Thursday, 17 April 2008

Sense of balance - good foundation!

Mama stacked 66 domino's the other night! The whole set! I take some credit - I started it - I did the first four! I set a good foundation - like a good husband should! How is your sense of balance? Mine is pathetic - I have tremors - moderate, I was lucky to get the first four!

I was thinking that our life is made up of balancing many things - family vs work; Christ vs personal desires; marriage vs personal plans. Sometimes we just need to get out of the way. I backed up and gave mama the space she needed - by the way, ain't she cute? heh! heh! and she is mine! However, this morning I am having to get beyond the Ben-Gay odor to concentrate on her beauty!

BY the way, mama and I will be traveling 1200 miles back to Michigan next week, starting Monday. Please pray that we have a safe trip. I will probably do one more post on Saturday then be off line until Thursday the 24th God bless, my friends!

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good post. However, on the eighth row up from the bottom mama needs to go back and turn that one dominoe around. It is the only one facing the wrong way!!! lol Is that picture taken at Rev. Nancy's??? Looks like their place in the background. If so, then those are probably the dominoes that we gave them...which means we get part of the credit for the stacking too!!!!! Mama couldn't have done it without us!!!

Janis

Indian Lake Papa said...

Actually Janisi theres two - one on the other side! :o) Yep, it was taken at Rev. Nancy's. Gary, Rev. Nancy's hub said he would give mama a dollar if she could do it - he lost his buck!

Anonymous said...

Good illustration, by the way. Some people are gifted at being able to use everyday things like that (If stacking dominoes is an everyday thing)to make good points. Not my gift, however. I always say, why didn't I think of that.

Will definitely be praying for your safe return to Michigan.

Janis

Indian Lake Papa said...

Thank Janis - we sure can use the prayers. Should have been to church last night! I did the speaking!

Lori said...

Another ordinary day in the world that you turned around to be Christ centered! Thanks Papa! I guess it's all in where we place our priorities, right? Maybe I should sit down and evaluate today!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Lori - every day is a good day to do that! :o)

Heather said...

WOW...way to go, Mama! You are the Queen Domino Stacker!

Papa- you are so right about the balancing act. However, it is sooo much easier to balance everything when Jesus is our foundation that will not be shaken!

Great post!!!

Love and Blessings to you and Mama!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Heather - both Jesus and mama keep me balanced! Mama is the best mate! We just hug, giggle and laugh too much! She smiles all the time - really!

Beka & Bill said...

Great Job with the dominoes!! Yes we all need balance in our lives. I am learning how to balance everything with a new baby, work and life in general!
You & Mama are so adorable together! I hope you have a great trip home to Michigan! And if you get lost and stop in Lake Placid that would be wonderful!!! Hehehe!

Lori said...

"She smiles all the time - really!"

This says something about how great of a husband you are and how much love she feels!

Keep up the hugs, giggles, and laughs! It means a lot to us ladies!

This Is Me said...

ahhh Papa!! You are so good with the lessons! There is much to be learned from you. :D

I will be praying for your trip!! I hope it will go smoothly with no mishaps along the way! I can't wait until you get back online and let us know how it went and that you made it safely back there. You will be so missed around here. I am going to be thinking of you guys and praying for (and being nervous too!) until we hear from you! I love you!!

Mama, that tower is amazing!! I have three boys here that would love to knock it down. ;-) heehee They live for building towers and knocking them down! haha!!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Beka - Lake Placid was one of our favorite places we lived! Wish it was on the way. Your mom & dad was some of our bestest friends!

Indian Lake Papa said...

This is me - Stay tuned! Mama and I will be back - Lord willing! Keep those three boys entertained!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Lori - mama has a great countenance! I can't remember mama ever having a bad countenance. Even when we went through tough times she always kept a smile on her face. I have never found anyone who trusts her Savior like mama!

Ed said...

Papa, I do hope you have a safe journey back to Michigan. I am sure Mama will be doing a lot praying on the trip, especially if you are the one driving. :)

That is a long trip, 1,200 miles. How long does it take you?

Do you take your time or try to get to Michigan as quickly as you can?

Tanya said...

