Tuesday, March 27, 2012


 Spring is here, in all its glory! This type of weather makes me want to spring clean from corner-to-corner, wall-to-wall, on the inside. I want to mow and weed and paint and power-wash, on the outside. Unfortunately, I have more ambition than time, and so I have to deal with the frustration of a check-less to-do list.  Say that ten times. Check-less to-do list. Bleh.

As much as I long to have things spiffed and in order, there are much more important, though intangible things I long to see happen, on what I call my "Longing List".

  • To have a certain blonde-haired, green-eyed boy asthma-free, and able to romp and run without the worry of a wheeze
  • For my Gracie-girl to have relief from swollen, blistered tonsils (going on 7 weeks now--they are coming out via tonsillectomy on Monday). 
  • For my husband to regain his strength after a two-week bout of the crud 
  • For true, old-fashioned,  soul-saving, life-changing revival in our churches and our country
  • And, on a bit of a selfish note, a vacation

Seaside, Florida

photo via Pinterest 

photo via Pinterest 

I mean a real vacation, with nothing to do but curl up with a book, build sandcastles with my babes, catch a romantic sunset with my honey while I listen to the waves roll in. Phones of any type not allowed. 

 I might be waiting a long time for that last one, but...it's OK to dream, isn't it?

And, totally off subject, but I just have to share this GOR-geous pic of my beautiful girls, taken a month or so ago by my talented sis-in-law. So excited about her taking our spring family pics soon!

May the remainder of your week be all you need it to be, and  all the longings of your heart be fulfilled. 


Anonymous said...

First...the picture of the girls is adorable. They have gotten so big and beautiful....!!!!

I hear ya on this post. Totally feel it girlie.

Ashlee said...

Awwww...those two girls are beauties!! Would love to see you all soon! :)

Anonymous said...

Actually, it's not as expensive as you might think to take that vacation..... I have stayed in Seaside and Sea Grove (same area). It takes research, but you can find houses to rent on the beach for $100 and less per night at the very begining and end of the season. We could save a fortune and go in together and rent a 3-4 bedroom house and cook our own meals. I have been wanting to go back so bad! Been waiting to find a family that I think I could spend THAT much time with (4-7 days).... I think we could handle eachother ;)

-Angie Sparks