Saturday, November 24, 2007

"Early" Saturday morning and just a bit about me....

It is a rare thing for me to be awake at this time on a Saturday morning. I usually try to sleep in as long as I possibly can--- taking advantage of the fact that I am able to do so for this one day of the week. But Jon had to work in Abbotsford this morning and I just couldn't go back to sleep after he left. As I lay in bed, trying desperately to catch just a few more 'winks,' I finally rolled over and turned on my light to do a bit of reading. I found what I read to be quite encouraging...
"God is evident in a tear or in a far off whistle.
He is in the twinkle of a stranger's eye and
in a certain shade of blue. He is in the warmth of a
handshake and in the missing front teeth of a
five-year-old. He is between the lines of
handwritten letters and in the nervous laughter
of teenage girls. He is in the invisible arc made by
a hawk on a fine autumn day. He is in the energy
you use to write your to-do lists, and he is in
the itch to take a break in the middle of the day.

God surrounds you with reminders of his presence.
He is in kept promises and acts of love and mercy.
God is in every sigh, whisper and exclamation.
God is by you now."
taken from 'Moments of Peace in the Presence of God'

I smiled as I read these words. God is with me in everything I do. I know its an obvious realization, but today... it brought comfort knowing that even when I don't see him, or choose not to see him, he's there. Every step of the way. No matter what the circumstance or situation. What an incredible promise that is. Such a beautiful source of hope. Praying that all of you feel his nearness today as you go about your Saturday routines.

Now as for the Christmas decorating I had been considering, that is exactly how it remained--- a consideration, not an action :) The week got away on me, and come Friday night, there were still no "bows of holly" anywhere to be found in the Esau house. But it turns out that Jon's basketball tournament is next weekend, so I'm hoping to get around to it today. And yes... I will post pictures as soon as I have our place looking festive.

So the point of my post today is for you to get to know just a few things you may not know, about me. Both Leanne and Faye have "tagged" me (and I do believe Denita may have tagged me quite some time ago... sorry Denita!), so here are a few things about me...

(1) I absolutely love mashed potatoes and creamed corn. I know... this may seem like a gross combination to some of you, but if there isn't gravy, I just have to have creamed corn on my mashed potatoes. Delicious!

(2) I am obsessed about how I brush my teeth. I have a very set routine about how I buff up my pearly whites and I have to do it exactly the same way, every single time. And its not only about how I brush, but also how long I brush. I always brush for at least 2 1/2 to 3 minutes. There are a few people that know me really well, so to them, this is no secret but indeed... I am obsessed with a clean mouth. (It must pay off though, because to this day, I am proud to say that I have never had any cavities or fillings or anything done. Only teeth and gums in this mouth :)

(3) I think I am one of the only girl's I know of, to have never had her ears pierced. People hardly believe me when I say it, but its true. I have 'virgin ears.'

(4) I still have big dreams to visit my family in Africa some day. Both my Mom and Dad were born and raised in Zimbabwe and all of my mom's side of the family still live in Zim and South Africa. The only time I've been over there was when I was two, so I've technically never even met my own Grandma, as well as two of my cousins and an uncle and aunt. I'd love to get the chance to meet them someday.

(5) I have lived in Chilliwack for exactly 3 1/2 years now and have moved 4 times since I've been here. Oh, and by the way... I hate moving. So I'm really hoping to stay in this house for at least more than one year... that would be a record!

(6) Though I'm considered "tall" now, I actually used to be quite short. It wasn't until about Grade 8 that I 'grew up.' :) I had a painful growth spurt that year, adding approx. an extra 7 1/2 inches to my height. It was a bit much for only one year... not fun.

This is one I'm ashame to admit. I am notorious for starting books and not finishing them. Its a habit I hate and want desperately to break. I do actually enjoy reading but the problem is that I often start more than one or two books at a time, and then never seem to get to the end of any of them. Unless the book is REALLY good and I just can't put it down, I often never find out what happens. Sad, I know. We own hundreds of books, and yet, I could list more books that I've started than I could of ones I've finished.

Wow... I found that tough but I managed to complete it and hope you enjoyed those random facts about me :)

Now I "tag" the following people:
Jen S.

Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs. Let each person know that they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.


Denita Dyck said...

thank you for making my wish come to fruition.

Leanne said...

Thanks for complying :)

Hey, who's the author of the quote near the beginning of the post? It's a good reminder...


Anonymous said...

Okay, lets see these decorating pics! I'm sure that you're going to end up with a beautiful place. You always do from what I can tell!

Faye said...

Thanks Bonnie. It's really a neat thing to learn about someone new and get a glimpse into your life.

Steph Gartner said...

OK, I will try to come up with 7 things...and I will also try to update the blog soon! Stay tuned!