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Thoughts of a Twenty Year-Old

Since I have now lived for twenty years, I thought I’d share some things I’ve learned in that LONG time.

#1.  I don’t know how people can live without the Lord.  He is my provider of peace, hope, and joy.  How miserable people must be without him!

#2. Children are a huge blessing.  If I ever get married, I want to have as many kids as God gives us.  Plus, they are free entertainment.

#3. I’m a cheapy-charlie.  I hardly ever buy stuff full price and Goodwill is my favorite store.  And the clearance aisle of Wal-Mart.  And the clearance aisle of K-mart.

#4. I have so much to thank God for.  For his love and holiness, and his forgiveness and sanctification.

#5. I’m not always right.  I know, you already all knew that, right?

#6. I have so many wonderful friend to thank the Lord for.

#7. Wii scores are not something to get mad over.

#8. Computers are HUGE time wasters.  (Ummmm….why do you blog again?)

#9. Some self checkout registers at Wal-Mart are for credit cards only and you should not try to use cash at these ones.

#10. People think you are crazy if your favorite dessert is ice-cream, you don’t really care for icing on cakes, and you dislike pumpkin pie.

 
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Posted by on November 6, 2012 in about me

 

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Life’s Little Lessons

Migraine.  Whenever I hear that word, I chuckle to myself.  I mean, really, how can you get such a bad headache that you can’t be up and about?  Can it really hurt that bad?  This ignorance of mine probably stems from the fact that I’ve only ever had sinus headaches.

Yesterday, about halfway through Sunday School Class, I noticed my vision was off.  I was looking at one of the kids in my class and I could only see half her face.  It was really strange – it was like there was a glare on everything I looked at with my left eye.  Before church, I told Mom I was running to the bathroom to see if there was something in my eye, even though I didn’t feel anything.  The bathroom mirror didn’t show anything either.  When I got back to our pew, my head started to hurt.  I confess, I didn’t sing one word in church yesterday.  My head hurt worse than I thought anything could hurt.  It felt like someone was hitting it with a hammer.  Suddenly, in the middle of the sermon, my left hand and wrist went completely numb.  I quickly wrote Mom a note, which I saw her show Dad and then Mom, David, and I got up to leave.  As we were walking out the door, my left cheek went numb.  We drove home so I could change and get comfortable in case I needed to go to the ER.  As we got in the van, my loving and concerned brother asked, “Can we stop at McDonald’s and get a milkshake?”

I wished I was 10 years old right then so I didn’t have to make the decision to go to the hospital or not.  We drove back to pick everyone up from church.  On the way, David said, “Mommy, we forgot to get Kimmy some candy!”

Lesson #1 Candy fixes everything.

On the way back home (we DO live five minutes from church!) to drop everyone off so Mom, Dad, and I could go to the hospital, David said, “Do we have the stuff at home to make milkshakes?!” I love that boy.

My hand and cheek were only numb for a few minutes but my head was still pounding.  The bumpy road didn’t help either.

At the ER, they made me do all kinds of funny things.  For example, touch your nose with your index finger and then touch the nurse’s finger, back and forth as fast as you can.  While I was waiting for a CT scan, the nurse gave me a shot to stop the headache.  It made it worse.  On a scale of 1-10, my pain was at 9 for a while.  Once it started to get better, though, it got better fast.

Lesson #2  Wearing a hospital gown is just as bad as not wearing anything.

The CT scan went well.  There was nothing wrong.

The doctor told me I had a complex migraine.  The difference between a regular migraine and a complex one is that a complex migraine affects you neurologically.  My loss of eyesight and the numbness were both caused by the headache.  They hope that it was just a one-time thing. You and me both, brother!

Lesson #3 Yes, you can have a headache so bad that you can’t move around!

Lesson #4 Be more sensitive to others with migraines!

This was my first time at the ER.  I’m not prone to accidents, so although my siblings have been there many, many times, I’ve never had to go.

I hope it never, ever, ever, happens again.  But if it does…Well,  I guess I’ll just have to trust the Lord!

