Monday, April 25, 2011

The Easter Bunny is "Mascot"

So this weekend, Joseph and I had a conversation about the Easter Bunny.  I asked him if the Easter Bunny was real and he said, "Mommy, isn't the Easter Bunny like a mascot?"  I jumped on that and said, "Yes, he's kinda like a mascot.  He's fun to pretend is real, but is not."

Easter has been a low-key holiday for us as far as the secular side goes.  We've never given Joseph an Easter basket with toys or gifts.  For a few years we would hang out with our friends in Waco, the Howard's, and hunted eggs with little toys in them, or just hung out with family.  I LOVE Easter for its meaning spiritually.  I just cant find myself to do a bunch of Easter Bunny stuff.  I realize that most people celebrate the Easter Bunny and I don't think there's anything wrong with it....AT ALL.  Sometimes it's easier to go along with it until the kids get older, but we've just been able to avoid it for whatever reason.

Well, this evening while eating dinner Joseph asked me, "How come the Easter Bunny didn't come to our house yesterday?"  (Doh!!!  He goes to school with 15 other kids who had a visit from the Easter Bunny!!) I quickly reminded Joseph that the Easter Bunny was like a mascot.  He rebuttled with, "But mommy, I didn't get anything."  I again, quickly, reminded him that we painted eggs, and hunted eggs with coins in them at Gran-mommie Joe's house.  He was satisfied with that.  I hope that he doesn't crush his little friend's hearts by sharing the fact that the Easter Bunny is 'like a mascot'.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Just had to dedicate this post to one thing....A MAJOR WEIGHT LOSS MILESTONE....

I can't remember the last time I could take my wedding ring off.....tonight I took it off!!!!!!

Milestones ROCK!!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

I Corinthians 6:19-20

Wanted to share what God put on my heart...short and sweet.  I'll blog more about it later, but I just wanted to share in hopes that it would bless you.

I Corinthians 6:19-20 - "Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body."

Wake Up!! Don’t you see? The Holy Spirit lives inside you and inside of me.

He lives inside us and make us his home. Is He comfortable or does he feel all cramped and alone?

I hear you say, “I don’t have a fancy house, I’m not made of wealth”, but can you at least say, “Everything’s put away on the shelf?”

“No.” You say. Is it a mess or full of junk? Now aren’t you embarrassed that the Holy Spirit, King of Kings, Lord of Lords abides amidst this funk?

The things you put in your body should add fuel to the fire; to do God’s will and never, ever tire.

The things in your body should not hold you down; depress you, suppress you or keep you from moving around.

This freedom we have came at a very costly price. God has made the ultimate sacrifice.

You see this body that you have that you claim is full of junk, messed up and decayed, has been purchased by the pain and suffering of Jesus’ death on that gloomy day.

All those tears, all that pain, all the suffering that happened, was it all done in vain?

Surely you can now come to agree all the responsibility we have because Jesus hung on that tree.

Honor your body and in turn you honor our God, our Creator and our Maker.

Jodi Pafford 4/6/2011

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Feelin' Good....or NOT

So, I'm ready to actually feel better with the weight I've lost.  I'm ready to wake up skinny!  Oh, wait, that's not how it works!!  I've really had to do some soul searching to find things that have changed over the last few weeks.  I want to feel that my clothes are too big; I want to feel different when I climb a flight of stairs; I want to run around with Joseph and not get wore out; I want to go more than 2 minutes on the elliptical!!  So after searching and searching my brain for some encouragement that I, personally, can see/feel/tell...I am no longer eat TUMS 3-4 times a week!!!  That's huge!  For the past year I've had to eat TUMS like they're going out of style.  I've had to make sure when going out of time, I stick some in my luggage.  I've only had to take TUMS once in the last 2 weeks!!  YIPPEE...finally a milestone I can recognize personally!!   It's not like I'm getting frustrated and want to far from that, but I'm just ready to see changes!  In time, in time....