What I’ve learned this week:
Daniel Tiger is still awesome. My kids are constantly singing the songs from the show. This week it’s all about going to the potty. “When you have to go potty, STOP, and go right away. Flush and wash and be on your way!” We were constantly asking the kids to wash their hands after they used the restroom with lots of whining while they were at the sink, but since Daniel Tiger told them to, they are washing all day long.
Snow days aren’t nearly as fun when you’re an adult. So maybe snow days could be awesome, but when everyone has been sick and you can’t actually play in the snow, it’s just another day stuck in the house.
You know that old saying, “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover.” Well I learned that lesson all over again. This is the third week we’ve attended a new church. A HUGE church. We’re talking about thousands of people at every service. Before a had a ton of people recommend the church to us I had never even thought about stepping foot in the doors. Not once. Why? Well, because it’s huge. It has the nickname of Six Flags Over Jesus. I thought I would literally get lost trying to find the classrooms my kids would need to go to, or really get lost trying to find the room I had actually dropped them off at after services. Or find my car. I mean they have 6+ cops out each Sunday morning directing traffic. I was judging without every stepping foot in the door. I was wrong. Yes, the church is large. There are tons of people at each service and at first it was hard to figure out which classroom I had left the kids in, but the messages have been amazing and it doesn’t seem like a HUGE church once you’re seated and listen to the word of God. I am so blessed to have found a new home.
God works in mysterious ways. Let me give you a little back story for those who have not been following the blog. (We’ve been trying to decide where to send the kids to school for months now. We’ve visited public and private schools. Hated some, loved others. Hated the price of tuition at most. Not because we thought the school wasn’t worth the cost, but because we just couldn’t afford those costs. I’ve been praying for guidance. For God to help show us the school that is right for our family and how we could make that school work for our family if it happened to be a private school with high tuition costs.) Well one afternoon after visiting a school we made a quick stop to Costco to pick a few things up and ran into a friend of my husband’s that he knows through the food business. We started talking about schools and churches. He recommend the church we are now going to and a local christian school. A few days later I mentioned on Facebook about still trying to find a church for our family and he again mentioned his church. The next day his wife “friended” me on Facebook and that following Sunday I decided to try their church. You remember, the church with thousands of people. Well I just happened to be walking out of the coat closet and his wife was walking by. Crazy lady that I am, I yell at her that I know her husband. We realize we had just become friends on Facebook and she invites me to sit with her during service. After service she helps me back down to the children’s area to pick up the girls and we start chatting about all things mom related. She mentions she is a Regional Vice President for Arbonne and how she loves the flexibility if gives her to still be a huge part of her three kids lives. That was 2 weeks ago today. We’ve talked plenty of times since then and now I’m thrilled to say that I too, have become an Arbonne Independent Consultant. I’ve prayed about it since meeting her and realized maybe this is what God was trying to put into my life. First, how crazy is it that we met the way we did. Then for her to have such a great business that I could be a part of that could allow me to still participate in my kids lives as much as I wanted, but also allow me to make some extra income was incredible. I truly think God meant for us to cross paths that Sunday morning outside of that coat closet.
Going to that church for the first time was scary. Starting my own business is scary. Deciding where my kids will go to school is scary, but I don’t want to live my life constantly saying, “What if?”