Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Short and Sweet...

Today's post is going to be short and sweet. I realized that I haven't posted in a few weeks. I started writing a post last week after my first "mommy time out" where I drop baby girl at the sitter for a few hours so I can do Donna stuff, but it never got posted and its now this week and well, life happens.

Last week I treated myself to lunch and a mid-week manicure and pedicure. The experience was a wonder in my soul. Today I am home, cooking and writing and getting some things in order. As much as I love baby girl, I am loving this time. It rejuvenates and refreshes me to be the best minister/wife/mommy that I can be.

Speaking of being rejuvenated; I am excited to go to Bible Study tonight. It's the first time since baby girl was born last year. I've been focused on getting her and keeping her on a schedule that I've done very few things after 5pm. But she is old enough now and is sleeping well, so we are going to stay out a bit later tonight and feast on the Word of God with the people of  God. Thanks be to God!

And to push the idea of rejuvenation further, I am hoping that this blog, From Time to Time, has a much needed rejuvenation after I attend the Blogging While Brown Conference this weekend. Shout out to Minister Crystal over at My Faith and Fitness for hooking me up with a Gold Badge (gratis)! I'll blog about the experience next week, but I hope you'll follow me on Twitter (@ddotolivia) to read my real time thoughts.

Until next time...

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Happy Birthday to Me!!!

Today is my 37th Birthday! Pretty uneventful, except for the breath and blessings that abound in my life. I say uneventful because its not 30 or 35 or 40. I say uneventful because hubby is away at a conference, so we didn't get to spend the day together. I say uneventful because I spent the better part of the day on the road, traveling from grandma's home and back again so baby girl could go to the doctor (again) for a pesky ear infection. But the reality is that it is and was an eventful day. I have breath in my lungs, a God who has blessed me to see another year, and a family that loves my raw, vulnerable, no make-up self (they love the powerful preachin' teachin' woman, too). And although the memories of 35 are faded and the anticipation of 40 lingers in the air like a sweet smelling perfume, I am excited about this 37th year! I am excited about the lessons in ministry, marriage, and motherhood that await me. I am excited about shedding old stuff and living into the truth that I am good enough. I am excited because I know that God is up to something and I eagerly wait for God's good and perfect will to be done in my life. So, join me in wishing me a Happy and Blessed Birthday!

P.S. As I emerge from the fog of the first year of baby girl's life, I am eager to integrate me back into my life. That said, I'll be blogging more often. I cannot say how much, as baby girl has taught me to be more spontaneous, but it will certainly be more...

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