Wednesday, October 14, 2009

a Confession

I have a confession to make. I'm an addict-a Glee addict. If you haven't watched this new show on Fox yet I highly encourage you to check it out. It comes on every Wednesday night at 9 pm and every Wednesday night around 10:02 pm I am singing my lungs out to their latest tune. Perhaps that's why I enjoy the show so much- I get to imagine for an hour that I have an amazing voice and I live vicariously through the lives of other 20 year olds pretending to be high schoolers.

A few weeks ago the episode featured a performance of Beyonce's Single Ladies (Put a Ring on it) by the "Boy's Varsity football team." Moments after the show was over I was looking up the choreography on Youtube, shaking my white girl booty as best I could, and making Nic roll on the floor in laughter. I'm not much of a dancer, well except for my Zumba skills that is, but there is something about Glee that brings out that longing in every girl's soul to be a performer. That's why when I read this article my heart leapt for joy. You better believe that one day my little toddler will be bouncing along to the latest Beyonce tunes.

So if you ever find yourself in Blacksburg on a Wednesday at 9pm there's always a seat waiting for you in the Uebel living room (maybe we'll even throw in free popcorn and a drink)!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A Mist

As I write this blog Nic is out playing a game of flag football with a bunch of guys from BCM. As he was leaving I said "Please don't get hurt" and in typical Nic fashion his response was "I won't." I've been thinking a lot about getting older and the effects it takes on your body recently (seeing as I am approaching 25 a month from tomorrow). Last Friday I had to have minor surgery and it's been a slow go on the road to recovery ever since. In our Homegroup we've been going through the book of James and last week we discussed chapter 4. I've been thinking a lot lately about verse 14 where he says "Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes."

Our lives are such a gift from God and we should live them to the fullest every day, appreciating every thing we're given. So instead of sulking I will choose to praise God for his many blessings. For the beautiful trees outside my window that look like they're on fire b/c of their rich color, for my incredible husband who has gone above and beyond the call just to take care of me, for my friends who have sent me encouraging emails or texts and brought me food and flowers, and above all else for a God who sent His Son to die for me!