Bits and pieces

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Life has been so crazy for us lately. Here’s a bit of what’s going on:

I finally hit my pre-pregnancy weight today. It’s been slow losing since I can’t diet while nursing.

Some of my clothing has been loose lately so I measured myself. I discovered I’ve lost 5 inches in my hips. That was very encouraging.

Samuel started first grade this week.

Stephen’s grandfather passed away this week.

When he passed away, family was gathered around his bedside singing hymns. How beautiful it must have been.

The visitation was today and the funeral will be tomorrow.

Tomorrow is my birthday.

My mom sent me a couple of gifts over a month ago. They’re still on my desk, unopened. That is huge for me. My family teases me because I’m so good at guessing gifts ahead of time.

Stephen bought me a pink mouse for my laptop for my birthday.

We’re also getting family portraits made later this week for my birthday. I am beyond excited about that one!

Last Wednesday was our anniversary. But I already blogged about that. :O)

I’ve learned that some comments just don’t deserve a response.

I’ve also learned that sometimes your actions can be remembered by people for years. This is not necessarily a good thing, but it is life.

Another thing I have observed is just how much your actions can affect other people and their lives. It’s amazing what kind of ripple effect they can cause.

I got to play on a beautiful baby grand piano today. It was lovely.

The arrangement I played was one of Blessed Assurance that Stephen’s aunt is singing for the funeral tomorrow. She has a gorgeous voice and it was absolutely wonderful to be able to play for her.

It also encouraged me to work on detailed piano arrangements more. I struggle finding pieces for church, and haven’t worked on music just for me in a long time. I really should work on music just because I like it.

The mocha McDonald’s frappes are really good. So are the caramel ones, but the mocha is better. And both of them taste better when they’re free.

Teaching your children verses about salvation can be a powerful reminder of what God really did when He sent His Son to die.

Teenagers can play Duck, Duck, Goose with six-year-olds and actually have fun. It is also fun for adults to watch.

So there you have it. Our crazy, mixed up week. I’m hoping this coming week will be less eventful.

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8 thoughts on “Bits and pieces”

  1. Melody,

    I so enjoyed your playing at Daddy’s funeral. God has blessed you with a great gift for His glory. I am also sorry I missed seeing the kids play Duck, Duck, Goose, but I am glad our children enjoyed playing together. My children keep telling me they don’t really like little kids, but their actions don’t match their words.

    We love you! (& Stephen, Sam, Caleb & Anna)

    Aunt Sara

    1. Aunt Sara, it was an honor to play. But thank you.
      The kids were all playing in that separate room at the visitation. Melinda and I took them there to keep them quiet(er) and they ended up playing Duck Duck Goose. It was absolutely hilarious.
      Love you too!

  2. Playing duck duck goose is fun i love it b/c caleb doesnt know how to play so he just run it is so funny!

  3. Happy birthday!! We missed all of you today. Boy I cant even think as fast as you typed all that lol. Hope everything went well and were praying for you. Hopefully this week will be a little crazy lol.And congrats on the weigh loss!!

    1. Thank you, Stephanie. I really missed being there. Things did go well, and despite being a sad occasion, it was still a good day. See you on Wednesday, Lord willing!

  4. Sounds like you have had a busy, busy week for sure. Let me start by saying great job on the prepregnancy weight stuff. It’s been forever since I was there, but striving hard to get there myself. Happy Birthday as well!!! Hope your day was wonderful. You even had an anniversary this past week too didn’t you?
    Just wanted to thank you for being a wonderful example of a godly wife and mother. It is a blessing to see and hear what you are doing with your family and how you are teaching your little ones from the Word of God. You are a blessing to me.
    Hope this week has tons of great things in store for you all. Love in Christ,

  5. First of all, Happy Birthday!!! You are much stronger than I am, leaving gifts sitting on your desk unopened! 😉

    Music . . . have you seen pdfpiano.com? They send out an email newsletter every month with a free arrangements attached. They’re done by Glenn & Jan Christianson. I absolutely LOVE getting a free arrangement every month!

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