Thus, I made a list of my priorities from most important to least. I used her suggestions as a guideline to help form my own (though they were very closely related to hers). I made a grid table for it on my computer, but since my blog hates grib formats (apparently), I listed it: 'Priority' on the left, 'Why?' centered, 'Motivational Verses' on the right and the goals of how to accomplish these things following these priorities.
Home (and dog):
Husband: Respond lovingly and gently; serve him first; do not nag; show respect; give lots of grace
Children: Get home in order so I can focus more on my child than my house’s state; plan creatively; read and soak up wisdom
Home: Work hard and put off lazy feelings and complaining; put family before self and clean home for them.
Others: Make time for friends/girls in squadron, have intentional conversations instead of flippant, serve them by offering to take kiddos while they refresh.
Gifts: Serve in the church, offer to host bible study sometime; encourage others around me.
Personal: After I have done everything else, may I be able to take time for sanity, in order to keep enduring within other priorities.
I'm sorry this post is so short this morning, but I really do need to get to the other priorities on this list.. especially since Andrew is coming home tonight! Yey!
Yes, that's right, Andrew Update: He took off an hour ago (8:00am my time, 1:00 his time) and he should be back in Alaska by 6:00pm tonight! I was glad to hear, because communication has been very difficult lately (the Ipad was really not meant for long distance communication-- all of the internet options at the Air Force Inns he stays at require you have an internet plug... thus, it made communication difficult when he had to rely on the very finicky wi-fi)-- o well! Lesson learned and now he is coming home. Pray for his safe arrival.
Before I go though, I can leave you with the projects I am very close to finishing:
This is going to be our hall locker for shoes, jackets and purses: