Tuesday, March 16, 2010


i have no wise words today
no coherent thoughts to speak of
just sharing part of my heart

i'm aching for those who ache

i'm rejoicing for job opportunties in the near future -- i begin a nanny gig at the end of april
for a sweet baby boy who will be 11 weeks plus a month
(because he's 11 weeks now)
his parents are wonderful
easy-going and laid back
the kind of parents who take their cues from baby within a structured environment
striking that natural balance that benefits both child and parent
undoubtedly the sort of parent i will be
so we clicked
and i'm thrilled that this will be happening
although i'm still on pins and needles while i wait for something to happen for the next month point five
and i'm thankful through all of it that God is still God

if you are a prayer, a thinker, a person
please keep anthony's family in those prayers and thoughts
one grandparent is in hospice with stage 4 lung cancer
another admitted yesterday to the hospital with congestive heart failure
both sides of the family now keeping vigil by two hospital beds...thankfully in the same building

if you're one to light a candle
to cross yourself
to use prayer beads
i'm pretty sure any gesture would be appreciated right now

st patrick's day is tomorrow
if you are one of faith

we will be

today i vow
to lose myself in music
because right now i have a gift
and while i could spend it cleaning my house
and truth be told, i need to spend more than a few minutes on that task
i also need to spend a portion of it
doing what makes me me
what the One who created me
well, created me to do
and so
i will play
and worship
and enjoy life on the piano bench
for just a bit

do something today
that you were created to do

and tell me about it
because i want to know



GlowinGirl said...

Lora, thanks for stopping by my blog. You have beautiful thoughts for today. Congrats on your new job! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Lora! Thank you for stopping by my blog from SITS! I have to admit that I didn't bother to read any other comments on the subject and I have stopped following SITS now....the whole thing was ridiculous and childish.

Anyway, I love this post! Your writing style is refreshing :-) Good luck with your new job!

Pam said...

Hi Lora. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment about the SITS hullaballo.

I love what you say here about the gift of time. You are so right to think carefully about how you use that precious gift. I love your thoughts on this.

Brooke said...

prayers for anthony's family as well as you and your job situation.

what i was created to do - guess that means i need to find a good praise song to belt out huh?

Mom2Miles said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, Lora! Congrats on the new job & thanks for the food for thought: "do what I was created to do" huh? I think that means write and make people laugh. :)

Caution Flag said...

I am really going to enjoy getting to know you through your blog! You have a wonderful writing style, Miss Lora!

One Blessed Chick said...

I am so happy you are getting to embark upon a career that you will love. There is nothing better than being in that "sweet spot" where God wants you to be! Blessings to you!

WhiteSockGirl aka The Fabulous Bitch said...

Have you started the job yet? You mentioned end of April.

How are the grandparents now doing? I hope they are ok!!

And you just lose yourself in that music! House cleaning can always wait, music can't..