Done, you are going to have a wonderful trip. Balance is important. If you are not balanced then life will be always in turmoil. You will always be questioning your faith and not able to do the will of God. Good post. Made me really think. Have you ever thought of using an orderless cream? Then you won't have to live around the smell. Love Tanya

Indian Lake Papa said...

Ed - it takes 18 hours of driving. We drive 9 hours the first day, 6 hours the second day and get there at noon the third day. We plan to take a tour of Mammoth Cave early the 2nd day. We spend the night at Hampton Inn in Lebanon, TN and Anderson,IN. WE break it up to make the trip more enjoyable. I will stop and see my sister in New Albany, IN the 2nd day as well. The first day is very exciting!! We are meeting Crossview, one of our bloggers for lunch! Cool! We are all hyped about that!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Tanya - mama loves her Ben-Gay - I think she thinks its made by Calvin Klien! :o) Actually she uses it rarely - this morning just happened to be one of those rare moments! That picture is 100% mama 24/7!

Brandy said...

OH MY GOSH PAPA!! For some reason when I commented before it logged me in as THIS IS ME and that is an ollllld ollllld blog that I don't even post on anymore!! haha!! I wonder how that happened??? That is so wierd!!

Sawwwwreeee! Love you!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Brandy - I wondered if it was you - "three boys" - thanks for clearing that up! You seem to be holding up well! Love you!

CrossView said...

She really is just cute! =D

Good thing you didn't start that stack on sand.... =P

Don't avoid the Ben-Gay. It'll keep your sinuses cleared!

I'll be praying for you on your trip! We're really excited! =D

Indian Lake Papa said...

3 days to go Crossview !! Then you get to meet this wonderful lady and her senile old husband!

CrossView said...

Would I be in trouble if I said that's exactly what I was thinking??!! =P

Just kidding! I'm so looking forward to meeting you BOTH!

And I suppose it would be not nice to say; "Nanny Nanny Boo Boo, I get to meet you two?"....

Indian Lake Papa said...

Crossview - your almost funny! Nana will be there too! How is your egg contest doing on your latest post? Maybe it's a gator egg!

Robin said...

Great post as always. Drive safely and enjoy the scenery along the way. I'm sure your trip will provide some stories/devotional thoughts to share!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Hi Robin - we are pretty well packed and ready to go - just a few details to finish. One more post tomorrow! :o)

Tam said...

You are one of the most gifted writers I know Papa! You can see a lesson in everything!!! Because there is one - but you have such a heightened awareness of seeing them. The you communicate and illustrate it so well.

Thank you for that!!!

Really! Thank you!

I love you and Mama so much! We need to iChat before you leave.

And yes. Mama IS beautiful!

1godsgal said...

Excellent post Papa! it's definately a balancing act! As long as He is the foundation...we can go as high as we can imagine! I will be praying for a safe trip...she's letting you come this time eh? Mama, you are beautiful!
Love you guys!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Tam - I am having too much fun picking on you - I have to stop! Yes we need to ichat - I pack up the computer Sunday afternoon. It is an iMac not a laptop so I have to buckle it in and pack around it. THank you for your nice words!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Deb - I will make one more post - sometime tomorrow. I will be off line Sunday PM for several days - traveling home. Mama says' she is just "ordinary" I tell her look around, she is a pretty lady - of course she is only 23! She colors her hair gray so that she blends in with me better. :o)

Brandy said...

I LOVE the new pic of you two! :D

Warms my heart to see your faces. :D

Indian Lake Papa said...

Thanks Brandy - Mama takes a nice picture. We enjoy eac others company! :o)

Darla said...

Have a safe trip, and I will pray for you both!..Mama what a steady hand!!!! Love you both, and can't wait to hear all about your travel home...take notes so you don't forget anything..hahaha I would have to take notes!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Taking notes Darla is a must! WE both must be in Puberty now - see Tam's latest post!

daizy said...

Hey, Welcome home!! You are here just about in time to help me set up chairs for the Residents Dinner.

Drive safe,I am looking forward toseeingJudy get home all in one piece

Indian Lake Papa said...

Hey Ms. Daizy! How is your dad doing ?? When is that dinner?? I'll help w/those chairs! Be in Wednesday!