Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tuesday Tidbits

I've never known a lot about Lent or understood it (still not sure I completely do) until I met Trenholm. She is Episcopal and for as long as I have known her she has always given up something during the season of Lent. I remember one year, shortly after she and Owens started really dating, she gave up fried foods. I wasn't aware of this and had invited them over for dinner. I can't remember exactly what I served, but the main part was fried. Maybe fried chicken. She didn't want to hurt my feelings because she is seriously like one of the nicest people on the face of this earth, so she just ate it, but afterward she or either Owens told me about it and I felt so awful. Anyway, ever since learning about Lent through her I've been thinking a lot about it. I'll admit I still don't know everything about it, but I get the idea. I think. I'm still processing the whole fasting thing, but I do understand the sacrifice part. And I know that I personally need to devote more time to God and to my family, so I have decided to give up Facebook. I spend lots of time on Facebook - morning, afternoon and night. It's a lot of time and it's a lot of good time I could give to devotion, prayer or even just spending time with my hubby and baby girl. I know it's not going to be easy, because Facebook has become such a habit for me, but I really think I can do it.  Not only does it feel good to devote my extra time to something else, but it feels good to be able to give something up and actually stick with it. Granted it's only been a few days, but I'm surviving. Ha! In the meantime - come visit me, call me, text me or email, just don't Facebook me. Ha!
Speaking of Owens...he is one awesome brother.

He's an awesome brother because I can let him know on a Sunday afternoon that I need him for something and Monday and he will do it.

He's an awesome brother because he doesn't ask a bunch questions about why we need him, he just comes. 
He's an awesome brother because he plays hide and seek with Morgan Kate at least 496 times in a two hour span. And he chases her and he gives her piggy back rides. 

He's an awesome brother because in that same two hour span he cleans up yogurt, toys, pizza and dog poop - twice.

He's an awesome brother because he lets Morgan Kate kiss his face over and over. Snotty nose and all.

He's an awesome brother because he makes my girl laugh. He makes me laugh. And he makes my hubby laugh. Out loud.

He's an awesome brother because when it's time for him to leave my baby girl cries for him to come back. Literally. 

He's an awesome brother and I love him more than words can say.

1 comment:

Ashley Ingram said...

I have to admit that I haven't read the blog in a long time--too long. I can't sleep and am catching up on missed time. I just had to agree that Owens is an amazing guy and brother and offer my gratitude for that particular "call him on Sunday night and he's there on Monday" favor. It truly meant the world to us that y'all were there, and thank you Owens for making it possible.