- he really is a romantic! ( Don't share that with him...) Anyway, as I said, this morning -- as Bella just wanted in our bed -- to have that HUMAN touch and love and warmth....
THAT is my prayer today. I know I am off a few days -- but, I just have NOT been able to blog and 'keep up'...but God knows - I am praying. So by the time I get to 40 days of prayers...it will really be about 47....but that is OK -- an extra 7 is good. Seven is God's perfect number! amen.
Back to my prayer --