whats happenin’

it’s been a few days since i’ve posted anything. it’s definitely not for the lack of having stuff to write about. but trying to find the time. i have several things that have happened over the past few days or things that i’ve thought about that could potentially be different posts but i’m going to combine them all in one. which will probably give me nothing to write about for another week, but whatev.

bibb county: i went “home” to bibb county friday night. it was misty’s birthday and her son, eli, had a ballgame that night. misty is my best friend from way back in high school. gosh, it’s been 16 years since we graced the halls of bchs. can you believe it misty? it really does seem just like yesterday. i would have never made it through my last two years without you. i’m so very thankful for our friendship and the relationship i have with your family. love you du. ok, so anyway, like i was saying, i went to centreville friday night. i swung by and picked up dixie from daddy’s house and she went to the game with me. it’s so fun watching five and six year olds playing baseball. there was one little fella who was so short and stubby. i loved watching him book it around the bases. eli was so cute. everytime he did something he would look over to where we were all sitting to wave at us.  making sure we saw him. and of course there is sweet little emma jo, eli’s sister. deep down i know she loves me. but the second i reach out my arms to pick her up she shys away. and thats ok. maybe if i came around more she would be use to me. eli was the same way. through out the game emma and i had a long distance thing going on. anytime she did something she would look at me and laugh or smile but no physical contact whatsoever. those two kids. i think there is a special place in my heart that beats just for them. i also saw a few people from high school while i was at the ball park. its just weird. and then there were people who are younger than me who had kids playing on eli’s team. again, weird. after the game we were all standing around about to go eat dinner for misty’s bday when emma decided to perform a balancing act on a beam and lost. she dove head first onto the concrete. the first sound i hear is here head hitting the concrete (i still can’t get it out of my mind) and then i hear the sound of misty’s video camera hitting the concrete as she dives for emma. emma ended up being ok. i wouldn’t be surprised if she has a scar but she needed no stitches. and bless little eli’s heart, he was so worried about her. eli rode with dixie and i to the restaurant where i had the best burger i’ve had in a really long time. after dinner, dixie and i went back to daddy’s. i ended up staying the night and then headed back to birmingham the next day.

dominoes:  there is a new game i’m addicted to. and when i say new game,  i mean new as in newly addicted to, not newly as in i’ve never played before. i was first introduced to this game i believe by karol hobbs. i think. but i was reintroduced to it at the beach a few weeks ago and it’s all i want to play. i got together with a few people saturday night to play. i never win at this game. and i’ve learned that only a few people, like 5 or 6, can play at a time. b/c if you play with too many people, there is too much talking going on and it takes FOREVER to get through one round. oh, the name of the game is mexican trash train. played with dominoes. i love it. wanna play?

mothers day:  like i do every sunday, i went to tuscaloosa for church. i got there, set up the rooms, taught in the preschool room, packed everything back up and then headed back to birmingham. i can’t tell you the last time i was upset on mothers day. but for some reason, this was a hard one for me. i really struggled. most of you know that my stepmom died when i was in high school. so its been a long time since i’ve had a mother in my life. and it’s definitely something i don’t get upset about anymore. not usually. but sunday was a tough one. and i still am not sure why. but i’m good now 🙂 i did get to attend the service sunday night and was very blessed by it. the video that they put together was precious. i think my favorite was when joseph said he loves to kiss his mom’s cheeks. love it.

sunday night:  we didn’t do our normal dollar movie on sunday night. well, i didn’t go. i’m not sure if everyone else did or not. i ended up staying at home and listening to a message online from bob johnson. his brother, bill, is the pastor of bethel church out in redding, california. if you ever have a chance to listen to any of bill’s messages, do so. they will change your life. bob’s message was titled “does god have a back up plan?” some people have the idea that if we screw up enough times that God will find someone else to do what He planned for us to do. i can’t tell you how many times i’ve heard that statement. and i believed it. i was a believer that if i “stray” from His path enough times that He will change the plan for my life. He’ll find someone else who is willing to do what He originally planned and then give me something else to do. i’m not so sure i believe that anymore. His Word says that He will complete the work in my that He started. i can’t explain it the way bob did, but i was so encouraged when he finished. i believe that Gods plan is always the same, it just might take me longer to get there b/c of me. but i don’t think God changed His plan.

what do you think?



6 responses to “whats happenin’

  1. Well, we all love you here and no matter where you roam, this place “Bibb County” will always be your home…and you know my mom thinks you are her’s anyway!!! I noticed you were very nice not to point out the fact that Eli was the one who “pushed” his sweet little sister over the beam and YES he was worried about her but he was also worried about him!! But luckily for him, he tortured himself enough that no one else needed to tell him not to push his sis anymore.He still teared up later that night when I asked him if it scared him!!
    I’m sure that by the end of the beach trip EJ will have a hard time letting “Aunt Tracie” go…I’M SO EXCITED…been a long time since we took a road trip 😉

  2. i loved this blog and i freakin love you tps.

  3. i’ve never heard that last part about God not changing his plan…i’ve always been told the same thing too! i would like to listen to that message.

  4. Stacie – I have it on my computer at home. You can listen to it anytime.

  5. Lori – I freakin’ love you as well.

  6. Misty – I can’t wait for the beach. Not too excited about wearing a bathing suit (you know with my size 18 and all) but I’m super excited to hang with y’all.

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