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Friday, September 2, 2011

The Triple B's

The next couple months are going to be busy!!! We’re heading to San Diego the middle of this month, I’m going to be in Spokane for a weekend the end of this month and then the beginning of October we’re taking a trip to NY! Things are going to get really busy, but it’s all good stuff! I’m already praying for our trip to NY. That period of time in Cale’s memory is like a blur and most times he doesn’t remember it at all. Since it’s where we were for almost the whole time we were married…I’d really love to get some of that back! Also, bringing back memories stimulates and can cause his brain to create new pathways!

When I let Basil out this morning, I stepped outside and the smell of fall was in the air! It was crisp cold out too! I LOVE summer and wearing skirts, dresses, and flip flops, but I always love when fall comes too. I love getting to wear jeans, boots and scarfs! :)

Although this morning was chilly and smelt of fall, it warmed up outside and our deck was very inviting. I had finished all the things that were my normal “to do’s” and decided to just sit in the sun while I waited for Cale to wake up. This would have been no big deal except I was rather um…inappropriate. I had showered, but was still in my tiny pajama shorts and tank top (I would have been quite embarrassed if actually seen by someone!). It didn’t seem to matter though since in my mind we have a fairly secluded back yard, at least it sure feels like it. The deck railing blocks off some view from the street and our neighbors behind us have trees along the fence. Since in my head we’re not too visible, at times while watering the flowers or sweeping leaves I could be caught with my hands lifted to heaven or dancing to the tunes playing through my headphones. I’ve even caught myself singing out loud to those same tunes…and I’m sure it’s a terrible sound if heard!

As I sat and soaked up the sun, I began to pray a distracted kind of prayer. More like my thoughts were being lifted to the Lord and there was no order to them in the slightest. When I started to get up to refill my empty coffee cup, Psalm 46:10 filled my thoughts, “Be still and know that I am God.” That caused me to sit myself right back down and continue praying.

I then began to pray (without noticing until I was done) the triple B’s that have been pressing on my heart so strongly lately…

My book

Our baby

Cale’s brain

These three things, as all of you have been reading my daily thoughts are continually on my mind. Constantly! I wouldn’t say in a bad way either. I’m not worrying over them, just thinking, dreaming, wondering, and also praying. I guess maybe I should be thinking more of God’s word and about Who He is, but I also know that Philippians 4:8 tells me, Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. I believe that when I sit and ponder these three things and offer them to the Lord for His way to be led in each area, that it fits. At least that’s what I think. :)

It was a good prayer time and brought a smile across my face which is always really nice!

Onto today and some SUPER awesome news!!!!!! Today one goal is down and we only have two (until of course we make new goals...) more to go! Cale showered all by himself…COMPLETELY! I stayed in the bathroom and was there in case there was a need, but other than that it was just him doing all the work! I can’t be 100% sure that he cleaned himself all the way, but does that really matter? Haha.

After getting all ready for the day and everything situated in the house, Cale ran some errands with me. I had to get a few things for his birthday party coming up and while shopping he picked out something to add to all the fun! I’m not saying anything about the addition yet though! I did hear they have rent a pony for your party places, but don’t worry, it’s not a pony!

For dinner we met Joe and Beth at a park and had a picnic. It’s starting to get a lot easier getting him down to the blanket and then back up from it! After we ate, Beth’s family took us out on their boat. I thought it was so fun and so beautiful outside and on the water, but Cale again had a full day without a nap and he was too tired to enjoy it! I know that was part of it, but the other part I’m thinking comes from his fear of water lately. He’s never been a huge water guy, but he would go boating and in the pool and it wouldn’t be a big deal, but just recently he is miserable in the water because he says he doesn’t want to drown. Not sure what is going on there…at least the first part of the boat ride he did really enjoy! After we were done and off, I asked him if he was ok and if he had any fun, his reply, “land is better.”

I wasn’t sure if he had totally hit his done point or if he would be fine with things switched up. Sometimes that’s all that needs to happen to keep him going. We took a chance on just changing it up and that seemed to do the trick! We came back home and the guys started the fire and we had smore’s ! I think I ate like 10 marshmallows so my tummy is a little um…not happy. They sure were yummy though!

It’s been a good fun night with friends which we always love!

It’s that time of year again…Hockey season starts in a month! I went through and marked all the games in October on the calendar. Cale told me we couldn’t miss any. We’re going to be in NY for the first two, so I’m going to try my best!

I wanted to add a specific prayer request, in the last several days when Cale is asked how old he is, he’s been saying more often than not that he is 12 or 14 years old. A couple times it’s turned into a discussion and ends with him surprised that he’s married. I think he gets it and knows, but gets so mixed up with all the memories that are there and all out of order. Praying for victory over this!

At least he’s not thinking he’s a real little boy anymore…we’re getting older!


  1. "Lord I'm amazed by You and how You love me"

  2. So excited to see so much happening with the Darling couple I know!!!! I will pray for Calebs memories from NY - and for him to have memories of being married. Do you guys play your wedding video??? I have always loved to watch ours - of course I passed out twice,at the alter, but I still love it LOL !!!!! Hoping we will see you both ! Love to you and hugs too ! Blessings Reenie

  3. Oh, my sweet girl. I thank Father for allowing me a to have a bit part in the "Play of the Darlings". I sure do love the main characters. I will be trusting for Cale's memories to amaze you while you are in NY. I will be trusting for strength and peace of mind and heart while gone. I love you, Marion

  4. Oh, I forgot to say, as we get closer to Father His thoughts become our thoughts...SO, your thinking about the "3 B's" are FAther's thoughts. :) Marion

  5. Reenie: I've thought several times about our wedding video, but our copy is still in storage with the Army! As soon as we get it, we'll be watching for sure!

    Marion: Love you!


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