Thursday, November 8, 2012

Forgetting to blog

My daughter texted me and asked me my blogger name.  I realized that (a) I didn't remember, which meant (b) I haven't blogged in awhile, and (c) I really am getting more and more forgetful as the days go on.

I have decided  that when I get together with family I am going to try to keep my mouth shut and listen.  The reason for that is (and if you know me at all it's very hard for me to do):  1.  I find myself repeating the same story over and over.  Now my mom used to do that and we all just sat and listened again but inside we were wondering how she could not know she hadn't told us this story before since it was usually something about our childhood or hers.  So if I keep quiet I won't be doing the same thing!  2.  If I am quiet I begin to realize that I am listening to someone else make the same mistake I would have made if I opened my mouth.  They are doing the same thing!  Two things come from this; I realize I am not the only one repeating myself and also it makes me feel better to know that others are also losing their marbles too and we can all just sit around losing them together.

I also know I will never be able to do this because I cannot keep my mouth shut. So just bare with me and let me tell you again....ok?

And on a totally different note but as a shout out to family - I just realized that all these years we have been celebrating Christmas by giving each other presents, which isn't very nice since it isn't OUR just so you know this year I am giving Jesus a gift and no one else.  None do us need a blooming thing, but I can think of many things I can do for someone in the name of Jesus and I plan to do it!

Love y'all!

1 comment:

  1. You tell your stories all you want, but keep you advice. Just kidding, moms. Actually I've been praying to listen more and talk less myself. As for 'gifts', I am right there with you. They meant more when you only got things on your b-day, christmas and maybe school clothes. Now we buy, buy, buy. Why not give in Jesus name and that will be someone's gift. I your name. You know your love alone has always been MORE than enough.