 
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Posted by on September 24, 2012 in about me, injury

 

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A Homebody

Ahhh…it’s sooo good to be home!  I had a great time on my trip. One day, we got to visit Charleston. We saw some lovely houses including one that is for sale- for sixteen million dollars! We also passed a cemetery and saw one gravestone- the person was born in 1630! By far, the coolest thing we saw were the fountains! In this one park in Charleston, kids are allowed to play in the fountains! The kids with us LOVED it. You really just wear your swimming suit and play in (not on) the fountains!

On my last day, I called my Mom to tell her that we were leaving in the morning and I would be home later the next night.  She could tell from my voice that something wasn’t quite right.  I knew that if I talked too much, I would start crying so it was only after some probing that she found out what was wrong.

“Well, I just really miss you all.”

“You’re homesick?”

“Uh-huh.”

“Well, we miss you too and can’t wait for you to get home. I love you, okay?”

“Okay.”

Oh, I wanted to be home sooo bad!  It was the longest I had ever been away from home without any of my family with me. I missed everyone more than I thought I could.

After I got home, I was talking with my Mom.

“You were really homesick, weren’t you?”

“Yes.”

She chuckled. “You’re such a homebody.”

 

I looked up the definition of that word.

home·bod·y/ˈhōmˌbädē/

Noun:
A person who likes to stay at home, esp. one who is perceived as unadventurous.

 

I guess I am one.  At least the first part of that definition.  I love to be at home.  As to the second part, maybe some would consider me unadventurous.  I just like to think that I prefer to go on adventures with my family, not by myself. They are my favorite people in the world.

So….I am a homebody. A proud one.

 
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Posted by on September 14, 2012 in about me, family, joy

 

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My (extensive) Reading List

I read a lot! In fact, yesterday I ordered 7 new books! (In my defense, they were on sale!)  I love to learn new things and new perspectives.  I like to study the world’s philosophy and the biblical take on things and then compare them.  Some of my favorite books are:

The Bible

The Hiding Place

The Truth War

Hard to Believe

So Much More

Joyfully at Home

Don’t Waste Your Life

Family Driven Faith

The Lord of the Rings

The Hobbit

The Dark  is Rising Series

Raising Maidens of Virtue

God in the Manger

Evidence Not Seen

This list is very short and I could go on and on about my favorite books, but I  wouldn’t want to bore you.

This is a list of books I plan to read in the near future:

Grudem’s Systematic Theology

John Calvin: a biography (one of the new ones I just ordered!)

The Answers Book

How to Dethrone the Imperial Judiciary (new one!)

How Shall We Then Live?

Glory, Duty, and the Gold Dome (new one!)

The Titanic’s Last Hero (new one!)

The Importance of the Electoral College (new one!)

Reformation and Revival: The Story of the English Puritans (new one!)

Bravest of the Brave (new one!)

I have a loved adopted uncle who is a pastor. He has an extensive library that I am welcome to borrow from, so this list is VERY skimpy.  Ahhh, I could spend HOURS in his library….

I’m working on cataloging all our books. Right now, I’m at 200 and have barely scratched the surface…

At the moment, I’m reading Grace Unknown and a bunch of Macroeconomics study books!

 
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Posted by on August 30, 2012 in about me, books

 

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Why I Wanted to Blog

I’ve been reading other girls’ blogs for many years now.  I always thought it would be fun to have my own blog but didn’t think I could express myself clearly enough, or at least not as well as others.  I never really thought of myself as a great writer.

However, I have noticed that blogs encouraging girls to be godly are VERY hard to find.  I don’t know any girls personally who are staying home after graduation so it would really encourage me if I could find blogs of like-minded girls.  That is one reason I started this blog: I want to be an encouragement to other girls.  I want them to know that they are not alone in this stay-at-home daughter thing.

I also want to learn to express my views better. The world needs girls who know what they believe and can express it in a clear and loving manner.  I will not be offended by any curious questions asked here because I know that staying home after graduation is new to most people.  I have been asked tons of questions and I want to learn how better to respond to them.

And my last reason: I want to have fun!  I could write for hours about funny incidents in our home and I love to make people laugh.  I love to bring a little happiness and joy to others lives and blogging is one way to do that.  I have found that out by experience as I’ve read other blogs.

I’m excited about this blog!  I’m excited to share things I’ve learned and things I’m still learning.  And, believe me, I’m still learning a lot!

 
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Posted by on August 18, 2012 in about me, blogging

 

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