I’ve been thinking about my life a bit…
I married the guy I dated at the end of college. We have three boys who somehow all resemble my husband, I thought my genes would be stronger. I drink my coffee with more creamer than coffee. My alarm clock is set for 5:10am Monday through Friday. I blowdry and straighten my hair every third day. I can’t remember the lyrics to any songs other than Jingle Bells and Our God is an Awesome God. I check my weight by how tight my jeans are and 99% of the time my toenails are polished . I love asparagus and spinach but loath broccoli and brussel sprouts. Most mornings I hop I into my SUV and drive my kids across town to the the top-rated schools in our city. On special days, we stop by Starbucks for hot chocolate and bagels, as well as picking up a latte for the teacher. I get to walk my kids to the gate or doorway of school each morning. I enjoy cooking and am currently lusting over the LeCreuset dutch oven at Williams-Sonoma. I don’t own a food processor and think that’s a crime. I’ve never gone hungry a day in my life. My boys have two sets of grandparents who love them like crazy and spoil them rotten. (My 3 year-old thinks life’s biggest injustice is that he doesn’t have a $100 bill.) All while they have so many toys, they don’t even know that I stash some of them away. My hands are always dry because I wash them too much. I have anti-bac/soap/wipes in the diaper bag, in my handbag, at every sink in the house, at the diaper station, in the cabinet by the toilet, and strategically placed at 4 separate places in my car. ( A little OCD?) Last week my biggest travesty was that holes broke through on my designer jeans. Not those jeans.
As I type this on my fairly new laptop, the current book that I just received from amazon is sitting on the arm of my chair. My cell phone is a foot away along with my DSLR camera and make-up bag. Note, there is no Target make-up in that bag.
I live in the perfect American box.
Two dogs, check.
College education, check.
Credit cards in wallet, check.
Completely unsatisfied and always wanting more, check, check, check.
I believe its time for a change. I don’t like the sort of change I feel coming on. You know, sometimes Jesus prompts us a little out of our comfort zone so He can do great things. Yeah, I’d much rather say I’ll see you after a trip to Nordstrom .