Tuesday, August 18, 2009

"I Get To" Tuesdays

The thought behind this is to list a few things that could come under the category of "Ugh...I have to (you fill in the blank)". However, I want you to look at these "have to's" as blessings of "I get to". We all take for granted such things as our health, jobs, family, friends, etc. and sometimes don't appreciate them or see them as blessings as we should. So here are a few things for me this week.

  1. I get to go back to my doctor's office again today, this time with the boys in tow. They both need to get shots before school starts. I know this isn't fun for them, but it's not fun for me either. I'll hold their hand if they want me to, but I won't watch! It really does hurt me as much as it hurts them! At least this health care is available to us!
  2. On Saturday night, I'll get to host our church book club. I am not the best at hospitality and offering my home up to others (the introvert in me). Thankfully, it's a small group this time around, and I don't have to do all the cooking. Usually each person brings a dish. I'll just have to provide the main course. I know hospitality is something that God wants to grow in me, and I'm thankful for this opportunity.
  3. Since I'm hosting this book discussion, I get to do some cleaning around the house. Yay, my favorite thing! I seriously need to dust, which I hate to do. I'm holding out until Friday to do this. At least my house will be clean!
  4. On Sunday afternoon, we get to host Cooper's birthday party. Thankfully, we're not having it here at the house. Still, we'll have to keep about 10 boys occupied and calm for a few hours! I know Coop will have a good time with his friends though and that's what matters.
  5. Oh, I almost forgot this one. This past Sunday night, I got to be the taxi driver for Sam and his friends. He and two other friends were invited to spend the night at another friend's house. It was boiling hot here, and I was drained and sweaty from the heat. Sam needed me to take him and his friends to this other boy's house. So we hopped into our jeep that lacks air conditioning, picked up his friends and drove over. On the way, Sam said to me, "Thank you Mom for playing taxi driver tonight." That made it all worth while!

That's my "I Get To" list for this week. If you decide to post your own "I Get To" list on your blog, please let me know, and I will post a link to your blog here.

Remember, try to find the blessings in your "I Have To's" and turn them into "I Get To's"!


Andrea said...

Great list. Hope you are doing well. It is crazy here. Blessings, andrea

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

I think I have mentioned before that hospitality is not my strong point either but you kind of have to force yourself don't you? It is always helpful if others help with the food as well!
Love Collette xxx

Sheryl said...

love your list and your attitude of being grateful for the ordinary.

your son is learning to be thankful from a wonderful role model.

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Always enjoy your "get to" tuesday post. It is such a great way to look at things.

Heart2Heart said...


Love your crazy list. School is back in session soon and just so much to do. We have a meeting scheduled tonight for my daughter to speak to the Board of Directors regarding her leadership camp this summer and Thursday we meet with her counselor to get her class schedule for the following year.

Oh how many more days til Christmas vacation???

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Sue J. said...

Love that last one. If they could just sprinkle those like bread crumbs, every few feet (hours, days...) or so....

Have a great time at your potluck! Prayers that you will just be yourself and that everyone will enjoy the fellowship!!

Kelly Combs said...

Happy Birthday Cooper! Today was my oldest daughter's 10th birthday! I got to drive 30 minutes to pick up her friend, I got to take them to the pool for a couple hours, I got to take her to her piano lesson and I got to pick up a special take out dinner.

And I wouldn't have had it any other way!