TAG from Kimi
i am- an optimist, mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend, gardener, tennis-player, homemaker, cook, reader, thinker, blogger, easy-going, thankful, hopeful, happy.
i know- I am loved. I am a child of God. I am blessed. I have been given a chance here during my lifetime to love, laugh, grow, serve, and do my best.
i want-to teach my kids to enjoy life, to be good and to do their best. To make my husband know I appreciate and adore him. To better my tennis game. To have someone else make dinner tonight.
i have- a cowlick, short fingernails, a pink shirt on, a great family, a wicked forehand at times, amazing friends, and a goal to eat better.
i dislike- gossip, when my kids are hurting, strawberry shortcake & child abuse
i fear- losing family, the world my children live in, & snakes
i feel- content, too full from cookies, lazy, & thankful for life, health & loved ones
i hear- Alison Krauss' beautiful singing and Gracie telling me about a toy she wants at Toys R Us.
i smell- chocolate chip cookies that my dear visiting teacher & friend brought me today.
i crave- time with my husband, my chores to be finished, & to see my sister and brother...they live too far away!
i cry- when I read the newspaper, when I say hurtful things to my husband, when innocent people are victims of evil people, when my friends and family hurt, and when I chop onions.
i usually- am thankful and happy.
i search- for things my husband and kids lose. Why is it I am usually the only one who can find things?
i wonder- what heaven is like, what people are thinking when they don't outwardly show it, and why most people love strawberry shortcake?
i regret- not making more of an effort to show my love to my sweet Grandpa the last time I saw him. I also regret the few times I had a prime opportunity to share my beliefs about the gospel, and remained silent.
i love- my husband, my husband, my husband. My dear children. My parents. Kris, Mike, Craig. Their families. My friends. My home, my flowers, kind-hearted and sincere people, laughing, sunshine, the gospel, my Heavenly Father & Jesus, babies, the smell of pine, grapefruit & mint, taking pictures....too much to list.
i care- exactly, I care.
i always- need to have a clean home, tuck my kids in at night, sing to songs I hear, am working on bettering my tennis game.
i worry- about my children and the world surrounding them, I am not doing all the things I should be doing, and about my friends & family when they are going through hard times.
i am not- a whiner, a shopper, tall
i remember- faces (not so good with names), the first time my heart broke
i believe- every child deserves love, direction and discipline from their parents & in a Heavenly Father that knows and loves me. Oh, and I think I believe in UFO's!
i sing- a lot. I have always wanted a better voice, but I still love to sing. Almost every night at bedtime, I sing "The Sandman" to my son, "Do Re Mi" to Monkey D, "A Child's Prayer" for Monkey C, and sadly Monkey A has grown out of lullabies, but it used to be "My Favorite Things" for her.
i don't always- floss like I should, sorry T.
i argue- as little as possible. I do not like contention and my whole family will tell you I like PEACE. I probably argue most with my 13 yr old, only because she is a TEEN.
i write- on my blog, in my head, in my journal, notes to myself, lists for my day, cards to friends, and little notes for my kids.
i win- at tennis during league play and in Boggle against Trev.
i lose- at Blurt with Trev, at Scrabble with Trev, and golfing with anyone.
i wish- I could be less shy, more selfless, & that the world was a kinder place in general. I also wish I could live closer to my siblings, and that I could talk to my Grandpa again, and sometimes I wish I could have one more child.
i can usually be found- on the tennis court, at home doing household stuff, running kids around in the car, in my garden.
i am scared- of snakes, and of not planting all those seeds of goodness in my kids that I so want them to have.
i need- to get off the computer, finish laundry, make cookies for the kids' lunches, and go get hay from my friend for hayrides this weekend.
i forget- dates of all the activities that go on in my family! That's why I have to have my Palm, and 3 calendars!!!
i am happy- as often as I let myself be. When my husband laughs, when my kids hug me, when I'm with friends, when I feel healthy, when I am serving and thinking of others more than myself.
How do you feel today?
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