Friday, August 20, 2010

Lily Grace Kinard

Lily Grace Kinard blessed us all coming into the world on her Grandpa Chuck's Birthday 18Aug10. She weighted 8lbs 9oz and was 21 inches long. I am so looking forward to the spoiling I am going to get to do as her Auntie! I am still in California, but as much as it is killing me it is probably best I wait to see her. My brother and sister in law are not getting much rest and he has to leave next week to go back to their home. I told the new mom I would fly back to the East coast with her which could be super interesting because I hear she has a set of lungs on her.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Thanks for the Many Blessings!

Today as I walked out of work I thought to myself Why do I always let the "you disappointed me speech" always get me down? Even when I have done everything in my power to not disappoint?
I was asking these questions in reference to my Job, where I had spent the last month working my butt off and I had no more to give. Yet even at the end of the day all that I had wasn't good enough. As I drove home I wondered how I would feel if I didn't realize even though I had disappointed someone at work I didn't let God down? Wow no wonder everyone is so depressed, because no matter how hard you work here on earth somebody is always going to want just a little more.
When I arrived home I received donations for my trip to Mexico, so I sat down right away and got the Thank you cards in the mail. Feeling overwhelmed with love and support with this trip I thought "I get it! This is what it is all about" I forgot all about that speech at work and remembered why I am here in the first place. Working is a means to an end, but serving God is the means to Eternity with him!
It was freeing and I am truly blessed to have such wonderful people in my life. Thanks for the encouraging words and prayers through out this process. Also for taking this journey along side me and seeing where it all leads!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Blogging for the sake of Blogging

As the smell of the fire stove has now left the afghan my mother knitted me out of my great-grandmother's yard summer has come to an end. I remember being a child and summer would last FOREVER until it would finally be time to go back to school and see your friends, only to want summer break again almost as fast a school started. Anymore I just feel like life is passing me by. I am not sure if that is something that happens with age or if it really is passing me by. There always seems to be another deadline, a to do list that never gets finished, or a trip you keep putting off taking.

With the anticipation of my Niece being born any day now if feel like that little kid who wishes that summer would come to an end. It seems as if we have been waiting on her arrival FOREVER, sometimes to the point I still think "is this really happening" On that note I can't even imagine what my brother is thinking....he probably weights about 140 LBS. right now. For those of you that don't know Kyle he is 6 foot 2, so it really isn't health for him....Then my mind races to another family member and then then next family member. At that point I have to stop myself and realize I will never be able to fix everything, life will go on, and at the end of the day it is the end of the day. God's plan has played out regardless of the fretting and/or worrying I have done through out the day. His plan is definitely bigger and better then I can ever imagine and the proof of that comes with Miss Lily Grace Kinard!!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Do we need Social Media Detox?

This was a question I was asking myself when this Wednesday night a coworker/friend that needed help from me at work off hours, didn't have my cell phone and thought that he might be able to catch me on Facebook. It was then I had to ask myself if I spend too much of my time on Facebook, texting, emailing instead of engaging in life and the joy of Human to Human interaction and conversation?

This lead me to a conversation with a different coworker talking about "The top 10 ways you can tell if you are addicted to Facebook" So of course I did what everyone in today's society does I went and googled it. I was amazed people really live their lives through Social Media I was dumbfounded....check out this article! This seemed crazy to me!

Then I started to think about it... you are not really required to talk to anyone anymore if you don't feel like it. All conversations can happen electronically in fact there are times when I sit at work and IM with my coworker who is sitting right across from me. It made me kind of sad.

In a world were Social Media has made it possible to keep in contact with relatives and friends from long distances have we lost are ability to live interactive lives? This will make me think twice before I text, email, or Facebook. Maybe I should call, Skype, or even have a party...