trip to the doctor

we check in
you like the pens
the nurse calls your name, "jane?"
we walk down the hall
sit in the chair
she comments on your big cheeks
ariel is her name
weight - then wait
the dr. comes in
her german accent is nice
she too comments on the "cheeks you still have"
she questions
and pokes
and smiles at you
"very healthy baby, see you in 3 months!"
the dreaded shots come in
i tell myself it's for your good
the deed is done
you don't cry long
out the door we go
to return another day
hopefully not too soon.

- poem i wrote for jane's one year checkup 07.11.10

who will you be?

a student friend recently reminded me of a person i used to be. i looked back on my blog when i first began - apr. 2006 - and realized that i had more drive, passion, and attention for Christ then which is somewhat lacking in my life now. i am reading a few books, one that deals with our children's perception of our walk with God and it really got me thinking... it will do me no good to read those books if i am not also filling my life with God and His word so it may overflow to others in my life. i now decide to really strive after God so that i may love Him more but also so jane will see my life and desire what i have because of who i am in Christ! if you see me in the near future, ask me about what i'm experiencing with God and hopefully i will have an answer for you.

how about you, what person do you want to be so that others will desire what you have? go out and be that person. ps. 63.3