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Wednesday Update: 03/25/09

Matthew 6:25-34
25"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
28"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly…

Tuesday Update: 03/10/09

This past weekend was another first for Matt and I…his first time home alone. I went to Vegas for the weekend with my friends Jami and Gina and Matt bached it at home! We had been preparing for things for several weeks; figuring out strategies for him to do things he hadn’t yet done on his own, planning things for him to eat, and stuff for him to do. He organized a little guys’ night of his own Friday night; hanging out with Jay, Larry, Jay, Blake, and Chad. He had planned to maybe watch movies with the guys…but they ended up talking the night away in the garage, and then made their way into the house. I was so happy to hear how much Matt enjoyed time with his friends while I was gone. I know time with the guys means a lot to Matt and I was glad they were able to make it work. Sometimes I think he forgets how much these guys care for him, and the willingness they have to do things for him if necessary. I know guys don’t really like to need help…let alone ask for it…but it touches …

Sunday Update: 03/01/09

Matt and I spent several hours yesterday sprawled out on the couch watching old home videos. It was something we hadn’t done for a very long time, and it was actually really fun. The last time I had pulled out any old movies was to watch our wedding video in the summer of 2006 when Matt was in Omaha. It was a very emotional time, and I’m sure I bawled the entire time. Watching the videos together this time though, was completely different. I didn’t feel that stinging sense of loss or sadness. As we watched the history of our life together during various trips to visit family, vacations, and ordinary things around the house I could feel a sense of fullness swelling up inside. It became obvious to us both, just how blessed we really are.
I look back at the past 10 years of marriage and I can’t help but be full of gratitude. Matt and I have known so many good times, and our cups have always overflowed with goodness. We laughed at the videos of our dogs as puppies playing and snugglin…