Which of course means I should be unpacking from my vacation finally.
But listen internet, the only thing more depressing than vacation being over, is having to unpack from vacation.
So really I'm just avoiding the inevitable.
And blogging is a super great distraction.
As I was thinking about these past few weeks, and all the people I've gotten to see & all the new things I'm picking up along the way, I thought I'd share just a few of them.
If they could read your mind, see all of your past mistakes, and see every struggle you've ever faced, there is a good chance that only Jesus & maybe your Mom [maybe] might be the only ones who would still stand beside you.
1. If a person thinks badly of you, just keep in mind that they don't know the half of it.
Just remember that the person throwing all that junk into world isn't perfect either. We are ALL sinners saved only by grace. You're not perfect. Neither are they. And at the end of the day, you won't be best friends with everyone. I am [finally] learning to be okay with not everyone liking me.
For some people this is an easy concept to grasp. But some of us [raise your hand people pleasers] have a much harder time with this. But if we are loving & sincere. If we do our best to live at peace with everyone. If our actions in response to people who do not like us are God-honoring. Then at the end of the day, you can sleep well. Knowing you have done all that is required of you.
2. A lot of women shave their big toe.I didn't know this. Apparently there is a whole huge crowd of women out there shaving their big toe that I never knew about. I must have missed that section in the "Shaving 101" handbook. Apparently, if you are a woman with hairy toes, you should probably be shaving those babies. Because NO WOMAN wants to be known by her friends as the one with hairy feet.
3. I will never EVER find a coke bottle with my name spelled right on it.
To all you name weirdos out there - I feel your pain.
4. This baby pillow is a must have for new parents. And this pillow STILL exists.
My kids lived in this pillow as babies. Truth be told, I got it from my coworkers as a gift & secretly wanted to return it for something more practical - like diapers or baby hair accessories. Ya know, the must haves.
I must have forgotten about the pillow, because before I could return it, Trevor had taken it out of the plastic & Addison had puked all over it. Rendering the item nonreturnable.
Since I had no choice but to use it, I placed Addison in it. Day after day. Week after week. Month after month. Until I seriously could NOT FUNCTION without this pillow.
My kids played in it. Slept in it. Cooked dinner with me in it. Watched me to do the dishes.
This pillow was A LIFESAVER.
It is different from the traditional boppy pillow. Because it has a center middle on it.
It makes it much easier for baby to get comfortable. And much harder for babies to wiggle their way out of. If you don't get how a middle of a pillow can make life that much more bearable, than you clearly have not used this pillow yet.
Now. True story. When my niece & nephew were about to be born, I went shopping for the pillow again. Since my pillow had seen too much use & was waaaaay too faded for a new mom to love.
I COULDN'T FIND THE PILLOW ANYWHERE. [Insert panic.]
Until I checked my old friend Amazon. Thank the Lord for Amazon.
Pillows were bought this past month. And now the babies enjoy them.
And I still rave about my go-to baby item that most new moms do not know about.
|Addison Back In The Day.|
5. Flower girls grow up.
I had my cousins Lindsay & Laura as my flower girls on my wedding day.
And I've loved watching them grow up to become the beautiful young ladies they are now.
Not sure how I'm going to feel when one of them gets married........
Probably like the oldest bride hag that ever lived.
Until then. I'm still young, vibrant, and in my 20's..........cough cough.....for 18 more days.
Here's to learning new things still while in our 20's...... well what's left of them anyways.