Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wednesday March 25

Today was a day of grace.

As I was preparing for tomorrow's Bible Study on Esther, I was amazed to see myself in her. I was born for this moment to do exactly what I am doing. I've tapped into my passion and there I will remain. It's energizing to know your purpose and reason for living and running with it!

I am blessed to be married to my high school sweet heart as I could not work at the pace I do without his help with all five kiddos! Even though they are ages 14-21, they still never NOT need parents! Everyday one of them calls needing their Momma...
I guess it's a picture of how we need God. Never a day goes by when we don't need to call on Him for help.

Just finished gathering web content for our new website to go live mid May, spoke with our Mr. Magazine about Extraordinary People launching mid May.heading to Ole Miss next week, Glad my Board C0-Chair is back from NYC. Offfended cause he didn't invite me to come along! I guess he thinks I need to work or something! Heard exciting news about possible spokespeople for RRI. Had great meetings today, set up more meetings, a charrette for the Ranch, and cast some re-direction today!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I'm overwhelmed at God's goodness and grace that He shows towards me for no particular reason but just because. Just because He chose me, He loves me, He favors me regardless of "what" I do or how I "perform". He loves me for me.

I have to re-learn this fact each day as I take one step at a time.

Today was a difficult day to due to having to address unpleasant situations in the workplace. But where people are, there will be issues! :)

Today was a overwhelming day because one of my board members recruited a top notch web designer to create our website pro bono!!

Today was a day of surprises because one of my board members showed up to take me to lunch unannounced. Macaroni Grill!

Today was a day to excercise patience...as I spent 4 hours in doctors offices.

Today was a day of thanks because all of my children are alive, we have a home, clothing, food in our stomachs, and beds in which to sleep.

Tuesday March 24

Ten- number of texts to & from Board members
nine- number of phone calls received
eight- the amount of people I interacted with today at work
seven- number of phone calls made
six- the time I got left work
five- the number of trips I made back and forth from home to work
four- the number of hours spent in doctors' offices today
three- the number of doctors' appointments today
two- the number of pills I'm supposed to take for a headache
one- reminds me that I live for an audience & approval of ONE daily

Monday, March 23, 2009

Today was a strange day. Usually I have extra grace for people.
But today, I was having to temper my thoughts as I was in a foul mood when I got out of bed this morning around 5:00 am for the 5th time. I stumbled through my shower prayers like I do every morning and read a few Bible verses to curb my emotions, but today was different. This past weekend I experienced for the first time in years cluster headaches. Can you say, "contractions for the brain?" Along with my clusters I experienced narcoleptic attacks which I haven't had a attack in years and I've had 3 in the past 4 weekends! Usually they are stress induced whether good or bad and today I had a headache "hangover. "

Stupidly, I took some imitrex for migraines when I had clusters instead. The imitrix caused my whole body to ache! Stupid, stupid girl! But today, my headaches were gone but my nerves were so shot, I almost fired someone. I still may, but at least I won't be "hungover" when it happens.

Today was not the day to mess with me and my staff knew it. I had been at work since 7:00am and I was in no mood to play, kid, or joke around. I was so amazed at how meanness could arise in me that I called a friend of mine whose wife works for a neurologist. Thankfully I have an appointment first thing tomorrow morning. Maybe since I'm turning 40, I need to be medicated. I'm sure my children and staff wiould agree. :-) And my husband might agree except he's afraid of me.

What's interesting is that my appointment is tomorrow morning and two of my kiddos have neurologist appointments that afternoon with a different doctor. I hope and pray all goes well and I hope that I can stick with this doctor. I've had 3 neurologists in the past. ;-)

Saturday, January 31, 2009