It's been lovely.
I'm well rested.
Although, I'm sure my parents aren't.
However, these are memories cementing a bond between them that my boys will cherish into adulthood. I can just see them as adults talking about sleepovers at grandma and grandpa's house and how much fun they had and how much ice cream they ate (much to their mama's chagrin).
Next week, they go to camp for real. I'll drop them off at the bus stop at 7:45am and pick them up at 5:20.
Not that I don't love my kids....and I've REALLY enjoyed time with them this summer...but sweet silence.
Then I have two weeks to cram a bunch of fun in before school starts.
Seriously...they need to STOP GROWING UP!
Anyway, let's answer some questions:
1. What is a must in a hotel room?
I'd have to go with cleanliness. No bugs or weird odors. No mildew in the bathroom. Clean, non-worn furniture. That's about it. I'm not too picky about kitchenettes, hot tubs, etc.....I just want a clean place to crash.
2. Which Olympic event would you be best at?
PSSSSSHHHHHH....can I create an Olympic Sport?
Napping....I'd kick arse at napping. :)
Or bargain hunting.
However, I've met my match in a few friends- that I'm proud to call friends because they send me money-saving texts. :)
3. What's your stance on the Chick-fil-A subject?
Well....since you asked:
It seems that this issue is divided up into two subjects: 1. Homosexuality (read to the end of number 3 on this one, please!!!) and 2. Bullying.
First of all, in an interview, the president and owner of a company WAS ASKED his opinion on the subject. HE WAS ASKED HIS OPINION!!! I've heard the interview, and he actually answered very humbly, and in accordance with Biblical principals. In my opinion, he was set up for a huge to-do. So, here's how I feel about that:
We've got governments in cities around the country BANNING Chick-fil-A from doing free enterprise in their towns because of the political opinion of their president. REALLY?!?!? So, the government is telling companies what they can and can't believe now?!?!?!
Here's the thing about Christians and homosexuality. God has given us an instruction manual for how we are to live our lives. It's called the Bible. God made woman for man. Not any other way.
BUT, I am a sinner. A sin is a sin. I'm in no place to judge you for your sin, and you're in no place to judge me for mine. You, as a fellow believer and follower of Christ, are to encourage me to represent Him well. Does that mean I'm supposed to be a hate-mongering homophobe? Absolutely not. Dave and I have homosexual friends. They're not close friends because, fundamentally, we share different beliefs. But, we've all talked about our stances on everything political, religious, etc, and we talk to each other with a great level of respect and civility. After all, God loves them too. BUT...he hates the sin. He hates my sin, He hates their sin, He hates your sin. But...guess what? I'm not going to support your sin. And I'm not going to support them in theirs. Whether you're lying, gossiping, thinking impure thoughts, stealing, taking God's name in vain...or if you're gay. God doesn't want me to support that. He LOVES you, not the sin....whatever it is. He wants me to keep my sights focused on Him, loving Him, and keeping my eyes on the prize...eternity with Him.
So, if I could have, I would have eaten a Chick-fil-A sandwich the other day. To tell the government to "stick it." And to let contemporary society know that God's commands may not always meet in accordance with today's society's normal. And I want to support someone who is going to stand up for God, and not what sinners say God wants. He's already told us what he wants. We just need to crack open the book.
It seems we're always out to "change God's commands" to meet with what society deems normal. So, what's next? Abortion is legal....Homosexuality is not only accepted but encouraged....what's next? An attack on monogamy? Shall we attack every husband who loves ONLY his wife as a wimp? As a woman-snob who is selfishly DENYING the rest of the world his seed!?!?!?? Really, society: what's next?
Anyway, if you read nothing else from this number.....PLEASE check this post out. Dave's cousin posted this on Facebook yesterday, and I read it aloud to my husband. It is so well written, I couldn't say it any better myself. It's an amazing snap-shot of how we, as Christians, should be reaching out to everyone.
If you'd like to comment with a rebuttal below, please feel free. However, keep it respectful. Thank you.
4. One thing you said you'd never do as a parent, but totally have.
Use the TV as a babysitter. I totally do that- just for a few moments of sanity, or even an hour of quiet so I could get some work done.
I used to be the best parent in the whole wide world. I was so totally convicted, and I had perfect children.
And then I gave birth.
And was humbled.
5. What's the weirdest thing you've ever found at a yard sale?
Well, the only yard sales I'm frequenting this summer are ones with "baby girl items" listed in the descriptions. But, I've seen everything from the lingerie (that helped create their baby girl, apparently) to breast pumps to USED diaper rash cream tubes on those tables. Those things kinds of repulse me a bit, and I don't spend much time at those yard sales. :)
Happy Weekend everyone!!!