Me: "C, do you know what today is? It's Good Friday."
c: "Is that when Jesus dies?"
Me: "Yes, today is the day that Jesus is crucified on the cross to save us from our sins."
C: " Well, that means that Easter is comin' in a coupla days, and Jesus is alive again, and it's all good!"
Me: "Yes, C....it's all good."
C: "That was nice of Him, huh, mommy?"
Me: "Yes, C. God is awesome like that."
The faith of a 4 year old can bring tears to his mama's eyes!
1. Would you prefer having people over for dinner or going to their house?
Ummmm.....not sure how to answer this one. I guess this depends.
I prefer to have them to our house just because I can control the menu. When you have issues with any food allergy, menu control means safety. It also means you're not going to be sitting there sucking on a grapefruit while everyone else eats (awkwardly looking at you because you can't eat a damn thing on the table. Yes, this has happened).
On the other hand, we stopped hosting people for dinner a while ago because we had a few sets of friends over here and there, and they made some snarky comments about the Love Shack feeling "dirty" "old" and "claustrophobic." So....we just stopped having people over.
We've hosted more people after the addition went up. It's nice to feel hospitable again. :)
2. Favorite Bible verse and why?
I have three:
The first one I remind myself when I'm feeling "judgy" against myself and others are feeling "judgy" toward me. I also remind this verse to my friends who are struggling in dark seasons.
"My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." 2 Corinthians 12:9
The following verse I remind myself when I feel overwhelmed and over committed to things at church/school. I'm tempted to "validate" my turning down new opportunities by giving a list of all the thing I'm already doing, but then I remember this verse, and just say a simple, "no, but thank you for thinking of me.""For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this is now of yourselves, it is the gift of God- not by works, so no one can boast." Ephesians 2:8-9
One that I recite when I'm afraid or challenged:
"I can do all things, through Christ, who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13
That last one is probably my most favorite, but the other two pop into my head with awesome regularity. So, picking just one favorite verse isn't possible for this girl!
3. What was the first concert you ever attended, and the most recent one?
I believe my first real concert was the Cranberries. Back in 1995? I went with my manager from work. We made a deal- he bought my ticket if I drove. Some friends from school were there, so it was great to meet up with them!
The most recent one? Hmmmm...I need to jog my memory for that. It was either Red Hot Chili Peppers or Josh Groban. I can't remember which was most recent.
What an eclectic music follower I am, right?!?!?
4. The year is 2025. What are you doing, and what have you done?
Geez....that's 13 years from now! A will be out of the house, and C will be a recent graduate from high school.
Ok, I need to stop a second and wipe tears away....
and deep breath.....
I hope that I'll have a career that I enjoy, not just a convenient job. I HOPE the house will be completed...and D and I will be looking at land further out of town....and combing through plans of smaller ranch-style houses to build.
I hope that there will be some great memories from travels and family vacations. I hope to be surrounded by awesome supportive friends, and very content with who I am.
5. What's your favorite Easter treat?
I have to go with the Reese's Egg. There's just something about form-pressed gluten free peanut butter. Covered in milk chocolate.
And Cadbury Mini-Eggs. I can't eat one and leave them alone. Which is why I purchased ONE bag the day before I entertained some friends. I ate 6. Yes, that was an accomplishment. :)